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“Escargot is expensive but worthed”
Review of Boka Buka

Boka Buka
Ranked #1,773 of 8,432 Restaurants in Jakarta
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner
Neighborhood: Cilandak
Reviewed April 9, 2013

They have moved into a brand new building now, more space and nicer decor. But I couldn't say the same with the food. We ordered salmon white wine sauce and grilled lamb cooked with red wine, appetizer : escargot 12 pcs. Maybe we picked the wrong specialties but none of them are as good as it used to be, except for the escargot, which actually from the last time we ate there was about maybe 2 years ago, was not as expensive as it is now.

Maybe we should have gone with steak instead of salmon & lamb, this is the first time we ordered those, usually we ordered beef.

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Reviewed August 13, 2011

This used to be one of my favorites, at least up until earlier this year. The menu choices have dried up leaving the standard fare. Salad choice down to one. The bold savoury sweetness of the pumpkin soup ran away. The beef borguignone came out to cloying with too much cream. As the title says, not the same anymore. Don't think I'll be coming back.

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Reviewed February 13, 2010

So I wanted a nice French food for an (early) Valentine's dinner. Hubby hates french food with all the trimmings.. posh, pretentious, steel-y feel you get from a fine dining establishment. Well, that is not the case with BokaBuka. The minute we arrived at the restaurant, we knew it was going to be a good dining experience. The building is so petite and yet so charming.. very inviting. It was very quiet too, you can vaguely hear 1950s jazz in the background (how romantic is that??!!)

Escargot as the appetizer comes recommended.. for the main course I ordered pigeon with white wine sauce, and hubby ordered a rare fillet mignon. Good portion, well presented and most importantly, very tasty. The house red wine was good.. complimentary ginger+lime drinks were refreshing. The dessert of warm apple crumble topped with vanila ice cream had a fresh-from-the-oven taste this is highly recommended!

The bill came about 200K per person which for the food quality, attentive service and superb dining experience worthed every rupiah!! I am writing this review as I really am hoping for the best for this establishment. Restaurants in Jakarta tend to come and go with the trend and I would hate to see this local gem go away.

Ps: they have 2 small restaurants on Jalan Cipete Raya, located opposite to each other. Choose the smaller one (on the left hand side if coming from jalan Fatmawati) which has an outdoor seating in the backyard, with a small waterfall. More romantic and quiet.

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Reviewed September 15, 2009

big taste in small place.despite the fact that french food is come in small portion but apparently not in this restaurant.enough portion with delicious taste.the menu written in chalkboard and changes every 2 weeks.

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Reviewed July 24, 2008

Great french resto.. with simple interior

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