Indonesia’s capital city presents world-class food and beverage offerings. The scene is constantly growing and evolving, and sometimes it is hard to keep up. That’s why we present a highlight of the best new restaurants in Jakarta 2024 to help you stay in the loop of the latest and most noteworthy openings. From fresh new cafés to late-night speakeasies and top fine dining venues, this list will help you to explore the superb dining scene across the city.

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June Update

New restaurants in Jakarta that opened in June 2024

Charkoal Jakarta

For those craving an audacious twist in their dining escapades, Charkoal, is ready to redefine fine dining in Jakarta. As the brainchild of Chef Adhitia Julisiandi, Charkoal introduces an avant-garde dining experience utilising primitive-cooking techniques. Located in the trendy SCBD – Electronic City District, Charcoal shuns the ordinary gas stove and opts for the elemental allure of fire, wood and charcoal. Infusing dishes with unmatched aroma and flavour, that can only be attained using this particular method by using the Furnace Fire, a tool capable of heating up to 700 degrees Celsius, which can be seen by guests at Charkoal upon entrance.

Chef Adhitia Julisiandi brings over a decade of experience in the Hospitality and FnB industry, having honed his skills in diverse culinary environments around the globe. His journey includes stints in Spain and the prestigious The French Laundry in the United States. Chef Adhit’s journey reflects his passion for fine dining. His expertise has been shaped by collaborations with culinary legends like Thomas Keller, George Calombaris, Ferran Adrià, and Sarah Todd. 

What sets Charkoal apart is not just its unique concept but also its commitment to quality. The restaurant boasts a menu brimming with top-tier ingredients like Jamón ibérico Cinco Jotas, Purebred Wagyu Picanha, and Australian Murray Cod. The complex flavours are achieved through meticulous preparations, including long fermentation and smoking processes, requiring significant precision and patience.

Diners at Charkoal can embark on a culinary journey through two meticulously crafted set courses: the 14-course ‘Degustation Menu’ and the 17-course ‘Chef’s Journey,’ which change seasonally every six months. A standout dish is the ‘Murray Cod’ which undergoes a 7-day preparation with dry-ageing techniques to achieve a nuanced texture and flavour. The dish is complemented by an ‘orange kombucha vinaigrette’ sauce, enhancing its complexity. 

Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav 52-53 No. Lot 22, Electronic City District | IG: @charkoal_jkt

Keyaki Japanese Restaurant

Ever wonder what it feels like to dine from the highest peak in the city? Well, all you need to do is to hop to Pan Pacific Jakarta and pay a visit to their Keyaki Japanese Restaurant, perched on the 90th floor of the Thamrin Nine building. With sweeping views of the city skyline as your backdrop, Keyaki will take you on a journey through the essence of Kyoto cuisine, infused with a contemporary twist, courtesy of an exclusive collaboration with Kyoto’s esteemed chefs. 

Guided by the visionary Executive Chef Kunihiro Moroi and the esteemed two-Michelin-starred Chef Takagi Kazuo, Keyaki’s menu is a love letter to the refined finesse of Kyoto’s culinary heritage. Chef Takagi, a native of Kyoto, brings an authentic touch to the table, seamlessly infusing the artistry and seasonality of Japanese cooking with innovative presentation techniques.

Tradition merges with innovation at Keyaki, creating an immersive dining setting where guests can expect visual and culinary delights with every high-quality, seasonal, and locally sourced ingredient. This experience is complemented by the relaxing ambience from the city’s uninterrupted view and sincere service from the well-trained staff, resulting in a uniquely Keyaki experience for guests.

Working in tandem with Chef Takagi, Chef Kuni has curated a repertoire of menus that cater to every culinary inclination. From classic favourites like Sushi, Sashimi and Teppanyaki to the Chef’s table selections of seasonal set menus– Keyaki’s offerings showcase the restaurant’s diverse options. Highlighting the menu are delectable treasures like Monaka salmon marinated, Salmon belly carpaccio, Unagi truffle roll, Dashi jelly vinegar seafood, Spicy salmon roll, Grilled oyster, and Warabi mochi.

But the journey doesn’t end with the cuisine alone. Complementing the gastronomic symphony are libations handpicked to elevate the dining experience. Indulge in a selection of artisanal Sakes, bespoke cocktails, boutique wines, and a curated assortment of local and international beers, each meticulously paired to accentuate the flavours of the menu.

So, for those seeking a sojourn into the heart of Japanese culinary artistry, look no further than Keyaki Japanese Restaurant, and treat yourself to a memorable dining experience in the backdrop of Jakarta’s skylines. 

