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Unit 2-3, Block B, | Bangunan Hj Abd Rahman, Spg 88, Kiulap, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 6
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best nasi lemak

Frequent if longing for nasi lemak. Good portion at $2 for rendang daging nasi lemak which also include fry anchovies, chili paste, peanuts, cucumber and quarter boil egg. Goes well with teh tarik 1.20. And some local kueh/cake 3pcs fotr $1

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015
Sofian L
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Brunei-Muara District, Brunei Darussalam
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This restaurant is one of the famous restaurant serving Brunei delicacies. However the service is very bad especially during peak hours. Please order all what u want in your first order. Second or repetitive order will not be entertained or it will took the waitress ages for them to deliver your second order.

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Thank Jidah2010
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Frequent if longing for nasi lemak. Good portion at $2 for rendang daging nasi lemak which also include fry anchovies, chili paste, peanuts, cucumber and quarter boil egg. Goes well with teh tarik 1.20. And some local kueh/cake 3pcs fotr $1

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Thank Sofian L
ASEAN
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26 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Great local food! Try Ambuyat, nasi goreng, mee goreng and other brunei & asian dishes. Delicious! Family oriented restaurant.

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Thank LaunchTravel
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We tried the local food "ambuyat" here. The staffs are kind but they will not help you more before you ask. The taste of ambuyat is pretty cool! Worth trying if you have interest and time.

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Thank Hui-Yu C
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Although this restaurant is quite old but the ambuyat here is delicious and they offers set dish so its less headache of what to choose from. The potion here is quite big. For first timer, don't order too many as you haven't get use to the sour and spicy taste of the sauce. Can side order plain rice. Go early... More 

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Thank SW09
Osaka, Japan
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I'm no connoisseur of ambuyat, so it was difficult to evaluate this restaurant. Ambuyat is a gooey translucent substance reminiscent of papier mache paste or a more runny Japanese mochi. The flavour might also resemble papier mache paste. It doesn't have much taste so it just takes on the flavour of whatever you use as dipping sauce or curry. I... More 

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Thank Gerald P
Newcastle, Australia
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94 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by the Hotel. It looked a bit like a café from the outside. When we got the menu it was all in Malay so we required one of the waiters to help. In the end we got a meal for 2 that was quite nice. No idea what it all was but it was good... More 

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Thank Stamrish1
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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39 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Ever tried ambuyat?. its Brunei's local dish, a starchy porridge. If you are really hungry and not really that adventurous then stick to rice (this advise goes to those who took rice as staple food). This restaurant offer a few set dish that you can choose. Again its a bit gluey to me but above all that gluey starchy thing..it's... More 

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Thank RosJgx1283
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Restaurant look very ordinary, humid and warm despite air-conditioned. Service was slow but this was forgiven when the food arrived. The Ambuyat was delicious, fried fish was crispy and tasty, prawn and squid were very fresh. The food was delicious in general. Only criticism was the lime drink was extremely sweet, even after further dilution with water and ice.

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Thank Amorgoong
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50 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Never leave Brunei without try Ambuyat, this is one of the traditional local food in Brunei, I came here with my friends, although the taste just so so for me, but the way of eating Ambuyat is so unique. I had to try few times before I can eat it without chewing.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Unit 2-3, Block B, | Bangunan Hj Abd Rahman, Spg 88, Kiulap, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
  • Location: Asia  >  Brunei Darussalam  >  Brunei-Muara District  >  Bandar Seri Begawan

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  • Cuisine: Asian

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