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The Best Indonesian Restaurants in London

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Updated: 2 October 2017
As Indonesian food draws influence from Thai, Chinese and Indian flavours, it’s quite common to find Indonesian dishes on many Asian restaurant menus. If you want to explore the cuisine beyond more than one or two staple dishes, however, these are the places to go.

Bali Bali

Restaurant, Indonesian, $$$
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This West End restaurant has earned a reputation for serving up some of the most authentic Indonesian food in London. You’ll find plenty of classic dishes like rendang, satay and nasi goreng on the menu but if you’re new to Indonesian food, the rijstafel, a feast of seven or eight dishes, is definitely the best way to experience it. The staff are also more than happy to advise when it comes to the level of spice in the food, so if you can’t stand the heat (or you want it turned up a notch) they can help with your order.

Indonesian feast from our trip to London earlier this week 👌#indonesianfood #bali #foodporn

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Mon - Fri:
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Fri:
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat:
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Meal service:

Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Relaxed

Nusa Dua

Restaurant, Indonesian, $$$
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Formerly a resident of Dean Street, Nusa Dua relocated to premises on Shaftesbury Avenue in 2015. Nothing has changed in terms of the quality of the food though, which is made with locally sourced ingredients, imported spices and cooked just the way it would be back in Indonesia, from the soto lamongan (chicken soup with glass noodle) to the kambing bakar (lamb chops with soya sauce and lime leaves). They even have a karaoke bar on site so you can keep the party going after dinner is over.

Indo dinner tonight at Soho 🤤

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Mon - Sat:
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sun:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Relaxed

Nancy Lam's Enak Enak

Restaurant, Indonesian, $$$
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Nancy Lam’s Enak Enak, run by television chef Nancy Lam, has been serving traditional, family-style food to the people of Battersea for over 30 years. Lam uses recipes passed down from her grandmother, with everything down to the satay sauces and stock for the tom yum soup made from scratch. The name of the restaurant means ‘yummy yummy’ and it certainly lives up to that.

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Wed - Sat:
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Meal service:

Dinner

Atmosphere:

Traditional

Japindo

Restaurant, Indonesian, Japanese, $$$
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Previously Warung Pradang, a totally Indonesian restaurant, this place had a makeover, becoming Japindo in 2017, to reflect its new offering of both Japanese and Indonesian food. You can pick and mix from two menus, including everything from tempura, gyoza and yaki soba to gado gado, ayam goreng and beef rendang. They also serve a range of Asian hot drinks like Indonesian tea, Vietnamese coffee, and Malaysian pulled tea.

This ayam penyet and that rendang 👌🏻#japindo

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Tue - Thu:
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sun:
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Meal service:

Dinner, All Day

Atmosphere:

Relaxed

Jakarta

Restaurant, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai, $$$
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You’ll find a mixture of Indonesian, Thai and Malaysian dishes at this North London restaurant, so you get king prawn fritters alongside Thai fishcakes and nasi goreng alongside pad thai, with the set menus providing a mixture if you can’t choose yourself. The traditional carvings that adorn the interior only add to the atmosphere.

#padthai #sambaludang #karidaging

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Tue - Thu:
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat:
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sun:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Meal service:

Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Relaxed