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Presenting Jakarta’s Newest Culinary Gem, KAMA Cuisine & Libations

Presenting Jakarta’s Newest Culinary Gem, KAMA Cuisine & Libations

FoodieS Team
21 September 2023

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An elegant new restaurant has opened in the dynamic Senopati area offering bold Pan-Asian flavors centered on a wood-fire grill.

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KAMA Cuisine & Libations by RAYA has opened its doors in the vibrant neighborhood of Senopati, South Jakarta. This exciting addition to the city’s culinary scene promises to ignite every senses and satisfy deepest desires for exceptional food and beverages, and interior design.

This concept is a passion project brought to life by husband and wife Feisal Hamka and Noi Aswari and their partners under their holding company, RAYA. The word kama is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning “desire,” “love,” or “pleasure,” and encapsulates KAMA’s essence of living, eating, and celebrating life.

“My husband and I are passionate explorers, seeking the finest dining adventures around the globe. KAMA is our second home where we delight in hosting people and present the best culinary experience for our friends and family. Our desire forexceptional cuisine and unforgettable moments come together in perfect harmony at KAMA,” said Noi.

KAMA’s interior is a masterpiece by the renowned Jakarta-based design firm Gondo & Jules incorporating a warm and inviting atmosphere accentuated by the use of fire colors—blue and red. This fusion of design elements creates a sophisticated and inviting ambiance complementing the restaurant’s amber-colored décor in 2 floors, accommodating 57 seats on the first floor and 59 seats at the bar area. The logo features stacked wood, embodies the restaurant’s connection to nature, charcoal, mountains, and volcanoes, hinting at the rich, diverse and full-bodied flavors that
await diners. At the heart of KAMA lies a culinary experience like no other centered on an open-fire modern pan Asian grill.

Chef-Owner Marsya Prihatin and her Culinary Offerings

Led by the talented Chef-Owner Marsya Prihatin, a graduate of Culinary Arts Bachelor’s Degree from the Torrens University – William Blue College in Surry Hills, Australia, the kitchen at KAMA promises bold flavors and culinary artistry that will leave guests craving for more. She honed her craft at prominent restaurants in Sydney before returning to Jakarta to lead the team at KAMA.

Chef Marsya has created mouthwatering dishes to satisfy culinary enthusiasts. Some of the dishes that patrons should try include:

Starters:
– Otoro & scallop tartare, whipped egg sauce, smoked ikura, chicken
skin crisps.
– Grilled scallops, burnt chili maple butter, pork bacon crisps.
– Crispy confit potato, salted egg sauce, chives, topped with Bafun uni.

Mains:
– Twice-cooked short ribs, burnt honey, and kemangi yogurt served with
grilled tomato salad.
– Grilled lobster egg noodles, lobster stock, pepper crumbs.- Grilled wagyu A5, spicy nori butter, sesame relish, onsen egg.

Dessert:
– Dates dough roll, butterscotch, chantilly, and almond crumbs.

KAMA boasts a laidback bar on the second floor for those seeking a more relaxed atmosphere. The talented mixologists have crafted artisanal cocktails that perfectly complement the dining experience. Start the night with the unique Truffle Negroni or celebrate the long night with Jasmine Highball and Dolce Spritz. To end the dining experience, KAMA also offers tantalizing dessert cocktails for patrons.

KAMA Cuisine & Libations

Jl. Suryo No. 23, Senopati, South Jakarta 12180

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