NOW! JAKARTA | It Was a Night to Remember at The NOW! Jakarta Best
IT WAS A NIGHT TO REMEMBER AT THE NOW! JAKARTA BEST RESTAURANT, BAR AND CAFE AWARDS 2017
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It was a night to remember at the Mandarin Oriental Jakarta on 18th September 2017, where NOW! Jakarta hosted the Best Restaurant, Bar & Cafe Awards 2017 (BRBCA )supported by American Express.

These awards are a serious recognition for commitment and dedication in the culinary world and to show a real appreciation to the winners,NOW! Jakarta Best Restaurant, Bar & Cafe Awards Gala Dinner was attended by senior representatives from the most prestigious restaurants, bars and cafes in Jakarta, and was promoted to the general public through coverage from the NOW! Multimedia Group.

There were 126 respected restaurants, bars, and cafés that registered in 2017 under 23 categories, with over 50,000 votes submitted online through the official BRBCA website. There were also 6 Editor’s Choice Awards presented for outstanding achievements in the eyes of the Now Jakarta editorial team and the special “BRBCA Industry Choice” category which which was voted for by the industry professionals (GMs and Chefs only) from the nominees.

This year,the Best Restaurant, Bar, & Café Awards 2017 was generously supported by American Express, a well-known global services company with 167-year history.

“One of the things American Express is known for around the world is the outstanding access we can give to Card members to some of the best restaurants.” says Mr. Sanjiv Malhotra, Vice President and General Manager, Partner Card Services Asia at American Express. “Indonesia is a popular destination for American Express Card members. With the Best Restaurant, Bar& Café Awards, we’re bringing to our customers the incredible culinary experiences they can enjoy in Jakarta.”

“ I never cease to be amazed at the quality and diversity of the culinary industry in Jakarta “, said Alistair Speirs Founder of Now ! Jakarta and Director of Phoenix Communications,” and the dedication of the public to vote for their favorites has once again been quite extraordinary. It’s great to work with American Express again and we look forward to taking this recognition on a local level to the international stage to get more people to visit just for the great but undiscovered dining scene .” 

Special thanks go to Garuda Indonesia forgiving away two tickets at the awards, Mandarin Oriental for the impeccable food and professional service, Royal Doulton for the award plates, Plaga Wine, Stark Beer and Coca Cola for the drinks and of course the main sponsor of BRBCA 2017, American Express.

WINNERS OF THE BEST RESTAURANT, BAR & CAFE  AWARDS 2017:

BEST ASIAN RESTAURANT
Winner:
Jittlada Thai Cuisine
1st Runner Up: Chandra Fine Thai Cuisine
2nd Runner Up: Thai I Love You

BEST BAR & LIVE MUSIC VENUE
Winner:
B.A.T.S. By Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta
1st Runner Up: Lobby Lounge By Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City
2nd Runner Up: Double Doors

BEST COCKTAIL, WHISKEY & WINE LOUNGE
Winner:
Plumeria Lounge By Grand Mercure Kemayoran
1st Runner Up: Burgundy By Grand Hyatt Jakarta
2nd Runner Up: Karumba Rooftop By Mercure Jakarta Simatupang

BEST FRENCH RESTAURANT
Winner:
Amuz Gourmet Restaurant
1st Runner Up: Lyon By Mandarin Oriental Jakarta
2nd Runner Up: Garcon Bistro, Bar & Patisserie

BEST INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANT
Winner:
Collage All Day Dining By Pullman Jakarta Central Park
1st Runner Up: Satoo By Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta
2nd Runner Up: Seasonal Tastes By The Westin Jakarta

BEST MEDITERRANEAN & MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT
Winner:
 Al Nafoura By Le Meridien Jakarta
1st Runner Up: Turkuaz - Authentic Turkish Cuisine
2nd Runner Up: Warung Turki By Turkuaz

BEST MULTIPLE CAFE
Winner:
Slice Of Heaven
1st Runner Up: Mokka Coffee Cabana
2nd Runner Up: Starbucks

