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AU$3 - AU$6
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Asian, Indonesian
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Reviewed 14 February 2023

not a fancy restaurant by any means. we went for lunch, the tables were full of locals, the beef curry was perfection on a plate. well worth the price, good service, great food, compliments to the chef

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 24 July 2022

Tried their curry beehoon and their mie ayam. Loved it! I was in Medan a few days later and read the review and order it through Gofood. The noodle was so delivious. The curry is good too, just right, not to thick but so flavorful....It is too heavy for me to eat curry for breakfast, but it was so tasteful. I ate one portion with 3 of my friends. they all like it. We'll eat it again and next time we'll eat it at the restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 April 2021 via mobile

It's a must to eat here and try their curry bihun. Delicious, you can ask with chicken, blood, or other intestines. The place is not too comfortable. But worth to try

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 10 March 2020

The legendary curry place in town. The place is definitely famous among tourists and the locals. Tabona has been there for so many years and the place has become more and more spacious, also crowded over time. They provide the guests with non AC room...(outdoor) and AC room (indoor). I definitely opt for the latter. The type of curry Tabona has is more into 'light' curry instead of the rich and thick one. It is fragrant, I quite like it, although I am more into something that has kickin' flavor. There are two options of meat you can choose which are beef or chicken, served with rice or vermicelli. If you are not a fan of curry, you can go for its Wonton Noodle which tastes quite okay. Tips for savouring the curry to the maximum experience : Have the 'EMPING' in your curry, it is a kind of chips, they usually put it on table. One thing you shouldn't miss when you are at Tabona,is its Kopi Susu (Traditional Coffee with Milk). That is totally my favourite and if you love coffee, try it and thank me later ! ;)More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 7 January 2020

Went here with family for lunch. Place was really busy and crowded during lunch time. Had to wait nearly 40 minutes for our lunch to arrive. Portion size was small and curry taste was just average and price was expensive. Not worth for the wait...and money. Will not recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 7 January 2020

I've eaten at Tabona many times. I prefer the mie pangsit ayam. The curries are also excellent as are some of the other snacks on offer. It is a great local dining experience. If you are a visitor to Medan, a good choice for a..."local" experience, best experienced as a breakfast / early lunch type of place.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 30 December 2019

This restaurant is quite crowded in lunch time. The dish offered only chicken curry and beef curry, served with steam rice or vermicelli. To be honest, this is the best local curry dish I ever enjoyed!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 26 December 2019

They only sell curry either chicken or beef and they have been selling this for a few years. Would always recommend their curry but for a noodle curry, to be fair this is quite expensive

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 18 November 2019 via mobile

Ambience 3/5 Location 3/5 Price : $$ about USD3.5 per bowl Food Quality : 3.5/5 Don’t mind eating if in the vicinity but would not go out of the way to have a meal.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 15 November 2019 via mobile

Aside from the location and busy-ness of the place, the curry is amazing! Kari bihun ayam 💪 Very fast service too, good for quick brekkie before work!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

One of the best chicken curry we ever had. Rich and fresh curry. Combining it with either vermicelli noodles, rice noodles or rice, just suits us so well. Pricewise was fine, location also not that bad. It was quite packed when we were there, but...service was quick. Everybody loves it :)More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 23 March 2019 via mobile

Had lunch here with a couple of friends when I visited the city. I was told that it is one of the popular eateries in Medan. Indeed the place is crowded during lunch time. I had chicken curry beehoon. For me it tasted just ok,...maybe I'm just not into curry. But one thing for sure, the curry is not very thick, which is good.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

This is the best curry stall i’ve visited in my whole life, the best one in Medan, this restaurant sells chicken and beef curry, they give two options, rice or rice noodles, but last time i visited, i picked rice, the curry tasted so good,...it has an amazing smell, and the service from the restaurant is also good, so i recommend this place to tourists, they will be suprised with the amazing wonderful taste!More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 December 2018 via mobile

We went to eat there 5 mins ago. Super disappointed. When the curry comes, one curry bowl is filled with 3 pcs of dmall beef meat, 2 pcs of potatoes and chicken bones.. with the high amount money they charge and so less food in...one bowl, def. a no no.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Went around 10.30 local time. Not too crowded. I had the beef curry bee hoon. It looked unassuming but It is simply delicious. One of the highlights of Medan.

Date of visit: November 2018
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4
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