Let’s welcome the Year of the Dog with the best Chinese New Year dining offers in Jakarta
Despite double the amount of money that comes out of our pockets for special occasions since the end of year (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Valentine’s Day – you name it), we love how festivities draw us closer to our loved ones. And now we’re excited for another big celebration: the Chinese New Year! Beyond the red packets, the best thing about it is obviously gathering with the family over an abundant prosperity feast. But if you decided not to cook, don’t worry because these amazing hotels in Jakarta also have the best Chinese New Year dining offers that you can enjoy without requiring you to work long hours in the kitchen. Now all you’ve got to do is wear your prettiest cheongsam and welcome the Year of the Dog by saying, “Gong Xi Fa Chai!”
For Chinese New Year Afternoon Tea
Lobby Lounge at Shangri-La Hotel (High Tea: 1-28 Feb.)
At Shangri-La Hotel’s Lobby Lounge, you can celebrate Chinese New Year all month long with their Chinese-themed high tea. Instead of the regular Western delicacies, the afternoon tea snacks will be made based on the Chinese specialties recipe of the hotel’s Chinese restaurant, Jia. The menu will be available daily from 3-6pm and will include favourite Chinese savouries like the Roast Duck Baguette Barbeque Sauce, Open Sandwich of Hainan Chicken, Baked Scallop Stuffed Shrimp Paste and Bean-Cured Miso Mayo, and sweets like Matcha and Red Bean Cake, and Sesame Balls.
For reservations, call Lobby Lounge at Shangri-La Hotel at +62 21 2922 9999 or email email@example.com.
For Chinese New Year Brunch, Lunch and Dinner
Jia at Shangri-La Hotel (Lunch & Dinner: 1-15 Feb.)
Ring in the new year with traditional Chinese set menus at Jia, Shangri-La Hotel’s contemporary Chinese restaurant. Prepared by Chinese Executive Chef Christopher Chai, the set menus will be available on the days leading to the Chinese New Year from 1 to 15 February and will include special dishes like Salmon Yee Sang, Eight-Treasure Pot, Suckling Pig, and Deep-Fried King Prawn with Golden Pumpkin Sauce. Another plus point is you can also have their festive dishes like Suckling Pig, Peking Duck, and Salmon Yee Sang for takeaway if you feel like celebrating at home!
For reservations, call Jia at Shangri-La Hotel at +62 21 2922 9999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paulaner Brauhaus (Lunch & Dinner: 1-28 Feb.)
Bored with the traditional Chinese New Year celebration or simply want some beers to accompany the festivity? Head to Paulaner Brauhaus at Grand Indonesia, where you can celebrate Chinese New Year the modern way. If you’re a family of six or come with a group of six friends, you can enjoy the German restaurant’s pork belly, which is specially created to welcome the Year of the Dog during the month of February.
Pork belly at Paulaner Brauhaus is IDR 900,000++ for a six-person family portion. For reservations, call +62 21 2358 3871 or email email@example.com.
Li Feng at Mandarin Oriental (Lunch & Dinner: 8-18 Feb.)
Taking the theme of “City of Lanterns”, Mandarin Oriental’s Chinese restaurant, Li Feng, will celebrate Lunar New Year with authentic Cantonese cuisines. Helmed by Executive Chinese Chef Chang See Loy and one of China’s most notable chefs, Chef Fei, the restaurant’s Chinese New Year offerings are the 11-course “Gong Xi Fat Cai” set menu and the 12-course “Year of the Dog 2018” set menu, both of which include the unmissable Prosperity Yu Sheng, Gold Swan Dumpling with Black Pepper Duck Meat, Beggar’s Chicken, and Baked Lobster with Cheese and XO Sauce. To enliven the festivity, there will also be a traditional dragon and lion dance as well as live Chinese traditional music instruments on Chinese New Year’s Eve.
Li Feng’s Gong Xi Fa Cai set menu (8-14 Feb. for lunch and dinner) is IDR 1,288,000++ per person, Year of the Dog 2018 set menu (15 Feb. for dinner, 16-18 Feb. for lunch and dinner) is IDR 1,588,000++ per person. For reservations, call +62 21 2993 8825 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Signatures Restaurant at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski (Lunch & Dinner: 10-18 Feb.)
