1/5 Akar Restaurant and Bar


Translated as “root restaurant”, Akar Restaurant and Bar in Senopati brings a menu grown from the heart of Indonesian food. All the flavours, dishes, and spices are pure Indonesian, with dishes such as the 48-hour slow-cooked rendang being a standout choice. However, the presentations and dishes do show a modern twist to the original dishes’ roots, like the unique Tacos Kremes, which have a thin slice of cow’s tongue and a refreshingly spicy sauce on top.

2/5 BojA eatery


One of the newest happening places in Pluit, Boja Eatery is quickly making a name for itself as an Instagramable hotspot with great food, and its popularity means making reservations first is advised. The ambience is simple and modern with a focus on soft angles and lighting, while the food is served in a modern style. Excellent presentations and a chic interior make this the perfect place for a meal with someone special.

3/5 Nara


Nara uses a contemporary take on ingredients to help it stand out from the crowd. With a coveted address in bustling Senopati and a large number of attentive staff, Nara truly means business. An upper area operates as a lounge perfect for enjoying some Japanese style chimichurri sauce on crispy pork belly, or prawn and chicken gyoza with creamy truffle sauce. With guidance from the well-versed waiters, you’ll have no problem ordering from the extensive menu.

4/5 Sapore Osteria


Located on the second floor of the Shangri-La Hotel, Surabaya, Sapore Osteria is a brand-new concept restaurant that supersedes the hotel’s previous Italian eatery, Portofino, which closed in August. Serving only the most authentic Italian dishes, Sapore Osteria’s Executive Chef Nicola Affatati puts an emphasis on fresh and high-quality ingredients paired with his hometown recipes.

5/5 Pullman Jakarta Indonesia


The announcement that the Pullman Jakarta Indonesia has appointed a new general manager means a host of new ideas and visions thanks to his strong and dynamic personality. With 19 years in the hospitality industry including with luxury brands, Dan Benzaquen will be looking to lead the bespoke hotel to even greater success as he aims to strengthen services in the meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE) area, as well as weddings, with a focus on improving guest satisfaction and enhancing exciting F&B concepts.