The hotel Mustika served a delightful breakfast every morning out on the terrace.
There was a nice view out over the forest and in the distance you could see the Fire Mountain.
Rising 2,900 meters (9,600 ft.) above the rain forest , Mount Merapi (the Fire Mountain) is one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes.
The resto was made of bamboo and native materials, while all food items are displayed on a center table with guests seated around it. You choose or point whatever food piques your fancy and they heat it up and serve it on a plate. For drinks, try their non-alcoholic "coffee-beer"...believe me, it does not have the taste of either but it's good.
Favorite Dish: They had a dish whose name is the same as the resto's so I assumed it was their centerpiece specialty. It was rice with green leafy veggies and bean curd doused with spicy peanut sauce. It was pretty good and filling when eaten by itself without any meat, fish or chicken.
The location of this restaurant -- right in front of the Main temples of Prambanam -- is its strong suit.
Favorite Dish: The fare is typical Indonesian -- nasi/mee goreng, etc. It's simple and really delicious. Despite its prime location, the prices are more than reasonable -- about $3 for most dishes and $1 for drinks.
Normally I go with the Lonely Planet's recommendations. Their Yogya list of restaurants is, to say the least, simply weak. Most of their recommendations are in the 2 prime backpacker areas with restaurants that serve a non-descript menu of Indonesian/western dishes. The Bintang cafe is one of them and the food was far from interesting. I ordered kwetiau goreng (fried noodles), ikan bakar (turned out to be fish and chips) and chicken satay. The food was just not very good and the satay sauce tasted weird.
Eating out is so cheap in Indonesia. You can afford to give this one a miss and go to better restaurants instead.
Bale Raos is known what replicating the dished favored by the various sultans that inhabited the Kraton. The results were good, though not spectacular. The restaurant is right south of the Kraton and north east of Taman Sari. It's right next to a big souvenir shop.
Favorite Dish: The set meals were quite good: I had meatballs in coconut soup, tempeh (soy bean product), beef curry and red rice. The chicken satay was better than most other places in Yogya. Prices were not high, less than $4 per person including drinks. According to the website, you could even avail yourself of "pretentious rijstaffel"!
Nyonya food is typical of certain areas of Malaysia. Not a surprise to find a nyonya restaurant in Indonesia. The restaurant is very pleasantly decorated with Straits Chinese/peranakan/nyonya memorabilia. The food here is delicious and tastes quite authentic. They've won the Tatler's reader award of one of the best restaurants in Indonesia in 2005, 2006 and 2007. The Yogya branch of the restaurant is strategically positioned right across the street from the Grand mercure hotel.
Favorite Dish: A lot of delicious nyonya dishes -- nasi lemak (coconut rice), nasi bekar (baked rice), otak-otak (baked fish in banana leaf), etc. Being that we're in Indonesia, there're some Indonesian influences: nasi lemak served rijstaffel style, bitterballen (a Dutch snack typically served alongside a pint). BTW, most dishes here are under $3 USD.
The latest menu shows 117 choices of starters, main courses and desserts, as well as 37 choices for drinks. You will be spoiled for choice.
Paprika is the Grande Mercure's restaurant. In addition to the buffet breakfast and lunch, it also serves a la carte dinner. The breakfast buffet was really good -- omelette/waffle station, fresh bakery selection (really good croissants but then would you expect any less from a French hotel?), a modest fruit and dessert selection. However, the ont thing that really takes the cake is the Indonesian selection. All those things you want to try on the streets of Yogya but are afraid to because of the language barrier -- gudeg, soto ayam, mee/nasi goreng, bakso and plus a host of more gourmet type of Indonesian dishes are available here.
Paprika also serves really a good a la carte dinner. Normally I'm sceptical of hotel restaurants but the dishes here are quite good. Dinner of fried fish (don't worry -- it's filleted) with Indonesian sweet/sour sauce, mixed grilled skewers of chicken/beef/shrimp, lamb samosa, lumpia (Indonesian spring rolls) runs about 200,000 IDR, or about $22.
Drinks are a bit on the stiff side. Cocktails are about $7 and mocktails not much less. But with the ambience and wonderful service, it surely is worth it.
Favorite Dish: Indonesian dishes such as Yogya specialities like gudeg, soto ayam, nasi/mee goreng, etc.
Since it's in a French hotel it also has a good selection of Provence-influenced dishes as well.
This is a relaxing tropical garden with veranda restaurant in the southern part of Yogyakarta.
Tropical garden and veranda means that you should take your huge dose of mosquito repellent before going, else you risk to be the main dish of those flying Drakuls:))
Favorite Dish: I loved their fried rice, it is probably the best one I had in Yoyakarta.
Gudeg is the main dish in Yogya and Solo that you can't missed!.
It's a specialty in here, actually the gudeg itself is name of dish that made from jackfruit, cooked with special ingredients (i hv no idea what are those) and make it sweet & delicious.
