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“Good but Could Improve”
Review of Taste Paradise

Taste Paradise
Ranked #137 of 7,839 Restaurants in Jakarta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Jakarta
Level 6 Contributor
216 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Good but Could Improve”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

We arrived about 1:30 PM on Sunday & the restaurant was packed. The servers took our order of tea & then forgot about us. After flagging a server, we finally got only 1 menu & all others were with other guests. After flagging a different server, we finally got another menu.

The senior servers (the ones in full suits) finally came around to take our orders & were more professional, friendly & knowledgeable than the junior ones.

After getting our orders, the food tasted good but the restaurant uses MSG ("vetsin/micin") in nearly all its dishes & when we asked to hold the MSG, that was only possible for dishes like fried rice & a few others that doesn't use sauces. Thus, some reactions included extra thirst & a residual leftover around the gums hours after the meal. It's too bad since food tasted quite good & plating was creative, as was taste.

The decor follows some upper end restaurant trends of using low lighting, dark wood furniture & lots of private rooms. The atmosphere became more pleasant when patrons started leaving as the air became cooler & less stuffy.

For the price, it was reasonable & a pretty good deal but as much of the food used MSG, we'll opt for other Chinese restaurants which doesn't use MSG or can completely exclude it from their sauces.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank agchen1
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Indonesian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Dim Sum”
Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Dim sum here is one of the best with wide variety of selections. This being Jakarta, the service is exceptional

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank aspidistraflying
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great service, but food is average”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

For the price that you're paying, food is average. Sharks fin soup still had an odour when served. Set menu is pretty filling, thus if you're treating guests, don't worry about not providing enough food. Standard has dropped quite significantly for the past 2 years, so it's quite a pity that this restaurant is located in an upscale hotel bit doesn't do it justice.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank LoveTravelling2012
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great disappointment after 3rd try”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

I live in Jakarta and surely love Chinese food. This restaurant, from A to Z is not qualified to be inside a high end mall or Grand Hyatt hotel. The food is full of MSG and some even served cold. The waiter has no clue about their own menu when we ask for details. I have given this restaurant 3 chances but I really have to give it up. The sharks-fin has a bad smell, daily soup is not available after we ordered. Price is high as its situated as Grand Hyatt's Chinese restaurant.

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1 Thank dsu804
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“They really have good taste!”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

A Chinese Dinner experience we did not regret. Good location, fine restaurant, Kantonese kitchen. The waiters were luckily not Kantonese (if you have ever been dining in Hong Kong you know what I mean) but friendly, helpful and always on alert. The food was to our taste and we enjoyed it. The interior of the restaurant is fine and the sound level very moderate. It's worthwhile giving it a try.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Gerhard N
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