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5 Affordable Eats in Jakarta

By Isny Dewi R

12 Mar 2019

Best cheap places to eat in Jakarta.

As we all know, Jakarta is the place where global culinary delights available in abundance. However, often internationally inspired food can mean reaching deep into our pockets. But don’t worry because Check In Jakarta have some affordable alternatives to try when you crave a bite to eat without taking a bigger bite out of your wallet.

1. Wakacao
Wakacao is an Indonesian beef pepper rice restaurant, inspired by popular Japanese-based culinary dishes, serving rice and meat on hot plates for diners to mix on their own. Located in various locations, the restaurant can be found among other places in BSD, Karawaci,  Bintaro, Gading Serpong, Kelapa Gading, Cibubur, Kemanggisan, Bekasi, Sunter, dan Gajah Mada.

photo source: @wakacao

As an affordable eatery, a Beef Pepper Rice Original starts at Rp 32.000. There are also additional flavor varieties inspired by Indonesian cuisine, such as with rendang, gulai, curry, matah (Balinese-style onion sambal), and balado toppings. In addition to beef, there are also salmon and chicken varieties.

Instagram: @wakacao

2. Fish Streat
Originating in England, fish and chips has gained popularity in Indonesia, with popular franchises dominating malls and neighborhoods. Fish Streat is one of the affordable options that maintains the original dish of fish and chips, while also offering side pasta to accompany the fish.

The one you should try here is a delightful marinara sauce that is the right amount of savory and pepper-spiciness to blend well with the fried fish. You can also try creamy sauce pasta and cheese melt pasta. If chips and pasta sides are not appealing, there is also a choice of rice or even simply opt for one of the seafood platter varieties.

photo source: @fishstreat

The fish with chips or pasta dishes are affordable at prices ranging from Rp 37.000. There are eight Fish Streat branches across Jakarta and its surrounding areas, including Tebet, Pondok Indah, Tanjung Duren, Kelapa Gading, Taman Jajan CBD, Depok, dan Bekasi.

Fish Streat
Instagram: @fishstreat

3. Raa Cha Suki & BBQ
The Japanese-inspired dining style suki provides a hot pot in the middle of the table to cook meat and vegetables. Perfect choice for diners. While these varieties are often on the pricier end of the spectrum, an affordable alternative can be found in Raa Cha Suki & BBQ.

Taking on a Thai-inspired concept, this affordable restaurant offers a range of food items with vegetables, suki and barbeque meat to be cooked with five different special sauces and two suki soups.

photo source: @raachasuki

The restaurant has many outlets spread across Java. The outlets in Jakarta are located in AEON Jakarta Garden City, Bassura, Cibubur Junction, Citraland, Cityplaza Jatinegara, Kalibata City Square, Artha Gading, Green Pramuka Square, Mall Harmoni Xchange, Mall Kelapa Gading, Mall of Indonesia, Plaza Atrium, Puri Indah Mall, Transmart Carrefour Lebak Bulu, Transmart Cempaka Putih, Transmart Gandaria City, Sarinah, and Pejaten Village. Eat here, you may spend around Rp 150,000 for two people, depending on the types of foods chosen.

Raa Cha Suki & BBQ
Instagram: @raachasuki

4. Cinke Chicken
For Taipei street food-inspired chicken snack lovers, there is Cinke Chicken. The kiosk-style establishment offers a variety of flavors to add to the deep-fried crispy chicken pieces, including salt & pepper, BBQ, cheese and seaweed. Additionally, Cinke also offers single or sharing servings, as well as rice boxes. A single serving starts at Rp 18.000 with a sharing serving at Rp 29.000 and a rice box starting at Rp 20.000.

photo source: @cinkechicken

Cinke Chicken
Instagram: @cinkechicken
Address: Jl. U No. 2, Palmerah, West Jakarta
Phone Number: 0877 888 93 987
Opening Hours: Every day 09.00 – 20.00 WIB

5. Warbit (Warung Cubit)
At this place you can nostalgic enjoying kue cubit with various flavors such as cappuccino, red velvet, avocado, and green tea, as well as various toppings rom chocolate sprinkles, Oreo, cheese, marshmallows, to Silverqueen. No less unique, here you can taste Bigburger Ramen which is the best seller. There is also taichan satay, rice bowl menu, fried rice, toast, to shisha. The prices they have to offer are affordable, from Rp 17.000 – Rp 50.000. 

Instagram: @warbit
Address: Jl. Tebet Utara Dalam No. 29, South Jakarta
Opening hours: Every day 11.00 – 02.00 WIB