Cheap Indonesian Restaurant
Gula Merah is a low cost Indonesian restaurant in the Setiabudi 1 building on Jl Rasuna Said in Jakarta. Sometimes you get what you pay for and that's true in Gula Merah. This is cheap eating rather than tasty. The range of food is fairly standard for Indonesian cuisine with the specialty being the red sugar coffee but the meals are all to be expected. There are of course limited vegetarian options, the main offering being Gado Gado. The Gado Gado is pretty unappetising with watery vegetables dragging down the overall taste. It is also a small portion. Surprisingly there was no lime squash which is served in almost all restaurants in Jakarta. Service for a decent sized group was reasonable. Food came out fairly quickly. This is not a restaurant frequented by bules so Bahasa Indonesia is needed. Price is low so this is a fairly cheap place to eat in a restaurant given the area. For those looking for cheap Indonesian eating it could fill a small hole.
19 Feb 2018
Enjoy the Coffee with Red Sugar 😁
This is my first time visit. If you like the local food with local taste you must try this. The price is average. They provide Rujak Buah too, that's unique. Don't forget to try their special coffee.
05 Feb 2017
Good local food
Popped into this place a couple times and have enjoyed all meals. There's a good selection of local meals and they run a few specials also. Service is good upfront - quickly seated, orders taken quickly and meals come out quickly. But thereafter it's a bit slow to get additional help or the bill. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The staff don't really understand English but the menu has pictures which are quite helpful. Bring cash - as they have a minimum limit if you want to pay with credit card.
20 Dec 2016
Kav 62 Jl. HR Rasuna Said Setiabudi One Building, Ground Floor Unit B/108B-109, Jakarta Indonesia