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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.
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San Francisco, CA 94109
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
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We will gladly cater you office lunch, birthday party or wedding.
We give one hour free validation parking with min spend $ 38.00 at Ace Parking lot 644 Geary blvd. Between Jones and Leavenworth.
Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking
Borobudur Ratings and Reviews
We have eaten at Borobudur on numerous occasions. It is perfect for a pre-Theater meal, and it’s always good. Service is usually pretty quick, although it can bog down slightly if the restaurant is busy. The decor is also interesting, with a lot of eye-catching wood carvings and other Indonesian art work.
Both my parents were born and raised in Indonesia. Consequently, Indonesian cuisine was the food of my youth. Its flavors and aromas are highly evocative of countless fond memories of family gatherings and celebrations throughout my life. Borobudur hits that nail on the head every single time. Delicious food, friendly service. Love this place.
It's menu on OpenTable was very outdated.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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