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“Dreadful service, food washit and miss!”
Review of Khatulistiwa - CLOSED

Khatulistiwa
Cuisines: Malaysian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Reviewed November 16, 2013

My wife and chose to eat here as it is in a reasonable setting with views across the river. However it was the poor service that really let this place down, especially given the restaurant was virtually empty. We ordered our food and after about 15 minutes we were brought our main course which was rather surprising as we hadn't had our starters so we sent it back. They seemed put out by this but hey we're the customers and weren't happy. After another 10 minutes our starters arrived, my wife had a prawn salad/cocktail and I had the chicken satay, both were quite good and the portions generous. After our starter we asked for a bottle of water, after about 15 minutes it hadn't arrived so we asked again, I'm not sure if they were taking the proverbial but instantly two bottles arrived! 20 minutes later we finally got our main courses, the wife had chicken fried rice which she said was really good. I had the lamb in the black pepper sauce and it was virtually inedible. The sauce was watery and tasted of nothing other than a watery black pepper flavour, worse still the lamb was a leg steak that had been thinly sliced, bones and all. Every other mouthful was a piece of lamb that had a fairly sharp shard of bone attached, and to top it off it was as tough as old boots. Food wise three of the four dishes were decent, but the slow, surly and inept service meant we were not going to return, nor would we recommend.

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Thank tafer2uk
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

We ordered two nasi goreng special there, one without seafood and one with.
Couldn't tell the difference between them nor could the waitress. That didn't matter after all because the nasi didn't taste good but really burned...
They didn't help us very quickly weren't overly friendly and their English was a bit poor.
The place has a nice view and for a drink it's ok, but will not eat there again.

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Thank Raymond D
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

This circular modern restaurant is definitely worth a visit. It has a great location and a very accessible menu which provides very good value for monmey.

Thank Francis M
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Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Ordered a jug of beer and it took 15 minutes to arrive. There were only 5 other customers... Instead of beer glasses we were given tumblers, on account of the fact that all the beer glasses were dirty and piled up on the bar. Went to the toilet - which was filthy - and peeked through the kitchen door. The sight of the kitchen made me glad we didn't order food! Avoid at all costs...

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Thank GrumpyTravelerMan
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Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Stumbled across this place,nice by the river with lovely views. Food was okay...decent portion sizes. Service was a tad lacking,waitress hardly spoke to us and had to ask for drink twice but give it a try! Claypot chicken was good.

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Thank Mrsagarlick
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