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Restaurant Borneo

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Ilmarinkatu 8, Tampere, Finland
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Brussels, Belgium
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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100 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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214 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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
Kangasala, Finland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Had a business dinner with two colleagues. A small place (some 30 seats), some people eating at tables, some picking up food to take a way, and bit shabby. As going there for a business meeting (after some recommendations), I got very concerned about the place. However, after ordering bread for starters and main courses, I understood why this was... More 

Thank Samulipee
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Small restaurant with really good food. I haven't been in Malaysia so cannot say how authentic it is but tastes good. Staff is helpful and overall experience pleasant. Only downside is that the place is quite small and as Finnish person there is not so much "own space" ;)

Thank Juha J
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I've visites this place couple of times and food has been always great. Good value for money, indeed!

Thank TommiKangasala
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

I was a little surprised to find a Malaysian restaurant in Tampere. As a Malaysian myself, I can say that Ravintola Borneo serves some of the most authentic Malaysian food I have had outside of Malaysia. I have tried the lunch buffet and it is scrumptious and well worth! I have also tried some dishes and all of them were... More 

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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
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, 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?