From 7 until 14 December 2023, Jakarta will be graced by the artistry of Tokyo’s famed mixologist, Yuichi Wakabayashi or popularly known as WAKA, as he takes centre stage at Henshin for an exclusive Bar Takeover event. 

Wakabayashi is a world-renowned mixologist, known for his masterful concoctions at Bar Wakabayashi in Tokyo, which also has been listed as one of the World’s Top 50 Best Discovery, cementing its position in the bar scene. A former carpenter turned tequila expert, Wakabayashi has been certified by the Japan Tequila Association and he will bring his prowess to impress the taste buds of cocktail enthusiasts in Jakarta. 

At Henshin, occupying the 67th to 69th floors of The Westin Jakarta, WAKA will personally craft four of his iconic cocktails, inviting guests to savour the essence of Japanese mixology. His creations are all thoughtfully crafted and celebrate classic concoctions while embracing innovation. 

For cocktail enthusiasts seeking an elevated and immersive journey into the realm of mixology, the Henshin Bar Takeover by WAKA is the destination to go. As Yuichi Wakabayashi’s craft meets Jakarta’s skyline at Henshin, anticipate an enticing experience of tasting the fusion of Japanese mixology and artisanal expertise surrounded by the breathtaking panorama of the city’s skyline. 

Visit for reservations and follow @henshinjakarta and @thewestinjakarta on Instagram to get the latest updates. 

Henshin Restaurant Jakarta
Level 67-69, The Westin Jakarta
Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said, Kuningan, Setiabudi

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