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“Good thing bad things”
Review of The Cafe

The Cafe
Ranked #3 of 7,773 Restaurants in Jakarta
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Located on the Lobby Level and open 24 hours daily, The Café takes to the traditional multi-cuisine restaurant that is unlike any other All-Day-Dining or Coffee Shop in the region. The Café is intended to evoke a ‘dining room’ ambience and be one of the most sought-after tables in the city.
Jakarta, Indonesia
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good thing bad things”
Reviewed 24 October 2013 via mobile

I actually love the taste of all Japanese parts, and the cheese naan service also the taste.
The western is good eventhough the pasta is not better than Satoo (too salty).
From chinese side, I love almost all the things too except the very salty duck pecking.
I am not really into Indian side, but, some foods I took there are quite good.
The grill side, I love the satay. It is different from other hotel satay.
The bakso loncat taste good but lack of fish balls variants.
The fresh crab is fresh, and the oyster is fresh if It served that day ( I mean, oyster is not).
All the dessert almost perfect, the creme brulee is not creme brulee.

Thank Kania P
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Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
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87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Just ok”
Reviewed 23 October 2013 via mobile

The food is okay, but the cake is amazing. The price is quite expensive. There are several food in here, italian, japanese, etc. The decoration is very nice

Thank Giovanniandrea
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Dallas, Texas
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Pricey for Jakarta Standard”
Reviewed 18 October 2013

Located at Ground Floor of Mulia 5 star Hotel, this is an all you can eat buffet of Japanese, Indonesian, Indian, and International foods at IDR320K per person + tax (drinks are not included, which are pricey -i.e. Bintang beer IDR65K, import beer starts from IDR85K). It is a bargain with western standards but pricey for Indonesian standard. You can have same quality or better food in many restaurant in Jakarta at the half of the price. Food is OK (not superb, lamb chops not eatable, sushi was medium quality), Selection was OK (only 3 kind of low cost fish were available to choose from which were not tasty, no smoked salmon, no crab or lobster etc.), service was superb (I am surprised at few negative comments on service) and ambiance was good but not top of the line (no views or special just very chic). The desert selection is very extensive and that is the big draw for locals.

You need to make reservation especially on weekends and holidays, or you may be turned away.

  • Visited October 2013
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    • Food
Thank Rad_Cyrus
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
Reviewed 16 October 2013 via mobile

I don't know why it can rated number 1 in the list. The service is not meeting 5 star hotel standard at all. Slow and not responsive.

We asked for a plate. The waiter said "yes" then walked away without doing anything. Perhaps, he doesn't understand English well, but it shouldn't happen in 5 stars hotel.

We ordered sandwich. Taste was ok but it took 30 mins to prepare.

Thank HappyTravel0504
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Very, very good buffet spread for dinner with a wide variety of international cuisine. But not recommended for anyone on a diet! Located in a 5-star hotel gives it a nice environment to enjoy a hearty meal! Not a cheap meal but worth it as a nice treat or business dinner.

Visited September 2013
Thank Chris S
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