Our vision is to present a rich, deeply passionate showcase of traditional Indonesian cuisine in a contemporary experience that reflects the developing and creative nature of Indonesian culture.
Nusantara means archipelago in bahasa Indonesia and with an estimated over 17,000 islands, 1,300 tribes, 300 local languages, 3,000 cuisines, its diversity is what makes the country.
Our Nusantara is an ethno-culinary portrait of the country. Yet we represent more than just the food itself – also the local ingredients, cooking techniques, serving style and rituals that all make up the heritage and culinary culture.
Our menus cover certain regions of Indonesia, where some of the strongest recipes and culinary inspirations originate. Many of our dishes are lesser-known, very local, and often not commonly found outside of those regions. Key to this is our ongoing research in discovering lost recipes, techniques, and dishes that have been forgotten or no longer practiced. Our team is bringing these back to life.
As the sister restaurant to Locavore, Nusantara benefits from the same supply chains of very high-quality ingredients, organic and heritage produce, support for local farmers, and of course, only Indonesian ingredients.