Kalimantan restaurants

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, pizzas and Indonesian dishes, all served in a fine open-air waterfront space. Ocean's anchors a row of…
Top Choice Indonesian in Palangka Raya

Rumah Tjilik Riwut

This lovely garden restaurant-gallery in a traditional house specialises in local Dayak cuisine such as juhu umbut ikan baung (fish cooked in coconut milk and young rattan shoots), as well as having a broad menu of …
Top Choice Seafood in Pontianak

Abang Kepiting

Buckets of iced fish, stingray, squid and prawns out front are begging to be steamed, fried or grilled to your liking. Treat yourself to an experience and dive into a pile of smoked crabs: a full-body, all-evening a…
Top Choice Indonesian in Loksado

Waroeng Gerloks

It's worth the walk uphill to this open-sided restaurant for the views alone – out over the Meratus Mountains, the Loksado valley and the village itself. Taking advantage of the views are two thatched seating areas …
Top Choice Indonesian in Balikpapan

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 sate chicken and nasi sop (soup with rice).…
Top Choice Indonesian in Samarinda

Waroeng Sambel Jogja

Serving eight very different varieties of sambal (salsa) designed to knock your socks off, this large complex opposite the riverfront is packed on weekends. The house speciality, the oniony sambel bawang Jogja, and …
Top Choice Indonesian in Berau

De Bunda Cafe

This fab little cafe-bakery serves Indonesian staples such as soto ayam and nasi goreng along with unusual dishes such as roast duck and ribs. Good juices and cakes. Owner Ibu Ayu is well travelled and speaks Englis…
Top Choice Dumplings in Pontianak

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 takeaway. Other Chinese dishes on offer.
Indonesian in Palangka Raya

Kampung Lauk

This sprawling riverside place is like a mini-village of individual thatched pondoks linked by boardwalks, along which waiters scurry with trays of seafood and rice dishes. The speciality is local river fish and the…
International in Balikpapan

Open House

Balikpapan's most romantic place to blow your last rupiah on a date is defined by architecturally dizzying spaces atop a prominent hill. Reserve your puncak (summit) table for two at the top of the spiral staircase.…