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“The "cuban" theme is more concept than cuisine” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Havana Kafe

Havana Kafe
Jl. Sei Bingei 11/13, Medan, Indonesia
4521456
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Ranked #59 of 252 Restaurants in Medan
Cuisines: Latin, Indonesian, Cuban
Dining options: Dinner
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Dining options: Dinner
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223 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
“The "cuban" theme is more concept than cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Quite an extensive menu, and reasonably priced, but don't expect authentic Cuban food. The Cuban angle is more a theme for the cafe (with pictures of Castro, etc etc) than the food they serve. Despite the word "Cuban" being added to every dish on the menu, in reality there are just a few latin american twists on what is standard local or international food. My "cuban triple decker" (aka "club sandwich", no twists on that one) was reasonable but not great. My wife liked her fried fish but left the sauce (standard Indonesian fare plus a tangy sauce that sweet-toothed Indonesians are unlikely to appreciate, but that westerners might).

Despite that, the place is quite cute, with a nice ambiance, and the food and beer are reasonably priced. So I would go again, and the overall experience pulls it up from a "3" (the food itself) to a "4" (overall experience and value).

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Indonesian first
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English first
Hong Kong, China
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful place, good food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The place is beautiful and loved the ambiance. Food was great and so were the fresh fruit juices and cocktails. Perfect place for a date.

Visited February 2014
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Medan, Indonesia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“warm ambiance and good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Ambiance in overall is acceptable not so spacious but can cater group of 15 - 25. food quality good although not as I expected. can be alternative to experience different food delicacies in Medan.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful date!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I was surprised to see this cozy eclectic cafe in Medan. The atmosphere is romantic as you can enjoy your meals by the poolside. I don't know much about Cuban nor Latin American cuisine, but the food tasted yummy to me and my husband. Oh great mojitos for sure! Located in the heart of the city, you can easily tell the taxi driver where to go, as this is a popular spot to visit. It was a perfect date night on this honeymoon trip. Thanks Havana Kafe!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Medan, Indonesia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome food and ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We stopped by here on friend's recommendation. Definitely worth the trip, it was not far from the city center. Love the food, live music and also the outdoor pool ambience. The cafe is well designed and we really recommend the cocktails. I don't think you can find their cocktails anywhere else in town.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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