Big Meals for Little Dough in Jakarta

Hidupid – What if you want to enjoy some good food, but you feel too lazy to cook, and are also worried about your bank account status? Jakarta can be an expensive city, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to find an affordable place to eat. Here are some great places worth checking out;

Sushi Tei

This place has a reasonably priced sushi with all you can drink ocha for free. The ambiance is good, and the franchise chain is everywhere so the are easy to find. They also have great sashimi and sweet spots to hang out with friends. Even if you don’t like sushi, there are other items that you can pick up from the a low cost.

Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.28-30, RT.9/RW.5, Gondangdia, Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10350, Indonesia

Lewis & Carroll

This tea shop is located in Senayan and has tons of options for teas. A perfect spot for you to relax with your colleagues in your spare time. The tea they serve comes in colorful teapots that for sure will put a smile on your face.

Jl. Bumi No.4, RT.2/RW.3, Gunung, Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12120, Indonesia

Legend of Noodles

This Korean noodles restaurant is located in Senopati. They serve generous portions of noodles with toppings of its signature seafood ramen (haemul Jjampong), a ramyeon topped with octopus, prawns, squid, scallops, fish and mushrooms. And it only costs you IDR80.000, not including tax.

 Jl. Senopati No.81, RT.8/RW.3, Selong, Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12180, Indonesia

Holy Ribs

This is the place to go if you want significant portions of ribs at a reasonable price. The ribs they serve are either US Prime or Wagyu. For 1Kg ribs, you can get the side dishes of roast chicken, potatoes, coleslaw, and sausage for IDR300.000. You need to be patient for the food to be ready, but it’s worth the wait.

 Jl. Prof. DR. Satrio, RT.18/RW.4, Kuningan, Karet Kuningan, Setia Budi, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12940, Indonesia

Kim Tek

This is a place to go if you are looking for a properly cooked Goat Meat Sate and soup. Housed in a semi-permanent bamboo partition rather than brick walls to protect you from the elements, you will get a fascinating experience here.

Jl. Panjang Arteri Klp. Dua Raya No.08 A, RT.8/RW.4, Sukabumi Utara, Kb. Jeruk, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11550, Indonesia

It is true that there is always a price to pay if you want something good. But, sometimes, you have to be more selective and wise. One thing you need to know, there are hidden gems even in a concrete jungle like Jakarta.