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with an authentic Chinese ambiance, barongsai performances, and a festive buffet spread at the Signatures Restaurant at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski. The festivities will continue for nine days from 10 to 18 February and culminates on the Chinese New Year’s Eve and the Chinese New Year Day. To complete the celebration, don’t forget to “toss up” the good fortune and prosperity with their complimentary plated Yu Sheng that is available for a minimum of five diners.
Signatures Restaurant’s weekday lunch (12-15 Feb.) is IDR 318,000++. Weekday dinner (12-13 Feb.) is IDR 368,000++. Weekend lunch and dinner (10-11 Feb., 17-18 Feb.) are IDR 508,000++. Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner (15 Feb.) and Chinese New Year’s Day lunch and dinner (16 Feb.) are IDR 458,000++. For reservations, call +62 21 2358 3898 or email email@example.com.
Grand on Thamrin Ballroom at Pullman Jakarta Indonesia (Gala Dinner: 15 Feb.)
The Lunar New Year is a special celebration here at Pullman Jakarta. If you feel a bit extra, you can join the hotel’s special gala dinner at their Grand on Thamrin Ballroom on Chinese New Year’s Eve. Your table of 10 people can choose from two different set menus called the Double Happiness Reunion set and the Double Fortune Reunion set specially crafted by Chinese Chef Sam Wong, which include Stir Fried Abalone with Pok Choy, Lobster Kung Pao, Faux Shark Fin Soup, Bird Nest Soup, and many more. To make it even more exciting, there will be a lion dance performance, instrumental Chinese live music, and – the best of them all – a door prize where you can win a 2-night stay at AccorHotels in Singapore!
Gala dinner at Pullman Jakarta Indonesia is IDR 6,880,000++ per table of 10 pax for the Double Happiness Reunion set menu and IDR 8,880,000++ per table of 10 pax for the Double Fortune Reunion set menu. For reservations, call +62 21 3192 1111 or email H8491@accor.com.
Satoo at Shangri-La Hotel (Dinner: 15 Feb., Brunch: 16 Feb.)
Another restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel to join the Chinese New Year festivity is Satoo. In addition to their international buffet offerings, the restaurant will specially serve an array of delicious Chinese dishes and, not to forget, the signature Yee Shang toss tradition for the Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner and Chinese New Year’s Day brunch. While you’re here, don’t miss the lion and dragon dancers’ performance for an even more festive celebration.
For reservations, call Satoo at Shangri-La Hotel at +62 21 2922 9999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Palm Court at Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta (Dinner: 15 Feb., Lunch & Dinner: 16 Feb.)
Welcome the Chinese New Year with an abundant Cantonese feast at Palm Court at Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta. To celebrate the festivity, the restaurant, which normally serves a la carte, will be transformed into a buffet spread, offering signature Lunar New Year delicacies and all-time favourites like Yee Shang, Braised Beef Shank, Roasted Rib Eye, Roasted Duck, Peking Duck, Lamien Station, and traditional Chinese desserts.
Chinese New Year Special Buffet at Palm Court is IDR 688,888++ per person. For reservations, call +62 21 2277 1888.
Oku at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski (Dinner: 15-18 Feb.)
Who says Chinese New Year is only celebrated at Chinese restaurant? Hotel Indonesia Kempinski’s Japanese dining spot, Oku, will also join the hotel’s Lunar New Year celebration. From the Chinese New Year’s Eve up until 18 February, Oku will be serving a special seven-course set menu for dinner, prepared by Chef Kazumasa Yazawa to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Dog.
Seven-course dinner set menu at Oku is IDR 1,200,000++ per person. For reservations, call +62 21 2358 3896 or email email@example.com.
Sana Sini Restaurant at Pullman Jakarta Indonesia (Dinner: 15 Feb., Brunch: 16 Feb.)
