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By Adele Wong | September 10th, 2015
  • Restaurant
  • Central, HK Island
  • Address: 5/F, The L Place, 139 Queen's Road Central, Central
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/IR1968
  • Open Hours: Monday-Sunday, Lunch, Dinner
  • Capacity: 100
  • Open Since : August, 2013
  • 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.

Tall, dark and moody at IR1968
Tall, dark and moody at IR1968

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.

This writeup was based on an independent tasting. The Loop doesn’t guarantee/sell restaurant review coverage. See our editorial policy here.