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Tuk Tuk Main Road, Samosir Island, Indonesia
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2014 via mobile

My partner and I ate here several times during a short stay on Samosir, and really enjoyed. The food can take a while, but this us what happens when it's cooked from scratch, and we weren't in any hurry! The ladies that run Cotney's are lovely, the food is fresh and well cooked and there's a really good variety of... More 

1 Thank Gillian C
The Netherlands
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

Good restaurant. Indonesian and Western card. delicious and safe food. Salad is washed with safe water.

1 Thank Abram B
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

Cozy restaurant, very nice staff (talking english!) and very nice food! Great price and great assortiment.

1 Thank Daphne P
Santiago, Chile
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Tuk Tuk in Samosir island is renowed for it great restaurants buy Cotney was beyond everything. The food here is superdelicious...everything, from the steak with chips and salad, the tacos (which are more like a southamerican empanada) and the beautifull local food (dont miss the chicken Rendand). Its just across the road from Samosir Cottages and they have a great... More 

1 Thank PMS85
Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

Eve and her sister dish up some great food and always with a smile. We spent many an hour here during our 2 weeks on Samosir playing Jenga and working our way through the yummy menu - try the pineapple pancake or the tofu and tempe curry.

1 Thank Itchy_Feet_London
Samosir Island, Indonesia
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2013

I stayed in Samosir for 2 weeks,been to this restaurant for more than 10 times.The foods are delicious not only results by cooking skills,but their passion of running this family restaurant. As for the complaint,i would like explain for the owner.In any Samosir's restaurant,It is really common for wait at least 30mins for the foods,sometimes i waited an hour also... More 

2 Thank RunawayBackpacker
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2013 via mobile

The good here is delicious. I have been here 3-4 times over the years and highly recommend it. It is ran by sisters and they are always smiling and happy to see new customers. Just returned from another South Asia holiday and they now have wifi which is great (probably expected in most bars/restaurants now). Tip: pizzas are great even... More 

2 Thank Meth74
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2011

We went to Cotney Restaurant in the middle of a full-day Samosir Tour in Feb 2010. It was located near Samosir Cottage, a few steps from the Jenny's restaurant. A teenage girl in school uniform greeted us and picked up our order - 3 dishes and 2 drinks only. There was no other guest except our family of 4 at... More 

2 Thank charmainemummy

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Restaurant Details

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Asian, Indonesian, Italian
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  • Address: Tuk Tuk Main Road, Samosir Island, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Sumatra  >  North Sumatra  >  Samosir Island

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?