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 together with our staff we 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. Apart from the food you will enjoy the setting and the personal approach, including a tour through our home.


Our best-selling menu is the authentic Javanese rijsttafel. Read more on the Indonesian flag on this page. Want something different? Click the World Kitchen button to access around 20 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.


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.


TripAdvisor awarded theSawah its Certificate of Excellence 2013. In TripAdvisor's ranking theSawah is the #1 of 547 restaurants in Yogyakarta (as per August 2015). 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 2-30 people, but can also cater for buffet parties, birthday celebrations and business gatherings up to 40-50 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 and two or three other menus.


Upon restaurant guest's request we joined the exploding AirBnB booking site. We will be pleased to host you in our comfortable Guest Room or incidentally, mainly for 4 pax, in our spacious Master Bedroom. Click the logo for more information and reviews. We can guarantee a comfortable, relaxed stay and a warm personal approach.


We don't have a restaurant. But we love to cook.
To experiment. To surprise ourselves. And others.

is a fabulous authentic Javanese 'rijsttafel' - a rice sampler with 8-10 different dishes to compose your private buffet at your table. This main dish is preceded by a Javanese soto (soup) and followed by an Indonesian fruit dessert. Including welcome drink, water, a juice or soft drink, coffee and tea. Rp150.000 all-in.

indonesiaClick on the World Kitchen logo and select one of the available country menus by clicking their flag.
If you book after 11am we might not have enough time to prepare your preferred menu. In that case two specific options on the World Kitchen page could still be available: the Last Minute Menu or the NL 1-2-3 MENU. After 3pm we cannot guarantee same day bookings.

Not all country menus are always available. Call if you are in doubt.


Tell your taxies driver clearly you want to go to restaurant theSawah near KASONGAN - everyone knows that pottery village south of Yogyakarta. Previously another restaurant, far from ours, was confusingly called Sawa. Recently it changed its name, but some drivers might still think you want to go there.
If you wish: click here for printable driving instructions in Indonesian.

LOCATION MAP view larger map

Saya mau ke restoran theSawah dekat Kasongan.
Ikuti Jalan Bantul kearah selatan, lalu belok kanan gapura Desa Wisata Kasongan.
Ikuti Jalan Raya Kasongan arah kebarat, lalu ada jembatan masih kebarat, lalu menemui Tugu MUDA belok kanan terus mentok, belok kiri terus saja kebarat kira-kira 500 meter setelah sawah-sawah ada Neon Box tulisan theSawah belok kiri.
Ikuti jalan tidak aspal setelah 200 meter, sebelah kanan jalan sudah tiba di lokasi.