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Cafe Aras

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Jl. A. Mappanyuki 64, Rantepao, Indonesia
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Café Aras is een nieuw restaurant in de hoofdstraat van Rantepao. De...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Vegetarian options

Good vegetarian food available. A few options on the menu. Good service. Everyone speaks english. Nice restaurant. You can sit alfresco or inside. Centrally located. Clean.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
bianca455
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Bern, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Bern, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Good vegetarian food available. A few options on the menu. Good service. Everyone speaks english. Nice restaurant. You can sit alfresco or inside. Centrally located. Clean.

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Rantepao, Indonesia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

They known what the tourist want. They gave a good service and delicious food. Overall, the staff are very friendly and nice smile. Good job guys ! Cayooo

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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

Really nice decoration and ambience... Good juices and shakes... Buffalo steak... We heard them smashing the meat from the dinning room: maybe it was frozen, maybe it's the way to do it... The thing is that you can't expect a good cut of meat, coz it is not, and it was overcooked. Nice presentation with the hot stone by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I've been in Cafe Aras...and I ate indonesian foods...it was delicious...I've never found it before...I ate a lot until I was full...I can't walk to go home...so,my friend drop me in my homestay...I hope,I can back to Cafe Aras again...sometime later...

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Been in Toraja for 1 week...and started craving for non local food that having taste close to its original taste! It's quite difficult to find a decent place for just having pasta, cakes and pizza. I gave 4 ratings for this place since it's a hidden gem in Toraja. Worth try!

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Bensheim
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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Utrecht
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221 reviews 221 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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63 helpful votes 63 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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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