Pan Pacific Jakarta, 90th Floor, Thamrin Nine, Luminary Tower | +6221 50820002 | IG: @keyakijakarta

May Update

New restaurants in Jakarta that opened in May 2024

BAKU Jakarta

The newly opened BAKU restaurant is set to redefine the dining scene at the sophisticated SCBD lifestyle hub, offering a unique culinary journey through the vibrant and authentic flavours of Asian street food. Headed by Chef Wiem, who is widely cherished for his innovative twists on classic dishes, BAKU presents a modern take on beloved street food staples. 

Nestled in the bustling Electronic City District in SCBD, BAKU is the perfect destination for both busy professionals and discerning food enthusiasts. The restaurant artfully combines the rich culinary traditions of Asia, inspired by the iconic street food that defines the continent’s lively cities and neighbourhoods. As street food is an integral part of daily life across Asia, BAKU celebrates these rich gastronomic experiences while preserving the essence of Asian culinary heritage. 

Chef Wiem meticulously selects the finest ingredients, bringing each dish to life with precision and creativity. He adds, “At BAKU, our kitchen is a playground for innovation and collaboration, reflecting the diverse culture of Asia. We’ve travelled across the continent to discover and perfect street food recipes, presenting them with a modern flair. The expertise and passion of our team ensure that every dish offers a harmonious and heartwarming flavour”.

Among the array of delectable offerings is the Wagyu Beef Pho Noodles, a contemporary take on a classic Asian dish. This creation features thinly sliced wagyu brisket, ox tongue, and a medley of Asian spices, delivering an indulgent flavour experience that delights the palate. There’s also the refreshing Thai Tuna Crudo with pomelo, nam jim sauce, coriander aioli and tapioca black cracker, a suitable starter for those awaiting for a culinary adventure. Sweet treats like their Coconut Pudding and Thai Tea Lava Cake are also ready to indulge to finish off your meal with a decadent touch. 

Electronic City District, Sudirman Central Business District, Lot. 22 | IG: @baku_jkt

JUNSEI Jakarta

The high-end yakitori restaurant JUNSEI, hailing from London finally opens its doors in Senopati, Jakarta. Headed by Chef Amn Lakhiani, who dazzled London’s culinary map in 2021 with his Marylebone establishment, JUNSEI promises to deliver a visually stunning and immersive yakitori grill experience. Each skewer, made from the simplest ingredients, is treated as a work of art with a commitment to a zero-waste concept.

The highlight of JUNSEI will be its omakase experience, aptly named “Leave It Up to Junsei.” This offering features over 20 variations of yakitori, utilising every part of the chicken. Dishes such as Shiso Maki (chicken breast), Seseri (chicken neck), and Sunagimo (chicken gizzard) are meticulously glazed with housemade tare and finished with a squeeze of lemon.

The omakase seating places guests in the front row, offering an intimate view of Chef Aman’s mastery of cooking over fire. The use of white-hot binchōtan charcoal, prized for its steady temperature, minimal smoke, and slow cooking properties, ensures perfectly charred and textured yakitori. The drink menu will include umeshu, a diverse selection of shochu and sake, and innovative cocktails.

In addition to yakitori, JUNSEI will offer donabe (Japanese-style claypot dishes), contemporary small plates, kushiyaki, onigiri, grilled wagyu, and seafood. The restaurant’s calming atmosphere will provide a serene contrast to the vibrant Senopati area where it is located.

Jl. Senopati No.71 2nd Floor, Selong, Kby. Baru, Jakarta Selatan | 0812-8817-177 | +6281-11007-7272 | IG: @junsei.jkt

April Update

New restaurants in Jakarta that opened in April 2024

Meatguy Steakhouse II SCBD

Meatguy Steakhouse finally opens its doors to the meat enthusiasts in Sudirman Central Business District, with a fun and opulent concept inspired by gold-mines.

As the eponym of this quality steakhouse, meat is very much the central focus. With an impressive menu, starting with The Hanging Tomahawk “Godfather”, featuring a Tomahawk cut of Australian Wagyu, served with velvety pomme purée and perfectly sautéed mushrooms. The Rich Fat Loin is also a top choice, featuring Australian Fullblood Wagyu, the steak is tender, with a rich, buttery texture that melts in your mouth. Try a unique twist on a classic dish, Carre D’Agneau, this Australian Lamb Rack is coated in a flavourful pistachio crust, adding the nut’s subtle flavours and crunch to the succulent meat, served with green pea purée, potato pavé, roasted mixed paprika, Brussel sprouts, cherry tomato, pea shot, and lamb jus.

