Best Ramadan Dining: Part One

AHDA ARIFA ISMAIL on WINE & DINE

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Holy Ramadan is around the corner, and there is no better time to rekindle with relatives and colleagues.


Yes, we are very much sure you already stacked Iftar gathering invitations in your bags, but it is not too late to take initiatives and invite them for some evening soirees. All you need to do is to cut wasting time looking for the best places and packages to hold Iftar gatherings because we already did that for you. We have the best Iftar dining places in Jakarta short-listed. And, for the best part, this is only half of them!

Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta

Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta invites guests to break-fasting with an array of delicious food offerings, as well as sharing the joy of Ramadan with beautifully-crafted Ramadan hampers. The breakfasting is highlighted at SATOO restaurant. There, the chefs will present special culinary creations from Indonesia along with popular Middle Eastern cuisine and other international delicacies.

SATOO Restaurant

Shangri-La Hotel, Kota BNI, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1, Jakarta

Pullman Thamrin Jakarta

Pullman Jakarta continues its tradition to offer lavish breakfasting buffet at Sana Sini Restaurant. The special package features sumptuous Middle Eastern culinary journey, accompanied by live gambus music performance and Tanoura dance. The Iftar menus include Beef Shawarma, Lamb Ouzi, Harira Soup, Lamb Kofta, Baba Ganoush, and favorite desserts such as Umm Ali and Baklava.

Sana Sini Restaurant

Pullman Jakarta Indonesia, Jl. M. H. Thamrin 59, Central Jakarta

JW Marriott Hotel

Offering the most diverse menu for iftar buffet, Sailendra Restaurant of JW Marriott Jakarta presents two Ramadan promotions under the name ‘East Meets West Ramadan’ and ‘Buka Puasa Liwetan’. The menu includes Indonesia’s comfort food such as nasi kedawetan, nasi goreng betutu, bakso buntut, and bubur kampiun. For sundry choices, they also offer a variety of food to Chinese, Indian, Western, and, of course, Middle Eastern cuisine.

Sailendra Restaurant

JW Marriott Hotel, Kawasan Mega Kuningan, Jakarta

The Dharmawangsa Jakarta

Inspired by legendary Lebanese diner “Al Souk”, The Dharmawangsa Jakarta presents special iftar program at Bimasena Lobby Lounge. They invite guests to indulge in Middle Eastern traditional market with lavish Moroccan Ramadan Majlis (assembly, red.) decoration. It features sumptuous buffet ranging from lamb mandi, kebuli rice, lamb leg ‘kambing guling’, cajun spices black angus rib eye, to The Dharmawangsa’s signature nasi campur and nasi liwet keprabon.

Bimasena Lobby Lounge

The Dharmawangsa Jakarta, Jl. Brawijaya Raya #26, South Jakarta

PHOTOS Courtesy of Shangri-La, Pullman, JW Marriott, and The Dharmawangsa