While Jakarta and Bali mostly reign supreme when it comes to the tastiest burgers in Indonesia, there’s also some other unassuming burger joints on other islands. From tall burger stacks overflowing with cheese and toppings to simple patties, you won’t be able to resist these tempting burgers…
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Three Buns is a hugely popular burger bar with locations in Jakarta and Singapore, and plans to open soon in Bali. What’s so special about these burgers? Well, they use only top quality prime beef from Australia, locally sourced artisan buns baked daily and house-made sauces, pickles and garnishes. Yum!
While Bali has no shortage of droolworthy burgers, Strawberry Fields is a real show stopper. We recently named them among the 50 best burgers in Asia, so you can bet they’re super good. Their award winning New York-style burgers include gourmet takes on fast food favourites, such as Le Big Mac or the Royale with Cheese.
Boss Man is absolutely bossing it when it comes to serving some of the best burgers in Indonesia. The burger menu here is small but mighty, with six signature burgers on the menu with the best ingredients, featuring 60-day dry-aged chuck steaks shaped in-house daily. Toppings include caramelised pineapple and housemade hot sauce with oozing cheddar cheese.
This walk-in burger joint has been impressing burger fans in the city since opening, and is located inside the luxurious and hip Alila SCBD Jakarta – right in the heart of the city’s premier business district. Soft brioche buns are the perfect sandwich layer for these juicy patties. Try the truffle sauce burger with brie cheese for a real treat.
How can we even start to describe the incredible flavours of this Java burger joint? Thick, juicy beef patties are dripping with flavour while slices of cheddar cheese melt all over the burger for a tasty but messy eat. These bad boys are stacked suuuuper high, so arrive here hungry and ready to tackle a proper feast.
For gourmet burgers in Sumatra, look no further than Buba! Grilled Burger. The burgers here are top quality, cooked by talented chefs who combine quality ingredients with tasty toppings for the perfect bite. They pan-fry the patties to a juicy medium rare to lock the moisture of the patty. One word: delicious.
This buzzing burger joint is always packed with burger fans lining up for these bad boys. Byburger does perfectly seared smashed beef patties, topped with cheesy American red cheddar and all sorts of other treats. Come by at the weekend for their Wagyu beef patties but be warned, it’s first come first served for these.
When a restaurant’s name includes a direct reference to burgers, you can be sure they focus on only the best. The buns at WACKO come absolutely loaded with fresh and delicious toppings. The big question is to use cutlery or your hands? Whatever way you choose to eat these, you’ll be rewarded with a mouthful of incredibly juicy beef.
This super stylish restaurant and bar in Kuta has live DJs, homemade food and of course – or why else would we feature them? – one of the best burgers in Indonesia. Their legendary creations include the Dirty Burger, which is a beast of Wagyu beef, smoked cheddar cheese, onion rings, and a walnut, apple-cranberry slaw.
Smack Burger is a fast-food style burger joint with a difference: they use top quality Australian beef and freshly baked buns for a gourmet spin on a fast food classic. With a loyal fanbase of both locals and visitors, its champions insist that these are the ‘juiciest burgers you’ll ever taste’. Who can resist that claim?
Lawless Burger Bar are all about “Beer. Bikes. Burgers. Black Sabbath.” A rock ‘n roll combo that really works, with some huge and creative burgers to choose from. Take your pick of whopper burgers here, from the high stacked beef galore The Lemmy, to the crowd’s favourites, such as Sabbath Burger (classic cheese burger) and Motley Burg (BLT burger).
Naughty Nuri’s is a Seminyak hotspot for all sorts of good things to eat, but we urge you to try their incredible burgers. Try the classic 200g tender beef burger with cheese, or opt for a succulent boneless rib burger with tangy slaw. Make sure to wash it down with one of their signature cocktails, such as their famous Naughty Nuri’s martini.
