On 22 March 2023, Muslims worldwide will begin their month of fasting as the annual Ramadan season begins. Of course, as the world’s largest Muslim population, the majority of Indonesians will be observing the practice of this holy month.

Ramadan is about fasting, prayer, reflection and community, seeing the change in daily life, from family and friends breaking fast together to the sharing of gifts. This is certainly observed in the capital, where ‘buka puasa bersama’  becomes a new ritual. With that, we share Jakarta’s best Ramadan offers, from seasonal gift hampers, buka puasa dining deals and also stays for Lebaran (Idul Fitri).

The Dharmawangsa Jakarta

Buka Puasa: Jakarta Restaurant & The Courtyard will be the centre to showcase the extensive array of authentic and popular Indonesian specialties. The iftar menu highlights all-time favourite takjil and manisan (sweetened fruits) and various food stalls from different Indonesian regions, such as Nasi Ulam Jimbaran, Nasi Manado, Soto Kuning Bogor, and Kambing Guling. The Taste of Nusantara iftar at Jakarta & The Courtyard is available from 1 to 15 April, from 5 to 9 pm, Priced at IDR 688,000++ per person and IDR 488,000++ per child (4-12 years old).

Guests can also immerse themselves in the sights, smells and sounds of a Middle Eastern market at Nusantara Gardens. From 27 March until two days before Eid al-Fitr, available from 5 to 9 pm, this iftar buffet will feature an array of Middle Eastern, Indonesian, and international delicacies, such as Mezze, Shawarma live station, Lamb Mandi, Kebuli Rice, Lamb Leg ‘Kambing Guling’, Baked Lobster Rica-Rica, Rendang-Glazed Rib Eye, as well as the signature Nasi Kapau and Nasi Liwet Keprabon. This is priced at IDR 788,000++ per person.

Gift Hampers: For guests who want to share the joy of the season with family and beloved ones, The Dharmawangsa Jakarta offers their Ramadan Hampers collection, brimming with classic, sweet treats, such as Lapis Legit and a range of iconic assorted cookies, from Kaastengel, Sagu Keju, and Nastar to Chocolate Fudges and the hotel’s signature Sable cookies. The package also included special blends of ethically-sourced premium Indonesian coffee or tea as the perfect accompaniment.

+62 21 725 8181 | the-dharmawangsa.com 

InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah

Buka Puasa: the hotel’s signature restaurant, Sugar & Spice, welcomes guest Chef Norman Ismail —host of a popular cooking show as well as the author of at least two cookbooks on Indonesian cuisine — to bring in a diverse selection of dishes for their special Iftar Buffet. Expect exquisite creations such as Crispy Soft Shell Crab served in Traditional Shrimp Bisque, Rawon Soup with Brisket Meat, and more. This buffet is available for IDR 698,000++ per person, from 22nd March -21st April 2023. 

For those who want to conduct meetings at the hotel’s state-of-the-art venues that end with the equally appetising Ramadhan breakfasting packages, Chef Norman and the hotel’s all-star culinary team have prepared a dinner package to break the fasts for IDR 658,000++ per person with a minimum 30 persons reservation.

Gift Hampers: renowned Indonesian designer, Rinaldy Yunardi, presents his third and final edition of the InterContinental Jakarta’s Royale Hampers. Only 30 of these limited edition ‘treasure chests’ are available, comprised of delicious premium treats such as chocolate-dipped Medjol dates, three selections of artisanal cakes, and more. At their centre is a golden brooch known as ‘The Heart’, adorned with ubiquitous emerald stones. Priced at IDR 6,988,000++ per Royale Hamper. Also available are the Diamond Hamper priced at IDR 3,988,000++, and the Platinum Hamper for IDR 2,188,000++.

