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Rumah Makan Tabona

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Jln. Mangkubumi No 17, Medan 20151, Indonesia
+62 61 4525540
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06:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 16:00
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Singapore
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162 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Tabona serves one of the best curry bihun in Medan, and it is always crowded during bfast and lunch time. I tried their chicken curry while my friends tried mix chicken and beef curry and all taste very nice, but be aware that the curry is quite spicy. Their crackers and pudding taste very good also. Pricing is considered in... More 

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Thank Patric01
mcmcmcmc, Public Relations Manager at Rumah Makan Tabona, responded to this review

Dear Patric01, Thank you for your visit and kind words! We're glad that you enjoyed your lunch here and hope to see you soon. Regards, RM Tabona More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Place is always crowded and not pleasant to sit in, but the chicken curry is the best in town. They have beef curry too, served with steam rice or bihun(vermicilli).

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Thank Sujeni W
mcmcmcmc, Public Relations Manager at Rumah Makan Tabona, responded to this review

Dear Sujeni, Thank you for your visit and kind words. Just to let you know that we have several seating area, indoor, outdoor, and extended indoor area with air conditioning. Next time, please let us know your preference and we will try our best to accommodate you. Hope to see you soon! Regards, RM Tabona More 

Medan, Indonesia
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Really good curry here. Most people come here for breakfast or lunch. Although it's quite expensive, but it's worth tasting. Curry Bee hoon (Rice Vermicelli) has always been my favourite. I'm not pretty sure that it's halal. So be careful.

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Thank vsteven94
Jakarta, Indonesia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The taste of the kari bihun (curry rice noodle) haven't changed since decades ago, and the place is usually packed, especially during breakfast. I like the beef curry rice noodle better than the chicken version.

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Thank Yamin72
mcmcmcmc, Public Relations Manager at Rumah Makan Tabona, responded to this review

Dear Yamin72, Thank you for your visit and kind words. And hope to see you soon! Regards, RM Tabona More 

Medan, Indonesia
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

You need to eat this if you come to Medan, one of the best curry in town, ans currently managed by third generation. It uses only organic chicken for the curry, and the place is always crowded during breakfast and lunch time.

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 November 2016

difficult for parking & the small place, less staff to serve. Please don't visit during the weekend period.

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Thank henryshelly
Jakarta, Indonesia
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97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Chicken Bihun-curry... very nice, not expensive. We had kietna-juice for the drink, the best. The portion is just about enough for lunch

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Thank Vanda A
Medan, Indonesia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Rumah Makan Tabona have many good food, i really like chicken curry. the place easy to find and the price is not expensive.

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Thank ricopranata
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is my must go to if theres a guest from out of town, the chicken or beef curry soup is the best. You can eat it with rice or bihun . Usually i mix chicken and beef. It also serve mie pangsit or noodle which my moms love. If you are a coffee lover you can try the ice... More 

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Thank Devin C
mcmcmcmc, Public Relations Manager at Rumah Makan Tabona, responded to this review

Dear Devin C, Thank you for your kind review! We are glad that you enjoyed our food. Just a side note, we are open 7 days a week, 6:30AM- 16:00PM. We are only closed on certain public holidays (i.e. Chinese New Year & Hari Raya Idul Fitri). Hope to see you back soon. Regards, RM Tabona More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Best curry in medan city I've ever tried. Give two thumbs for this ! So many variant like chicken curry, beef curry, etc..

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$5
Cuisine
Asian, Indonesian, Halal
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 16:00
Monday
06:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 16:00
Thursday
06:30 - 16:00
Friday
06:30 - 16:00
Saturday
06:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jln. Mangkubumi No 17, Medan 20151, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Sumatra  >  North Sumatra  >  Medan
  • Phone Number: +62 61 4525540
Description
Rumah Makan Tabona specialises in serving authentic Medanese Curry since 1983. Only served free-range chickens and only the best beef with carefully selected spices/herbs, cooked daily to ensure every single bowl served is the best curry you ever tasted. Come and enjoy a bowl of hearty curry with a choice of chicken or beef, served with rice/rice noodles/egg noodles. Complete with a glass of signature iced calamansi drink (kietna) or if you are a fan of coffee, don't miss out on the ice coffee.

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