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Top 18 Best Javanese and Indonesian Restaurants in Singapore [2021 Edition]

Singapore is known for its diversity in cuisine and it’s no surprise that you can find some of the best Indonesian restaurants in this country. Javanese cuisine is the cuisine of Javanese people, a major ethnic group in Indonesia, more precisely the province of Central Java, Yogyakarta and East Java. Check out Tropika Club Magazine’s list of the top Indonesian and Javanese restaurants in Singapore.


1. Tambuah Mas

Introduction:

Since 1981, Tambuah Mas has enjoyed an endearing reputation for serving generations with heartwarming traditional Indonesian Homestyle Cuisine from Padang, Sulawesi and Java.

As one of the oldest Indonesian restaurant in Singapore, Tambuah Mas’ signature dishes stems from closely guarded family recipes passed down from generation to generation. Their distinctive flavors lie in the delicate blend of herbs and spices, fresh ingredients, and an extraordinary amount of precision in preparation.

Helmed by native Indonesian Chefs, they serve the most authentic dishes that have won over local and tourists who keep coming back for more.

Offerings:

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    • Highlights from Menu include
    • Tahu Telur
    • Sop Buntut Makassar
    • Sate Ayam / Sapi
    • Ayam Goreng Istimewa
    • Rendang Lembu

Location: Multiple locations

Contact: Multiple contacts

Website: https://tambuahmas.com.sg/

 


2. Rumah Makan Minang

Introduction:

Started in 1954, they’re a multi-generational restaurant specializing in Indonesian Minangbakabau cuisine.

Tucked in the heart of the Malay heritage district, next to the Sultan Mosque, they’re also part of the Singapore Tourism Board’s heritage trail.

Halal Indonesian restaurant specializing in reasonably priced Minangkabau cuisine, namely Nasi Padang and Beef Rendang. Uncompromised flavor and quality. they also provide Halal catering for private and corporate functions.

Offerings:

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  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Beef Rendang
    • Ayam Bakar Padang
    • Ikan Bakar Berempah

Location: Multiple locations

Contact:  Multiple contacts

Website: https://minang.sg/

 


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3. Cumi Bali Indonesian Restaurant

Introduction:

Cumi Bali is a family-friendly restaurant, designed by real people, unpretentious and simple, with Indon artefacts decorating the interiors and the walls. Do check out their friendly dancing fish mascot near the main doorway.

Prior to this, we were located at Duxton Hill and Tanjong Pagar, bringing joy and good food to the people of Tanjong Pagar. They have since moved to their current location at 50 Tras Street.Indonesian dishes are different from the regions’ malayan food, as malayan food tends to be heavy-handed on a couple of spices, whilst Indonesian cuisine uses spice blends or “Bumbu” to create the different lingering tastes of each dish. For example, the Ikan Bakar is a special fish smothered in 18 spices and top-grilled to perfection. The spices paste on top reminds one of the otak-otak like consistency while the fish stays fresh and moist underneathe. This is highly recommended for fish lovers.

Last but not least, the Cendol is a must-try, even if you don’t have a sweet tooth, as it’s a crowd favourite in Cumi Bali. Definitely a sweet end to a delicious & satisfying meal.

Offerings:

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    • Highlights from Menu include
    • Keropuk Emping
    • Ikan Belado
    • Ayam Goreng
    • Cumi Bali
    • Ikan Bakar
    • Udang Serai

Location: 50 Tras Street Singapore 078989.

Contact: +65 6220 6619 | +65 9385 2116

Website: https://www.cumibali.com/


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4. Pondok Jawa Timur

Introduction:

Pondok was first opened in 2006 as an eatery canteen at Singapore Indonesian Embassy. Later on due to the overwhelming positive response, Madame Indah decided to expand it into a proper restaurant.

​Madame Indah set up the first Pondok Jawa Timur Restaurant at Far East Plaza, and later on expanded its premises to The Atrium, where it is now the new wing of Plaza Singapura.

​Chefs at Pondok are particular in their choice of fresh quality ingredients and making sure its cooked to produce the right Eastern Javanese taste. Making Pondok an even more lovable experience for dine-in guests, Madame Indha chose to decorate the restaurant with Arts& Crafts handpicked from Indonesia.

​Currently Pondok Jawa Timur has a wide variety of menu items to satisfy your hunger and craving for genuine taste of East Javanese cuisine. Attaining Halal Certification has also made Pondok more open to various walks of life, especially for a multicultural country like Singapore.

