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“Not authentic, terrible service, you will be better off at Burger King.”
Review of Satebar Indonesia - CLOSED

Satebar Indonesia
Cuisines: Indonesian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Stadsdriehoek
Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

This place just lacks real authenticity of Indonesian food. It gives Indonesian food a bad name, with the over grilled satay meat for both my satay ayam kachang as well as soy chicken dish. The peanut sauce just simply tasted like melted skippy peanut butter while the soy sauce was so salty I had to down as much rice as possible with it.

Most importantly, the service was horrendous. They came twice rudely to make us take our order and we had to tell them, 5 minutes more. And just within less than 2 minutes, another waitress came again and wanted to rush us for our order.

AND, one of the female waiter has a terrible sense of hearing. We asked for white rice, and they served us fried rice (which looked like white rice because it just wasn't cooked evenly and tasted mediocre). So thinking that this restaurant served mildly stir fried white rice, we were kinda impressed... UNTIL the bill came and it was actually the waitress fault when writing our order.

Of course, we inquired about it and the waiter was rude, saying it's obviously fried rice and you can see the colour, if it's not white rice and if you thought something was wrong, then we should have voiced it out. What kind of a restaurant with good service will hire waiter like this?? We were all prepared to pay for the fried rice portion (since we already ate it unknowingly), but this waiter decided to bad mouth with her other workers about us in Bahasa Indonesian/Malay Language behind the counter. Hello, we know the language and knew perfectly well and understood every word you said?!

We called her over and told her that yes, we are going to pay anyway but it's not OUR fault that she took the wrong order and we had to pay for her mistake. And she simply replied sarcastically, 'oh ok, that's nice'.

Don't go to this restaurant as the food is mediocre, the ambience lacked authenticity and the service is terrible. You will be better off at Burger King, where even the waiter will give you a smile there!

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1  Thank JoabNg
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

We lived in Indonesia for several years but were disappointed that the food here was not authentic.It was tasty and our Filipina waitress was helpful, especially with the free WiFi which she let us use as long as we wanted. Prices a bit steep.

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1  Thank EarlFlorida2
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

We visited because it was recommended as a good place for food and because I am gluten intolerant and were mot disappointed. Except we did not realise there is two layers to the restaurant downstairs is quick food and where you go to try Indonesian food and upstairs is the restaurant but it was so nice we will go back to try the rice bar.

Thank Mandypaula
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

Went with my family. The rijstafel was really fine. Fun for the kids to have som many small dishes to choose from. Spicey and fresh food. Attentive service. Will come back some time again!

Thank Helena P
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

In the Centre of Rotterdam you find this little cosey restaurant with Indonesian food. When you walk on Coolsingel go around the corner. After walking nearly 5 minutes you reach the restaurant.

Good & quick service

Plate service with a lot of variaty.

We visit this restaurant since four years several times a year. And we will continue for lunch or diner...

Tip: use the tube to station Beurs; than a 5 minute walk.

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Thank Nieuwaal
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