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Asian, Vietnamese, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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1.8 miles from National Monument (MONAS)
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Reviewed December 6, 2020

Mild shower in Jakarta was a good time for Pho - the Vietnamese noodle, and Cali Deli was among the top choices. COVID-19 MEASURES I visited this restaurant in late 2020, when Jakarta was implementing 'PSBB Transisi' (limited-scale social restriction). Upon entering the restaurant, a...waiter checked on my temperature to ensure that visitors were not having a fever. All waiters were using masks and you can use their clean washing basin in the toilet area to wash your hands properly with water and soap. One thing I would suggest is for the restaurant to have their visitors using contactless menu (I was still presented with menu book to order food). THE FOOD I love their Beef Pho! The soup was tasty and warm, and I loved the tender beef, fresh cilantro and basil in my Pho. The meatballs in the Pho were also really good, I wonder if they prepare their own meatballs... home-cooked is always best. THE AMBIENCE An oasis in Jalan Surabaya. I've been coming back here since three years ago, and I have to say that this place is a gem. They have an open-air space (for smoking visitors) and air-conditioned space (for non-smoking visitors) - though I don't smoke, I always find myself opt for the open-air space, and it was always the best choice! The open-air space was surrounded by lush tropical greens, with comfy couches that make you want to stay the whole day. THE SERVICE Their waiters are nice - and some were chatty, which was fine by me. They responded to my requests fast and with a smile. WHAT I LIKED BEST Beef pho, Chicken Lemon Grass Banh Mi, and Black Magic (must try!), the friendly waiters and the relaxing atmosphere. WHAT I LIKED LEAST Finding a parking space during the peak of lunch/dinner time.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed July 23, 2020

Good and cozy place, both for family and business dining. The pho was above my average level of expectation :p Worth the prices and always want to go back anytime thinking of the Pho.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 27, 2020 via mobile

Cali Deli Madame Ching Cikini Central Jakarta January 2020 Cali Deli Love for 60 K IDR++ Banh Mi (the Vietnamese word for bread) is more colloquially used to refer to a variety of savoury sandwiches which i find tend to be nicer than most other...sandwiches because of the amount of vegetables they usually incorporate. Naturally, the fact that they have that really great combination of crunchy baguette skin with a soft soft center - which soaks up all the juices from both the meat component as well as the pickled vegetables - really allows you to experience so many layers of flavours and textures in every bite. This rendition is made with soft and juicy black pepper beef which clearly exemplifies the quality of both the basic ingredients as well as the treatment of the ingredients. The beef was soft and juicy, it was well marinated, and it just mixed so deliciously with the rest of the sandwich. The fresh vegetables were great, the pickled ones are amazing, and the sandwich itself is quite sizable - so it really is quite worth it. Sadly the 45 K++ paradise ice is just okay, but the 50 K++ ice chocolate was great and the cream was also enjoyable although i am not usually a fan of cream, so i did order less of it and i kinda regretted that decision after my first scoop. All in all, it really was great value for food and the drinks may feel a bit on the expensive side, but some of the drinks are also worth it. #vietnamesefood #in #jakarta #indonesia #banhmiMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

If you haven’t tried the food here at Cali Deli and Madame Ching, you’re missing out! We come here often and I always get the Cali Deli Love and it never disappoints! My wife always gets the lemon grass chicken sandwich and it’s also very...good! The restaurant has a pleasant vibe w both in and outside dining options. Just across the street from the antique alley at Jalan Surabaya.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant had good vibes and the food was good. We enjoyed having lunch there with family and all thing worth. The price is in middle level and affordable. Good place to invite friends there and fully recommended.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 7, 2019 via mobile

I love the turkey bahn mi so much that I’ve never tried other dishes. However, yesterday I’m feeling a bit out of the weather so I ordered the chicken mushroom cream soup and the mushroom stuffed dish. They turned out amazing too 😍👍👍

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

Good place to get lunch after browsing through the antique shops on Surabaya street, pho and sandwiches are their speciality

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Visited the Surabaya Antique Market and along the Long road of shops is this test stop cafe restaurant - welcome respite from the heat and a cold beer and something to eat. It’s clean, relaxing and pleasant. They have aircon area and non aircon, your...choice. Non aircon is actually quite cool with fans and very comfortable. Food is good. A little on the expensive side for a cafe here but not too bad. Quality of the food is good and the chicken salad was excellent. Just near the Hilton Doubletree hotel - about 500 m walk, and the markets. This is just adjacent to the Cicini train stationMore

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018

Nice restaurant serving Vietnamese food on the famous Surabaya street. Fresh spring rolls were good, as were the banh mi, although they weren't quite as good as I had hoped. It was also very strange to read that the inspiration for the restaurant came from...a visit to California, so maybe the banh mi are more like American banh mi than Vietnamese ones, but still a good experience.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

This place has good phô or Vietnamese rice noodles and bahn mi or sandwich. Tonight we had dinner here and it’s as delicious as always. Good friendly service and we love the ambiance.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

I love the veggie sandwich here, it’s Vietnamese bahn-mi. The baguette is different, it’s crunchy and delicious. The bahn-mi I had today was delicious as expected. Nice cool non smoking room too. Fast service.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

This restaurant is located across the road from the many antiques stores in Jalan Surabaya. I decided to have lunch here due to the location. The place is quite trendy and I am sure gets popular in the evenings and weekends and seems like a...nice place to hangout. I ordered a mango juice and that was pretty good. However, I did have an issue with the chicken salad as the pieces of chicken were dried out and hard and a bit grisly, not fresh and lean chicken meat as the waitress had described. I am guessing that the chicken was from the day before or earlier and had been cooked previously and then slightly heated when I was there. I would not want to eat here again or at least I would try something different. However, my mango juice tasted fine.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Had lunch with a friends ... classic lemongrass chicken sandwich and kiwi juice. Both of us same order and no other food all day. My friend started feeling sick in the late afternoon and I did in the evening. Now, day after, we are still...both sick. Probably the chicken was rotten as it happens many times in Jakarta due to the very poor management of meet. Must become vegetarian and stop going Cali Deli.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Like the ambience, particularly when you're sitting outside in Sunday morning where traffic is low...listening to their music...I bet you'll lazy to move out from your cozy sofa! :D

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Cozy place what can make you feel home, a terrace with lot of tree, comfortable for hang out with friend and family. Delicious zuppa soup and other yummy food. After that can order a very good coffee from the next door, it’s call Gijanti coffee,...the right place for coffee lover.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Cali Deli & Madame Ching is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4