+62 21 3950 7355 | jakartapondokindah.intercontinental.com

Mandarin Oriental Jakarta

Buka Puasa: After a long day of fasting, what’s better than breaking it together with your family and friends? Experience the Iftar Buffet at Cinnamon restaurant. With IDR 588,000 ++ per person, you can enjoy the comfort of Ramadhan dishes such as ketupat sayur and grilled fish as well as a collection of sweets, all curated and created by Chef Jefry Adytia and his team, who are present new delights with their rotating menu. 

Hampers: Mandarin Oriental Jakarta is offering its Ramadhan Exclusive Gifts, a selection of their best cookies packaged in fashionable sustainable rattan bags which are ethically sourced from the local community in Cirebon, West Java. Coming in two sizes, you can choose the Asghar Picnic Bag, priced at (IDR 899,000 nett), with Nastar, Kastengel, Pandan Sable, Chocolate Butter Cookies, Spicy Cashew Nuts and adorned with the Exclusive MO Luggage Tag. Or, the Akbar Treasure Box (IDR 1,688,000 nett) housing the all-time favourite Nastar, Kastengel, Pandan Sable, Spicy Cashew Nuts, Chocolate Butter Cookies, 150gr Raw Honey and Batik Scarf, this upscale rattan work is also embellished with Exclusive MO Luggage Tag.

These Ramadan Exclusive Gifts are available to purchase from 6 March to 30 April 2023 where you can enjoy an early bird discount from 6 to 27 March 2023 with delivery starting from 20 March 2023.

+62 21 2993 8888 (WA) | mojkt-cakeshop@mohg.com | mandarinoriental.com/jakarta

Park Hyatt Jakarta

Buka Puasa: Celebrate the blessed month of Ramadan with a delightful iftar buffet at one of Park Hyatt Jakarta’s signature restaurants, the Dining Room, blending Indonesian, Italian, and Japanese concepts. Helmed by Chef de Cuisine, Indrawan Andy, this Ramadan, the hotel’s culinary team will present more Indonesian flavours from regions like Kalimantan, Sumatra and Sulawesi. 

Options include appetisers like Tuna Gahu (raw-fresh tuna made with lime juice and Indonesian herb leaves) and Pecel Surabaya (mixed steamed vegetables, bean cake, papaya blossom served with peanut sauce), to mains like Lamb Shank Kebuli, Beef Kalio, Mushroom Ravioli, Rigatoni Pasta and more. Priced at IDR 688,000++ per person.

Hampers: Park Hyatt Jakarta also offers a delectable Ramadan cake collection. Priced at IDR 525,000++, guests can enjoy various sweet delights crafted by the hotel’s talented Pastry Chef, Ali Saleh, who is ready to satisfy guests’ tastebuds with his Kolak (banana cake with crème and kolak mouse), Bandung (rose crème with kenari sponge, and milk mouse), and Es Teler (coconut sponge, jack fruit filling, and pandan crème).

+62 21 3111 1234 | jakarta.parkhyatt@hyatt.com | parkhyattjakarta.com 

Sultan Jakarta

Buka Puasa: At Kudus Hall, The Sultan presents Kampoeng Ramadan, a serene poolside setup where nostalgic, childhood favourites are on display for your fast-breaking meal.

Comfort dishes like lamb & chicken kebab, assorted gorengan, nusantara satay, siomay, batagor, gulai tikungan “gultik” to the famous street stall sate taichan, bakso urat and martabak telur. For dessert, you’ll find favourites like jajanan pasar & es campur to complete your dinner. You’ll find an international selection of dishes too,  Japanese teppanyaki & ramen, sushi-maki, Singaporean laksa and of course best-selling pizza & pasta from the well-known Pizzeria. This all-you-can-eat Iftar buffet is priced at IDR 488.000 nett/person. 

Hampers: The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta have collaborated with long-time partners Alleira Batik Group for their hampers. Coming in two different models and sizes, the smaller box with 4 jars of cookies adorned with a beautiful scarf from Batik Kami is available to order for IDR 800,000 nett. The big box is priced at 1,200,000 nett and will come with 6 jars of cookies with a scarf and a can of Indonesian premium tea from GAIA tea. 

