Restaurants

Top Choice Indonesian in Kota Ambon

Beta Rumah

The Beta is the Alpha and Omega of real Ambonese food. Laid out in simple rumah makan style beneath a glass sneeze shield, you'll find local delicacies such as kohu-kohu, made with smoked skipjack tuna, green beans …
Top Choice Indonesian in Bandaneira

Delfika Cafe

Attached to the penginapan of the same name, Delfika serves seasonal fruit juices, delicious nutmeg-jam pancakes, soto ayam, nasi ikan and a variety of fried noodle and vegetable dishes. Look out for local favourite…
Top Choice Indonesian in Bandaneira

Cilu Bintang Estate

The best place to stay in Bandaneira is also the best place to eat, hands-down. Abba's charming wife Dila works all day to produce a magnificent evening buffet of spanking-fresh baked fish, soups liberally spiced wi…
Top Choice Seafood in Kota Ternate

Floridas

Floridas is a locally famous seafood restaurant. Get yourself a balcony table with peerless views to Tidore and Maitara, and tuck into ikan woku balanga: fish steak roasted in kenari nut, chilli, lemongrass and othe…
Top Choice Seafood in Tual & Langgur

Warung Serabba

The sign's obscure, but you can't miss the rickety wooden building before the bridge, stilted over the channel with views of the mangroves. There's no menu either, so just choose your fresh catch or a lobster plucke…
Indonesian in Kota Ambon

Rumah Makan Nifia

A superior pick-and-mix warung with alarming lime-and-orange decor and a devoted following. Dishes are fresh, rotate frequently, and include several varieties of roasted and baked fish, fried chicken, fried tempeh, …
Bakery in Kota Ambon

Sarinda

With its lovely Dutch-colonial windows, ample garden seating and central location, this bakery is a great place to start the day with fresh bread, pastries and decent coffee. There's a second branch on Jl Sam Ratula…
Seafood in Kota Ambon

Sari Gurih

More like a Western idea of a restaurant than is common in Maluku, Sari Gurih is nonetheless a great place to eat Malukan seafood. Ice-chests keep the catch fresh while the grill never stops.
Seafood in Kota Ambon

Ratu Gurih

Don't be fooled by the downmarket atmosphere: the ikan bakar (grilled fish) perfectly chargrilled by the coal-stoking chef, smothered in chilli and served alongside three tasty sambals – is fall-off-the-bone fresh. …
Indonesian in Kota Ternate

Lauk Pauk

This looks like just another what-you-see-is-what-you-get rumah makan, but locals know it's one of the best. Multiple styles of ikan (perhaps woku – braised in a lemongrass paste – or kayu – sun-dried, Acehnese sty…