We love, love, love this place. Just can’t get enough of it. One of the many reasons why we’re so fond of Porto is that they have a special menu that they change every once in several months so that you can try something new every once in a while. They have a main menu (with lots of choices) that they don’t change, and they’ve got a separate special menu that is based on different countries. As of now, that menu is based on Greek cuisine (they’ve had Italian and Czech once as well). Moreover, we feel that every dish has been made with extra care and so much thought has been put into producing it. Bottom line: this restaurant is a MUST go.
– General Review –
- Service: 7/10
Staff were welcoming and food was served relatively fast. However, they’re not always attentive and initiative with approaching the customers first. We’ve been there several times and the service was always consistent.
- Servicescape: 8/10
Porto has a unique “food adventure” theme that’s shown through their decoration. It has a warm and cozy atmosphere due to their soft lighting. Everything was clean and very well-maintained.
- Non-smoking area: Yes – There are indoor and outdoor areas; outdoor for smoking and indoor for non-smoking.
- Vegetarian dishes: Available, but not an extensive list you can choose from.
- Price range: $$$ (Around Rp 50.000 – Rp 200.000 for main dish)
Overall Rating: 8.5/10 (The food was just amazing)
– Food Experience –
1) Main- Beef Fondue:
This dish is at the top of our favourites list. It comprised of super tender cubed beef and four delicious sauces you can dip and eat it with, plus some vegetables and french fries/potato wedges at the side. Delicioussss!
2) Potato Cheddar soup:
First thing that caught our attention with this dish was how the soup was served in a potato bucket. This soup was not overwhelmingly rich, but tasty enough to make you want to dip your spoon in for another mouthful, and another, and another.
3) Roasted Tomato Basil soup:
Flavour-rich soup that’s perfect for a starter. It wasn’t very thick and the tomato wasn’t too sour either.
4) Homemade Sorbet Lemon:
The sorbet is the perfect combination of sweet and sour. On a hot day, it would be your oasis. It was so refreshing and fragrant! Love it! Warning: Some people might find it too sweet, so maybe you might want to request for less sugar in it.
5) Green Tea Latte:
We’ve always been green-tea enthusiasts and we couldn’t be happier with all the “green tea latte” drinks appearing on many restaurants’ beverage lists. This green tea latte wasn’t very impressive though, though perhaps we’ll give them some credit for the attempt on coffee art. There’s too much milk and the taste of the green tea wasn’t strong enough.
1) If you happen to go there and it has the Czech menu, try the Medovnic cake. Loved it from the moment I took the first bite. I wish it’s a permanent dish in the menu.
2) If you’d like some more flavour on your fries or potato wedges, ask for BBQ powder to sprinkle on them. Beware: it’s unhealthy, but it’s addictive. The powder looks like this:
Contact number: +62 22 2041993
Posted by: V & W