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Makanan Indonesia

4-59 Hardgrave Road, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
07 3846 2111
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Ranked #535 of 2,992 restaurants in Brisbane
Cuisines: Indonesian
Most recent review
- Aug 6, 2014
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Perth
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Having lived in, and travelled extensively throughout, Indonesia I have developed a real taste for Indonesian food. It's a real treat to find a place with all my favourites - rendang, bakso, cap cai... Even their tea is teh sorso, and Indonesian brand so it tastes just like I'm having a meal in my local warung. On too of the... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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89 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

various members of the family have dined here for around 8 years now and the food has always been consistant and outstanding. The setting is very authentic a small shop like area to dine with seating outside on the pavement in a quiet suburb of Brisbane. We had tofu pad thai, mixed noodles, rice, a veg coconut curry, prawn rendang,... More

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Solothurn, Switzerland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Having a friend married to an Indonesian, we go there about 3-4 times a year. It's just a tiny place, so don't wonder if you end up on the footpath, but this is common on busy Hardgrave Road anyway. If you come with an open mind (me as a non-Indonesian) you will be surprised by the different flavors on offer.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

I've been going to Makanan since it opened years ago and the food is still consistently amazing under their master chef Mie Mie. Great place with a family feel. Love it!

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Sambal beef and chilli fried chicken were just fantastic. BYO meant we could have our fave beers with lunch. Very casual and friendly. Don't let looks deceive you - very very tasty Indonesian food.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I've been here a few times now as I've been looking to move into the area. I always feel very welcome and it's very quick service. I've tried most of the vegetarian dishes on the menu and have enjoyed them all - recommend the nasi goreng :-) large servings for a reasonable price. I'm looking forward to having Makanan as... More

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Singapore
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Had lunch with a couple of Indonesian friends visiting and the couple who own the place were very welcoming. The food was authentic although I suspect that some of the dishes were pre-prepared and reheated. Some dishes like rendang tastes better overnight and I totally get that. The fried chicken was tasty but a bit dry for my liking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

We have been to Makanan so many times we have lost count. The food is so delicious that we often crave it on the days after we have gone there. The golden chicken, perkedel, nasi campur, cankung, rendang and belado are our favourites. The previous comments about tasteless food and reheating are such nonsense. We have never been disappointed and... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Since I wrote my last review in December last year I've been back twice, but both times it was very disappointing. I totally agree with one of the reviewers that the food tastes re-heated and dry. I also tasted rancid oil. My friend, who is a vegetarian, couldn't finish her gado-gado as it tasted foul. We won't be going back,... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I have been coming here now once or twice a year for around 8 years and I cannot find fault. Do not expect a 5 star setting but he food is amazing and very honest. Willy is front of house and we think it is wife supervises everything. Chicken satay a starter is to die for...then get Willy to advise... More

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