Nestled at the foot of the Berkeley hills, only blocks away for the UC Berkeley campus, Jayakarta Restaurant has been serving the East Bay and the Indonesian community for seven years (2012).
We’ll admit it…. We are simply a “hole in the wall”.
Believe it or not, we are only a staff of 3 people, 4 at the most, with only one head chef. …But we are capable of running at the speed of a busy McDonalds or Chinese restaurant with many more employees than we have. So when we are busy (normally 6-8PM on weekends) and fully packed with customers and lines of To Go orders, please forgive us if our service becomes erratic. With only 3 people, it deserves an award for not buckling under the pressure… something that we have been doing for seven years straight.
Our job is simply to bring you the most authentic cuisine you could find on the streets of the capital city of JAKARTA (Betawi) and nothing more. That’s it.
If you’re looking for an ENTIRE menu in the style of another region of Indonesia (Bali, Medan, Menado etc..), you WON’T find it here. Remember from a region of 17000 islands… there is so much diversity in term of style of food that any restaurant can offer… so our FOCUS is on a style common in Jakarta ONLY.
We are not here to win awards for all-around best restaurant… win awards for best designed restaurant or awards for the best ambience… If you want something like that… trust us… there are many restaurants in the Bay Area who have and can qualify for that and then
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