As Ramadan approaches this week, many eateries around town are gearing up to present their own renditions of Buka Puasa delicacies. In simple terms, there will be no shortage of places to break your fast. And to make your task even easier, Indonesia Tatler has handpicked and rounded up some of the best fast-breaking offerings, from buffets to exotic options, for you and your loved ones to savour during the Holy Month. Read on to find out and we wish you a blessed and prosper Ramadan.
Raffles Jakarta welcomes the holy month of Ramadan at Arts Café by Raffles. Indulge in the 'Taste of Turkey' with extensive variety of mouth-watering dishes by Chef Hüsnü Özcan from Raffles Istanbul. Chef Özcan will display his signature dishes, such as Hünkar Begendi, Bulgur Pilavii, Dalyan Kofte and Manti. In addition, dinners can enjoy a wide-range of exquisite Indonesian and Middle Eastern delicacies. The fast-breaking buffet package is priced at Rp 398,000++ for the first seating, which starts from 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM. Meanwhile, the second seating is priced at Rp 198,000++ that starts from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM. For more information, click here.
Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta
Shangri-La Jakarta is welcoming the Holy Month of Ramadan with extravagant Iftar feast at SATOO, the hotel’s international buffet restaurant. This year, the theme is three culinary creations from Indonesia, Malaysia and Turkey with mouthwatering delicacies, such as Doner Kebab, Slow-Cooked Lamb Shoulder, Beef Rendang, Lontong Sayur, Martabak Bangka, Nasi Lemak, Asam Laksa, Roti Jala and Mee Kari Mamak. The Ramadan Iftar is priced at Rp 408,000++ per person during weekday and Rp Rp 428,000++ during the weekend. The hotel is also offering wonderful Ramadan hampers that include a variety of Indonesian and Western cookies, such as Nastar, Putri Salju, Chocolate Chip. The hampers is available at Rp.880,000. For more information, click here.
Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta
Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta is inviting patrons to celebrate the Holy Month for which its culinary team has prepared many exquisite dishes. In the first week, the Iftar will be served daily from 6pm to 8:30pm at its fabulous Palm Court restaurant. Dinners begin with a special Tajil selection comprises popular Indonesian appetisers, such as arem-arem, kolak pisang, tempe mendoan and many more. It continues with a special Ramadan set menu that features local delights and traditional dishes with a modern twist. The following weeks, the hotel will present Souk: a pop up restaurant located in its ballroom that serves rich Indonesian flavours and Middle Eastern spiced dishes along with many sweet treats, which include Four Seasons’ signature Mango Upside Down Cheese Cake.
Not only that, the hotel also has special Lebaran hampers comprising pineapple and strawberry nastar cookies, Four Seasons cookies, lapis legit and an Arabian TWG tea set. For more information, click here.
Mandarin Oriental Jakarta
Mandarin Oriental Jakarta is ushering in Ramadan with delightful fast-breaking offers at its Cinnamon restaurant. The Ramadan-inspired dishes will feature Kambing Guling—roasted lamb from Central Java— the aromatic steamed Nasi Balinese and the hearty Bakso Malang. The restaurant will also serve traditional Indonesian sweets and treats, such as Bubur Shafar Madura, Kolak Pisang and Es Campur. Also, don’t forget to drop by The Mandarin Cake Shop where hampers of home-made Lebaran treats await you. Available from May 24 to June 24, the fast-breaking dinner is priced at Rp350,000++. For more information, click here.
Fairmont Jakarta’s Spectrum restaurant is presenting a medley of local and international culinary delights for its Iftar buffet. The menu includes hot and cold mezzeh, Nasi Kebuli, Lamb Rack, sushi and sashimi followed by delicious Indonesian dishes: a Beef Rendang and station that features Kolak and assorted fritters. The Buka Puasa buffet is served daily from 6pm to 10:30pm and is priced at Rp398,000++ per person.
Fairmont Jakarta is also offering Lebaran hampers made of freshly baked goods and classic cake including Lapis Surabaya Roll, Chocolate Dates, Roasted Peanut, Cookies Vanilla Sable, Kue Nastar, Sagu Keju and Chocolate Pralines. For more information, click here.
JW Marriott Jakarta
JW Marriott Jakarta is set to welcome Ramadan at its Sailendra Restaurant, where a buffet fiesta made up of authentic Indonesian cuisines will be served. What to order? Try Asinan Betawi, Kambing Guling, Rendang, Gulai Ikan Patin, Sop Iga Sapi, and for desserts Kolak Pisang and Kue Kurma. The fast-breaking offers at Sailendra restaurant is priced at Rp358.000++ per person. For more information, click here.
Potato Head Jakarta
This Ramadan, Potato Head Jakarta is crafting a menu with brand-new gourmet culinary creations, such as grilled king prawn with hummus, tabbouleh and house made pita bread for appetizers, chicken cacciatore braised in onion and pepper sauce and served with potato gnocchi and lamb shank osso bucco for the main courses. The Ramadan special menus are available from May 25 to June 26. For more information, click here.
