Betawi Restaurant: Affordable Indonesian Food in Dubai

I had the opportunity to try Indonesian food in Dubai when Jana and I visited Betawi Restaurant in Karama. We were there for a meet-up with some Pinoy bloggers in the city. It was nice that we didn’t have to go far since the café is just located near my place.

Betawi Restaurant in Karama
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

betawi dubai
Betawi in Al Karama, Dubai

Dining at Betawi Café with Pinoy Bloggers in Dubai

Normally, we go out and eat in fast food restaurants and other food places in the malls. We seldom go out to look for unique finds that are tucked in different corners of the city. Luckily, we were going to meet bloggers who have plenty of experiences in Dubai so they know some great restaurants that are easy on the pocket.

dubai betawi restaurantinside the Betawi eatery

We met up with Kenneth at Burjuman station and walked towards the back of Park Regis Hotel. We found the restaurant and I was happy that it wasn’t full yet. This place can get busy especially during peak hours. With the limited seating, loyal patrons sometimes have to wait.

Food in Betawi Cafe

Don’t expect that this is a posh place as you can see from the photos that this is just a small eatery. Despite this, the restaurant has been shortlisted by Timeout Dubai Restaurant Awards in the best budget category. Here’s the food we ordered.

nasi goreng dubai
Nasi Goreng – 25 AED

Dubai Food Indonesia
Pecel Ayam Bakar – 30 AED

This reminded me of food trips when we spent a week in Bali, Indonesia during my backpacking trip. This reminds me that I should also blog about my food experiences there.

Prices of main meals in this Indonesian restaurant in Dubai would start from 25 AED. This is truly a great find because I didn’t have to pay much to eat great food.

Indonesian Food Dubai
Chicken Satay, Siomay, Es Campur and Es Teler, Nasi Padang

Over good food, I was able to discuss common topics of interest with fellow bloggers in Dubai. I hope to meet with more people soon!

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Pinoy Bloggers in Dubai, meet-up 🙂
with Rachel, Lady and Ed, Kenneth

Betawi Restaurant Details:

Address: Street 4B. Mabrooka1 Building Shop #20-21,
Karama, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – behind Park Regis Hotel
Telephone Number: +971 56 759 8118
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12 thoughts on “Betawi Restaurant: Affordable Indonesian Food in Dubai”

  1. growing community na din ba pinoy bloggers in Dubai? ayos that you have time to meet and do food trips. mukhang ok din pala Indonesian food 🙂

    btw, thanks on the Cambodia tips 🙂


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