The gudeg oftenly serves with rice, gudeg itself, chicken opor (cooked with coconut's milk), egg - boiled with some ingredients too; sweet and tasty,and my fave is Krecek; made from cow's skin cracker cooked with spices, chilli & coconut milk. Hmm so yummy!!
Gudeg Yu Jum is very famous amongst others. Many traveler bring back to their home in a Kendil (ceramic pot) or in Besek (boxes) to gift to their loved ones at their hometown. Gudeg may stay in good shape & taste till 3 hours flight. And if you put in refrigerator it can be preserve till 3 days.
Favorite Dish: gudeg, complete
This restaurant is listed in the Lonely Planet travel guide. They serve breakfast lunch and dinner. I went to this restaurant on a reccomendation from a local. The food was reasonaly priced. I stuffed myself silly on fresh juices, homemade soups and Nasi Goreng for all under $5 USD. The people were all very friendly, one even joined me and chatted while I ate my dinner. This restaurant it seems caters mainly to tourists and they had no problems with us sitting while we went through our tour books.
Kopi Luwak is a pleasant coffee in the Matahari Mall. Cosy arm chairs and sofas invite to spend some time chatting with a friend or enjoying a good book along with a cup of exquisite coffee.
This is definitely the best coffee you can have in this town and actually the World's most famous and expensive coffee. See text below for an explanation of how the coffee is "produced" or excreted.
"Kopi Luwak coffee comes from the Indonesian island of Sumatra, an area well-known for its excellent coffee. Also native to the area is a small civit-like animal called a Paradoxurus. That's the scientific name, the locals call them luwaks. These little mammals live in the trees and one of their favorite foods is the red, ripe coffee cherry. They eat the cherries, bean and all. While the bean is in the little guy's stomach, it undergoes chemical treatments and fermentations. The bean finishes its journey through the digestive system, and exits. The still-intact beans are collected from the forest floor, and are cleaned, then roasted and ground just like any other coffee." Source: http://coffeetea.about.com/cs/kindsofcoffee/a/aakopiluwak.htm
Favorite Dish: Cherry blossom coffee - a delicious mix of cherry syrup, iced coffee and vanilla ice cream
For a snack try out the golden purse - fried shrimp wraps with a side salad and fries
Terletak di pusat kerajian perak Yogyakarta, Kotagede, Restoran Omah Dhuwur merupakan tempat sempurna yang harus Anda singgahi selagi Anda yang berkunjung ke pusat kerajinan seni perak di Yogyakarta ini. Omah Dhuwur merupakan sebuah tempat legendaris yang merupakan milik dari pak Tembong, 'Orang Kalang' pada masa awal tahun 1900-an yang tersohor. Mulai tahun 1999, rumah ini dimiliki oleh Harto Soeharjo, seorang pengusaha perak di Kotagede pemilik HS Silver yang akhirnya pada tahun 2002 menjadikan tempat ini sebagai sebuah restoran dengan nama Omah Dhuwur.
Kini, Omah Dhuwur bukan hanya sebagai tempat yang mempunyai nilai estetik dan sejarah yang tinggi saja, namun juga sebagai sebuah restoran yang menyediakan masakan mewah yang patut Anda nikmati. Dikelilingi oleh nunsa Jogja tempo dulu, Omah Dhuwur menjadi pilihan utama bagi Anda yang menginginkan sebuah pengalaman kuliner di Kota Jogja.
Restoran Omah Dhuwur menawarkan berbagai masakan khas lokal yang dipadukan secara sempurna dengan masakan kontinental dan oriental yang mampu menghasilkan cita rasa 'fushion' yang menakjubkan. Beberapa diantaranya adalah campuran unik antara singkong goreng dengan tenderloin panggang mewah yang disebut dengan ‘ Omah dhuwur Steak‘ disajikan dengan sautéd creamy cassava dan rolled vegetables, steak ayam 'Jenger janger', lobster termidore, Salmon Cascade dan BBQ Beef Back Rib” adalah menu andalan restoran ini. Perpaduan menakjubkan tersebut tidak hanya menghasilkan masakan saja, namun juga minuman tradisional yang luar biasa. Cengkeh, jahe, dan cinnamon juga dicampur menjadi sebuah minuman khas 'Omah Dhuwur Traditional Javanese Punch' atau lebih dikenal dengan nama 'Wedang Omah Dhuwur'.
Favorite Dish: Salmon Cascade...pokokmen...Mak Nyos!
Sit on the floor, low table, excellent food, street musician for entertainment. A little bit pricey.
Favorite Dish: Grill duck (bebek) with sweet soya. Don't forget grill chicken and ikan gurame. And wash it down with ais-jeruk.
You can bring your own beer and wine, if you like. pay some tips to the shop to use their glasses and ice.
Wide variaty. Daily Mon to Sun different local menu (included vege menu) & at the same time, western style & beers available. Local desserts & drinks are great. In short, i spend my 5 days meal here, *****.
Favorite Dish: All Local Food
we asked around where to have the best gudeg in town and this question
brought us to this place. food is really good. try the spicy menu. i paid 13,500 for mine.
set meal: 7,000
jeruk: 2,000 x 2