Offerings:

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    • Highlights from Menu include
    • Nasi Kuning Komplit
    • Nasi Kuning Rendang (Beef)
    • Pecel Kediri
    • Gulai Kepala Ikan
    • Ayam Penyet

Location: 14 Scotts Road #05-22/23 Singapore 228213

Contact: +65 6884 5853 | +65 6884 5853

Website: https://www.pondokjatim.com/


5. Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant

Introduction:

Established since 1985, relish the best in Halal Indonesian cuisine over a delectable buffet spread as well as a savoury a la carte menu at Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant. Chef Sukimin leads the team to present diverse offerings with traditional Balinese cuisine as well as modern update with fusion Indonesian fare.

Offerings:

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    • Highlights from Menu include
    • Traditional Beef Ribs Soup (Pindang Tulang)
    • Richly Beef Simmered with Thick Coconut Sauce (Daging Sapi Rendang)
    • Javanese Beancurd and Omelette (Tahu Telur)

Location: 405 Havelock Road Singapore, Singapore 169633

Contact: +65 6739 6463

Website: https://www.furama.com/riverfront/Dining/Kintamani-Indonesian-Restaurant

 


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6. Pagi Sore

Introduction:

Since her establishment in 1989, Pagi Sore Indonesian Restaurant’s aim has always been to provide her customers with original and great tasting Indonesian food. Over her 20 years in running, she has established herself as a common name among Singaporeans albeit with strong competition from other Indonesian restaurants in the industry. Her history is a testament to her success story.

With her humble beginnings from a “Nasi Padang” concept, Pagi Sore Indonesian Restaurant has evolved over the course of its history into what she is today: An À la carte styled restaurant which uses a mix of traditional Indonesian and Chinese cooking techniques. This creative and unique fusion brings out the aspect of flexibility that often escapes Indonesian cuisines. Through this, a varied menu of original recipes and dishes was created that cater to the customer’s tastes and desires.

Offerings:

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    • Highlights from Menu include
    • Terung Tao Chio
    • Tumis Kangkong Belachan
    • Udang Mentega
    • Ikan Ota Kukus
    • Ayam Bali

Location: 88 / 90 Telok Ayer Street, Far East Square, Singapore 048470

Contact: +65 6225 6002

Website: http://www.pagi-sore.com/

 


7. Minang House

Introduction:

Minang House is located in Lucky Plaza. Their menu features traditional Indonesia dishes. They take pride in their food. Their goal at Minang House is to prepare authentic, fresh and most delicious variety of dishes-Dendeng Bertoko, Curry Chicken, and more. Served with passion and paired with their refreshing signature homemade Lemongrass Ginger tea and Cendol.

Offerings:

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    • Highlights from Menu include
    • Dendeng Belado | Kang Kong | Tahu Goreng with Rice
    • Terong Belado | Ikan Asam Pedas | Sayur Kang Kong with Rice
    • Rendang | Telor Dadar | Kang Kong with Rice
    • Lemongrass Ginger tea
    • Cendol

Location: 304 Orchard Rd. # 02-66/67 Lucky Plaza, Singapore 238863

Contact: + 65 6887 4702 | +65 9071 8704

Website: https://minanghouse.com.sg/

 

8. Bumbu

Introduction:

Bumbu Restaurant offers some of the best Indonesian, Peranakan and Thai cuisine in Singapore, serving a tantalising collection of dishes that are suitable for family gatherings and large groups. From Tom Yum Seafood to Fried Assam Prawn its extensive menu is reflective of the restaurant’s efforts to cater to every palate.

The restaurant is located along Kandahar Street. Bumbu preserves the nostalgia of 1940s Singapore with its antique Peranakan-style furniture and pays homage to Singapore’s multi cultural makeup with its unique menu.

Offerings:

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    • Highlights from Menu include
    • Tom Yum Seafood 
    • Beef Rendang   
    • Butter Oat Prawn  
    • Fried Fish House Chilli 

Location: 44 Kandahar Street Singapore 198897

Contact: +65 6392 8628 | +65 6392 1570

Website: http://bumbu.com.sg/

 


9. Warung M. Nasir

Introduction:

On the fringe of Orchard Road, Killiney Road is a narrow road which is colourful and busy. To a large extent, it is busy because of Singaporeans’ twin obsessions – mobile phones and food. The car park entrance to Singtel Shop Comcentre is at Killiney Road and many interesting restaurants and cafes are located in the shophouses along the road. The famous Killiney Kopitiam is at shophouse No. 67. Right next to it is Warung M Nasir, one of the best places in the city to enjoy a tantalising collection of authentic Padang-style dishes. Warung M Nasir restaurant is opened by Mohamad Nasir Mohamad, or M. Nasir, a Singaporean-Malaysian poet, singer-songwriter, actor and film director. The cosy restaurant has brightly coloured walls and simple furnishing. The main feature of the restaurant is the long display cabinet which showcases a wide variety of dishes.

