Top Choice Seafood in Balikpapan

Ocean's Resto

An entire reef's worth of fresh fish and crustaceans (the menu is a book in itself), along with steaks, burgers, pizza and Indonesian dishes, all served in a fine open-air waterfront space. Ocean's anchors a row of …
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Warung Soto Kuin Abduh

Soto Banjar (chicken soup seasoned with a delicate blend of spices including cinnamon) is naturally the dish of choice at this popular little warung, but you can also try satay chicken and nasi sop (soup with rice).…
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Acil Laila

Don't let the displays of offal (hearts, livers, brains) throw you off: this place does a mean grilled chicken and a divine nasi bakar (seasoned rice wrapped in a banana leaf and charred to perfection).
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De Bunda Cafe

This fab little cafe-bakery serves Indonesian staples such as soto ayam along with unusual dishes such as roast duck. Good juices and cakes. Owner Ibu Ayu is well travelled and speaks English.
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Waroeng Sambel Jogja

Serving eight very different varieties of sambal (salsa) designed to knock your socks off, this large complex near the riverfront is packed on the weekends. Their house speciality, the onion-y sambel bawang Jogja, w…
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Chai Kue Siam A-Hin

Pork or veggies, steamed or fried – whichever you desire, you'll be waiting your turn among the mob of locals jockeying for a table or take away.
Seafood in Pangkalan Bun


Next to Hotel Andika a few blocks south of the river, this semi-open-air restaurant is renowned among locals and expats for its fried fish and chicken dishes. The low-key, homey vibe epitomises Pangkalan Bun.
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Iduna Cafe

This modern, air-conditioned cafe with stuffed chairs and cool lighting is the best place around for espresso coffee and bakery items, but it also does burgers, pasta and nasi goreng.
Seafood in Pulau Derawan

Rumah Makan Lisis

This simple warung is popular for wonderfully prepared fresh seafood – the fried fish and grilled prawns are to die for, as is the avocado juice.
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Rizky Akbar

This simple warung whips up excellent soto ayam (chicken soup), nasi goreng, fried fish and fresh fruit juices.