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KENARI

Balikpapan, Indonesia
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Ranked #10 of 98 restaurants in Balikpapan
Price range: $5 - $10
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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English first
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Dining area is OK. Food quality is fine. The spices are not really 'out-of-this-world' but doable, so the taste are OK too. A little bit pricey for the Crab, but the Crab are Huge.

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indonesia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Kenari restaurant used to be a local legend since the 90s. Visited so many time since it was just a small eateries with black pepper + sour sweet crab as the only thing in the menu. Yet when I came for a late lunch last month after a few years of absent from this city, all those good memories vapors... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Pau, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Balikpapan, Indonesia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

nothing special at all, there was some restaurant with the same menu with the same taste, even at the beach in east kalimantan

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Quick meal preparation time , delicious. Love most the black pepper crab. it only need to prepare extra washtafel, so we don't have to que long to wash hand.

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Balikpapan, Indonesia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

This is one of the overly hyped restaurant in town, since it is very well known among tourists and visitors of Balikpapan. Even though I said it is overly hyped, I gotta admit that the crabs served is far from bad, it is actually quite delicious, but the 'bad' things I noticed lately about KENARI are: 1. The crabs are... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Kepiting Kenari is one of the must try crab restaurant in Balikpapan. The restaurant is located nearby airport. They have Kenari Special Sauce which is more like sweet and sour sauce. If you like it to be more spicy like i do, Blackpepper Sauce is highly recommended. It's quite pricey though, a portion cost us around IDR 250-300k. A lot... More

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