Hakkasan Jakarta: Modern Cantonese Cuisine in an Unrivalled Location
Jakarta, Indonesia, 8 February 2019 – Hakkasan, founded in London in 2001 and with locations throughout the U.S., U.K, Middle East and Asia has now opened its twelfth location in Jakarta and the first in South East Asia. The highly anticipated restaurant debut offers guests skyline views high above the bustling Jakarta metropolis from the 25th and 26th floors of the contemporary luxury Alila SCBD Hotel. Located next to the Indonesia Stock Exchange and across from Pacific Place in the heart of Jakarta’s vibrant financial hub, Hakkasan Jakarta is open for both lunch and dinner, with the bar opening at lunch time and remaining open until late.
“We are proud to reveal Hakkasan Jakarta to the local community and the business professionals of SCBD area and beyond, and welcome them to a world-class dining experience. Hakkasan Jakarta presents a modern Cantonese restaurant in the capital city of Indonesia and serves authentic cuisine at its finest.” – Jean Pittion, General Manager of Hakkasan Jakarta.
At the helm of the kitchen is Chef de Cuisine Sky Wong Kum Choy, who brings a wealth of experience in preparing creative Cantonese cuisine. Throughout his culinary career, Chef Sky has crafted his skills in international hotels and restaurants around the world, from Europe to the Middle East as well as the Asia Pacific. Chef Sky joined the Hakkasan Group culinary team in 2012, excelling at Hakkasan Dubai as Executive Sous Chef before relocating to mentor the team in Hakkasan Jakarta. “I’m very excited to be a part of Hakkasan Jakarta as the brand has an incredible worldwide reputation. Together with my team, we are proud to present Hakkasan’s authentic Cantonese cuisine and signature dishes including those which were inspired by and created with local produce and designed exclusively for Jakarta.” – Chef Sky Wong Kum Choy. His passion for traditional Chinese techniques and inspirations taken from his travels are reflected in his dishes, which are personalised with a local touch. He adores Cantonese cuisine, is an expert in preparing live seafood and aspires to share his maternal Hakka roots in his culinary creations.
Within the Hakkasan Jakarta menu lays the “Only at” dishes and cocktails where the talented team focus on seasonality and local produce. The Hakkasan culinary team explore the local markets to find the best premium ingredients while supporting the local community. Menu highlights include Crispy quail egg puff, Black swan puff with musang king durian, and Steamed grouper with kaffir sambal sauce.
At lunchtime, guests can choose from the full a la carte menu or our Yum cha menu, which celebrates the act of drinking tea alongside dim sum. Developed with the business professional in mind, the Yum cha offering provides a Hakkasan dining experience in under one hour. Accompanied with Chinese tea, the Yum cha menu features; a selection of Dim sum including truffle har gau, scallop shui mai, morel crystal dumpling, crispy prawn with truffle, baked beef puff, daikon roll; a choice of main course including the signature tofu, aubergine and mushroom claypot or crispy silver cod in XO sauce; and a choice of dessert; Ginger lime meringue with ginger curd, kaffir lime marmalade or Es teler with avocado ice cream, pandan, jackfruit, young coconut.
Guests will be able to sample sophisticated signature cocktails crafted by Hakkasan’s expansive mixology program but also indulge into the passion that lies within the Hakkasan wine program. The Hakkasan wine program has broken new ground in navigating how to pair world-class wines with Cantonese cuisine. Wines are categorised under headings such as “Curious Vines: distinctive wines”, “Genius without a Château: the new classics” and “Spiritual Wines”, allowing guests to have insight as to why these wines were selected. For example, “spiritual wines” signifies the biodynamic production of the wine, reflecting how the vines are treated during the harvesting process.
Designed by Paris-based GBRH Interior Design, Hakkasan Jakarta is styled on the original design of the Michelin-starred London location. Blending Asian and Western influences, interiors are sleek and sophisticated with Hakkasan’s trademark intricately carved dark oak latticework and ambient lighting create intimate dining spaces. The heart of the venue is a stunning curved bar with neighbouring lounge tables providing sweeping urban views. The entire restaurant space spans across level 25 delivering an unobstructed 180-degree view of the Jakarta skyline. For exclusive events, choose from two private dining rooms that comfortably seat 12 individually or 32 when the rooms are combined for one larger event space.
The guest experience will be enhanced by the first Hakkasan rooftop experience featuring multiple outdoor bars, banquettes and semi-private VIP booths with sweeping views of the urban landscape below. This rooftop experience will become the go-to venue for memorable nights accompanied by Jakarta’s top DJs when it opens later in 2019.
With a focus on innovative Cantonese cuisine, sophisticated cocktails and an extensive wine selection, Hakkasan is a premium dining and rooftop nightlife experience in Jakarta.
Look for future programs to be announced shortly such as Hakkatini Nights, a weekly beverage-led program that will feature Cantonese small eats and Dim Sum Sundays, Hakkasan’s version of Sunday brunch.
Hakkasan Jakarta is located on the 25th floor of the recently opened Alila SCBD Hotel. SCBD Lot 11 Jl. Jenderal Sudirman Kavling 52-53, RT.5/RW.3, Senayan, Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12190.