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Restaurant Borneo

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Ilmarinkatu 8, Tampere, Finland
+358453401722
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Unforgettable Malay Food

One of my favourite place to visit whenever I'm in Tampere is Borneo Ravintola. I was literally trying all the dishes they offer and more than half (at least) make me obsessed with Malay cuisine. With an ambrosial aroma and delightful bursting flavours, Kari Laksa is such a treat especially under... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Sophie L
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Deggendorf, Germany
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Deggendorf, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

One of my favourite place to visit whenever I'm in Tampere is Borneo Ravintola. I was literally trying all the dishes they offer and more than half (at least) make me obsessed with Malay cuisine. With an ambrosial aroma and delightful bursting flavours, Kari Laksa is such a treat especially under the Finnish cold weather. The creamy coconut soup blends... More 

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Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Worth a try, you will not be disappoined. Good value for money......................................

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Finland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Food was excellent and we have been here couple of times now for lunch.Amazing service and great food.

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Kangasala, Finland
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37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Restaurant Borneo is located next to Tammelantori. It is a small family restaurant for only 20 customers at the same time. So, I strongly recommend to book a table because it is very often fully booked. But notice, they close quite early, at 8 p.m. also on Friday and Saturday. The food is excellent, Malaysian cuisines. I tried Chicken Satay... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Tammelan tori (Tammela market square) area east of the railway station of Tampere is not the most cheerful place on a gloomy February Saturday when the market place is already closed. We had tried to get in and try this Malesian restaurant for their tofu claypot dish recommended by a vegan site, but in vain since it was Sunday. The... More 

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Tampere
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

It is amazing how the food in Borneo can always surprise me: always different tastes, always so delicious. Lunch time it tends to be crowded, and looks like they are very busy afternoons and evenings too. Take away very popular. Service always friendly and efficient!

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Restaurant Borneo has become our favorite place for take-away meals, because they offer delicious food for the same price as you would pay for an everyday pizza. Especially the lunch buffet is a bargain, and you can choose from a large variety of tasty dishes. The service is friendly and the restaurant has a nice atmosphere, so maybe next time... More 

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Geneva, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We were looking for a Chinese restaurant that I had dined at previously, but I couldn't find it. Then we saw Borneo and decided to give it a try. As noted above, I had never eaten Malaysian food before, and I'm not into spicy foods, but my colleague helped me pick something that wasn't too spicy. I can't remember the... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Went to this place with some friends a few weeks ago. The restaurant is tiny, but quite cosy and the service was very good throughout the lunch. The waitress was professional and very friendly, was smiling and welcomed us nicely. We ordered a mixed wonton starter to share, mains and dessert. The taste of the food was good, apart from... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Went here in October on a weekend for lunch. The food was very tasty. The atmosphere was okay, but nothing special. I want to go again, but more for the food than the place itself. This just didn't feel like the place I'd go for a romantic dinner. Hard to explain, it's just a feeling.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 30
  • Cuisine: Malaysian

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