This restaurant serves another Local Indonesian cooking called SUNDA.
Before scouting for your seats, you need to select your dish to be eaten with the white rice. They got fish, prawns, chicken, squids....the list is endless and the one that I love most was lots and lots and lots of raw vegetables called ULAM .
Some dishes are freshly cooked just after you placed your order.
Surrounding is beautiful & good for meeting with friends. Bringing your kids should not be an issue since there is a playground for them. And its located within 'RUMAH MODE' Factory Outlets area.
Ample parking spaces provided.
Freshly fried chicken, freshly fried squids with plenty of the fresh 'ULAM'
I guess this is amongst the most visited restaurant by the tourist as well as the local included.
During my 2nd trip to Bandung together with my mom & hubby, we finally managed to squeeze into the itinerary to have our lunch here. And wala...we spent our time there for about 3 hours; most of the time taking pictures & enjoying the scenery.
Really love the place. The food was great & served by pretty petite Indonesian ladies, the surrounding beautiful & the weather was good as well.
We chose to have our lunch in one of the open gazebo (saung as its called here) near the paddy field instead of inside the restaurant itself. Afterall, u travelled to experience something different!. Some saung are built just by the lake within the area. Take off your shoes as you climb up onto the saung. The saung comes in different sizes that will suit you & your partner or the whole big party - well to a certain limit of course! The small saung can comfortably fit in 2 to 4 people.
There is a Japanese-like table where people will sit on the provided floor cushions. As you ready to order, you only need to use the traditional PA system called kentongan. I can only compare it to what we normally watched in movies where the lady/lord of the house ring the bell just to call the servant to the dining table!
Major parts of the restaurant compound are planted with paddy but it is only for decoration. No rice is harvested from them. Sounds like a waste but at least we as the people from new generation can at least gain this invaluable experience of having our meals surrounded by the greenery of the paddy fields.
Do spend the time to venture around. We tremendously enjoyed ourself just by having our lunch here & enjoying the scenery afterwards. Here, curiousity will benefit you of bumping into the beutiful scenery of the resorts that are built near the man-made lake!
Check ot the pictures to see them for yourself.
Note: Pic 1, 2 & 3 courtesy of my hubby - Haris -
Favorite Dish: There are variety of dishes in the menu. But it is recommended to tried the local Sundanese food serves here.
We enjoyed the grilled chicken very much. Dont forget to have the local raw salad known as lalapan to balance your food intake. Give the fried brinjal with chilie paste a try as well.
The oxtail soup as known locally as sup buntut comes highly recommended.
As for drinks, me & mom really enjoy our glass of Avocado juice!
MASAKAN PADANG or directly translated as FIELD COOKING is one type of cooking that visitors to Bandung or Indonesia as a whole should not miss.
In Bandung, Simpang Raya Restaurant at Jalan Asia Afrika is amongst the well known restaurant that serve Padang dishes.
Food? Ambience? Surroundings? Services? Summing all up, I would say EXCELLENT!
As you enter the restaurant, once seated, the waiter will start serving u with all kinds of PADANG dishes without u have to order anything.
DO NOT PANIC!
You will be charged on whatever u eat only. Each plates served normally comes with either 2 pieces of chicken, 4 slices of beef, 2 pieces of prawns etc. The price of each plate ranges between Rp7,500 - Rp25,000 (USD1 - USD3). All servings include a plate of vegetables - you can ask for more -, pot of rice & a glass of tea each.
'Ayam Pop' = Pop Chicken : I tried to ask for the recipe but the waiter replied 'SECRET'!
I guess thats why the signage also shows 'Istana Ayam Pop' which translates to Pop Chicken Palace
Dont forget the fresh Avocado juice.
a peace n romantic place 4 relaxed n spoiled ur stomach. they serve any kind of yummy snacks. under a big old tree, u could sniff bandung atmosphire.
