Being a city so rich in history, culture and arts, you’ll be needing lots of energy to explore Yogyakarta! Fret not as we’ve rounded up 13 halal eateries for you to try out when you’re here😋

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So, get ready to fuel up with the best local cuisines!

1. Soto Kadipiro

There are several Soto Kadipiro restaurants in Yogyakarta, and four at Jalan Wates alone. The original Soto Kadipiro restaurant bears a sign that says “Warung Soto Kadipiro Since 1921”.


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According to locals, this is a popular Soto restaurant who served the Kings of Yogyakarta! A famous dish that’s been around for almost a century is definitely worth a try, right?😉


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From locals and even to tourists, people would queue as early as 8am just to get a taste of the Soto sold here! So now you know to head there early if you’re ever in the area😉

What to order: Soto Ayam (chicken soup), Ayam Goreng (fried chicken), Limun Sarsaparilla (sarsaparilla lemonade)
Opening hours: 8 AM to 2 PM daily
Address: Jl. Wates Km. 3 No. 33, Kadipiro, Ngestiharjo, Kasihan, Bantul, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55184, Indonesia

2. Special Geprek Mas Bowoo

A hidden gem at Jalan Malioboro (just 50 metres away from Mall Malioboro), Special Geprek Mas Bowoo is a humble eatery that’s well known among the locals. Their simple and straightforward menu is the unique attribute that keeps their regulars coming!

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If you’re a huge fan of spicy food, this will easily be your favourite go-to place whenever you’re in Yogyakarta! You can bet that you absolutely won’t be going home hungry AND deprived of spicy food from this one😋


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What to order: Nasi goreng spesial (special fried rice), Ayam Geprek (crushed fried chicken with chili sauce), Bebek Geprek (crushed fried duck with chili sauce)
Opening hours: 10 AM – 10 PM
Address: Jl. Dagen, No 2B, Sosromenduran, Kota Yogyakarta

3. Gudeg Bu Amad

Strategic location, affordable price and indisputable taste. Yup, that is the best way to describe this next eatery! Gudeg, a traditional Javanese cuisine is made from young unripe jackfruit😄

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Gudeg Bu Amad which was established in 1960 in particular is popular among locals (especially students from different universities in the area) and even tourists!

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Locals say going to Yogyakarta would not be a complete trip without eating some Gudeg and this place is THE best place to get some! So now you know😁

What to order: Gudeg (options of sweet and dry)
Opening hours: 6 AM – 9 PM daily
Address: Jl. Kaliurang Km. 4.5, Caturtunggal, Kec. Depok, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia

4. Bebek Goreng Haji Slamet

Bebek Goreng Haji Slamet is a brand with regionwide reputation, so it’s absolutely normal that people don’t mind braving the traffic and hot weather to dine here!


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Rumour has it that bebek goreng sells out so often that the customers show up early in order to not miss the dish! Not a fan of bebek goreng? Fret not as they also sell Indomie (noodles), nasi ayam (chicken rice) and different types of roti bakar (toast)😆


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What to order: Bebek goreng (fried duck), sambal korek (spicy chili sauce)
Opening hours: 11 AM – 9 PM (closed on Fridays)
Address: Jalan Gejayan, Catur Tunggal, Depok, Caturtunggal, Kec. Depok, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia
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5. Bale Raos

Owned by the Jogjakarta royal family, Bale Raos is the only restaurant that serves meals loved by Sultan Jogjakarta. The intricate design and grand architecture makes it a great place for special occasions☺️ To the surprise of many people, this place is not a fine dining restaurant despite the lavish appearance!


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They have a wide variety on the menu, from bebek goreng, fried rice, meat dishes and even local desserts such as tapak kucing!  You totally would be spoiled for choices here😉


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What to order: Bebek Suwar-suwir (roasted sour-taste duck), Beer Jawa (non-alcoholic ginger drink), Tapak Kucing (banana fried in sugar and cinnamon)
Opening hours: 10 AM – 9.30 PM daily except Monday (10 AM – 3 PM)
Address: Jalan Magangan Kulon No. 1, Kraton, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Phone: +62 274 415550
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6. Nanamia Pizzeria

Looking for a place to get a little cozy with a taste of Italian? Nanamia is your solution! The restaurant has two sections: indoor, for that intimate moment, and open air garden for a more relaxed atmosphere😌


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If you’d like to eat them at the comfort of your home (or, hotel) good news as they do deliveries as well! They even have a small play area for children if you’re planning to bring the kids along😊


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What to order: Nanamia Speciale, Quattro Formaggi, Dolce Vita Cioccolato
Opening hours: 11 AM – 11 PM daily except Friday (1 PM – 11 PM)
Address: Jl. Mozes Gatotkaca B9 17, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia
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7. Warung Bu Ageng

With nice atmosphere and a lovely interior, this authentic Jogjakarta restaurant is a must visit! The restaurant, which is owned by a renowned theatre actor named Butet Kertaredjasa, is located strategically at a tourist area and surrounded by many shops and cafes.


