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Maruba Restaurant

Jalan Tuk tuk siadong, Samosir Island, Indonesia
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lobster” (14 reviews)
“ikan” (4 reviews)
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Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly
Jalan Tuk tuk siadong, Samosir Island, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

The husband-wife duo came out and explained the dishes, their flavours and personalised the order for us! The lake-lobster was divine!!! As was the fish bbq!

Thank Sunawala
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I was somewhat disappointed given this restaurant's high ranking in Tuk Tuk. I went for dinner and ordered the pork sangsang. It came with rice and kangkong. The meal is more expensive than other local restaurants and is supposed to come with mixed steamed vegetables...More

Thank skink
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Walked out here to try the food, wasn't disappointed. The grilled fish was super fresh and had amazing charcoal flavours with sambal and some lime. Photo doesn't do it justice. She also made the avocado shake without chocolate at my request (although it was too...More

Thank vineetamar
Reviewed 23 September 2016

My boyfriend and I came here for lunch last week. We had a Batak style chicken curry, stir fried vegetables and a pineapple and coconut pancake for dessert. Everything was made from scratch and was delicious. Would definitely recommend having a meal here.

Thank PhilippaDavies
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing fresh fish. Definitely some of the best fish I have ever had. Doesn't look like much, small family joint. Everyone was involved, daughter seated me, son, father and mother cooked. I came when it was quiet, for lunch. Only me and 2 locals....More

Thank Zander K
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We googled for restaurants on Samosir Island and this was one of the ones with great reviews and for good reason. You could almost miss it if you didn't know where its location but we stopped in for lunch and returned the next day for...More

Thank Kay H
Reviewed 10 March 2016

I had the Ikan Arsik and fresh water lobster. For me one of the best dishes I've ever had and I wouldn't mind traveling back to lake toba just to eat it again!

Thank Bongszai
Reviewed 11 February 2016

This is a small family run restaurant. The first time we had lunch here, it was traditional batak fish "Ikan Arsik" and avocado salad (fresh!). Really good and fresh fish. The chef, who is the wife/mother of the family is friendly, speaks good english and...More

Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Marubas small restaurant don't look much from the outside, but there's some few tables with decent view over garden and the lake. We choose the Batak food even though it was double price compared with the ordinary Indonesian dishes. And it's totally worth it, they...More

Thank Jonas Q
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

We miss the baby lobster and avocado salad which highly recommended by travelers . Grill fish and roasted pork are goods . The magic mushroom (mushroom omelette) been stated on the board never try never know . We tried but just the simple and nothing...More

Thank Melissasaw
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jalan Tuk tuk siadong, Samosir Island, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Sumatra  >  North Sumatra  >  Samosir Island
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