Vegetarian Restaurant

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Jl Pancoran 5, Gg Tian Liong No 15, Java, Indonesia

A small 100% vegan restaurant located in the heart of Chinatown on a crowded alley way. Each day the menu changes, except for a few staples, such as mock Chinese pork, mock beef patty, satay, and local greens. Owner is friendly and happy to explain what each dish is and how it is made. No gluten is used in the making of the mock meats. Directions: From Glodok Bus Station, walk north on Jl Pintu Besar Selatan (toward Kota Bus Station). Turn left at Jl Pancoran and walk down street for a couple of minutes. Chinatown will be on your left. There are 2 alleyways that are part of Chinatown. Turn left at the 2nd alleyway (the more narrow one). If you reach A&W Burgers, you've gone too far. It's about halfway down the alley on the left. On the food display case at the front of the restaurant, it says vegetarian in big red letters. Open Tue-Sun 8:00am-4:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Chinese, International, Take-out, Indonesian

18 Reviews

First Review by AdeanaThompson

A hidden gem - Edit

Fantastically Tasty vegan food served by very friendly owners - I am glad a stumbled along this place on my very short trip to Jakarta!

Pros: Excellent food, Great value, Nice staff

Cons: I wish I was staying longer so that I could return

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Regular customer - Edit

Since stumbling upon this place a couple of years ago and quickly realising the owners' daughter was a work friend of mine, I've become a regular and drop in every week or so for a hearty plate of food and a good chat.

The food is delicious and comes in big portions. I also love the location in the heart of Jakarta's Chinatown; a fascinating place! Most of all it's the friendliness and hospitality that keep me coming and the owner even took me to an awesome local festival once which I won't forget.

A unique place, not to be missed!!

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Just amazing!!! - Edit

Great chios of meals which vary everyday. The meals are homemade and amazing! We have been eating here everyday during our stay in Jakarta. Be there for an early lunch otherwise you may miss some goodness because it is already sold out! And most of all the owner is a great and loving man.

Pros: All meals are vegan

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Amazing food - Edit

I saw this place on a video by Mark Weins, and knew I wanted to try it. It's absolutely amazing! I'm not a vegetarian, and this food was so tasty. It has a very meat-like texture, and hard to believe it's not. The owner is lovely, and so proud of the food he makes with his wife. Worth a visit for sure!

Pros: Tasty, Amazing, Cheap

Cons: None

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A lovely late lunch - Edit

Following a meandering stroll around the back streets of China Town I at last found this place (quite easily once I concluded that the tiny alley was where i was meant to be) just as Handi appeared to be closing up (due to road works). However, as he is lovely and saw my - but I wanted to eat here - look of dismay, he welcomed me in, assuring me (in very good English) that it was still possible to be served. I am very glad he did as both the meal and Chinese tea were delicious. Vegan as expected and nicely flavoured with varying degrees of spice (he did warn me which would be hotter) but none to such a degree that some rice and tea weren't suffice to restore tastebuds. In all a lovely meal made more enjoyable by Handi's company. My only warning would be that he appeared to be 'running out' of food by about 3 so worth visiting earlier in the day.

Pros: lovely food, cheap, friendly staff

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Great food, great atmosphere - Edit

My friend and I visited Koh Handi's stall out of curiosity after watching a review on his food stall on Youtube. It was a little hard to find as the avenue the stall in does not have clear street signs, but it was worth it when we finally found it.
Koh Handy is a warm and friendly man, and he engaged us in a talk about many things throughout our visit there. He also explained each food served, what it would taste like and what it made of. Foreign visitors will not be hard to converse with him to know more about the food and stuffs as he speaks good English.

Would definitely come back!

Pros: Nice owner, Delicious food

Cons: A little hard to find

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Succulent :) - Edit

En me promenant dans Chinatown, j'ai rencontré Handi. Le lendemain je me suis rendue dans son restaurant : sa cuisine est fabuleuse et vraiment étonnante ! Si vous êtes accompagné d'une personne qui dit de la nourriture végétarienne qu'elle est ennuyante, rendez vous ensemble dans ce restaurant et vous le ferez rapidement changer d'avis ! Merci Handi pour ta nourriture, pour ton sourire, ta disponibilité et tout le reste. Lorsque je reviendrai sur Jakarta promis je repasserai te voir :)

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Warm hearts, fully bellies :) - Edit

We discovered this warung through YouTube and decided we had to go exploring around Glodok/Pancoran in order to find it. After asking around for the tiny sidestreet and a fruitless search around the main Chinese market, we found it!! We chatted with P. Handi at length about his experiences and culinary delights; the rendang was especially good, made from mushrooms and definitely the best rendang I've ever had in Indonesia (the regular beef in classic rendang is usually tough; the mushroom meat substitute here was flavorful with a great mouthfeel). He even shared information about some upcoming local cultural events. He's absolutely amazing, and the food's even better! We'll see you soon, P. Handi!

Pros: Delicious, Inexpensive, Friendly

Cons: Hard to find

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The Best in Town - Edit

I'm non vegetarian, but this small restaurant give me a vision to become one. Koh Handi has various delicious vegetarian menu with Indonesian flavor like Rendang, Chicken with Yellow spice and many more. With affordable prices you wouldn't regret having some lunch here. With his knowledge about being vegetarian and a nice man to talk with. I wanna be a vegetarian now.

