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Resto Santai Biltstraat Explore Utrecht 9

Resto Santai: A tiny piece of Indonesia on the Biltstraat

Biltstraat is a breeding ground for amazing food, which is proven once more by Indonesian restaurant Resto Santai. Does that name sound familiar? You might know Santai as a small takeaway place on the Oudegracht. Both Resto Santai and Santai’s Takeaway have a clear theme for their interior design. Modern in white and blue with a touch of traditional Indonesian details. A delightful mix of old and new!

One look at the menu and it’s not hard to imagine you’re in Indonesia. There’s a large selection of traditional Indonesian cuisine available, but for a complete experience you have to try a ‘Rijsttafel’. ‘Rijsttafel’ literally means rice table in Dutch and it means your table will be filled with a little bit of everything!

As a group of five, we decided to order the largest, most diverse ‘Rijsttafel’. It was aptly named after the restaurant: Santai. The waitress advised us to order a portion of 4 instead of 5, experience had taught her that would be more than enough. Our table was soon filled up with little ‘boats’ containing delicious dishes: tender chicken legs, delicately seasoned vegetables, crunchy prawn crackers and much more. Every bite was a tiny moment of pure bliss.

If you find yourself on the Biltstraat, this small piece of Indonesia is definitely worth a trip!

Address: Biltstraat 7 (only open for dinner)
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About Lisa Peters

Lisa is a content marketing professional for a large cinema chain, with a knack for writing and a love for Utrecht. Ever since moving to Utrecht in 2009, she has lifted every stone, eaten off many plates and explored every corner. A new food concept or an undiscovered boutique, she will find it and she will love it. The only thing she’s secretly still hoping for is a karaoke bar to open up in Utrecht one day. She lives in the up-and-coming neighborhood around the Amsterdamsestraatweg, where she keeps a close eye on any interesting new store or restaurant that appears. She loves to find hidden gems off the beaten track and now its time for her to start sharing them with you!

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