• Bandung Indonesian Restaurant

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Casual nice interior decorated with Indonesian arts, crafts, and batiks. Dishes are seasoned with spices that are typical in Indonesia and most dishes are made to order, therefore can accommodate vegans and vegetarians. Tempeh is made in-house. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-1:30pm, Mon-Sat 5:00pm-8:00pm.

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11 Reviews

First Review by Rob Latousek


Points +10244

19 Feb 2022

Lacking Authentic Indo Flavor

It’s a lovely restaurant with good service. However, I wasn’t impressed with the food. The flavors were all too underwhelming for my taste, which is usually a tell-tale sign that an ethnic establishment has modified their recipes to cater to…you know - a blander palate. It was very disappointing.

That being said, the next time I find myself in Madison I would be happy to visit to see if things have improved, and to take more photos.



Points +1541

04 Mar 2020

Traditional flavors

Growing up, we regularly ate Indonesian food when we visited family in the Netherlands. This was the first time I got to enjoy it after going vegetarian/vegan 10 years ago. It was soooooo tasty and an instant trip back to my childhood. The tempeh was hearty and filling. The sauces had layers of flavor and the veggies still had a nice bite. It was a good thing we made reservations because they were fully booked at 5 pm on a Saturday night. Staff was friendly but unfortunately, even after telling us 3 times that they'd bring us the complimentary tempeh chips, they never did. I really wanted to try them.

Pros: Variety of options

Cons: They never brought us our chips. :(


Points +296

08 Dec 2019

Incredible flavors are one-of-a-kind in Madison! The REAL DEAL for Asian

First one to this special place on a Madison Eats food tour (which, by the way, is incredibly accommodating to a vegan diet if you call ahead.) One of the owners, Julie Adriansjach, talked to us about how she and her husband Pram started the place. They make their own tempeh and always have. (It is more delicious than any other you can buy, and if you see their brand at one of the local co-ops, I highly recommend it.) Many of the dishes are labeled vegan, and many more can easily be made so. One of the dishes contained egg, and when I asked about it, the server said the egg is "kind of the whole thing" and steered me away from that one and toward another option. I ended up getting the Vegetable Curry, and I'm so glad I did. It had a nice amount of heat and so much flavor. My husband got for peanut Satay Tempeh, and it also knocked me out. My daughter, simpler tastes, got the fried rice without the egg. The Sayur Lodeh soup is also vegan. I've had several more of the dishes here altered to be vegan, and they have all been incredible. Get an order of the house-made tempeh chips for the table. Too many starters and entrees that are vegan to name here. Just go and try something new!

Updated from previous review on 2019-12-08

Pros: Vegan literate and stand-alone options, KNOCKOUT FLAVOR, Great service

Cons: People will steal your vegan entree, Decor is a little schlubby..?, Limited seating if larger parties


Points +357

15 Apr 2019

So good!

Many dishes are very sweet, but in a good way.


Points +324

13 Mar 2017


We had such a delicious meal, here. We shared a few things, and it was perfect. Vegan items arent clearly marked, per se. But there are a lot of vegan options, and staff are well informed about veganism. They also have a gluten free menu, with many items being both vegan and gf. They make their own tempeh, in house, which is for sale separately, and it is incredible. The flavors are amazing. We had a soup starter with sambal, tho, which I knew was chili paste... I didn't realize til later that sambal is traditionally made with shrimp paste. I wish I would've known to ask. It didn't occur to me. For me it's not the end of the world; live and learn; but just a heads up. I posted a few pics and descriptions of our plates.

Pros: Lots of vegan and gluten free options; affordable;

Cons: Ask about vegan options; some items may have shrim


Points +28

11 Oct 2015

Highly recommended

I have eaten there numerous times, and the food is always very good, service prompt. All the items on menu come in small and large size, which is great, no waste of food.


Points +83

11 May 2015

Fantastic during happy hour.

Pricey but delicious Indonesian food, and the staff are incredibly knowledgeable about which of the menu items are vegan. The real treat is going to Bandung during happy hour, when you can get $5-$6 dishes like their vegan paid thai or vegan mac n' cheeze.


Points +1167

15 Aug 2012

Delicous Vegan Options

My lunch at Bandung was one of my favorites during my visit to Madison. There were lots of vegan options and everything was so flavorful and tasty. I am a fan of tempeh, and this was my first time enjoying tempeh in a truly authentic fashion.
My husband and I split a few appetizers and an entree for lunch and it was a perfect amount of food (if you want a large, filling lunch).
We tried the lontong, which was rice cakes cooked in banana leaves with peanut sauce (amazing), acar cucumber salad, and the tahou goreng (fried tofu with sweet soy sauce, tomato, green onions, and sambal) for appetizers. Our entree was the sambal goreng tempe, which was absolutely delicious...so sweet and spicy.
I really would like to try more Indonesian food after visiting this restaurant, and really hope I make it back to Madison to try Bandung again.

Pros: Delicious Food, Nice Atmosphere, Good veg options


Points +295

18 Jun 2012

Wide range of unique vegan options

We had the Rujak Cuka and Tahu Goreng for starters. Both were boldly flavored (as I expect from Indonesian food) but still balanced and yummy. Our server explained that most things can be made vegan upon request. We stuck with what was naturally vegan already, though, as there were so many to choose from!

We split the Sambal Goreng Tempe for entree and it was lovely. The tempe really was outstanding. We asked for an extra dish of fresh sambal and it took the dish over the top.

Bottom line: a refreshingly different cuisine and lots of vegan options. What's not to love?

Pros: balanced flavors, many vegan options, good service

Cons: a bit expensive at night


Points +57

31 May 2012

Good Food

Bandung has a good and unique selection, with many options for vegans and vegetarians. Great place for Indonesian food in Madison!

Rob Latousek

Points +28

16 Feb 2011

Unique Indonesian Food & Ambience

Bandung has been a wonderfully dependable place to find unique and delicious Indonesian dishes, including a great number of vegan and vegetarian offerings. The ambience is casual and comforting, with stylish touches of Indonesian artwork and music. It is located on the edge of downtown, close to Lake Monona and the ever-funky and bohemian [censored] Street neighborhood. A great find, with something for everyone!

Pros: excellent food, healthy cuisine, good value

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