Offerings:

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    • Highlights from Menu include
    • traditional Padang style Beef Rendang
    • crispy Ayam Goreng Bumbu
    • spicy & tangy Ikan Assem Pedas
    • kampung style Gulai Daun Singkong

Location: 69 Killiney Rd, Singapore 239526

Contact: +65 6734 6228

Website: https://m.facebook.com/Warung-M-Nasir-166493446756104/

 


10. Ayam Penyet Ria

Introduction:

Established in 2004, Ayam Penyet Ria Singapore is a family-owned restaurant serving authentic Indonesian food. At Ayam Penyet Ria, food is prepared fresh everyday with imported high-quality ingredients. Their signature dish, Ayam Penyet, is one of Indonesia’s most popular traditional dishes. Their chickens arrive fresh daily and are then boiled along with their secret blend of traditional herbs and spices. It is then fried to perfection and smashed with a wooden mallet to loosen the flesh from the bones, making it softer and easier to pull apart. Complete your meal with their signature sambal and they assure you that you’re gonna love the original!

Offerings:

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    • Highlights from Menu include
    • Ayam Penyet + Nasi
    • Ayam Bakar + Nasi
    • Bebek Penyet Sambal Matah + Nasi
    • Es Cendol Oma

Location: Multiple locations

Contact: Multiple contacts

Website: https://ayampenyetria.com/

 


11. Bebek Goreng Pak Ndut

Introduction:

At Bebek Goreng Pak Ndut Singapore, they served authentic Indonesian food that you cannot get in Singapore, All their sauces are direct import from Indonesia to make it SO authentic.

They are about giving you great food. And they guarantee that once you have tasted their crispy fried duck that marinated for 24 hours, you will be wondering how you could have gone for so long without it.

Offerings:

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    • Highlights from Menu include
    • Original Crispy Fried Duck + Rice
    • Original Smash Fried Chicken + Rice
    • Shredded Crispy Fried Duck + Rice
    • Grilled Chicken + Rice
    • Whole Duck (Original & Green Chili)
    • Mixed Vegetable (Gado-gado)
    • Crispy Duck Skin (Kulit Bebek Goreng)
    • Oxtail Soup (Sop Buntut)

Location: Multiple locations

Contact: Multiple contacts

Website: https://bebekgorengpakndut.com.sg/


12. Tok Tok Indonesian Soup House

Introduction:

Tok-Tok is The First Indonesian Restaurant in Singapore that focus on introducing variety of traditional taste Indonesian soup and many more
Tok-Tok is The First Indonesian Restaurant in Singapore that focus on introducing variety of traditional taste Indonesian soup and street snacks. Through combining their delicious soup with the “Warung” (Indonesian street eatery) concept and iconic logo of “Kentongan”, they would like to present their customer with fully Indonesian street eatery feeling while enjoying their comfort delicious Indonesian Soup.

Offerings:

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    • Highlights from Menu include
    • Jakarta Beef Soup
    • Jakarta Oxtail Soup
    • Fried Chicken with Homemade Sambal
    • Steamed Fish Dumpling and Tofu with Homemade Peanut Sauce
    • Fried Fish Dumpling and Tofu with Homemade Peanut Sauce

Location: [email protected] #B3-10, 313
Paya Lebar Square #01-71/K6/K7

Contact: +65 6634 1501

Website: https://www.facebook.com/TokTokSoupHouse


13. Jtown Cafe

Introduction:

JTown Cafe is a small outlet in Midpoint, selling Jakarta street food at reasonable prices, and somemore in orchard area. It is located across from the food court. Although the selection is not a lot, the place is packed during lunch with the office crowd with most having its lunch sets priced at $5.90.

The place for authentic Indonesian street food and the place for you to have a taste of Indonesia.
Speciality in Indonesian Street Food like: Bakmie Ayam, Siomay, Bihun Bakso, Martabak Manis and more. All of their ingredients are 100% halal.

Offerings:

Location: 220 Orchard Rd, #B1-04/05, Midpoint Orchard Singapore, Singapore 238852

Contact: +65 9230 5040

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Jtown-Cafe-190066049482/?ref=page_internal

 


14. Hjh Maimunah Restaurant and Catering

Introduction:

Hjh Maimunah Restaurant & Catering Pte Ltd, is a name familiar in relation to traditional, Kampung-styled cuisine. Established in the 90s, Hjh Maimunah Restaurant has since catered to customers from all walks of life in meeting their daily meals, functions and events. A meal at Hjh Maimunah Restaurant will indeed bring you back to the good old days of the rustic origin.