Some non-steak must-tries include the Roasted Bone Marrow & Beef Ragout, a delightful starter that features a harmony of flavours and textures, from the toasted baguette that serves as vessel for the decadent marrow, to the earthy mushroom duxelles and tangy pickled red radish. Or opt for the Wagyu A5 Tartare that showcases the quality of Wagyu beef with bold flavours.

Known for their innovative approach to dry-ageing, Meatguy Steakhouse constantly experiments with ingredients that defy traditional tastes. Previous trials have featured Dry Aged Cheese, Mixed Nuts, Coconut and Honey Almond. A standout amongst these experiments is the Dry Aged with Butter Tallow, which elevates the overall richness of the meat. This meticulous dry-ageing process ranges from 28 to 120 days, guaranteeing its premium quality. A 60-day waiting period results in an even stronger aroma and unique texture, boasting a dense beef flavour and tenderised by natural enzymes.

Jl. Jend. Sudirman kav 52-53 No.LOT 8 | T: +6221 50102860 |

ACTA Brasserie Gading Serpong


Having welcomed a steady stream of happy diners to their popular venue in Senayan, Acta Brasserie opened a second branch in Gading Serpong, April 2024. This milestone move brings the restaurant to a new community, showcasing their menu to new discerning customers in Tangerang.

The original Acta Brasserie opened its doors four years ago, brought to life by Jakarta’s own BIKO Group, known for other city favourites like Beer Garden, Fujin Izakaya and the neighbouring Black Pond Tavern. Nestled along the Senayan golf course fairway, the restaurant’s verdant views and cosy chalet living room appeal quickly became a hit with the Jakarta crowd. 

Looking to repeat their success, and indeed find somewhere that emulates the same atmosphere, the group looked further afield, landing in a vibrant neighbourhood of Gading Serpong. Calling upon the renowned Bitte Design Studio, the new Acta Brasserie takes a life of its own, with plush diner-style booths, wood-panel bar and hanging stained-glass ceiling lamps that give it a distinct vintage feel.

Of course, Acta Brasserie brings its menu to its second home, featuring the popular creations of Chef Rui Yamagishi. The international selection features elevated comfort favourites, like the popular Truffle Mushroom Fettuccine, but also presents exclusive dishes for this branch, crafted to best suit the diners of the area. Another important ‘import’ is of course the dessert’s of now renowned Pastry Chef, Nabila Yoestino, whose Valrhona Pandan Lava Cake to Deconstructed Biscoff Cheesecake fly off the menu in Senayan. Chef Nabila unveils a new dessert for the new venue, the Mille Crepe, set to be signature of the establishment.

Importantly, Acta Brasserie Gading Serpong continues the brand’s focus as a wine-forward destination, featuring an extensive collection of bottles for patrons to browse and savour along with their meal. 

Acta Brasserie Gading Serpong is open 11am to 12am daily.

Jl. Boulevard Gading Serpong, Blok MT/002 | +62 21 866 568 20 | @acta_brasserie

Kilo Kitchen Jakarta

After much anticipation due to the excellent review of their Bali restaurant, Kilo Kitchen Jakarta opens its brand-new location on the Ground Floor of ASHTA District 8, right beside its Senopati lobby. Known for its unique blend of Latin and Asian cuisine, Kilo invites guests to immerse themselves in its refined comfort food and exceptional dining experience in a more spacious and stylish setting. 

Kilo Kitchen Jakarta merges the concept of a restaurant and a lifestyle hub where food connoisseurs and patrons alike can meet and create memorable experiences. The new venue radiates a sophisticated atmosphere, propped up by the restaurant’s chic industrial design that blends seamlessly with its Mediterranean offerings. The restaurant opens daily from 10.00 AM to midnight, complete with an extensive bar, three private dining rooms, and a robust wine cellar. 

At its core, Kilo’s culinary identity is epitomised by its signature and refined comfort dishes such as Squid Ink Rice, Slow-Cooked Beef Cheek, Octopus a la Plancha, Jerk Lamb Shank, and an array of diverse sweets. The dishes wouldn’t be completed without the restaurant’s innovative signature cocktails like Black Mamba, Blue Scent, and Petrichor, alongside a comprehensive selection of wines. Guests who want to unwind on the weekends can tune into the music of local DJs invited by Kilo enhancing the fun in every dining experience. 

With all its facilities, Kilo Kitchen Jakarta makes the suitable destination for a brunch spot, lunch getaway or simply a place for people to enjoy an all-day menu in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. 

