We have had quite a few people asking about Nando's in Indonesia, and it is a common Nando's related search on Google. While we have some information on our history page, I thought I would clear a few things up.
Nando's began targetting the South-East Asian market in the late 1990s, with their eye on three countries: Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. They opened in Malaysia and Indonesia shortly after (Singapore had to wait until 2010 but that's a story for another day). Nando's now have around 40 stores across the major cities of Malaysia, but only ever reached three stores in Indonesia, before mysteriously closing down and withdrawing from the country in the mid 2000s. Rumour has it that the franchise partner in Indonesia simply wasn't up to the task.
Roy Andrew wrote in to Rate Your Nando's a couple of months back and kindly informed us that the three restaurants in Indonesia were Cilandak Town Square, Mal Kelapa Gading, and Mal Taman Anggrek; all in Jakarta. Based on this old review I found it looks like the menu was more diverse than offerings in the UK, with pasta and soup (presumably similar to noodle dishes offered in Malaysia).
If anyone has more information, or even visited a Nando's in Indonesia before it closed, please either comment below or contact us using [email protected]