North Sulawesi restaurants

Top Choice Indonesian in Manado


Sparkling cleanliness and true hospitality that's matched by the kitchen shine in this delightful Minahasan restaurant. Go for the cakalang fufu (local smoked tuna), perhaps with sous rica tomat (tomato/chilli samba…
Top Choice Indonesian in Manado

Raja Sate

Rightly renowned for its sate (you can't go wrong with a mixed plate that includes prawns, squid, chicken, beef and goat), Raja Sate also does great curries and even New Zealand steaks; everything is excellent. Air-…
Indonesian in Gorontalo


Follow the plumes of smoke north of the roundabout on Jl Pandjaitan to these roadside shacks grilling up the local delicacy of ilabulo, a savoury blend of pounded sago, eggs, spices and chicken liver rolled in banan…
Chinese in Manado

Rumah Makan Green Garden

This popular Indo-Chinese restaurant does excellent pork dishes (try it barbecued or go for the pork belly) and seafood (perhaps crab, plucked live from the tank and served in corn soup, or grouper with salted musta…
Indonesian in Gorontalo

Rumah Makan Sabar

Boasts an attractive colonial-style terrace and is renowned for its delicious nasi kuning (yellow rice) – an excellent way to start your day. Its soups and sambals also hit the spot.
Market in Tomohon

Food Market

In the town centre, Tomohon's daily food market has stalls offering lots of local specialities.
Seafood in Manado

Tuna House

Of the ikan bakar huts stacked along this stretch of the waterfront – famous for their cheap fresh grilled fish – Tuna House is our favourite. That's not to say the others aren't good, but they take it to the next l…
Indonesian in Manado

Rumah Makan Raja Oci

This authentic rumah makan packs in the locals for its ikan oci (barbecued small fish), which are served with a spicy Minahasan sauce known as dabu-dabu (made of tomatoes, shallots and fresh chilli).
Indonesian in Tomohon

Rumah Makan MTV

Half-way between Tomohon and Kinilow, this clean, busy dining hall has a long menu of local favourites including bakso (meatball soup) and noodles.