Kaum — despite being part of the famed Indonesia-based Potato Head Family — first opened in Hong Kong in 2016, then Bali, and finally in Jakarta.
Meaning “clan” or “tribe” in Indonesian, Kaum serves up authentic Indonesian cuisine in small and sharing plates inspired by tribal communities across the archipelago, from their indigenous cooking methods, exotic spices to artisanal ingredients and produce.
The Jakarta outpost is housed in an elegant heritage bungalow ensconced within the upscale Menteng neighbourhood of Central Jakarta, once a Dutch-centric district and abode of high-ranking officials. Oozing with a rustic chicness that complements its colonial charm, Kaum is a joy to dine in. Not surprising that it was voted Restaurant of the Year at the inaugural Jakarta’s Best Eats Awards.