Ashta District 8, Ground Floor (Senopati Lobby) | T: +6281288002987 | IG: @kilo_jakarta


Opening on Jalan Ampera Raya, with a façade that turns heads even for those driving by, the grand Aruma is more than just a restaurant. Set on a grand scale, with multiple, eclectic spaces in which to dine, patrons can savour the wealth oof Indonesian cuisine and hospitality.

This dining destination answers the increasing popularity of Jakarta’s green spaces, creating a contemporary tropical aesthetic. Inside, a spacious dining area sits under an avant-garde cement ceiling, that curves elegantly towards an open skylight that douses the interiors in natural lighting; combined with the verdant indoor gardens and terracotta-coloured tiles, the space exudes a natural, warm atmosphere. Though stylish, the restaurant is casual, and opens up to an al-fresco back-garden space, where seating is found under parasols, then an amphitheatre space surely set to be popular for younger patrons. 

The menu pays homage to Indonesian cuisine, reflecting the wealth and cultural heritage of the archipelago across a wide-ranging menu that features appetisers, sop & soto, ducks, sate, seafood, rice and noodles, to various assortments and desserts. Some highlights include Udang Sawu khas Aruma (Aruma’s signature shrimp dish), Daging Asap Sambal Luat (smokey beef with typical East Nusa Tenggara’s sambal), Bebek Goreng 3 Rasa (fried ducks with three-kind of seasoning), Rahang Tuna Sambal Kecombrang (tuna jaw with torch ginger sambal), and Nasi Campur Dewata (Balinese mixed rice topped with a stunning variety of different side dishes). 

When it comes to Indonesian desserts, Aruma serves up Indonesian favourite shaved ice varieties, including Es Teler, Es Cendol and Es Pisang Ijo. Plus, a selection of childhood favourite cakes, like the famous Indonesian Kue Cucur, Sagu Rangi, and Kue Pancong Kopyor.

Jl. Ampera Raya No. 129B, Jakarta 12560 | T: +621 818600129 | IG: @arumajkt

Markette at Kota Kasablanka

Markette, a new culinary spot has recently opened in Jakarta, bringing the concept of Crafted Gourmet Dining in a Western style, boasting dishes of high quality and elevated standards and offered with a touch of artistic flair. Located at the Ground Floor (GF) area Food Society in the Mall Kota Kasablanka, Markette promises a culinary adventure for visitors to savour in their delightful skillet meals, a variety of dishes served in Western-style skillets, to relishing the layers of flavour in its gourmet sandwiches.

This dining establishment is set to beckon customers with an array of palate-pleasing dishes, including its signature Markette’s Sandwich, Marketter’s Roasted Chicken and the indulgent Birria Sandwich.  A cornerstone of Markette’s menu is its diverse selection of sandwiches, cherished worldwide as a culinary classic. 

Gourmet enthusiasts can savour their steak selections accompanied by a variety of sides such as broken potato, mashed potato, roasted veggies, and the exquisite butter rice. One of the main star dishes is the richly flavoured broth of the Birria Sandwich, ready to immerse your senses and palate. Complemented by a chic and inviting ambiance, Markette is a place to relish exceptional cuisine, inviting individuals to indulge in gourmet creations amidst an atmosphere of sophistication.

Jl. Raya Casablanca No.88 Level GF, Tebet, Kota Jakarta Selatan | T: +62 21 29626161 | IG: @markette.jkt

March Update

New restaurants in Jakarta that opened in March 2024

Beranda All Day Dining at ARTOTEL Suites Mangkuluhur Jakarta

In the first quarter of 2024, ARTOTEL Suites Mangkuluhur Jakarta has unveiled the exciting new transformation of one of its flagship dining establishments, BERANDA All Day Dining. This marks a significant transition for the venue, following an extensive renovation process that commenced at the end of 2023. With its fresh concept, BERANDA All Day Dining is poised to emerge as a revered culinary destination in Jakarta. 

The newly revamped BERANDA All Day Dining presents a captivating fusion of elegance and innovation, designed to cater to the discerning tastes of Jakarta’s cosmopolitan residents and international visitors alike. With a seating capacity for up to 200 guests spread across its indoor, outdoor, and intimate private dining spaces serving up to 16 individuals. The restaurant also introduces their new captivating open kitchen, adding an immersive touch to the dining experience. 

