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“Hidden beauty”
Review of Jawa Restaurant

Jawa Restaurant
Ranked #650 of 4,074 Restaurants in Hamburg
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is located just outside the city center and odly enough doesn't really look like a restaurant from the outside. However once you enter you receive a very warm welcome. Any confusion we had was resolved in detail by one of the waiters and we were also advised certain dishes according to our personal preferences for that night. The food was delicious and fresh, all the plates returned to the kitchen empty.

Thank Nathan D
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

We had lunch here today and were very impressed. Having lived in indonesia for many years and travelled throughout the country I thought the food was remarkably similar to that found at any warung (cafe) in indo. The recent negative comments from 'paul' are sadly incorrect. However if you do not understand the indonesian restaurant culture then a confused western guest may struggle here. Do not wait to be seated and expect your food to come out when ready not necessarily at the same time. Our waiter was very polite and welcoming, the portions were very big and very good value for money. The drinks menu is again typical indonesian warung style, simple. This is clearly a restaurant run by indonesian's and this reflects throughout the experience. Top marks for me.

Thank Sunnylucks
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Located 10 mnt walk from st. Georg, this restaurant offers you authentic Indonesian cuisine. Recommended dishes: chicken satay, bakso kuah, pecel Lele (indonesian catfish served with tasty chilly sauce). The price is average.
Not to miss the happy hour time (weekday from 11 till 16)!

Thank Gampo A
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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

The food is great! You get the Indonesian taste in it. A very simple restaurant that has a big menu with mostly Indonesian staff. A few staff are rude and unfriendly and it was difficult for me to communicate with them because I don't speak German and the majority didn't speak Indonesian/English

Thank Widya H
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

After reading good reviews of several diners who have been patrons of this restaurant, we were misled into believing this restaurant deserves a visit. However, our first time will be our last time to come to this restaurant. Here is our honest opinion.

Service: Poor
1. After arriving and being sat down to our reserved seats, we waited for at least 20 minutes before being approached by the waiter/waitress.
2. For the price class category of this restaurant, their service staff was really meagre and lacking in knowledge of their menu. We have to repeat our orders 2-3 times.
3. After ordering our drinks, appetisers and main courses, the ordered food did not arrive according to what was ordered. Wrong dishes were served and another dish did not arrive even after we finished eating.
4. The waitress was very impolite and having the sense of urgency that we should accept the food being served even though it's the wrong dish.

Food and drinks: Mediocre
1. The choices of exotic drinks are ones that comes from a tetra pack.
2. If you ordered for water, its served in a glass and not from a bottle. Surely you could just imagine the water coming from the tap.
3. The appetisers were acceptable but not that special.
4. The main courses tasted almost similar from one another making us think that we ordered the same types of dishes.
5. The food was served as if it waited long enough in the kitchen (warm not hot).

We did not try and wasted our time calling for desserts after having this sad experience.

Summary: Not worth visiting
Having visited more than our share of authentic Indonesian cuisines, this one will not pass even with great hunger and famish.

Bottomline is, the reviewers ought to be objective and should have made comparisons to similar restaurants before leaving their fair share of comments.

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2  Thank Pault1ch
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