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Restaurant Borneo

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Ilmarinkatu 8, Tampere, Finland
+358453401722
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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
The closest you can get to authentic Malaysian food in Finland

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Alan T
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Helsinki, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Ilmarinkatu 8, Tampere, Finland
Phone Number: +358453401722
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Western Finland  >  Tampere
Average Prices: USD 18 to 30
Cuisine: Malaysian

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

Price and Cuisine

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

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