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With a variety of local Indonesian food on their menu, you can ask the locals around and they’d tell you that Warung Bu Ageng is one of the proper places to eat authentic Javanese dishes in Yogyakarta😊


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What to order: Nasi Campur Ayam Bakar Suwiran (mixed rice with roasted chicken), bubur duren Mlekoh (durian porridge)
Opening hours: 11 AM – 11 PM (closed on Mondays)
Address: Jln. Tirtodipuran 13, Yogyakarta 55143, Indonesia

8. Gubug Makan Mang Engking

Craving for a seafood fix? Gubug Makan Mang Engking is the place to go! The restaurant is built around a pond, and you can choose your own gubug (gazebo) to dine at. Although it’s slightly far away from town, the nice paddy field environment and delectable menu are worth the trip😉

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You can enjoy your scrumptious food with an absolutely beautiful view of the restaurant especially when it’s lighted up at night! Talk about cosy huh?☺️

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What to order: Udang bakar madu (honey grilled prawns), ikan gurame goreng/asam manis (fried/sweet sour gourami fish)
Opening hours: 10 AM – 8 PM
Address: Jl. Godean Km. 16, Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

9. Bakmi Jowo Mbah Gito

Searching for a Javanese styled restaurant? Look no further and head down to Bakmi Jowo Mbah Gito! Traditional wooden building with modest interior and wayang kulit (shadow play) shows on special occasions, there’s a lot to love about this restaurant. At night, the employees would change into traditional outfits (kebaya lurik for female, surjan with blangkon for male), making the place even more unique.


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Aside from the nostalgic and unique ambience, the real winner of this restaurant, however, is of course the food! Their dishes are so good that their regulars range from regular citizens to ministers😋


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What to order: Bakmi Jawa godog (Javanese boiled noodles), mi goreng (fried noodles), teh poci (tea in a ceramic pot)
Opening hours: 10 AM – 11 PM daily
Address: Jln. Rejowinangun, Yogyakarta 55171, Indonesia

10. Ganesha ek Sanskriti

To satisfy your North Indian food craving, Ganesha ek Sanskriti has the best indian food in town! A posh restaurant with a refined yet affordable menu, it’s the ideal solution for that craving😎


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With a Native Indian chef, the authentic taste is guaranteed. There are lots of vegetarian options as well!


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What to order: Papdi Chat, Murg Tikka, Gulab Jamun
Opening hours: 11 AM – 11 PM daily
Address: Jl. Laksda Adisucipto Km 8,7 | Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta Resort & Spa, 8th Floor, Depok, Yogyakarta 55282, Indonesia

11. Sasanti Restaurant & Gallery

With only a 10 minute taxi ride from the central area of Yogyakarta, this is where you’ll get to see fine dining meets art! Sasanti Restaurant & Gallery is where you can feast both your eyes and tastebuds😍


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If you can’t choose between Indonesian or Western cuisine, don’t worry as they sell both on their menu! It is the perfect location for a romantic night out😌


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What to order: Nasi Goreng Seafood, Srikaya Creme Brûlée
Opening hours: 11 AM – 10 PM daily
Address: Jalan Palagan Tentara Pelajar No. 52A, Sariharjo, Sleman, Yogyakarta
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12. Parsley Bakery & Restaurant

Some Parsley branches in Yogyakarta come with a restaurant, so go for those! You can enjoy a good selection of local and international food with generous portion, reasonable price and nice atmosphere.


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Do note that the menu may vary according to the different locations😊


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What to order: Bulgogi, Rawon Malang (black paste beef stew), Roti Rendang
Opening hours: 8 AM – 10 PM daily
Address: Jl. Kaliurang Km. 5,3 No. A19, Caturtunggal, Yogyakarta
Phone: +62 274 589756
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13. Sate Klathak Pak Bari

“Sate klathak Pak Bari is just like any regular sate,” says no one ever. If you ask local taxi drivers to recommend you a good sate klathak place, chances are they’ll drive you here!

The food comes with a cheap price as well, which explains why there’d be a throng of people waiting even before the business hour. Just don’t let the shabby shack look fool you🤗


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What to order: Sate klathak (lamb skewers grilled on embers), tengkleng (meat with barbecue sauce), tongseng (meat soup with vegetables)
Opening hours: 6.30 PM – 12 AM daily
Address: Pasar Desa Wonokromo Pleret, Jalan Imogiri, Km. 10, Bantul | Pasar Pleret, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

So there you have it! 13 halal eateries for you to try out when you’re in Yogyakarta for your next getaway. Let us know if you have tried any of these places we’ve mentioned or drop us your suggestion! May your journey be smooth and your stomach be full, always😌

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