Time to treat the family with these incredible Ramadan dining deals that are all less than IDR 500,000++!
This year, the fasting season of Ramadan officially commences on 27 May 2017. But that doesn’t mean that the capital goes to sleep! Granted, things may move a little slower, but once the sun comes down, the festivities begin with a major feast. From Middle Eastern hotel buffets to luxurious Indonesian comfort food, here are the best restaurants for buka puasa in Jakarta. And the best part? These Ramadan dining deals are all less than IDR 500,000++!
Sofia at The Gunawarman
Treat yourself to a grand affair, by booking into Sofia at The Gunawarman’s Ramadan special. Their break fast line up will get your mouth watering, with a serving of local delight nasi campur that comes with ayam goreng lengkuas, sate lilit, telur balado, ikan asin balado, tempe orek and urap sayur. A sweet ta’jil is also available to start your meal. At IDR 250,000++ for two, this is a bargain deal for sure.
Ramadan special at Sofia is available from 25 May to 24 June; IDR 250,000++ for two persons. p. +62 21 2277 0007.
Cinnamon at Mandarin Oriental
For a dazzling buka puasa deal at sundown, head to Mandarin Oriental’s Cinnamon, easily one of the city’s best dining buffets. The restaurant celebrates the cuisines of the archipelago with an Indonesian Nusantara theme, featuring Kambing Guling (roasted milk-fed lamb) from Central Java, Nasi Bali, and Bakso Malang. Of course you want to break your fast on a sweet note can look forward to local ta’jil and traditional Indonesian desserts and jajanan pasar such as Bubur Shafar Madura, Kolak Pisang (our favourite!), Es Campur, and various shaved ice treats. There’s a lot to get through – luckily, you’ll be hungry when you get there.
Indonesian Nusantara break-fasting dinner at Cinnamon is available from 26 May to 24 June; IDR 350,000++ per person. p. +62 21 2993 8823, e. [email protected]
Bengawan at Keraton
Hope you’re hungry – Bengawan at Keraton has cooked up a drool-worthy all-you-can-eat iftar loaded with delicious Middle Eastern and Indonesian dishes worth stacking your plate with. Think satay in all forms, taliwang grilled chicken, beef rendang, lamb kofta, kebab, prawn tandoori, lamb chop, and shawarma fresh off the grill! Also specially cooked up this month: a steaming hot serving of teh tarik kayu manis (cinnamon milk tea), the perfect start to a satisfying break fast.
Ramadan Delights break-fasting buffet at Bengawan is available from 29 May to 22 June; IDR 399,000++ per person. p. +62 21 5030 2993, e. [email protected]
Art’s Café at Raffles
Give your stomach the meal it deserves at Art’s Café, where Chef Hüsnü Özcan from Raffles Istanbul visits the kitchen to cook up signature Turkish delicacies like Hünkar Begendi, Bulgur Pilavii, Dalyan Kofte and Manti for hungry diners. After you stuff your bellies, you can also try your luck by joining the weekly lucky draws, with prizes that include luxurious staycations, Sunday brunch, and spa treatments. Sounds like a win-win for all!
A Taste of Turkey at Art’s Café; First seating is 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM (IDR 398,000++), second seating is 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM (IDR 198,000++ per person).
Spectrum at Fairmont
Because there’s nothing more fulfilling than filling your bellies after a long day of fasting, treat yourself to a top notch all-you-can-eat iftar spread at Spectrum. Fairmont’s signature restaurant will be decked out in Arabic décor with a stomach stuffing buka puasa buffet that includes an all star global line-up featuring hot and cold mezzeh, nasi kebuli, lamb rack, sushi and sashimi, rending, as well as a ta’jil station that feature sweet delights such as kolak and assorted fritters.
Ramadan Iftar Feast at Spectrum; IDR 398,000++ per person. p. +62 (21) 2970 3333, e. [email protected].