+62 851 73179867 (WA)  | +62 811 1220 531 (WA – Restaurant) | reservation@sultanjakarta.com | sultanjakarta.com

Gran Meliá Jakarta

Buka Puasa: The hotel’s Café Gran Via, features a lavish buffet for iftar filled with tantalising Indonesian and Middle Eastern specialties as well as International favourite recipes including oxtail and slow-roasted lamb ouzi, accompanied by an assortment of traditional drinks and refreshing drinks. Throughout the Holy Month, guests will be able to revel in the calm and relaxing atmosphere of the restaurant, serenaded by the gentle music of Oud music. Enjoy this ultimate Iftar Buffet for IDR 499,000 ++ per person and receive a special offer a 20% discount if you make reservations through Chope, or if you’re a member of MeliaRewards, BCA, BNI or HSBC card holders. Terms and conditions apply. This offer is available from 22 March – 20 April 2023, starting from 05.30 PM – 10.00 PM.

Break your fast at the Lobby Lounge with the Takjil package, at only IDR 120,000 ++ per person, you can enjoy various Indonesian sweet treats and light bites, added with a selection of freshly made local food and thirst-quenching drinks. To light up the spirit of the Ramadhan Season, Lobby Lounge is also showcasing special live entertainment with an Oud player and a singer every Wednesday and Friday. This offer begins from 22 March – 20 April 2023, starting at 05.30 PM until 08.00 PM.

Hampers: Share the Ramadhan delights with your family, friends and colleagues by gifting them the Ramadhan Sweet Hampers by El Bombon Gourmet and Pastry. The hampers come in two variants, Deluxe Hamper with four different cookies packed in elegant jars, priced at IDR 999,000 ++ or maybe choose the Premium Hamper for IDR 1,799,000 ++ if you want to taste the outlet’s six selections of cookies ranging from chocolate-covered dates, strawberry cookies, jika coklat, nastar, vairhana chocolate and kaastengels. Get a special deal of a 20% discount if you make reservations through Chope, or if you’re a member of MeliaRewards, BCA, BNI or HSBC card holders. Terms and conditions apply.

+62 811 8890 712 (WA) | granmelia.com

Cutt & Grill + Terra

Buka Puasa: Spend this year’s Ramadan with your loved ones, breaking your fast together with them, sharing meals and bonding over your favourite dishes. Cutt & Grill is offering their sizzling Ramadan Platter for you to enjoy with your family and friends. As the renowned expert on all things meat, Cutt & Grill is serving up the ultimate meat-themed iftar platter in town. With just IDR 585,000 for 4 people or IDR 825,000 for 6 people, you will get a platter full of Australian Sirloin Steak, Grilled Baby Chicken and Fish Kebab served with their signature Basmati Rice, Jalapenos, Crispy Mushroom and a selection of Arabic bread with sauces and candil. All of these freshly grilled and mouth-watering dishes will fill up your hungry belly after a day of fasting. This platter package is available at Cutt & Grill’s Senopati, Tebet, BSD The Breeze and Alam Sutera outlets. 

Hampers: The Holy Month of Love, Blessings and Gifts. No better way to celebrate Ramadan than to share the joy of it with the people you love. In this day and age where health is a treasure, gifting someone healthy sweet treats that they can enjoy lavishly without any guilt will certainly be something to cherish. Try Terra’s selections of hampers, all the products sold are made in a health-conscious process. The cookies are baked using whole wheat flour and sweetened with natural sugar. The hampers and giftsets range from small to big sizes, filled with various cookies and sweet treats that are safe to consume for those who are into a healthy eating lifestyle.

