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“Fantastic experience of a museum/restaurant”
Review of Dapur Babah Elite

Dapur Babah Elite
Ranked #43 of 8,430 Restaurants in Jakarta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indonesian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed September 7, 2012

I have been to Dapur Babah several times. This restaurant is basically a museum restaurant whereby the decorations are original artefacts of Chinese/Peranakan culture of a wealthy Chinese family in Central Java as well as Tibetan artefacts.

To begin with - it's a great place for Jakarta visitors as the restaurant has a really good ambience. The food is very unique, given that they serve the distinctive Peranakan/Babah and Dutch-colonial dishes. Ingredients seem to be very fresh with very good taste. I personally prefer the Peranakan dishes rather than the Dutch dishes, though.

Staffs are very attentive and professional and can tell you the stories behind the artefacts as well as the Peranakan culture and the various wealthy families in there. There are many very interesting original vintages and (if you are ready for it) creepy stories too.

Overall it's a good dining experience especially if you are/are taking someone who is very keen on historical/vintage things. I do not personally think that this is the restaurant to go to if you have small children (not with the artefacts and haunting pictures).

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8  Thank Marvelenah
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

It's a nice restaurant.. It serves nice food and has great atmosphere. I love the concept of the restaurant. it's very unique!

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4  Thank Rabecca T
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

Deco is pretty interesting and there was an old picture of the original tea house dating back around 1920s. The shop was then know as Shanghai teashop.
If you are chinese, then food here you will notice is not exactly Chinese. I would have said that the food is more south east asian then Chinese. Atmosphere is interesting as with their other chains but this is not their best

2  Thank Lynn T
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We went to have dinner after reading some reviews and we weren't disappointed ! The menu is impressive, so we asked for their specialities and chose some appetizers and soups that we shared between us so we could try different things. The taste and presentation were perfect ! The main course was also very good, in fact, everybody was highly satisfied with their meals. The ambiance, decoration and lightning in the restaurant were very nice, different than every other restaurant. It looked like out of a movie set ! The service is also excellent, don't hesitate to ask for meal suggestions. Take time to explore the restaurant if you like antiques: it's like a museum ! We had a very good time, I recommend this restaurant and hope to go back someday...

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3  Thank Valérie B
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Reviewed June 15, 2012 via mobile

Stopped for Lunch after reading reviews on Tripadvisor
Wow the food is excellent if you are in Jakarta this is a must go place

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2  Thank Andyr72
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