Dining Out in Yogyakarta
Whist, it easy to eat out very nicely
and very cheaply in Yogya with the exception of 4 and 5 star hotels,
Yogya doesn't yet have the amazing diversity of international cuisines
that you will find in either Jakarta or Bali. With most dining establishments
featuring more or less the same Indonesian, Chinese or Pandang cuisine
finding something a bit different can take time.
So to help you get started we've outlined a few of our favourite
spots. Be advised that YogyakartaHotels.com
does not accept any advertising, sponsorship or freebies. Further
when we say a restaurant is moderate or expensive it is in relation
to other restaurants in Yogyakarta. Scale is $ (Inexpensive) to
$$$$$ (Very Expensive). So with no further ado, the knife and fork
Gaja Wong - Mixed,
Indonesian & Western $$$1/2
Comments : The expat favourite, Gaja Wong has several dining
areas, each with its own unique setting and live music to entertain
diners. Food is well prepared and nicely presented. All around,
a very nice place to spend an evening in Yogya.
Address : Jalan Gejayan Telp: 588-294
Lesehan SBTB - Indonesian
Comments : Lesehan actually refers to the social act of
eating together while seated on straw mats (no chairs). The food
is tasty but simple and the prices are down to earth (no pun intended).
There are several Lesehan style eateries on Jl. Malioboro - none
bad, however SBTB is better lit & cleaner than most (as evidenced
by the number of folks queing for a spot).
Address : Jalan Malioboro at corner Jalan Suryatmajan
Omah Dhuwur - Mixed,
Indonesian & Western $$$
Comments : This historically significant site - the longest
continually inhabitated home in Yogya provides a dramatic backdrop
for romantic dinners on the back terrace. Menu is well prepared
and the waitstaff are friendly and attentive.
Address : Jalan Mondorakan 252 / Kotagede. Telp: 374-952
Rumah Mertua - Indonesian
Comments : In the boutique hotel
of the same name, this delightful restaurant serves up delicious
Indonesian (and only Indonesian) fare in a very Javanese setting.
Relaxing at lunch, romantic at dinner.
Address : Jalan Palagan Tentara Pelajar, Tegalwaras Sariharjo -
Sleman. Telp: 866 680
The Legian Restaurant - Mixed,
Indonesian & Western $$
Comments : Located above the
the din of Jl. Malioboro at the corner of Jl. Perwakilan, the venerable
rooftop Legian restauarant serves a nicely varied menu but the speciality
of the house is Gudeg Ayam (chiken with jackfruit and rice) - a
must for visitors.
Address : Jalan Malioboro at Jl Perwakilan
Steak & Pastel - Steakhouse
Comments : Cheerful little place
offering a variety of local and imported sirloin, tenderloin and
t-bone steaks at very reasonable prices. BTW, 'pastel' is a pudding
Address : Jalan Malioboro
Dutch Cafe - International
Comments : As the name implies
this is the place to go for Dutch inspired as well as tasty Indonesian
food. It has a cozy atmosphere and stays open until 1:00 AM.
Address : Jalan Prawirotaman 47A
Intan Sari - Indonesian
Comments : A great place for
the hungry traveller or someone who wants to sample everyday local
fare. Clean and delicious prices are determined by what you take
- not how much - so pile it on.
Address : Jalan Langensari 23 Telp: 585-071
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