Operating daily from 6am to 10pm, BERANDA All Day Dining offers a comprehensive culinary journey, including buffet and à la carte options featuring specially crafted Indonesian, Asian, and Western cuisine curated by the Artotel Dine team. Guests can indulge in signature dishes such as Bebek Kunyit Beranda, Iga Bakar Mangkuluhur, Soto Betawi, Sop Kaki Kambing, and Laksa Singapore, each dish showcasing the diverse and delectable gastronomy craftsmanship.

Located on the second floor of ARTOTEL Suites Mangkuluhur Jakarta, BERANDA All Day Dining is also a hub for cultural exploration and community engagement. As the holy month of Ramadan approaches, BERANDA All Day Dining is gearing up to offer a special Iftar Package, themed “Rempah Noesantara,” offering a scrumptious array of traditional Indonesian flavours and delicacies. Priced at IDR 388,000 net per person, the Iftar Package promises an indulgent feast featuring an assortment of snacks, signature mains, and mouthwatering desserts. 

Artotel Suites Mangkuluhur, 2nd Floor | T: 62 21 5268833 | IG: @beranda.jkt


Located on the 5th floor of Plaza Indonesia, BREMAN85 has become one of the most sought-after gastropubs for culinary enthusiasts seeking a memorable island escapade amid a bustling city. Boasting a menu filled with scrumptious food and excellent beers, BREMAN85 celebrates Balinese heritage and craftsmanship in every dish and beverage served. 

Pronounced “eight-five”, BREMAN85 is committed to authenticity in every detail of its establishment, from fresh flavours to the inviting ambience in its premise. BREMAN85 aims to create intimate social experiences, with a deliberate focus on fostering meaningful connections.

Central to the BREMAN85 experience is, of course, its culinary offerings. Their menu boasts a diverse array of dishes, ranging from the signature 85 Breakfast to Nashville-style hot Chicken Sandwich and the Indonesian-inspired Mie Ayam 85, ensuring there’s something to suit every taste.  If you’re in the mood for comfort classics like steaks and burgers or shareable bites like Porterhouse and Pork Knuckle, BREMAN85 will deliver them. 

BREMAN85’s beverage selection deserves a nod of appreciation for its craft beer excellence. With the gastropub showcasing the expertise of Breman Brewery, guests can sample the brewery’s Fresh Beer offerings, which include Breman Terang and Breman Gelap, each offering a unique flavour profile. In addition to beers, BREMAN85 offers a selection of classic beverages such as Margaritas and Mojitos, as well as a variety of wines. Non-alcoholic options, including Mocktails, fresh juices, soft drinks, teas, and coffees, are also available for those looking for a refreshing alternative.

Plaza Indonesia, Level 5 | T: +62 811 1001 4185 | IG: @breman85

Massilia Cucina Italiana

Gatot Subroto’s Arena Square welcomes its newest restaurant in Jakarta with an authentic Italian pizza concept hailing from Bangkok: Massilia Cucina Italiana. The brainchild of two Italian chefs yearning of home was a pizza truck known as “Massilia” which has gone on to become an award-winning pizza haven. Nine years later, Massilia boasts a prestigious lineup of awards: including the Top 50 Pizza in the World 2023, Gambero Rosso, and The Michelin Guide 2020. 

Guests are invited to savour their meticulously crafted pizza dough, baked in a traditional wood-fired oven imported from Italy, set in an open kitchen. This baking method, combined with their careful fermentation and mixing techniques, ensures a creamy, soft texture and tantalising aroma for every pizza. The restaurant boasts a diverse menu tailored to satisfy any palate.

Whether you’re craving the rich flavours of the Carnivora Pizza, the bold spiciness of the Calabrian Spicy Salami Pizza, or the delightful blend of creamy textures and crispy bacon in the Black Truffle Pizza, there’s something to indulge every taste bud. At Massilia, guests are also spoiled for choice with an abundance of pasta options. From the slow-cooked Rigatoni Napoli Ragu in San Marzano tomato sauce, simmered for 8 hours, to the savoury Ravioli Ai Porcini stuffed with roasted meat and accompanied by a luscious Porcini mushroom cream sauce. Seafood lovers can’t gloss over the vibrant King Prawn Tagliolini, offering a burst of freshness with succulent shrimp paired with cherry tomatoes and fragrant basil leaves.

Beyond pizza and pasta, Massilia presents a delectable array of Italian classics including Eggplant Parmigiana and Dentice Alla Mediteeranea. Lastly, conclude your culinary journey with the sweet Panna Cotta Ananas E Lamponi, a refreshing pineapple and raspberry dessert or the classic, decadent yet light, Tiramisu. Massilia is committed to showing Jakartans authentic Italian Gourmet Pizza, crafted from the finest artisanal ingredients imported from Italy.