Favorite Dish: lechee fruit yogurt n somay, they'r very sour n yummy.......^O^
Gambrinus Curry Kitchen Jl. Prof. Dr. Surya Sumantri no 59 Bandung +62-22-201-2704. Western and Indian
Coca Suki, Jl. Ir. H. Djuanda (Dago) no 171-173 Bandung +62-22-253-1933. Thai
My Hanoi House Jl. Rancakendal Luhur no 8A Dago-Bandung +62-22-7007-1108. Vietnamese
Tony Roma's Jl. Sumatra no 1 Bandung +62-22-422-4656. American
Warung Laos Jl. Eyckman no 2 Banadung +62-22-203-0516. Italian Pizza & Western
Tamani Cafe, Jl. H. Djuanda (Dago) no 7-9 Bandung +62-22-422-289. Western
The Wind Chime Jl. Sawunggaling no 10A Dago-Bandung +62-22-423-9963. Western
Dakken Jl. Laks. L.R.E. Martadinata (Riau) no 67 Bandung +62-22-420-9507 Western & Indonesian
Blackpepper resto & cafe, Jl. Maulana Yusuf no 10 Bandung +62-22-420-6147. Western & Indonesian
Tomodachi Jl. Sukajadi no 193 Bandung +62-22-203-6755. International & Indonesian
Café Bali Jl. Laks. L.R.E Martadinata (Riau) no 215 Bandung +62-22-721-7490. International & Indonesian, try kolak (dessert)
Roemah Kebon Jl. Laks. L.R.E Martadinata (Riau) no 156 +62-22-727-1441 Internatinal & Indonesian
Kirishima Jl. Asia Afrika 129 Ged. Graha International Lt. 7 Bandung +62-22-424-0597
Hanamasa, Jl. H. Djuanda (Dago) no 48 Bandung +62-22-423-0968 Japanese buffet
Sushi Tei, Jl. Sumatra no 9 Bandung +62-22-422-3181. Japanese www.sushitei.com
Hankook Garden, Jl. Karang Sari no 21 Bandung +62-22-203-3473. Korean
Korean House Jl. Sukajadi no 175 Bandung +62-22-203-5306
Grand Eastern Jl. Pasirkaliki no 18 Bandung +62-22-422-4636/37 Chinese www.grandeastern.net
Imperial Restaurant, Jl Braga no 121 Bandung +62-22-423-3291. Chinese email: email@example.com
Golden Lake Jl. Dr.Setiabudhi no 269-275 Bandung +62-22-201-2610. Chinese email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dragon Palace Jl. Dr. Djunjunan (Pasterur) no 116 Bandung +62-22-203-9280. Chinese
Queen Restaurant Jl. Dalem Kaum no 79 Bandung +62-22-420-4561. Chinese.
Kedai Ny. Rumah Jl. P. Trunojoyo no 29 Bandung +62-22-420-4750. Indonesian
Mirasa Jl. Purnawarman no 68 Bandung +62-22-423-5270. Indonesian, try nasi rames
Food in Bandung does not stop at the restaurants/cafes. There are plenties of bakeries in the city that you can buy some pastries. Some of them have high popularities that you must take a queue even before the shop is open in the morning.
Kartika Sari, Jl. Kebon Jukut 3C, Jl. Buah Batu 165A, Jl. H. Akbar, Jl. Kopo Sayati 111A, Jl. Terusan Jakarta 77E, Jl. Ir. H. Juanda (Dago). try the famous cake: pisang molen, a cake stuffed with banana.
SUMBER HIDANGAN Jl Braga no 20-22 Bandung +62-22-423-6638
Brownies Kukus Amanda Jl. Pasirkaliki no 25-27 Ruko Paskal Hypersquare BI A/42 Bandung +62-22-707-456-73 email:email@example.com www.amandabrownieskukus.com
try chocolate brownies kukus, a steamed brownies with melted chocolate inside.
