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Restaurant Borneo

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Ilmarinkatu 8, Tampere 33100, Finland
Sun 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wed - Fri 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Kangasala, Finland
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150 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

A great place for lunch (or dining as well). Nice atmosphere, small and cosy place. Don´t let the reviews, which said there is very crowdy on lunch time, to send you away from here! We visited just on lunch time, there were some chairs free still. :) No need to book before at least on lunch time, just be there... More 

Thank MarikaR73
Tampere, Finland
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

This restaurant is very small, but the food is heavenly good. The lunchbuffet is excellent. Many tasty dishes.

Thank HelenaSuomi
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Small and cozy restaurant with great food for good price. The service is slow and not so warm but at all it was very good expirience

Thank Alon R
Pori, Finland
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Visited with my wife this malaysian restaurant in lunchtime; 10 euros/ person. Several dishes available; five - six meat choices and some salad. Offer is " eat as much as you want". Borneo is not so big, possibility is that you have to wait, but wait don't walk away. Lunch time starts at 1030. Closed on Sun and Mon. Worth... More 

Thank Wellcome2012
Brussels, Belgium
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Most delicious authentic Malaysian cuisine. The lunch buffet is fantastic value for money. Real tastes from Malaysia in a friendly atmosphere. What a treasure. This small restaurant will surely become one of our favourites in Finland.

Thank kirsihaa
Brussels, Belgium
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Fantastic little piece of Malaysia in Tampere. Excellent food, nice and cozy decor, friendly service, and a very sympathetic owner originally from Sabah, Borneo - what more can you hope for! Can get crowded during lunch and dinner time, so you will do well to book a table in advance. Or if you are not in a rush, you can... More 

Thank JTH3080
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Very good restaurant, closest thing in Finland to Malaysian food! Lunch was an assortment of different types of rice, noodles, chicken and red meat. We also ordered a very good roti canai as a starter! If I could give 6/5 then I would!!!

Thank Johannes H
Tampere, Finland
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102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

It was in the last minutes when we went to the lunch buffet, Quite a lot of people and lunch supply only minor. I already asked for the menu, when one of the chefs came and said he could arrange me more something, suitable. What a service! Because we were hungry and busy, the proposal happen to be excellent. Good... More 

Thank Tuula27
Oulu, Finland
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223 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Every time I've been visiting here they have something delicious on their buffet table - new and different tastes from each other. As an vegetarian it's not perhaps worth, because most of the food has meat.

Thank MC0777
Tampere, Finland
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Although this place is quite small and it is little aside from small town center (where My Job is located) I will lunch there every now and then. Place is often full at lunch time so prepare to wait for a seat for a while.

Thank Jussi S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $30
Malaysian, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ilmarinkatu 8, Tampere 33100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Pirkanmaa  >  Tampere
  • Phone Number: +358453401722

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?