+62 811 1138 368 (WA – Cutt & Grill) | +62 811 1138 662 (WA – Terra) | lds-lifestyle.com

Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta

Buka Puasa: Discover the unforgettable Ramadan treats with a scrumptious iftar buffet at Signatures Restaurant. The lavish themed buffet spread showcases Arabian and International flavours featuring Kambing Guling, Iga Bakar Rempah, Shawarma, Bebek Betutu, Baklava, Nasi Kebuli, and a variety of Nusantara Satay, and takjil. Priced at IDR 510,000++ (weekday dinner) and IDR 670,000++ (weekend dinner), available from 23 April to 23 May.

For a unique buka puasa experience, the hotel offers iftar in the Sky, as guests head to its Sky Pool. Indulge in choices of Iftar Ramadan Rijsttafel with choices of Mandalika Rijsttafel, Nasi Gandul or Ramesan Iftar Rijsttafel as guests enjoy the city view of Jakarta. Located on the 17th floor of the Ramayana Wing, iftar in the Sky is available with the price at IDR 450,000++/couple and IDR 380,000++/pax with choices of Indonesian and Arabic delicacies.

Gift Hampers: Spreading joy to family and colleagues with delectable and elegant hampers filled with the finest festive treats, featuring Nastar, Dates Cookies, Cheesy Parsley, and many more to be shared during the EID Mubarak blessings. Guests can choose three types of enticing hampers: Kareem (inclusive of four festive treats), Eid (inclusive of six festive treats), and Mubarak (inclusive of 10 festive treats), prices starting from IDR 688,000 nett.

+62 21 2358 3800 | Info.jakarta@kempinski.com | kempinski.com

Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel

Buka Puasa: Anigre Restaurant highlights bespoke authentic Indonesian culinary creations. A hearty iftar buffet includes traditional favourites, such as Kolak Pisang, Sop Buntut, Iga Bakar, Lamb Briyani, Es Campur, and many more. Priced at IDR 558,000++ per person from 23 to 31 March and IDR 628,000++ per person from 1 to 21 April. This restaurant also invites guests to celebrate the peaceful blessings of Eid al-Fitr featuring Eid-themed local favourite delights, such as Opor Ayam, Ketupat Lebaran, and more world cuisine. The Eid Grand Dining is priced at IDR 555,000++ per person and available from 22 to 23 April during lunch and dinner time. For both iftar and Eid Grand Dining, guests can take advantage of exclusive offers, including 30% saving with the hotel’s bank partners.

Gift Hampers: The exclusive Eid Hamper will impress family, friends, and business associates filled with handcrafted cookies wrapped in upscale packaging, priced at IDR 688,000++. Marriott Bonvoy members will receive a 15% discount. 

+62 81 11095 983 (WA) | sheraton.jakartagandariacity@sheraton.com | sheratongrandjakarta.co.id

Shangri-La Jakarta

Buka Puasa: The hotel will feature Moroccan charm and character, setting the tone for a unique and unforgettable experience. A myriad of culinary wonders awaits at SATOO restaurant which will be offering a wide range of curated menus, blending local, Asian, Western, and Eastern cuisine, served with an original and contemporary twist of flavours. The menu features Arabic delights, such as Moroccan Lamb Ouize, whole Hammour Fish with Spicy Harra Sauce, and an Arabic Spiced Mixed Grill, as well as Indonesian specialites, such as Buffalo Satay, Maranggi Satay, Mie Aceh Wagyu, Tekwan Lobster, and Gulai Turkey, along with classical street food, such as Kue Cubit, Kue Pukis, and many more, priced at IDR 508,000++ per person. During the breaking fast, guests can also enjoy high-quality tea and coffee blends at the Lobby Louge, where guests can savour the exclusive Sunset High Tea with sweet and savoury finger snacks, available every day at IDR 250,000++ per person.

