What about if the hectic activity and full environment of a kitchen became part of the dining experience as well? Today’s restaurants can hardly neglect other non-food aspects. Activities in the kitchen, such as chopping, frying or roasting, and the enticing aromas from kitchens have now become part of the total dining experience.
An open kitchen restaurant is a restaurant using presentation live to the visitors. The menu are cook straight from your table by the chef and showing their skills in front of the visitors. Of course, visitors can interact directly with the chef and adding theatrical to enjoy the order.
More restaurants are going to implement this concept, especially dining restaurant that brings fun because they can see and know how to cook the food. Here are our favorite buffet restaurants that will give yo not only great selection of food, but also a glimpse of the kitchen ‘orchestra’:
1. Sana Sini Restaurant, Pullman Jakarta
Drawing inspiration from the Indonesian phrase ‘Sana –Sini’, which means ‘here and there’, Pullman Jakarta Indonesia offers you an unrivaled culinary excursion into the different corners of Europe and Asia through 4 individually designed spacious counters. Casually eat your way through different continents and hop across live cooking stations, as we serve up both all-day buffet and A la Carte, surrounded by contemporary décor. Complement your dining experience with an extensive wine list from Vinoteca – a global Pullman concept and a seductive selection of sweets from the bakery.
Price: Rp. 242,000 rupiah net/person (breakfast), Rp. 325,000 rupiah net/person (lunch), Rp. 350,000 rupiah net/person (dinner).
Sunday Brunch: 459.800 net/ person, Additional with wine Rp. 280.000++/person
Breakfast buffet 5.30 am – 10.00 am
Lunch buffet 11.30 am – 2.30 pm
Dinner buffet: 6 pm – 10.30 pm
Sunday Brunch: 12:00 pm – 15:00pm
PULLMAN JAKARTA INDONESIA Jl. M.H. Thamrin 59 Jakarta
Phone: +62 (21) 31 92 11 11
2. Arts Cafe, Raffles Jakarta
As the main dining venue of the hotel, Arts Cafe serves superb Continental and Asian specialties in a refined buffet experience. A delightful twist: the day’s signature entrees are done a la minute and offered to the guest table. This is also where you can sample their legendary Singapore Chili Crab bun, a fluffy charcoal bun filled with savory crab meat filling, served with sweet & spicy Chili Crab sauce. This dish is an homage to the Hotel’s roots in Singapore, where Chili Crab has celebrity status.
The cafe is also where you can find their Chocolate Gallery, where local premium chocolates, freshly made cakes, and cookies, can be purchased.
Price: Breakfast: Rp. 314,000 nett | Lunch: Rp. 448,000 nett (food only) | Dinner: Rp.581, 000 nett food only. Sunday Brunch: IDR 688,000++ per person including free flow of non-alcoholic beverages (Sunday Brunch)
Ciputra World 1, Jl Prof. Dr. Satrio, Jakarta 12940 – Indonesia
Tel: +62 21 2988 0888 | Email: email@example.com| www.raffles.com/jakarta
3. Seasonal Tastes, Westin Jakarta
Seasonal Tastes boasts seven live cooking stations, each providing you with a personalized dining experience like never before. The buffet features a market style selection including Western, Indian, Asian and Mediterranean cuisines to lead your palate on a journey around the globe at every meal. With a team of chefs using fresh ingredients and SuperFoodsRX™ to enhance each dish, Seasonal Tastes prides itself on being a buffet restaurant that places its guests’ overall well-being first.
Price: Lunch & dinner: 470,000 nett /person (Mon-Friday) 530,000 nett (Sat-Sun)
Breakfast Monday – Friday : 6.00am – 10.00am Saturday, Sunday and public holiday : 6.00am – 10.30am
Lunch Monday – Sunday : 12.00pm – 03.00pm
Dinner Monday – Sunday : 6.00pm – 10.00pm
The Westin Jakarta Jl. HR. Rasuna Said Kav C-22 Jakarta 12940 | Phone: 021 2788 7788
4. Signatures Restaurant $$
A true culinary journey for every occasion. All day. The restaurant is located in the hotel lobby between the Ganesha and Ramayana wings.
Signatures Restaurant unveils a warm and welcoming ambiance, whether you are there for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Indonesia’s first president graces the walls as you reminisce and savour that legendary Bubur Ayam HI. Watch the restaurant come alive with buffets and open show kitchens. Western, Asian, International and best European bakery products. Booking in advance is recommended.
Monday-Friday: Rp. 385,000 nett/person (lunch) Rp. 446,000 nett/ person (dinner)
Saturday-Sunday: Rp. 615,000 nett/person (lunch & dinner)
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta. Jl. MH Thamrin 1, 10310 Jakarta| Phone +62 21 2358 3898
5. Jakarta at Dharmawangsa Hotel $$$
Jakarta at Dharmawangsa offers two signature buffets: the Sunday Brunch, showcasing a wide variety of favourite Western dishes combined with your much loved French and Indonesian foods. With multiple ice carving stations displaying a variety of dishes as well as live cooking stations, a Steam boat display, Grill, Foie Gras, Pasta and Carving stations. On Fridays, enjoy Friday BBQ where a wide selection of barbecue favorites is showcased alongside Jakarta’s signature buffet menus.
Friday BBQ Night: Rp. 455,000++/person (6.30 pm -10 pm)
Sunday Brunch: Rp. 655,000++/person (11.30 am -3 pm)
The Dharmawangsa Jakarta
Jalan Brawijaya Raya No. 26, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta 12160, Indonesia
Tel: (62-21) 7258181 Fax: (62-21) 7258383 firstname.lastname@example.org