- Central, HK Island
- Address: 5/F,139 Queen's Road Central,Central
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/IR1968
- Open Hours: Monday-Sunday, Lunch, Dinner
- Capacity: 100
- Open Since: August 30th, 2023
- Phone: 2577-9981
- Rating: 3.5
- Cuisine: Asian, Indonesian, Southeast Asian
- Ambience: Casual, Loud, Trendy
Hipster Indonesian: IR1968 is a tall, dark and handsome venue at the L Place dishing out contemporary Southeast Asian specialties.
Look & Feel: The restaurant takes on an industrial-chic shell, with cushioned-seat booths and bar tables scattered across.
On the Menu: You’re getting mostly Indonesian goodies here, from satay skewers to nasi and mie—but you’ll also find pan-Southeast Asian dishes like kway teow and Hainan chicken rice on offer.
Service: It might take more than one ask to get a glass of water to the table, but otherwise you’ll be in safe hands.
Loop Loves: We pretty much love all the dishes we’ve ever eaten here, from the nasi kuning campur (mixed yellow rice, $148) with crispy chicken leg to the delightful perkedel jagung (corn cakes, $78) to the saucy Hainan chicken rice ($148). Wash down with a bottle of Bintang for effect.
Swing and a Miss: Sorry wannabe food bloggers, it’s so dim at IR1968 that you’ll need some serious assistance to do any sort of justice to food photos here.
Great For: If you’re hankering for a taste of Southeast Asia, this is as authentic as it gets.
FYI: IR1968 goes by many names: 1968 aka Restoran Indonesia aka Indonesian Restaurant since 1968—yes, branding problems. It used to be on Leighton Road in Causeway Bay before relocating to L Place.
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