The holy month of Ramadhan encourages the spirit of good moral conducts. During this time, Muslims around the world - including in Indonesia and Jakarta - strongly focus on praying and worship. It is also a good opportunity to gather with their loved ones and enjoy the abundance of Ramadhan delights.
After refraining from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk, Muslims break fast at sunset with iftar. Like every year, restaurants and hotels across the city offer special menus during Ramadhan - here is a list of our recommendations.
The unique taste of Turkish cuisine is at the forefront this year at Raffles Jakarta. At Arts Cafe by Raffles, Chef Husnu Ozcan from Raffles Istanbul will present his signature dishes such as Hunkar Begendi, Bulgur Pilavii, Dalyan Kofte and Manti. Guests also can enjoy a wide range of exquisite Indonesian and Middle Eastern delicacies to help break the fast. The breakfasting promotions are available from 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM for first seating at IDR 398,000++ per person and from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM for second seating at IDR 198,000++ per person. Guests who dine at the Arts Cafe by Raffles have a chance to win lucky draw prizes.
The Writers Bar also provides a special breakfasting menu: the Tajil Tower with a trove of pastries and savories, accompanied by a selection of TWG tea priced at IDR 350,000++ for two persons.
Group meeting packages are available through the newly introduced “Events on Two”. At IDR 388,000++ per person, guests can savour the breakfasting buffet. Compliment the package with a half day meeting in the private meeting room. At IDR 488,000++ per person, this package includes a breakfasting buffet with iced tea and two types of tajil, free flow of coffee and tea, podium with two microphones, conference stationery and praying room. This package is available for a minimum of 25 persons. Those who book early will get a special discount and a complimentary one-night stay at the hotel for every 100 persons booking.
If you are looking for special Idul Fitri hampers, the hotel offers a delightful array of snacks including Nastar, Putri Salju, Kaasstengels and selection of premium dates starting from IDR 1,499,000+.
Guests can also enjoy interesting room packages. At IDR 3,150,000 net per room per night, this package includes a buffet breakfast for 2 persons. A two-night stay costs IDR 2,988,000 net per room per night, whereas a three-night stay is priced IDR 7,988,000 net including breakfast for 2 persons, 20% discount in Arts Cafe, The Writers Bar and Navina Pool Bar, 20% discount for all treatments at Raffles Spa and complimentary non accumulative 5 pieces of laundry per day.
For more information and reservations, please call +62 21 2988 0888 or visit www.raffles.com/jakarta
To highlight the Holy Month of Ramadhan and Idul Fitri this year, Gran Mahakam presents the beauty of Morocco and “Sacred Ramadan” as its main themes. The hotel’s signature restaurants, Le Gran Cafe and Aoki Japanese Cuisine will pamper its guests from 25 May to 24 June.
Le Gran Cafe offers a very wide array of dishes, both Indonesian delicacies as well as international cuisine, such as Serabi Kinca, Ketan Pandan Kinca, Getuk Keju Coklat, Es Tape Hijau and selections of fine dates for tajil. For the entrees, Grilled Lamb, Steam Sliced Chicken with Oyster Sauce, Pan Fried Prawn with Cereal Nestum, Beef Bulgogi and many more will spoil the guests. Do not miss the Indonesian favorites Ketupat Ramadan, Lontong Mahakam, Nasi Daun Jeruk, Nasi Liwet, Nasi Bali, Kambing and Sapi Guling as well as Tahu Gejrot and Karedok. Guests can also taste its signature Nasi Kecombrang served with stir-fry Genjer (vegetable), Chicken Satay, Empal or Beef, Salted Fish, Egg, Shrimp Pepes, Sambal Matah and Rempeyek (deep-fried savory Javanese cracker). The package for iftar at Le Gran Cafe costs IDR 402,000++ per person. Guests who choose to break their fast with Japanese cuisine at Aoki Japanese Cuisine, should try the Dry Sukiyaki, Truffle Beef Bowl and Tropical Drinks at IDR 325,000++ per person.
