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, you'll find local delicacies such as kohu-kohu, made with smoked skipjack tuna, green beans and shaved coconut, or squid w…
Top Choice International in Kota Ambon

Bayview Restaurant

The name doesn't lie. There are fine views of Ambon's bay and harbour from the terrace of this relaxed restaurant atop the City Hotel. The menu covers Western classics – pasta, grilled fish, steaks, burgers and sala…
Top Choice Indonesian in Kota Ternate

Royal's Restaurant

Swish by Ternate standards, Royal's is a popular spot thanks to its wide-ranging Chinese-Indonesian menu, which has a big focus on fish and seafood but also covers chicken, beef and duck dishes. There are a few vegg…
Top Choice Indonesian in Kota Ternate

Kedai Mita

Relocated to the waterfront, this simple, partly open-air, family-run restaurant is one of the best in town for Malukan staples (alongside classic Indo fare). At lunchtimes, try the popeda (sago congee) spread. The …
Top Choice Indonesian in Bandaneira

Cilu Bintang Estate

The best place to stay in Bandaneira is also a good place to eat. During high season, or when there are enough guests, there's an excellent evening buffet of spanking-fresh baked fish, soups liberally spiced with Ba…
Top Choice Indonesian in Tobelo

My Home Cafe

The most atmospheric place to eat in Tobelo – a courtyard garden with a small ornamental pond, packed with plants and lit by lanterns – this cute place also does decent ikan bakar (grilled fish), as well as the usua…
Indonesian in Bandaneira

Delfika Cafe

Attached to the penginapan of the same name, Delfika serves seasonal fruit juices, delicious nutmeg-jam pancakes, soto ayam (chicken soup), nasi ikan (rice and fish) and a variety of fried noodle and vegetable dishe…
Seafood in Kota Ternate

Floridas

Floridas is a locally famous seafood restaurant, thanks in part to its seafront balcony with peerless views to Tidore and Maitara. But it's also a good place to tuck into ikan woku balanga: fish steak roasted with k…
Indonesian in Kota Ternate

Rumah Makan Popeda Gamalama

Buried at the far end of the market, this is a great spot to try popeda. An array of fish, stewed greens, mushrooms, pumpkin and sambals accompanies the mucilaginous sago-flour glue that is popeda. Leave your textur…
Indonesian in Tobelo

Waroeng Family

Locals push through the carved wooden doors, hunker down under pastel walls adorned with patterned fans, and scratch their heads over the choice: either ikan bakar (grilled fish) or ayam goreng (fried chicken). Both…