Bandar Seri Begawan

Restaurants

Top ChoiceMarket in Bandar Seri Begawan

Pasar Belbagai Barangan Gadong

Thanks to its authentic local snacks and dishes (grilled meats on skewers, noodle soups, barbecued fish, rice topped with chicken and sambal etc), this night market near the Gadong Mall is one of Brunei's...

Top ChoiceFusion in Bandar Seri Begawan

Alter Ego Fusion

It's hard to pin down Alter Ego, except to say that it's one of BSB's most creative offerings, served in an equally impressive space that looks like the coffee shop of your dreams crossed with a jazz bar. Expect...

Top ChoiceJapanese in Bandar Seri Begawan

Kaizen Sushi

When Bandar residents want to impress, they take guests to this sleek restaurant on the waterfront, where potted bamboo plants set the scene for some excellent Japanese food, from freshly sliced sushi and sashimi...

Top ChoiceCafe in Bandar Seri Begawan

Rack & Brew

'Coffee is always a good idea' announces a poster on the wall of this funky cafe, and we concur. It's good coffee, too; locals come here for the caffeine hit and the epic breakfasts, from soft-shell crab...

Bruneian in Bandar Seri Begawan

Nasi Katok Mama

Locals queue at night for a cheap snack of nasi kotok at this tiny shopfront. Rice, rich, oniony sambal and a piece of fried chicken (or fishball or tofu) are placed in a paper cone, you hand over a dollar and...

Bruneian in Bandar Seri Begawan

Aminah Arif

Aminah Arif is synonymous with ambuyat (thick, glue-like sago gloop), Brunei's signature dish, served with a hot dipping sauce flavoured with kasturi lime and an assortment of meat, fish and vegetable sides. If...

Korean in Bandar Seri Begawan

Kimchi

Korean restaurants are ubiquitous in BSB, and Kimchi is arguably the best in town. The titular kimchi (fermented cabbage) is one of a cluster of tiny dishes served with every main, the tteok (rice cakes) come...

Indian in Bandar Seri Begawan

Noralizah & Iskandar

This busy spot is all about the roti. The full roti kosong set is a flaky, buttery roti topped with potato and spiced dhal, tangy pickled vegetables, corned sardines and corned beef. Roti bom, filled with...

Pakistani in Bandar Seri Begawan

Seri Damai Restaurant

This friendly, family-run Pakistani restaurant with an all-out green colour scheme, wedding-style chair covers and plenty of satin serves up some of the best biryanis, curries, naan breads and lassis in town....

Japanese in Bandar Seri Begawan

Excapade

This pocket-friendly Japanese restaurant has an extensive menu of sushi, tempura, gyoza, teppanyaki, and rice and noodle dishes, served in a dining room decked out with posters and lanterns. If you can overlook...

Noodles in Bandar Seri Begawan

Soto Pabo

Overlooking the water a little way south of the bridge to the water villages, Soto Pabo is locally renowned for one of Brunei's iconic dishes: noodles in broth, topped with chicken or beef, chilli and herbs....

Hawker in Bandar Seri Begawan

Tamu Selera

At this bustling hawker centre, set in a shady park north of the waterfront, diners eat excellent, cheap Malaysian and Indonesian dishes under colourful tarps, cooled by whirring fans. It's a good place for fresh...

Chinese in Bandar Seri Begawan

Thiam Hock Restaurant

This long-standing Chinese restaurant used to be famous for its curry fish head, but these days locals come for the less challenging fare, such as the delicious butter prawns and a range of pork dishes. Thiam...

Indonesian in Bandar Seri Begawan

As-Salihah

Overlook the laminated floor and the sticky tabletops and tuck into some good, inexpensive Indonesian dishes, such as grilled fish with sambal, mee goreng (fried noodles) and gado gado (blanched vegetables with...

Indonesian in Bandar Seri Begawan

Pondok Sari Wangi

Located in Gadong, Pondok Sari Wangi is a beloved Bandar institution. The extensive menu of Indonesia favourites includes a variety of tasty noodle and rice dishes, stir-fries and rich curries.

Seafood in Bandar Seri Begawan

Pantai Restaurant

The beachside restaurant at the Empire Hotel & Country Club serves an overpriced (mostly) seafood buffet every evening that includes some unimaginative sushi, king prawns, defrosted scallops and mussels,...

Fast Food in Bandar Seri Begawan

Food Court, The Mall

On the third level of the glitzy Mall there are 20-or-more stalls serving meals from as far afield as Indonesia, the Philippines and the Middle East. It's a good place to pause from shopping for a cheap meal and...