A beloved staple of Indonesian cuisine, Padang has many dishes that are favourites among lovers of good food. As such, there are many restaurants that have delicious Padang offerings on the menu. Some are recognisable and others take what is liked about the flavours in the nationally loved cuisine and create something new. To celebrate Padang offerings in the city here are eight restaurants with tasty Padang options on the menu in Jakarta.
Marco by Chef Marco Lim
Combining Padang cuisine with unpretentious luxury, Marco by Chef Marco Lim is becoming a very well-respected restaurant on the Jakarta food scene. The menu is not adventurous but is authentic and made with only the best ingredients. The results are Padang dishes you love but with new and irresistible flavours.
Padang Merdeka not only celebrates the beloved cuisine but also the heritage of the region. Everything in the restaurant is 100 per cent Indonesian craftsmanship. The décor is all about bringing traditional Padang architecture to the forefront while adding modern touches and styles. It goes without saying, then, that the cuisine follows the same sense of traditional dishes with a modern style and quality.
The perfect place to take your time while enjoying your Padang food, Seribu Rasa offers a break from the hustle and bustle of Jakarta. The menu brings together traditional Indonesian flavours and cooking styles inspired by other Asian cuisines, such as Chinese and Thai. This results in lighter flavours and spices compared with normally heavier Padang dishes.
With so many Islands and cuisines in Indonesia, it is hard to find a restaurant that attempts to pay tribute to all of them. However, Lara Djonggrang does a really good job of taking you on a culinary adventure of the archipelago. The menu is extensive and filed with beloved dishes, and, as a result, there are many Padang dishes to be tried and enjoyed.
Nusa Indonesian Gastronomy
Famous for putting a modern visual twist on classic Indonesian dishes, Nusa Gastronomy has become synonymous with interesting ways to try beloved dishes—and Padang is no different. Peruse the menu for your favourite Padang-inspired dishes but be ready for a pleasant surprise when the dish comes to your table. The food is amazing and offers a unique experience with every dish.
Well-known for hosting a range of private parties and celebrations Kembang Goela is both relaxing and filled with endless possibilities. The menu is a strong example of Padang cuisine with few surprises but constant quality. The décor is light with low-hanging lights offering a personal touch to each table, which gives you the perfect setting for a special occasion.
As with the rest of the menu at Agneya, the Padang options are best shared. The idea of ordering multiple dishes and sharing them is great for large groups or family. But when taking someone for their first Padang cuisine experience, Agneya can also be a great restaurant. The menu is clear and well presented with many tasty option to dig into and share.
As with all of the dishes on the menu at Namaaz Dining, any mention of Padang cuisine is going to be something new and interesting. Every dish is an unusual artistic interpretation of classic dishes, which need to be seen to be believed. So if you want to experience Padang food in a way you have never done before, then this restaurant should be at the top of your list.