IN THE LAST 10 years, a remarkable food scene has emerged in Jakarta. Chefs and restaurateurs have created venues and menus that rival those of other food capitals in the world. At the same time, the palates of diners have sharpened establishing a real foodie culture.

Around the world, food awards and lists have shaped the taste of diners and inspired chefs and restaurateurs.

It’s now time for the culinary creations, excellent service and superior dining experiences available in Jakarta to get a similar treatment. It’s time to shine a spotlight on the restaurants of Jakarta that will be visible throughout the nation, the region and beyond.

FoodieS Magazine, Indonesia’s leading English-language publication on food and beverage, has teamed up with Aqua Reflections, Indonesia’s finest artisanal water, to present the inaugural Jakarta’s Best Eats Awards and Guide.

The Awards will acknowledge the Top 40 restaurants in Jakarta divided into three categories: Fine Dining, Upmarket Venues and Casual Dining. We commit to an awards process that is ethical, fair and driven by experts.

Jakarta’s Best Eats Awards wants to recognize those who have excelled in the local restaurant scene–and introduce those culinary stars to an audience in Jakarta, in Indonesia and beyond.

The Jury

Petty Elliott


Petty is a pioneering food writer and self-taught chef, who have proven her talent by transforming traditional Indonesian dishes into modern masterpieces by returning to her roots.

Jed Doble

Food Writer/Publisher

Jed is a respected food writer and publishing professional. His brand FoodieS publishes a monthly print magazine with digital channels, featuring culinary stories from across Indonesia, the Asia Pacific and beyond.

Linda Tan


Linda is a globetrotter who is always on the look out for extreme sport trips, great adventures and fine food hunting.

Arimbi Probosutedjo


Arimbi is an Indonesian chef, food writer, a culinary instructor at ArimbiKitchen, co-host of Spice of Life on the Asian Food Channel, and co-Founder of Tree Food Concept, delivering unique private dining experiences.

Ade Putri Paramadita

Food Storyteller

Ade has many talents in the lifestyle and entertainment industry; she is a food stylist, food writer, food entrepreneur, and also a part of Aku Cinta Masakan Indonesia – a movement promoting the preservation of traditional Indonesian foods.

Rinrin Marinka


Rinrin is a celebrity chef –known for her many food TV shows– and restaurateur who is passionate about experimenting with all kinds of food, especially Indonesian fusion.

Hans Danial

Food Blogger

Hans is one of Indonesia’s prominent food and travel bloggers, whose blog Eatsandtreats has been a source of insight for his tens and thousands of followers.

Ruli Tobing

Danone Aqua

Ruli is an avid runner, and an equally enthusiastic foodie. He currently manages AQUA’s business in Greater Jakarta area and looks after Away From Home channels, where Reflections is the main product.


To ensure level competition based on a restaurant’s market segment, the awards will cover three categories: Fine Dining, Upmarket Venues and Casual Dining. Restaurants only compete in the category that they belong in. The jury will develop a short list of restaurants.

Fine Dining

Upmarket Venues

Casual Dining

Restaurant Registration

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