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Restaurant Borneo

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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Asian food in town!

Borneo is simply the best! Whether you want to have lunch, take away or eat at the restaurant, Borneo is the place to go. The authentic Malesian cuisine is awesome. The staff is nice and friendly. It takes a while to get your order, but that is simply because they always (excluding lunch buffet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Olli K
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Tampere, Finland
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Tampere, Finland
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Borneo is simply the best! Whether you want to have lunch, take away or eat at the restaurant, Borneo is the place to go. The authentic Malesian cuisine is awesome. The staff is nice and friendly. It takes a while to get your order, but that is simply because they always (excluding lunch buffet) prepare your food after the order.... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This small restaurant is the only one serving Malaysian food in Tampere. The lunch buffet is great. Always really good service.

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Tampere, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Just love it! The food was good. Serving played well. We ate a three-course dinner. The place is small, so it is advisable on weekends to make a table reservation.

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Tampere, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I'm a regular customer and this is probably the most consistently good lunch restaurant in town, and have been for a few years. Tasty, authentic and plentiful in variety. Keep up the good work, we'll keep on coming. Only small drawback, sometimes it is tough to get a space to sit. Bigger premises one day would be probably still a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This tiny restaurant is one of my favourites. The rainforest sounds - ambient music track might sound a bit cheesy at first, but it's part of the place's charm. The food tastes gorgeous, this far I've loved every single dish. It is to be noted, that the portion sizes are huge and the foods are spicy. Pretty much all of... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Malaysian food is still not as popular as other Asian food like Thai, Chinese, Indian, Japanese food, so it's rather hard to find it outside of the country. There had been a few Malaysian restaurant in Finland but the menu comes closer to Chinese rather than Malaysian. I had heard about Borneo from word of mouth of other Malaysians living... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Very tasty noodle foods, friendly service, would wish for a vegan noodle dish, though (maybe it is available nowadays, I don't know). A very good alternative to a thai or chinese restaurant if you'd like a change :) Not too spicy & not too boring. Also take-away :)

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Deggendorf, Germany
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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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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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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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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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