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“Manadoooooo!”
Review of Beautika

Beautika
Ranked #138 of 7,773 Restaurants in Jakarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $7
Cuisines: Indonesian
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Jakarta, Indonesia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Manadoooooo!”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

i have a half blood from manado so i like to find the manado's restaurant and beautika is good enough.

Visited November 2012
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  • English first
  • Indonesian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
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English first
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Best restaurant featuring a regional Indonesian cuisine - Manado”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Manado has a distinct cuisine - very spicy, containing some new world elements (beans and corn), heavy on fish and really interesting combinations of food. I've eaten here at least five times and try to go back every time I'm in Jakarta.

This restaurant features the best example of Manado food that I've found - and the original location is better than the second location.

Two warnings: If you don't know the local food, you'll need help. Ask for the owner or manager (both Manado natives) who can guide you through a selection. There are two counters filled with all kinds of dishes behind glass. You walk in, look around and pick what you want. I've always been lucky enough to go with Manado natives who guided me through the process. Once you pick, food is brought to your table in the air conditioned interior. Spiciness ranges from one chili to five chilis - and five chilis is really very very hot. Not Jalapeno hot - think scorpion sting hot, peeling paint hot. I can take most Mexican and Thai spicy dishes, but three chilis is all I can handle.

Go with a group and get a bunch of dishes. I would personally recommend one of the bean stews, a vegetable dish, the corn fritters, a fried fish (not spicy), a grilled fish with spicy sauce, a satay or two and the special manado rice (kind of a "red" rice because part of the hull is still on it). Talk with one of the managers for help.

They serve all kinds of really interesting fruit juices. I like their take on avocado juice - (blended avocado, a little sugar, chocolate and chipped ice), but the other juices are also good.

Finally, for desert, there is a really interesting variant on rice pudding. Outstanding!

Be warned - at the height of lunch hour this place is packed. They do accept credit cards.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank DallasJack
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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98 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“great for spicy food lover”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

it's an average for me, but don't get me wrong, peeps who enjoy very very spicy food will love this place (notice the use of 2 "very" words).

Place was small but suprisingly clean and cozy. Food selection could be a little confusing at first but their waiters are kind enough to explain them (but I'm not sure how is their english since I'm asking in indonesian)

Overall it's good and if you have some issues with your body disposal system...this is a good way to go :D

Visited February 2013
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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151 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“A truly Menado resto.....”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Those who love Menado food must try this resto. The food is quite hot, so beware of stomach trouble. In fact the food is yummy, and they provide with genuine pastries also. Parking is rather hard to find. The price is rather high, but goes well with the taste.

Visited December 2012
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Sydney
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

This's one of my favourite place when I lives in Jakarta, the food is freshly cooked with strong flavour, you have to try many fish style both spicy and non spicy, as well as how they cook the veggie - bunga papaya is my favourite.

  • Visited November 2012
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