Located in the new Alila SCBD hotel, the freshly opened Vong Kitchen has long been the talk of town. Helmed by Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and son Cedric, the new eatery offers a delicious blend of French and American-inspired dishes utilising seasonal ingredients and delivering signature dishes, such as its Lamb Chop with Crispy Potatoes and Harissa. With its clean setting decorated with shiny blue tiles wall, Vong Kitchen is set to become Jakarta’s next hot spot. See you there!
Not to be mistaken with Camila Cabello’s famous pop song, Havana is a Cuban-inspired restaurant located in Pondok Indah Mall Street Gallery which boasts an abundance of greeneries, mosaic tiles, and a classy bar area. Divided into dining area, VIP booths, and a private area on the upper level, Havana takes pride in its eclectic menus inspired with French and Spanish flair and a wide range of whisky selections. Start with the crispy Grasa Fritas followed with Jerked Lamb Chop served with White Beans Pureé, Herbs Crust, Demi-Glace Sauce, Fried Soy Beans, and Roasted Vegetables. End it with a bite of delicious Lemongrass Crème Brûlée.
Daun Muda Soul Food
Embodying the essence of its name, Daun Muda (the literal translation is young leaf or sprout) Soul Food is a whimsical spacious eatery located on Aditiawarman Street in the Senopati area that is filled with verdant greenery and amazing food. Backed by the renowned Javanegara group, Daun Muda specialises in delicious Indonesian cuisines, under the direction of Chef Andrea Peresthu, from different islands across the archipelago, grouping it into four different categories: chicken, seafood, beef and mutton, along with vegetables.
In the Lebak Bulus area, there is a new Indian bistro dining called Bambaiya Café and it’s not to be missed. The new venture from Queen’s Tandoor restaurant (known for its pan-Asian cuisines) takes inspiration from an urban Indian bistro with mosaic tiles, patterned décor, and industrial ceiling. Meanwhile, for its menus, Bambaiya Café (it refers to the other name of Bombay, modern-day Mumbai), serves up small platters made up of light bites and main courses. Don’t miss out on its succulent Chicken Berry Biryani, Amritsari Fish & Chips and Tandoori Chicken Burger along with plenty of vegetarian options. End your meal with tasty Indian desserts and, of course, a small cup of warm Cutting Masala Chai.
The Bali-based Sisterfields is set to bring its popular all-day Australian brunch to Jakarta. Located in PIK Avenue mall, the eatery boasts a spacious area with wooden panels, marble countertops, and plenty of plants all around. Among the favourite menus are the Sisterfields’ Eggs Benedict and Pancakes & Red Berries as well as Chili Prawn & XO Fried Rice, which indulge diners from morning till night. If you are looking to spoil your sweet tooth, Sisterfields Jakarta offers hand-made cakes like Raspberry Lamington made of coconut macaron and raspberry gel, and home-style carrot cake with creamy cheese icing, among others.