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Restaurant Borneo

Ilmarinkatu 8, Tampere, Finland
+358453401722
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Ranked #3 of 254 Restaurants in Tampere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $30
Cuisines: Malaysian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Lahr, Germany
Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Borneo is family-run. It has 20 seats only and is a great recommendation for a quick lunch buffet. All freshly cooked with subtle seasoning: Beef, pork, poultry, Malay pancake, vegetables and salad - I liked it all. Nothing is insipid, they only cook small portions, thus all was very freshly cooked. Very friendly and positive service. All for 10 €... More

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Tampere, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I've had dinner and lunch at restaurant Borneo several times, and have always been overwhelmed by the exotic flavors, quality of the food and friendly service. A large selection of excellent dishes (most lactose- and glutenfree, also vegetarian dishes) for a low price. Tasty, diverse lunch buffet for a bargain (10 euros)! I do agree with most of my fellow... More

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Tampere
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This smallish restaurant is one of my favorites in Tampere. I've been here many times, and the only occasions I've left the place disappointed were those when I couldn't get the table. The restaurant serves Malaysian dishes: this time I took chicken with spicy sambal sauce and loved the taste. Service was this time perhaps a bit slow, but really... More

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Tampere, Finland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I bought two starters and two main courses as a take away last saturday afternoon. As the restaurant was quite packed, it took a while to get my order and the member of the staff, a friendly young woman, was very sorry about it. The dishes were very good, especially the spicy laksa, and they were reasonably priced; The total... More

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Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Luckily we reserved a table beforehand as the place was already full at 17 on Sat night and the place was not big. All 4 portions (2 starters + 2 main) where fantastic and the whole meal including 4 beers was only 65€! Highly recommended!

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Oulu, Finland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This was my first visit to this restaurant. In the past, in the same place used to be more expensive place, so I did not choose it. The owner has been change and the place is over all better. This was a positive surprise. There was a small, but interesting buffet table with different tastes of males giving a good... More

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Spain ...... but Scottish
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118 reviews 118 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

After reading the excellent reviews on TA we found the restaurant at exactly 8.00pm on Sat evening .......... there were people still eating and the smells were delicious .........however we were turned away, very disappointed ..........Be warned!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Lunch (10€) was very tasty and service friendly. Place is quite a small so prepare to wait for a table. I recommend very warmly.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went to Restaurant Borneo based on reviews we read here and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent, we wished there was a similar restaurant at home. The menu was vey helpful with explanations. We would certainly visit again if we were in Tampere. I don't really have any previous experience with Malay food but if it is... More

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Espoo
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79 reviews 79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a small restaurant at the edge of marketplace Tammelantori. In the evening the place was rather empty, but there were several persons for takeaway food. The food was really nice and tasty and the menu gave good explanations of the dishes. Beef Rendang turned out to be one of our favorites, but the other plates were good, too.... More

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