Betawi | Authentic Indonesian Restaurant | Karama

Nasi Goren Betawi Karama Dubai
Located along the famous food strip of 4b Street in Karama is Betawi Restaurant (beside Pampanggas Binalot and Yalla Momos) known for serving authentic Indonesian food.

Betawi has been nominated as Best South-East & Pan Asian and Best Budget Restaurant Awards 2013 by TimeOut Dubai.

It started its business on 2007 and have gained praises from asian food-lovers and top notch chefs around Dubai. In such a short period of time they have expanded and just recently opened their second outlet (Betawi Express) located at Emirates Tower Metro Station.

The restaurant in Karama is small and basic but gets crowded most of the time. It has a touch of ethnic tropical style. The staff are very nice and all are Indonesians that I sometimes mistakenly thought as kabayans. 

I ordered Nasi Goreng (Indonesians national dish) it is a fried rice topped with egg and mixed with various ingredients such as sweet soy sauce, shallot, garlic, tamarind, chilli, chicken and prawns. It has some crackers on the side and vegetables. For just 25 dirhams you will get full before you can finish the whole portion. 

Below is a Soto Betawi, Indonesian’s traditional soup that consists of broth, meat and vegetables.

Soto Betawi - Dubai

Eating at Betawi makes me feel closer to home as Indonesians shares common taste buds with FIlipinos.

Location: Karama, Dubai
Tel: 056 759 8118
Travel: 4B Street, behind the Ministry of Health
Times: Open Sat-Wed noon-10pm; Fri 2pm-10pm

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  • Reply Driving Spider-Man

    I’ve been craving for good Nasi Goreng and it was good timing I stumbled upon your blog. Keep up the good work and keep posting secret yummy finds for us to try out!

    August 25, 2013 at 7:40 pm
    • Reply findmeabreak

      Wow this is one of the nicest comment I’ve ever received. Thanks for your feedback. I appreciate it! 🙂

      August 26, 2013 at 7:14 am
  • Reply Mitzie Mee

    I’ve never had Indonesian food, but the food at Betawi looks so delicious! I guess it’s time for another trip to Karama:)

    September 16, 2013 at 3:51 pm
    • Reply findmeabreak

      I’m sure you will love it! It’s worth checking out 🙂

      September 16, 2013 at 4:03 pm

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