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Restaurant Radar: July’s Exciting Dining Spots

Restaurant Radar: July’s Exciting Dining Spots

Auli Cinantya
02 July 2023

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Indulge your taste buds and embark on a culinary journey through the vibrant cities of Jakarta and Bali.

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As we dive into the month of July, it’s time to mark your calendars and add these exciting new dining spots to your must-visit list. Whether you’re a food enthusiast or simply seeking a memorable culinary adventure, these recently opened venues promise to delight your senses and leave you craving for more. Get ready to explore and discover the latest additions to the culinary scene as we present you with our Restaurant Radar, highlighting the hottest new restaurants to check out this July.

New Restaurants in Jakarta

Angels & Demons (AND) Bar

Step into the realm of Angels & Demons (AND) Bar, where every sip of a drink unveils a captivating tale and every corner whispers intriguing secrets. Embracing a spirit of innovation, the bar boasts its own handcrafted spirits, infusions, and essences that transcend the boundaries of ordinary flavors. Indulge in the ethereal essence of their meticulously crafted cocktails, expertly blending otherworldly ingredients and celestial tinctures. Escape the ordinary and surrender to the enchantment of Angels & Demons (AND) Bar, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of CBD One Satrio, Kuningan.

Blue Doors Coffee

After captivating the coffee scene in Bandung, Blue Doors Coffee have now opened their first-ever branch in Dharmawangsa. Blue Doors is renowned for their meticulous curation of coffee brewing, offering a diverse range of single-origin beans that are a true delight for manual brew enthusiasts. With a reputation as one of the finest coffee shops in Bandung, their establishment embodies an intriguing and iconic concept, reflected in the unmistakable Blue Doors facade. Get ready to experience the artistry of coffee at its finest as Blue Doors takes Jakarta by storm.

FLOR Viennoiserie

FLOR unveils a mesmerizing world of artisanal viennoiserie and entremets, meticulously curated by the talented Chef Kevin Pratama and Chef Saskia Auryn. Prepare to embark on a tantalizing journey that celebrates the finest ingredients, from humble flour to luscious fruits, as your taste buds are awakened to an explosion of flavors like never before. With culinary expertise honed in esteemed establishments across Bali and Jakarta, Kevin and Saskia’s collaboration with ISMAYA’s innovative viennoiserie concept brings a new level of pastry mastery to Jakarta. Every creation is a testament to their meticulous craftsmanship, ensuring an extraordinary experience that caters to even the most discerning palates.

Gaston

Immerse yourself in the Gaston experience, where the celebration of life’s simple pleasures takes center stage, and the spotlight shines on their exquisite steak frites. Meticulously selecting ingredients, Gaston ensures that each dish reaches its pinnacle of flavor. Drawing inspiration from Monsieur Gaston, a revered nobleman, passionate hunter, and beloved figure among his community, their signature dish pays homage to his cherished delight: steak frites. Prepare to unwind and savor the classic French experience, as you delight in juicy meat alongside golden hand-cut fries, perfectly accompanied by a glass of wine.

MYMON Japanese Casual Dining

Nestled within the bustling Sudirman CBD, MYMON Japanese casual dining takes center stage in Mori Tower, captivating food enthusiasts with its unique and original ramen creations. Under the management that brought us EIGHTMAN, MYMON has quickly garnered a devoted following. From traditional to contemporary Japanese dishes, the menu offers a wide range of flavors to satisfy every palate. A standout signature dish is the TORI PAITAN CAPPUCCINO RAMEN, where the chicken broth is artfully transformed into a frothy cappuccino foam. Indulge in the creamy, silky-smooth broth paired with chewy noodles, tender sous vide chicken, kosho, red onion, and a soft-boiled egg—a must-try experience for ramen aficionados.

RUF Lounge

Step into the hidden gem of RUF Lounge, a premium speakeasy bar discreetly nestled within the vibrant Pondok Indah Mall. Whether you’re seeking a perfect night out with friends or a romantic evening, RUF Lounge is your ultimate destination. This modern yet intimate lounge offers a curated selection of bespoke cocktails meticulously crafted by their talented bartenders, ensuring an unforgettable night. Indulge in their favorite culinary delights, including the aromatic Kecombrang Basmati, flavorful Laksa, and succulent Beef Skewers.

SEMAJA

With deep-rooted pride and admiration for our nation’s rich heritage, SEMAJA is a celebration of Indonesia’s vibrant flavors and traditions. Through locally sourced ingredients and innovative culinary techniques, each dish becomes a symphony of tastes that tells a unique story. This new establishment redefines Indonesian cuisine by presenting familiar recipes from across the archipelago in a modern and captivating light. Let SEMAJA be your gateway to a sensory journey, where the essence of Indonesia’s beauty and culinary wisdom unite to create an unforgettable dining experience.

