Tambuah Mas in an Indonesian restaurant which has 3 branches. We typically visit the one on Orchard Road. I go here frequently and it has become one of my go-to restaurants.
The Ambience, Service and Staff
I visit the branch of Tambuah Mas at the basement of Paragon. This is a particularly popular restaurant and even more so around Ramadan. They accept reservations via their website. We have always walked in and occasionally have had to line up. We’ve generally been seated in under 20 minutes and provided with water and menus immediately. Their staff are friendly and efficient, and have always take great care of us.
They have a tastefully decorated interior with sturdy, supportive chairs, and areas that are separated by lattices and decorated with paintings of traditional life in Indonesian to give it a relaxed feel.
Having eaten here several times as a party of 2, we have a few staples. Our meal is often the beef rendang, the gado gado (vegetables, tofu and crackers), and the Ikan Pepes (spicy fish wrapped in a leaf) along with some steamed rice. We have also ordered the Ayam Goreng Istimewa (spicy chicken in golden gravy), and the tahu telur (crispy fried beancurd tower in egg batter).
The meal comes with a complimentary serving of crackers and chilli sauce.
Their service is really fast, and it is not uncommon to have all your food served to you within 5 minutes. The beef rendang is very well made with a full bodied spicy flavour. The Ikan Pepes is milder with a strong presence of the marinade. The gado gado is very well done, well presented and served. The portions are generous and our standard meal leaves us well fed.
The Price Point
We generally tend to spend around $55 for a meal for dinner which is very competitive in this part of town.
The Final Verdict
Tambuah Mas is an awesome authentic Indonesian restaurant. They have great service and offer some amazing food at a competitive price point. They’re perfect for a meal in the middle of your work day, while shopping, or gathering with friends and family. I’ve been a regular patron here and will continue to visit.
Address: 290 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238859.
Also at Tanglin Shopping Centre and Promenade
Phone: +65 6733 2220.