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…
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, …
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…
Indonesian in Bandaneira

Namasawar

Opening onto the courtyard of the owner's house, this simple little rumah makan offers ice cream and some Western dishes, alongside well-executed Indonesian staples. Some of these come with a distinctive Bandanese t…
Indonesian in Eastern Leihitu

Gaba Gaba

The friendly, spanking-new Gaba Gaba 'resto-cafe' makes great use of stunning bay views, serving good Indo-Chinese grub in a scattering of wooden pagodas shaded by coconut palms. The menu of grilled fish, rice and n…
Indonesian in Kota Ternate

Rumah Makan Popeda Gamalama

This wonderful little market shack is the choice spot to try popeda in Ternate. An array of fish, stewed greens, mushrooms, pumpkin and sambals accompanies the mucilaginous sago-flour glue that is popeda. Leave your…
Indonesian in Jailolo

Rumah Makan Rahma

Just southeast of the town's main mosque, this place only does coto makassar, a season-yourself lemongrass-based soup served with stewed beef, sticky pucks of coconut rice, hard-boiled eggs, deep-fried shallots, sam…
Indonesian in Tual & Langgur

RM Ayah

Other than four hours of early-morning respite, Ayah never closes. If you should find yourself adrift in Langgur at 2am, desperate for a feed, you could do much worse than the slices of spicy omelette, chilli-stewed…