Gift Hampers: presented in warm Saharan shades of white, the exclusive hampers come in Regular and Premium options, featuring various treats such as Khalida Hampers, Karima Hapers, Nada Hampers, Najwa Hampers, Nahla Hampers, Saeda Hampers, Safaa Hampers, FAdwa Hampers, and Faiza Hampers, with prices ranging from IDR 850,000++ to IDR 3,700,000++. Guests can also indulge in retail products from cookies to cakes at SATOO Deli, such as the famous Sultan Nastar, Kastengel, Putri Salju, Sagoo Keju, assorted Praline and Nuts, Es Doger Cake, Marmer Tape Cake, Sultan Gateux, and more, with prices starting from IDR 65,000++. 

+62 21 2922 9999 | slj@shangri-la.com | shangri-la.com

Hotel Ciputra Jakarta

Kampung Legenda Ramadan is taking over Hotel Ciputra Jakarta’s Ballroom with a special dining experience to break your fast.

Expect to savour an expansive array of delectable Indonesian dishes, created by Executive Chef Bambang Triandono and his team. The Iftar buffet will serve traditional sweets such as Bubur Sumsum, Bubur Kacang Hijau, Bubur Ketan Hitam, Bubur Sagu Ambon, Es Cendol, Kolak Pisang, Es Selasih, and other traditional sweets and Ramadan beverages made to replenish the body after a day of fasting. “We are very excited to present Kampung Legenda Ramadan. We will give all our guests a pleasant experience to taste the real Indonesian cuisine,” says Chef Bambang Triandono.

This immersive, all-you-can-eat buffet experience is priced at IDR 299.000 per person, and to promote a sense of togetherness that is also part of the Ramadan season, Hotel Ciputra Jakarta is presenting a Buy One Get One Free offer for their Kampung Legenda Ramadan. That’s only one of the hotel’s buka puasa options, as over at The Gallery Restaurant guests will find ‘Silk Road Ramadan’, where more than 80 cuisines are available for Iftar dinner, priced at IDR 228,000 nett per person.

+62 21 566 0640 | hotelciputra.com

Novotel Jakarta Mangga Dua Square

The joy and festivities of Ramadan are best shared with your loved ones, there is nothing like the pleasure of breaking your fast with endless delectable options varied in taste and culinary influence. At Novotel Jakarta Mangga Dua Square you can indulge in their Iftar Buffet inspired by Peranakan Cuisine, a centuries-long tradition cultivated from the interactions of four different cultures of Penang, Malacca, Singapore and Indonesia. 

This Iftar buffet offers you a very diverse set of flavours and dishes starting from Pecking Duck, and savoury roasted lamb, and several noodle stands, including the famed Lamian, dim sum and Lontong Medan which will surely fulfil your hunger after a day of fasting. With just IDR 200,000++ per person you can enjoy a buffet full of Peranakan dishes. 

The essence of the Holy Month of Ramadan is to share the blessings with your loved ones, so don’t forget to take advantage of the purchase 4 for 5 promotion, AccorPlus members’ 10% discount, and Accor Live Limitless members’ 4x prize points. Each time you purchase these three packages, you are eligible to receive a raffle coupon for a chance to win appliances such as 2-door refrigerators, washing machines, microwaves, air fryers, hotel vouchers and shopping vouchers. The main prize is a Smart TV, which will be awarded every week. 

+62 821 1114 1651 | H5704-FB@accor.com

Vong Kitchen

Buka Puasa: Curated personally by Vong Kitchen’s Chef de Cuisine, Matthew Byk, Vong Kitchen offers guests special house-made menu options in the first two weeks of Ramadan, followed by other delightful creations afterwards. The first menu selection will be available from 22 March to 5 April 2023 where guests can enjoy dishes such as Nasi Ayam Campur served with Lawar, Sate Lilit, and Sambal Matah, or Sop Buntut Bakar which contains Australian oxtail, served with melinjo crackers, mixed vegetables, and oxtail broth. For dessert, guests can savour Pie Susu Bali served with Balinese vanilla bean, condensed milk, and coconut sorbet. Priced at IDR 1,500,000++ for 4 pax, IDR 3,000,000++ for 8 pax, and IDR 3,280,000++ for 10 pax.

