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“Good food but no beer :(”
Review of Bumbu

Bumbu
Ranked #724 of 11,181 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Kampong Glam
Reviewed October 16, 2012

Went to Bumbu this week after work. The little house feels nicely Thai, if a little pungent odour-wise. Furniture was a bit of an assortment but comfy enough.

The menu looked like someone schoolchild had put it together as a project about 3 years ago - seriously amateur. But the food was wonderful.

My buggest gripe: NO BEER ! I have some to associate Thai food with a nice cold Chang / Singha, but not at Bumbu.

Thank Andrew C
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Was staying in he area and was looking for a restaurant to spend a quiet evening meal with friends. This looked like a restaurant that most people would walk by without a second look. but there were some reviews on the net which made it sound interesting, So after walking around the area we dived in, Got a table and looked around. Deco can be described as 'pseudo' antique but very well done. Mainly families eating there, good atmosphere and the menu was Indonesia..Food arrived 10 minutes later. Excellent authentic and tasty food Great service and when we left a $6 tip, the waiter almost gave it back to us as they are not used to tips. bill was $ 50 for starters and mains for 3 hungry chaps
Hala' and so no booze but the juices were great. Chicken with basil, squid, indonesian rice.- all the dishes were good .
A bit diffficult to find but well worth the search.

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2  Thank ej111
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Finally got a table at Bumbu after a couple of attempts. The proprietors seem to lack confidence: the menu is a mish-mash of Thai, Indonesian and Peranakan dishes. What it really is, is a Peranakan restaurant, if the decor is anything to go by. And what a great Peranakan restaurant it is! We had an excellent Buah Keluak and Ngo Hiang - both are highly recommended. The service is quite good too, and the restaurant is reasonably-priced too. Wish it was in a different location, as the Arab St. area is too associated with Middle Eastern food.

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1  Thank Ulysses S
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

I tried probably the best thai food I've ever eaten... I mean, better than in Thailand. Not all the dishes are the same quality, I liked specially chicken and beef...

Thank Koke000
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Small boutique Halal restaurant (so no alcohol available). Photos on the menu to see make deciding easy (although it all looks good), coffee chicken was exciting and the mango salad was great. 2 mains and an entree for $30. Thai / Malay menu, nothing but tastiness to speak of.

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Thank BankerPete
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