Arena Square Gatot Subroto, Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto Kav. 55-56 | IG: @massilia_id |

February Update

New restaurants in Jakarta that opened in February 2024

The Coach Restaurant and Coach Coffee Shop 

Coach has made its mark in the hospitality industry with the opening of The Coach Restaurant and Coach Coffee Shop at Grand Indonesia Mall in Jakarta. Inspired by Coach’s vision of Expressive Luxury and its commitment to providing experiences beyond products, these establishments are the first of a series of dining experiences the brand will introduce in 2024. 

Drawing inspiration from the vibrant spirit of New York City, The Coach Restaurant reimagines a classic New York steakhouse with modern flair, guests can indulge in the classic fares including strip steak, lamb chops, shrimp cocktail, pastas, wedge salads and classic martinis, all served amidst Coach’s signature touches of glovetanned leather and floral detailing inspired by its collections to create a unique dining experience. 

The restaurant’s design showcases iconic leatherware codes and colours, blending natural and industrial materials into refined architectural elements, designed by none other than the Coach Creative Director himself, Stuart Vevers and William Sofield, the renowned President of Studio Sofield. The space features nods to New York City taxis, with bistro-style leather booths and a NYC taxicab installation embedded in the ceiling, creating an intimate and memorable dining atmosphere.

Adjacent to The Coach Restaurant, the Coach Coffee Shop brings a playful twist to classic New York diner culture. With a menu spotlighting iconic diner bites like pizza and soft serve, and design elements evoking an urban attitude, the coffee shop offers a vibrant extension of Coach’s dining experience. Guests can also meet Lil Miss Jo, the coffee shop’s mascot inspired by vintage New York diner imagery.

Grand Indonesia West Mall, Level G | IG: @thecoachrestaurant |

Gyu Shige Tokyo Yakiniku

Gyu-Shige Tokyo Yakiniku, renowned for its 39 years of Japanese Charcoal BBQ expertise, officially opened its inaugural branch in Jakarta’s Arena Square Gatot Subroto in February 2024. This marks a significant milestone for the brand, known as Japan’s most beloved Yakiniku restaurant since its inception in 1985. Gyu-Shige Tokyo Yakiniku has expanded globally, boasting 166 branches across Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, the United States, and now Indonesia under the Arena Group.

At Gyu-Shige Tokyo Yakiniku, guests can savour the unique experience of grilling their own meat over traditional bincho-tan charcoal, it is smokeless, odourless, and completed with ash-free properties that enhance the meat’s flavour. With a commitment to 100% natural, high-quality ingredients, the restaurant offers a diverse selection of beef cuts paired with fresh yakiniku sauces such as Momi Tare and Miso Tare. 

The restaurant features a range of signature dishes, including the tender Jo Harami and premium Wagyu Top Side, available in four distinct flavours. Additionally, specialties like Gyu Tongue Scallion Oil, Jo Karubi, and AUS Wagyu, with options for chicken, seafood, and accompaniments like soup, salad, and fried dishes. Moreover, the restaurant’s tranquil and opulent ambiance with a capacity to accommodate up to 82 people, including three private rooms makes Gyu-Shige Tokyo Yakiniku an ideal choice for dining with friends and family. 

Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto Kav. 55-56 | T: +6281110020330 | IG: @gyushige.indonesia 


Located in Senopati, Bouchon stands out as a unique fusion of French culinary tradition and Indonesian warmth, branding itself as a not-so-little French ‘Warung’. This everyday restaurant offers a vibrant atmosphere coupled with snappy service, serving unfussy French food, drinks, and pastries from morning until night. Drawing inspiration from the classic Bouchons of Lyon and Parisian Bouillons, Bouchon’s menu boasts a diverse array of generous, tasty dishes prepared without unnecessary frills.

With the guidance of its Chef de Cuisine, Chef Brandon Foo and his innovative twist on heritage recipes, the menus at Bouchon feature new classics, appealing to both the adventurous and traditional palate. Savour the Radicchio & Pear Salad with roasted vegetables, cherry tomatoes, arugula, baby cos, sunflower seeds, and basil dressing. For the main course, try the Salmon Gravlax, house-marinated Norwegian salmon served with crème fraîche, dill, and toast, or the Escargots in Puff Shell, sautéed escargots with house garlic butter, tomato sauce, and puff pastry. Finish off your meal with the Bouchon Financier, a buttery almond cake with Gianduja whipped ganache and raspberry jam.

