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Goedkoop Kedai Kopi (Coffee Shop)

By Ardi Foodie →
Located in BenHil (Bendungan Hilir), Goedkoop is a small, cozy coffee shop with a Dutch-inspired theme. The food and drinks list is rather common (see menu below), except for some Dutch specialties, but the place has a friendly vibe.

Jl. Bendungan Hilir Raya No. 62, Tanah Abang, Jakarta

Opening Hours:
From Monday to Thursday from 10am to 10pm
From Friday to Saturday from 10am to 11pm
Opened from 7am to 10pm on Sunday

Phone number: +62-21 573 4430
Facebook: Goedkoop Jakarta

Price Info: IDR 50.000 - IDR 100.000

Top German & Dutch Restaurants in Jakarta

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
After ranking the best Italian, French and Arab restaurants in Jakarta, I have a much easier task listing German and Dutch food in Jakarta. Let me know if I forgot one, but the only ones I can think of are:
  • Imbiss Stube (Cilandak Town Square) - Same owner as Die Stube, Patrick Widjaja, born and raised in Germany. 
  • Ya Udah (click to read my review), owned by a Swiss from Zurich
I've only tried Die Stube, Ya Udah and Paulaner. Among those three, Die Stube seemed like the best, followed by Paulaner (which is too expensive) and at last Ya Udah (which I recommend because it is affordable).

To complete this review, and even though the food is different, I'm also listing some restaurants serving Dutch food:
  • Dijan's Pannekoeken & Poffertjes, famous for its desserts, on Jl. Kemang Selatan, no. 102A, Kemang, Tel 021 7179 3538
Photo Credit: Die Stube/Imbiss Stube

Die Stube (Kemang)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
One of the favorite expat restaurants in Jakarta, Die Stube manages to serve excellent German food at a reasonable fare (less than Rp100,000 for a meal with drinks). The design is very simple, nothing too fancy. Highly recommended.

It is also a popular drinking joint as it offers a wide selection of beers. The crowd is a mix of locals and long-term expatriates (all age groups, but mostly above 35). They organize a special event for Oktoberfest every year and put a wide screen when the German team is playing. Live music occasionally. You can check their latest news on its facebook page: Die Stube.

The owner of Die Stube, Patrick Widjaja, opened a similar restaurant in Cilandak called Imbiss Stube (Citos). Other German restaurants in Jakarta are Paulaner Brauhaus (more upmarket) and Ya Udah Bistro.
Opening hours: Every day from 11.30am to midnight (1am on weekends).

Contact details:
Die Stube
Plaza Bisnis Kemang
Jl. Kemang Raya 2 Jakarta 12730
Telephone : +62-21 71793486

E-mail :

More German restaurants in Jakarta on this post: Top German Restaurants in Jakarta.

Marché Senayan

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →

Marché Senayan restaurant is a venue that should not be taken seriously. It is a mix between a restaurant, a supermarket and Disneyland. The concept is to re-create an open-air market in Switzerland, where you can buy your food at a specific stall, and then eat it..

It is not a place to have a date or a business lunch, but if you have kids, they will love it. The designers did a really good job and they paid great attention to details. It's quite expensive (150k to 200k for a meal) and the food is average but worth knowing!
Update July 2011: Marché also open a branch in Grand Indonesia. Here is a picture:
Marché Senayan
Plaza Senayan Unit CP 500 5th Floor
Jl. Asia Afrika No.8
Jakarta, Indonesia, 10270

Phone: +62-21 - 5790 5856

Opening Hours:
Monday - Thursday:11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday:11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sunday:11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Marché is part of a chain, for more information check this website (in German and in English):

Update October 2010: The management of Marché sent me an email that I find interesting to post here because I may have been too subjective about it:

"Dear Blogger,

First of all I would like to thank you for even mentioning our restaurant concept (also it’s not all correct and therefore not so positive);

At least people will notice us and can make up there on mind.

We serve very healthy ,organic food and Fruit products, no preservatives, additives, or frozen products are used.

Everything is made from scratch every day fresh, show me one other restaurant who is doing that??

We also serve original homemade bread with no preservatives where the yeast /dough is resting for a minimum of 24 hours therefore keeping the taste and nutrition value intact before baking.

