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(Closed) Garuda Padang Cuisine (Orchard Central)

AsianHalalIndonesianMalayMalay / Indonesian
Garuda Padang Cuisine is located at Orchard Central and serves Indonesian Food. Last order: 09:30pm

Daily: 11:30 - 22:00

+65 67354111
$24 based on 36 submissions
Dinner (13 votes), Lunch (13 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (12 votes)
Black Tea

is open again!

i found there is new outlet is Katong! i think they are not longer operate by tong lok...such a great news for the ppl who fancy nasi padang!! :)

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  • Beef rendang7 votes
  • Ayam goreng bumbu5 votes
  • begedil4 votes
  • chendol4 votes
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25 Apr 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

is open again!

i found there is new outlet is Katong! i think they are not longer operate by tong lok...such a great news for the ppl who fancy nasi padang!! :)
07 Apr 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Worst service ever

I am rather appalled by the services at Garuda Padang Cuisine at Orchard Central. I entered the restaurant with my friend during non-peak hours where there was only less than 10 people dining there. I entered and waited to be seated but no staffs approach us at all so we settled ourselves and went over the to cashier area to try to order some food. The staff at the cashier ignored us until we asked them can we order. One of the staff said yes and he came out to take orders from a family who came in later and settle them down. We let that passed as the family got a kid. So after the staff took their orders and come to take ours, we requested for the seat by the window. The staff told us the table was reserved at 7.30 which means there is 2 hours for us to finish our food before the next patron arrives. We told them we will take less than 2 hours and the staff was rather stubborn and insisted that we seated somewhere else. I was rather turn off by the overall service and attitude I simply walked out of the restaurant and went to the Japanese restaurant next door where my money was rather well spent with great food and greater services. 
25 Jan 2013 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Authentic Indonesian Food

Their beef rendang is a must-try with the rich succulent gravy and tender beef pieces. For people with big appetites, I suggest opting for the buffet rather than ala carte as you would probably be saving a lot of money. The chendol is also sweet and many ingredients are used to produce the final product, not least coconut milk. Lastly, the waiting time for food to be served is quick and efficient as the food is already warmed up prior to your order.
23 Mar 2012 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Good padang food if you're craving for spicy food in the city area

Garuda Orchard Central

 

I am a true blue fan of nasi padang but this was the first time I tried Garuda padang.

 

Recommend their Fried Chicken with ginger floss – very crispy and tasted fabulous as it was freshly fried.

 

Beef rendang was not too bad. Quite different from other versions I have tasted.

I also liked the sotong especially the pentai, should have ask for more petai, less sotong...

 

They also served chicken satay. Quite generous portion.

 

Pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed the meal. Especially after reading mixed reviews here...Guess the restaurant should work on consistency. But I would still go back for the dishes that I tried and like.

29 Feb 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

Felt Deceived.

Went on a Wednesday afternoon for lunch, and surprisingly the restaurant was pretty filled up. My boyfriend and I were one of the few customers that arrived early. We bought two Groupon vouchers:-

(i) Crispy fried chicken served with blue ginger floss at $3.50 (Worth $7.50)

(ii) Beef rendang at $4.50 (Worth $9)

I wanted to have some veggie to go along with the meal, so I added an additional Sambal kangkong ($8). Rice was refillable; the waitress will walk around to refill the rice on your plate – we thought this was a sweet gesture – until we saw our bill.

The food was rather disappointing, considering the expectations we had when we saw the crowd.

First, the chicken was dry and flavorless, with zero discernible moisture – as opposed to the description on Groupon – crispy, flavorful and succulent. There was nothing special about the ginger floss, which tasted salty in my mouth. This dish was so bland and tasteless that I had to ask for some sambal chilli (which turns out to be a terrible mistake again when we saw the bill).

The beef rendang tasted alright – nothing fantastic again. You’d probably be able to taste similar rendang at any coffee shop selling Malay food.

Sambal kangkong was a kitchen order, so it came out hot and nicely presented. But since it was a kitchen order, we had to wait some time for this dish to be ready. And by that time, boyfriend and I had already finished half of our plates. Though it wasn’t served timely, this dish was noticeably better than the rest.

We felt the drinks were over-priced, so we decided to have ice water. Mind you, ice water was also chargeable at $0.30 per glass, and I doubt it’s refillable (since no one seems to notice that the glasses were empty after a while).

So after a reasonably uninteresting meal, the bill came, along with our shock and horror. The bill turns out to be $17.40, after deducting the Groupon vouchers. So we thought, the price for the sambal kangkong must be out of the world! Upon closer look, we noticed that the plain rice was charged at $2 per person, which turns out to be $4! And guess what, the sambal chilli (which was served in a small saucer) was also chargeable at $1. GST and service charge was not included in the Groupon either. So after scrutinizing these details, the exorbitant bill now makes sense.

This was the most deceiving coupon I’ve ever bought. So, Garuda Padang is actually offering discounts on their food items, and covering up for their loss by charging us exorbitantly on necessities like rice and chilli sauce! This is simply unacceptable. This upsetting experience will mark my first and last visit to Garuda Padang.