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2026 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
510 841-0884
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Dining options: Dinner

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Awesome Indonesian food

Having lived there, I can vouch for the quality & taste. Try the Rendang, Nasi Lemak etc. for real Indonesian flavors. Must try for food enthusiasts. Be patient, don;t complain about service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Paresh B
Princeton, New Jersey
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Princeton, New Jersey
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Having lived there, I can vouch for the quality & taste. Try the Rendang, Nasi Lemak etc. for real Indonesian flavors. Must try for food enthusiasts. Be patient, don;t complain about service.

Thank Paresh B
Berkeley, California
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I was just told about this place that had disclaimers about the spice levels of the Indonesian food. I had to give it a try with abuddy who loves hot and spicy foods. We were discouraged by the owner not to go above '2 pepper' rating for chili heat. He said try it, next time you order it hotter if... More 

Thank UncleChuckles
United States
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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

First time came there I ordered Empek-empek and Es teller. Empek-empek taste bad not as my expectation but my drink wad good. Second times I ordered other food because I knew their Empek-empek not worth to buy, so I ordered lontong cap go meh and taste really good and I enjoyed it. Third times I orderd bakso and it was... More 

Thank Tina B
Fremont, CA
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Come with lowered expectations and be careful about what you order, and you may be pleasantly surprised. Bring wipes. High chair for our grandson was filthy, and the place doesn't sparkle. The 12 course rijsttafel for the five of us ranged from good to poor dishes. The two krupuks served were not fresh, satays were excellent, terrible gado-gado, several dishes... More 

Thank FriendlyTraveler001
Jakarta, Indonesia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I have visited this place twice which the last visit was two weeks ago with my friends for a dinner. On the first visit, I was so disappointed because the food wasn't like I expected since I'm an Indonesian who always had original Indonesian cuisine in my country. After being disappointed on the first visit that happened four months earlier... More 

Thank KevinWijaya
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I went with my wife to introduce her to Indonesian food. We got a rijsttafel (sample of 12 different dishes) for two in this small (family owned?)restaurant. Compared to the Indonesian dishes I know the quality of the food was very tasty. The rijsttafel for two was so much that we ended up taking half of it home to enjoy... More 

Thank Dutch A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I am Indonesian and I thought the food was OK . I went with my friend and the total price for our food was about $33. We gave $40 and the server did not give back our change assuming we would left the change for tips. Honestly, this is the WORST service in the history of restaurant. How can you... More 

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San Francisco
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117 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Today we enjoyed the kroepoek, chicken satay, tempeh, roti and the loempia. All were very good, lots of satay sauce with everything. Will be back.

Thank Paraplu
Fremont, California
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128 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Dined here with my daughter who is a UCB student last night. My daughter was raving about this place as being the top rated Indonesian restaurant in the bay area and quoting several great reviews - which raised my expectations about the food and service to begin with. Here is my assessment - fair and square when compared with other... More 

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We ordered the RIJSTAFFEL which was a sampling of 12 different dishes. Nearly all were outstanding. This choice is a great way to get a wide sampling of all this hole in the wall. We also loved the fried rice. The service was good and friendly. We really enjoyed the meal. It made it onto our short list for return... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2026 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510 841-0884

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Asian, Indonesian


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 am

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