August In Jakarta Wins Coveted American Express One To Watch Award
Award winning restaurant is making waves in the Indonesian capital
August in Jakarta, Indonesia is the 2023 winner of the coveted American Express One To Watch Award. This award is determined by the organisers of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, and given to a rising star restaurant that demonstrates the potential to break into the main Asia ranking in future years.
Where It All Began
August in Jakarta was launched in November 2021 and is helmed by chef and co-owner Hans Christian as well as managing partner Budi Cahyadi. The restaurant garnered a loyal following and earned critical acclaim in a short span of time making waves in Jakarta’s dining landscape with its own brand of cuisine and fine dining flair.
An Unforgettable Experience
Stepping into the restaurant, one is greeted with a contemporary and elegant atmosphere. Conscious efforts have been made towards creating an immersive and cosy dining experience featuring warm lighting and earthy colours. This is one part of the reason why this restaurant bagged the American Express One To Watch Award.
William Drew, Director of Content for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, said, “August’s success in such a short space of time is evidence of its commitment to excellence, backed by culinary skill and a deep sense of hospitality. We congratulate Chef Hans, Budi and the entire team on the positive impact they have had on Jakarta’s dining scene. We have no doubt they will go on to fly the flag for Indonesia and the wider region.”
Speaking about winning the American Express One To Watch Award, Chef and co-owner Hans Christian, stated, “Jakarta is generally known as a business destination, rarely as a culinary destination. We believe that this award will help put Jakarta on the map and show that there is so much that this city can offer to the global culinary scene. This recognition means a great deal to me, Budi and the August family…”
Hall Of Fame
August in Jakarta joins an exciting line-up of recent One To Watch award winners that includes Florilège in Tokyo (2016), TocToc in Seoul (2017), Toyo Eatery in Manila (2018), JL Studio in Taichung (2019), Masque in Mumbai (2020), Meta in Singapore (2021) and Eat & Cook in Kuala Lumpur (2022).
Where To Watch
Visit the Official Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Website to stay up to date with all the winners of the American Express One To Watch Award and all the best restaurants in Asia.