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Jln. A. Yani, Medan 20111, Indonesia
61 4532042
08:00 - 23:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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220 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow!! How did this restaurant get any stars? People with no points of comparison? We had mushroom soup that was quite ok, but did not taste mushroom. Chicken curry with a red sauce that had no curry and I could not eat and nasi goreng that was tasty but mostly greasy. But really the disappointment was the ice cream, supposedly​... More 

1 Thank Philippe J
Level Contributor
49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tip Top Restaurant has been a Medan mainstay for three generations, and one of oldest ice cream shop in Indonesia. The history of the restaurant began in 1929 with name 'Jangkie', after the owner. The first shop was at Jalan Pandu and they moved to jalan Kesawan in 1934 and renamed Tip Top - means 'Perfect'! In this modern life,... More 

Thank Elizabeth S
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109 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out driver from rent-a-car advised us to try this legendary restaurant. This resto has been around since 1934! Imagine how antique this place would be. When we entered, in the evening, our immediate and first impression and feeling, we loved it. We loved it from the ambiance, the interior (vintage to my liking), friendly and hospitable staff who welcome us... More 

Thank Ida B
Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time i came back to my hometown, it is a must for me to visit this restaurant. I like to eat the nasi sayur! But out of all the mocha cakes is the best! It s the only shop in town that still use traditional baking method. The texture of the sponge cake is not very moist but it... More 

Thank pppchou
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here twice, once for ice cream and tea, then for chicken curry, redang and beer. Food really tasty and at a reasonable price. Service good and staff friendly. Clean bathrooms.

Thank NicolaRhondda
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite cake is at tip top restaurant. Old taste but the taste make me always remember want to eat. Once a month i always buy tip top cake to eat although there is no events to celebrate

Thank Fenny W
Nonthaburi Province, Thailand
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35 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tip top restaurant serves local and colonial foods. It 's very famous and has its own website. I had the ox tongue steak with potatoes and salad for 74,000 Rp. Gadogado for 19,000 Rp. Pan cake Pisang for 23,000 Rp. It opens from 08:00 am. to 11:00 PM.

Thank krida802000
Level Contributor
49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In my youth, this resto is a must visit when in Medan. I long for its ice cream. However, the nostalgic memory seems to break due to last experience. I ordered risol, kroket, husarenzla salad - all are disappointing. We waited too long for such substandard taste. I hoped that the ice cream will make up my disappointment, but the... More 

Thank Dewi M
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97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came to Tip Top twice and had very pleasant experiences. The first one was for lunch (we had morning glory, keetiaw goreng and Curry mutton - all good), the second for ice cream (corn flavor, yum!). In both occasions I had no issues finding a seat and staff was extremely nice and did their best to accommodate us despite... More 

Thank Nebulette_06
Bali, Indonesia
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Always love their traditional cake or known as jadul (jaman dulu = old age). The cake itself smells really good because of the way they cooked it. A decent hang out place to catch up with friends over snacks whenever I back in town.

Thank lindayunitan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, European, Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jln. A. Yani, Medan 20111, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Sumatra  >  North Sumatra  >  Medan
  • Phone Number: 61 4532042

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?