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Jalan Iswahyudi no.4, Balikpapan, Indonesia
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 27
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    Very good
  • 32
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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Seafood Paradise!

It's a good place for those who love seafood, especially crab which locally known as kepiting, look no further. I really like the taste of it. Besides, you can try out other food that served in the restaurant. Definitely worth to visit again in future.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2014
Jacky T
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Went here during a business trip to Balikpapan. It was the most recommended restaurant (so they said). Standard setting, nothing fancy, just get straight to eating seafood. I like the black pepper crab but the others like their garlic crab a lot. I'm just much into garlic. Overall it's okay, nothing much to say about it - but surely a... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

It's a good place for those who love seafood, especially crab which locally known as kepiting, look no further. I really like the taste of it. Besides, you can try out other food that served in the restaurant. Definitely worth to visit again in future.

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Pau, France
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

obviously the best crab in balikpapan... their house made sauce is awsome..... ask for take away if you visit balikpapan they'll wrap it neatly so it will be easy to carry. my preference is a deepfried crab with their sauce, very yummi.... however the restaurant is not a chic place is just good food, call or reserve otherwise you may... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Indescribable deliciousness. The restaurant also serves many different food other than crab. They also take order by phone or special package request, in case you want to hand carry the food with you on the plane.

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indonesia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I heard high taste about this restaurant, but apparently it is avarage, something that you can find in other seafood restaurant. They serve crab with asam manis and lada hitam as their signature dishes. But i would say lada hitam better. The price also standard for crab or seafood, maybe a bit high but reasonable. The restaurant bulding and interior... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Love the blackpepper crab! its a must when you visit balikpapan. they even open in the morning, so when you want on your way to the airport, you can buy as a gift from balikpapan. They even wrap in a box, so its easier for you to hand carry!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

the kepiting lada hitam is to die for! frankly, it tastes better than dandito. I usually buy half portion when I eat there, and take away 1 portion to Jakarta. The packing is neat, and doesn't smell a thing, so it's not an issue to bring it in airplane cabin.

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Bali, Indonesia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

In Balikpapan there is few good restaurants, well this is one of them.. my first choice seafood restaurants after Dandito, they served many seafoods but i recommend the crabs, because they specialized in this menu..

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

The best is i can put phone order the same day on morning and pick it up while going back to the airport. It even taste fresh crab meat even i ate it later that same night. I bought with me one and half portion of black pepper crabs. The meat is fresh and easily ate. Prepared for the hot... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

The way they cooked the crabs had been changed a bit from the last time I got it a few years ago. This time I got smaller crabs with way more expensive price. Sweet and sour sauce which used to be Kenari's best one somehow tasted too sweet. Maybe I will try my luck next time to see whether Kenari... 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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