NOW! Jakarta with American Express presented prestigious commendations for restaurants, bars and café in this year’s Best Restaurant, Bar and Café Awards (BRBCA)!
It was a delightful Monday evening at the ballroom of Le Méridien Hotel on 23 September. NOW! Jakarta was once again hosted Best Restaurant, Bar and Café Awards (BRBCA)! This year’s event was another hit as NOW! Jakarta welcomed over 200 guests.
NOW! Jakarta started the annual BRBCA programme back in 2009. With the “Say Yes to Less” theme this year, BRBCA supported the cause of better food waste management and reduced food waste in Indonesia. Also, through this event, NOW! Jakarta encouraged participating restaurants to take real action towards sustainability.
BRBCA 2019 had 20 main categories, 7 Editor’s Choice and 2 sustainable awards. As many as 181 restaurants, bars and cafés participated, raking in more than 74,000 votes. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for your contribution to Jakarta’s ever-growing culinary scene!
Best Asian Restaurant
So Thai - Winner
Jittlada Thai Cuisine - 1st Runner Up
Teras Dharmawangsa - 2nd Runner Up
Nam Café 9 - Winner
Starbucks - 1stRunner Up
Djournal Coffee - 2nd Runner Up
Best Chinese Restaurant
Jia by Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta - Winner
Paradise Dynasty - 1st Runner Up
Li Feng by Mandarin Oriental Jakarta - 2nd Runner Up
Best City Luxury Restaurant
Anigre by Sheraton Grand Jakarta, Gandaria City Hotel - Winner
Sailendra Restaurant by JW Marriot Hotel Jakarta - 1st Runner Up
Asia Restaurant by The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan - 2nd Runner Up
Best Cocktail, Whiskey & Wine Lounge
Le Rendezvous by Le Meridien Jakarta - Winner
Bunk Lobby Lounge by Pullman Jakarta, Central Park - 1st Runner Up
La Vue Rooftop Bar by The Hermitage, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel Jakarta - 2nd Runner Up
Best Farm-to-Table Venue
Pish & Posh Cafe - Winner
Mars Kitchen by Chef Marinka - 1st Runner Up
Re.Juve - 2nd Runner Up
Best French Restaurant
Lyon by Mandarin Oriental Jakarta - Winner
Amuz Gourmet - 1st Runner Up
Best Hotel Café
Momo Café at Courtyard by Marriott Bandung Dago - Winner
Lobby Lounge by Sheraton Grand Jakarta, Gandaria Hotel - 1st Runner Up
La Moda by Keraton At The Plaza - 2nd Runner Up
Best Indian Café
Ganesha Ek Sanskriti - Winner
Queen’s Tandoor - 1st Runner Up
Fez Kinara - 2nd Runner Up
Best Indonesian Café
Le Gran Kafe - Winner
Plataran Dharmawangsa - 1st Runner Up
Bogor Café by Hotel Gran Mahakam - 2nd Runner Up
Best Italian Restaurant
Rosso by Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta - Winner
Ambiente Ristorante by Aryaduta Jakarta - 1st Runner Up
Bruschetta Italian Restaurant by Hotel Borobudur Jakarta - 2nd Runner Up
Best Live Music Venue
B.A.T.S by Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta - Winner
Hard Rock Café Jakarta - 1st Runner Up
McGettigan’s - 2nd Runner Up
Best Mediterranean Restaurant
Al Nafoura Restaurant by Le Meridien Jakarta - Winner
Turkuaz, Authentic Turkish and Ottoman Cuisine - 1st Runner Up
Warung Turki Shisha Lounge - 2nd Runner Up
Best Modern Fusion Restaurant
Beatrice Quarters - Winner
Canary Coffee Shop by Hotel Aston Priority Simatupang & Conference - 1st Runner Up
Mr. Fox Jakarta - 2nd Runner Up
Best Multi Cuisine Restaurant
Satoo by Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta - Winner
Collage All Day Dining by Pullman Jakarta, Central Park - 1st Runner Up
Sana Sini Restaurant by Pullman Jakarta Indonesia, Thamrin SCBD - 2nd Runner Up
Best Multiple Japanese Restaurant
Zenbu - Winner
Kintan Buffet - 1st Runner Up
Sushi Tei - 2nd Runner Up
Best Pub & Sports Bar
Eastern Promise - Winner
Pizza e Birra - 1st Runner Up
Paulaner Brauhaus by Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta - 2nd Runner Up
Best Single Japanese Restaurant
Kahyangan by Pullman Jakarta Indonesia, Thamrin SCBD - Winner
Shima by Aryaduta Jakarta - 1st Runner Up
Momiji Japanese Restaurant by Hotel Aston Priority Simatupang & Conference - 2nd Runner Up
Best Steak & Grill Restaurant
Fire Grill & Bar by Royal Tulip Gunung Geulis - Winner
Up in Smoke - 1st Runner Up
Riva Grill Bar & Terrace by Wyndham Casablanca Jakarta - 2nd Runner Up
Best Tea & Coffee Shop
Lobby Lounge by Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta - Winner
Keraton Lounge by Keraton At The Plaza - 1st Runner Up
Fountain Lounge by Grand Hyatt Jakarta - 2nd Runner Up
Editor’s Choice Awards
Cork & Screw Country Club - Favourite Dayclub
AB Steak by Chef Akira Back - Favourite Modern Steakhouse Experience
Ambrosia Private Club - Favourite Private Club Dining Experience
Beer Brother - Favourite After Office Hangout
The Pallas - Favourite Nightclub
Adhitia Julisiandi, 1945 Restaurant by Fairmont Jakarta - Chef of The Year
10th Anniversary Best of the Best Awards
Asuka Japanese Dining by JW Marriots Hotel Jakarta
Ganesha Ek Sanskriti
Al Nafoura by Le Meridien Jakarta
Amigos Bar & Cantina
Amuz Gourmet Restaurant
Hard Rock Café Jakarta
B.A.T.S by Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta
Turkuaz Autenthic Turkish and Ottoman Cuisine
Plataran Menteng - Favourite Indonesian Heritage Restaurant
Chandra Fine Thai Cuisine - Favourite Chinese Casual Dining Experience
Busaba Thai Café - Best Artisan Thai Café
Sugar & Spice - Favourite New All-Day Dining Venue
Damar Restaurant - Favourite Local Variety Buffet
Ruth’s Chris Steak House - Favourite Steak House Brand
But that’s not all! NOW! Jakarta gave a heartfelt appreciation to restaurants with commendable sustainability efforts through reduced waste and energy as well as buying more local product and training local talents.
In that fabulous night, this appreciation was expressed through two sustainable awards: Most Sustainable Stand Alone Restaurant and Most Sustainable Hotel Restaurant.
Most Sustainable Stand Alone Restaurant
Amuz Gourmet - Winner
Rantang Ibu - 1st Runner Up
Most Sustainable Hotel Restaurant
La Vue Rooftop Bar by The Hermitage, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel Jakarta - Winner
Sana Sini Restaurant by Pullman Jakarta Indonesia, Thamrin SCBD - 1st Runner Up
This article is originally from paper. Read NOW!Jakarta Magazine October 2019 issue “The Culinary Issue”. Available at selected bookstores or SUBSCRIBE here.
Jakarta has numerous famous places scattered around the city. We know some of them: Martello Fortress in Kepulauan Seribu (Thousand Islands) area and Pura Aditya Jaya (Aditya Jaya Temple) in Rawamangun, East Jakarta.
Yes. There’s a temple in Jakarta.
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