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2026 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1006
+1 510-841-0884
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good47%
  • Average27%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“noodle dish” (2 reviews)
“cuisine” (3 reviews)
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Asian, Indonesian
$$ - $$$
2026 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1006
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am Indonesian, and it is the most authentic Indonesian food around. More importantly, it is certified halal! The portions are big, so I recommend sharing (family style). The spice level is spot on. Vegetarian friendly.

Thank Lulu G
Reviewed 26 March 2018

I was in Berkeley for a conference and came here upon recommendation from a friend who use to live in the area. I got a yellow curry soup, and my colleagues got gado gado, Indonesian BBQ chicken, and a curried beef dish. It was all...More

Thank ampty2017
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Great little restaurant. felt very authentic. Great staff and service. Prices are slightly higher than I would have liked but again this is California.

Thank ntm1969
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Four of us had a most interesting meal at Jayakarta on University in Berkeley. Our son had been there previously and did the ordering. Fortunately, their chef is willing to tone down the amount of spiciness for the more faint of heart. There is a...More

Thank markmd
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I landed at SFO about mid morning and were both starving. On pur drive to Point Rayes, we decided to stop in Berkley for a quick Thye lunch. Then it happened! While walking on University Drive we were bombarded my the most...More

Thank Barry M
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Jayakarta is a hopping place, they’ve been around a while and they stay pretty busy. The menu is voluminous, and clearly someone had help with it because it is peppered with yelp reviews and punchy little comments about the various dishes. They feature all the...More

Thank Retinol13
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I have eaten real Indonesian food both in Java and Bali, and at good quality restaurants in the US and Amsterdam. This is NOT what Indonesian food should be! Fried noodles are worse than some fast food Chinese at a mall. Eggplant so oily it...More

1  Thank Roseleaf
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Having lived there, I can vouch for the quality & taste. Try the Rendang, Nasi Lemak etc. for real Indonesian flavors. Must try for food enthusiasts. Be patient, don;t complain about service.

Thank Paresh B
Reviewed 3 July 2015

I was just told about this place that had disclaimers about the spice levels of the Indonesian food. I had to give it a try with abuddy who loves hot and spicy foods. We were discouraged by the owner not to go above '2 pepper'...More

Thank UncleChuckles
Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

First time came there I ordered Empek-empek and Es teller. Empek-empek taste bad not as my expectation but my drink wad good. Second times I ordered other food because I knew their Empek-empek not worth to buy, so I ordered lontong cap go meh and...More

Thank Tina B
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2026 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1006
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-841-0884
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