Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta’s Signatures Restaurant brings a feast of flavours, accompanied by the enchanting heritage of Indonesia.
by Runi Indrani
To say that Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta is a legendary establishment is an understatement. Inaugurated by Indonesia’s first president, Sukarno, in 1962, this was the first hotel in the country built to international standards. The hotel is also located in front of the historical Patung Selamat Datang (Welcome Statue) on Bundaran HI roundabout. Guests can even see depictions of the country’s historical moments along the hallways and in public areas. To sum it up, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta seamlessly combines authentic Indonesia with international qualities.
The hotel’s flagship restaurant, Signatures, shares similar traits. At a first glance, the culinary destination exudes welcoming Indonesian touches, with terracotta bricks on the façade, warm traditional elements and patterns, local arts, and you can even see more of the historical photographs on the walls.
A melting pot where diners from all around the city, or even the world, come together, Signatures Restaurant serves an exquisitely elaborate buffet spread that showcases authentic Indonesian, Asian and western cuisines.
The Indonesian fare itself is bountiful with favourite comfort dishes such as the legendary bubur ayam HI, bakso, lontong sayur, and even dishes one would rarely find in other five-star Indonesian restaurants, like nasi gandul. Indonesian light bites are also available in a glorious selection of rujak buah, colenak, lapis Surabaya, and much more.
On the international front, plenty of delicious comfort foods can be found, from a pizza selection to roasts and an array of sushi and sashimi, and more. You can also check the à la carte menu for more options. The Asian favourites bring the best from the region, comprising Chinese-style black pepper beef, Hainanese chicken rice, Singapore laksa and lamian.
Furthermore, you can customise your own pasta with a selection of fettuccini, penne, spaghetti and fusilli, topped with your own choice of sauce, such as pesto, Pomodoro, carbonara, Bolognese, aglio olio, or arrabiata. Don’t forget about the grill section, offering premium cuts like the 200g Australian beef rib eye, 240g New Zealand lamb chops, or the 200g Norwegian salmon, served with the sauce of your liking.
With the variety of flavours, as well as the expansive seating arrangement offered by the restaurant, Signatures has a little bit of everything for everyone – making it the ideal place for an intimate rendezvous, a business meeting, or even a friendly lunch with the posse.
Signatures Restaurant at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta
Jalan M.H. Thamrin No. 1
Jakarta 10310, Indonesia
T: (+62) 2123583800