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Jalan Iswahyudi no.4, Balikpapan, Indonesia
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
delicious crab at balikpapan

If You visit to Balikpapan you must try crab crab , if it feels smooth and good . yes a bit expensive but yes according to taste. Put Your phone and than eat crab with smile....

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
indra m
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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

If You visit to Balikpapan you must try crab crab , if it feels smooth and good . yes a bit expensive but yes according to taste. Put Your phone and than eat crab with smile....

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

You should try this resto. The best food is fried crabs. Can not describe with any word. For asam manis crab is too sweet like you drink ice tea with lots of sugar...dont order if you dont like sweet food. Try the local orange juice.....will complete your day..you can take away to your home town with min 1 day order... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

probably the restaurant over stocking the crab, and the customers are not as crowded as expected, so the crab was simply put in the shelf/fish tank a bit too long, therefore the meat is not solid/firm

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The best menu is kepiting goreng kering and kepiting lada hitam. The famous sauce crab (kepiting saos special kenari) is ok for me, but too sweet and strange for my friends. However the deep fried one and the black pepper one are always receiving good comments. They are famous for the freshness of the material, not the seasonings. The crabs... More 

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Shenyang, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I heard from my friends, Balikpapan famous by its crab especially in here.. so on my business trip, i went here to taste the crab.. i ordered 2 crab menu, one is with kenari sauce (sweet & sour) the other is padang sauce.. Trust me, you have to taste the kenari sauce, its really delicious and fresh!! For me, the... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

‎A food joint that worth your visit while you're in Balikpapan.  Serving crabs as the main menu ingredients, and not just crabs but you can choose from meat-packed male crabs or eggs filled female crabs or both of course. It offers a series of souce choice and my favorites are sweet-and-sour, black pepper, and spicy padang souce - in no... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The price is ok not to expensive. The taste was delicious but i think is not fresh food because when we order Crab not all menu ready and for blackpepper menu was cold. But still the best crab resto in town.

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Balikpapan, Indonesia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

this resto is my favourite if i want to eat crab.. the crab was so big.. so 1 portion you can eat 2-4 person.. my favourite is fried crab and sweet sour crab.. the onething that problem is the price so expensive..so we can not go to this place quiet often :D tips : if you having trouble to open... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Actually, I'm not a crab eater. But since this is the signature food from Balikpapan, so everyone will ask you to bring this food. They have some choice of flavor, include padang sauce and black pepper sauce.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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27 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

You must not miss trying crab when visiting Balikpapan. Kepiting Kenari is one of the most favourite place you should go. They cook the crab in many different ways, amongst the favourite are: sweet&sour sauce, fried with garlic and black pepper. You can also choose between the male or female crab, the female one comes with the egg if you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jalan Iswahyudi no.4, Balikpapan, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Borneo  >  East Kalimantan  >  Balikpapan

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Chinese

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