Sate Khas Senayan first built its restaurant on Jalan Pakubuwono, South Jakarta, in 1974. At the time, it was hard to find a place for families to go and share big spreads of Javanese and Balinese meals together. Fulfilling these cravings for local food, Sate Khas Senayan devoted themselves to serve families in Jakarta dishes that reflect the richness and diversity of Indonesian cuisine.

Just a year short of their golden anniversary, the restaurant has established its name as one of the capital’s flagship restaurants. This isn’t achieved through simple luck, their commitment to keep the authenticity of local cuisine makes this restaurant a reliable destination. There will be a sense of familiarity that one will experience when eating at Sate Khas Senayan restaurants, as most of the dishes are the staple comfort foods easily found all over Java and Bali. The moment you enter the premises, you will be greeted by a contemporary Indonesian interior, wooden chairs and tables bridging traditional and modern Javanese decor. 

The firsts to devour are, of course, their Satays, offered in a wide variety of meats from Chicken, Lamb or Beef, marinated and served with the restaurant’s signature sauce. A bite of these will give you the answers as to why Sate Khas Senayan has become such a beloved dining destination in Jakarta. 

Other dishes are also staples of Indonesian comfort foods, such as Tahu Telur, Soto Ayam Ambengan and Nasi Kuning Campur, all menus are curated to keep the original tastes of these cuisines and processed with the best ingredients. The classic chain restaurant also hosts several Food Festivals highlighting different kinds of Indonesian traditional cuisine, from Betawi Food to Sudanese and East Javanese. This is done with the intention of spreading more awareness about the local dishes from different parts of the country. 

Sate Khas Senayan also loves to celebrate Indonesian traditions and to encourage it through offering seasonal celebration menus and hantaran. During festive seasons, the restaurant serves special dishes, such as the iconic Lontong Cap  Gomeh (Chinese-style rice cake with various richly flavored side dishes) for Chinese  New Year, Ketupat Campur (rice cake served in coconut milk gravy with various side  dishes) for Ramadan and Ayam Kodok (stuffed boneless chicken) for Christmas.  There’s even an option to serve tumpeng (a  cone-shaped serving of yellow rice accompanied by assorted side dishes) for special occasions. 

Sate Khas Senayan is spread throughout Jakarta and its satellite cities as well as Bali and Surabaya, from single-building restaurants to malls and airports, guests can easily find the nearest branch whenever they’re craving for something familiar and delectable. 

Visit this link to access the addresses for all Sate Khas Senayan’s branches. 

Sate Khas Senayan

Dinda Mulia

Dinda Mulia

Dinda is an avid explorer of art, culture, diplomacy and food. She is also a published poet and writer at NOW!Jakarta.