Apart from enjoying the food at their restaurants, they also provide buffet catering to suit your occasions. With a range of dishes that you can choose from, their food can be enjoyed right at your doorstep.

Here at Hjh Maimunah Restaurant, they are also known for our fine selection of Signature Dishes. One must try the delectable and Juicy Sundanese Grilled Chicken, the tempting Lemak Siput and the wide varieties of barbecued fish. Along with that, dishes such as Sambal Goreng, Tahu Telur, Beef Rendang and Oxtail Soup are among the more-than-40 selections that you can choose at their restaurants.

Offerings:

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    • Highlights from Menu include
    • Asam Pedas Pari
    • Sambal Goreng Pengantin
    • Ayam Masak Merah
    • Sambal Goreng Jawa
    • Ayam Bakar Sunda

Location: Multiple locations

Contact: Multiple contacts

Website: https://www.hjmaimunah.com/

 


15. IndoChili

Introduction:

They have scoured Indonesia in search of the best tasting dishes that the country has to offer. They pride themselves in using only the finest ingredients in all their recipes with no MSG added.

Every meal is carefully prepared with traditional Indonesian cooking philosophy. Their extensive menu will sure to please even the most discerning palate. At IndoChili they offer authentic Indonesian cuisine mostly from Java, Padang, and Bali.

Offerings:

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    • Highlights from Menu include
    • sate ayam madura
    • cah kangkung
    • rendang sapo
    • nasi timbel
    • cendol

Location: Multiple locations

Contact: Multiple contacts

Website: https://www.indochili.com/


16. Bara

Introduction:

With Bara, grilling takes centre stage in Indonesian cuisine – drawing out the rich aroma and flavors of our rice that would otherwise go unnoticed through conventional cooking methods.

Introducing the Indonesian Nasi Bakar; rich, aromatic, spice-infused rice wrapped in banana leaves and grilled over to perfection served with a plethora of mouth-watering side dishes and a special secret sambal recipe. Bara reintroduces traditional Indonesian flavours to the Singaporean diners amidst the sea of penyets and padang options.

They believe, with the right amount of passion, hard work and determination, they can bring a new perspective of Indonesian dining experience that not only excites your palette, but at the same time reveals the hidden gems of true Indonesian flavours. They are ecstatic to go on this new culinary journey in Singapore and they hope you are too.

Offerings:

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    • Highlights from Menu include
    • Sambal Udang Kentang
    • Telor Balado
    • Kangkung Belacan
    • Bawal Bumbu Bali
    • Soto Betawi
    • Ayam Bakar Betutu

Location: 6 Enggor Street #01-10, Altez / Icon Village Extension Singapore 079717

Contact: +65 8182 6876

Website: https://www.bara-food.com/


17. Ayam Penyet President

Introduction:

Established In 2009. Ayam Penyet President Was Founded In 2009, Starting With The First Outlet At Lucky Plaza, Orchard Road. Since Then, The Chain Has Expanded To Serangoon, Tampines, And Kallang Area. As An Indonesian, Ayam Penyet President’s Owner Is Quite Familiar With Indonesian Recipes. As Much As Possible, Ayam Penyet President Restaurant Serves Authentic Indonesian Flavors. No Wonder Then That Owners Had To Buy Some Spices And Other Equipment Directly From Indonesia.

Offerings:

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    • Highlights from Menu include
    • Smashed Fried Chicken (Ayam Penyet)
    • Grilled Chicken (Ayam Bakar)
    • Beef Rendang
    • Grilled Beef (Empal Bakar)
    • Chicken Satay

Location: Multiple locations

Contact: Multiple contacts

Website: https://ayampresident.com/


18. Nusantara Indonesian Restauran

Introduction:

Nusantara Singapore serves authentic Nusantara cuisine with no monosodium glutamate (msg), no preservatives and palm sugar instead of refined sugar.

They are using old-school techniques with traditional Nusantara ingredients bought fresh from the local markets in Singapore to revive recipes through signature dishes such as Beef Rendang, Ayam Masak Merah, Belimbing Lamb, Ayam Kicap Buah Keluak and more.

Nusantara Singapore has a selection of Vegan and Vegetarian dishes so as to share their nostalgic cuisine with both locals and expats in Singapore

Offerings:

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  • Highlights from Menu include
  • Belimbing Lamb Bowl
  • Beef Rendang Bowl
  • Ayam Kicap Buah Keluak Bowl
  • Rempah Fried Chicken
  • Soto Ayam Bowl
  • Mee Rebus
  • Mee Soto

Location: 182 Cecil St, #02-16/17 Frasers Tower, Singapore 069547

Contact: +65 9003 9510

Website: https://www.nusantara.sg/

 


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