COOKING AFTER BOOKING
Forget most things you know about restaurants, because theSawah is our private home. It is like having lunch or dinner at your friends' romantic tropical place. Let us know when you will come and chef/co-owner Phillip and his staff will pamper your taste buds. Select a menu from this page, book in time and we will contact you. To confirm or to discuss your culinary wishes.
Our best-selling menu is the authentic Javanese rijsttafel. Read more on the Indonesian flag on this page. Want something different? Click on the World Kitchen button to access around 15 other country menus. We can not guarantee that all of them are available anytime – that depends on time and ingredient availability, but we are sure we can create a menu that you and your guests will like.
ONE MENU SERVES ALL
Since we are no restaurant but a private home with a limited staff, everyone in your party will be served the same dishes. Exceptions apply for vegetarian guests. If we already have a booking for a specific date, newer guests can only be served the same menu.
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 2013
TripAdvisor awarded theSawah its Certificate of Excellence 2013. In TripAdvisor's ranking theSawah is the #1 of 242 restaurants in Yogyakarta (as per March 2014). Click the logo for more information and reviews.
A sawah is a rice field. So theSawah can be found amidst the green rice and sugar cane fields just outside the romantic pottery village of Kasongan, south of Yogya. Our home has a quiet tropical ambience, an elegant dining room, a traditional joglo and the garden terrace Ruimzicht (‘wide view’). We speak Indonesian, English, Dutch, German, French and some Spanish.
By taxi it takes around 20-25 minutes from the city center to theSawah. See the map and if you wish: print the driving instructions on the right. Some taxi drivers offer to wait here for you for a moderate fee – in that case we offer them a drink and snack on the back terrace. But if you prefer we call a fresh cab 15 minutes before you want to depart.
We are not always open but very flexible and try to fulfill every request. We serve lunches and dinners for 2-16 people, but can also cater for buffet parties, birthday celebrations and business gatherings up to 40 people. Our elegant dining room can also be used for workshops and meetings, including drinks, snacks, meals. When we (Phillip and Wim) are traveling, our staff can still prepare the same excellent Indonesian rijsttafel.
We do dream to make our place a small romantic Home Hotel, but at the moment these are only plans.Upon request we joined the exploding AirBnB booking site. We will be pleased to host you in our comfortable Guest Room or incidentally, mainly for 4pax, in our spacious Master Bedroom. Click the logo for more information and reviews.