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Being the largest collection of islands in the world means that seafood is in abundance in Indonesia. This means that the variety of dishes and methods runs down a very long list, and one of the most popular ways to enjoy seafood is to grill it. Few seafood dishes are as popular on the grill as ikan bakar or grilled fish. The smoky flavours match with many of the locally grown herbs and spices so well that you can enjoy many versions across the city. So here are six of version of ikan bakar that you might have missed while dining around Jakarta.

3 Wise Monkeys

As you peruse the menu at 3 Wise Monkeys, you’ll find a lot of freshly prepared sushi and sashimi. However, if you’re looking for something grilled then one dish in particular will satisfy: the Grilled Salmon is filled with familiar Japanese flavours and has a smoky finish, which will have you going back for more.  

Bandar Djakarta

When looking for delicious fish in Jakarta, the first place on many people’s list is Bandar Djakarta. Once you have picked whatever fresh produce is on offer from the wide range on show, you can sit down and choose your favourite sauce. Then relax, sit back, and get your hands dirty as you enjoy some of the best ikan bakar in the city.

C's Steak and Seafood Restaurant

Not only can you enjoy some of the best barbequed beef and chicken in the city at C’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant, but, as the name suggests, the range of seafood is extensive. The same amount of grilling skill and care is taken with a range of different fish, so whatever your ikan bakar needs, they’ll have you covered.

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There are a few grilled fish options to enjoy at Angus House Restaurant, but when you can’t decide which one to choose there is only one dish you can turn to: the Grilled Mixed Seafood. Filled with exquisite flavours and a range of grilled seafood and fish delights to enjoy or even share, it is the perfect dish for grilled seafood lovers.

Thai I Love You

As well as a range of fried dishes and steamed delights, you can also enjoy some lovely grilled meats here. The menu has a range of charcoal-grilled meats and seafood with only the lightest of fish served. The vibrant colours of the dishes are only matched by the range of complex Thai flavours.


Turkish cuisine is often remembered for its kebabs and unique Middle Eastern flavours, but at Turkuaz you can also enjoy some amazing grilled fish-style dishes. One of them is Tahinili Balik, a charcoal-grilled fresh grouper fish served with homemade tahini infused with saffron.

See Also: 6 Restaurants To Add To Your Seafood Checklist In Jakarta

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