Daily: 18:30 - 22:00
Established since 1985, relish the best in Indonesian cuisine over a delectable buffet spread as well as a savoury a la carte menu at Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant.The chefs turn up the heat and present diverse offerings with traditional and fusion Indonesian cuisine.
Full Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2015/07/kintamani-indonesian-restaurant.html
Established in 1985, over 30 years ago (!), Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant is among the oldest restaurants in Singapore. Located in the equally aging Furama Riverfront Singapore Hotel, Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant is known for its Halal Indonesian buffet, with their speciality being Balinese cuisine. Their consistently decent food, friendly service staff, and decent prices, has seen to the longevity of Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant, and it's still popular for large scale, Halal buffet meals.
Ambience at Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant is possibly it's weakest point. The spacious but dimly lit interior shows signs of age, though the solid wooden furniture is still sturdy after all these years. Decor is traditional Balinese, ranging from the iconic gate guardians / Balinese gate at the entrance, to the ornate carvings amongst the buffet spread, to the traditional kitchen utensils on the walls. While clean, I dislike the really dark, low ambient lighting.
Service at Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant is friendly and efficient. Staff will offer greetings when you enter / exit, and seat diners promptly. Very efficient at clearing away empty / dirty plates, always an important thing in a buffet. Note that they're quite polite, enquiring if you're done before clearing. Food is also regularly topped-up, so the food trays always look full, sufficient for all. However, not all staff can properly answer queries regarding each dish, and ingredients within.
Food at Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant is Halal, with their focus being Indonesian / Balinese cuisine. The food in Bali, Indonesia, is noted for its savoury grilled meats and use of spices, in particular, the 8-spice mixture known as Bumbu. These are all present here, prepared by Chef I Gusti Nyoman Kaler and team. Dishes are generally tasty, heavy on flavourful sauces. Prices are reflective of a typical buffet, budget about SGD $50 per person for a meal here.
The Beef Rendang is tender and moist, with good savoury meat flavour. But the highlight is the deliciously yummy rendang sauce, which has a good kick of spices and heat. Highly recommended!
Loved the Lupis here, which is a steamed glutinous rice cake, garnished with dessicated coconut and sweet gula melaka / palm sugar. Really good, I actually found myself eating it on its own, almost like a dessert! Highly recommended!
The Satay Chicken & Beef here was the highlight of the entire buffet meal. The savoury, perfectly grilled skewers of meat are tender and tasty. The satay sauce is inconsistent, early on, it's thick, rich and nutty. But after a few rounds, you can tell the kitchen is struggling to keep up with demand, because the satay sauce gets thinner and thinner, and later in the night, the consistency is watery. My suggestion is to go early enough so you get the best satay! Highly recommended!
If it's not for a 1 for 1 promotion, this buffet is not worth it. The varieties are little, and the quality is mediocre. Only the satay is considered nicer. Go if u only mainly enjoy satay. The durian pengat has really changed... Or rather deteriorated in quality. It seems floury and the durian taste is hardly there and the texture is yuck. Restaurant promised complimentary parking but my request was declined later on arrival. After I had explained that I was promised on the phone, then did the staff reluctantly allowed me 2 coupons. Honestly, am ok if no provision, just do not promise if can't deliver. The table arrangement was good though, we had a good time interacting with one another given the space.
The satay was like asking for free. Extremely little when topped up. Had to wait an hour before topup. I dont like buffets that ration till as though I didnt pay for it.
Only the ambience was v good. Food was average but the bbq chicken was quite good. Top up was slow. Noisy crowd.
See http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.sg/2013/05/kintamani-indonesian-restaurant.html for the full review.
Kintamani is one of the longest standing Indonesian restaurants in Singapore. The restaurant's wrinkled, dated facade is a testament to its origins back in the 80's. I don't think it's been renovated since the disco era. The food here is like what you'd get at your nenek's (read: Malay for grandmother) home for Sunday dinners. Nothing too fancy, just good old familiar comforting favourites.
Kintamani offers a buffet spread or ala carte dining. The buffet usually costs $45 per pax but if you have a UOB credit card, the buffet morphs into a much more value-for-money meal at only $30 per person. The buffet isn't very extensive but what they lack in variety, they make up for it in above-average quality. There are about 6 hot food stations, a dessert corner with Malay kuehs and ice-cream, a salad, gado-gado, and soto ayam soup station and a make-your-own-noodle station as well. All relatively decent.