Named after a golden eagle in Indonesian mythology, a symbol of happiness and friendship, Garoeda is something of an institution among Hagenaars, many of whom consider it the best Indonesian spot in town. Established in 1949 and spread over five floors, the restaurant is decorated with Eastern art, and filled with wicker chairs and lush plants to give it a unique "colonial" atmosphere. Waiters are dressed in traditional costume and are more than happy to advise patrons
new to the Indonesian dining experience. In addition to a choice of no less than seven different rijsttafels (an exotic smorgasbord of Indonesian dishes), there is also an extensive à la carte menu, featuring some unusual finds, such as spicy mussels and crispy roasted chicken in soy sauce.