Primarasa Jl. Kemuning no 20 Bandung +62-22-720-3440 try brownies, bolu ketan hitam and cakes
Bawean Jl. Bawean no 4 Bandung +62-22-420-5471
Jl. Laks.L.R.E. Martadinata (Riau) no 140 Bandung +62-22-720-2560 try cakes with rhum
Soes Merdeka Jl. Merdeka no 25-29 Bandung +62-22-423-5534
Abadi Jl. Purnawarman no 49 Bandung +62-22-420-4363/423-7717
Enjoy a food vendor at the street of Braga, Bandung. You could find it in the afternoon til the late of night, just on the side lane of Braga street Bandung
Favorite Dish: AYAM GORENG BRAGA means BRAGA FRIED CHICKEN, where one could enjoy fried chicken in sundanese style, but not only chicken, there were also fried TAHU (tofu) and TEMPE(soybean cake) with hot chili sambals and fresh vegetables
The restaurant is wide spread, providing guests with private dining experience as they are assigned individual huts located about 5 meters away from others. The huts can be located anywhere from the top of the hill, hillside, by the stream or even by the waterfall. It has a romantic ambience, particularly after the sun sets. Food is tasty, well presented and reasonably priced. Service is excellent and the waiters attend to you to within minutes. To be able to enjoy the view, be there early, perhaps around 4pm. For safety reason, do return to Bandung city early as the road is dark and in poor condition.
Bandung is a heaven for food lovers who enjoy new experiences. There are a lot of varieties, not only local cuisine but international ones. You can find any food you want for any kind of taste. That most eateries in Bandung focus on creating new variations.
Nasi Timbel is the famous Sundanese dish. It is a tube-shaped rice that has a distinguish flavour, because it is cooked inside a banana leaf. It is usually served with lalapan (raw vegetables), fried tofu & tempe, fried chicken and chili paste. You can find this type of dish in most of Sundanese restaurants.
Batagor is similar to bakso tahu/siomay but it is fried instead of being steamed. It is served similar with peanut paste and sweet soy sauce. Served also as a snack.
Kingsley Jalan Veteran (Bungsu) no 25 Bandung +62-22-420-7104
Batagor Riri Jalan Burarangrang no 41 Bandung +62-22-730-3349 come.to/batagor
Bakso Tahu / Siomay is a steamed meat with/without tofu. It is served with peanut paste, sweet soy sauce and a lime. It is suitable for a snack, eat at anytime.
Mie Kocok is a noodle soup, served with beef foot, beef skin and tauge or mung bean sprout. If you don't fancy with these parts of beef, then you can ask not to have it and you can still taste its appetite.
Lotek is a mixed boiled vegetables, served with peanut paste and some chillies, similar to gado gado. The hotter the better.
Lotek Kalipah Apo, Jalan Kalipah Apo no 42 Bandung +62-22-420-5983
Everybody has their own favourites. One page is not enough to list all food stalls, food courts, restaurants and cafes in Bandung. Here are some lists that are popular or have a long history.
I Scream For Ice Cream Jalan Hariang Banga no 7 Bandung +62-22-203-1726 homemade ice cream (black cherry)
RASA Jl Tamblong no 15 Bandung +62-22-420-5330/420-1428 try homemade pastry and ice cream
Bandoengsche Melk Centrale (BMC) Jl Aceh no 30 Bandung +62-22-421-5442 try fresh milk.
TOKO YOU Jl Hasanuddin no 12 Dago- Bandung +62-22-250-3332 email: firstname.lastname@example.org try homemade noodle
Tizis Restaurant Jl Kidang Pananjung no 3 Bandung +62-22-250-4963 email@example.com www.tizi.co.id try homemade pastry
Sunda is the ethnic name of the local people living in West Java. Sundanese food has some distinctive features than other ethnics.
Jl. Lengkong Besar no 77 Bandung +62-22-423-8125
Jl. Setiabudi no 86-88 Bandung +62-22-203-4263
Jl. Soekarno Hatta no 474 Bandung +62-22-730-0696
Jl. Pasirkaliki no 96 Bandung +62-22-420-3181
Jl. Dr. Djunjunan (Pasterur) no 155D +62-22-612-7800
Jl. Surapati No 53 Bandung +62-22-253-5050
Jl. Raya Cikole Km 22 Lembang, Bandung +62-22-278-6500
SAUNG KABAYAN Jl. Dr. Djunjunan (Pasteur) no 107 Bandung +62-22-601-7488
D’PALM Jl. Lombok no 45 Bandung +62-22-426-1623
KEDAI TIMBEL DAGO Jl. Ir. H. Djuanda (Dago) no 117 +62-22-250-2004
KELAPA LAGOON Jl. Sumatra no 5-7 Bandung +62-22-423-3409
RAJA RASA Jl. Setraria no 1 Bandung +62-22-200-5070
KEDAI TETEH INDORASA Jl. Maribaya no 9 Lembang- Bandung +62-22-278-6923
BUMBU DESA Jl. Laswi no 1 Bandung +62-22-710-0539
Favorite Dish: pepes ikan (steamed fish in a banana leaf), raw vegetables and chili pastes.
