Spending so much time in Indonesia I am quite use to rather tough steaks, but reading the Trip Advisor reviews I thought I'd give this ago. Yes its true its a little hard to find at the end of a small street off Sosrowijayan, but if you look closely there is a sign on Sosrowijayan. The Atap is up a set of scruffy stairs and when you get to the top its little better. I sure that many western visitors would see this as local charm, but frankly its not, its simply a little run down.
If the owner is reading this and the person I am describing is not the owner, please, please, forgive me. But on reaching the top of the stairs there was a Dutch man lecturing Indonesians on Indonesian politics and business. I took an instant dislike to this person, he was the sort of bule gombal that I give a very wide berth to. Worse still if he was the owner he didn't greet us or make us feel at all welcome.
The menu claims to be fusion and the descriptions certainly appeared to be fusion dishes. I ordered Steak Rica Rica, which was described as Manadoese. Hardly Manadoese. It was covered in an extremely good slightly spicy barbeque sauce, rather than fresh chillis, lemongrass and kaffir lime. Nevertheless it was fantastic, I mean really fantastic. One of the best steaks I have had let alone in Indonesia. As for the sauce it was good and went well with the steak, but calling it Manadoese breaks any trade description.
When the bill came it was about twice what you would pay in neighbouring Indonesian restaurants, but it was more than twice as good. If you are a western visitor to Jogja then I can really recommend Atap, but don't be fooled that this is in some way fusion, its western food full stop.
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