The restaurant’s two-floor space exudes warmth and cosiness on the ground level, adorned with eclectic knickknacks, while the second floor is bathed in natural light, reflecting off Parisian mirrors. With two private dining rooms and a beautiful balcony, Bouchon offers a versatile dining experience, suitable for quick lunches, afternoon meetings or romantic dinners.

Jl. Senopati No.79, Kebayoran Baru | T: +6221 3825 0777 | WA: +6281 2956 65558 | IG: @bouchonjkt

The Papilion Pacific Place

Re-opening on the Ground Floor of Pacific Place Mall after a revitalising renovation, The Papilion Pacific Place now welcomes diners to enjoy this fresh and welcoming space and explore a menu of café delights. The Papilion is home to the new Papilion Café and The Bakery, plus a fashion and homeware retail space known as Papillon DUO, Petit Papilion & Living. 

Designed by Studio Getty, Papilion’s Café presents a chic and sophisticated destination in which to drink and dine. The open environment on the ground floor invites passers by as they peruse the luxurious Pacific Place shopping mall, welcoming all for a meal and break in a stylish venue.

Open from 8am until 10pm, patrons will find a wide-ranging menu that includes breakfast, baked goods, starters, desserts, kids menu and a selection of local and international mains. Breakfast bites include healthy and hearty options like the Mushroom Spinach Omelet, Avocado Toast and a local favourite, Bubur Ayam Rooftop. 

Day to evening fare includes an eclectic selection of European and especially Dutch specialties, like Kroket, Bitterballen, Rookworst (smoked Dutch Sausage) to Escargot de Bourgogne (sharing menu). For those after more Asian delicacies, you’ll find Bakso Campur to Rawon Iga and even Nasi Goreng Wagyu. The Mains from abroad include premium choices like a Lobster Thermidor and a Dutch Steak featuring Wagyu 8/9MB. More comforts are the Creamy Crab Pasta, Fish and Chips to Wagyu Cheeseburger.

Without a doubt, one of the pulls of Papilion’s Cafe is The Bakery, where you’ll find a tempting selection of viennoiseries such as Kouign-amann, croissants. The Bakery features the fine pastries of the Dutch pâtissier, Huize van Wely, whose legacy spans back to 1922 when they first opened in the quaint seaside town of Noordwijk, the Netherlands. Patrons can enjoy freshly prepared goodies from pastries, ice cream and chocolates all handmade with the finest ingredients. A favourite is the Pistachio Cake, but you’ll also find boxes of artisanal handmade chocolate truffles and bouchées, great for teatime or gifting to friends.

After hours, wind down with a selection of crafted cocktails or a glass of wine accompanied by small bites and to end your day.

+62 21 579 73645 | @papilionscafe |

January Update

New restaurants in Jakarta that opened in January 2024

The Distillers Library

One of the new restaurants in Jakarta: The Distillers Library

For lovers of fine and rare whiskies, The Distillers Library will be their newest sanctuary in the city. Opening its doors in the stylish compound space, Bumi Pakubuwono, this exclusive venue presents the most precious collection of single malts from William Grant & Sons, namely Glenfiddich and The Balvenie. 

The venue includes a retail storefront featuring the core range of the distillery, for those simply looking to purchase their favourite bottles. Further inside, a handsome ‘tasting room’ awaits, a cosying space where visitors can immerse themselves in smells and flavours of the ‘amber liquid’, showcasing treasured whiskies from the family archive for guests to experience. Lining an entire wall are bottled distillery samples, recreating the experience one might have directly at distilleries, with cask tastings led by Brand Ambassadors.

Beyond the tasting room lies a hidden dining room and secret lounge, invite-only spaces housing some of the rarest and most precious treasures from the William Grant & Sons archive. Reserved for valued private collectors and buyers, the ultra-private space takes whisky discovery to an elevated level. 

Connoisseurs and collectors can expect other limited-edition collections, exceptional bottlings, and precious whiskies only available at The Distillers Library here in Jakarta.

@thedistillerslibrary |

ESA Restaurant

One of the new restaurants in Jakarta: ESA Restaurant

Adding to Jakarta’s evening destinations, ESA Restaurant presents a fresh take on a refined dining experience. This stylish venue is the brainchild of three young and passionate culinary professionals who have set out to break the food and beverage boundaries. Experimental and innovative, the menu takes diners on a journey of unexpected flavours.

