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Tip Top Restaurant

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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: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 179
    Very good
  • 84
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Favorite with locals - cake was disappointing

Oldest restaurant in Medan. Great selection of Indonesian and Chinese food as well as international beer. Hot plate fish and BBQ chicken were delicious - remember to order your rice as it's not included! Disappointed with the cake. All pieces we had were not tasty and they were too dry - there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
roundtheworldnback
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Melbourne, Australia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I guess this is good food and place to hang out for local,but the food is not that great for me though .The service is below par too , i think this place is overated

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Thank awen00
Bekasi, Indonesia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oldest Resto in medan. had quite an expectation when i went there. but not in reality. no hospitality. taste not bad, but only some of the dishes. main courses mainly good, but not the same with the appetizer, or dessert. Bad choice for money spending session.

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Thank Eric S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well known & big name old colonial restaurant in Medan City Centre with lots of menu to choose from foods, drinks untill deserts. Services is great with all waiters wearing a unique colonial uniform, they looks awesome but unfortunately me and my Medan friends wasnt so satisfied with their foods as it was so bland without any spicyness as... More 

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Thank Abjourn
Medan, Indonesia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Besides the most favourite traditional cake in town, it is located in the centre of the town. The restaurant is very unique and traditional. During night time, there will be live band who sings local traditional songs.

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Thank Merloyy
Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Oldest restaurant in Medan. Great selection of Indonesian and Chinese food as well as international beer. Hot plate fish and BBQ chicken were delicious - remember to order your rice as it's not included! Disappointed with the cake. All pieces we had were not tasty and they were too dry - there was not enough creme or chocolate on either... More 

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Thank roundtheworldnback
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This restaurant has long history and still made the ice cream in traditional way. The price is a bit expensive if compare with the local ice cream restaurant, but it still taste delicious.

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Thank Veve9588
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Baked with traditional oven, the texture of each cakes remain classic and unforgettable. They serve foods from the deutsche to indonesian, every menu is a must try!

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Thank carinelim
Singapore
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

They serve the old-fashioned butter cakes that I had when I was a child. Taste wise, it was nothing to shout about but oh boy does it bring back memories! The java ice cream cake is very very good. Highly recommended dessert place in Medan :)

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Thank chiyochan
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

I like the music performance from Tip top restaurant. They are singing and playing music happily. Best surrounding for visitor. The food is also good. Lots of cake and ice cream too. The waitress also so informative about the food content in case the visitor is not Rum eater.

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Thank Donna R
Jakarta, Indonesia
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Located at the heart of Medan Old Town area, you can satisfy yourself with many heritage building such as Tjong a Fie mansion, London Sumatera building, Bank Indonesia building, former major office building (now Hotel Aston), and many abandoned colonial building. Known as Kesawan area, Tip Top is located opposite of Hotel Kesawan Jalan Ahmad Yani, close to Tjong A... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, European, Asian, Indonesian, American, Dutch

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?