Brisbane, Queensland

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Makanan Indonesia translated into English simply means Indonesian food, but the Indonesian cooking this West End restaurant prides itself on goes beyond the simplicity implied. Expect nasi and mi goreng in the traditional style with lots of egg and fried onion on top.The restaurant has a BYO alcohol policy but a wide range of Indonesian drinks are available.
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59 Hardgrave Road
West End QLD 4101


West End



Asian, Halal, Indonesian

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$



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The dishes we in Australia instantly recognise as Indonesian grace the menu at Makanan interspersed with less common, but nonetheless enticing, meals. Expect nasi and mi goreng in the traditional style with lots of egg and fried onion on top. These rice and noodle dishes are common Indonesian fare served alongside fried fish or mouth-watering beef rendang. There are also many tempeh and tofu dishes for vegetarians.

This family run restaurant is a favourite in West End due to the warm and welcoming customer service, and a passion for all things Indonesian (Friday and Saturday nights Mono sings and plays the organ in grand Indonesian bravado for patrons). It's also a popular venue for functions, with many a weekend seeing the restaurant filled to the brim with happy voices. The restaurant has a BYO alcohol policy but a wide range of Indonesian drinks are available to try, from avocado juice and es campur (a sweet crushed ice and jelly drink) to traditional teas and coffees.
Ilana Tulloch

Specials & Events

This restaurant has not scheduled any event.


Please contact the restaurant for further information.
70 pax


Cheap & Cheerful
Function for 50-100
Historic Building
Live Music / Entertainment
Outdoor Dining
Something Different
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Weddings
This restaurant does not have any awards.


This restaurant has not being recommended yet.
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Branka - 2/07/2013
Makanan Indonesia is a delightful treat! The food is yummy and at a reasonable price, the maître d' is funny and up for a joke, the staff are friendly and accommodating. This restaurant is genuine and has heart - from its handmade signs, to displaying the work of local artists and photographers and with the regular musician Mono - the atmosphere is warm and light.  Definitely worth checking out if you find yourself hungry and are in search of a good - or bagus (as the Indonesians say) - place to eat! :)
ELEISHA - 29/06/2013
Probably one of my favourite restaurants in Brisbane! Nicest people on top of amazing well priced food. We are here so regularly & have never once been disappointed. YUM!
Nood - 9/06/2013
Good food. Awesome service. Would definitely come back.
Julia W - 25/03/2012
We dine in with our babies. We had the priviledge to meet the owners who I might add are very friendly and welcoming and have always accommodated our needs. We are appreciative that they can control the spiciness of their food so that our babies can eat with us but boy their sambal sauce is authentic and hot. If you like things hot you just have to ask. My mum is Indonesian but sometimes you like to eat it without having to face the cooking & mess at home and it feels like you are dining in at the owner's family table actually. Willie does magic tricks which the babies loved but also his jokes kept us entertained. Not a place that takes itself too seriously - its just about having a yummy meal and fun time.
Melinda - 29/02/2012
The last time we were here we were impressed with the food. Recently, when we returned, we ordered a similar meal; however the taste was not the same. I'm Indonesian so I know how Indonesian food should taste. The portions were very small and the food tasteless. Seems like food that had been stored before being served to us. Also, there is very little ambience. If they are trying to replicate an Indonesian restaurant they have failed. Everything is plastic and all signage amateurish. I'm a proud Indonesian and don't like to see my culture and food disrespected. We eat out often and have never had reason to post our concerns about restaurants before. We will never be back.