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Maruba Restaurant

Jalan Tuk tuk siadong, Samosir Island, Indonesia
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (14 reviews)
“baguette” (4 reviews)
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Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly
Jalan Tuk tuk siadong, Samosir Island, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simple small hut for good food, fresh ingredient and great taste. Tried the BLT baguette, satay pork with rice and vegetable soup. Price is reasonable.

Thank Desmond W
Reviewed 28 September 2017

The restaurant is small but clean and staff very friendly. Overall, we did not enjoy our dinner much as the food was rather salty and oily and the taste/cooking not to our liking though we ordered common bajak dishes. Also the prices were higher compared...More

Thank Rina298313
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The husband-wife duo came out and explained the dishes, their flavours and personalised the order for us! The lake-lobster was divine!!! As was the fish bbq!

Thank Sunawala
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I was somewhat disappointed given this restaurant's high ranking in Tuk Tuk. I went for dinner and ordered the pork sangsang. It came with rice and kangkong. The meal is more expensive than other local restaurants and is supposed to come with mixed steamed vegetables...More

Thank skink
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Walked out here to try the food, wasn't disappointed. The grilled fish was super fresh and had amazing charcoal flavours with sambal and some lime. Photo doesn't do it justice. She also made the avocado shake without chocolate at my request (although it was too...More

Thank vineetamar
Reviewed 23 September 2016

My boyfriend and I came here for lunch last week. We had a Batak style chicken curry, stir fried vegetables and a pineapple and coconut pancake for dessert. Everything was made from scratch and was delicious. Would definitely recommend having a meal here.

Thank PhilippaDavies
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing fresh fish. Definitely some of the best fish I have ever had. Doesn't look like much, small family joint. Everyone was involved, daughter seated me, son, father and mother cooked. I came when it was quiet, for lunch. Only me and 2 locals....More

Thank Zander K
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We googled for restaurants on Samosir Island and this was one of the ones with great reviews and for good reason. You could almost miss it if you didn't know where its location but we stopped in for lunch and returned the next day for...More

Thank Kay H
Reviewed 10 March 2016

I had the Ikan Arsik and fresh water lobster. For me one of the best dishes I've ever had and I wouldn't mind traveling back to lake toba just to eat it again!

Thank Bongszai
Reviewed 11 February 2016

This is a small family run restaurant. The first time we had lunch here, it was traditional batak fish "Ikan Arsik" and avocado salad (fresh!). Really good and fresh fish. The chef, who is the wife/mother of the family is friendly, speaks good english and...More

Thank Patricia R
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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jalan Tuk tuk siadong, Samosir Island, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Sumatra  >  North Sumatra  >  Samosir Island
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