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Top Choice Indonesian in Makassar

Rumah Makan Pate'ne

Serving up super-fresh Makassarese and Indonesian classics, Pate'ne offers fine value and authentic flavours. The lele goreng (deep-fried catfish with sambal, shredded green papaya, lemon basil and fresh veggies) an…
Fort in Makassar

Fort Rotterdam

One of the best-preserved examples of Dutch military architecture in Indonesia, Fort Rotterdam was built on the site of a Gowanese fort, itself built to repel the Dutch East India Company. Having failed to keep out …
Seafood in Makassar

Lae Lae

A locally famous seafood restaurant, Lae Lae is a no-frills, no-fuss magnet for lovers of grilled fish. Enter past a smoking streetside barbecue, choose your piscine pleasure from deep tubs of super-fresh iced fish,…
Museum in Makassar

Museum Negeri La Galigo

Spread across two buildings inside Fort Rotterdam, Museum Negeri La Galigo has an assortment of exhibits, including palaeolithic artefacts, rice bowls from Tana Toraja, Polynesian and Buddhist statues, musical instr…
Mosque in Makassar

Masjid Amirul Mukminin

Rising above the sea at the southern end of Pantai Losari, this futuristic twin-domed house of worship (constructed using concrete piles driven into the seabed) is known as the 'floating mosque'. Visitors of all fai…
Fort in Makassar

Benteng Sungguminasa

This ancient fort, once the seat of the Sultan of Gowa, is 12km south of Makassar town centre at Sungguminasa. The complex here includes examples of traditional Sulawesi architecture and houses the rather dilapidate…
Bar in Makassar

Level

A landmark white structure facing the floating mosque Masjid Amirul Mukminin, the Level attracts Makassar's young things and hipsters, and hosts DJ events and live bands. There are several zones including a lounge-c…
International in Makassar

Kampoeng Popsa

This large, open-sided food court facing the harbour has sea breezes, a young clientele, a gregarious vibe, space for kids to run around, and lots of choices, from mei titi to sushi, and noodle dishes to ice cream. …
Seafood in Makassar

RM Nelayan

It's tough to resist the aromas emanating from this highly popular restaurant's fish barbecue while strolling along Jl Alimalaka. Step inside and receive a selection of six condiments placed on your table. Fish and …
International in Makassar

Bistropolis

A stylish, atmospheric bistro serving great international standards including pasta and pizza, (imported) steaks, ribs, fish and chips and a few Asian dishes. The ice cream (try the Bailey's flavour) is delectable a…