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Bandung Indonesian Restaurant

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$9 - $26
CUISINES
Asian, Indonesian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed November 24, 2019

It was a Thursday evening when I made my first visit to Bandung Indonesian Restaurant. I was in need of something new and a friend had raved about the house-made tempeh, something I was unfamiliar with, so I drove to Williamson. The ambience was inviting...with soft lights and walls decorated with framed images and masks from Indonesia. I was eating alone and ordered the small eggplant curry with tempeh, and the pad Thai noodles with tempeh. The curry came with a scoop of white rice and was outrageously good! It was smooth, flavorful with a hint of peanuts in the coconut milk, and a kick of heat. Unlike other Asian restaurants, the waitress did not ask how spicy I wanted my food and I welcomed that. Food is served spicy the way, I imagine, it's eaten in Indonesia. The menu claims that the pad Thai noodles are the best in town and the claim was true. It really was excellent. After eating every drop of the curry, I tasted the noodles then packed it in a to-go box for my Friday lunch. The tempeh was healthy-tasting, but next time I'll try the curry with shrimp or chicken. To end my meal I had Indonesian ginger tea which came in powdered form. The hot water could've been hotter, but it was still a nice ending to a satisfying meal. I will return with friends.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

Bandung has the best Indonesian meals in Madison, WI. There are great food choices, comfortable accommodations and even live music at times.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed April 29, 2019

Tired of the same old thing? I know I was, that's why I tried Bandung. Amazing food. Our service was good. Every dish we tried (and shared) was excellent. Different to be sure. I'm glad we stepped out of our box and tried something new....Be aware: the Pad Thai was HOT! Which they tell me is authentic. Yikkes! Had to get extra rice to tone it down--but it was excellent. Still, I'd order it again because every bite was wonderful.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 26, 2019

The food is excellent & provides a wide variety of taste treats. Our group of 4, 2 of us being from Java, enjoyed the array of choices that deftly display the cuisine of Indonesia. The service was only OK; the hostess was hardly welcoming or...friendly - never cracked a smile. Our waitress was knowledgeable but didn't come back to check on us & we had to finally ask for our check. Considering the friendliness of the Javanese, we were surprised by the lack of warmth in atmosphere. On the plus side, parking is right on the premises - a plus in the Willy St. area where one often has to search for street parking.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

We were a part of 7 and were seated on the table near the window. It was cold plus the draft from the door. We also did not get any Tempeh chips :-(.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

This is just a block or so from my wife's job and actually has a parking lot so folks can avoid cruising around looking for a place to stash the car. Nice friendly staff, and the menu is a delight of various types of Asian...food. We try different tasty things at lunch and there are always specials which also come with an appetizer. We usually have lumpia for a starter, which is a Philippine egg roll. Portion sizes can be adjusted to suit one's appetite. Service is quick and efficient which is good for the working types who only have a short time for lunch. One nice nod to the neighborhood is a short menu of gluten free, fat free, and vegetarian choices.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This place is wonderful! The atmosphere is nice, the wait staff are very knowledgable, and the food is impeccable! My family is Indonesian and they are willing to drive from Chicago all the way to Madison just for this food. It’s absolutely delicious!!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

We were disappointed. We had been to Bandung several times but not for a year or more. Everything was too sweet...not the desserts (didn't have those) but the main courses. It was as if they had extra sugar they were trying to use up. I...don't understand why the change. We had had a very good Oseng Oseng Tempeh there in the past...even have the recipe that was published in a local magazine which we have made at home. The dish served at this visit was not good...as with the other dishes, very sweet...plus no coconut milk as is in the published recipe. Not likely to go back any time soon. I dislike writing a review like this as I would like this restaurant to be successful but the food really was not up to past quality.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

It caters to the local taste, and sells good Tempeh which is made in their kitchen. It was busy during dinner hours. They have various portion size options which may let you try different things.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Krakatua chicken was fun and yummy. Curry veg dish was good as well (nice coconut milk flavor) The staff was attentive without bothering. Excellent! Parking was a bit tight so be prepared. Busy on weekends, so plan ahead.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Response from HappyVeganTraveler | Reviewed this property |
It's not on the menu. If you go to their website, you can link to their menu. Why don't you call them and see if they'll make it for you? They are very friendly and helpful.
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