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“Not The Same Restaurant”
Review of Boka Buka

Boka Buka
Ranked #2,575 of 7,737 Restaurants in Jakarta
Price range: US$10 - US$20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Cilandak
jakarta
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not The Same Restaurant”
Reviewed 13 August 2011

This used to be one of my favorites, at least up until earlier this year. The menu choices have dried up leaving the standard fare. Salad choice down to one. The bold savoury sweetness of the pumpkin soup ran away. The beef borguignone came out to cloying with too much cream. As the title says, not the same anymore. Don't think I'll be coming back.

  • Visited July 2011
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Indonesian first
  • Any
English first
Jakarta, Indonesia
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“What a gem!!”
Reviewed 13 February 2010

So I wanted a nice French food for an (early) Valentine's dinner. Hubby hates french food with all the trimmings.. posh, pretentious, steel-y feel you get from a fine dining establishment. Well, that is not the case with BokaBuka. The minute we arrived at the restaurant, we knew it was going to be a good dining experience. The building is so petite and yet so charming.. very inviting. It was very quiet too, you can vaguely hear 1950s jazz in the background (how romantic is that??!!)

Escargot as the appetizer comes recommended.. for the main course I ordered pigeon with white wine sauce, and hubby ordered a rare fillet mignon. Good portion, well presented and most importantly, very tasty. The house red wine was good.. complimentary ginger+lime drinks were refreshing. The dessert of warm apple crumble topped with vanila ice cream had a fresh-from-the-oven taste this is highly recommended!

The bill came about 200K per person which for the food quality, attentive service and superb dining experience worthed every rupiah!! I am writing this review as I really am hoping for the best for this establishment. Restaurants in Jakarta tend to come and go with the trend and I would hate to see this local gem go away.

Ps: they have 2 small restaurants on Jalan Cipete Raya, located opposite to each other. Choose the smaller one (on the left hand side if coming from jalan Fatmawati) which has an outdoor seating in the backyard, with a small waterfall. More romantic and quiet.

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jakarta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“fine dining french in minimalist ambience”
Reviewed 16 September 2009

big taste in small place.despite the fact that french food is come in small portion but apparently not in this restaurant.enough portion with delicious taste.the menu written in chalkboard and changes every 2 weeks.

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“Great french resto.. with simple interior”
Reviewed 24 July 2008

Great french resto.. with simple interior

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“yummy beef burgundy...”
Reviewed 8 March 2008

yummy beef burgundy...

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