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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
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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31 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The food is great and the staff are pleasant and friendly. The cafe seems to be a meeting point for travellers to share their stories and while I was there a young man began strumming his guitar. A relaxed place offering the best food in Rantepao.

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Barcelona, Spain
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Under my opinion this is the best option in Rantepao. The service is good and fast (and this is strange in Rantepao, where you usually have to wait for more than one hour for the first dish). The food is very good and the atmosphere excellent. I recomend you make a reservation because the restaurant is usually full. Nonetheless, the... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We came here on our last night in Toraja hoping for some good meals and good times. But we were expecting too much. The place is nice, but the food just terrible and way overpriced. The buffalo steak was super chewy, the veggies that came with it was pale looking and just tasteless, and the fries was so soggy from... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Cafe Aras looks different, that's why so many tourist come here. I can imagine. But the food is realy not very good. The staff had a great difficulty of getting the food on the tabel. So if you are with six, one is already finished and the other still waiting. Iam sure the the more simple restaurant have much better... More 

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Sulawesi, Indonesia
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

One and the only great Cafe for a foreign tourism, the waitress and the owner are so pleased to serve the guest, the menu use an english version so the foreign tourism know exactly what they want to order and eat. warning this cafe not for a Moslem coz it contained a pork..!!

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San Francisco, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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7 reviews 7 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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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Address: Jl. A. Mappanyuki 64, Rantepao, Indonesia
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Sulawesi  >  South Sulawesi  >  Rantepao
Cuisine: International

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