The only real French Baguette in whole Jakarta (which is not done with ready bread mix or other speed up processing like in hotels) you will find in our Restaurant, where we serve 10 different kind of breads and even do special orders for our Expat guest on request.

Therefore we are not expensive as you stated , also you can get food already starting at 12K up to 168K (not 150-200K as stated), of course if you are tempted and buy more items than your average check will increase as well.

We are very family friendly as you observed correctly, nevertheless we have private cabins/Hut’s which are separate, where we can hold any kind of venue/function for corporate presentation, Business lunch or others.

I’m also happy to mentioned that we had very successful Business lunch/dinner venues with letters of appreciation from UBS bank, Chevron, Mobil oil, Siemens Nixdorf, Nokia, herbal life, Citibank, OCBC, Schlumberger, and many others.

We also honored to have hosted the Ambassador Wine tasting events with the Excellences from Switzerland, USA, Canada, UAE, France, Slovakia, India, Paraguay just to name a few.

So we are more than just a kids friendly family venue, maybe you should give it another try to find out more about us!"

Paulaner Brauhaus German Restaurant

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Ya Udah Bistro and Die Stube have a new competitor. Paulaner Brauhaus is the most upmarket German restaurant and Brasserie in Jakarta and it is part of the luxury Kempinski hotel. It is in a central location within the Grand Indonesia mall, just next to Social House.

It is almost always busy, any day for both lunch and dinner. The crowd is a mix of expats, business travelers and Indo-Chinese customers who seem to enjoy the non-halal pork specialties. They serve a complete menu that includes any kind of sausages you can think of. One of their most popular dishes is actually a huge sausage platter that costs Rp140,000.

Another major draw for Paulaner is their home-made beer. They have an in-house microbrewery that produces an authentic German beer, among the best in Jakarta.

There is a live music schedule every evening except on Sunday, starting 9pm. Don't worry, it's not German music. The equipment is modern and there is a small podium for the band to perform. The restaurant also holds special events to celebrate some Bavarian festivities, such as the Oktoberfest or the Asparagus week.

Even though it is part of a large chain, Paulaner Brauhaus is a simple place with nothing luxurious. It is a convenient, lively place to drink some beers before going to clubs.

Opening Hours: Every day of the week 11h30am to 00h30am (1h30am on weekends)
Paulaner Brauhaus
Grand Indonesia Shopping Town
Floor 2 - East Mall
Jl. MH. Thamrin No. 1
Jakarta Pusat - 10310

Phone:+62 21 2358 3871
Fax: +62 21 2358 3807

Website (with full menu): Paulaner Brauhaus Kempinski
Facebook: Paulaner Brauhaus Jakarta
Instagram: Paulaner

More German restaurants in Jakarta on this post: Top German Restaurants in Jakarta

Ya Udah Bistro (Near Jaksa)

By The Jakarta Team →

Ya Udah bistro used to be one of the only reasons (the other one being girls) some of Jakarta's finest expats ever set foot in Jalan Jaksa. Indeed, the food there was really something worth spending a few hours in a cab...

The place closed for a while and reopened in a new location, only a few hundred meters from where the previous place was, on Jalan Johar. (that is: when you are at the end of Jaksa, instead of turning right to Sarinah, in Jalan Wahid Hasyim, turn on the left and you will see YaUdah, all in yellow).

Yaudah bistro is mostly german food with some indonesian specialties (nasi goreng, noodles, etc). Expect big portions, even for the starters. It is not that cheap, about 80,000rp for a good meal with drinks, but it is well worth it, and maybe one of the best value for money in town.

Open every day from 8am to 12pm (2am on friday and saturday)

Update May 2011: The food in Ya-Udah has become quite overpriced, and the standards have gone low. Not recommended anymore. For German food in Jakarta, try Die Stube or Paulaner Brauhaus.

Contact details:
Ya Udah Jakarta
Jl Johar 15
Gondangdia, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat 10350
Tel: 3140343
Email: info at
Website: Ya Udah Restaurant Jakarta

More German restaurants in Jakarta on this post: Top German Restaurants in Jakarta