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International, Indonesian, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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Reviewed 1 March 2021

We were 4 persons and we had lunch in the restaurant. We ate Indonesian food, which was good and not to spicy. The staff is friendly and efficient, speaking English.

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed 19 August 2019 via mobile

very good and fresh barbeque, I'd love to recommend this place for all of you guys. nice owner named joe

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

Meal that you won't find anywhere else in Samosir is Chicken Ala Batak. The Chicken is tender and yummy with original sauce made with Batak traditional style. Joe, the owner is totally friendly and informative. You can ask anything about Batak History, Batak Culture, or...Best Places in North Sumatera. He, and his family can speak English and always ready to tell you information you need.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 19 March 2019 via mobile

The restaurant is so so. Joe, the owner of the restaurant is a nice friend to talk about anything. We enjoy suckling pig to celebrate new year. It was amazing that my family enjoyed every slice of it.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 5 March 2019 via mobile

Totally value for your money. It is located a walking distance away from Tuk tuk. Big portions, cheap food and fresh juice. Taco there is like a filled pastry, worth a try! Visited twice on our journey.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 20 February 2019 via mobile

Joe and his family were lovely people, very friendly and helpful. The food was great especially the bbq. We ate there most days. We hired a bike from Joe at a better rate than out hotel. Joe also took us out on an all day...bike tour to the waterfalls, hotspring, view point and a few other places that we wouldn't have found by ourselves. Joe also helped me out with visiting a orchid farm and posting home. Highly recommend visiting Joe's restaurant for some food and a chat.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and Joe is a great story teller. His English is verhuisd understandable and he van update you about local traditions and other things you like to know

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We were there one day to have lunch and the next one we come back to eat a hole pig, because the food there is amazing

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

If you go to Lake Toba, you definitely have to stop at Joe's Restaurant. The batak chicken is delicious and you need to ask one day before for the fish or chicken BBQ. It's amazing <3 Plus, Joe and his family are adorable and if...you ask, Joe can do a tour of the Island with you and go to the hotsprings, the waterfall and many other great spots.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

The owner is really kind. You will feel like a family. Joe knows a lot about Batak Culture and Tradition. He will tell you good places to see in Samosir Island and around Lake Toba. The food are really delicious. Don't miss it!!. Just try...before you pay.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Joe's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5