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$12 - $14
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Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

Choose this place because it is on the top of the list for Kasihan area. Ordered The Sawah Indonesian rijstafel dinner (curently they only serving this menu). Must reserve your table. Only opens for dinner and can acomodate 10-20 pax. Cash only, home cooked meals...made according to the fresh produce of the day. Eat in the terrace and listening to a variety of real toads croaking and crickets chirping. Nice. Start with a savory Soto ayam. And then came out the flavorful nasi kuning, oseng tempe, sayur lodeh, perkedel jagung, opor tahu tempe, rendang and sate ayam. And for dessert we got Nagasari, a traditional snack with Wedang Uwuh. A very nice experience.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed October 15, 2019 via mobile

We booked in advance for two people and were welcomed by the Wim. He was very hospitable and we had good conversations with him. The food was absolutely lovely. Because it was so delicious we took the left overs with us as a doggy bag...:). We recommend anyone to come here and enjoy the good food and see the nice house the owners live in!More

Date of visit: October 2019
WimYogya, Owner at The Sawah, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2019

Hello Jordi & Tijn, Funny to read about 'the Wim' Ha! Enjoy the rest of your trip! And thanks for the wonderful review! Greetz, Wim

Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

We had a lovely evening with amazing Indonesia / Dutch dinner. Very relaxing and the food is prepared with great care. Thank you for the conversation and hospitality Win, Phillip and family!

Date of visit: August 2019
WimYogya, Owner at The Sawah, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2019

Thanks for the great review, Geoff & Stef & cute little Josh!

Reviewed August 8, 2019

Eating rijsttafel at a mixed Dutch-Indonesian home? After a week in Java we were curious to eat and share experiences with the hosts of this great home/restaurant. All expectations met: delicious food (best Indonesian food this vacation!) and interesting conversation with Wim. As a former...news correspondent, he has many stories, knowledge and reflections to offer on Indonesia, Europe, political and cultural issues. Magic evening, don’t miss if you like good food, culture/politics and the ambiance of a really cool house/villa!More

Date of visit: July 2019
WimYogya, Owner at The Sawah, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2019
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Dank je wel, Ulrike! Fijn dat jullie kennelijk ook NA ons geweldig genoten hebben, afgaande op Facebook! Tot ooit, wellicht,...More

Reviewed June 14, 2019

We had a great evening at Wim’s and Philips. The house & garden, the food, the conversation; it was all amazing. We set a goal for ourselves to finish half of the dishes, but we didn’t even come near. Wim gave us an extensive tour...of the house, and had some great stories with it. It’s a little out of the city center, but definitely worth the trip. Don’t miss this great experience!More

Date of visit: June 2019
WimYogya, Owner at The Sawah, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2019

Thanks for your wonderful review, Michelle and Jan-Jouke! It is a pity that we still have to fight with TripAdvisor to make us 'visible' gain. Not in Yogyakarta Region (where no one searches) but just in Yogyakarta. Let's keep our fingers crossed! Thanks again, Wim

Reviewed June 14, 2019

TheSawah is not only a wonderful place to have dinner, it is a unique Airbnb as well. Our arrival day happened to be my birthday and our hosts Wim and Phillip surprised us with a copious and delicious Indonesian rijsttafel that was rounded off with...a delicious birthday cake, a very nice touch. I live in Amsterdam where there’s plenty of places to have a decent rijsttafel, but this one was special. Like eating at your friend’s place. The ambiance is wonderful. TheSawah has a wonderfully and tastefully decorated dinner room, but we opted for an al fresco dinner next to the beautiful pond. We have stayed with Wim and Phillip for a week and our time in the Yogyakarta area couldn’t have been better. Their guest room, equipped with a comfy queen size bed and a private semi open air bathroom is not big but more than adequate, and since you can call the rest of their beautiful place your home it’s actually huge. The accommodation comes with a wonderful Indonesian style breakfast, which can be substituted by a western one upon request. Wim is a terrific and enthusiastic tour guide who can tell you tons of stories about the region and its history. We did 2 tours with him and saw lots of exciting places, many of them hidden gems away from the typical tourist spots. Our driver on all tours was Wim’s recommended Sutarman, a very pleasant and friendly driver who got us to all the spots safely and comfortably. This was my first and certainly not last visit to Indonesia. Thanks to Wim,Phillip and their wonderful TheSawah with their friendly and helpful staff it has become a truly memorable one! Needless to say I can highly recommend theSawah, both for dinner and accommodation! You won’t regret it.More

Date of visit: May 2019
WimYogya, Owner at The Sawah, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2019

We can't thank you enough, Jelle and Jan, for your wonderful review. It was nice having you as our guests for a full week. Great time together. Glad you liked it as much as we did! Wim

Reviewed January 12, 2019

A nice place to experience the Indonesian Rijstafel in a tranquilant setting. We had dinner on New Years eve, and it was only us and one other couple. The food was plenty and very tasty. The service was a bit slow at times - waited...for one hour to get the dessert - but the setting is nice, so we did not mind it that much.More

Date of visit: December 2018
WimYogya, Owner at The Sawah, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2019

Hello SusaMasa & partner, Just today I read your review above. Did not appear in my timeline before. Thanks for your nice review regarding place and food! We were not home when you visited but can sincerely state: the service is never slow. It depends...More

Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed our dinner here, went here after seeing it was number 1 on TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed. We were the only two guests, the setting was homely and peaceful. The soto ayam was a highlight, one of the best soups we have ever...had. Come hungry as you will be given a ridiculously huge amount of food-all of it was delicious. We were not a massive fan of the desert, steamed flour thing with banana but we do usually find that Southeast Asian deserts are not our thing. Trip from Yogyakarta centre took around 45 minutes, it is worth the trip.More

Date of visit: January 2019
WimYogya, Owner at The Sawah, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2019

Thanks for your great review. You were here recently, around Christmas? When we ourselves were on holiday?

Reviewed December 13, 2018

Even on a rain-soaked evening, our meal at The Sawah was amazing and Wim was a wonderful host. The food was delicious and was a fantastic way to sample a number of different Indonesian dishes all at once. It's a perfect introduction to Indonesian cuisine...in a beautiful setting.More

Date of visit: November 2018
WimYogya, Owner at The Sawah, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

Thanks a lot for your great review. For small places like ours they are very welcome and helpful to keep us in the top. Thanks!

Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic place this is. A little adventure (get a Grab Taxi) out of town and you arrive in a lovely family house. The food was fresh, very authentic and full of taste. Wim was our kind host and was delightful company giving us...a rich insight into the country, its people and politics. What a memorable afternoon. Thank you.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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February 22, 2019|
Response from WimYogya | Property representative |
Sorry, no. Most guests sit on the outside terrace. Usually fresh enough. If rain forces us inside (seldom) we hv fans and ipen doors/windows
Farah R
October 19, 2018|
Response from WimYogya | Property representative |
Hello Fara, Unfortunately we can not serve soli travellers, because our menu is too much work for just 1pax. It is only possible if we have other same day lunch or dinner guests. In the high season that is usually no... More
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5