Good ambience but very pricey.
This restaurant is just around the corner from the royal palace and water castle. There’s a musician providing soothing traditional music for the patrons and the restaurant is in a building with charming traditional architecture. Lunch is from 11am – 3pm, I arrived at 2pm and paid for the buffet spread. BIG mistake. Only the scraps are left. Turns out the restaurant does not replenish the buffet dishes. Once it’s finished, the empty trays are left on the table until it is cleared away at 3pm. So I satisfy my hunger eating the traditional desserts (biscuits & crackers). The bill for 2 came up to Rp190k. That’s very pricey for eating some biscuits and table scraps.
14 Jun 2018
Not worth it.
I went there with my friend and tried this buffet. We thought before we got there there was one price for all you can eat, but you pay for each piece of food that you take. The food tastes a little weird and some of it without too much of taste to it. The only good things were sticky rice and satay chicken. It wasn't a cheap place neither was it expensive. The place was cozy and surrounded with bambus trees
05 Sep 2017
Nice selection of food.
We decided to visit after looking at a TripAdvisor review. We found it difficult to find the restaurant as our map reading skills were not very good and no GPS. A local man helped us to find it but we were quite wary as he was with a group of men who told us it was very far and would cost 10,000IDR for them to take us. We knew it wasn't very far and this other gentleman escorted us to the restaurant. We arrived at lunch time around 1pm. Everyone else there appeared to be on a private tour and on arrival got given a flannel to wipe their hands with and welcomed into the restaurant. We did not receive the same warm welcome or towel but may be as they were not expecting us. The food was nice and a small selection of dishes to try. In particular the vegetable fritters were very nice and I got to try Dragon fruit for the first time too. The restaurant is nice with a gentleman playing a traditional instrument throughout. A lady did a small performance whilst we were present and this was a nice touch. She was dancing to piped music not live music. The cost is more than one meal in a restaurant at 84,000 but it allowed us to try a selection of food we may not have otherwise been able to try. The toilet facilities were also nice and clean which is always a positive sign. Overall this was a good experience and it is just down the road from the Water Palace (turn left out of the entrance to the Palace and it is at the bottom of the road on the corner). This was another good find courtesy of TripAdvisor.
02 Aug 2017
Pendopo Ndalem Resto
Jl. Sompilan no. 12 Ngasem Kraton, Yogyakarta Indonesia