Koh I Noor, Jakarta


koh-e-noor

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I’d heard of this place, asserted by all who used it to be tip-top culinary quality, so with important guests to entertain, why not give it a try?

Like myself, my visitors had lived for a number of years in the Old Country and were thus afficionados of Indian cuisine.

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kohinoor dining

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It’s on Rasuna Said, the lower ground floor of Pasar Festival,  once a great place for second-hand book-stores, now reborn as Plaza Festival, loads of eateries but no old books to devour.

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pasarfestival Plaza Festival

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Must admit the food was excellent, everyone tucked in with gusto, and chapatis and samosas. I had lamb biryani, but between us we ranged across the menu voraciously.

It ain’t cheap.

The bill came to just under Rp.500,000, but, with its reputation, I guess that’s only to be expected.

I only found the cost of a small bottle of Bintang quite a jolt, Rp.30,000, when you can buy a big one in a store for Rp.21,000, but it does help maintain orderly sobriety on the premises!

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