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“Busy Cafe, Good restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Eastern Promise

Eastern Promise
Ranked #163 of 7,653 Restaurants in Jakarta
Price range: $1 - $3
Cuisines: Indian, Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Salatiga, Indonesia
Level Contributor
37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Busy Cafe, Good restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

This place is a typical, easy style, amsterdam brown cafe like place to hang out.
Many expats and if you are open for it always a place to chat.
Reasonable prices for Jakarta and a good choice for snacks and drinks.
The restaurant serves Indian and western food of a more then average quality.
The services are average to good.
And the place always can serve you with some extra.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Edo D
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Indonesian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good Food, Nice Atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

If u like eastern food, try this one! It's a very recommended place and foods. My favorite was Beef Vindaloo and Chicken Tikka Masala, enjoyed them with naan. Kinda popular bread from India.
I like the foods so much, rich of traditional India's spices.
The atmosphere was also nice, homey, it makes u enjoyed to stay any longer :)

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Indesa_S
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Jakarta, Indonesia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Service is a joke”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

Went in a group of 8, was seated for dinner but then seemed like no one ever wanted to serve us even after asking several times. Most of the female staff just don't seem to care at all, and are even on the point of being outright rude at times. Better going to Murphy's just up the road, much friendlier staff and less of a dump.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank BigValz
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Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“1st time went here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

I went here with my friend last saturday, it is my first time and it was a good place to go. The live music last week it's really good, everybody dancing follows what the band playing. The service was good too. Most of the guest are expat

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
Thank Maika1592
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Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“First time and last time”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

First time at Eastern Promise after living in Jakarta for one year? Food was good and staff were lovely, but why on God's green earth would you go to a dive like this in a city with so many great bars and restaurants? Oh, that's right so you can be with a bunch of other loud mouth and agro expats living a solitary confined western life in a brilliant city like Jakarta. Seriously, if you need to go to this place to feel better about not being back home in the UK, Aus or US then go back home. In fact entering this place was like entering a frat house. Do yourself a favour, avoid at all costs and go somewhere nice like SkyBar in Menara BCA, Facebar or Social House. Reminded me of what I don't like about being back home. Yuck!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Sean U
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EPromise, General Manager at Eastern Promise, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Hi Sean, thank you for visiting Eastern Promise and sorry we weren't your cup of tea.
Wishing you a great further stay in Jakarta!
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