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Cahaya Lestari

Jln. Mangga Besar Raya No. 87, Jakarta 11180, Indonesia (Setiabudi)
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Ranked #127 of 5,099 restaurants in Jakarta
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout
Neighborhood: Setiabudi
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Jakarta, Indonesia
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Its an old school chinese food restaurant. Their menu is familiar for most of old chinese people. Their specialty is Fish soup, you can add tofu as compliment on the soup. Beside fish soup, you also have to order yam ha, eel with fumak, and also babat jari (I don't know the name in english).

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

this chinese food restaurant is a must try restaurant. Sop Kepala Ikan, Babat, Udang Yam Ha is highly recommend dishes. My family like to eat here,Delicious food,atmosphere is okay,but the service is not too good especially if all seats are full and to find parking space in here is a little bit difficult at night.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I ate here with my uncle and he ordered everything for us, and everything was really good. I especially love the fish soup! It's very very tasty and just right. I tend to prefer my soups not made from seafood but this one is an exception. But here, the broth is heavenly. I can even eat the whole thing myself... More

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Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

It's a real Hakka cuisine to eat in Jakarta, the food is delicious. You must try the pork with salted vegetable, the fish head soup, the eel with siongmak, and the glass prawn are all very nice. The place was peaked on the dinner time. It's located on Hayam Wuruk street which one of the most popular street in the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

The specialty cuisine of this restaurant is fish soup. In my opinion, it's the best fish soup in Jakarta, a must try menu. You can also taste one of the best Chinese food in this restaurant

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The place always full. The taste is great and its specialization with soup fish. Recomended! Hakka people love to eat at these place. One of famous and delicious chinese restaurant in jakarta

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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Chinese style fish head soup.. and other Hakka chinese food. Love to go there.... price is acceptable.. Old style management restaurant.,

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Jakarta, Indonesia
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

Cahaya lestari specializes in hakka cuisine. Almost all of their foods are nice and worth to try but its fish head soup is worth a particular mention, delicious, with white broth and vegetables, a truly delight.. dont expect nice luxurious interior in this place, but people come here to eat and they know what they're expecting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

If you are looking for homemade chinese food, here is the right place, they serve fish head soup!! Verry yummy and not stinky!! And i love fried eel with fu mak vege...

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012 via mobile

The name of the restaurant changed to "sinar lestari" Old skool chinese food,the yam ha,angsio tofu,saklon (bullfrog?),fried noodle with chive is good Though i read so many good reviews on the fish soup,i find it so so,the fish that i got in my soup smells a bit like kerosene,maybe i was not lucky :(

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