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“Better second time round”

Ganesha Ek Sanskriti BRI II
Ranked #104 of 8,430 Restaurants in Jakarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $15
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Ganesha ek Sanskriti started its first restaurant in June 2003 in BRI, Semanggi, Jakarta. Setup in a fort like structure, it brought an ethnic Indian atmosphere to Jakarta apart from its firm commitment to serve authentic Indian food for the culinary enthusiasts in town. Ek Sanskriti stands for ‘a culture’ and the co-founder and President Director of Ganehsa, Mrs. Shilpa Dave believes that food is an integral part of culture. Her aim has been to bring the most authentic and original taste of Indian food to Indonesia and wherever else Ganesha operates. A dietician by profession, Mrs. Shilpa Dave pays special attention to the quality of food and balancing the taste with healthy inputs and hygiene into the dishes served. Ganesha has since expanded into Kemang in Jakarta, operates in the premises of Sheraton in Jogjakarta, Dallas in USA and also in Ubud Bali. Ganesha Ek Sanskriti Kemang is located at the Second floor of Kemang Square building, Jalan Kemang Raya no.5, just near the traffic light heading to Prapanca. The restaurant is well laid out, and the ambiance will make you feel as you are dinning in one of the finest Indian restaurants in New Delhi. Ganesha offers a wide variety of North Indian curry and tandoori foods with a selection of non-vegetarian and vegetarian items cooked by highly experienced chefs from North of India. Ganesha’s recommended non-vegetarian dishes include (starters) chicken tikka (bone-less pieces of grilled chicken), seekh kebab (bone-less mutton kebab), shami kebabs (mutton kebab with lentil), tandoori jhingha (prawn kebab) and (main course items) butter chicken , rogan josh (spicy mutton curry), amtritsari macchi (fried fish), prawn curry; Ganesha’s recommended vegetarian dishes include (starters) samosa (potato crispy patty), paneer tikka (cottage cheese kebab) and dal (lentils), variety of paneer preparations (vegetables with cottage cheese) and fresh vegetable preparations. The cottage cheese is made fresh in the kitchen every day without any preservatives. Our chefs will provide you with freshly baked naans or rotis (breads) all from the open kitchen. Ganesha also serves Authentic South Indian food. We are proud to make special sweets (Indian metahi). Our Chef comes from Jodhpur he has an experty in making the most delightful sweets for all occasions to name a few Boondi ladoo, Kaju burfi, kaju roll, Rasmali, Gulab Jamun, Jaleebi ,badam appel etc An Indian meal is incomplete without some sweets and Ganesha offers a variety of sweets, the famous gulab jamun (sweet dumplings made of milk and dry fruits), rasmalai (sweet dumplings soaked in milk prepared with dry fruit and saffron) and jaleebi (fried sweet item).
Reviewed August 2, 2012

Had two meals here in the last week. The first was pretty ordinary, but the second time for a farewell meal (which I ahd to eat alone because my companion got sick) I ordered the Sikandarin Ran - an entire baby leg of lamb which was delicious, though a little on the dry side. Not cheap - the bill was $40 just for me and including a beer. But it was worth it. And it was advertised as sufficient for 2 people at least. They warned me that it would be a long wait and it took 30 minutes to arrive, but if I had had a starter that would have been ok. Pretty good.

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Reviewed July 15, 2012

Have eaten in these restaurants a few times. The Indian food is very good; it is very spicy and flavor some, but not chilli hot. I will be coming back again.

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Reviewed July 4, 2012 via mobile

GREAT food, super service .... We were very happy with our meal of paper bread, Tandoori chicken, Rogan Josh, and a great eggplant dish. Only issue was paying .... Despite our living here a year and having no trouble with our credit cards, they seemed to not work with Ganesha's system. Our servers were great, but the person who dealt with the credit card seemed cold and inept. In the end, we needed to pool together cash, which was a bit of a hassle and shouldn't be necessary at a restaurant of this caliber. But if you are bringing cash, this place rates 5 stars ....

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Thank Krotz
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

Very nice indian food in jakarta
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Thank Vinkal
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

This is the best Indian restaurant in Jakarta. The food was fresh and tasty. There was special south Indian dishes prepared by Mr. Nair, a chef from Bangalore. The buffet spread on Saturdays was only South Indian and extremely tasty. Must visit

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