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About Borobudur

Borobudur is an award winning Indonesian Restaurant. The television show “Check Please” regarded Borobudur as the Best Indonesian Restaurant in the Bay Area. The restaurant was founded by a husband and wife, Soe Bin Ang and Yunita Gouw. Having more than twenty years of experience as Chef of Indonesian cuisine, they have created contemporary authentic Indonesian foods. Through creativity, they transform traditional Indonesian spices to create Indonesian foods that are perfect for our modern taste bud, but still maintain the tradition. Up to this day, they continue to mix their own Indonesian spices to maintain quality and truly deliver an award winning Indonesian cuisine.

Please be advised that we DO NOT accept any vouchers or discount coupons.

700 Post St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indonesian, Asian, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30AM - 5:00PM
Sunday: 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Dinner: Sunday- Thursday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM

Cross Street:
Jones Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 775-1512

Website:
http://www.borobudursf.com/

Catering:
We will gladly cater you office lunch, birthday party or wedding.

Parking Details:
We give one hour free validation parking with min spend $ 38.00 at Ace Parking lot 644 Geary blvd. Between Jones and Leavenworth.

Executive Chef:
Yunita Gouw

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking

Borobudur Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.0

ambience

3.7

value

4.0

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Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food came in slowly
Was ok average

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Borobudur is a great spot in the Tendernob. I'm a vegetarian and there are lots of vegetarian options to choose from. We loved the roti prata, a noodle dish with peanut sauce, and a tofu and spinach dish. Lots of great different tastes!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

It's menu on OpenTable was very outdated. We did Rijsttafel. OpenTable menu had the price as $27.50 for one; $26.50 per person when there're 2+ people. The restaurant menu hasnit as $32 formone and $31 for 2+. A big difference.

The food was delicious, and amble the service was good. Rijsttafle gives you a chance to sample all dishes.

Besides the price the other item worth noticing was Rijsttafle comes with the choice of dessert or tea or coffee, not and tea or coffee. It's kind of rare, my own opinion that you get either dessert or tea or coffee instead of dessert and tea or coffee. We were charged for an extra hot tea.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic, Casual, Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Surprisingly good Indonesian food, with great service. We thoroughly enjoyed lumpia, chicken satay skewers with great peanut sauce, and bakhmi goreng

Tags: Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The food was tasty but luke warm. And that was after we waited a long time for it to come out. This restaurant would really benefit from some extra help in the service. It was full and happening. Only two people on the floor and my guess was the same in the kitchen.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent food but one hour wait, having reserved

1 person found this review helpful.
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

We really enjoyed the meal. We got the Rijsttafel. Our favorite dish was the Ayam Panggang Bumbu Rujak. Fun experience. We went for lunch and it was very quiet and chill.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 28, 2017

This is one of the only restaurants we know of in this neighborhood with a nice atmosphere, good food and reasonable prices. It is perfect for an early dinner before a show at the nearby SF Playhouse. Try the beef Penang - you won't be sorry! The staff is very knowledgeable and happy to advise, if you are new to Indonesian cuisine.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

They couldn't find my reservation through OpenTable but fortunately they still seated us.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Food was NOT good. Chicken was NOT fresh at all...very tough and tasted freezer-burned. Sauces tasted like they were straight out of a bottle.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We went for dinner before a theatre performance as it had good reviews. The food was nice and the staff very friendly BUT the dishes arrived in no particular order and each person at the table got their food one at a time with up to 15 mins in between. At the end, we had to leave for the theatre without having even had the last 2 dishes so shared 2 people's dinner for 4. Not recommended.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Calgary)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Found this little gem in San Francisco. The place is rather small but very busy. The food was amazingly delicious. We will definitely come back next time we are in San Francisco.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Had an excellent dinner here with friends. The menu is expansive and delicious, especially considering the price, which was really reasonable. The staff were awesome and made some good recommendations. Limited wine and beer menu.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

One of our favorite places to eat. Consistent and tasty.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Great staff -- friendly and helpful. No rushing. We enjoyed our time and the food was a lovely adventure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

We wereere vacationing in San Francisco and wanted to try something new. We went in really late. Waiter was extremely helpful and friendly and the food was fantastic!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Always good food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Borobudur is one of the few restaurants that offers an Indonesian style rice table. The average customer appears to be Indonesian or there about which speaks highly for the quality and ethnicity of the food. We had one rice table (tafel) and several other dishes between the five of us. I n particular, the beef stew was outstanding. We fed 5 for around $90 - not bad.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 3, 2017

This was my third time at the restaurant and, unfortunately the third best. The starters were excellent but the Sate, The beef and the shrimp were only so-so. I am open to trying again and hope for better.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 17, 2017

The same as dining in Bali.

