Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Moni

Mopi's Place

Moni has a surprisingly contagious vibe, and this is the heart of it. The open-sided Indo-Australian affair starts with local coffee, house soy milk and freshly baked bread; progresses to exceptional Indonesian main…
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…
Top Choice Seafood in Paga

Restaurant Laryss

Don't miss this beachside fish shack. Sit at a tree-shaded table on the sand and order the catch of the day or a soul-stirring ikan kuah assam (tamarind fish soup). The sambal here demands second helpings. Owner and…
Top Choice Indonesian in Labuan Bajo

Pasar Malam

Bajo town's most atmospheric dinner spot. Stalls with hand-painted names are fronted by tables of fresh seafood, with others specialising in more affordable nasi goreng, mei goreng and bakso (meatball noodle soup). …
Top Choice Italian in Labuan Bajo

MadeInItaly

Bajo's best Italian is known for thin-crust pizza and fresh pasta. Sit in a stylish, semi-open dining room or air-conditioned cellar with river-stone walls. Ingredients are imported from Italy and grown on restauran…
Top Choice Japanese in Labuan Bajo

Happy Banana

This inviting, wholesome spot has something for everyone, including vegans. Staff are trained in the art of sushi, with everything from udon noodles to gyoza made from scratch. The 'no rules' policy means you can st…
Indonesian in Labuan Bajo

Blue Corner

If you have a predilection for local food, seek out this family-run warung with pink and blue walls. There's no English menu, but pictures on posters help. Juices are half the price of the Pasar Malam and sop buntut…
Indonesian in Labuan Bajo

Rumah Makan Garuda

There are plenty of Padang restaurants at the southern end of Jl Soekarno Hatta, but Garuda is our pick. Point-and-order from the stacked window display: beef rendang, jackfruit curry, fried chicken or fish, tempe, …
International in Labuan Bajo

Tree Top

This open-air, double-decker restaurant is a fantastic place to watch the sunset, especially if you nab the table that juts out to the harbour. While both Indonesian and Western food is better elsewhere, it's worth …
Desserts in Bajawa

Maiwali

On the main road beneath an unmarked white canvas gazebo, between the tourist office and Cinnamon Guesthouse, is a smiling lady selling traditional sweets from a glass cabinet. Pick from the likes of sesame balls, g…