Foodies Lists: Sana Sini Restaurant (The Foodie Magazine, Mar 2014)

After an exhaustive renovation, the Pullman Jakarta Indonesia has unveiled their all-day dining restaurant and has plenty of pleasant surprises behind the new design. Care to travel inside with us?

You will marvel upon seeing the new Sana Sini Restaurant of Pullman Jakarta Indonesia for the first time. Part of an extensive renovation the hotel undertook two years ago, including all of the public spaces, guest rooms and ballroom. The hotel lobby itself is presented and has plenty of attractions around it such as Le Chocolat chocolate lounge and Kemixtri Gastro Bar. All of that is complemented by an all-day dining restaurant tucked in the corner with an intriguing vibe that draws the attention of its patrons.

I was actually wondering why at first the hotel did not plan to specialty restaurant like many hotels around, but instead the hotel opted to combine four micro restaurants that serve Indonesian, Mediterranean, Chinese, and Japanese cuisines inside a single entity and that’s why the name Sana Sini came up perfectly.

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Sana Sini means ‘Here and There’ and that’s actually the mission set for anybody who comes into this restaurant. Patrons, I believe, will enjoy their time here walking around the world in search for good food and Sana Sini has so many surprises. The four micro restaurants are all represented with open kitchens and each is elaborately designed with unique distinctions even to the point where the seating areas and plates are also custom designed.

The open kitchen concept is also adopted by Sana Sini and applied to all the micro restaurants there. Occasionally you will stumble upon the chefs of each turf preparing the dishes and are open for any kind of request from the customers. Quoting Stephane Duguet Lesvignes, the Director of F&B of Pullman Jakarta Indonesia, ‘With people watching, it becomes a constant reminder for the chefs to keep up the high standard.’

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The establishment has been well known for its Japanese heritage for generations and Philippe Le Bourhis as the General Manager of the hotel confidently assured that the legacy lives on and that Japanese cuisine becomes the pride at Sana Sini Restaurant also. With a modern touch, the Japanese section becomes attractive with colors from rich sushi rolls and the traditional sashimi selections.

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In the Chinese section, I was particularly in awe with the quality of both the roast duck and the char siu chicken, each in harmony with the sweet hoi sin sauce. While in the Mediterranean area, I witnessed so many delightful choices that everyone would be tempted to do several rounds here.

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Ultimately, one must not miss the satays from the Indonesian counter and selection of sambal to complement the rice dish that you can assemble personally there. Afterwards, head to the dessert section for the homemade ice cream and cakes presented in front of an open bakery or perhaps just the assortment of cheeses with dried fruits, if you are in a Continental mood.

Sana Sini was designed with full deliberation on every angle and successfully created a restaurant with an open atmosphere but also provided some privacy for the customers who need it. The restaurant has several semi-private parts with intimate booths and sofas within a warm and stylish environment. In the end, it’s an intricate design that successfully marries the needs of customers alongside a myriad of dishes available all day. Thus, to travel around the world at Sana Sini becomes a must-try for simply everyone.


Halal-friendly (to confirm)
Suitable for vegetarians

Pullman Jakarta Indonesia, Jalan M.H. Thamrin 59, Jakarta – Indonesia
Telp: +62.21.3192.1111

Sana Sini Pullman
Twitter: @SanaSiniPullman

Opening hours: Everyday, all-day dining


Featured in THE FOODIE MAGAZINE March 2014 edition

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Photos by: Dennie Benedict


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