About BRBCA

NOW! Jakarta has been sharing life in the capital to the residents of Indonesia’s capital city for years now. We have been enlightening readers with stories on culture, business, art, travel, community and of course, one of the most important factors of enjoying city life, dining and nightlife.

Discovering and uncovering Jakarta’s ever evolving restaurant scene is one of NOW! Jakarta’s fortes; with the help of our our expert food writers, we endeavour to bring news of the best new dining spots, uprising chefs, and most unique foodie events that the city has to offer.

As part of our efforts to promote and reward those who are excelling in all things culinary, each year we facilitate and host the NOW! JAKARTA Best Restaurant, Bar and Cafe Awards (BRBCA). The Jakarta BRBCA is the most respected and transparent awards in the industry because the winners are voted by our readers through an online voting system.

Last year the Jakarta BRBCA website attracted more than 1,300,000 website views and made over 52,000 total votes for 126 participating venues, showing the excitement this city has for it’s dining scene. This year the figures are expected to increase again. The goal is to find, through public choice, which restaurant is the best in a specific category.

In addition to our Main Awards we have our Editors’Choice Awards and “Industry Favourites” Awards, who will reveal those establishments which are ranked top among the chefs, hoteliers, baristas, F&B managers, and other culinary professionals.

This year as we pledge to support the zero waste or plastic campaign, we ought to encourage all restaurants participants to the zero food waste and no plastic campaign by soliciting participants to support the program.
At the end of this thriving campaign, the winners are celebrated at our annual BRBCA Gala Night, an evening of wining, dining and entertainment.

At the end of this thriving campaign, the winners are celebrated at our annual BRBCA Gala Night, an evening of wining, dining and entertainment.