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“Best food in all Sumatra!”
Review of Maruba Restaurant

Maruba Restaurant
Cuisines: Indonesian
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Padangbai, Indonesia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best food in all Sumatra!”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

We were recommended to go to Maruba by a couple we met who said the freshly baked bread was good. Luckily we head there on our first day, we have a bacon, cheese, avocado and chicken baguette (yes we're hungry). It is amazing. Everything is freshly made or straight from the garden. She even makes her own bacon which is awesome. We have eaten there everyday since at least once. The curry, napi nadir, crispy anchovies, home made burger, sandwiches, lobster are all fantastic. The burger is one of nicest i have ever eaten. To top it all off Ita and Tom are lovely, if you ask she gives you detailed information on all her dishes along with interesting and friendly conversation. The highlight was their dog called Brown who is gorgeous and cuddly. We tried many other places but no where came close to the price and quality you get at Maruba. The best place to eat on Samosir, don't miss out.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Alison G
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Russian first
  • Thai first
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English first
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“hamburger”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

after long trip in indonesia, finally found the real hamburger....
one of the best hamburger i ever eat :)
thank you maruba restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank anna m
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Houston, Texas, United States
2 reviews
“Ikan Enak!”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Maruba is the best restaurant on the island, and quite possibly one of the best restaurants anywhere in Indonesia. Ibu Ita is a lovely woman who speaks perfect english and is a culinary professional through and through. We were fortunate enough to have found Maruba early into our stay in Tuk Tuk and liked it so much that we ate there every night! We would finish one magnificent dinner and then order immediately for the next evening. Ibu Ita's specialty dishes (ordered one day in advance) should not be missed. The local fish from Lake Toba is delicious and the care with which it is prepared at Maruba is unparalleled. We felt like we had our own personal chef while we were there and cannot wait to get back!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Andy F
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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“You won't go wrong with Maruba Restaurant.”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Maruba, a humble and welcoming restaurant in Tuk Tuk. Had a great avocado chocolate shake, fresh and delicious lake caught grilled fish, accompanied by equally tantalizing dishes in the same league as Jenny's (From the same town). The owners of the family run restaurant speaks english and boy are they hospitable, they went out of their way to help me with something. A word of advice, they take time to painstakingly prepare the freshest dishes; so order when you are feeling slightly hungry, not when you're absolutely hungry. I guess it's the trend on Samosir.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank ZMervyn7
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best in Tuk Tuk”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

We stayed at Lake Toba and ate here every night. The husband and wife team who run this restaurant deserve the number one spot on trip advisor for the great food and friendly warm service. The Rendang curry which you have to order in the morning or the day before was delicious and truly mouth watering. If your lucky you might even get a few songs played by the owner with his guitar. Great value for money and a must visit if in Tuk Tuk.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Dano1p
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