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“Good food and ambiance - isolated location”

Ganesha ek Sanskriti BRI II
Ranked #149 of 7,846 Restaurants in Jakarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $15
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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).
Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Good food and ambiance - isolated location”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Went with my colleagues for dinner. the restaurant is in the same office complex, otherwise it is difficult to find. May be that was the reason for low occupancy.

The service was good, the Indonesian serving staff seemed to know about the food on the menu. The service was quick and efficient.

Food was well presented & had an authentic taste. Appetizer drink Jaljeera was disappointing. Other vegetarian dishes of starters and mains were tasty and had individual tastes rather than a common curry flavor seen in many restaurants. The quantity was adequate.

I would recommend it as a good option for Indian food in Jakarta.

  • Visited July 2013
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Jakarta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Do not order delivery”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

after a 2 hour wait, 3 phone calls and assurances that someone would return my call regarding a small food delivery order on a weeknight that took over 2.5 hours to be delivered to an address that in bad traffic is 15 minutes away I would suggest that no one order delivery from this restaurant. They are very unreliable.

  • Visited June 2013
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Molokai, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“Good, but not excellent”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Ganesha is located on the 9th floor of a central Jakarta building and is a little tough to find. Once there, the restaurant is clean, sharp and nicely appointed. The menu is long and has everything you would expect including both south and north Indian cuisine. I thought the dishes were uninspired. There was nothing wrong with them and they were completely authentic. But there was nothing exceptional about them, either. I thought (as an example) the paneer makani was under-spiced and rather ordinary. Quantities were good. Prices were extremely reasonable (about $35 for two people). I would probably go back to Ganesha just because the atmosphere is good. But if you end up there, don't expect anything exceptional in terms of food quality.

  • Visited May 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Wonderful Indian Restaurant in Kemang”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

We went as a family of 4 adults and 2 children. The restaurant is on the second floor and the air conditioning is effective. We had kadhai prawn, lamb, rogan josh and various Riata.
The taste was wonderful and bottled water appeared on the table.
We would certainly go again, great experience.
Be aware that all restaurants in Indonesia charge 21% extra on the bill being Govt. Tax and Service charge.

  • Visited May 2013
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“Great food, boring ambiance”
Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

Really like the food in this restaurant. Nearly every dishes seems authentic. However, for some reason... The decor of this restaurant and its service is not as cool

  • Visited March 2013
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