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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…
Bar in Labuan Bajo

Le Pirate

This colourful 1st-floor bar is a popular space for a drink after a day on the water. There's live music (8pm to 10pm Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) and film nights (Monday and Wednesday). There's also a decent res…
Bar in Labuan Bajo

Paradise Bar

"Come to Paradise" is a common phrase in Bajo, referring to a bar-slash-nightclub famed for sea and sunset views. It's a preposterously lovely place for an arak cocktail, but come nightfall live music provides a par…
Coffee in Labuan Bajo

De'Flo Cafe & Ole-Ole

Owned and operated by enthusiastic university graduates from Jakarta, this tranquil coffee shop a level down from Tree Top is the best place in Bajo for a caffeine fix. De'Flo serves local Manggarai and limited-edit…
Fashion & Accessories in Labuan Bajo

Magnolia Boutique Komodo

At Labuan Bajo's best fashion store, all pieces are locally made, with some also designed in Flores. There's plenty for the ladies, from linen clothing to contemporary caps made with naturally dyed ikat, as well as …
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 …