Our menu accommodates many flavours: from the firey hot to the cooly mild; vegetarians, pescatarians and carnivores (our meat is all Halal) are all catered for - as are children of all ages.
For those of you who require a quick bite, we have special set menus throughout the day.
And for those of you with a more relaxed schedule, take your time to investigate the wonders of Indonesian cuisine.
And please ask our staff about spicing: 'authentic' might be a little too hot, while 'European' might be a little too mild. Give us a chance to get it just right for you.
The nearest you can get to Indonesia... without the bother of getting on an aeroplane.
A truly authentic Indonesian restaurant in the heart of London's West End. Over the years we have steadily built a reputation as a venue where you can relax, enjoy excellent food and find yourself in a little part of Indonesia.
Of course, the best and only way to find out what Indonesian food is like is to get some inside you. We would be the first to admit that actually being in Indonesia is the very best way to do that... but you would probably be the first to admit that London's West End is a tad closer. And our cooking is pretty damn close to what we eat back home.
Many people, when asked to describe Indonesian food, will say, "It's a cross between Indian and Chinese." A bit like saying that a tiger is a cross between a cat and a zebra.
All tastes are catered for: carnivores, vegetarians, piscetarians - some grilled, some fried, some gently stewed. And all delicious. OK, so some of the food is hot - but that's a legacy of the Europeans (bringing chillies from south America). Like most cuisines, Indonesian has many influences - yes, Chinese and Indian, but also Dutch, Malay, Portugese, middle eastern... and even a little English, if you look close enough.
Talking of chilli heat, we always recommend that our diners choose a balanced meal: some hot, some mild, some spicy and some tangy. If you find that your meal is not as spicy as you would like, ask for some Sambal sauce - very hot, but pungent and aromatic, too. Oh, and rice (not water) is the best cure for an over indulgence in chilli.
If you are new to our food, please ask a waiter for help. Also, our special lunch-time and pre-theatre menus are a great introduction. Even better, bring a few friends, so you can all sample a few dishes - BaliBali is a fun and enjoyable restaurant: great for parties, but also perfect for a quiet meal.
We cannot guarantee that any of our dishes do not contain nuts. If you have a nut allergy, we're afraid our restaurant is not appropriate.
Back home spicing can seem pretty volcanic if you're not used to our cuisine, so we tend to err on the side of caution with our chillies.
But we also know that many of our customers want something a little more authentic (or 'hot').
Please take your time to talk to our staff about how you would like your food spiced.
Please note that we are a small, family-run restaurant with a limited number of tables: if you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give us plenty of notice. Thank you.
If you wish to tweak your booking time in order to ensure you get to a theatre or somesuch (say, 18:45), please let us know in the text box at the bottom of the form.
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We always offer two special lunch menus, consisting of a nice range of dishes that have been chosen to maximise both your taste and your time.
A quick idea of what's on the menu
If you're going to take in a play or film in the West End, our pre-theatre menu will provide you with enough zingy sustenance to get you through a few of hours of culture.
For newbies fresh from the daily grind, leave your thinking caps at the door and choose the Rijstafel Special: a luxurious mix of some of Indonesia's best-loved dishes.
We can also accommodate parties of between six and fifty hungry people - just pop in for a chat, tell us your budget, number of vegetarians/picky eaters and anything else that's relevant, and we'll put together a menu that's perfect for your event.
12:00-14:30 and 17:30-23:00
Open all day: 12:00-23:30
17:30 - 22:30
Note that the kitchen closes about thirty minutes before the restaurant: please give us plenty of time to cook your meal.
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Address: 150 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8HL
Nearest Tube stations: Leicester Square, Covent Garden