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Jl. A. Mappanyuki 64, Rantepao, Indonesia
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Ranked #2 of 8 Restaurants in Rantepao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Café Aras is een nieuw restaurant in de hoofdstraat van Rantepao. De eigenaar, Aras (arasparura@yahoo.com) is tevens een soort hoofd van de gidsen in de stad en handelt in antiek. Het restaurant is mooi ingericht met veel antieke versieringen aan de muren.Op de kaart staan zowel Indonesische (inclusief Toraja) gerechten als Westerse gerechten (steaks, pasta, pizza). Wij hebben er twee maal heerlijk gegeten, zijn ook Australiërs tegen gekomen die dolenthousiast waren over de steaks, maar ook het Indonesische eten was erg lekker.Ik had ook de indruk dat er veel gasten waren die na één bezoek vrijwel elke dag dat ze in Rantepao zijn daar eten.Is zeer zeker een vermelding waard. Iets duurder restaurant, maar zeker het beste waar ik in Rantepao gegeten heb.
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Two friends and me went there during our trip through Sulawesi. I decided to take the Buffalo Steak, one of my friends as well. We both good food poisoning the night after, which is a clear sign that we good it from there. Be aware guys! The place is overpriced and for that shouldn't provide food poisoning. A place that... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Aras is a very nice bar, and the boss as all other people we met there are supernice! BUT, we met one guide there you should stay away from: Henrik Vogelsang...This old man pretends to be "different than all the other guides" and tells you "you are here to have a nice holiday, so we of course do what ever... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant options in Rantepao are limited (apparently, most locals mostly eat at home) and the Cafe Aras is a welcome alternative to the rather lame hotel buffet options.

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216 reviews 216 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Decent restaurant in the center of the city where you will see the same faces during dinner that you saw visiting the attractions during the day. The interior is nicely decorated, there is free WiFi and the meals are good, although not special. The grilled fish we had one day was pretty badly burned (a few mm of hard black... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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157 reviews 157 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had a few meals - coffee, lunch and dinner - in Cafe Aras on different days during our stay in Rantepao. Every time we left happy and satisfied of our visit. The staff are very friendly and somewhat attentive. They helped us out to find a guide who was actually just sitting at the front and had not hassled... More 

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Rantepao, Indonesia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

I just arrive in rantepao and I went to cafe aras to try the culiner,and what I found there...wow,funtastic ! Overall is excellent...Sometime later,I'll back here and try something else...hope always success and cayo...

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Terrigal, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Definitely, the most stylish and best food in town. The restaurant has large and small tables with tasteful Toraja decorations on the wall. The food is great and the staff quiet but friendly! The atmosphere is friendly. It is a great social spot as in the evenings, the locals play guitar, sing and all are invited to join in and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Great coffee. We had a night time singalong with the Torajan guys, they know a surprisingly large repertoire of recent pop songs. Good food. Costs a little more than average on that street but great setting and good free Wifi

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Worst tofu and tempeh in Indonesia. All is reheated and flaccid in the mixed dish. We also took a dish of coconut prawns which was a pudding of small pieces of prawn. It is also quite expensive for Indonesia.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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153 reviews 153 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Only tourists visit this place, that should have been a warning. Professional service, nice ambience, cold beer, but the food is the worst we had on our Indonesia trip. We had the nasi campur but that was obviously the wrong choice when I read the other reviews, for it tasted like nothing.

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Address: Jl. A. Mappanyuki 64, Rantepao, Indonesia
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Sulawesi  >  South Sulawesi  >  Rantepao
Cuisine: International

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