ESA, meaning ‘one’ in Sanskrit, is a statement from the founders, together embarking on their first (i.e. number one) foray as independent restaurateurs. The collective experience of Chef Aditya Muskita, Jessica Eveline and Kevindra Soemantri rings in a new ‘genre’ of dining, with their ultimate goal being to define the ‘New Jakarta Cuisine’. ESA Restaurant thus aims to represent the Jakarta of today, the modern cosmopolitan, with its melting pot of cultures. Chef Aditya, who has cooked in renowned kitchens like Mozaic and Room 4 Dessert in Ubud to Relae in Copenhagen, Denmark, thus showcases a reimagining of Jakarta’s favourite flavours through both a tasting and a la carte menu.

The 14-course tasting menu is served to the table as a sharing experience, an informal degustation style where an eclectic collection of dishes are served in unison through the amuse bouche, appetiser, mains, dessert and petit fours courses. Diners will likely muse over the creativity of the dishes, from the delicate ‘Foie Gras Parfait’ served with Hoisin-glazed fried dough, to the ‘Ikura Tart’, featuring the unlikely combination of homemade burrata and ikura (salmon roe) in a crispy plantain tart. The mains welcome a triad of meats, including the Aged Duck Breast Glazed in brem, Grilled Shorts Ribs in andaliman pepper jus and beetroot-glazed Smoked Pork Belly. Inspiration from classic Jakarta bites make subtle appearances, such as in the fun dessert dish ‘Es Campur Without the Ice’. Little odes to the city the founders call home. The a la carte menu features everything on the tasting menu, plus additional creations to explore.

Food is served from the open kitchen, found at the heart of ESA Restaurant’s ground-floor space. Contemporary and stylish, the atmosphere is likened more to a modern living, cosy and casual, accentuated by the warm lighting. It serves to appeal to a less formal generation, who wish to dine on good food without pretence. To keep diners returning the kitchen has a seasonal menu, turning over every eight months, when brand new flavours are served. A light beverage menu features a handful of imported wines and selected cocktails, plus ESA’s own ‘fruit wine’, bespoke fermented juices prepared to pair with the food.

Open from Monday to Saturday. 5.30pm to 10pm.

+6281110016282 | | @esarestaurant

Peggy’s Brass Knucles

One of the new restaurants in Jakarta: Peggy's Brass Knuckles

Bali’s own Locavore Group opens up one of their first new restaurants in Jakarta with Peggy’s Brass Knuckles. Located inside Shophaus Mahakam, Peggy’s features a restaurant space, onsite butcher’s shop, bakery and retail space (Peggy’s Grocery), a café and bar.

Diners can expect the same Locavore ethos, where everything offered is sourced locally, championing Indonesian ingredients. The menu includes Duck Sausage with green peppercorn jus and apple chutney, Beef Tongue with bone marrow jus, chimichurri and sourdough bread; Koji Fried Beef Brain with red salsa verde and pickled green papaya; Grilled Pork Jowl with heritage rice and pork floss; Catch of The Day grilled over an open fire with fish roe beurre blanc and Roasted Cauliflower with whipped yoghurt, parsley oil and cashews. To complement, the bar serves up favourite locally brewed craft beers on tap; and a wide variety on their beverage menu.

Peggy’s Grocery, sells Locavore’s locally sourced meat cuts, sausages, freshly baked breads, and jars of confections and goods made by the team, for those hoping to bring a little piece of one of Peggy back home with them.

Open for lunch Tuesday to Sunday, from 11.30am to 2.30pm
Open daily for dinner, from 5.30pm to 9.30pm

+6282322564582 | | @peggysbrassknucles


Jakarta’s vibrant communal space Shophaus Mahakam welcomes Delizie adding brand new options for foodies and enlightening the culinary scene in the legendary dining hub Blok-M. 

After opening its first café in the Berawa area of Bali in 2022, Delizie spreads the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and a mouth-watering selection of its pastries, bread, and sweets in Jakarta.

“Our pastry chefs carefully craft each treat using heritage recipes and the finest ingredients. Delizie itself specialises in Italian-style pastries or sweet treats. Meanwhile, the menu at Delizie Jakarta will be more varied with the addition of the Panini, a classic Italian sandwich” explained Delizie Owner, Gregory Lentini.

Featuring a modernised ‘rustic-Italian; interior concept, Delizie is the perfect place for a quick breakfast, a relaxing afternoon, or to end the day with a cup of Espresso or Cappuccino and signature sweets, such as Three-Flavour Tiramisu, Bomboloni, and Maritrozzi. There is also a daily selection of fresh croissants and a wide variety of tempting pastries such as Cannoli, Occhi di Bue, and Baci di Dama.


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