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Chinese, Asian, Indonesian
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Reviewed 20 March 2024 via mobile

Old place but still everyone’s favorite to date. The foods are amazing! Many choices of juice and great choice of coffee.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 March 2024

An institution that has been going for 90 years. Great food, very friendly staff and a really good vibe. The only place to eat in Medan

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024

Meals are okay and fresh. Chicken steak was so so, garlic chicken was good although the taste was inconsistent between our first and second order. Vegetables were fresh. Place was nostalgic and okay.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

Due to government project it is hard to reach Tip Top by car... We hv to park somewhere and walk around there... The service has improved a lil bit compared to previous. But nothing special

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023 via mobile

Sitting outside, great food, nice atmosphere, friendly staff and live music when we were there on the Saturday. What's not to like!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 5 June 2023 via mobile

Great food choices and value, 35k dishes tasted very good, nice presentation, sit inside or out, mix of locals and tourists, caring staff

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 26 March 2023

We came here after visiting the Tjong A Fei Mansion. Had tea, some savory and sweets. I guess it's good to visit these two places together. Apart from being an old restaurant/bakery with history, there wasn't much for me.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2020

Minta Ampun Klo Mau Beli Cake atau Apapun di Tip Top. Very2 Arrogant ! No training for the worker. They are very Rude and Impolite ! If U wanna test a legend cake of 1970, 1980, still have many bakery shops. Dun buy there. Otherwise,...They Never Realize How Arrogant, Rude and Bad Service they are even with Expensive Price !!!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 25 December 2020 via mobile

The food was really good, i really love the mini cake really delicious and nasi goreng, just 1 thing is about parking really hard to parking because this place is always full at night, so if u guys want to come you must come early...to this placeMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 14 June 2020

Very old and legend cake and restaurant in town. Must try the moca cake. Famous for the oxtail tongue. The restaurant need to refurbish more.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 8 March 2020 via mobile

Located in Kesawan area in the center of Medan city. Established since 1934, this reataurant is famous with their ice cream, so i tried it of course. Tip Top restaurant serves Indonesian food, Chinese food and western food. Tip Top also has cake store and...bakery next to the restaurant, but we can order/enjoy the cake in the restaurant with speciality old holland style cakes/snacks. This restaurant has outdoor (infront) and indoor (inside) area.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 31 January 2020

Located at the heart of the city, Tip Top is definitely one of the must visit restaurants in Medan. You will be able to enjoy the Holland kinda vibe that you won't get anywhere else in town. Tip Top serves traditionally stylish dishes with outstanding...taste. We ordered the Prawn Steak and also Fish Steak which were served together with Brown Sauce and we were just in love. They also sell traditional cakes which are still baked in a very traditional way, using stone stoves and fire woods. If you get lucky, you should try its donut, that's totally my and everybody's favorite !! Donut is not available on weekend and usually goes out of stock in the afternoon (and that's how awesome it is !). To keep in mind, the parking lot around is often full, so taking public transportation might be the most efficient option if you are rushing.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 22 January 2020

If you want to enjoy some Chinese-influenced food, this restaurant provides a good range of dishes. We were there for lunch and the place was getting crowded. If you are ok with waiting, I'd focus on the good food here and not the service quality,...then you will enjoy some pretty delicious foods. I do recommend it! The place has quite a bit of charm since it's quite old. It has an unpretentious atmosphere, and so when not crowded, it is a good place to enjoy a banter, over a cuppa and a cake. I did not try any desserts though, as I was too full from the lunch.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 20 January 2020 via mobile

This Restaurant serves good food, cool drinks and lovely presented cakes and sweets! We had an enjoyable evening in a nice atmosphere in Medan!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 11 January 2020 via mobile

crowded and slow services. but likes the cakes and ice cream. worth waiting for. went there at night and not friendly environment (hot and smoking), will definately go back and opt for air conditioned section

Date of visit: January 2020
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Response from Amir S | Reviewed this property |
Traders, western style Jalan Pattimura Medan
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For me... the original one is their ice cream and snack. Try the ice cream and feel the freshness. And for the snack you can try the bitterballen 😊
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Tip Top Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4