Sunday, June 17, 2012

Bengawan - Keraton at The Plaza, Jakarta

Keraton at The Plaza is a new luxury collection hotel in Jakarta. The hotel is connected directly to the Plaza Indonesia shopping mall. It has a signature restaurant named  Bengawan which provides five-star Indonesian dining experience and featuring a customized menu of Indonesian local flavors.

The Bengawan restaurant is located on the seventh floor with views of Jakarta.



The filling of the sushi was good but too bad, some of the sushi had mushy rice. My guess the hands of the chef were too wet while preparing the sushi.


Buntut Balado

Cumi goreng mentega
The fried squid was tasty. I like it!

Opor Ayam

Tumis Kacang Panjang

Nasi Keraton wrapped in banana leaf.
The specialty of the Bengawan. It's a must to try. 
 Inside the banana leaf.

Ox tail soup
The ox tail was nicely soft.


Vermicelli with shrimps

Potato Leek Soup

Baked potatoes and steamed vegetables

Left: Chicken in soy sauce
Right: Seared Seabass with Dill cream sauce 

Beef Grape Juice

Left: Bok Choy with Hioko mushroom
Right: Fried Fish with Thai Chili Sauce

Beef Wellington
The beef was tender.


Left: Aglio e olio
Right: Pesto
I ordered the Pesto. For me, it was a bit bland. The pesto sauce need stronger flavors especially the basil and fresh garlic.


Try the sorbet, it tasted really good!

(not incld. in the buffet. Rp. 135.000)
These are cocktails with Indonesian local ingredients. They all tasted unique. My favorite is the refreshing  Jamu Sour.
Left: Gado-gado Margarita - A Margarita of tequila, orange liqueur, fresh lime with cucumber, and peanut
Right:  Jamu Sour - Premium vodka with a local Indonesian elixir, fresh lemon, palm sugar, and egg protein.
Middle: Es Cendol - Vodka mixed sugar cendol and coconut milk

Price list:
Breakfast Buffet Package - Rp. 225.000
Inclusive appetizer, main course (Western + Asian) in buffet and a la carte menu, dessert, live cooking selection, pass around smoothies and croissant, egg selections, soft drink, fresh juices, fresh brewed coffee and tea.
Lunch Buffet Package - Rp. 288.000
Inclusive appetizer, main course (Asian + Western), dessert, live hot cooking selection, pass around foeigrass and carving selections, fresh brewed coffee and tea.
Dinner Buffet Package - Rp. 188.000 
Inclusive buffet appetizer, dessert, fresh brewed coffee & tea.
Brunch Package - Rp. 388.000
Inclusive all non-alcohol Beverage, appetizer, main course (Western + Asian) in buffet and menu, live cooking pasta, unlimited pass around, pass around (mie goreng, nasi goreng, foeigrass, carving selections), noodle Selection, dessert, pass around beverage, fresh brewed coffee and tea, welcoming bubble.
Beverage Package - Rp. 288.000
Free flow red wine, white wine, champagne, cocktail, martini.

All prices are subjected to 21% government tax and service charge.
Current currency: 1 USD = Rp. 9.500

Bengawan Restaurant
Keraton at The Plaza
A luxury Collection Hotel
Jl. MH. Thamrin Kav. 15
Jakarta 10350
Tel: 5068 0000
Opening hours: 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM; 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM; 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM


  1. Thank you for the posting sel.. It's complete review ;) btw for the dinner, there's no main course?

    1. lolo: The Dinner Buffet Package 188.000++ is NOT include main course. The charge of main course is separated with above package.

  2. Hi Selba..nice blog!

    by the way, I am confused with the package between lunch and brunch package. which one do you think better? cause I will be coming back home to Jakarta this December and would like to invite my close friends to dine at Bengawan around 12-1PM. thanks!

  3. l xtila: Hi L Xtila, thanks for dropping by. Well,as you can see the Brunch package offers more than the Lunch package but then I guess it depends on you whether the less offers from the Lnch package is sufficient or not for you :)

  4. Wow, nice review with complete pictures. I think brunch is mostly only for Sundays?

  5. gfgl: thanks for the compliments :) You are going there on the 22nd, right? Maybe you can ask about the brunch, ya? ;)

  6. Yup, confirmed the brunch is for Sunday brunch, any other day would be the lunch package :D

  7. gfgl: Okiedokie.. thanks for the confirmation :)

  8. Alamakk!! Nasi Keratonnya bikin ngilerrr...

  9. ada no tlp, klo misal mau reserve buat acara kantor kebetulan kantor aq sebrang The Plaza..

  10. luvlyna: No telp-nya: 5068 0000


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