Pullman Jakarta Central Park
Invite your loved ones to Buka Puasa at Pullman Jakarta Central Park’s Collage All Day Dining where myriad international cuisines will be served in buffet style and with an open-kitchen concept. The traditional Iftar buffet will include a variety of Middle East and international cooking stations along with a bountiful array of desserts. Available daily from May 25 to June 24, the buffet promotion is priced at Rp338,000++ per person. For more information, click here.
Le Méridien Jakarta
This Ramadan, Le Méridien’s Al Nafoura restaurant is upping the ante with its authentic Middle Eastern cuisines especially crafted by Chef Ahmad Jamil. The menu will include a delicious assortment of hot and cold mezzeh, such as hummus, fattoush, tabbouleh and baba ghanoush served with fresh pita bread. Patrons can also enjoy the Slow Roasted Lamb Ouzi, an Arabic Mixed Grill and Shawarma followed by yummy treats: umm ali, baklawa and date pudding. The Iftar fast-breaking is priced at Rp395,000++. For more information, click here.
The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan
Asia Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan is preparing The Heritage Ramadan for diners to savour throughout the Holy Month. Chef Rudolph Blatter and team have prepared a melange of Melayu dishes, such as Sembawang Roti John, Roti Cane, Singaporean Laksa, Ikan Masam Manis, Prawn Mee Soup, Nasi Kebuli, Rendang Kelok Sembilan to whet your appetite. The fast-breaking buffet package is priced from Rp338,000++ to Rp438,000++ per person. For more information, click here.
The talented chefs at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski are cooking up splendid Ramadan favourites buffet style at its Signatures Restaurant. The buffet spread comes with an assortment of Tajil and hot tea and is priced at Rp368,000++ available from Monday to Thursday and Rp458,000++ from Friday to Sunday. For more information, click here.
The Hermitage Jakarta
The Hermitage’s L’Avenue Restaurant is serving fantastic fast-breaking options at its magnificent venue. The eatery is presenting a variety of buffet choices, ranging from appetisers to main courses and desserts, focusing on Indonesian culinary delights. The fast-breaking offer is available from May 26 and is priced at Rp325,000++ per person, inclusive of free-flow beverages and live entertainment. For more information, click here.
The Dharmawangsa, Jakarta
The Dharmawangsa Jakarta is celebrating Ramadan at two of its dining venues. Dinners can enjoy a special Ramadan Nusantara degustation at Jakarta Restaurant where delicious dishes like Rendang-Glazed Rib-Eye Beef, Kambing Guling, Rawon Roasted Rib-Eye, Mie Kocok, Martabak Telor, and Sop Kaki Kambing are available, along with Tajil and other traditional cakes and sweet treats.
Meanwhile, Lobby Lounge, Bimasena is hosting a Touch of Egypt dining theme where dinners can break their fasting with Tajil and special Egyptian desserts, such as Om Ali, Halawet Ahmed, Low-fat Mohallabiyah, and assorted Baklava. This is followed by a superb feast at its promising Egyptian Corner, crafted by Executive Chef Felix Budisetiawan and his talented team.
The Dharmawangsa Jakarta’s Ramadan dinner offers are priced at Rp. 595,000++ (adults) and Rp. 395,000++ (children). For more information, click here.
Hotel Mulia, Senayan
Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta is hosting an extensive buffet menu variation and Tajil this Ramadan available at its four (4) exquisite restaurants: The Café, Table8, Orient8 and Edogin, where each of them are serving special Ramadan menus served by a team of multi-talented Chefs to celebrate this festive season.
The five-star hotel is also offering exclusive Ramadan hampers (chocolates, dates, pastries and other gourmet food) at the Chocolate Boutique along with made-to-order cakes at Mulia’s Cake Shop throughout the month of Ramadan. For more information, click here.
The Westin Jakarta
Westin Jakarta wants to make this holy month of Ramadan a memorable experience for your family and friends. The hotel is offering a wonderful fast-breaking at its Seasonal Tastes restaurant and Lobby Lounge that overlooks Jakarta skyline. The menus are prepared by Executive Chef Daniel Kuser and team who are ready to indulge you in mouthwatering buffet and live cooking stations from Middle Eastern delights to traditional Indonesian Tajil. The fast-breaking offer at Seasonal Tastes is priced at 438.000++ per person inclusive of drinks, dates and tajil, while Lobby Lounge’s offers is priced at Rp 300,000++ per person inclusive of the same thing. For more information, click here.
The newly-opened Plataran Menteng is hosting a special Ramadan menu in its venue where the talented culinary team have prepared a smorgasbord of Indonesian delicacies with some highlights, such as Bebek Mawur—Roasted duck with traditional herb crumbs and curry leaves— and Kerapu Menteng—Crunchy grouper, mint leaves, basil, ginger flower, shallot, red onion, lemongrass with spicy tamarind sauce and ground toasted rice. The restaurant is also hosting a complimentary Iftar corner serving five traditional sweets for dinners to savour. For more information, click here.