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FoodieS Pick: Discover Top Iftar Buffets this Ramadan in Jakarta

FoodieS Pick: Discover Top Iftar Buffets this Ramadan in Jakarta

Auli Cinantya
21 March 2024


Indonesian classics to Middle Eastern delights, celebrate Ramadan with loved ones at these Iftar buffets in Jakarta!


For many Muslims in Jakarta, the arrival of Ramadan signifies a time for spiritual reflection, community gatherings, and of course, delicious food. As families and friends break their fasts together (iftar), hotels across the city prepare sumptuous Iftar buffets showcasing a delightful blend of cuisines.

The beauty of these buffets lies in their diversity. This year, you can find plenty of combinations of beloved Indonesian dishes alongside Middle Eastern fare. This guide explores some of the top Iftar buffets in Jakarta, highlighting the unique offerings at each location.

Iftar Buffet in Jakarta

Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta

Meticulously crafted by Four Seasons trio of local chefs, Tri Priyanto, Darius Tjahja, and Asep Hamdani — each dish tells a story of vibrant spices, fragrant herbs and cultural legacy. Break the day’s fast with a variety of Ta’jil, from dates and kurma to kolak and banana fritters, then move on to an extravagant selection of time-honoured recipes.

Feast on Middle Eastern classics like Mezze and fresh-off-the-skewer Shawarma, alongside authentic local favourites such as Ayam Bakar Taliwang, Pepes Ikan Cianjur, Udang Bakar Dabu-dabu, and US Short Ribs Garang Asam. 

Read more: Experience Ramadan Feast Celebration at Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta

Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta

Guests are welcomed to break their fast in the warm and refined elegant setting of Signatures Restaurant from 10 March to 9 April, 2024, joining the iftar dining experience filled with a lavish spread of all-time Ramadan favourites including Indonesian and international delights such as kambing guling, bebek gulai, sate pusut, nasi kebuli and a delightful array of takjil.

Read more: Celebrate Togetherness This Ramadan at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta

InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah

Returning by popular demand to Sugar & Spice, the storied Chef Degan Septoadji will be working alongside the hotel’s exceptional culinary team, led by Executive Sous Chef Bedjo Sudiyono. The two culinary masters will enhance the iftar buffet at Sugar & Spice with a range of exquisite dishes and a sumptuous live cooking station.

We’re inviting you to savour incredible culinary creations like Lobster Gratinated with Local Spices, Seared Foie Gras with Fruit Salsa, aromatic Nasi Karee Kambing, and innovative Seafood Lasagna Taliwang. A live cooking station further elevates the dining experience, where you can watch Chef Degan prepare spectacular dishes such as Larb Tuna, Citrus Salmon Ceviche, Sambal Udang, Beef Brisket Bumbu Kopi, and many more, showcasing the rich diversity of Indonesian cuisine.

Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta

This Ramadan, cherish every precious MO-ment with your loved ones at Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta. Enjoy a spectacular Iftar buffet selection at Cinnamon, the kitchen team helmed by Chef Wildan Alifi is ready to pamper diners’ palate with Cinnamon luscious buffet spread. Showcasing Indonesian all times favorite, including Chef Wildan’s Signature Sop Ikan, South Sumatran Beef Ribs Soup with Bilimbi Fruits, Ginger Torch Marinated Grilled Red Snapper, Penyet Corner and BBQ alfresco, Ketupat Sayur, Takjil, Es Campur, Nusantara Salad, seafood and sushi bar to a wide selection of sweets and warmed dessert for this Ramadan’s festivities.

Read more: Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta Unveils Unforgettable Ramadan MOments Experiences

Park Hyatt Jakarta

Gather with your loved ones and enjoy a delicious iftar meal with a 360 degree view of the city of Jakarta from the Park Hyatt Jakarta Dining Room. Throughout the month of Ramadan, you can taste Indonesian flavors combined beautifully with a touch of the Mediterranean at the Iftar Buffet with several menu highlights including Lamb Shank Kebuli, Chicken Satay, Soto Tangkar, Shakshouka, and many more. Prepared by Chef de Cuisine Ardy Indrawan and his reliable team, your moment of breaking the fast is guaranteed to be full of deliciousness. Enjoy this special Iftar Buffet during the month of Ramadan for IDR 748,000+.

Raffles Jakarta

The breaking of the fast at Arts Cafe transforms into a joyous celebration of the authentic depths of Indonesian culinary heritage. Chef Lukman meticulously curates an exquisite Iftar experience that harmoniously blends aromatic traditional spices with a modern touch to create an unforgettable expedition through the diverse flavours of Nusantara.

Read more: A Refined Ramadan Celebration at Raffles Jakarta

The St. Regis Jakarta

Bel Étage’s breakfasting feast is an artful curation, offering a tempting ta’jil station overflowing with assorted dates and sweet delights. The extensive spread caters to both local and international palates, featuring classic Indonesian favorites like Sop Buntut and Mie Goreng Sambal Roa alongside Middle Eastern staples. Signature dishes include a mesmerizing Seafood on Ice display, while discerning gourmands can savor Lamb Briyani Dome and a selection of assorted Kebabs. To conclude this delightful culinary adventure, a tempting array of desserts awaits, including Nastar Cake, Pandan Cake Croquembouche, and the ever-popular Umm Ali and Baklava.

Read more: Lavish Iftar Season at The St. Regis Jakarta

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