The hotel also offers in-house and on-site catering packages for gatherings held either at the hotel or at your own mansion. On-site catering starts from IDR 359,000++ per person for in-house and starts from IDR 409,000++ per person for catering.
The “Ramadan Getaway” is priced at IDR 1,300,000 net per room per night at the Deluxe Room for the period between 12 June and 9 July. Priced at IDR 1,500,000 net per room per night for stay for more at Deluxe Room for the period between 23 June and 9 July, where you book two nights and get one free. Both packages include breakfast for 2 persons and two complimentary pieces of laundry per room per day.
For more information and reservations, please call +62 21 720 9966 or visit www.granmahakam.com
The Westin Jakarta
The Westin Jakarta offers a special package during fasting month at its Seasonal Tastes and Lobby Lounge, where you can enjoy this special moment with the added pleasure of witnessing the sunset from the highest hotel building in the city.
Chef Daniel Kuser and his culinary team will prepare a delightful buffet and live cooking stations with delectable dishes ranging from Middle Easter cuisine to the traditional Indonesian tajil. The wide range buffet costs IDR 438,000++ per person, while the lighter Indonesian buffet served at the Lobby Lounge is IDR 300,000++ per person. All prices include drinks, dates and tajil.
The hotel also offers a Ramadhan meeting packages with a minimum of 30 pax at only IDR 550,000++ for half day and IDR 580,000++ for full day with take away lunch or pre-function area. Breakfasting event packages with choices of Indonesian, Western or Middle Eastern menu start from IDR 400,000 net per pax.
For more information and reservations, please call +62 21 2788 7788 or visit www.westinjakarta.com
The Hermitage presents L’Avenue Restaurant, located at lovvy level, as an exclusive iftar venue for guests who would like to enjoy a delightful breakfasting. The restaurant sets the mood with a traditional Ramadhan ambiance over iftar and also sahoor.
Break your fast with Nusantara culinary delights featuring an extensive selection of local dishes between 5:30 and 8:00 PM, starting on 26 May at the price of IDR 325,000++ per person inclusive of free flow beverage and live entertainment. The hotel also offers a special Ramadhan Meeting Package for special events, starting from IDR 325,000++ per person, including a choice of delectable dishes.
Those who would like to make the most of their visit and stay overnight may want to indulge in the hotel’s special Ramadhan in room sahoor selections or breakfast, starting from IDR 1,500,000++. This includes an early check in at 10 AM as well as a late check out at 4 PM, complimentary In-Room Sahoor (from 2 AM to 4 AM) or Breakfast for 2 persons. This special package offer is valid from 21 May to 2 July.
The Hermitage also caters to guests who would like to stay longer and bring the whole family. Guest who stay at the hotel between 24 June and 2 July can take full advantage of the Eid al-Fitr Deal Stay 3 Pay 2, which is priced at IDR 4,000,000++. This package includes Breakfast for 2 persons, 4 pieces of laundry per day and the special opportunity for early check-in at 10 AM and late check-out until 4 PM.
For more information and reservations, please call +62 21 3192 6888 or visit www.hermitagejakarta.com
The Dharmawangsa Jakarta
The Dharmawangsa Jakarta has prepared special themes to welcome and celebrate Ramadhan. Guests who would like to break their fast at Lobby Lounge, Bimasena can experience a “Touch of Egypt” from 29 May to 22 June. To enjoy Indonesian food delights, they can head to Jakarta Restaurant, which celebrates “Ramadan Nusantara” from 28 May to 23 June, between 5:30 PM and 10:00 PM. The hotel’s Executive Chef, Felix Budisetiawan, and his team will be serving an extensive menu to satisfy those who crave for exotic Egyptian dishes and Indonesian roots.
Classic tajil and Egyptian desserts such as Om Ali, Halawet Ahmed, low-fat Mohallabiyah and assorted Baklava will be served at sunset together with Cold Mezze on the Egyptian Corner. Besides Egyptian cuisine, Bimasena also presents signature dishes including Giant Lobster Thermidor, Oxtail Soup, Iga Panggang Madu and Mongolian Barbeque.
