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Jl. Ahmad Yani, Medan 20111, Indonesia
+62 61 4532042
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 119
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
MUST-VISIT

Established in 1929, Tip Top restaurant was a witness of the independence of Indonesia from Netherlands occupation. Located nearby most historical buildings in Medan, adorned with 20s architecture and ornaments, this restaurant has managed to put its name to the top of must-visit restaurants in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Medan, Indonesia
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242 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
pa
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

If you are westerner used to french bakery, this place is nothing special. Its fare can be had at most supermarkets in the West. If you are Asian, its bakery is a treat.

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Adelaide
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120 reviews 120 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Chinese, Indonesian and Western foods are all offered here and the quality of the food was excellent. The service was quick and the food was hot and freshly cooked. They also offer baked goods to take away. We will certainly go again next time we visit Medan!

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Medan, Indonesia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Established in 1929, Tip Top restaurant was a witness of the independence of Indonesia from Netherlands occupation. Located nearby most historical buildings in Medan, adorned with 20s architecture and ornaments, this restaurant has managed to put its name to the top of must-visit restaurants in Medan. Variety of menus to choose from (western, local, chinese) including delicious cakes and homemade... More 

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Medan, Indonesia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Tip Top is one of our family favorite restaurant in Medan. The restaurant offered western, chinesse and Indonesian food. Tip top also famous for its cakes and ice cream. Right now...Tip Top Rest is one of tourist destination in Medan. Not just because their food, but because their old dutch colonial style building. And their location is in front of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The restaurant has existed for decades and thus the decoration is retro. It is always crowded with people dining in as well as packing cakes to go. The food itself is affordable but nothing to shout about.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

This place remembered us to colonial atmosphere in the past while enjoying the meal. The ice cream tasted nice and special because of this atmosphere

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I like the oldies style of this place,the interior ,eksterior , all the old picts of this resto showd its not change much. I amazed when washing my hands, saw the anthique hand dryer and it was working well.

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Tauranga
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Interesting surroundings and history but very average food for lunch. Didn't find it worth the hassle finding the restaurant

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jakarta
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Must try their springroll and the mini tart with old receipes .The price also reasonable .Love it . Place near with the Chinese ancient house Tjong A Fie

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This place is just perfect!! The atmosphere was great, soooo romantic at night. Building and interior are old styled decorated. More importantly, super delicious dessert!!! I did not try the main course, but I definitely try the famous Java ice cream (mocca and rhum flavor) and several variants of cakes. The cakes are old styled, very different compared to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jl. Ahmad Yani, Medan 20111, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Sumatra  >  North Sumatra  >  Medan
  • Phone Number: +62 61 4532042
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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