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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