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“The Batam Bules”

GRILL FACTORY Bar & Steak Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 25 Restaurants in Nagoya
Price range: $3 - $36
Cuisines: Southwestern, Grill
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Across the street from Nagoya Hill Shopping Centre (Beside Panin Bank Or M2 Karaoke). Tucked in busy Nagoya you will find the Grill Factory. Here you can watch the hustle and bustle of Batam while enjoying a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. We serve Steak from 3 countries: Australia, New Zealand, and the USA. Our special is our Wagyu Steak from the US, marbled beautifully with fat and so tender. We keep it chilled so it is always fresh. Not one person who ordered it regretted it. We also serve pasta, pizza, and various Indonesian dishes. Separated smoking area. Full Bar. Halal.
Batam, Indonesia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The Batam Bules”
Reviewed May 11, 2014

Having recently moved to Batam to get away from the hustle and bustle of an overly busy and stressful life, I was thrilled to find this gem in Nagoya. Tasteful decor, the mood is casual yet upscale. We had a party of 5 so many of the menu items were sampled and enjoyed. The prices were 30-40% lower than Singapore or the US (which is our native country). The staff was friendly and very accommodating. I ordered a New Zealand tenderloin medium rare, and it came out more rare than I expected. But it was freshly delivered on a grill plate that was sizzling and the steak quickly arrived and my preferred doneness. This is ideal since most people have different views on the proper temperature.

Below the steakhouse is the meat and wine shop so you can pick up your favorite items to prepare at home which ideal for an expat looking for a regular dose of Western food.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Batam_Bules
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
198 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Reasonable taste”
Reviewed May 5, 2014

The steaks are better compared to most steaks in Batam, but really there's nothing mind-blowing about it. I personally love the mushroom sauce for the steak, but the best steak shouldn't need sauce at all.

The impressive part of the restaurant is the service. The waiter and waitresses explained the menu with excitement, and when we requested additional items (sauce and straw) they happily gave it to us.

The atmosphere of the restaurant is nice too, with dim lights and 90's songs play softly in the background. The indoors is slightly smoky as it's connected to the kitchen (guests can watch the chef grilling the steaks), but it's okay for me. For those who can't stand smokes, there's a nice outdoor seating area.

  • Visited May 2014
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3 Thank RinOreyva
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Singapore, null, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Value for money”
Reviewed March 7, 2014

Good food comes cheap here. Paid S$80++ for a 3 course steak meal with fruit juices for a family of 4. Special shout out to their black pepper sirloin steak.

Visited December 2013
2 Thank DinaIzwan96
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Batam Center, Indonesia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good Food but cheated on menu”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

Food was good. Be Careful about menu and price. We ordered rib-eye, but the friendly waiter, after taking the order and the menu card, later asked us if we want to switch to another 'fresher' item. We said yes, believing the price of the new item to be in the same range as our initial order. However, when the bill came, the new item's price was 200% higher than initial item. Moreover, the new item was not worth its exorbitant price. So be careful!!!!!

Visited January 2014
1 Thank Mamen V
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Wavre, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Good steaks and friendly atmosphere”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Just 5 minutes walking from Nagoya mall...Nice grill place. Personal are friendly, steaks are good, there is a choose between Australian, New Zealand and USA steaks... Portion is not very big but just ok so take something before if hungry. The pizza are not good !!!!! don't try them.
Have fun !

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank soserge
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Grillfactorywilliam, General Manager at GRILL FACTORY Bar & Steak Restaurant, responded to this review, October 18, 2014
We felled so great bcoz have a try to served to you in this restaurant... but we really sorry regarding yours tested of pizza. Here we have been change the way to make the Pizza, and we will so happy if still have chance to let you try our new pizza.
We very welcome you soon..
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