Leave it to the people of Indonesia to bring the finest ingredients matched with years of unrivalled traditional recipes to our shores, thus bringing you the most delightful meals on a plate. Much like many other cuisines around the world, the food from this region is a melting pot of flavours and influences. When looking for simple and flavourful food, look no further than Indonesian cuisine to satisfy your gastronomic desires.
From their version of the famous rendang to bakso, it’s very unlikely that Indonesian food will disappoint you. And if you’re craving some, we have got you covered. This list will leave you with a happy tummy and a full heart.
In Bangsar, this contemporary dining spot serves Indo-Malay cuisine with the freshest and finest elements. Every dish is made with carefully selected ingredients to showcase the authentic flavours of Malaysia and Indonesia.
As its name suggests, the Dancing Fish with Sambal Dabu-Dabu — a deep-fried fresh fish coupled with a salsa originating from Manado — is an absolute must-have.
Address: 3rd Floor, Bangsar Shopping Center, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2095 6663
The Uma Bali
Split into two floors, one with a conventional dining setting and the other a traditional Balinese dining set-up. The Uma Bali aims to give patrons an authentic experience with a slight redefinition through the dishes served. The food here, which is non-halal, stays true to the dishes famously found in Balinese cuisine.
Address: No 7, Ground and First Floor, Jalan PJU 5/21, The Strand, Kota Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +603 6142 2771
Arto Moro Kuliner Indonesia
In the industrial cabins turned shops of Eco Ardence, there is a small Indonesian restaurant serving the best of Indonesian cuisine, including Bakso Urat, Nasi Tumpeng, Nasi Liwet, and more.
Before leaving, be sure to complete you experience by sampling their desserts, like the Kue Ketayap, Onde-onde, Kue Nona Manis, and Kue Talam. Whatever your pick, they do not disappoint.
Address: Lot 30, Eco Ardence, PT8, Persiaran Setia Alam, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor
Contact: +603 5033 2178
Taste of Medan
For some of the best Indonesian fare, head on to Taste of Medan, where the dishes are heavily-inspired by those served in the city of Medan, Indonesia. Their spicy homemade sambal, Nasi Soto Medan, and delicious bowls of Lontong will keep you coming back for more.
Address: 10, Jalan 20/38A, Taman Sri Sinar, 51200 Segambut, Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 6280 6285
Tucked in SS15, Subang Jaya is Kotak+, an Indonesian fast food restaurant that serves up modern twists to the cuisine – try a box of their Nasi Goreng Aceh, Ayam Ketuk, and Pecel Lele. Their Bakso Tennis is served with huge meatballs that’s worth every penny and every calorie!
While dishes are not prepared in the traditional manner of Indonesian food, it still offers wonderful choices for a quick and satisfying meal. They also have an outlet located in Bangi.
Address: 10, Jalan SS 15/8B 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +603 5611 7778
Anggrek Kuring is a Sundanese-Indonesian restaurant in Puchong, making good food with the freshest ingredients. Sup Buntut, Fish Gulai, Perkedel, and Nasi Timbel are some of the dishes available on the menu and are highly recommended. They also offer catering services, should you feel like serving your guests flavourful dishes!
Address: 30-1, Jalan Puteri 1/4, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Contact: +603 8063 8050
Sari Ratu Prima
Sari Ratu Prima is known for serving dishes originating from Padang in West Sumatera, and if you’re a big fan, then definitely take the time to visit. The menu consists of local Padang food, including Nasi Padang, seafood and meat selections, and Indonesian desserts. They currently have three outlets within the Klang Valley.
Address: 1-7, Centrio Pantai No, 1, Jalan Pantai Murni, Pantai Hillpark, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2242 4823
Found in Bukit Tinggi, Klang is a Javanese restaurant serving classic Indonesian dishes. Customer favourites include the Ayam Geprek Lalapan, Cumi-Cumi Goreng, Sate Asam Jawa, and Gulai Kambing.
Buy a bottle of their homemade sambal, available in several different flavours, for an instant hit of spice at home. Another hit is their Martabak Pizza, a sweet take on the classic Indonesian dessert.
Address: 31 Lorong Batu Nilam 3A, Bandar Bukit Tinggi, 41200 Klang, Selangor
Contact: +6016 367 4888