Meanwhile for Nusantara food, Rendang-Galzed Rib-Eye Beef, Kambing Guling, Rawon Roasted Rib-Eye, Mie Kocok, Martabak Telor, and Sop Kaki Kambing will be available at the buffet. Assorted tajil such as Es Kelapa Muda and Jongkong Kopyor as well as traditional cakes including Martabak Manis and Kue Pisang will also be served to satisfy those with a sweet tooth. The breakfast package costs IDR 595,000++ per person for adults and IDR 395,000++ per person for children.
For more information and reservations, please contact +62 21 725 8181 or visit www.the-dharmawangsa.com
Hotel Borobudur Jakarta
For Hotel Borobudur Jakarta, Ramadhan is the perfect moment to present its guests with fantastic Arabic food. The legendary Bogor Cafe will be home for Arabic delights during June. The hotel’s Executive Chef and team are passionate about Middle Eastern food as part of celebrating Ramadhan. The breakfast package is priced at IDR 398,000++ per person including beverage buffet.
Those who would like to taste Japanese cuisine during Ramadhan should head to Miyama Restaurant, where they can indulge in a beautiful bento set customarily served during the Holy Month at IDR 298,000++ per person.
Borobudur Gourmet provides a festive selection of handcrafted goods. The French Pastry Chef has created special treats to choose from individually or in a hamper for friends, partners or family, including Kahk, spiced crumbly cookies stuffed with sweet surprises and buried under copious amounts of powdered sugar, a recipe that originally comes from Egypt. Kahk costs IDR 250,000 net per box, whereas hampers are priced at IDR 2,180,000++ for large size and IDR 1,500,000++ for medium size.
Between 24 and 26 June, Bogor Cafe offers guests to celebrate Lebaran with a mouth-watering buffet spread, including Ketupat, Opor Ayam and Sambal Goreng Ati at IDR 398,000++ per person.
For more information and reservations, please call +62 21 380 5555, 383 5000 or visit www.hotelborobudur.com
Sari Pan Pacific Jakarta
Between 22 May and 24 June, Sari Pan Pacific Jakarta welcomes its guests to celebrate and share the happiness during the holy month of Ramadhan. Restoran Fiesta will be the place for guests who want to break fast with spicy and aromatic Middle Eastern cuisine, such as Baby Lamb Ouzi with Arabic Rice, Lebanese Sytle Shish Tawook, Um Ali, Baklava and Arabic Mezze at only IDR 390,000 net per pax. Children between the age of 6 and 12 only pay half price, whereas children under 6 dine for free. If you book for a party of 10, two will dine for free as well. Keyaki Japanese Restaurant also serves special and unique tajil such as Fruit Jelly, Gyoza, Dates, Kinako Mochi and Kolak, created by the hotel’s Japanese Master Chef Masami Okamoto, at IDR 120,000 net per set. Sari Delicatessen presents exclusive Ramadhan hampers with homemade cookies, with the price starting from IDR 610,000 net. Save 10% for a minimum purchase of 10 or more until 25 May.
To share the spirit of Ramadhan, Sari Pan Pacific Jakarta invites guests to lend a helping hand to orphans in need by donating IDR 50,000 and receive IDR 50,000 off a future purchase of IDR 250,000 or more at any of the hotel’s F&B outlets. The programme will be available from 1 May until 24 June.
Guests who want to spend the night can enjoy an exclusive room package at IDR 1,139,000++ per night, available from 25 May to 2 July, including breakfast or sahoor for 2 adults and 2 children, complimentary tajil for 2 adults in the lobby lounge, late check-out until 4 PM, 50% off for spa and massage and many more.
