On January 28, the Chinese will welcome the Year of the Fire Rooster. To start the year right is to have a festive reunion dinner with family on New Year’s Eve, where everyone will do a Yee Sang (prosperity toast) as hopes and prayers for the coming year.
Here, we pick eight extraordinary hotel restaurants to celebrate the new year with your loved ones.
Grand Café, Grand Hyatt Jakarta
Highlights: A festive dinner featuring traditional Chinese delicacies, including the mandatory Yee Sang, on Chinese New Year’s Eve. Dinner includes free-flow of juices, iced tea and Chinese tea. During dinner, three-time world champion lion dance troupe Kong Ha Hong will be performing a lion dance.
Date: Friday, January 27
Price: IDR 688,000++ per adult and 368,000++ per child
Contact: +6221 2992 1234 ext 3300/ 3301 or visit the website.
Jakarta Restaurant, The Dharmawangsa
Highlights: A Lunar New Year Day buffet brunch with classic delicacies and international dishes, accompanied by all-afternoon live entertainment and lion dance.
Date: Saturday, January 28
Price: IDR 788,000++ per adult and IDR 488,000++ per child
Contact: +6221 725 8181 or visit the website.
Rasa and Scusa, Intercontinental Jakarta Midplaza
Highlights: Festive buffet dinner and Chinese New Year Day brunch, featuring a selection of traditional Chinese specialty dishes. Book through the website to get 20% off normal rate.
Date: dinner (January 27 to 29), brunch (January 29)
Price: IDR 488,000++ per person
Contact: 001 803 656 888 or visit the website.
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta
Highlights: Through the Chinese New Year period, guests can enjoy special room rates. The package includes buffet breakfast and dinner for two adults and two children below five.
Date: January 21 to January 29
Price: starting from IDR 3,288,000 net per room package
Contact: +62 21 2358 3800 or visit the website.
Pullman Jakarta Indonesia
Highlights: Reunion dinner with complimentary Prosperity Yee Sang by resident Chef Sam Wong. The obligatory festivity dish gets a lavish twist with Norwegian salmon. Chinese music entertainment and lion dance performance are set to delight guests.
Date: January 27
Price: IDR 628,000 net per person
Contact: +6221 3192 1111 or visit the website.
Anigre Restaurant, Sheraton Grand Gandaria City
Highlights: Toast to happiness, prosperity and longevity with sumptuous New Year’s buffet and Yee Sang.
Date: January 27 and 28 (dinner), and January 28 and 29 (brunch)
Price: IDR 488,000++ per person, including Chinese tea, chilled juices and iced lemon tea
Contact: +6221 8063 0888 ext 7600 or visit the website.
Table8, Hotel Mulia Senayan
Highlights: A lavish Chinese New Year dinner set, featuring special dishes like suckling pig, braised abalone and sea cucumber. The restaurant also serves shark’s fin soup.
Date: January 27 and 28
Price: starts from IDR 1,188,000++ per person (excluding drinks)
Contact: +6221 5747777 ext 4088/4208/4788/4308 or visit the website.
Li Feng, Mandarin Oriental Jakarta
Highlights: 12-course Chinese New Year dinner menu for the family. The feast starts with Prosperity Yu Sheng, and includes special dishes such as Deep-Fried Fresh Dalian Abalone Tart, Braised Duck with Sea Cucumber and Fat Choy and Pig’s Trotters in Ginger and Black Sweetened Vinegar.
Date: January 27 and 28
Price: starts from IDR 1,288,000++ per person
Contact: +6221 2993 8825 or visit the website.