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“Food and drink overpriced.... but the saturday buffet is reasonable”
Review of The Traders

The Traders
Ranked #148 of 457 Restaurants in Medan
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Description: Finest Steaks in Medan
anywhere in the world
Level 6 Contributor
317 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
“Food and drink overpriced.... but the saturday buffet is reasonable”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Overpriced by Medan standards, both the food and the drink. But if you want reasonable western food in Medan, there are not so many choices....

We decided to go for the Saturday evening buffet dinner, which is much more reasonably priced at IDR 110,000 (compared to dishes that cost 3 or 4 times that). Fairly good selection (but not as much as a hotel buffet), including sashimi, tempura prawns, roast beef and roast lamb. The pepper sauce with the beef was nice, but the beef itself was a bit tough. A lot of the buffet dishes were lukewarm, bordering on cold. Selection of desserts, nothing very special just standard bought-in fodder, but okay.

They said their credit card machines were all broken when we went to pay (I suspect they wanted to save the fee?). They were told to keep trying till it worked... and after a while they eventually came back with the slip to sign. A place charging the prices it does should not have an issue with credit card machines!

Visited May 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
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English first
Medan, Indonesia
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Trade in The Traders”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

This is hang out places for businessman and young executive, more to upper class. Nice environment and good services as well tasty foods. As I am vegetarian, we had special request for vegetarian eg. The Traders Salad (vegetarian without salmon), sushi rolls vegetarian and udon vegetarian, two beers and one margarita cost about Rp 440,450 (US$ 38). For Medanist, its consider quite expensive but remember guys "good things never cheap, cheap things is not good", your choice to decide where to go.

Last tips is not to sit in sofa, as the sofa is joining to other table, if your neighbor make a move, then you will get disturb.

  • Visited March 2014
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muscat.Oman
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good Steak and more variety beverage options”
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Been there few time a while ago when I was in Medan, they have good quality steaks and they have beverage option which I always enjoyed with my colleagues after work...they divided two places between dining area and lounge area,which is very good for the customers, will recommend this place for sure for everyone.

  • Visited January 2013
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Medan, Indonesia
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“Good food, good ambiance, good service”
Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

I really love eat here, the food is great especially their salmon salad and fruits salad.. should try.. the price is worth the quality..

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“Always for trader”
Reviewed 8 October 2013 via mobile

Every businessmen should try to deal with, lunch or dinner with Western style and beer. Bring your partner to try but not your life partner.

  • Visited September 2013
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