Excellent restaurant; well worth the price
I've been living in Yogyakarta for twelve years now, since the hotel in which Paprika was located was still operated by the Mercure Group. In 2009 and 2010, I would regularly come here to get my Mexican fix, as they had quesadillas (looks like they're off the menu now) when nobody else did. It was a pricey endeavor, but the food was good. When I finished my baccalaureate back in 2012, I took my family here to celebrate. Fast forward six years. I've got a son, three years old now, and I wanted to treat him to swimming and a special treat. So we went to swim at the Phoenix Hotel and had lunch at Paprika. Admittedly, there were mix ups with our order. He had wanted a mini pizza, but they brought a burger instead; for me, the waitress seemed uncertain what their cocktails included, so I ended up with a hot tea instead. But I'm still giving five stars. Why? The food is downright delicious, with quite possibly the best hamburgers in Yogyakarta. After ordering your meal, you get two types of traditional cracker (krupuk and emping), as well as some bread to whet your whittle. When my hamburger came, it was succulent, with delicious mozzarella cheese, beef bacon, and an almost salsa-like sauce. The two types of salad and the fries were plated together with it appetizingly, and offered the perfect complement to the meat. The price, although expensive by Indonesian standards, was well worth it; our meal came to Rp 264,000, which was much cheaper than a premium hamburger restaurant I reviewed recently. The ambience is great as well. As I mentioned earlier, this restaurant is located within a five-star hotel, which is built in (and expanded out of) the colonial-era home of a wealthy Chinese merchant. There are koi ponds, fountains, and stone and marble courtyards, with beautiful pieces of porcelain adorning the walls. The waitresses were dressed in attire inspired by early 20th century kebayas, while the waiters were wearing more westernized clothing (which, if they were going for an early 20th century vibe, would have been accurate). Every nook and cranny has a history that is felt as you are dining. In short, if you have the money to spare, make this a stop on your trip, even if you are not staying at Phoenix.
05 Aug 2018
High Tea in resto Paprika very low.
Appreciated the history @ traditional artifacts in the hotel, @ resto Paprika setting. Particularly enjoy high tea wherever I am so was looking forward to this one in such a gracious hotel. Booking x2 adults @ x2 children started well at a beautifully set table near the fishpond. Continued haphazardly after that. I was taking a photo so missed placing my tea order. Expected to be asked when I was seated as there was enough staff but.................so waited patiently. My daughter received her teapot @ x3 camomile teapots arrived for the children (2) @ a black tea for me. Explained I hadn't placed an order so wanted green tea which arrived in a cup, no teapot for me ha..ha.. Disappointingly the food arrived on large plates rather than tiered stands. The fuit salad cup looked appetising but was coated with a sauce that tasted like mayonnaise. The lone prawn in a small glass cup with lettuce looked @ smelt off. Scone, macaroons, croissant w chicken @ salad, mini quiche, mini salmon baguette, mini French fruit tart @ mini jam roll all good. Had to ask for serviettes. When we couldn't take the smelly prawns any longer I asked for the plates to be removed. One was, the one that was empty! After waiting a while I took the offending one to the waiter stand myself. Thought there'd be a hassle with the bill @ in fact was only charged for one extra children's chamomile tea rather than 2. Ended satisfactorily. Not the high tea I was hoping for given the hotel @ number of staff.
19 Jul 2018
Well decorated and beautifully set up in an open air courtyard. Buffet has a good spread and we loved the "Jamu" station. Staff are excellent and very attentive. Dinner has themed nights and we picked Java Cultural Night to experience their traditional food. Their menu has a lot of varieties with both western and Indonesian food. Gotta try their Gin Sling drink with an actual bar tending performance in front of your meal! Great place to chill out with family and friends
28 Jun 2018
The Phoenix Hotel Area, Jl. Jendral Sudirman No. 9, Yogyakarta , Indonesia