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Kepiting Kenari

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Jalan Iswahyudi no.4, Balikpapan, Indonesia
0542-76-40-18
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    Very good
  • 41
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  • 6
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Taste of Crab

The service is excellent but so many items on menu not available for strange reasons.The crab soup is best I have ever had but only available one in four visitsand last week we ordered sweet and sour prawns and that was ok but sweet and sour crab not available , as well as no soup which is my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Balikpapan, Indonesia
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Balikpapan, Indonesia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The service is excellent but so many items on menu not available for strange reasons.The crab soup is best I have ever had but only available one in four visitsand last week we ordered sweet and sour prawns and that was ok but sweet and sour crab not available , as well as no soup which is my favourite. The... More 

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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been visiting this place for years whenever i'm having business trip to balikpapan, last time being last month. Aways love their blackpepper crabs, would eat those without rice, could eat for hours..love love Will surely lunch here again on my next trip to town

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Thank heny w
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

The food is so spicy here. If you don't have cholesterol you should try the food in this restaurant. The blackpapper Crab was so spicy here, I think that's good. My favorite one is garlic crab. Unfortunately terrible in services :( be kind to your customers

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Thank nuries s
Bogor
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Here is best taste of Crab Food at Balikpapan, very hot and spicy delicious crab if choose black pepper crab. The menu had many choice others instead crab as main course. Location is great by the sea, but need improvement with the architecture for comfort.

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Thank edhio_mobile
Jakarta
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This restaurant is very popular in Balikpapan. Their special sauce is quite fresh and unique, sweet and sour - with a stint of orange flavour to generate the sour taste. While, the butter-fried crab is quite crispy and tasty. However, the crab tends to be small, and not so meaty. Still, it still worth a visit, to get the taste... More 

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Thank MiG-35
Indonesia
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

My favorite here is "Male Black Pepper Crabs", it is so delicious.If you want to bring it back to your hometown by plane (take away), just mention it, they will pack it for you. If you want to order take away, it is always good to call them first to prepare. What i usually do is call them a day... More 

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Thank Yudho W
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

There many choice for eating crab in Balikpapan. This one is a well-known and one of the oldest restaurant that serves you one. Unfortunately, the service is terrible. They are not friendly.

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Thank Herdiar A
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Pro and cons of Kepiting kenari 1) Compared to Jakarta prices, a plate of male mud crabs cost Rp 220,000 ( Sept 2015 ) quite reasonable , you can share with 3 persons at least The cons 1) The crabs were pre-cooked before being served. Perhaps they sourced large batch of crabs , sorted, cleaned and then processed for cooking,... More 

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Thank Galdan2013
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

My favorite crabs resto in balikpapan. They got better taste than any other crab resto there (perhaps because they are the first crab resto there)

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Thank Ketty H
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This restaurant is known for its specialty in crabs. Love the black pepper one. "Saos padang" is also good choice. For those who are as lazy as me to break crab shell in order to be able enjoying its meat, crab soup is the best.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jalan Iswahyudi no.4, Balikpapan, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Kalimantan  >  East Kalimantan  >  Balikpapan
  • Phone Number: 0542-76-40-18

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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