Jakarta’s 10 Best Fast-Breaking Spots

There is no reason that breaking your fast should be any less than extraordinary this Ramadan season. The city’s best hotels and restaurants have a selection of their finest dishes and prepared sumptuous spreads for diners to indulge in. Here are a few that caught our fancy.

Fairmont Jakarta

A look into Spectrum.

A look into Spectrum. All photos courtesy of the respective properties.

When looking for an extensive menu to break your fast, head over to Spectrum, the hotel’s international all-day dining restaurant where you’ll find a selection of dishes from every corner of the world. A collection of hot and cold mezze, nasi kebuli, rendang, roasted meats, sushi, and sashimi are only a small part of what they have to offer. The fast-breaking buffet packages are priced at $29.80 per person.

Four Seasons Jakarta 

Majestic view of the Palm Court Restaurant.

Majestic view of the Palm Court Restaurant.

Add a little spark of creativity to your fast-breaking, and head over to the Palm Court restaurant this week. Like many other venues, they are also serving sumptuous food along with a special ta’jil greeting you at the door, but there’s a twist. Unlike other places, the ta’jil here is a buffet, with traditional appetizers such as arem arem and kolak pisang. Following that, you’ll be feasting on their mouth-watering set menu that includes soto bandung, buntut balado, and ayam bakar serai. Starting next week, they will be hosting “Souk: a pop up restaurant” located in their grand ballroom, where diners will find a selection of Indonesian and Middle Eastern dishes. Their set menu is priced at $26.20 per person, and the souk is priced at $37.40.

Hotel Indonesia Kempinski

Satay Ayam at the Signatures Restaurant. Photo by the hotel.

Satay Ayam at the Signatures Restaurant.

At Signatures Restaurant in central Jakarta, families can indulge in a special Ramadan-style buffet along with a selection of ta’jil. Spoil your palate inside this 55-year-old hotel’s restaurant and try their legendary bubur ayam, as well as other choices in the international buffet such as a juicy piece of steak and roasted duck. Their Ramadan buffet package starts at $27 per person on weekdays, and $34.30 on weekends.

The Hermitage Jakarta

Inside one of the dining rooms in L'Avenue.

Inside one of the dining rooms in L’Avenue.

The mesmerizing Hermitage Hotel’s L’Avenue restaurant is ready to give you the most enchanting dining experience in Menteng. During certain times of the week, you’ll even be accompanied by live entertainment that will surely elevate your dining experience. Inclusive of drinks, the Ramadan buffet is priced at $24.30 per person.

Plataran Menteng  

One of the elegant dining rooms of Plataran Menteng.

One of the elegant dining rooms of Plataran Menteng.

Located in a refurbished palatial mansion in Menteng, this recently opened restaurant is serving one of the city’s most exquisite fine-dining Indonesian cuisines. They’ve come up with a special a la carte menu for this season, which includes nasi kebuli ayam, a fragrant mutton curry with roti canai, paila rice with lamb, and many other tempting choices. Prices for the Ramadan a la carte menu average at $25 per person, while the set menu for groups of 10 or more has a minimum of $225 in total.

Hotel Pullman Jakarta

A look into the plush interior of Sana Sini restaurant.

A look into the plush interior of Sana Sini restaurant.

Pullman’s restaurant Sana Sini has returned with an impressive menu ready to satisfy your taste buds after a long day of fasting. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with a selection of ta’jil that includes Turkish coffee, a variety of tea to choose from, and traditional Indonesian delicacies like es campur. As for those craving for a little bit of privacy, you can choose from the hotel’s 24 meeting rooms with various deluxe Ramadan packages. Prices for fast-breaking at Sana Sini restaurant starts and ranges from $35 per person.

Raffles Jakarta 

Beautiful dish from the Arta Cafe.

Beautiful dish from the Arta Cafe.

Spoil yourself in this sacred month and have a “Taste of Turkey” at the Arts Café by Raffles. Brought to you by Chef Hüsnü Özcan from Raffles Istanbul, he’s carefully chosen and prepared his best signature dishes for your fast-breaking. You’ll be able to taste dishes such as hünkar begendi, dalyan kofte, and manti amid the plethora of other options including Indonesian delicacies. The special buffet Ramadan buffet is priced at $29.80 per person.

Ritz Carlton Mega Kuningan

The grandeur interior of the Asia restaurant.

The grandeur interior of the Asia restaurant.

Experience a unique Melayu Ramadan at the Asia Restaurant. Try their roti canai, Singaporean laksa, prawn mee soup, and nasi kebuli. Treat yourself and your family with delicious Malay food within the comfort of the restaurant’s sleek interiors. Prices for the buffet package starts at $25.30 per person on weekdays, and $32.80 on weekends.

Tugu Kuntskring Paleis

The stunning entrance of Tugu Kuntskring Paleis.

The stunning entrance of Tugu Kuntskring Paleis.

Fast-breaking at Kuntskring is guaranteed to be an extravagant feast for both the eyes and the palette. Located in Menteng and a part of the Tugu Dining chain of restaurants, they created a special a la carte menu for this holy month. You can choose from a variety of dishes such as es cincau kelapa madu, bedouin roasted lamb, nasi kebuli, iga sapi goreng bungkus daun, and tiger prawn dabu dabu. You’ll also find an impressive selection of Arabian dates to accompany the ta’jil that they serve. Prices average at $22.50 per person for the a la carte menu.

The Westin Jakarta

A look into one of the buffet and live cooking station at Seasonal Tastes.

A look into one of the buffet and live cooking station at Seasonal Tastes.

Overlooking the iconic Jakarta skyline, Seasonal Tastes restaurant at the Westin in Rasuna Said is looking to make the month of Ramadan nothing but incredible for you. Equipped with seven live cooking stations serving international cuisines, you’ll be delighted to get the opportunity to watch closely how your delicious food is being prepared. You’ll also be breaking your fast with their tasteful Arabian dates and variety of tea to kick-start the night of mouth-watering food that awaits you. The Ramadan buffet package is priced at $32.80 per person inclusive of drinks and ta’jil.

 

 

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