Restaurants

Top Choice Bruneian in Bandar Seri Begawan

Nasi Katok Corner

Locals queue at night for cheap snack of nasi kotok – rice and meat (or tofu) plus sambal – at this tiny shopfront. Rice, sambal and piece of fried meat (or fishball or tofu) are placed in a paper cone, you hand ove…
Top Choice Hawker in Bandar Seri Begawan

Tamu Selera

At this bustling, makeshift hawker centre, set in a shady park, diners eat excellent, cheap Malaysian and Indonesian dishes under colourful tarps and ceiling fans. Options include fresh seafood, satay, fried chicken…
Top Choice Japanese in Bandar Seri Begawan

Excapade

This excellent, centrally located, Japanese restaurant boasts an extensive menu of sushi, tempura, gyoza, teppanyaki and rice and noodle dishes. Expertly prepared and presented dishes, attentive staff and decidedly …
Top Choice Indonesian in Bandar Seri Begawan

Pondok Sari Wangi

Located in Gadong, Pondok Sari Wangi is a beloved Bandar institution. The extensive menu includes a variety of tasty noodle and rice dishes, stir-fries and curries. Nasi ayam bakar sari wang, grilled chicken and ric…
Bruneian in Bandar Seri Begawan

Aminah Arif

Aminah Arif is synonymous with ambuyat (thick, starchy porridge), Brunei's signature dish. If you're up for a generous serving of wiggly white goo, this is a good spot to do so. Meals can be washed down with iced ka…
Korean in Bandar Seri Begawan

Kimchi

Korean restaurants are pretty ubiquitous in BSB, and Kimchi, in Regent Sq west of the centre, is the best in town. The titular kimchi (fermented cabbage) is delightfully smelly and spicy, rice cakes are drowned in a…
Pakistani in Bandar Seri Begawan

Seri Damai Restaurant

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

Thiam Hock Restaurant

This long-standing Chinese restaurant is famous for its curry fish head (the photo of one such head looking back from the menu, teeth bared, is perhaps little off-putting). Less challenging dishes here include delic…
Market in Bandar Seri Begawan

Pasar Malam Gadong

Thanks to its authentic local snacks and dishes, this is Brunei's most popular night market. Unfortunately, it's more geared to takeaway customers, so there are few places to sit. Situated 3km northwest of the city …
Indian in Bandar Seri Begawan

Noralizah & Iskandar

It's all about the roti flatbreads at this busy spot, from flaky roti to deliciously oily paratha, stuffed with ground lamb and onions in a murtabak, or bananas and a dusting of sugar for a breakfast treat. Dip that…