Located adjacent to the sea, the north area in Jakarta, Pluit, is a seafood heaven. Since a long time ago, Chinese community has also flourished around the area, bringing authentic Chinese cuisine along. Now with rapid city development, Pluit has packed with modern cafes and young spirited restaurants. One day is not enough to explore these culinary treasures Pluit has! Here is our guideline for 8 Best Restaurants in Pluit You Have to Try!
1. Pangkep 33
Since 1980, Pangkep 33 has served Makassar’s authentic seafood cuisine. Here you can try Indonesian old recipes that highlight aromatic herbs and fresh seafood. The restaurant is suitable for sharing in a big group, including for family and company lunch meeting. There is also VIP room available to book. We urge you to serve a table first before coming as it can be quite crowded in busy hours.
Jl. Pluit Putra Raya No.12A, Jakarta Utara 14450
Phone: +62 21 632296
Opening Time: 11.30 – 15.00, 17.30 – 22.00
Another seafood restaurant you have to try, Jemahdi offers cozy family style restaurant with affordable price. Their menu includes seafood cuisines from some parts of Indonesia, including Betawi, Java, Sunda, and Medan. With a tagline ‘Fresh From The Ocean To Your Plate’, you can expect fresh ingredients from the restaurant.
Jl. Pluit Timur No.24
3. B’Steak Grill & Pancakes
Seriously, this place alone is worth going to Muara Karang from the other side of the city. They have some of the best steak you can find, with great price too. From the grill, B’steak offers premium meat selection from Australian Wagyu, Australian Prime Steer Beef, and certified USA Black Angus Beef, with most under the IDR 200k mark. Other than slabs of meat, they also have premium sausages such as the Giant Cheese Bockwurst sausages, Grilled Chicken Thuringer, and also great pancake desserts.
4. Jetski Café
Get your camera ready when visiting Jetski Café. Located next to the ocean, the restaurant can be quite romantic and relaxing. They serve big portions of classic western and Asian foods. But our favorites are their Indonesian menu selections, especially the crunchy fried banana. Enjoy the simple food with cold beer, wine or mocktails to have a stress free evening. The restaurant is also big enough to be reserved for special events like wedding.
Jl. Pantai Mutiara, Blok R No.57,
5. Ombe Kofie
One of the best coffee in the North area of Jakarta. The small coffee place is quite popular among the locals and coffee lovers in town. The interior is cozy and it is usually crowded with costumers. The service is also welcoming. Ombe Kofie is open from 8AM to 4:45PM on Monday – Saturday, and 10AM to 4:45PM on Sunday.
Jl.Pluit Sakti Raya No 117
Jakarta Utara 14450
6. Fu Hua Yuan
From many Taiwanese restaurants in Jakarta, Fu Hua Yuan serves one of the most authentic one. What is better, Fu Hua Yuan does not use MSG in their cooking, and yet still can make them tasty! Must try in this healthy restaurant are durian fried rice, rice with pork dressed with soy sauce, and kuotie.
Jl. Muara Karang Blok Z 1 B no.37
7. A Hwa
A favorite for many families who enjoy Chinese cuisine on a big rotating round table. Its Interiors is quite simple with some red decorations. Basically it’s your typical Chinese restaurant, but with guaranteed delicious foods. They offer a selection of menu with top notch taste and satisfying portions. Although always packed on the weekends and holiday season, don’t worry not having a table as they got plenty of them.
Jl. Pluit Karang Timur Blok O8 No.65,
8. R.M Galung
Their specialty is nasi campur rames from Siantar, Sumatera. Customers can go right away to the counter and pick their favorite side dishes in addition to the rice. The foods taste strong and satisfying. When visiting check also their dessert menu where you can find many interesting traditional Indonesian sweets and drinks.
Jl. Taman Pluit Kencana no.2
Jakarta Utara 14450
9. Kwetiau Akang
Kwetiau is Chinese Indonesian flat rice noodles that can be served in many ways, stirred or boiled and poured with a special thick sauce. In Kwetiau Akang, the choice is quite impressive. Not only kwetiau, they also serves noodle (made from flour) and bihun with options adding beef or crab meats. The restaurant is open from 5 PM to 9 PM, perfect for dinner time.
It is quite popular for the guests to order sate padang sold near the restaurant as a side dish as well!
Jl. Muara Karang Raya No.21
021 661 0359 / 021 6800 2128