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Garuda Indonesian Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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18 St. Helens Road, Swansea SA1 4AP, Wales
+44 1792 653388
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere was pleasant and plainly popular; you have to book well in advance. The food was very good and the service very good indeed - don't forget to bring your own beer and wine!

1 Thank Gary T
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal here for my friends birthday. The menu is a simple selection of tasty treats which didn't disappoint. It feels as if you've been invited into a families home for the evening as the restaurant is cosy, warm and friendly. The service was attentive and the food was brilliant. Can't wait to go back.

1 Thank Nicola J
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited Garuda's a few times in 2016. The Monkfish Curry is very tasty but if you can handle the spice level, then the Beef Rendang is to die for. The chicken noodles are a tasty favourite too. A portion for two will easily serve four people. If there are more than two of you, then you need to... More 

Thank Nicki C
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

So welcoming and informal it is almost like eating in the family home. The staff are all totally committed to giving you a great experience of simple, fresh and extremely tasty Indonesian cooking. Vegetarians well catered for. We made a selection of 4 dishes between the three of us (as we wanted to taste a range of dishes). I don't... More 

Thank lester s
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I can't fault the staff as they were really attentive and I would not judge a book by its cover so the decor didn't faze me however, the food although tasty enough I didn't feel we had value for money as the dinner plates were the size of side plates and both the monkfish curry and lamb curry did not... More 

1 Thank annaevans2
Swansea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Four of us (two couples) went here to celebrate a birthday. If my first impression was to go by I wasn't looking forward to it! From outside it doesn't look the best and inside wasn't that much better either! In all fairness I couldn't have been more wrong, the flavours of the amazing food we had were amazing. It was... More 

1 Thank Tracey E
Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

We came upon it by chance a while ago, so when we returned to Swansea for a family gathering we decided to take the family, who all arrived an hour late from London but the restaurant were very patient. The starters were perhaps the least exciting, but for main course we all had fish except our vegan, and everything was... More 

Thank dallingtonia
South Wales
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Visited this lovely Indonesian restaurant last evening, which was our first, but most certainly not our last. The gentleman who served us was extremely welcoming and helpful and explained the dishes to us. When the food arrived it was very fresh and very different to what any of us had tasted before. We cannot wait to return. I recommend you... More 

Thank kathspersians
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Went with friends this evening, I hadn't heard of it before but it really is a hidden gem as another reviewer has already described it. Will definitely recommend and go again. We did wait a while for our food but we hadn't chosen starters and it was clear that the cooking was done by one person and everything prepared from... More 

Thank Hilary C
Swansea, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

My and my partner went here after it being recommended by a friend. The food is amazing the staff very friendly and go through menu with you so you don't end up ordering something really spicy, saying that I went for the Beef Rendeng and WOW what a meal if you get chance please pay this restaurant a visit.

Thank CatherineDamian

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Indonesian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 St. Helens Road, Swansea SA1 4AP, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Swansea County  >  Swansea
  • Phone Number: +44 1792 653388

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?