For more information and reservations, please call +62 21 2993 2888 or visit www.panpacific.com/jakarta
The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta
Authentic Indonesian cuisine following the theme “Ramadhan Warisan Tradisi” (Ramadhan Traditional Heritage) will enliven the Holy Month of Ramadhan at The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta. All dishes served at the buffet and live cooking stations at Lagoon Café come from different Indonesian provinces of Indonesia. Priced at IDR 350,000 nett per person, guests can taste indulge in a wide array of Indonesian favourites, such as Gorengan, Kolak Pisang and Ubi, Bakso Malang, Soto Mie, Asinan Bogor, Empal Balado, Gulai Nangka, Es Campur and many more.
The hotel also offers meeting package including meeting rooms and facilities, free tajil and a special breakfast menu starting from IDR 280,000 net per person for take away and IDR 395,000 net for dine in. A room package starting from IDR 1,100,000 net per room per night is also available and includes sahoor, free tajil (free flow of hot/ice tea, dates and kolak) at Lagoon Lounge, early check-in, late check-out and 20% off for the breakfasting buffet at Lagoon Cafe. Get an additional 20% discount if you book your breakfasting package between 1 and 15 May.
For more information and reservations, please call +62 21 570 3600 or visit www.sultanjakarta.com
DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta-Diponegoro
This Ramadhan, DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta-Diponegoro promotes and preserves the local culinary traditions. Under the theme of “Pasar Bedug Betawi” (Betawi Traditional Drum Market), which describes a traditional market, ‘kampong’ (village) style that takes place both in the hotel’s indoor and outdoor area of Open} Restaurant, the breakfasting will start after the bedug or traditional drums have been played.
Helmed by Executive Chef Zulkarnain, a whopping 150 Indonesian dishes – specialties from Jakarta in particular - will be served, such as Kolak Durian, Rujak Buah Sambal Kacang, Kakap Kemangi Bumbu Kuning, Satay Campur, Cumi Sumbat Pedas and Grilled Lamb with Kebuli Rice. “Pasar Bedug Betawi” at Open} Restaurant is priced at IDR 428,000++ per person from iftar time to 10 PM. On the weekend and first week of Ramadhan, it is even cheaper at IDR 350,000++. Book before 21 May and enjoy a 30% discount.
Sea Grain Restaurant & Bar also offers an intimate breakfasting session with its Ramadhan family set menu for a minimum of 5 persons priced at IDR 388,000++ per person and providing assorted tajil, Baked Grouper Fish Fillet with Gremolata Sauce, Herb Grilled Chicken Breast with Natural Jus, Lamb Chop Herb Crush and Seafood Fettuccini.
For more information and reservations, please call +62 21 3190 4433 or visit JakartaDiponegoro.DoubleTree.com
Pullman Jakarta Indonesia
The all-day dining restaurant Sana Sini will be the center of splendid culinary arrays during Ramadhan at Pullman Jakarta Indonesia. The hotel brings back Lebanese Guest Chef Zein Rahhal who will collaborate with the hotel’s Executive Chef to welcome guests for breakfast with a sumptuous Lebanese-inspired cuisine as well as Pullman’s signature dishes. The hotel has also invited sufi dance group Tanoura Dancer from Egypt and will present a live Marawis music performance to entertain its guests.
Visitors can enjoy Middle East trademark dishes such as Lamb Ouzi, Chicken and Beef Shawarma, Fish Harrah, Baklava, Turkish Coffee and Indonesian beverages such as Bajigur, Es Campur and Ramadan Tower Mocktail and complimentary sweet tajil selection served with coffee or tea at IDR 468,000 net per person. Guests who want to breakfast with a lighter menu can head to Le Chocolat, which offers “Ta’jil by TWG Tea”, an exclusive opportunity to sample the renowned TWG tea selection alongside local tajil favorites, including specially made Ramadan sweets, dates and treats.
Pullman Jakarta Indonesia also caters to guests who would like a more exclusive experience while enjoying iftar with their family, friends or colleagues: they can make use of one of the hotel’s 24 meeting spaces with a Special Ramadan Deluxe Buffet Package with a choice of Middle Eastern and Indonesian-themed buffet.