Having just returned from Indonesia I found the food similar to my memory of dining in Samir. The flavors and spices are authentic and the presentation is awesome.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Enjoyed the ambiance and food! The wait staff was very attentive and made suggestion based on specific preferences. I nice variety of food. Will definitely stop here again.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Food was just average and service was rather poor. Not as expected.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Had seen this place pop-up in various Google searches stop there had to be something about it. The food was excellent and we were full to the brim, although we only shared a starter (amazing layered bread with curry dipping, yum!). Would recommend, although the décor and ambiance are a bit funky, perhaps hasn't changed much since 1991 :) So if you're not looking for the hippest new place in town and don't mind a crooked wooden horse-shrine-monumentary-thingy on the wall, then this is a place for consideration.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Good fast lunch

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 23, 2017

A very pleasant surprise. Started with the Satay, perfectly cooked, tender and very tasty! Then had the shrimp in coconut milk - delicious. The place has around 14 tables, but only about 4 of them were occupied for a Thursday lunch.

I think this is a total find. Has a diner-like ambiance - it's really all about the food.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Does not disappoint! I lived in Indonesia for a year and have been craving its food ever since I got back two months ago, and this place is both authentic and delicious!

Tags: Business Meals, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Lovely Indonesian cuisine in a pleasant restaurant. I haven't been to this place in over 10 years. They redecorated nicely. Delicious food & good service. I look forward to going again.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We ordered rijstaffel, which each of us got 2 appetizers: yummy spring rolls and a cup of soto ayam (chicken, rice noodle) + 6 kinds of small entree items + rice + a choice of coffee, tea, ice cream, coconut with black sticky rice). The 6 items were beef rendang, chicken satay, curried tempeh & tofu, gado2, chicken with bumbu rujak, curried shrimps and veggies. All were served on small oval caserrole dishes.
A few commments:
- this menu is good introduction to sample Indonesian dishes
- the food taste and flavor is authentic. It is rich and a bit on the salty side because I've had low salt diet in the last few years. You can try asking them to make the food less salty
- you have to come hungry, or perhaps share it with another person, or doggy bag the left over for your next yummy meals
- I forgot to order krupuk, which will enhance the tasting experience
- make sure you leave some room for the ice cream or the lack sticky rice with coconut
- if you don't like spicy food, ask them for substitute items for chicken bumbu rujak and curried shrimps.
- servers were friendly and efficient

Definitely I would come back. This restaurant was one of the highlight of my visit to San Francisco.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch, Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Singapore)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Good experience

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Great place for when you just want something different!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Not your Dutchman's Rijsttafel

Disappointing. Granted, my date is Dutch and I have been to the Netherlands several times, so we know what Indonesian food/Rijsttafel should be. Still, only a couple of the dishes were really tasty, including the spring rolls. We ordered the Roti based on reviews but were unimpressed. Service was pretty good.

With all of the choices in the area, we won't be back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Great find in San Francisco, never had Indonesian food before and it delish

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2017

We had never eaten Indonesian food before and we were absolutely delighted with our meal. We had the most delicious deep fried tofu I have ever eaten. The beef rendang was exquisite. We also had a wonderful spicy green bean dish. Everything was great and very moderately priced. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 27, 2016

There were a couple of high notes such as the lime coconut soup and roti with curry sauce but all the other dishes we had were just okay. I probably would not go there again. The amount of food was very generous.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2016

dishes are good. unbelievable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2016

We love coming to this place. Glad it was near our theater so we had an excuse to return for a holiday get-together with friends. Even my vegan friend was pleased!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2016

The Indonesian food is very authentic and tastes great. Good value for money as well

Tags: Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Spicy, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2016

I had high hopes based on an (albeit old) review on Check Please Bay Area. Reserving online was easy. Called the restaurant to let them know that we were going to be a few minutes late due to rain/traffic delays and they were very kind on the phone and very welcoming when we arrived. Atmosphere was warm and pleasant. Service was attentive. The meal started out promising with crispy lumpia spring rolls and flaky roti; however, the remainder of the meal (the Rijsttafel) was very mediocre except for the beef stew, which was delicious. Bathroom was very dirty, which was quite a turn off as well. I am not compelled to return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2016

The service was really good. Had multiple people tending to us. The food was quick and very good. Bathroom was pretty low budget, and the lighting could be better.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Overall good. Only Service slow ...no welcome....left over food need to pack yourself ....after done no thank you. Even 20% tip. But we do not mind and will go back again. Good price.

Tags: Authentic
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