Operating in Karama since 2007, Betawi has made a name for itself as a place to dine on authentic Indonesian dishes. In 2016, the restaurant expanded to JLT, where it spreads out an impressive cooking delights. Well known and respected for its authentic and consistent flavours, Batavia Cuisine is by nature highly original with spicy ingredients, preparation and presentation.
All the dishes that are freshly prepared daily by local Indonesian Chefs using only specially chosen ingredients, including authentic imported herbs, spices and sauces. This Indonesian café is tastefully decorated with traditional theme and provides a friendly and relaxed environment allowing guests to feel at home while dinning. Those who are not familiar with the particulars of Indonesian food can try tasty chicken satay and peanut sauce. The menu here is not elaborate – they serve a few soups, a assortment of noodle dishes, nasi goreng and nasi padang. The staff is friendly and offer few pointers that can be very handy. Diners must try the soto betawi, with chunks of beef in a spicy, coconut soup. The nasi padang, featuring beef rendang, vegetable curry, an egg and sambal sauce with steamed rice is great. The nasi padang is aromatic with meat that is slow-cooked until it falls apart, the curry sauce is sweet and spicy and the rice is cooked perfectly.
The staff serves generous portions and the place is ideal for a great family-style feast. With no frills décor and low prices diners can relish food that is full of spice and flavourful. Betawi was founded in a small 18 seat restaurant in Karama with a few staff members. After the first 3 years, due to the massive success and popularity – its authentic South East Asian flavours – Betawi was able to expand to a larger space. They now have a full production kitchen and numerous seating capacity to 40 seats and 10 full time staff. Betawi continues to excite its clients with rich authentic flavours and friendly warm hospitality.
Betawi opens its doors in Dubai and began catering to expatriates around the UAE in 2009. In the year 2011 – Betawi introduced home delivery services in Dubai. In 2013 – Betawi was ready and opened its Express Branch at the RTA Emirates Towers Metro Station. In 2015 – Betawi opens its JLT Branch in Cluster D with outdoor seating by the lake. In the year 2017 – Betawi merged with Indo Indo to offer their key signature seafood and specialty dishes (such as Nasi Liwet, Seafood Platter, Crispy Calamary, Seafood Laksa, Nasi Goreng Kambing etc) in addition to their existing menu.
Lake level, Lake Terrace Tower
Cluster D, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT)
(Next to JLT Metro Station)
Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: +971 4 454 2329
Photo courtesy: www.betawi.ae
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