Lavish Cantonese at Li Feng

Cantonese cuisine is always a comfort, and often a cuisine that tempts you to overeat. That is certainly the case at Li Feng, whose modern twists of traditional cuisine have earned it the rank of one of the best in its category in Jakarta. Located on the 2nd floor of the Mandarin Oriental, Li Feng’s

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California Dreaming at Cafe Cali

The coolest place in Jakarta may just have opened up on the rooftop of the already pretty cool Orient Hotel on Jl Sudirman. Perched atop a building packed with art and curios blended into luxury by famed designer Bill Bensley, the expansive Café Cali adds yet more excitement to the eclectic hotel. Where the hotel

A Tale of Two at Lobo & Juno

The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan recently launched a new bistro that presents the ‘personalities’ of two characters, translated by the hotel’s culinary team into great comfort food, drinks and experiences that all guests can enjoy.   Two main characters, an unexpected pairing, intertwining the world of cuisine and travel. Lobo is a world traveler, and

The St.Regis Jakarta Welcomes a New Sunday Ritual

The St. Regis Jakarta says that it “reflects Indonesia’s soul”, and certainly the soul of the Jakarta gastrophiles has found its way to Bel Etage, the ‘beautiful stage’ where the culinary team set out their best dishes for a spectacular Sunday Brunch. The newly opened St Regis Jakarta is set within Jakarta’s Golden Triangle and

Lokaholik, Flying the National Booze Flag!

Tucked away upstairs right in the middle of old-style Blok M, is a great little bar/restaurant that flies in the face of any alcohol snobbery, and flies the flag of the national producers of beer, wine and spirits. Its apt name is Lokaholik and it is a little gem in the ageing crown of Jakarta’s


Quench Your Carnivorous Cravings at Cutt & Grill

Cutt & Grill is a contemporary family steakhouse made for the city’s many meat lovers. With outlets across Jakarta, the restaurant brand offers a wide-ranging selection of succulent grilled goods and a warm dining atmosphere perfect for friends and family. Enjoying a steak is a celebration, and so Cutt & Grill has been conceptualised as

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Widya’s Wines: Amazing Australian Reds

Australia has a large land mass area which provides more than ample area for a diverse range of climates, with the main growing region having both warm and hot climates, due to latitude. This condition is perfect for so many different grape varieties but especially for red wine which needs more power on ripening of

The Modern Asian Flavours of Mr. Fox

Mr. Fox Jakarta brings a new and adventurous cuisine, inspired by travel pieces around Asia, reinterpreted by Chef Wiem Kahyang Isha.  An imaginary character created by Ismaya, Mr. Fox, is clever, charming, and full of allure even though he is also a shy person. He always wanders the streets when he is traveling and this

Sumō-Ji Presents a Modern Izakaya and Sake Experience

Built upon the concept of Ichi-go Ichi-e, Sumō-Ji by Anima Group is a modern izakaya and sake lounge that focuses on comfortable yet modern Japanese dishes. Sumō-Ji offers a wholesome dining experience that reminds people to enjoy and cherish every gathering that they may take part in. In the restaurant, they cure and smoke their meat selections

Crio’s Heavenly Chocolate Creations

Designed to tempt the palates and please the eyes, Crio (meaning “to create” in Portuguese), is a haven of artful chocolate creations, handmade using time-honoured techniques and fine ingredients, sourced both locally and abroad, Crio’s signature trademark.  A new dining destination where diners can find a selection of fine chocolate creations, tapas, and locally inspired cocktails.Photos:

Celebrating Indonesian Delicacies

A new restaurant in Jakarta serving traditional and contemporary menus where diners will experience the richness of Indonesian spices and exoticism with international tastes, and the design of the rooms takes guests on a journey to the East Indies.I Photos Smriti Jakarta. The presence of Smiriti Jakarta in the Tanah Abang Timur area seems to

Leon Goldstein is Jakarta’s Newest Dining and Lifestyle Playground

South Jakarta’s dining and lifestyle scene welcome a brand-new addition with the opening of Leon Goldstein, a hybrid bistro complete with a bespoke coffee shop and cocktail bar. Located at Jalan Wijaya I No. 25, Leon Goldstein boasts a laidback yet tasteful design with a family-friendly personality. “Leon Goldstein is our newest venture in Jakarta’s ever-growing

These 5 Digital Platforms Deliver Fresh and Healthy Ingredients to Your Doorstep

While grocery shopping and buying fresh ingredients from the market is a challenge these days, these digital platforms offer solutions for budding home cooks. Photo courtesy of SayurBox/NOW!JAKARTA Residents of Jakarta and neighbouring cities have been limiting their activities outside during the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), with individuals and families spending less to eat out, opting

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