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“A great cultural experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Oasis Restaurant

Oasis Restaurant
Jl. Raden Saleh Raya No. 47 | Jakarta Pusat, Jakarta 10330, Indonesia
+62 21 3150646
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Ranked #62 of 5,286 Restaurants in Jakarta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $60
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Canberra
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17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A great cultural experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We went to Oasis for a work dinner. Not so much a fine dinning restaurant as a cultural experience.

From the old manor house, to the gong that announces your arrival, to the presentation of you dinner carried by a dozen waitresses in traditional dress, it is an experience just to visit.

The food, not too bad at all and plenty of locals were eating there.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“olde world perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

What can I say, great venue, great food,Indonesian or European .
We have been going to Oasis for years!! its a great place to entertain guests who want to experiance old school Indonesian cuisine or who would love some escargots and a delicious steak.Or for a delightful dinner for two.
The food stands up for itself ,but then there are the rituals, the serving ladies ,the coffee server,please Do have coffee,its glorious.
We are still recommending this restaurant after 30 years,so GOOOOOO

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“best food and impressive location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

What a jewel! This must be jakartas best place for a Rijsttafel. The beautiful old mansion brings you - in a pleasant way - back to the grandeur of colonial times. The food is delicious and is served by a whole line of nice ladies, each holding up a different dish. How unusual! They circle around the table and fill up your plate by the dishes of your choice.

It is certainly not the cheapest place in Jakarta but for european standards it is fine. And it probably attracts only a certain type of guests. But if you like great food and if you enjoy the historic atmosphere, then this is a very special place to go to.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Original "Rijsttafel" Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

If you want to have a special way of eating the traditional "Rijsttafel", the Oasis in Jakarta is the place to go. 1 warning though: prices are really adjusted to the mainly foreign/expect guests, so be prepared to pay a lot more than you are used to in Jakarta, however it is worth the experience and the good food!

Visited February 2013
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Elaborate set-up for ordinary Indonesian food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

This is a grand restaurant - housed in an interesting old colonial building.
When you enter, someone rings a gong, and double doors "magically" open for you!

We had the a function here, and got served the restaurant famous Rastafel (spelling?).
The starter was a bit of gado gado, very ordinary.
then Mie Soto - which I prefer the street version.

then the Rastafel was served in a grand affair.
again, it starts with a gong, and a stream of 12 ladies come in the dining room, each holding a dish. It felt that there were more staff than guests at our function, but all quite interesting.
The beef satay was very good, but every things quite forgettable.
Unfortunately, after it is being served, you realize, there isn't really a lot of food. (see picture).

This is great restaurant to bring your non-Indonesian friends. Nice ambience, the form factor is impressive. But for those in the know, there are much better, much much better Indonesian food in town.

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