For more information and reservations, please call +62 21 3192 1111 or visit www.pullmanjakartaindonesia.com
Ayana Midplaza Jakarta
A colourful feast inspired by traditional family recipes across the Indonesian archipelago will be in the spotlight during Ramadhan at Ayana Midplaza Jakarta. Between 27 May and 25 June, the hotel’s creative culinary team will feature beloved regional specialties using only the finest locally sourced ingredients to make sure that the hotel guests will fulfill their personal cravings and experience a unique twist reflecting Indonesia’s diverse cultural heritage at Rasa Restaurant.
Guests can start their iftar with delightful sweets such as Umali, Es Teler, Sop Buah and continue to savour the authentic Indonesian cuisines by sampling Tahu Gunting, Rujak Cingur, assorted Sambal and many more. This package is priced at IDR 388,000 net per person during the period of 27 May to 3 June and 18 to 25 June. Between 4 and 17 June, the Ramadhan dining pleasure is priced at IDR 450,000 net per person.
For more information and reservations, please call +62 21 251 0888 or visit www.ayanajakarta.com
Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta
Mandarin Oriental Jakarta invites its guests to come to Cinnamon restaurant to embark on a special culinary journey during Ramadhan that showcases authentic Indonesian Nusantara dishes such as Kambing Guling, Nasi Balinese, Bakso Malang as well as JaJanan Pasar for tajil like Bubur Shafar Madura, Kolak Pisang, Es Campur and many more. The iftar at Cinnamon available from 26 May to 24 June and is priced at IDR 350,000++ per person.
The Mandarin Cake Shop offers exclusive Idul Fitri hampers featuring a selection of iconic Lebaran treats such as dates, nastar, cashew nuts, baklava and the classic Lapis Legit, available from 26 May to 24 June at a price starting from IDR 598,000++. Guests who would like to spend Ramadhan and Idul Fitri at the hotel can enjoy the “The Ramadan Holiday” room package, which is available from 24 May to 9 July. The package includes breakfast at Cinnamon or sahoor served in the privacy of your room for 2 adults and 2 children, high-speed internet access, free transfer to Plaza Indonesia or Grand Indonesia, two cinema tickets, late check-out until 4 PM, and a 20% discount on all spa treatments and laundry services.
For more information and reservations, please call +62 21 2993 8888 or visit www.mandarinoriental.com/jakarta
JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta
JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta invites guests to visit its two exceptional restaurants from 25 May to 25 June for iftar during Ramadhan. Even though the overall theme is “Nusantara Ramadan”, guests will be able to indulge not only in local delectable dishes but also classic Chinese cuisine created by the hotel’s executive chef and the culinary team.
Sailendra Restaurant is ready to be one of Jakarta’s top breakfasting destinations by presenting an authentic taste of Indonesia, such as Kolak Pisang, various Gorengan with Sambal and Kue Kurma to start the iftar. For entrees, the restaurant will serve Asinan Betawi, Rujak, Kambing Guling, Rendang, Gulai Ikan Patin, Sop Iga Sapi, Semur Betawi, Mie Aceh and many more. The price of this package starts from IDR 358,000++ per person, including tajil and a free flow of iced tea and iced lemon tea.
As an alternative option, Pearl Restaurant offers halal Indo-Chinese cuisine for breakfasting available during the second and third week of Ramadhan. Priced at IDR 298,000++ per person, guests can enjoy Beef Shank, Sweet Corn Soup with Chicken, Beef Black Pepper Sauce, various noodles, Pecking Duck and Coconut Pudding for dessert.
The hotel also offers various Ramadhan meeting packages: Private Breakfasting at IDR 325,000++ per person, the Ramadhan 4-hour Meeting Package at IDR 300,000++ per person, the Ramadhan Half Day Meeting Package starting at IDR 530,000++ per person and the Ramadhan Full Day Meeting Package starting at IDR 550,000++ per person.
