Restaurants

Top Choice Indonesian in Danau Toba

Maruba

Tucked away between the Amartoba Hotel and Rodeo guesthouse, Maruba is well worth seeking out for its peerless Batak dishes cooked by the talented proprietress. Freshwater lobster, na neura (raw fish marinated with …
Top Choice International in Danau Toba

Jenny’s Restaurant

Jenny’s has long been a standout on the northern edge of Tuk Tuk, with all kinds of breakfasts, noodles, curries and rice dishes. But the one dish that really shines is the lake fish grilled on charcoal right in fro…
International in Medan

Tip Top Restaurant

One for nostalgia buffs, here at this colonial-era relic only the prices have changed. Medan's oldest restaurant dates to 1934 and is great for a taste of bygone imperialism, with its regal white-uniformed waiters s…
Indonesian in Berastagi

BPK Rumah Gerga

A good place to sample local Karo cuisine is this shack restaurant with wood-crate-panelled walls decorated in murals. The specialty here is BPK (babi panggang Karo) – a delicious assortment of dishes comprising cha…
Street Food in Medan

Sibolang Durian

If you haven't tried durian, then stop by this 'aromatic' open-air eating establishment dedicated to the world's smelliest fruit. It's not just some random street vendor, this is a brightly lit neon 24-hour temple t…
Indonesian in Medan

Medan Vegetarian

No more food envy from vegetarians who miss out on those famous Padang dishes – here you'll get the full array of delicious mock beef rendang, satay chicken and coconut curries, and they nail the taste and texture. …
Indonesian in Bukit Lawang

Waterstones

This stylish restaurant sits directly on a dramatic bend of the river and features a mishmash of designer furniture and industrial light fittings. While its prices are high for what is fairly standard Indonesian far…
Cafe in Medan

The Thirty Six

With its polished concrete floors, low-hanging light bulbs and vertical garden this is one of Medan's more stylish hang-outs. It does the likes of white truffle fries, seafood mac 'n' cheese, buttermilk waffles and …
International in Danau Toba

Today’s Cafe

This little wooden shack has a laid-back vibe that's in keeping with Tuk Tuk life. It’s run by a couple of friendly ladies who whip up some fabulous and eclectic dishes such as saksang (chopped pork with brown cocon…
Indonesian in Medan

BPK Tesalonika

If you haven't had the chance to sample babi panggang Karo then head here to try this Karo Batak specialty. Comprising barbecue pork and an assortment of greens, spicy green chilli, rice, pork soup and pig blood, it…