nasi timbel is a tube-shaped rice that has a distinguish flavour, because it is cooked inside a banana leaf. It is usually served with lalapan (raw vegetables), fried tofu & tempe, fried chicken and chili paste.
gepuk slices of beef, mixed in traditional herbs, then fried
sayur asem is mixed vegetables in tamarind soup
es cendol made with rice powder and coconut milk, served with ice cubes and sweet brown sugar.
es campur/ es teler is a grated ice cube with avocado, fruits, young coconut and kolang-kaling (some local preserved fruit).
For those who want a breathtaking view, eat in a local Sundanese village or have romantic international cuisine. Don't expect the taste to be half as good as the view and experience though.
N-Café Jl. Setra Duta Kencana II no 11 Komplek Setra Duta- Bandung +62-22-201-7815. email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.nuarta.com
Sierra Cafe & Lounge, Jl. Bukit Pakar no 33. Located on the hill of Dago Pakar in Bandung, Sierra delivers a relaxing and indulging ambience with a breathtaking view of Bandung's city light.
Warung Lela Jl. Kupa no 6 Dago- Bandung +62-22-250-1396. A cozy Noodle’s house with ethnic interior.
Roemah Nenek Jl. Taman Cibeunying Selatan no 47 Bandung +62-22-727-1745. Cozy hommie, like Grandma’s house (rumah nenek).
Café Halaman Jl. Tamansari no 92 Bandung +62-22-251-2350. Open-restaurant, try sop buntut (oxtail soup)
Rumah Kopi Jl Awiligar (near baso Lela). It literally means "coffee house". They serve many kinds of coffee at cheap prices.
Congo Solidwood Gallery & Café Jl. Rancakendal Luhur no 8 Bandung 62-22-253-1065 www.koleksikayu.com
The Cellar Jl Diponegoro no 9 +62-22-420-3588 An oasis in the center of Bandung. A spacious cafe & lounge.
Neo Calista Jl. Bukit Pakar Timur IV Kav-B1 Dago-Bandung 62-22-251-3355 www.neocalista.com
Maxi’s Resto Jl. Gunung Agung no 8 Ciumbuleuit- Bandung 62-22-203-2666.
Kampung Daun or Leaf Village is one of the famous restaurants and cafes in North of Bandung. People are coming here for the great natural environment with tradional Sundanese "kampung" (village) concept. You are eating in a cozy traditional Sundanese hut in the middle of nice landscapes, trees, small cliffs with waterfalls, and garden.
When evening/night comes, the pathway and huts are lighten up by dimmed lights. It's very beautiful and romantics.
Mainly they serve Sundanese foods, snacks, and beverages. Though international/popular meals also available.
Favorite Dish: Sundanese dishes with fresh uncooked vegetables and hot chilli paste. You may try also Sundanese "bandrek" (hot ginger beverage with shreded coconut meat), "bajigur" (hot browned sweet coconut milk beverage with kolang kaling fruit), "colenak" (grilled fermented cassava snack with sugar or condensed milk or jam).
The Valley Bistro & Suki Garden Cool indoor/ open-air restaurant with spectacular panoramic view of Bandung illuminated by night.
Favorite Dish: Indulge in the colourfull European, Japanese & Oriental cuisines, filled with flavour and elegance, in a warm & relaxed ambience.
The Valley Suki Garden Resto: All you can eat, Yakiniku & Shabu-shabu
Discover a unique dining experience with a cozy ambience near the summit of a steeply rising, symmetrical hill in Karyawangi Village, Ciwaruga. The Peak is a modern country-style resort dining establishment, offering discerning indoor and outdoor dining service with an incredible view of the Bandung valley. “The mood is precious”; it is so precious that we serve it even if you do not order it! Enriched by visionary architecture, integrated landscape, and cultural décor, the dining atmosphere offers an endless variety of unexpected delights.
Favorite Dish: An international buffet spread or an irresistible five-course dinner with your choice of spirits and a good selection of wine and cigars.