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Popular Places for Nasi Padang in Jakarta

It isn’t a complete trip to Indonesia if you don’t sample the famous Nasi Padang. Part of the colourful Southeast Asian platter, Nasi Padang is flavour in every mouthful. This dish is a Padang steamed rice, which is served with a mini banquet of assorted meats, fish, vegetables, and spicy sambal.

But it can be quite a chore, trying to locate the perfect spot in Indonesia, for relishing this particular delicacy. It’s not the kind of dish that roadside stalls love selling, but there are a few restaurants where you can sit down, relax and indulge in this delicacy.

Popular Places for Nasi Padang in Jakarta

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Here are the popular places for Nasi Padang in Jakarta.

Garuda Padang Restaurant

Garuda Padang Restaurant

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Nasi Padang in a must-try for every visitor to Jakarta. Eating at the Garuda Restaurant in particular, is a completely unique experience. The ambience is inviting, and the interiors provide much-needed respite from the tropical heat of Indonesia. The restaurant plates up a fine Nasi Padang, which is both delicious and affordable. Dig into a traditional Indonesian platter here.

Rumah Makan

Popular Places for Nasi Padang in Jakarta - Rumah Makan

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Most travellers who eat at Rumah Makan describe the experience as overwhelming. The restaurant is bright, clean and air-conditioned, and an oasis in a jungle. The dance of aromas which waft from the kitchens is something to celebrate. The Nasi Padang which you are served here is a melange of tangy, sweet, sour and spicy flavours.

Natrabu Minang Restaurant

Popular Places for Nasi Padang in Jakarta - Natrabu Minang Restaurant

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Decorated like an old house, with a relaxing atmosphere and calming ambience, this restaurant is perfect for a traveller who has spent a morning out in the open, under the Indonesian sun. The restaurant plates up some of the best Nasi Padang in town, with just enough spice to tickle your taste buds, but not so much as to have you reaching for the local drinks.

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