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“When you really want to eat western food...”
Review of Goodies Restaurant

Goodies Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 7 Restaurants in Batu Ampar
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Goodies Restaurant is winning a huge following among Batam’s Western expatriate community and Indonesian residents of Batam who enjoy good food in a magic setting at sensible prices.The Goodies chefs and kitchen facilities are capable of catering an 80-seat restaurant and large wedding parties or other functions. The Goodies bar is a popular meeting place for both Smiling Hill residents and visitors. The Goodies team has a very simple goal - to create the Number One restaurant in Batam for Western expatriate residents of the island, visitors from other countries and for local Indonesian residents who appreciate fine food and outstanding service.Goodies offers a choice of Western international dining, home-style favourites, Indonesian and Asian specialties, Italian pasta and pizzas, popular snacks, soups and salads, all-day breakfasts, and (unusually for Batam) a selection of classic desserts.The magic poolside setting and the ambiance created by the Bali-style treatment of the pool surrounds lends itself to further development as a public restaurant for people looking for somewhere special to dine.Goodies is becoming a popular venue for special corporate dinner parties, birthdays and other special occasions, as well as for regular dining. The restaurant is open from 7.30 am until 9.30 pm.
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Goodies is a little hyped due to the fact it caters to a majority of the expats who live/visit Batam. Food is "expat priced" and typically takes a long time to get your order. Staff are friendly and helpful. But what else can you say... It's a captive market and many expats are willing to pay the extra, regardless of how food tastes or if it takes a long time. But if you are looking to run into old time buddies or new in town, it is the place to start.

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Aimlink, Public Relations Manager at Goodies Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Thank you for your review of Goodies Restaurant. We welcome all comments, good or bad, as we want to provide the best food and service as possible to our customers. We are sorry your experience wasn't as good as you expected and we hope you will return. Why? Because we have just added a new head chef and are revamping our menu. Not because our customers have complained about the food. Quite the contrary. Our reviews have generally been the highest for any restaurant in Batam. But we recognize the need to always be innovating and improving what we provide our customers. I agree our prices are relatively high when compared to local restaurants serving mostly local food; however, our meals require Western-quality meats and other ingredients, mostly which have to be bought in and brought over from Singapore. Therefore, our costs are somewhat higher than other local restaurants, but our customers greatly appreciate the quality we provide as a result. And I think you will find our prices comparable to other Western-style restaurants in Batam. As to the wait time to receive your meals, it is possible that when you dined we had a lot of customers present, which does delay food service. We strive to serve our food as quickly as possible, but not at the expense of quality. Generally, our customers are not at Goodies for "fast" food; they want good quality Western food for the most part, and a short wait is fine with them. We hope you will try us again sometime soon to try out some of the new menu items, including a new hot sandwich menu, weekly specials, our barbeque grill experience and our new Sunday Roast Day Carvery buffet. Thanks again for your review.

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Reviewed June 7, 2013

I have been visiting Goodies for about 7 years. The staff are friendly, attentive and efficient, and you always feel welcome. The variety and quality of the meals has steadily improved over the years, and you are always assured of getting a good meal at Goodies.

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Aimlink, Public Relations Manager at Goodies Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review Goodies Restaurant. We are glad you "will be back." When you return, we have some great new menu items for you to try.

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

I was lucky enough to stay at Goodies whilst working in Batam and thoroughly enjoyed my stay.
The staff were all very friendly and efficient and the food was excellent.

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Aimlink, Public Relations Manager at Goodies Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

Denis,
Thank you for your kind review of Goodies Restaurant. We hope you will visit us again soon.
Ken Anderberg

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Reviewed May 31, 2013

I always enjoy visiting the restaurant and enjoying the lively atmosphere, excellent staff and good food!

Great job guys!

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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Lovely place to visit. Staff are excellent and friendly, Food fantastic. For me a great place to relax and enjoy the surroundings, Very nice bar and the locals (ex pats) are great company. I enjoyed my recent stay and will return again soon.

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