After opening in 2010, Sendok Garpu’s first restaurant has become an iconic Brisbane eatery, and to the joy of Indooroopilly löocals has branched out with a location on Lambert Road. Drawing inspiration from the street stalls and markets of Indonesia, Sendok Garpu serves up traditional Indonesian cuisine in a casual atmosphere, nestled inside a wooden hut-style building. Decorated in a traditional style and boasting an extensive al fresco dining area, Sendok Garpu provides diners with an authentic Indonesian experience.
Really enjoyed the food - very tasty :) I recommend iga sapi (beef) and ayam kalasan (chicken). Also the traditional Indonesian drinks are really nice like Es Cendol and Es Kopyor (made with coconut). Service is always friendly and polite. I'm very happy... thanks Sendok Garpu!
Waitresses very friendly and helpful but hard to find when you need one - restaurant wasn't busy. Prices a bit high - $20 for 2 x deep fried catfish. Coconut rice was extremely dry. Achar was just pickled finely diced carrot and cucumber - disappointing. Makes you wonder about the satay and the gado gado???
Indonesian cuisine draws influence from many different sources, and at Brisbane’s Sendok Garbu over in Indooroopilly the diverse menu reflects this. From Indonesian street food to traditional classics, you’ll find an array of dishes on the menu here, using recipes that have been passed down through generations in the owner's family and created using the freshest locally-sourced produce and aromatic spices. Begin your meal with some rissoles (chicken and vegetable ragout wrapped in homestyle crispy crumbed crepes served with peanut sauce) or lumpia udang (prawn spring roll served with sweet chilli sauce).
Then move on to a time-tested favourite like the nasi goreng or the laksa betawi (shredded chicken, glass noodles, bean sprouts, boiled egg, rice cake, basil leaves in a light coconut soup, garnished with chopped shallots and fried onion served with bitter nut crackers on the side). Situated on Indooroopilly’s Lambert Road, Sendok Garpu is a popular choice among Brisbane’s Asian cuisine craving foodies. Book a table and find out what all of the fuss is about for yourself!