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Restaurant Borneo

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Asian, Chinese, Malaysian
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Ilmarinkatu 8, Tampere, Finland
+358453401722
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 58
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  • 25
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty meal in a small space

The Malaysian food, Mee Goreng for me and Rendang for my partner, was good and the service quick, even though there were new customers walking through the door and looking for vacant tables every now and then. I thought some extra space was needed for that crowd! :) But no wonder they came: our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Eissu
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Tampere, Finland
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Tampere, Finland
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Malaysian food, Mee Goreng for me and Rendang for my partner, was good and the service quick, even though there were new customers walking through the door and looking for vacant tables every now and then. I thought some extra space was needed for that crowd! :) But no wonder they came: our taste buds and tummies weren't disappointed.... More 

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Thank Eissu
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent choice if one is interested oriental cuisine. The food is quite good and quite affordable. Staff speak English and are very helpful and communicative.

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Thank momeeted
Eastern Finland, Finland
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is very small and seems to be very popular. The buffet did not have many veg choices unfortunately, but the ones they had were nice. Friendly service.

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Thank Soleilsaree
Tampere, Finland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've never eaten in Borneo, I always get take-aways since I live nearby and it's usually pretty crowded. It's a great restaurant. The food is amazing (and big portions and the staff are super friendly. I do recommend this place to anyone visiting Tampere. Haven't checked out the lunch yet but I've heard it's pretty good!

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Thank Natalie S
Tampere, Finland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I've been to this restaurant numerous times. Lunch, dinner and takeaway. The food here is very good, but since I almost always order the same meal I can't of course state that as a general fact. However since my absolutely delicious choice, Kari Ayam, has been excellent every single time I don't see why there other options wouldn't be great.... More 

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Thank Tuomas L
Helsinki, Finland
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

A really small place. The staff seemed to be highly overloaded; we had to wait for about 30 minutes before we could place our orders and an other 30 minutes to get our food. At one point the waiter, who was also a cashier, a cleaner and a kitchen assistant, came to tell us that one of the dishes could... More 

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Thank JWK42
Tampere, Finland
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Ravintola Borneo is a small restaurant near Emil Aaltonen Park, approximately 1km from Tampere's railway station. By bus, you can take #2 from the city centre to the direction of Rauhaniemi. I was expecting a typical Chinese buffet (similar to other Asian restaurants in Tampere who are claiming that they specialize in Thai or Vietnamese dishes). Borneo was definitely a... More 

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Thank Jujubox26
wallisellen
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Authentic food from Borneo, excellent quality, moderate prices. laksa is to recommend, it is exactly the way it is in Borneo.

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Thank worni
Helsinki, Finland
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163 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Borneo was a wonderful experience. Very friendly service and absolutely tasty Malaysian food. The only problem in this restaurant is the problem of choice. So many different and delicious dishes. You want to come back and taste another and another and still they have something extremely good that you have not yet tasted.

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Thank Juhani K
Mississauga, Canada
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The food served here are excellent examples of Malaysian cuisine, with rich flavors and aromas. The lunch buffet offers an excellent way to sample different Malaysian dishes. A la carte dinner have both main dishes as well as noodles and rice. Some dishes meant to be spicy hot are slightly toned down for the average diner. Various chilli sauces can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ilmarinkatu 8, Tampere, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Pirkanmaa  >  Tampere
  • Phone Number: +358453401722

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 30
  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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