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It's a matter of taste

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 home of zingy sustenance!

The nearest you can get to Indonesia... without the bother of getting on an aeroplane.

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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.

Our current menu.

Indonesian Cuisine

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.

Putting words in your mouth

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.

Important!

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.

Also Important!

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.

Talking with your mouth full:
Your reviews of our food

  • Lots of lovely seafood and veg options could eat here everyday for a week and still not get through the menu but it would be a delicious week! Great food and people will come back to explore more.
    - Trip Advisor December 2016
  • We 'just happened' on this place and are so glad we did. We enjoyed a pre theater set menu, filling, flavoursome and a variety. Great staff, warm, friendly and fun.
    - Trip Advisor November 2016
  • We had never tried Indonesian food before so I cannot comment on the authenticity of the dishes. The food was really good. We had the tasting menu, which includes a bottle of wine. Portions are big and it has a good variety of starters and mains. It was not cheap but for being in the centre it was reasonable. The chicken and beef satay were really good. I would recommend it.
    - Trip Advisor October 2016
  • I have been coming to this restaurant for several years now, the food is always very authentic and extremely tasty, with friendly and courteous service. I like the fact that this is a unique, family-type restaurant and not a chain or part of a bigger company. Would definitely recommend if you like South-East Asian food, although make sure you make a booking for busy times!
    - Trip Advisor November 2016
  • What a treat to find this place. Being a Malaysian living in the U.K - I miss the food so much so stumbling upon this restaurant made my weekend away in London. Most authentic food I've had in the UK. Will definitely go again. Terima kasih.
    - Trip Advisor October 2016
  • We made booking telling them we would have to leave early for our theatre. No problem! We were warmly welcomed, took starter Odets and sent down to kitchen before ordering mains! All food was delivered swiftly but very well prepared/cooked and we were not rushed. All staff were friendly. Best of all the food was excellent. We had a variety - beef rendang, squid in a coconut sauce, mee goreng and another beef dish. Starters were lumia (spring rolls), Indonesian prawncrackers and acar, which is really a side dish but worked well as starter to share.
    Would highly recommend and will certainly go again.
    - Trip Advisor October 2016
  • Cannot tell you how much we missed this restaurant and how glad we are that it has finally re-opened! We have been there about 4 times since and each time with new people we are introducing to this lovely place! Everyone of them has said how much they have enjoyed the food! The food is tasty and the service is excellent! My mouth waters all day when I know we are going for a meal.
    Come to think of it, maybe we shouldn't praise this too much as it's only a small place and we might not get a table if too many people start going....!LOL
    - Trip Advisor October 2016

Reserve your scrummy comestibles!

IMPORTANT!

We are currently having a bit of a problem with our email server and consequently we are not receiving some reservation requests. While we are fixing the problem, we strongly urge you to phone to confirm your reservation:

+44 20 7836 2644

Consider...

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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The home of tangy yum-yums!

When

Monday-Friday:

12:00 - 14:30 and 17:30 - 23:00

Saturday:

Open all day: 12:00 - 23:30

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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Where

Address: 150 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8HL

Nearest Tube stations: Leicester Square, Covent Garden