As restaurants reopen, albeit, with social distancing and protocols, publisher Alistair Speirs takes us to a new arrival on the Jakarta dining scene - KO-KUU - a Japanese restaurant he describes as a 'hidden gem’.
NOW! Jakarta sat down with H.E. Ishii Masafumi, Japanese Ambassador to Indonesia before the outbreak and talked bilateral happenings and how the two countries continue to develop strong ties.
According to TEIKOKU DATABANK (TDB), the coronavirus crisis forced companies from cruise ships and Japanese inns to private tutoring schools and tourism companies to go under with debts running up to approximately USD 11 million.
Adopting Japanese-style hotplate rice trend, KULO Group has successfully launched Mazeru Indonesia, taking over Jakarta’s culinary scene on a hot plate.
Led by Japanese Chef Hideyoshi Imai, Shio is a teppan style restaurant promising an authentic Japanese dining experience at InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah.
Nishimura at Shangri-La Jakarta offers an authentic Japanese kaiseki experience that stands apart from the common Western culinary culture, where a complete meal is made up of appetiser, main course and dessert.
His trip to Japan inspired NOW! Jakarta publisher Alistair Speirs to write about the industrial city of Nagoya in comparison with the cultural capital Kyoto.
NOW! Jakarta met the man behind Japan Airlines in Indonesia, Motoharu Taki, and had a delightful conversation about his take on Indonesia’s market and the airline’s mission in the country.
Read through our publisher's opinion in this month's Soapbox in which he talks about his recent trip to Japan and how big the difference between Japan and Indonesia in terms of discipline.
Opened in August, Nara provides a breath of fresh air to the trendy neighbourhood of Senopati, serving ambitious hit-making fusion Japanese dishes to its patrons at its glitzy two-floor dining room.
Starting from 18 until 22 September, Fairmont Jakarta will be hosting guest chefs and mixologists from Japan to have a special session at the hotel.
Chef Tatsuya Sakamoto will be presenting an 8-course gastronomic menu during a special Japanese dinner at View Restaurant, Fairmont Jakarta.
Coming from Japan, Michelin Star Chef Taichi Sato makes his debut in Jakarta to serve guests with a special Kaiseki menu at Sumire, Grand Hyatt from 13-16 August 2019.
Sake no Hana Bali opened in early 2018, poised above the renowned OMNIA Dayclub Bali, Uluwatu, endowed with uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean.
In collaboration with global fitness guru Laila White, Four Seasons Jakarta presents Superfood lunch menu in a Japanese-style Bento Box.
The Japanese fast-serving food outlet offers personalized Japanese BBQ style dining at approachable prices.
Experience Japan’s very own savoury pancake with toppings you can prepare on the grill at CHIBO, the recently-opened restaurant in Gandaria City Mall.
PT Rizki Bukit Abadi has collaborated with the Japanese company to help open the brand’s first international outlet in Jakarta.
Savior of Pakubowono offers hearty meals in an industrial surrounding
Chavaty, known for its signature tea latte and pastries in Omotesando, Shibuya, Japan, has opened its first international outlet—in Jakarta.
Tirtha Bridal has long been one of Bali’s most esteemed wedding resorts. Japanese owned and managed, their meticulous design and attention to detail has seen..
This November, a range of wooden items from Nara Okuyamato Japan will be featured in the ‘Into the Woods’ exhibition at Dia.Lo.Gue, Artspace, Jakarta.
One of the largest udon restaurant networks in Japan, Hanamaru Udon, recently opened its first outlet at Lippo Mall Puri, Jakarta.
Kisoji invites guests to spend time enjoying its wide range of typical Japanese shabu-shabu, from meat and fish to vegetables.
Ratna Sari Dewi, Sukarno’s fifth wife, stopped by the Indonesia Spirit of the World exhibition featuring the art collection of Indonesia’s Presidential palace.
The Japan Foundation was established in October, 1972 as a specialised, core agency responsible for Japanese international cultural exchange.
The Ambassador hopes to strengthen relations between countries and individuals in the 60th year of Japanese and Indonesian diplomatic cooperation.
Ennichisai returns on 30 June and 1 July to commemorates the 60th anniversary of friendship be between Indonesia and Japan.
Takumi Robata & Sushi focuses on robatayaki, the practice of cooking on charcoal from Hokkaido.
Sushi Tei, one of Indonesia’s most popular Japanese eateries, opened its newest outlet at Central Jakarta’s Citywalk Sudirman in June, ready to serve Japanese treats to the capital’s foodies.
To welcome Sakura season, Gran Melia Jakarta has something special in store this year at its Japanese restaurant Yoshi Izakaya.
Taking his words to heart, students from Global Jaya School in Tangerang, Banten have come to perfect their skills in photography.
Established for almost twenty years, Sushi Kawana has always stayed true to its commitment to serving only fresh and authentic Japanese dishes, from the day it first opened its doors until today.
We know that you will never have enough of Hotel Borobudur's Oxtail Soup from Bogor Cafe but Miyama Japanese Restaurant also offer great foods.
NOW! Jakarta contributor Erza S.T. travelled to Japan and explored Tokyo and Kyoto.