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Penang Bistro - Kebon Sirih
Ranked #105 of 7,846 Restaurants in Jakarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Malaysian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Great Falls, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Put it on your itinerary”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Jakarta has many fine eating spots. One of them is Penang Bistro. Its cuisine is Malaysian (from Penang area, well known for its culinary delights). However, don't expect it to offer every street food you find in Penang. Instead Penang Bistro has dishes that reflect the style and taste of Penang, but not necessarily found in Penang. Having said that, the variety and dishes is simply great. Ask the waiter for suggestions because the menu is extensive. The Penang style pepper and salt tiny lamb chops are exceptional. They have several locations. I believe the one in Kunninggan at the Oakwood, might have an edge.

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Location and Ambiance”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

There are some Penang Bistro in Jakarta, and I usually goes to Penang Bistro at Kebon Sirih and Oakwood, Mega Kuningan. Both restaurants have very good ambiance and good services, although the price was more expensive compares to other one type of restaurant.
My favorite foods were Roti Canai, Crispy Squid, Grill Jumbo Sotong, Deep Fried Chicken (ayam goreng terasi), and the fantastic Ambula Juice for drink. Recommended.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank sonnych j
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indonesia
Level 6 Contributor
273 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“delicioso mucho!”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

I go to this restaurant couple of times. I love this restaurant. Everything taste special! It suites my Asian palette. Love the shrimp, love the crabs, love the durian ice, everything

Visited October 2012
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Thank c0sm0p0litangirl
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
248 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“nice place, expect better food..”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Well, as the chain resto, most of the outlets of Penang Bistro are well-designed and cozy.

But somehow, the food noods to keep up with its decorations...I tried laksa and it was runny and I guess a bit MSG-loaded...the kwetiau was very oily as well, despite the good smell..and they were not that cheap either..

So, perhaps, if you look for a good laksa, try other food or other place...

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank IndahNS
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Jakarta
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great food, Great ambiance”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

They have a good selection of dishes that tasted very good, the service is also great. Highly recommended

Visited June 2012
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