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Super Loco

How Mexican Joints Can Survive in Jakarta’s Culinary Scene

Caranissa Djatmiko sits down with Christian Tan, owner and founder of Super Loco, to find out what it takes to run a Mexican restaurant in the capital city. Mexican...

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The Most Down-to-Earth Restaurateur in Jakarta

Executive Chef Andrew Zarzosa of the Fairmont Hotel Jakarta is one of the city’s most well-regarded and nicest expat chefs. Here is some insight into the mastermind of...

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Serving Up American Nostalgia in Jakarta

When I first set foot in Applebee’s at Plaza Senayan Mall, I was taken by surprise when I saw the hip décor and modern atmosphere. Gone were the bright and playful...

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Premium Japanese Restaurant OKU Opens in Jakarta

The premium Japanese restaurant OKU opens today, April 1, at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta. The dining venue, helmed by Chef Kazumasa Yazawa, offers a modern take on...

Brenda hi res

Real Food by Real People: Meet Brenda Ritchmond

Brenda is the woman responsible for Bali Buda health food shops and restaurants, and is also a practising midwife. She talks to us about health, organic food, and the...

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House Opens in Jakarta

The fine-dining steakhouse opens its tenth restaurant in Asia.  Ruth’s Chris Steak House greets Indonesia with the opening of its first branch in the capital city,...

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Expats Behind the Burners of Jakarta’s Top Eateries

There is a vibrant culinary scene in Jakarta and expats are no stranger to it. French, German, Italian, Australian expats work in kitchens across the city, sharing the...

Clafoutis

A Night at Charlie’s

The Eurostar is actually not the fastest way to travel to Paris and London. In Bali, you can enjoy hopping into these two big European cities that are famous for their...

Riva Terrace

The Rebirth of Riva

Jakarta, with its endless surplus of restaurants, is not without a nostalgic element; many people keep coming back to restaurants they are familiar with. Regardless of...

Paulaner Bar

Paulaner Bräuhaus: Guten Appetit!

The German state of Bavaria is not only known for its delicious Apfelstrudel and its namesake cream for dessert, it is also a land of beer and various exciting...

Al Nafoura Restaurant

The Convivial Lebanese Dining Room: Al Nafoura

Amidst the craze on new and trending Asian and European restaurants typically found in the Senopati or Sudirman area, one should consider going off the beaten track and...

Adrian Li - Qraved founder

Meet Adrian Li, Co-Founder of Qraved

In this edition of Indonesia Expat’s Business Profile, we meet a young gentleman named Adrian Li. Adrian is an internet entrepreneur and co-founder of Qraved.com, a...

Luigi Andrea Calcagno

Meet Luigi Andrea Calcagno

Meet Luigi Andrea Calcagno, owner and chef of Zibiru, Cucina Italiana in Seminyak, Bali. I’m guessing you are from Italy. Where in Italy? I’m from Rome. My extended...

Non-Smoking Restaurants in Jakarta

Non-Smoking Restaurants in Jakarta? Yes, they Exist!

When I started to work on this article, people laughed at me when I asked if they knew a good non-smoking restaurant or at least a place with a real non-smoking section....