Gunpowder Kitchen & Bar’s Grand Opening Party

If you love all about Indian cuisine, you need to visit Gunpowder Kitchen & Bar. The new much-talked-about restaurant from ISMAYA group threw its grand opening party on February 28, celebrating its origins under the theme “Once Upon A Time In Bollywood”.

Taking its guests on a night-long Indian festivity, the party featured entertaining performances from Abey & Acel, up-and-coming singer Baila Fauri, DJ Harrish which kept the guests singing and dancing through night. Adding to the excitement was a Henna session by the city’s best Henna artist, Ima Habsyi, as well as a surprise modern Indian dance flash mob by the Forever Dance Crew.

And what would be a party without free-flowing cocktails and canapes à la Gunpowder? The signature cocktail choice was the sweet, sour, and chilly “Mumbai Express” and a refreshing Johnny Walker-based highball cocktail, while the canapes were a mix of chicken or cheese-filled naan bread.

The event was attended by VIPs—most of them coming from the Indian community-based in Jakarta—who were granted early access during sunset and filled the venue with their Indian dress codes; creating an exotic and extravagant spectacle. The night was not only filled with laughter’s and euphoric exchanges but also coming together in celebration of the taste of India.

The Perfect Indian Restaurant In Jakarta

Tucked in the corner of Plaza Indonesia Mall Level 1, Gunpowder Kitchen & Bar offers fusions of Indian dishes and beverages without overlooking its roots—curated by Michelin Star Chef Manjunath Mural. Some of the highly recommended choices would be the Truffle Cheese Naan Bread, Gunpowder Nachos for appetizers, Smokey Beef Short Ribs and the Biryani Rice–back to basics dishes with an Indian twist.

While the food makes one of the best Indian dishes in town, the signature cocktails are truly exceptional. Try the Jalapeno-infused “Mumbai Express”, the smooth taste of the “Lychee Elaichee”, and the self-titled signature cocktail, “The Gunpowder”, that will surely give you a sensation like never before when enjoying a cocktail.

The place itself also offers a warm, luxurious, and homey atmosphere that’s not just fit for all-day dining but also for chilling at any time of the day. Thanks to its location, it poses one of the best sceneries there is in Jakarta: an extravagant low angle view of the Selamat Datang Monument.

Whether you’re planning to have lunch, dinner, or just drinks, Gunpowder Kitchen & Bar is the perfect place to be.