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Jayakarta

2026 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1006
+1 510-841-0884
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Overview
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good43%
  • Average33%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
9 Aug 2017
“A mixed bag, some okay and some not so much”
14 Aug 2016
“Absurd to call this 4 stars!”
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CUISINES
Asian, Indonesian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2026 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1006
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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 15 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
Reviewed 16 January 2015

Come with lowered expectations and be careful about what you order, and you may be pleasantly surprised. Bring wipes. High chair for our grandson was filthy, and the place doesn't sparkle. The 12 course rijsttafel for the five of us ranged from good to poor...More

Thank FriendlyTraveler001
Reviewed 25 November 2014

I have visited this place twice which the last visit was two weeks ago with my friends for a dinner. On the first visit, I was so disappointed because the food wasn't like I expected since I'm an Indonesian who always had original Indonesian cuisine...More

1  Thank KevinWijaya
Reviewed 3 March 2014

I went with my wife to introduce her to Indonesian food. We got a rijsttafel (sample of 12 different dishes) for two in this small (family owned?)restaurant. Compared to the Indonesian dishes I know the quality of the food was very tasty. The rijsttafel for...More

Thank Dutch A
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

I am Indonesian and I thought the food was OK . I went with my friend and the total price for our food was about $33. We gave $40 and the server did not give back our change assuming we would left the change for...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

Today we enjoyed the kroepoek, chicken satay, tempeh, roti and the loempia. All were very good, lots of satay sauce with everything. Will be back.

Thank Paraplu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 09:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 09:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 09:00
Thursday
11:00 - 09:00
Friday
11:00 - 09:00
Saturday
11:00 - 09:00
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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