For those are looking for special hampers as gifts, the hotel provides three different kinds of hampers; “Adeela” at IDR 590,000+, “Aisha” at IDR 799,000+ and “Abisha” at IDR 1,999,000+, all of which are filled with various delicious cookies such as Nastar, Kaastengel, Dates, Chocolate Cookies, Puteri Salju, Mixed Nuts, Sable Cookies and many more. The Ramadhan special cake and Honey Dates Cake are also available at IDR 318,000+.
For more information and reservations, please call +62 21 2551 8888 or visit http://www.marriott.com/hotel-search/jakarta.hotels.indonesia.travel/
Discovery Hotel & Convention Ancol
The Discovery Hotel & Convention Ancol’s signature restaurant Kembang Goyang offers authentic Arabic delicacies for its guests who would like to celebrate Ramadhan in the Teluk Jakarta area in North Jakarta. Located at the hotel lobby, the restaurant has been given a makeover with Middle Eastern decorations and serves a wide array of cuisines, including the special Briyani Rice for iftar. The hotel also invites its guests to start the breaking their fast with sahoor menus from IDR 85,000 net per person.
Those who bring at least five persons for iftar and dinner at the hotel can get one free breakfast and dinner menu package for one person. However, dinner is only available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Meeting packages are also available during Ramadhan under the theme “Marhaban Ya Ramadhan” - prices start from IDR 600,000 net, while the meeting room package starts at IDR 308,000 net for 10 persons, available from 22 May to 22 June including breakfast or sahoor for 2 persons.
For more information and reservations, please call +62 21 2937 7777 or visit www.discoveryhotelancol.com
The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place
Building on the success of the last two consecutive years, the Ritz-Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place returns to set up the Baharat buffet at the 4th Floor Ballroom Foyer to celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadhan from 29 May to 24 June.
The Baharat buffet will be available from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM priced at IDR 318,000++ per person on weekdays and IDR 298,000++ per person on the weekend, featuring a great choice of delectable cuisine. The hotel also proudly introduces two chefs, Chef Rabih and Chef Blaise from Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Oman who specialize in Arabic and Lebanese cuisine and will present mouthwatering dishes such as Omani Dry Fish Salad, Moroccan Chermoula Fish Tagine, Chicken Maqloobah and Lamb Shuwa.
For more information and reservations, please call +62 21 2550 1888 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/indonesia/jakarta-pacific-place
Pullman Jakarta Central Park
Following the centuries-old tradition of sharing iftar, Pullman Jakarta Central Park offers ceremonial breakfasting with a wide selection of international cuisine served in buffet style and open kitchen concept at Collage All Day Dining at the hotel’s 12th floor. Prices start from IDR 338,000++ per person. Guests can taste the delectable traditional iftar buffet that includes a variety of tajil, Middle Eastern and international live cooking stations and a bountiful array of desserts. This iftar promotion is available from Monday to Sunday between 25 May and 24 June between 5:30 PM to 10 PM.
The hotel also introduces Hilal, a unique and festive breakfasting experience in a royal Moroccan ambiance, which presents the guests with an unforgettable dining moment and is fit for corporate gatherings, group breakfasting and reunions. It will feature exquisite Moroccan dishes, including tajil, appetizer, main course and dessert. The hotel will add Moroccan live music and belly dance performances to enliven the atmosphere. This promotion is available from Monday to Friday between 12 and 22 June from 5 PM to 10 PM and is priced at IDR 250,000++ per person.
Allium Tangerang Hotel
The distinctive flavours of Moroccan and Middle Eastern cuisine are in the spotlight at the Allium Tangerang Hotel’s Paris-Lyon Cafe during the Holy Month of Ramadhan this year. The restaurant also serves traditional Indonesian cuisines, such as Kambing Guling, Bebek Betutu, Sate Maranggi, Daging Panggang Bumbu Palembang, Nasi Campur Dewata, Ikan Pepes Gurih. The package is priced at IDR 160,000 net per person including tajil for iftar.
For more information and reservation, please call +62 21 920 5555 or visit http://alliumtangerang.samalihotels.com/default-en.html