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“You need to try it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Java Warung

Java Warung
Ranked #8 of 366 Restaurants in Appleton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Indonesian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Authentic Indonesian dining in a casual atmosphere. Lunch buffet, dinner and all day Sunday is menu only. A perfect place for a night out with friends, business dinner, lunch from the buffet or take-out. Our casual dining area is designed to add to the dining experience by bringing a small sampling of Indonesian culture and art.
Appleton, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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“You need to try it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is one of those restaurants that you just want to be successful. The food is not only interesting and unique for our area, but it is absolutely delicious. I chose a vegetarian option that the waitress recommended. It came with some spicy tofu, beautiful yellow rice with coconut, a tasty and unique salad, a small bowl of fabulous curry, and three incredible corn fritters. Yummy! The building itself is not great, but it is clean and I'd much rather that the owners continue to spend their money on providing a wonderful food experience than on redecorating. I want to go back soon for the lunch buffet and to try their coffee. Give them a try and support this small business.

  • Visited July 2014
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4 Thank Ilike2tri
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English first
Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

I've been wanting to try this restaurant since it opened. Since another favorite of ours was closed tonight, my wife and I decided to try it. So glad we did as it does not disappoint. Very happy with the selection of dishes, great presentation and wonderful service. Expand you palate and keep Appleton's eclectic cuisine alive and well!

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank David N
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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211 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Seafood Lunch Buffet with teenagers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went for their seafood lunch buffet on a Friday, and it was reasonably priced at around $9 a person. They had a variety of authentic Indonesian/Malaysian dishes, such as beef sticks and curries. As in a Chinese buffet, they had stir-fried vegetables. Their coconut milk chicken curry was delicious and fragrant! Some dishes were on the spicy side, but many were mild with the option of adding your own hot sauce. There were two kinds of soups, one of which was an oxtail soup. The kids enjoyed the dessert bar, where there was a homemade cherry pie and assorted fruit. The server was friendly (she gave us a free mango ice cream bar) and the atmosphere nice. However, I wish the dishes were labeled more clearly (for example, not just a seafood soup but say what kinds of seafood ie oysters, squid, octopus) and that they had more seafood in them (by the time we arrived it was rather picked over.) Overall, a great little find.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Martin R
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Wisconsin
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216 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Great little find - very accomodating and helpful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014

I had lunch with a friend and we were both quite pleased. The waitress was very knowledgeable about the buffet items (and which were specifically vegan) and answered questions about the menu items as well. It's a cozy, comfortable place where you can linger over a glass of wine. Both of our meals were excellent, prepared exactly as ordered in terms of spice, etc. I will definitely go back and I recommend it highly.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Voice1234
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Chamberlain, South Dakota
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nice place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014

Went for the lunch buffet. Food was good just wished that we knew what we were all eating. The atmosphere was great and food was very good. Especially the desserts. Would recommend for some unique eating

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Adam S
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