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

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Visitor rating
  • 4
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Lontong Cap Gomeh

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Tina B
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United States
Good for:
  • Dinner
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20 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
United States
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

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Fremont, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 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 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

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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
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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.

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Fremont, California
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Patterson, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

With only one server and sometimes two servers on the floor, I consider its overall service is pretty good. And, a hole in the wall often serves an excellent food; this is true with any kind of cuisine. I love all of their food particularly 'nasi bungkus' special. The durian and the avocado smoothies are also excellent. The bacang, which... More 

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New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Under the new ownership, things have changed very little. This is a small place that is almost always packed-- a sure sign of good fresh food. Not to miss are durian and coconut milk shakes, palm sugar chicken, and prata with turmeric dip-- fantastic flavor! They also have a great selection of soups. Also, everyday lunch special is a great... 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: Indonesian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 am

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