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“A pleasant surprise” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zeus Cafe and Lounge

Zeus Cafe and Lounge
Ranked #71 of 225 Restaurants in Balikpapan
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff
Balikpapan, Indonesia
Level Contributor
85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

Initially I had planned to go to Ocean's restaurant next door with my girlfriend, but it was so busy, I knew the service would not be good and we would be upset.

We turned round and walked away, but my girlfriend wanted to eat in this area, so we decided to try Zeus.

We were greeted by courteous staff and shown to a table.
There were several tables, with around 40 to 50 people eating at the restaurant.

We initially sat by the sea, but the wind was a little too strong for my girlfriend, so we moved to a table near the main building.

We studied the menu; it was much less varied than the Ocean's menu, but had all the key things anyone would want.

We had a whole grilled grouper, chicken with peanut sauce, beef with black pepper, soup, vegetables, rice, 2 large Bintang beer and a fresh fruit juice.

The food is good, with lots of flavour and nice to eat.

The service was good, with all the food arriving within 10 minutes of the first dish.

The portions are smaller than Ocean's, but still enough for you to have a good meal; this difference is reflected in the price.

We enjoyed our meal, ate all the food and did not want any more to eat, it was a perfectly calculated meal and showed that the manager and chef knew exactly what they were doing.

After consuming all this food and drink, we received a bill of only Rp288,000, on top of this we received a further 15% discount because my girlfriend used her Mandiri card.

It was a good meal, I will return and recommend it to other people.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Indonesian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Tangerang, Indonesia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“dinner by the beach”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

Need to have strong and healthy body to have dinner by the beach as the wind was too heavy at this place. Food is good and the price is not expensive, live music is there although sometimes the sound is beaten by the wave sound....
Overall still recommended

Visited June 2014
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Balikpapan, Indonesia
Level Contributor
130 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Average local sea food restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013

Zeus is located just besides the Ocean's and it's a local seafood restaurant. The food is good but not as good as it neighbor restaurant.

Visited September 2012
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Thank ganhama
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