Chinese food is incredible popular in Indonesia, and especially Jakarta. Paired with the concentration of Chinese communities in some area, it is like being in a city with not one, but multiple china towns! If you venture around Muara Karang, Kelapa Gading, and PIK (Pantai Indah Kapuk), you will be overwhelmed by amazing places selling Chinese specialties from different region of the country. But for the best dining experience, here are the best places to find best Chinese food in Jakarta:
1. Pearl ($$$)
Treat yourself to delicious and authentic cuisine at Pearl Chinese Restaurant. Exquisite, authentic dishes are prepared using traditional Cantonese methods by Pearl’s master chefs, served in a contemporary setting with scenic Jakarta city views.
Jl. Dr. Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung Kav E.1.2 No 1&2, Kawasan Mega Kuningan Jakarta 12950 Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 57988992
2. Tien Chao ($$$)
Tienc Chao serves traditional Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine but with the most contemporary and exciting flair. The restaurant is unmistakably Chinese in character yet the architecture is subtle and the and artistic nuances are elegant. The space is refreshingly light with the floor to ceiling window overlooking magnificent gardens. The Peking Duck is renowned whilst the weekend Dim Sum menu is a particular favourite with families. Their four private dining rooms represent the four seasons of the year in China.
Gran Melia Jakarta
Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said Kav X-0 – Kuningan, South Jakarta
Tel: (62) 21 5268080
3. May Star ($$)
May Star has quite the reputation as one of the best places to get all-around Chinese food in Jakarta, with three branches throughout the city. The restaurant specializes in seafood and are favorable for their dim sum specials (50% off at various times).
Hotel Le Grandeur Mangga Dua | 3rd Floor, Jl. Mangga Dua, Central Jakarta
Emporium Pluit Mall, 4th Floor | Jl. Pluit Selatan Raya, Jakarta
Central Park Mall, LG No. 103-103A, Jl. Letjen S. Parman Kav. 28 Jakarta
4. JIA ($$)
Jia at Shangri-La Jakarta offers authentic Chinese cuisine served with passionate respect for its heritage and culture. The restaurant highlights not only the food experience, but also celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Chinese cuisine. Serving a line-up of delectable dim sum, sumptuous roasted fare and much-loved Chinese dishes, the restaurant blends classic Chinese cuisine with stylish presentation, giving each dish a little twist, yet preserving its original recipe.
Hours: Weekday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Weekend 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and at 6:00 p.m.to 10.30 p.m.
5. Waroeng Shanghai Blue 1920 ($$)
A beautiful restaurant that serves Chinese food that is quite different than the others; Waroeng Shanghai Blue proves its eclecticism in its menu, as the chef beautifully combines the best ingredients from both worlds: Love Duet of Melted Cheese and Crunchy Asparagus. European asparagus and cheese rolled with exotic, spicy Chinese signature sauce, XO. If in the mood for more Oriental fare, Golden Anchovies Dancing on Bean Curd is comfort food you cannot miss. For the main course, you can never go wrong with Shanghai Blue Red Chicken.
Jalan Kebon Sirih No.79, Menteng, 10340