Pros: Friendly owner, Delicious Indonesian flavor, Affordable price

Cons: Small restaurant, In the alley of food

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Best in town! - Edit

After 10 years away from Indonesia we came back for short visit and discovered this amazing vegan Jewel in the heart of Glodok. Food is fantastic so is pak Handi and his wife. They both prepare and cook the food everyday adding a touch of good vibes and great conversations in a quirky and charming ambience. Thanks both ! Maria & Santiago

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Great street eats! - Edit

This treasure is a little hard to find but really worth the effort! Highlight of Jakarta for us.

Handy Andy only serves vegan options made with huge amounts of love and he's super friendly.

You need to make your way here!!

Love you Andy!

Pros: Nothing but incredibly delicious vegan options mad, Super friendly and wonderful cook

Cons: There aren't more stalls like this one, A little hard to find haha but sooo worth it =)

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Fantastic food + lovely atmosphere - Edit

Vegetarian Restaurant was the best thing that happened to us in Jakarta. It's not very easy to find but directions from other posts on happyCow are helpful. You can also ask anyone in the Chinatown, they know, there is only one Vegetarian bar.
Food was wonderful, fresh and full of flavor.
The owner speaks great english and is most probably one of the most friendly and kind people on Earth.
We ate there 3 days in a row, as long as we were staying in Jakarta, and every day there was something new.
Go there early, before 14-15h otherwise all the food might be gone.
This restaurant is great for your stomach and soul.

Pros: Great food, Friendly, 100% local

Cons: none

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simply wooow, - Edit

a bit hard to find, anyways it's definitely worth going there. the place is located in the middle of a food market.
they serve one of the best fake meat I ever had in my whole life.
spicy as well, so if you love Street food, this places is a must!!!!

Pros: tasty tasty tasty and very friendly, English speak

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Good food and some enlightment to go with it! - Edit

Kevin and Anna say: It maybe hard to find, but keep it up because it is well worth it!

The food tastes more than wonderful. Try the sate! And make sure you have a nice talk with the owner, an enlightened being who is happy to talk about his meditations, his 20 years of vegan-ism and his wife and children.

We really enjoyed ourselves there and stayed for over an hour to just enjoy some tea, coffee and a talk.

It closes early though, round 16h, and is closed on mondays. Googlemaps: Find directons to the A&W! And enter the alley, one minute walk and on your left

Pros: Very good food, Lovely owner, Nice tea

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Delicious vegan restaurant! - Edit

We stumbled upon this amazing place by chance when asking another stall if the food they served was vegetarian just to have to have them laugh in our face in response but then point us across the street to this place! Food was delicious, we had the rice, rendang, satay and a crispy peanut and potato food all of which were delicious! The textures of the 'meat' especially the satay was incredible though quite strange as it seemed so similar. I was interested in the recipes and the owner took the time to tell me how and what the dishes were made out of. We also had a very interesting conversation about Buddhism and his values etc
The owner also spoke brilliant English which was good as it meant he was able to explain everything very well!
Definitely recommend it! However it is tricky to find, quite easily over looked

Pros: Cheap , Delicious , Very friendly owner

Cons: tricky to find

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YUM! - Edit

Super yummy food and a really friendly owner who will happily tell you all about each dish, as well as giving you helpful advice about the local area, too. Good selection, and you choose what you want and pay according to how many different things you have. I would recommend the rendang, which is absolutely delicious! There's also a really yummy selection of pickled fruit being sold at the entrance, which serves very nicely as dessert.

Pros: Delicious food, Friendly owner, Cool, local area

Cons: Bit tricky to find at first

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A lovely place to get lunch - Edit

The food selection was fantastic, and the owner was super friendly. He cares about his customers, and wants them to want to come back again. Unfortunately, the food was a little pricey for a street kitchen/cantene-type place. My plate of food was 40,000 IDR, which rivals the cost of fancier restaurants that I've been to in Java.
Nevertheless, I would likely return here if I was in the area again!

Important note regarding directions: on Google Maps, the restaurant looks as though it should be on the street/alley named Kemenangan, but this is not so! There is an alley directly west of Kemenangan (named Gang Tian Liong). Follow the fruit markets to the "Vegetarian" sign on the food cart out front! :-)

Pros: Tasty, Friendly staff, Quick service

Cons: Pricey, Hard to find

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A Chinatown Vegan Goldmine - Edit

We stubled upon this gem in Chinatown by accident, and we were not disappointed. There is a glass case out front with the dialy dishes. Each day there are about 10-12 dishes to choose from. You can choose as many or as few as you want. The mock meats are some of the best that I've ever tried. We were so excited to find vegan satay, not to mention the other Indonesian/Chinese dishes. The Chinese 'sausage' and 'pork' had such a great smokiness about them. The owner's wife makes them daily. When they run out of food they close, so make sure to get there early. They are open from 8:30-5:00 (unless they run out of food). The owner is very friendly and happy to tell you about the dishes. Our only disappointment is that we didn't find it our first day in Jakarta.

Pros: Quality, Affordability, Friendly Staff

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