Jakarta is a city that never sleeps. Its heart beats 24 hours a day and the hustle bustle goes around the clock. After midnight, it is not difficult to find a place that is still open and ready to serve your table in the city. In general, fast food chains like McDonald’s and KFC are also open 24 hours. For those of you looking for something to eat but not fast food in the early hours of morning except those two restaurants, here are some 24-hour restaurants you can go to:
1. Dim Sum Inc.
This restaurant might be the ideal place for a quick lunch or nice environment to wind down after work with friends. With its hip and cozy interior, romantic lighting, and a semi-outdoor setting, it is indeed a good spot to hang out.
Numerous types of fried and steamed dim sum are available here, with the mayo prawn dumpling, bean curd skin spring roll, fried durian, chicken feet and chicken curry pao being the most recommended items. If you are looking for meals other than dim sum, you can also try the various rice, noodle, pasta, and porridge dishes. For desserts, the restaurant offers interesting options such as mango cream sago, black sticky rice, fried ice cream and coconut pudding.
Plaza Festival |H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. C22 Kuningan, Jakarta 12920 | T: (021) 526 3178
Kemang | Jl. Kemang Raya No. 20 A | T:+6221 718 2249
2. Lucky Cat Coffee & Kitchen
One of the most trending coffee places in Jakarta in 2016, especially for its very ‘instagrammable’ corners and interior. Paired with its 24 hour opening hour status, makes it a favourite among the Jakarta millenials, especially on weekends.
Lucky Cat Coffee & Kitchen
South Parking Plaza Festival No. 1, Jl HR Rasuna Said Kav C22 Jakarta
3. Indo Gaya Rasa
If a combination of good seafood and deliciously sweet martabak (richly-flavored pancake) with cashew nuts filling sounds good to you, this restaurant on Jl. Fatmawati no. 20A in Cipete, South Jakarta, provides them around the clock.
Reading down the menu, it seems like Indo Gaya Rasa has all kinds of foods covered. Here, you can find various versions of nasi goreng (fried rice), kwetiau (thick rice noodles), porridge, noodle,capcay (stir-fried vegetables), and other dishes, containing fish, prawn, chicken, squid, mussel, crab, meat, and vegetables. Another famous dish is the must-try sweet martabak, available with various choices of fillings, including cheese, durian, blueberry, banana, jackfruit, corn, pineapple jam and strawberry jam.
Jl. RS Fatmawati No. 20A South Jakarta | T: (021) 75900440
4. Bubur Kwang Tung
For decades, Pecenongan has been famous for its selection food during the day or night and is home to many legendary restaurants and street foods vendors. One of them is Bubur Kwang Tung that is always busy with visitors curious about their delicious meals day in, day out. Bubur Kwang Tung sells only halal meals so it is perfectly safe for all Muslim food lovers out there. It offers various kinds of porridges as well as seafood and vegetables dishes – either steamed, sauteed, or fried. Must try dishes includes Steam Scallop Tausi (fermented black bean sauce), Crab Porridge and Steam Grouper.
Jalan Pecenongan 67I Central Jakarta | T: (021) 3865688
Jl. Wolter Monginsidi No. 49, Senopati, Jakarta | T:(021) 29704981 (Open 7 AM – 12 AM)
5. Kaca Mata
A popular casual Chinese style ‘nasi campur’ or mixed rice restaurant, especially for the pork hunters. Famous for their pork charsiu, hainan rice, and some porridge option. To try the first Kaca Mata outlet that’s been around for decades, go to the outlet in Penjaringan (Bandengan), although now you can find Kaca Mata in multiple locations throughout Jakarta.
Jl. Bandengan Utara Blok B 6 – 7 No. 62, Penjaringan, Jakarta
Phone: 021 56947916
Hours: 24 hours
(also in Grand Wijaya Central Dharmawangsa, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Kelapa Gading, Puri Indah, Pluit, Cengkareng, Gading Serpong)