KITA 喜多 Restaurant Opens at PARK HYATT Jakarta

Park Hyatt Jakarta announced the opening of KITA 喜 多Restaurant on level 37 at Park Hyatt Jakarta. Discerning diners can look forward to a diverse range of delectable Japanese dishes, all served at the city’s newest and most stylish location. Park Hyatt hotels provide discerning, global travellers with a refined home-away-from-home. Guests of Park Hyatt hotels receive

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The Revival of Ambiente

Aryaduta Menteng is set to reopen its famous Ambiente Ristorante as a lifestyle dining venue, offering Italian-inspired cuisine with innovative beverage selections — perfect for a casual lunch rendezvous or after-hours hangout over live music performance with friends and colleagues. Jakarta food enthusiasts or bar aficionados will definitely appreciate the extensive menu that Ambiente Ristorante

Ismaya’s Restaurants, Cafe & Bars are Back on Service 

Ismaya Group, the umbrella company for popular culinary destinations in Jakarta welcomes guests after months of hiatus during large-scale social restrictions. Photo courtesy of Ismaya/NOW!JAKARTA After three months of temporary closing on their dine-in service, Ismaya Group finally reopened its restaurants, cafes, bars, and lounges as the city government allowed culinary establishments in the city to operate

Betawi Cuisine of All Time

Soto Betawi. Photos by Endang Teguh Pramono Marthadisasta/NOWJAKARTA This year’s 493rd anniversary of the capital, NOW! Jakarta entices foodies to get to know popular traditional Betawi cuisine among the people of the city, yet its existence is increasingly rare. By all means, these are only a slice of what Jakarta has from more than 250 types of

Tasty Flavours of the Spice Islands

Thank you Santhi Serad, Milchatul Akmalia and Astrid Enricka for the smooth cooperation in making the talk a success. Photos courtesy of  Photos Simran I. Nanwani/NOWJAKARTA The Night Study Group meets one Wednesday evening each month at the IHS Library to enjoy a presentation relating to Indonesia’s heritage, from an IHS friend or an external speaker.

Buba Soul: Fresh Drinks with Pearls

Buba Soul is not like any other bubble drinks. Photo courtesy of Buba Soul/NOWJAKARTA A new tea-based drink called boba has gained immense popularity in recent years across the globe, especially in Southeast Asia, creating a promising business for beverage industry players. It seems like everything comes in boba flavours recently. With a number of monikers

Getting to Know the Dynamic Duo: Chef Otong Arif and Chef Anis Kurniawan

It is a blessing for Hotel Ciputra Jakarta to have Executive Chef Otong Arif and Executive Pastry Chef Anis Kurniawan. Photo courtesy Hotel Ciputra Jakarta/NOWJAKARTA We visited Hotel Ciputra Jakarta and spoke with the two culinary pillars, Executive Chef Otong Arif and Executive Pastry Chef Anis Kurniawan, to know what makes the hotel tick, food-wise. What qualities do

Culinary Takeout and Delivery during Social Distancing

 During the Covid-19 crisis in Jakarta, one may find their restaurant temporary closed but everyone still could the restaurant quality dishes delivered to your house. NOW!JAKARTA With the following temporary closing of restaurants and the government order to reduce dine-in activity during social distancing, there is very little chance to have a dinner or just

Artsy Sippin’ at Ritz Carlton

Paint & Sip! programme at Pasola Restaurant & Lounge was definitely not a typical art class, but it was more of a painting party – thanks to a waitress traveling from easel to easel taking drink orders. Photos courtesy of The Ritz Carlton Pacific Place/NOWJAKARTA Paint and sip have become a sky-rocketing business over the past decade.

Mazeru: Big Easy Eating on a Hot Plate

Mazeru Indonesia gives you the experience of mixing in anything you want to eat on a hot plate safely and easily. Photos courtesy of KULO Group/NOWJAKARTA What’s trending in restaurants around the globe if not cooking on a hot plate? Brought to you by Mazeru Indonesia, this restaurant gives you the experience of mixing in anything

Welcoming Tan Kwang Aik at Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta

Chef Tan Kwang Aik is the new Chinese Executive Chef at Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta. Photos by Raditya Fadilla/NOWJAKARTA Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta recently appointed a passionate chef to lead one of Jakarta’s best Chinese restaurants, Li Feng. Li Feng is known for its impressive authentic Cantonese cuisine with a modern twist. The restaurant shows its new spirit

New Level of Mediterranean Gastronomy at Mare Nostrum Jakarta

Grand Sahid Jaya Jakarta welcomes Mare Nostrum, a Mediterranean restaurant that offers an authentic soul of Spain and vibrant culinary collection. Photos courtesy of Mare Nostrum/NOW!JAKARTA Eduard Xatruch and Mateu Casañas, brilliant minds behind the restaurant Campartir Cadaques and Disfrutar Barcelona spend their time in Indonesia to design Grand Sahid Jaya’s Mediterranean restaurant, Mare Nostrum, a

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