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“Nothing compared to your oxtail soup” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bogor Cafe

Bogor Cafe
Jalan Lapangan Banteng Selatan, Jakarta, Indonesia
(62-21) 3805555
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Ranked #110 of 5,289 Restaurants in Jakarta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Indonesian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Jakarta
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Nothing compared to your oxtail soup”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

Never heard anyone disagree that Bogor Cafe oxtail soup is simply the best. Despite of the price, we keep coming back for the oxtail soup. Cant explain quite well about the taste... Just trust all of us who have been there... Its Goood.....

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great oxtail, for sure.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I visited Bogor Cafe twice, both to fulfill my midnight appetite. Yes, they open 24hours, so its an option if you're intrigued to have a yummy-tummy in the middle of the night. Anyway, I had the Sop Buntut as it was their most popular dish. I tried the original and fried in both occasion. The taste is magnificent. But its worth the price, which in average is quite expensive for a sop buntut dish in Jakarta. The waiter was always available to serve us, probably because it wasn't so busy in the dead of the night. One thing that's bothering me was on my second visit, there's a gentleman who was smoking inside the restaurant. I honestly don't know whether they provide a smoking and non-smoking sections in the restaurant. But the smoke and smell is such a turnoff for the nice supper my fiance and I had. I would like to visit it again, probably during the day to see and try their buffet, or to see their service in daytime.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“The number one oxtail soup in jakarta”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

the oxtail soup was totally the best from other restaurant which serving same menu. the famous oxtail soup so much greaaaat...need to try for people haven't try...

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“The Gossip is True.....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

To be honest, I finally made it to visit Bogor Cafe just to fulfill my curiosity of yummy and legendary oxtail soup. Brought 3 friends with me to celebrate special occasion of my personal achievement. The gossip is just TRUE.... the oxtail is really yummy... I have to admit that I took more than 3 bowls of oxtails....... and went for treadmill the next day....
Improvement need to make on dessert selection... is so old time..... need to be more creative and up to date...

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The best and most expensive oxtail soup in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

The specialty of this cafe is its oxtail soup, known as 'sop buntut' in local language. Yes, it tastes better than anywhere else, but it is also three times as expensive. Is it worth it? Now that's a difficult question to answer; how do you measure taste?

By international standard, it is not awfully expensive, in fact it is a bit cheap actually (USD 21).

For heavy eaters, you would perhaps get a better value by opting for a buffet all-you-can-eat package, which includes the oxtail soup. Do ask.

It's located inside Borobudur Hotel; the place is a bit cramped compared to restaurants at JW Marriot Jakarta, for example. But it is still comfortable, and boy are they busy. For dinner in the weekend, a reservation would be advisable.

Speed of service is a bit slow, but still reasonable. There's no waiter in the true sense of the word, you must ask for service when a waiter is walking past.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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