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Top Choice Indonesian in Ende

Sari Rasa

This sparkling-clean, bare-walled restaurant is filled with travellers out for a taste of of local food, but who come back for Martin, the charismatic owner and self-appointed "captain of the boat". He'll explain th…
Indonesian in Ende

Rumah Makan Roda Baru

Make a stop at this spotless pick-and-mix Padang diner. Fish, chicken and shrimp are fried or grilled and sauced five ways; there's tempeh, egg and fried eggplant for vegetarians; and the beef rendang is locally bel…
Indonesian in Ende

Depot Se'i Babi Melati Indah

This thatched, open-air dining room specialises in se'i babi, succulent smoked pork hailing from Kupang. Meal deals are 35,000Rp and include pork, white rice, a porky kidney bean soup and rumpu rampe (stir-fried veg…
Seafood in Ende

Pasar Malam

At sunset the smell of grilled fish wafts through the air at this beachside market. Browse the many stalls and feast on what looks best. Remember to shop around before settling; a bigger fish equals a bigger price.
Market in Ende

Ikat Market

The ikat market sells hand-woven tapestries from across Flores and Sumba. Bargaining is acceptable, but bear in mind you're expected to make good on any offer that's accepted. Shops can be closed during lunch.
Market in Ende

Pasar

Meander through the aromatic market that stretches from the waterfront into the streets. Expect plastic tubs of vegetables, fruit and an astonishing selection of fish.
Museum in Ende

Musium Bung Karno

History buffs can visit Sukarno’s wood-shuttered house of exile (1934–38). The modest amount of original period furnishings reflects his modest lifestyle at the time. This is where the beloved revolutionary penned h…