Gather with your family and relatives for the Chinese New Year celebration at Pullman Jakarta’s Sana Sini Restaurant. The international buffet restaurant will have special sections serving Wok Fried Lobster, Stew Sea Cucumber, Steamed Soon Hock Fish, and many more. There will also be a special lion dance performance to entertain the diners during both the Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner and the Chinese New Year’s Day brunch. To extend the celebration, the restaurant offers a Prosperity Yee Sang package that is available daily throughout the month of February.
Dinner at Sana Sini Restaurant (15 Feb.) is IDR 588,000++, brunch (16 Feb.) is IDR 568,000++, and Prosperity Yee Sang package starts from IDR 138,000++. For reservations, call +62 21 3192 1111 or email H8491@accor.com.
Kahyangan at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski (Lunch & Dinner: 15-28 Feb.)
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski’s Japanese restaurant, Kahyangan, will also take part in the hotel’s Chinese New Year celebration. Overlooking the superb city views of Jakarta, the sky dining venue will offer Omi Hime Striploin served in a selection of Teppanyaki or Shabu-Shabu as part of the Finest Fortune Dinner set menu, which is available from 15 to 28 February for lunch and dinner.
Finest Fortune Dinner set menu at Kahyangan is IDR 1,400,000++ per person. For reservations, call +62 21 3192 1111 or H8491@accor.com.
Hotel Mulia Senayan (Lunch & Dinner: 15-16 Feb.)
Enjoy the taste of the Orient as you welcome the arrival of the Year of the Dog at Hotel Mulia, which will have a special Lunar New Year lunch and dinner buffet that will be accompanied with a lion dance performance. The hotel’s dining posts that will join the festivity are The Café, Edogin, Orient8, and Table8, which will also offer an additional Yee Sang from 8 February to 2 March and Nian Gao from 2 February to 2 March to top it off. Don’t feel like having a buffet meal for the new year? Head to Table8 for their Chinese Set Menu instead!
Hotel Mulia Senayan’s Chinese New Year buffet lunch and dinner start from IDR 399,000++, Yee Sang starts from IDR 658,000++, and Nian Gao starts from IDR 888,000++. For reservations, call +62 21 574 7777.
Jakarta Restaurant at The Dharmawangsa (Dinner: 16 Feb., Brunch: 18 Feb.)
Jakarta Restaurant embraces the spirit of the Lunar New Year with a special Lunar New Year dinner on 16 February and brunch on 18 February. For the dinner, you will be able to enjoy classic Chinese cuisines such as yee sang salad, lamb and chicken char siew, steamed garoupa, roasted beef, and fortune cookies with freshly grilled seafood and prime quality meats. Some of the dishes will also remain for the brunch, but there will also be delicious additions of Chinese-style foie gras “loh shiu”, sirloin Australian wagyu with Chinese sauce, and Hong Kong-style lobster that will be accompanied with a festive barongsai performance.
For reservations, call Jakarta Restaurant at The Dharmawangsa at +62 21 725 8181 ext. 6237.
Café One Asian Fusion at The Park Lane Hotel (Dinner: 17 Feb.)
If all those festivities are still not enough for you, you can extend your Chinese New Year celebration at Café One Asian Fusion at The Park Lane Hotel. Held a day after the Chinese New Year’s Day on 17 February, the Chinese New Year dinner buffet will feature a lavish selection of Chinese delicacies alongside their regular international and Indonesian buffet spread.
Chinese New Year celebration at Café One Asian Fusion is IDR 275,000 nett per person. For reservations, call +62 21 828 2000.
Sperta at grandkemang Jakarta (Brunch: 18 Feb.)
It’s no regular Sunday Brunch at Spectra on 18 February, because grandkemang Jakarta is celebrating the Lunar New Year with a special Prosperity Brunch on the weekend following Chinese New Year’s Day. Enjoy oriental favourites prepared at the noodle station, dim sum corner, carving station of Peking Duck and Roaster Beef, and many other stalls as you cheer on the festive Barongsai performance with your family and loved ones. Want to try your luck during the new year? Get a fortune cookie during the brunch and who knows you can win prizes from the hotel!
Prosperity Brunch at Sperta is IDR 275,000++ per person with an additional of IDR 250,000++ per person for free-flow red, white and sparkling wine and beer. For reservations, call +62 21 7194121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.