Right in the central of Jakarta, there’s a new hotel just opened (June 2014) that is DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. DoubleTree by Hilton is located in Cikini area, literally near Cikini train station. Inside the hotel, you can find their all day dining buffet restaurant called OPEN restaurant.
OPEN restaurant has an ‘open’ concept when it comes to interior and also kitchen, you can clearly have a very nice view of hotel pool area while dining there.
Buffet at OPEN restaurant priced at IDR 288k++ per person. There are three main sections inside the buffet: local Indonesian, Asian and Western, plus salad, cheese, fresh seafood, sushi and dessert area.
There are plentiful of Indonesian available here such as meal ball soup, ‘nasi uduk’, freshly grilled satay, etc. All of them are definitely not dissapointing at all, they were pretty delicious.
Dimsum, noodle soup, roasted duck, roasted chicken etc are available in this section.
My favorite section!! Freshly baked lasagna, pizza, bread, pasta, etc are available in this section. They also served incredibly delicious middle eastern dishes.
Besides buffet food above, there are these two signature dishes from OPEN restaurant: Cheese Cake and Rendang Pizza, both menu are included in the buffet and also available in a la carte menu.
What do you think when you heard of rendang and pizza words?? Both dishes are super famous, one is the meat stew dish from Indonesia and other one is from Italy. But what happen when both dishes are combined together into one?? OPEN restaurant is really daring to combine these two types of cuisine and surprisingly rendang and pizza work really well together. It was UUHHHMAZING!!
This thin homemade pizza dough was topped with tomato sauce, rich rendang and generous amount of cheese. The combination between crunchy crust, tanginess of tomato sauce, and richness from rendang seasoning are complimenting each other. AnakJajan almost finished one whole pizza if Ms. Tatha from DoubleTree didn’t remind us to save some space in our tummy for other dishes. Ooopsie 🙂
As for the dessert, all of the cakes at DoubleTree are fresh, moist and tasty but there is this special one which is Cheese Cake.
One of the main ingredient from this cheesecake is the signature Cookie from DoubleTree Hilton, it’s the famous soft baked chocolate chips cookies that will be served to hotel guest as a welcome snack available exclusively at all DoubleTree hotel all around the world.
The cheesecake was very light, smooth and not too sweet at all with DoubleTree Cookie bits inside. (info: cakes are also available at their lobby lounge and everyday after 8pm all of their cakes are discounted up to 50%, yay!!)
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Jl Pegangsaan Timur No.17 Cikini
Central Jakarta 10310, Indonesia
Phone: (+6221) 31904433