With a name like ‘The Butcher’s Club’, you can be sure that the folk here know more than a thing or two about great meat. While this restaurant is best known for its steak, the burgers are all winners. Try the Double Happiness with two thick juicy patties, crispy bacon and loaded with cheese, or the Wu-Tang with a beef patty that’s fried in Sriracha sauce and is topped with kimchi and kewpie mayo.
Moo Burger is a tiny and simple burger shack that is a hidden gem when it comes to the must-eat burgers in Indonesia. Keeping things simple with a focus on perfectly seared beef and soft bread rolls, the burgers here are simply divine. Nothing too fancy, just good, honest grub. Plus, it’s great value!
Black House Burgers has made quite a name for itself in Bali and beyond for its boundary-pushing burgers that are as creative as can be. They serve up charcoal bun burgers, all sorts of tropical fruits in a burger, stewed pork belly toppings and even have alcoholic-infused burgers and a whiskey mayo. It goes without saying that this is one meal you won’t be forgetting.
For a burger that’s different from the norm, come to Street Boi in Seminyak. They Street use classic steamed bao buns, which are light and fluffy and the perfect match between East and West flavours. The baos are stuffed with all sorts of tasty fillings, from juicy beef patties to Korean style Fried chicken, with red cabbage, ginger caramel and gochujang mayo.
The burgers at Street Burgos are a popular bite to eat in Java, known for the quick service, photogenic black charcoal buns and tender beef patties that are overflowing with melted cheese. You can always rely on this place for an affordable and delicious burger, made with the freshest ingredients around.
BB52 Burgers are not only some of the best burgers in Bali, they’re some of the best burgers in all of Indonesia. Whether you’re a dedicated carnivore or more of a vegan burger fan, the innovative menu caters for all tastes. Order a Bintang Sour cocktail and get stuck into burger delights such as a beef patty with Emmental cheese and truffle mayo.
There’s burgers, and then there’s shmurgers. Featuring a grilled beef patty that sears in all those wonderful juices (you can also get grilled or Southern Fried chicken, as well as a tasty Bintang fish burger), the soft potato buns combined with American cheddar cheese make for a burger bonanza you won’t forget in a hurry.
This classic burger bar is proper American in style, with creamy milkshakes that are the ultimate partner for the juicy burgers. Fans of Joe’s love it for the consistently high quality burgers: thick beef patties that have the perfect amount of pinkness, fresh buns and unique toppings such as pan-fried pork spam or an onion-maple relish.
This stylish and welcoming coffee shop and eatery has a menu full of good things to eat, but there’s nothing more satisfying than their droolworthy burger. Not only do the burgers look the epitome of the #burgerp*rn hashtag on Instagram, they taste just as good as you would expect. High quality beef makes for huge patties that are bursting with flavour.
YESS Burger will have you saying ‘yassssss burgers!’ on the very first bite. It’s a popular yet simple Indonesian burger joint that has several locations dotted around, all serving up griddle smashed burgers that are topped with fresh ingredients. When you want a quick and affordable burger, you can’t go wrong here.
The Thirty-Six is a mega popular eatery in Sumatra for classic Western comfort food, such as creamy pastas and loaded fries. The burgers though, are a major highlight on the menu. Order the tasty plate of three sliders for a bite of all sorts of toppings and don’t forget to stop by for their daily Happy Hour. It’s a must-visit.
Omburger is all about superfoods – from organic lamb and vegan patties to grass-fed beef burgers that are too good to resist. Not only are the patties and toppings delicious, there’s all sorts of tasty and colourful burger buns, too. Choose from vibrant beetroot buns, wholewheat or matcha for a burger that packs a real flavour kick.
Locavore To Go is the little sister restaurant of the hugely popular Locavore, located just 100 metres away. You won’t be waiting months for a table here though, and the quality is just as spectacular. As well as a veggie burger with cashew cheese, there’s a too-good-to-resist beef burger. It comes with crispy bacon and cheddar cheese on a sesame seed bun.