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Al-karama, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 454 2329
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant of all time in Dubai. My top picks are usually Iga Balado and Mie Ayam. Majority of food are Indonesian authentic and so rich in taste. Will always be coming back again :)

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Thank Anike M
Lucca, Italy
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207 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Went with my Indonesian wife, so no bluffing here, as she was home culinary-sick due to the fact that we live in Italy. The food is authentic Indonesian without any doubt so if you this is what you are looking for search no longer. Unsophisticated ambience with outside eating that may be spoiled by the occasional fly. Note: i have... More 

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Thank Dario B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

All food Indonesian food here is just the same like home in Indonesia. Never get bored to come to Betawi café, The one in JLT is has nice view as well.

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Thank RidhoiZakariaAchmad
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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96 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Its my fav place for indonesian food. I love the martabak n the sweet martabak, succulent. Definitely will come back.

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Thank Chuyachuya
Dubai
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Since I came to this country 5 years ago immediately friends brought me to this place, they said now you are ok, after sometimes you will crave some Indonesian food. Since then it's my "home food" reliever official place. Here is about this place...I always start with Batagor some kind fried tofu mix dumpling with peanut souce (which is yumm)... More 

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Thank Annisa U
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132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

My only complaint is that the decor cheapens the experience. As the food is 5 star, simple menu with enough choice and not too much. Having read the previous reviews we ordered 4 mains for two (we miss asian food!). The beef/coconut soup was our favourite, the gado gado was a bit spicy for me but husband loved it. Lamb... More 

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Thank Macs-on-the-move
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Try their "Soto Betawi" it's a beef soup in coconut gravy, the taste is very good. and try also the "Es Cendol" it's a traditional sweet beverage made from brown sugar, coconut milk and green pasta. although the place is small, but the ambiance is OK.

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Thank Ricky F
Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

the 'Ketoprak' just tastes exactly like Ketoprak i usually eat in Hometown. really delicious! they also have Indonesian beverages such as Es Cendol which is quite hard to find in UAE. what a heal when you have homesick!

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Thank Rosaline L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2012 via mobile

The location which is shown here is indeed wrong. The right location is as 'Noel_from_india' said. The food is cheap, main courses are approximately 25 dhs, and the food is tasty, but maybe a little simple. We were both happy that we weren't extremely hungry, or else 1 main course might not have been enough.

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Thank Wijnen
Laguna Niguel, California
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

First time in Dubai and though I checked the map on Google, I stil got lost in Karama. Anyway, found a local map and figured out where it is. The place was decent, clean, crowded. Get thre early. Some people who came after us were turned away. The restaurant ran out of food. We got there at 9 pm. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Asian, Indonesian, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Al-karama, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 454 2329

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?