The restaurant is one of the famous seafood restaurants in Semarang, located at the northern parts of Semarang recognized by the public as PRPP, close to the Tanjung Mas Harbor, always crowded with a group of the guests who made a reservation in advance, especially for family gathering or Reunion.
Served excellent and delicious dish appetizer, asparagus soup, live fish from the aquarium. There are also various kind of fresh seafood such octopus, squid, oysters, crabs, king prawns and lobsters.
The attendants could also enjoy fishing at the ponds just sight by side with the restaurants, a very spacious open air landscape furnishing with thatched roof houses and there is also live music and karaoke lounge where the guest could sharing singing a song
Favorite Dish: Fish dishes could choice from the aquarium, dishes appetizers, fried octopus, squid barbeque, fried prawns, fresh oysters, asparagus soup.
Furniture from bygone days. The walls full of photo's from pre-war Semarang, you can also by a booklet of them. A few cupboards full of memorabilia.
Semarang Restaurant has the same atmosphere as better-known "Toko Oen" on Jalan Pemuda. Yet it has one advantage. Both resto's have French windows, but at Toko Oen they never open them any more: too much noise and dust from busy Pemuda street. Semarang restaurant is set back from Gajah Mada street, so the French windows are always open.
Favorite Dish: The food is delicious, the fruit juice always from real fruit.
Prices are small. We had for lunch a gado-gado at Rp 15,000 and a nasi langgi at Rp 16,000 (excl. 10% tax).
Taking the exit road south from Semarang you pass by Gombel where the road climbs steeply. On your left you have a fine view over Semarang town, especially when you turn into the Taman Tabanas parking (parking fee Rp 2000).
There are three restaurants in a row where you can have your meal enjoying the view. Alamanda Garden Restaurant is the most attractive, being built on three levels hugging the mountain side with a rather overgrown garden. It is also the most expensive, but still cheap with an outlay of typically Rp 50,000 per head.
There is a large choice of seafood dishes, but also the usual Indonesian and Chinese food is available.
Below Alamanda is the Panorama restaurant, cheaper but rather rundown. Next higher up is Alam Indah restaurant, similar to Panorama.
As a regular visitor to Semarang I can never go past this restaurant. Its an original Thai theme right down to the uniforms. The chef has 15yrs experience with Thai food and now they have delicious Indian as well. It has a great pub built inside that is family friendly (unusual for Semarang) and a great place to catch up with most of the Semarang ex-pats to get the local gossip and places to go (and stay away from) there is satellite tv sports/news. Great priced drinks and very good happy hours, clean and fresh air cond. Also a large book exchange ! Western food is also available at the bar if your hanging out for a burger or fish and chips.
Favorite Dish: Their Tom Yam Talai Spicy Seafood Soup is by far the best I have ever tasted outside of Thailand. They have weekly specials and theme nights also, sometimes a Thai Barbeque. The new Indian menu though not totally traditional Indian is exceptionally tasty. I have a weak stomach but have NEVER been sick here even from the salads. It must be one of the cleanest eats in town. All food is served fresh and hot with excellent service.
Fish here is really fresh and delisious, especially ikan bandeng, and also the view of this restaurant infront of the sea where we can fishing too. Nice and comfortable surounding with live music. Hight Recomend!!!
Favorite Dish: Ikan Bandeng......YUMMYYYYYYYYYY
this is an open lounge coffee shop in a small corner of ahmad yani airport semarang. we like to be here while awaiting cellphone's battery recharging and boarding time.
nice coffee we got. named cappuccino with vanilla ice cream. also several kind of european style bakery. from apfelstrudel to croissant. also available favorite local snack like lunpia and wingko babat.
this delicious presentation is "buffet a'la warung semarangan". yes, yummy and choose your own fave here. pick up your steam rice by your own and start find the delicious ones, from sayur [vege], gorengan [anykind of fried fish and chicken and tofu and tempe], botokan [steamed menu], pepes menu [grilled in charcoal fire after wrapped in banana leaf -- can be imagined how hmmm the fragrance is ;)] and you can add and add more.
Favorite Dish: i like almost all of these kind buffet, from botok urang [steamed shrimp in coconut sauce, wrapped in banana leaf], ikan goreng [fried fish], urap daun pepaya [papaya's leaf and anchovy in coconut], tumis cumi [calamari fried in black sauce]. nothing more to say but "hmmmm".
Favorite Dish: categorized as the must try snack from semarang. derived from chinese culinary, this spring rolls can be served goreng [fried] or biasa [not soaking in the boiled oil]. made from a thin pancake look-alike from wheat flour and egg, and rolled with assortments inside, mixed of rebung [young bamboo], tofu, scrambled egg plus carrot. served in sweet and sour sauce and green chili.
old atmosphere with delicious european delicacies. from cookies, ice cream, coffee and tea to fine dining. we like this resto a lot.
Favorite Dish: we love to have dinner at toko oen. the oldest european style resto in semarang, owned by mr and mrs oen [they also have a branch at malang, east java and still open nowadays].
toko oen's wiener schnitzel [nick's fave] was superb, same as tenderloin nz steak [my fave]. also domino ice cream [nick's] and tutty frutty ice cream [mine].