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FoodieS Pick: Heartwarming Iftar Buffet

FoodieS Pick: Heartwarming Iftar Buffet

Auli Cinantya
28 March 2023

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These heartwarming Iftar Buffet recommendations are sure to satisfy your taste buds and create a memorable experience.

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As Muslims worldwide welcome the holy month of Ramadan, one of the most significant traditions is the daily breaking of the fast, or Iftar. This special meal brings together families, friends, and communities after a long day of fasting to enjoy delicious food and bond over shared experiences. 

While many people opt to prepare Iftar meals at home, more and more are turning to restaurants and hotels’ food and beverage outlets for a convenient and satisfying experience. 

With so many options available, deciding where to go for your next Iftar buffet can be challenging. In this article, we will explore some of the top Iftar buffet recommendations for this Ramadan, sure to satisfy your taste buds and create a memorable experience.

Iftar Buffet Recommendation in Jakarta

Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta

Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta welcomes Ramadan with curated offerings all through Holy Month. Guests are invited to break their fast with a superb Iftar buffet at Palm Court restaurant. Begin at the special Ta’jil Corner, featuring break-fasting favorites such as Kolak, Banana Fritters, and many more. Tri Priyanto, Asep Hamdani, and Darius Tjahja have created a Ramadan feast filled with beloved Indonesian flavors. Must-try specialties include Grilled Chicken with Lemongrass and limau, South Minang Style Braised Beef with Indonesian Spices and Herbs, and Pan Seared Turmeric Marinated Fish with Roro Jongrang Sauce.

Read more: Joyful Ramadan Traditions at Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta

Raffles Jakarta

Share your blessings and gather with family and friends at Arts Cafe by Raffles for a classic Buka Puasa. Break your fast with Indonesian specialties, and Chef Lukman’s “Signature of Nusantara” showcases signature dishes such as Javanese Nasi Tumpeng, Empal Gentong, Rawon Surabaya, and many more. Find live cooking stations, dedicated dessert, a la minute jajan pasar stalls, and a show kitchen featuring the highly-coveted Josper oven.

Read more: Celebrate Ramadan at Raffles Jakarta

Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta

Enjoy a fruitful reunion with a feast of authentic Indonesian cuisine and international fare as you gather in gratitude this holy month at the Signatures Restaurant. Enjoy the lavish themed buffet spread showcasing Arabian and International flavors featuring kambing guling, iga bakar rempah, shawarma, bebek betutu, baklava, nasi kebuli, and a variety of Nusantara satay and takjil, bringing you on a culinary journey this Ramadan. Located in the heart of Jakarta, Signatures makes the ideal place for an unforgettable iftar.

Read more: Ramadan Moments at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta

InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah

This year, the hotel has appointed Chef Norman Ismail to join their decorated culinary team. Guests can expect Crispy Soft Shell Crab served in Traditional Shrimp Bisque, Rawon Soup with Brisket Meat, and many more innovative dishes. All of this deliciousness will feature in Sugar & Spice’s special Iftar Buffet from 22 March until 21 April. 

Read more: Have A Blissful Ramadhan Celebration at Intercontinental Jakarta Pondok Indah 

DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro

Have a unique Iftar session and discover the finest flavours of Nusantara at OPEN} Restaurant. Bringing some of the most talented chefs from four Hilton hotels in Indonesia – namely Conrad Bali, Hilton Bandung, DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro and DoubleTree by Hilton Surabaya – the restaurant showcases enticing local delicacies with authentic recipes. Savour lavish buffet spread across Jakarta, East Java, Bali and West Java with various selections of highlighted dishes personally prepared by each chef every week throughout Ramadan.

Complete the meal with a wide range of traditional takjil and fresh cuts of Asian favorite fruits, Durian, available from 7 to 8 PM.

Read more: An Authentic Nusantara Flavors for Ramadan by Four Hilton Chefs.

Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta

The holy month of Ramadan is not only a month to reflect but also a chance to connect with family and friends. There’s no better way to connect than sharing heartfelt dishes at the Iftar Buffet at Cinnamon. Available from 22 March to 21 April, this culinary showcase allows you to explore different food and beverage offerings ranging from meat carving, ketupat sayur, and grilled fish to a wide selection of sweets to break your Iftar. The kitchen team helmed by Chef Jefry Adytia is ready to quench your thirst and pamper your palate with their daily rotating curated menu.

