It’s about time to try something new with exploding flavor. Especially for this month, we’re ready to give you some new experience through these new tables in Jakarta. While Japanese-inspired restaurants somehow dominating our new tables, there are other places where you can savor the charming taste of other Asian countries, such as India.

1. Bansan

Another new hidden gem is there at Cipete area amongst the increasingly whipping new coffee joints. Bansan is focusing on serving Japanese style rice bowl started with only three dishes on the menu. They are OG Chicken Nanban, Fire Nanban, and Triple Sauce Roast Beef in which all of them are claimed to be their best-selling selection. OG Chicken Nanban is a sweet and sour glazed chicken bites, furikake on rice, homemade tartar, and tobiko. Fire Nanban is a spicy glazed chicken bites, furikake on rice, homemade tartar, and tobiko. And Triple Sauce Roast Beef is a sous-vide roasted tenderloin, furikake on rice, secret triple sauce; light sauce, white sauce, and truffle brown sauce. Take a seat in its trendy and stylish small outlet and try every each of the menus for a comforting flavor.

Jl. Cipete Raya No.65, Cipete Selatan, Jakarta Selatan
P: (+6221) 7663228
IG: bansanjkt
10 am – 9 pm (Sun-Sat)

2. Gunpowder Kitchen and Bar

Gunpowder Kitchen and Bar is inspired by the cultural heritage of India. Known to incorporate elements of the diverse culture of South Asia, the Michelin Star Executive Chef Manjunath Mural has successfully honored the rich spices of India as he casts a new light modern Indian gastronomy. From exciting all-day brunch options, innovative appetizers, refined tandoori feasts, to contemporary cocktails, explore the tastes of something new yet somehow familiar. Diners can expect dishes like the mouth-watering ‘ Butter Chicken Pot Pie ’, the Mumbai edition of sliders ‘ Wada Pav ’, and the house favorite ‘ Naan Pizza ’, to name a few. Cooling off from Jakarta’s scorching hot sun, also try out the refreshing Mango Lassi or the signature Gunpowder Cocktail.

L1, Plaza Indonesia, Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.Kav. 28-30, Jakarta Pusat
P:  (+6221) 29923039
10 am – 12 am (Sun-Wed) | 10 am – 2 am (Thur-Sat)

3. NARA Restaurant & Lounge

Your new favorite spot in Senopati area is here. Surprise yourself with Nara’s scrumptious menu selection inspired by Japanese cuisine with a twist of Western and Asian flavor. Try the mouthwatering Cuthoro Tacos exploding with a savory and spicy flavor. Also, the to-die-for Aburi Wagyu Pizza is something you cannot miss. Complemented its dishes, Nara also comes with a stylish setting and elegantly colorful.

Jl. Senopati No.86, Selong, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan
P: 0812-9960-7722
IG: narajkt
10 am – 11 pm (Sun-Sat)

4.  Sushi Ippachi

Sushi Ippachi has been the go-to place for Japanese cuisine in Jakarta since 1994. Moving to the new location at Wisma 46 Kota BNI, Sushi Ippachi has interior unlike others – enjoy dining at the tatami seating, the exclusivity of your own private tatami room, or simply sit at the bar seating. Sushi Ippachi’s menu boasts everything from freshly sliced sashimi to perfectly prepared sushi and other Japanese favorites from donburi to tempura. They serve up some pretty authentic & inspirational eats like the Nama Unagi Kabayaki, Yaki Taraba Kani, Wagyu Teriyaki, Aburi Toro and Pork Rosu Katsu.

Wisma 46 Kota BNI, Ground Floor, Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Karet Tengsin, Jakarta Pusat
P: (+6221) 5700880
10.30 am – 3 pm ; 5.30 pm – 10 pm (Sun-Sat)

5. Kolonial Bistro & Roastery

Kolonial Bistro and Roastery breaks the general assumption that coffee shop with the stylish interior concept is not complemented by good food. The place itself exudes such a cozy, peaceful, and comfortable ambiance, where the place coffee selection is also its main selling point. In addition, Kolonial Bistro & Roastery is already famous for its delectable Beef Pizza not long after the opening. Something to catch up after-work, we supposed!

Jl. Jaksa No.18, Kebon Sirih, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat
IG: kolonialbistro
10 am – 1o pm (Sun-Sat)