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Cafe Aras

Jl. A. Mappanyuki 64, Rantepao, Indonesia
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Ranked #1 of 5 restaurants in Rantepao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
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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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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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed my experience at this cafe. It's a tad more expensive than the others in Rantepao, but justifiably so as they offer the best food quality and atmosphere. It does get a bit crowded in the evenings with all the foreigners though.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

we (my parents and my girlfriend) stayed in rantepao for 4 night. we had dinner evey night there. it is a nice place the food is good and with a wide choice. We even order the local food that takes a few hours to be cooked once. (the pork and the chicken one): - we booked in the afternoon -... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The food here is not that nice. The pizza and springrolls where horrible. The avocado with shrimps is nice though. For drinks, this is by far the nicest place in Rantepao.

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München
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

The pros: waiters speak and understand english well enough delicious, fresh, natural juices (avocado with choclate is recommanded) The cons: yes the buffalo steak is tough an no pleasure as also the pepper sauce is watery customers are mostly tourists (not a real con if you prefer their company :-)

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Llangrove, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The service here is great, the people are friendly and I dare say that during the tourist season this place has a good hubbub around it. However, during the quieter season of March it was relatively peaceful and devoid of atmosphere. Most importantly I found the food to be mediocre at best. Their attempt at a pizza were dubious to... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Brought here by my guide, who liked to hang out here with other guides. Arranged for local toraja food for supper which required pre-ordering. Pork in Black (fruit) sauce and Chicken roasted in Bamboo. ALso tried the Buffalo Steak, which I think must have been skirt - certainly very thin but plenty of all dishes and all very tasty and... More

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Wisconsin
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247 reviews 247 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My first meal at Cafe Aras was voted the best dish on the table by the guy who tried them all. I ordered the pamarasan fish (in black sauce). It was a huge portion, and the sauce was so good. My friends liked their pork steak, the pamarasan pork, and other dishes. But on my second visit, a friend and... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Went there 3 times during our 4 days stay. Pork on bamboo was really good (order in the morning) but chicken cooked the same way was terrible... the days we didn't book previously everything took forever to come and some dishes never came at all... nice decoration and friendly staff.

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Very nice decor, good service and friendly staff. the food is great but forget western food. We had pizza one night, sweet breaded base and ketchup instead of tomato sauce... was not the "best pizza" as described by Lonely planet :)

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Ubud, Indonesia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

On the last night of my business trip I finally brought myself to have a shot at Cafe Aras. It looked quite nice from the road and I wanted to see it up close. We arrived late in the evening and only a few people frequented the place. Actually, all the guests where foreigners and this is why this place... More

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