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Abu Nawas - Matraman

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Middle Eastern, Southwestern, Turkish, Egyptian, Halal
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Jl Kemang Utara no.15 | South Jakarta, Jakarta 13140, Indonesia
+62 21 8583914
09:00 - 23:30
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178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The thing that shines out from this place is the food. They have very good houmus which tastes creamy yet not overworked that its not gooey but really silky, and the taste is just perfect, served with nice flat bread. For the main i tried their mandi rice which has the right al dente texture and well spiced while not... More 

Thank richpranantyo
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Everytime I visit Jakarta, I must come over to this restaurant to have lunch and sometimes breakfast.. I even ditch the hotel breakfast for this! Food is nice -not Wow but very OK- prices are reasonable, compared to other Arabic restaurants I've gone to. Environment is quiet and cozy, free from hookah smoke -at the ground floor is- and the... More 

Thank Abdul H
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

We held our engagement party and our wedding at this restaurant in Kemang. The place is beautiful love the interior, clean, spacious and cozy. The food menu is diverse and delicious, they have 2 packages for catering deluxe and combination. The price is not too expensive for a wedding, with all the facilities we get could even be considered quite... More 

Thank Triana S
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

was a real treat to eat Middle eastern Cuisine here in Jakarta. Have tried some others in the city but this surely had the best food. Ambience is ok. They have private enclosures but then you should be able to sit on the floor.. we would surely visit again as our family loved it.

Thank NSH
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

This my first experience search Middle East cuisine in Jakarta. And my friends suggest me to visit Abu nawas restaurant. Food is tasty but service is poor! If I need something I should go out from room and order! Waiter really isn't professional. And if I'm billing use debit mandiri it will take time and cashier said have a problem... More 

Thank supri p
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159 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

Moist, juicy, tender cutlets of lamb baked over a plater of Briyani or Mandhi rice.... the specialty of the house. Depending on your eating capacity, a Quarter Lamb platter could easily feed 6 people. You may enjoy their roast chicken and fish as well here. Hummus w/ bread and Salad are a great side dish to have along with your... More 

Thank UmiSam
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

I honestly excpected a fancy dining space at Abunawas, as the facade was not too modest. Inside, i found the private room to be quite simple and bare eventhough the colour was maroon rich. But i did not only come there to admire the interior. I did enjoy the food. I order lamb nasi mandi, zalatah and sambosa. All was... More 

3 Thank AdFiaSasongko
Saudi Arabia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2014

evry thing in this Restaurant is Excellent,fast Service and kinds of food varied and suitable prices

Balikpapan, Indonesia
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

i always come here if i visit jakarta. i ever having traffic about 3 hours just we want to eat at this resto.. using taxi from mangga dua the most i like is nasi mandi with lamb or nasi briyani.. i always choose non table room for eat.. just like if we eat at middle east. dont forget to drink... More 

2 Thank hendra_sheva
Jakarta, Indonesia
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111 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

I was having a break fasting event here with the big family. We booked a large room located in the ground floor. It was sufficient for around 20 of us plus around 5-8 children. LOCATION: it is in the hectic area of matraman, nearby the busy intersection of matraman, salemba and pramuka. So, it is convinient as it is accesible... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Middle Eastern, Southwestern, Turkish, Egyptian, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jl Kemang Utara no.15 | South Jakarta, Jakarta 13140, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Java  >  Jakarta
  • Phone Number: +62 21 8583914

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