The second menu option will be available from 6 to 22 April, where guests can enjoy home-inspired Pisang Goreng served with vanilla ice cream & chocolate sauce to break the fast. Within this period, do not miss the Seafood Woku served with barramundi, prawn & tofu clams and Mie Goreng Godhog served with seared chicken roll & baby bok choy. Priced at IDR 978,000++ for 4 pax, IDR 2,100,000++ for 8 pax, and IDR 2,500,000++ for 10 pax.

Gift Hampers: Embracing the festivity, patrons can opt for three different types of delectable selections: Nastar Cake, a box of Vong’s Signature Cheese Rolls, and The Box of Four, which consists of Kastengels, Nastar, Putri Salju, and Peanut Butter Cookies. Vong Cheese Rolls hamper is available at IDR 628,000++, while the Nastar Cake and The Box of Four are priced at IDR 998,000++ each. The full-set Ramadan Hamper is also available and customers can enjoy all the hamper options for only IDR 1,688,000++.

+62 21 5080 8787 | +62 817 7668 8066 (WA) | alilahotels.com | @vongkitchen

Vertu Harmoni Jakarta

Buka Puasa: This Ramadan season, Vertu Harmoni Jakarta invites food enthusiasts to relish in rich, aromatic flavours of the Middle East with their dining offer ‘A Journey to the Middle East’. Available from 23 March to 21 April, this special buka puasa buffet will be available at the hotel’s Voyage Restaurant, accompanied by live Arabian music performances to set the scene throughout the restaurant. 

Open from 5.30PM to 10PM, this Iftar buffet will feature regional specialities such as Arabic Mezze, Shawarma, Shish Touk, Falafel, Baklava and Mohalabia, with other international selections available as well. The buffet is priced at IDR 358,000 nett per adult — additional discounts of up to 30% are available for ASR Members, Mandiri, Mega and BNI cardholders. 

Hampers: Helping guests take pleasure in the ‘gift of giving’, Vertu Harmoni Jakarta’s Voyage Restaurant also presents their special Ramadan hampers. Packaged in beautiful navy boxes, the hampers consist of a selection of both Indonesian and Western-style signature cookies, including Naster, Chocolate Chip, Double Choco, Scarft and greeting card. These are available in 3 choices: ‘Bita’ priced at IDR 600,000 net per box; Cahya, at IDR 800,000 net per box; and Ameena at IDR 350,000 net per box.

+62 896 0137 9379 | reservation-vertu-harmoni@tauzia.com | @vertuharmoni

DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro

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Buka Puasa: Discover the finest flavours of Nusantara cuisines masterfully created by four Hilton chefs: Ketut Sudarsana (Conrad Bali), Andri Setiawan (DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta), Shandi Wiratama (DoubleTree by Hilton Surabaya), and Asep Ramdani (Hilton Bandung). Rupa Rasa, the name of its Ramadan culinary program is held at OPEN} Restaurant and Sea Grain Restaurant & Bar. Specially curated by Chef Andri Setiawan, guests can taste the appetizing traditional Betawi dishes, such as Soto Betawi, the unique Kerak Telor, the flavourful Nasi Ulam, Gabus Pucung, and many more. Iftar at OPEN} Restaurant is priced at IDR 568,000++ inclusive of all-you-can-eat fresh durian (available from 7-8 PM) and IDR 468,000++ at Sea Grain Restaurant & Bar.

Gift Hampers: DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta invites guests to spread happiness with loved ones and bring them closer with Ramadan Hampers. Featuring favourite local treats, including Nastar, Kastengel, Almond Cookies, and a special jar of honey-covered dates. Furthermore, the box itself is made out of sustainable material – locally sourced banana fronds are used to create natural patterns, giving each box its own uniqueness. This Ramadan Hamper starts from IDR 680,000++.

+62 21 2985 7000 | JakartaDiponegoro.info@hilton.com | JakartaDiponegoro.DoubleTree.com

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