BEST MULTIPLE JAPANESE RESTAURANT
Winner:
Sunny Side Up
1st Runner Up: En Dining  
2nd Runner Up: Pepper Lunch

BEST PUB & SPORT BAR
Winner:
Brewerkz Restaurant & Bar
1st Runner Up: Tiga Puluh Music Bar + Lounge By Le Meridien Jakarta  
2nd Runner Up: Paulaner Brauhaus Jakarta By Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta

BEST SINGLE CHINESE RESTAURANT
Winner: JIA By Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta
1st Runner Up: Teratai By Hotel Borobudur Jakarta
2nd Runner Up: Shanghai Blue 1920

BEST SINGLE INDONESIAN RESTAURANT
Winner:
Le Gran Cafe By Hotel Gran Mahakam
1st Runner Up: Bogor Cafe By Hotel Borobudur Jakarta
2nd Runner Up: Lara Djonggrang  

BEST SINGLE ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Winner:
Rosso By Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta  
1st Runner Up: Toscana Restaurant  
2nd Runner Up: Bruschetta Restaurant By Hotel Borobudur Jakarta

BEST SINGLE JAPANESE RESTAURANT
Winner:
Keyaki Japanese Restaurant By Sari Pan Pacific Jakarta
1st Runner Up: AOKI Japanese Cuisine By Hotel Gran Mahakam
2nd Runner Up: Miyama Restaurant By Hotel Borobudur Jakarta

BEST STEAK & GRILL RESTAURANT
Winner: Holy Smokes
1st Runner Up: C’S Steak & Seafood Restaurant By Grand Hyatt Jakarta
2nd Runner Up: Outback Steakhouse

BEST TEA & COFFEE SHOP
Winner:
Peacock Lounge By Fairmont Jakarta
1st Runner Up: Fountain Lounge By Grand Hyatt Jakarta
2nd Runner Up: The Writers Bar By Raffles Jakarta

BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT
Winner:
Ganesha Ek Sanskriti
1st Runner Up: Fez-Kinara Dining & Shisha Lounge  

BEST MEXICAN & AMERICAN RESTAURANT
Winner:
The Holy Crab
1st Runner Up: Frank’s Bar & Smokehouse  

BEST MULTIPLE CHINESE RESTAURANT
Winner:
Paradise Dynasty  
1st Runner Up: Crystal Jade Palace Restaurant

BEST MULTIPLE ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Winner:
PizzaExpress

BEST VEGETARIAN, ORGANIC & HEALTH CARE
Winner:
Re.Juve

BEST EUROPEAN RESTAURANT
Winner:
View Restaurant & Bar Fairmont Jakarta  

EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARDS

BEST AFTER OFFICE HOUR HANGOUT
Iindigo Lounge At DoubleTree By Hilton Jakarta Diponegoro

BEST NEW COMER
Henshin By The Westin Jakarta

BEST WEEKEND BRUNCH
Alto Restaurant & Bar

BEST CONCEPT DESIGN
Plataran Menteng

MOST INSPIRING MENU
Li Feng By Mandarin Oriental Jakarta

CHEF OF THE YEAR
Chef Felix Budisetiawan (The Dharmawangsa)

INDUSTRY CHOICE AWARDS
Li Feng By Mandarin Oriental Jakarta
Monty’s
Oku Restaurant By Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta

MOST SUSTAINABLE RESTAURANT
Arts Cafe By Raffles Jakarta


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NOW!Jakarta is the magazine for both international visitors and the international community of Jakarta. It comes with quality content and gives readers a healthy portion of everything the city has to offer : exploring Jakarta, hospitality and chamber updates, dining, arts and culture, events, profiles of Jakarta’s prominent inhabitants, all written in a modern and concise style. NOW! Jakarta is definitely the ultimate guide to keep yourself updated with what is happening in the International communities living in Jakarta!

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