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2026 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
510 841-0884
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Fremont, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Come with lowered expectations and be careful about what you order, and you may be pleasantly surprised. Bring wipes. High chair for our grandson was filthy, and the place doesn't sparkle. The 12 course rijsttafel for the five of us ranged from good to poor dishes. The two krupuks served were not fresh, satays were excellent, terrible gado-gado, several dishes... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I have visited this place twice which the last visit was two weeks ago with my friends for a dinner. On the first visit, I was so disappointed because the food wasn't like I expected since I'm an Indonesian who always had original Indonesian cuisine in my country. After being disappointed on the first visit that happened four months earlier... More 

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San Francisco, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I went with my wife to introduce her to Indonesian food. We got a rijsttafel (sample of 12 different dishes) for two in this small (family owned?)restaurant. Compared to the Indonesian dishes I know the quality of the food was very tasty. The rijsttafel for two was so much that we ended up taking half of it home to enjoy... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I am Indonesian and I thought the food was OK . I went with my friend and the total price for our food was about $33. We gave $40 and the server did not give back our change assuming we would left the change for tips. Honestly, this is the WORST service in the history of restaurant. How can you... More 

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San Francisco
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Today we enjoyed the kroepoek, chicken satay, tempeh, roti and the loempia. All were very good, lots of satay sauce with everything. Will be back.

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Fremont, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Dined here with my daughter who is a UCB student last night. My daughter was raving about this place as being the top rated Indonesian restaurant in the bay area and quoting several great reviews - which raised my expectations about the food and service to begin with. Here is my assessment - fair and square when compared with other... More 

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We ordered the RIJSTAFFEL which was a sampling of 12 different dishes. Nearly all were outstanding. This choice is a great way to get a wide sampling of all this hole in the wall. We also loved the fried rice. The service was good and friendly. We really enjoyed the meal. It made it onto our short list for return... More 

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Patterson, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

With only one server and sometimes two servers on the floor, I consider its overall service is pretty good. And, a hole in the wall often serves an excellent food; this is true with any kind of cuisine. I love all of their food particularly 'nasi bungkus' special. The durian and the avocado smoothies are also excellent. The bacang, which... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Under the new ownership, things have changed very little. This is a small place that is almost always packed-- a sure sign of good fresh food. Not to miss are durian and coconut milk shakes, palm sugar chicken, and prata with turmeric dip-- fantastic flavor! They also have a great selection of soups. Also, everyday lunch special is a great... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

We sampled satay, rendang and a chicken curry. The satay was poor, unless you consider peanut butter mix a satay. The rendang was probably the best choice though watery. And the chicken curry was alright except it had a lot of potato in it. This place is cheap and a good spot for students but I'd have to think twice... More 

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Jayakarta R, Owner at Jayakarta, responded to this review

Hello Cooperspale, We are sorry to hear about your experience at Jayakarta Restaurant. Yes it is true. Our food can be hit and miss for some Americans. We are not Asian fusion restaurant. What we sell you literally is what the food you find on the streets of Jakarta (not the fine dining establishments of Jakarta)… but the little garage-like... More 

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Additional Information about Jayakarta

Address: 2026 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone Number: 510 841-0884
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Indonesian

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