January 20, 2010

Berkeley: Jayakarta (CLOSED); restaurant review

80 North


CLOSED  2026 University Ave./Milvia St., (510) 841-0884 . L-D daily; $.

In a simple one-room dining area, Jayakarta serves up complex, exotic, and delicious Indonesian and Singaporean cuisine. Sure things include #12, roti prata (grilled flat bread with yellow curry dip); #62, ayam kalasan (Javanese barbecued chicken); #69, rendang (tender beef simmered with spices and coconut milk); #75 pepes ikan (richly flavored fish cooked in a banana leaf). More adventurous diners might want to try #66, sambal goring hati ampla (chicken gizzards with stink beans). Well-priced lunch specials include combo plates and rice plates (#31, the nasi rames rice plate includes a mound of jasmine rice surrounded by crispy curry chicken, spicy coconut beef, a hard boiled egg, tiny crispy-fried anchovies and peanuts, pickles, and shrimp crackers). A bountiful rijsttafel smorgasbord of dishes is also available.

More things to do in Berkeley.

Way more things to do in Berkeley. 

More ideas for exploring Northern California. 

image courtesy of venue


  1. The new website for Jayakarta Restaurant is:

    the old link is a dead end. thanks

  2. Thanks for the update! Also, this is a reminder that I need to come back soon--it's been far too long.


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