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“The crowds can tell the story”
Review of Pondok Laguna

Pondok Laguna
Ranked #19 of 7,985 Restaurants in Jakarta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 15, 2014

This restaurant is never shy of visitors since it was founded decades ago until today.
The crowds are the living proof for this restaurant. Many restaurants come and go in Jakarta, unlike this one.
The favorites dish here are: Gurame Goreng (Deep fried crispy gurame fisth), Tahu Kipas (Fan Toufu), Kari Kepala Ikan (fish head curry).
On top of that, price has been kept quite affordable for Jakarta standard.
Highly recommended for eating out in Jakarta.

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Thank Ponkster828
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Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

On new year's eve, all seats were crowded here hence you need to reserve one week prior to your dinner. Though crowded, the service was good and food were served fast. We ordered ikan gurame goreng, tahu kipas, udang saos padang, cumi goreng and kangkung. To me, the shrimp with saos padang was the best after the tahu kipas.

1  Thank Rahel Novie L
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

Coming to Pondok Laguna always refresh my childhood memory. I've been visiting this restaurant with my parents ever since before I am 10 y/o. Located in the heart of Jakarta, Batu Ceper. Food in this restaurant is mostly influenced by Sundanese culture. Restaurant is very humble, expect to see and find lots of fruit seller in front of the entrance, they will offer you seasonal fruits, from mango to guava.

The signature dish in this restaurant I think everyone will agree with me is their gurame goreng. The way they serve is also unique, they will spread the gurame into 2 side. Try also their tahu kipas, sambal, gurame and sayur asem. Their cumi goreng kering (fried squid is also prime). Price is very afforadable and competitive, its nice not to come here all alone so you can share the food variety.

Per person spending will be about Rp 50 K if you come here with about 7-8 people (share) excluding drink. The place had no air con, I am not sure now. The service is lacking, they have lots of old waiter and waitress who sometimes don't even smile. During peak hour parking lot can also be a challenge for you. Try getting a baby chair and you'll be surprised on how conventional this resto is.

sometimes when they are overload the floor will get dirty and the pond at Pondok Laguna is far from beautiful, just as is.

Cheers and enjoy this legendary restaurant. . .

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1  Thank botulinum
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

Have been here twice within a span of 3 months, the taste and quality was consistent, though they have large crowd, having two section, ground floor and first floor make this place comfortable, service is quite fast considering the diners that they served during that time. Be prepared to face the traffic jam to come here, but the time and journey taken are worth.

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1  Thank HishamZarinaAnwar
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

one of the best meal in jakarta, the food is very tasty. damn delicious. surely you must try if you visit jakarta.. is amazinggggggg . try it.

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Thank Adam P
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