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Simpang Raya

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Jln. Jendral Ahmad Yani, Bukittinggi 26113, Indonesia
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6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Warsaw, Poland
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710 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is located right at the main square (the one with the clocktower). Popular with locals which is always a good sign. Probably one of the best places to try typical Padang cuisine - traditionally you are given a bunch of small plates with what's on offer on a particular day. You choose the ones you want and pay... More 

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Thank KrisD_pl
Jakarta, Indonesia
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133 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

I'm not local from West Sumatra but I'm Indonesian and found some dishes here are unusual. But all are awesome. For you guys foreigner, all the dishes in the table are not for you to finish. You only pay for what you eat. Located on the main street with big parking space. So nothing to worry.

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Thank callmeyuri
Jogjakarta
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

I went to simpang raya which located in bukittinggi neard to the intersection on my way to padang. I heard that their ayam pop is recommended, so i chose it. Oh la la! The gossip is so true. The best ayam pop I'v ever had! I even had two! Not only ayam pop you can also have pecal and steam... More 

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Thank Anggita C
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

they have variety of delicious foods and drinks...the location near Jam Gadang. Good place to hang out. You can also visit nearby local market to buy local things

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Thank risanah f
Batu Caves
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

the food doesn't taste fresh and it is not as tasty as before. the dendeng was tough and the chicken tastes like it has been reheated repeatedly after few days... if u have sensitive tummy it is not recommended to go here

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Thank Roslina A
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91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We ate here on a Saturday night around 8 pm, no problem to get a table. Some of the servers can speak English, but it doesn't really matter because you only need to order your drink, then the rest of the food arrives in small dishes and you eat what you want. The food tasted good, my favorites: daun singkong... More 

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Thank caroline t
Aix-en-Provence, France
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29 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

I went twice to the restaurant opposite the clock tower; the best place to sit is by the window overlooking the tower and busy square. It is open at all hours and always full but the place is huge, the service rapid and the quality reliable. I had gadoh-gadoh, the must-try rendang sapi and a few vegetables, the best being... More 

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Medan, Indonesia
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016

Most convenient place to try regional specialty Ampiang Dadiah, glutinous rice topped with local buffalo yoghurt and palm sugar. Delightful early breakfast menu at 7.30!

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Food is delicious but a little expensive compared to other restaurant which we visited and had lunch/dinner.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015

According to CNN, Rendang Padang is the best food in the world. I agree with such an assessment, although I am not a person from Padang or West Sumatra. Since I was a child, I always found that the Rendang Padang is the best food for my tongue. However, among this kind delicious food, the Rendang Padang provided by the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indonesian, Halal
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jln. Jendral Ahmad Yani, Bukittinggi 26113, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Sumatra  >  West Sumatra  >  Bukittinggi

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