Zodiac Baresto

Established in 2018 as a vibrant music bar, ZODIAC has now expanded its offerings with the opening of ZODIAC Baresto in Adityawarman. Led by Chief Munchies Officer Adriel Simorangkir, the culinary program at ZODIAC embraces a modern twist on Japanese cuisine. From innovative flavor combinations to artfully presented dishes, each creation is a testament to Adriel’s unorthodox approach and rapid rise in Jakarta’s food scene. Complementing the exceptional cuisine is a diverse cocktail menu meticulously crafted by Shah Dillon, featuring a range of flavors to suit any palate.

New Restaurants in Bali

Amici by Enrico Bartolini

Amici captures the essence of Italy’s rich culinary traditions, infused with a contemporary touch, delivering Italian classics with simplicity and authenticity at the forefront. Inspired by the Mediterranean way of life, Amici celebrates seasonal abundance, presenting the finest quality ingredients sourced from Italy’s diverse regions. Head Chef Alessandro D’Amico and Sous Chef Marco Oppizio masterfully combine tradition and innovation, transforming simple dishes into culinary surprises that captivate the discerning palate.

Banger Pizza

This vibrant dining establishment offers more than just a restaurant experience: its lively bar ambiance, handcrafted signature cocktails, and vibrant atmosphere. Step into an eclectic space that seamlessly blends Baroque elegance with graffiti and pop-art vibes, immersing yourself in a fusion of classic Italian flavors and contemporary excitement. Banger Pizza Place invites you to indulge in its menu, featuring wood-fired pizzas, refreshing salads, homemade lasagnas, and delightful breakfast options.

Hiiragi Restaurant

Embodying the epitome of Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine, Hiiragi emerges as the ultimate destination, inviting guests to embark on an all-day dining experience that harmonizes culinary excellence with a focus on health and balance. Indulge in Hiiragi’s exceptional Ceviches and Tiraditos, an exquisite blend of delicate Japanese sashimi intertwined with Peru’s vibrant, zesty essence. Discover an extraordinary gastronomic journey celebrating the harmonious convergence of two distinct culinary traditions.

Kedai Kopi Koko Bali

Experience the vibrant flavors of Peranakan cuisine and exceptional coffee at Kedai Kopi Koko Bali, located in bustling Denpasar. Indulge in their beloved Peranakan menu featuring Chicken Rice Charsiu, Chicken Noodles (Bakmi Ayam), and delightful sweet favorites like Kaya Toast Butter and Sugar Butter Toast. Beyond classic coffee options, Kedai Kopi Koko Bali offers a variety of beloved Kopi Tiam with unique variations. Enjoy the perfect accompaniments to your coffee with snacks like Kuotie, Chicken Wonton, and Siomay. Immerse yourself in the inviting atmosphere, where the richness of Peranakan flavors and aromatic coffee blend harmoniously for an unforgettable culinary journey.

Lulu Bistrot

Nestled in the hip neighborhood of Canggu, Lulu Bistrot stands as an exquisite culinary haven that seamlessly blends the elegance of French cuisine with a laid-back, unpretentious charm. This enchanting restaurant and bar pride itself on serving meticulously crafted French fare without compromising on the simplicity and authenticity that makes the cuisine truly remarkable. Drawing inspiration from the legendary grand cafes of Paris, Lulu Bistrot captures the essence of that creative energy, offering a delightful fusion of old-school elegance and contemporary flair.

Muda By/Suka

Embark on a tantalizing journey through the diverse flavors of Asia at Muda By/Suka. Located in the vibrant neighborhood of Canggu, Bali, this Asian-inspired venue offers an unforgettable dining experience. Inspired by the culinary traditions of Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, and Korea, the talented chefs curate bold, flavorful, and healthy menus that celebrate the gastronomy of diverse regions. Complementing the exquisite flavors, expert mixologists have carefully crafted a menu of signature cocktails, perfectly harmonizing with the culinary adventure. Step into Muda By/Suka and immerse yourself in an extraordinary gastronomic exploration where the captivating tastes of Asia come alive.

Red Gunpowder

Indulge in a tantalizing culinary voyage at Red Gunpowder, nestled in the heart of Pererenan, Bali. This exquisite restaurant showcases the vibrant flavors of India with a harmonious blend of tradition and contemporary design. Discover authentic and modern dishes bursting with bold flavors and exquisite textures, skillfully crafted by talented chefs using the freshest ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. Each plate tells a story of India’s rich culinary heritage, from aromatic curries to tantalizing tandoori delights. At the same time, enhances your experience with their expert mixologists concocting handcrafted cocktails inspired by Indian spices.

TELU Bar Bali

Nestled within the lush oasis of Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, TELU cocktail bar embodies a rustic-chic ambiance that celebrates modern mixology rooted in Bali’s heritage and environment. With an unwavering commitment to sustainability and community engagement, TELU crafts an elevated and inspiring drinking experience. Bar Manager Jan Jurecka’s inventive drinks menu takes center stage, showcasing the fragrant flavors of Bali. Immerse your senses in a symphony of locally sourced ingredients, including honey from the Resort’s own trigona beehives. From expertly crafted cocktails to zero-waste practices, TELU is a harmonious blend of conscious mixology and captivating flavors, offering an unparalleled journey for discerning beverage enthusiasts.

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