Read more: Heartwarming Ramadan Feast at Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta.

Park Hyatt Jakarta

Celebrate the blessed month of Ramadan with a delightful Iftar buffet in the Dining Room. Curated by Chef de Cuisine Indrawan Ardy and the team at The Dining Room. Located on level 22, Dining Room offers the best authentic Indonesian food from Java and regional Italian cuisine. For this Ramadan, The Dining Room will offer an East-meets-West flavor extravaganza. 

Read more: Ramadan Feast at Park Hyatt Jakarta

Sari Pacific Jakarta, Autograph Collection

Welcoming the celebration of Ramadan for the first time in 2023, Sari Pacific Jakarta, Autograph Collection combines unique rituals from the Middle East.

THE HOLY BLESSING Iftar Buffet is also served for visiting guests. Starting at IDR 300,000++ per person, guests can enjoy the delicious signature dishes of the Middle East, such as Lamb Ozi, Tulang Sum Sum, Nasi Mandi, Chicken Shawarma with Pita Bread, Takjil, Martabak, Es Campur, and other unique menus such as durian.

Read more: The First Ramadan Celebration at Sari Pacific Jakarta, Autograph Collection

Shangri-La Jakarta

With the arrival of the blessed time of the year, SATOO is offering a myriad of culinary wonders. The restaurant has curated a wide range of menus, which blend local, Asian, Western, and Eastern cuisine, served with an original and contemporary twist of flavors. The menu includes Arabic delights such as Moroccan Lamb Ouzie, whole Hammour Fish with spicy Harra Sauce, and an Arabic Spiced Mixed Grill, along with Indonesian specialties like Buffalo Satay, Maranggi Satay, and Sumatran cuisine with modern twists such as Mie Aceh Wagyu, Tekwan Lobster, and Gulai Turkey. Additionally, classical street food such as Kue Cubit, Kue Pukis, and many more will also be available. To complete the experience, guests can indulge in sweet desserts inspired by traditional and Middle Eastern styles.

Read more: Celebrate the Radiance of Ramadan at Shangri-La Jakarta

St. Regis Jakarta

Bel Étage offers a culinary journey of flavors in their Ramadan menu, ranging from delicious familiar ta’jil bites to a variety of local Indonesian, Western, and Middle Eastern delicacies. The Iftar menu consists of local cuisines such as Tongseng Tengkleng, Tender Short Ribs Rendang, Lawar (a Balinese specialty made with vegetable coconut and Bumbu Bali), Soto Betawi served with slow simmered beef-coconut broth, tripe, and emping crackers, as well as the famous Bel Étage homemade sambal. 

Enriching the iftar dining options, Bel Étage serves a variety of Arabic-inspired dishes, from Whole Lamb Ouzi (served with oriental rice, dried fruits, and cashew nuts), Rice Chicken Biryani with mirchi ka salan and raita, Moroccan Tagine, to Chicken Shish Tawook.

Read more: Exquisite Iftar Delights at The St. Regis Jakarta

The Hermitage Jakarta

1928 Restaurant will prepare various Peranakan dishes for the table. The Hermitage Jakarta’s Executive Chef, Ferdian Tobing, and Andien, will share their favorite Peranakan menu. Guests can savor a tantalizing menu from the Takjil, Assorted Satai, Laksa Udang, Bakso Kepiting, Gulai Kepala Salmon, Assorted Peranakan Ice, and more at IDR 528,000++ per person, including unlimited iced tea, coffee, and water.

Planning to serve larger needs for breaking the fast, rooftop from The Hermitage Jakarta is now presenting a menu with a selection of Middle Eastern food from Al Jazeerah Restaurant or Indonesian Padang specialties from Pagi Sore.

Read more: The Hermitage Jakarta Presents Ramadan Collaboration with Andien.

The Langham Jakarta

As the Ramadan season approaches, Tom’s by Tom Aiken is gearing up to provide a distinguished moment with their Iftar dinner. The buffet will be available from 5.30 to 10.00 p.m. on April 3rd – 21st, 2023. The buffet menu features an impressive array of options, including savory and sweet items at the Takjil Counter, cold starters such as mezze, antipasti, mixed salad, and composed salad, and a carving station that includes lamb Uzi and roasted whole chicken, among other things.

Read more: Commemorate Ramadan at The Langham, Jakarta

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