Ramadan may be a time to slow down but life won’t come to a complete standstill. NOW! Jakarta curates a list of restaurants where travellers to the city can break their fast close to the airport.  

Hotel's restaurant in Jakarta has prepared the special Rmaadan Culinary edition. Photo courtesy of the hotels/NOW!JAKARTA

Bandara International Hotel
Linjani Restaurant offers an all-you-can-eat buffet concept themed "Around the World". The Restaurant will showcase international cuisines from all around the world including countries in the Arab world, Europe and Asia. Dishes from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Turkey and Syria are among those on offer.

Guests can enjoy a sumptuous buffet and savour Ramadan signature selections such Lamb Kabsah, Kafta, Lamb Mandi, Faskar Fish Sayadieh, Baklava, Penang Curry Rice Noodle, Nasi Lemak and many delectable stalls from buffet station. Conveniently located only 3 km drive from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, guests can discover a resort dining experience in tropical surroundings with the option to choose between indoor dining or outdoor dining overlooking the swimming pool.

Grand Mercure Jakarta Kemayoran
The iftar package at Catappa Restaurant, Grand Mercure Hotel Jakarta Kemayoran is themed Kampoeng Ramdhaan this year and a series of special dishes such as soto Betawi, chicken pecel, ketoprak, grilled chicken, vegetable lodeh, oxtail soup and various food & beverages traditional to the archipelago. At IDR 288,000 ++ per person, eat and drink as much with takjil as well as various dishes of the country.

Meanwhile, Arabic Treasure is an alternative for those looking to break their fast with a middle eatern feel. Located in Lotus Sky Ballroom located at the 27th floor of the hotel, there are also live cooking stations overseen by executive chef and Arabic musical performances, Arabic Treasure can be enjoyed at only IDR 250,000 nett per person. It is valid from 23 May to 8 June.

Pullman Central Park
Pullman Jakarta Central Park seeks to create a memorable Iftar presentation with authentic Arabian and Indonesian cuisine at Pullman Ballroom with an exclusive presentation from Executive Chef.

Hilal Iftar Gathering menu includes a tantalising array of appetisers such as Baba Ganoush, Baydh Mahshi, Hummus, and Tabouleh including signature dishes Lamb kafsa, Shawarma, Shish taouk, and Egyptian omelette. For the main course, there is Al-Mandi, Dajaj shawarma, Yakhnet samak, and various Indonesian satay. Do try the desserts such as Baklava, Umali, and Indonesian Ta’Jil.

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Usually begun the traditional prayer, the hotel provides a convenient prayer space adjacent to the ballroom area. The ballroom will be transformed into an Arabic mirage with coloured silk, antique lanterns, and comfortable couches which will take guests to a whole different Iftar experience. There will be also Middle Eastern entertainment of dance and music to complete the ambience.

This exclusive program is available daily and priced at IDR 350,000++ per person starting from 28 May – 10 June 2018 and 25 – 30 June 2018, from 5 to 7 pm.

Four Points by Sheraton Jakarta
Four Points by Sheraton Jakarta, Thamrin welcomes Ramadan with an array of delicious iftar offerings. The hotel invites guest to celebrate the holy month with loved ones in relaxed and casual all day dining restaurant, The Eatery. Guests may enjoy a plentiful array of Middle Eastern specialties including Chicken Shawarma, Um Ali, Chicken Tandoori, and many more. The Eatery also serve Indonesian Traditional items including Soup Tekwan, Beef Tongseng dan Assorted Gorengan and Kolak.

Magical Iftar Buffet is served daily from 17 May until 10 June from 5.30 pm until 8.30 pm for IDR 180,000++ per person.

Golden Tulip Pasar Baroe
Golden Tulip Passer Baroe prepares Sahur & Breakfast packages both in room and F&B starting from 16 May to 14 June. Because iftar is all about togetherness, there’s no better choice than Ramadhan Baroe’s buffets to have group break fast.

Featuring all-you-can-eat traditional cuisine, Sahur and breakfast menu is available everyday with the different menu series. At IDR 182,000 net per person, diners can indulge in a buffet options from Tajil to dessert at the hotel’s restaurant, Wood 1820. Located at 7th floor of Golden Tulip Passer Baroe, diners can enjoy beautiful panoramas of Jakarta during the iftarperiod,  whic htarts from 6pm to 8pm..

Rintang Azhar

Rintang Azhar

Rintang is a previous staff writer for NOW! with experience in hard news and lifestyle journalism. He specialises in art, design, culture, fashion, environmental, and urban issues.