Merah Putih Cafe

Shin-okubo Initial house 304, 2-10-9 Hyakunincho, Shinjuku, Tokyo, 169-0073, Japan
15 Reviews • 3 Photos • 2 Check-Ins • 5 Halal Tips
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Genres

Indonesian, Soto padang

Phone

03-6279-2399

Address

Shin-okubo Initial house 304, 2-10-9 Hyakunincho, Shinjuku, Tokyo, 169-0073, Japan

Business Hours

Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:NaN am
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:NaN am
Halal Tips (5)
    2 people say Halal status verbally confirmed by staff.
    1 person says alcohols are served.
    1 person says the owner/staff are muslim.
    1 person says menu labelled Halal.
Halal Info
Status
Halal
Muslim Cook
Yes
Muslim Chef
Yes
More Info
Budget
~JPY1000
Parking
Yes
Restroom
Yes
English Menu
Yes
Take Away
Yes
Seats
25
Photos (3)
Menu (0)
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Reviews (15)
Located on 3rd floor of building. Entrance is via staircase only. Not a good idea to bring luggage there. Shop v small. Seats 10 - 12 max. Food quality depends on dish. Nasi goreng was nice, plain rice was barely cooked. Spicy chicken is really hot. Can choose to be less spicy if cannot handle. However cleanliness was a real issue. Found a dead roach in water! Decided against putting a picture of it but establishment needs to spruce up their standards!
This was near our airbnb apartment. Easy to find but have to be aware of their small signage that says the restaurant is at level 3. Alot of nepalis restaurants & near halal mini markets. The food isn't bad. I enjoyed my nasi padang daging dendeng. Tasted pretty authentic eventhough i think the cook isn't Indonesian hehe. However hubby ordered fried rice which had no meat in it and only one fried egg. Not sure if it was worth 1000¥. They had alot of pickups for take aways so i'm assuming they're pretty famous. Can't agree more on the lack of ventilation.
I wonder why this restaurant isn't so popular even among Indonesian in Tokyo, but I ensure you all that they won't disappoint you in terms of taste and authenticity. I ordered "Sate Padang" (spicy type of satay) and it's very delicious!!! The cook told me that she comes from Padang, a city in Sumatera island: famous for its spicy foods like Rendang, Sate Padang, etc. No wonder why her Sate Padang is soooo good 😭 It costed me less than 1500¥, came with some slices of "ketupat" or rice cake but apparently not enough to make me full so I ordered another plate of rice 😅A minus point I can figure out: the ambience of the place is not so comfortable. It's dark, small, and might be also dusty. Nevertheless, I'm quite satisfied with the taste!
The food is okay, but the air circulation is bad.
I ordered mi goreng telur (fried noodle with egg) for 1000yen. it tasted ok, overall 3 out of 5 for me.