by Arslan Z. on Mon, February 12, 2018

Rakshee lives up to its name which means “Good” or “Happiness” in Arabic. Their aim is to bring joy through Indonesian food served in small little bowls which is easy on the wallet as well. They also sneak in a little bit of Italian into the party by combining their tasty and very Indonesian meatballs with classic pasta dishes like Bolognese, Carbonara and Arrabiata.

Bak kata orang, memang Rakshee.

Foodster's Verdict

  • Kids
  • Air Conditioned
  • Address

    Jalan Setiawangsa 11, Taman Setiawangsa, 54200, Kuala Lumpur
    Tel: 013-451 2924

  • Open

    11 AM - 10:30 PM Daily

  • Pros

    Good quality Bakso and it is as cheap as it can be.

  • Cons

    It can get pretty crowded on the weekends.

  • Price Range

    RM1.90 - RM20.00

  • Parking


  • Certification

    Muslim Owned

Rakshee started off as the brainchild of a family run Bakso factory in Penang. Now, they have climbed their way up into a Bakso Power House. Almost all of their items are made in house, so it’s hardly surprising why herds of Bakso lovers storm this joint day and night.

First up we had 4 bowls of their famous Bakso, that’s right 4 BOWLS! Choose between chicken or beef. The Bakso broth is loaded with Indonesian flavours, herbs and spices. You’d wanna slurp the bowl clean trust me. The glass noodles they use for the Bakso is a bit different from other Bakso shops because it’s fatter and soak up all the broth goodness pretty well without being soggy, AND it’s only RM1.90 a bowl, macam tak percaya.

We also tried Rakshee’s other favourites, like the Bakso Meatball Sliders and Pasta Carbonara. We like the fact that they use their in-house made meatballs for other dishes as well. The Bakso Meatball Sliders were tucked in bite-sized burgers with a dollop of chilli and mayo for an extra bite. Sedap giler kot- three per serving just wasn’t enough.

The Pasta Carbonara was just as good, thick creamy sauce covered perfectly cooked pasta and meatballs. Good stuff, at just RM9.90, it’d be illegal to ask for anything that’s better than that. When asked why there's pasta on the menu, the answer was simply that in every group of friends there will always be one person who do not want to eat traditional bakso. From this observation, they varied their menu to cater for Malaysian eating habits.

Then something on the menu caught our attention, Rakshee's Grilled Lamb Shoulder! This is a newly introduced house special, so you know we had to tuck into this beautifully cooked lamb shoulder that's marinated with the in-house BBQ Sauce. It comes with a side of coleslaw and you won't believe it BAKSO SAUCE! The moment you cut into it, you'd know how tender it is. Lembut gila that you don't even need to use a fork and knife, just use your hands and tear into it. If you're feeling hungry, this grilled lamb should be on your list when you come through Rakshee.