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2026 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1006
+1 510-841-0884
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11:00 - 09:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 09:00
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

I have eaten real Indonesian food both in Java and Bali, and at good quality restaurants in the US and Amsterdam. This is NOT what Indonesian food should be! Fried noodles are worse than some fast food Chinese at a mall. Eggplant so oily it was not worth eating. Krupuk in gado-gado not crisp. Add tho that extremely slow service,... More 

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1 Thank Roseleaf
Princeton, New Jersey
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Having lived there, I can vouch for the quality & taste. Try the Rendang, Nasi Lemak etc. for real Indonesian flavors. Must try for food enthusiasts. Be patient, don;t complain about service.

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Thank Paresh B
Berkeley, California
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

I was just told about this place that had disclaimers about the spice levels of the Indonesian food. I had to give it a try with abuddy who loves hot and spicy foods. We were discouraged by the owner not to go above '2 pepper' rating for chili heat. He said try it, next time you order it hotter if... More 

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Thank UncleChuckles
United States
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174 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

First time came there I ordered Empek-empek and Es teller. Empek-empek taste bad not as my expectation but my drink wad good. Second times I ordered other food because I knew their Empek-empek not worth to buy, so I ordered lontong cap go meh and taste really good and I enjoyed it. Third times I orderd bakso and it was... More 

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Thank Tina B
Fremont, CA
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2015

Come with lowered expectations and be careful about what you order, and you may be pleasantly surprised. Bring wipes. High chair for our grandson was filthy, and the place doesn't sparkle. The 12 course rijsttafel for the five of us ranged from good to poor dishes. The two krupuks served were not fresh, satays were excellent, terrible gado-gado, several dishes... More 

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Thank FriendlyTraveler001
Berkeley, California
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2014

I have visited this place twice which the last visit was two weeks ago with my friends for a dinner. On the first visit, I was so disappointed because the food wasn't like I expected since I'm an Indonesian who always had original Indonesian cuisine in my country. After being disappointed on the first visit that happened four months earlier... More 

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1 Thank KevinWijaya
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

I went with my wife to introduce her to Indonesian food. We got a rijsttafel (sample of 12 different dishes) for two in this small (family owned?)restaurant. Compared to the Indonesian dishes I know the quality of the food was very tasty. The rijsttafel for two was so much that we ended up taking half of it home to enjoy... More 

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Thank Dutch A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

I am Indonesian and I thought the food was OK . I went with my friend and the total price for our food was about $33. We gave $40 and the server did not give back our change assuming we would left the change for tips. Honestly, this is the WORST service in the history of restaurant. How can you... More 

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San Francisco
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116 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Today we enjoyed the kroepoek, chicken satay, tempeh, roti and the loempia. All were very good, lots of satay sauce with everything. Will be back.

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Thank Paraplu
Fremont, California
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274 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

Dined here with my daughter who is a UCB student last night. My daughter was raving about this place as being the top rated Indonesian restaurant in the bay area and quoting several great reviews - which raised my expectations about the food and service to begin with. Here is my assessment - fair and square when compared with other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Asian, Indonesian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 09:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 09:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 09:00
Thursday
11:00 - 09:00
Friday
11:00 - 09:00
Saturday
11:00 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2026 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1006
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-841-0884

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?