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151 Avoca St, Randwick, New South Wales 2031, Australia
11:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Mon 11:00 - 22:00
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is a simple BYO, cafe style restaurant. But the food and service was excellent. Luckily we went with great friends who have been here many times before so they ordered the food and we just shared everything. The satay and the fresh fish in the banana leaf were wonderful. We look forward to coming back here again soon.

Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Been here with my parents who are from Indonesia and they loved it! Great satay kambing, egg plant and ikan pepes.

Thank Wanda8P
Jersey, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Managed to get in without a reservation but would recommend you book as it is quite small and seems very popular, I know why. The food was really delicious. Would have eaten there again if we'd had the time.

Thank dirkus1962
Newcastle, Australia
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Went here just yesterday, it was very busy, but the service was quite quick and excellent service as well :) We ordered otak-otak and martabak as entree, omg they're sooo yummy!! Exactly the same taste as in indo!! So i had to order more for take away!! Lol!! For main course, we ordered chicken crispy w/ sambal kalasan, empal goreng... More 

Thank Ruth W
Singleton, Australia
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206 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Food here tasted just like the real stuff from Bali. Small seating area. I had a yummy fresh Young coconut drink in the coconut $5. Satay Ayam (Satay Chicken) Entree, with a fresh cucumber and tomato garnish. Nasi Goreng (fried rice) $11, with rice, fried egg and prawn cracker. Fresh and authentic and delicious. Recommend as great place to try... More 

Thank nottagen
Forster, New South Wales, Australia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

7 of us went to this great little restaurant last night. First good thing - you can book. Second, the happy friendly atmosphere and service, thirdly and very important - delicious food and just about right quantities. We shared Rijsttafels between us all plus a couple of extra dishes - water spinach, spring rolls both yummy. it's BYO and we... More 

Thank Ariel M
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We've been eating here for about 15 years now. I've had just about everthing and its all good. I rarely find a restaurant were that is the case. Given all the good food awards on the door its no surprise. The atmosphere is basic its all about the food but the service is excellent as most of the staff are... More 

Thank A W
Sydney, Australia
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286 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

With all the taxis parked out front, it'd be easy to mistake this Avoca Street location for a cab rank. However when you enter this thirty-year-old Indonesian restaurant you'll quickly find the back dining room is wall-to-wall with Indonesian taxi drivers. They're here for an inexpensive Indonesia lunch, the highlight of which is the yellow fried chicken, or ayam goreng... More 

1 Thank Jackie M
San Francisco, California
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115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Java serves up delicious Indonesian food in a family run and warm setting. Simply decorated with Javanese traditional art. We enjoyed a fabulous barbecued chicken, a delicious and interesting eggplant dish, and softshell crab with a subtly spiced hot sauce. We bought our own wine. Staff take time to talk with and get to know their clientele. The toilet is... More 

1 Thank CaTravel_10
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

I ordered pork satay which was really good. Ordered Ayam Bali which was just average. Nasi rames was average as well.May be I will give it another try to taste other dishes.

Thank varun6y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Indonesian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Avoca St, Randwick, New South Wales 2031, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Randwick
  • Phone Number: 9398-6990

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