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Top Choice Indonesian in Danau Sentani

Yougwa Restaurant

Sentani’s most charming dining is on the Yougwa’s breezy wooden terraces over the lake, 13km east of town. Try ikan gabus (snakeskin fish), a tasty lake fish that doesn’t fill your mouth with little bones. Locals al…
Top Choice Seafood in Kota Biak

Warung Makan Barokah

If you like barbecued fish or chicken in a tasty sauce (the secret of which they didn’t want to give away) and served with green veg, rice and sambal, then this eternally popular place is for you. It’s cheap, simple…
Top Choice Indonesian in Jayapura

Resto & Cafe Rumah Laut

This upmarket place, built on stilts above the waters of Jayapura bay, is where locals come when they want to impress. The wide-ranging menu takes in Indonesian classics, a few Chinese options, and fish. Lots of fis…
Museum in Jayapura

Museum Loka Budaya

Cenderawasih University’s cultural museum contains a fascinating range of Papuan artefacts including the best collection of Asmat carvings and ‘devil-dance’ costumes outside Agats, most of which was selected by Mich…
Market in Bosnik

Pasar Bosnik

For a slice of local life, you can't do better than a trip to this outdoor marketplace, where three times a week vendors descend from all corners of Biak and its neighbouring islands to sell fresh seafood, vegetable…
Chinese in Nabire

Rumah Makan Selera

It looks like a run-of-the-mill Chinese and seafood joint, but when the heaping plate of ayam masak Lombok (a spicy duck dish) arrives, you might just fall out of your chair. Not only do you get basically an entire …
Cave in Pulau Biak

Goa Jepang

The ‘Japanese Cave’, 4km northeast of Kota Biak, was used as a base and hideout in WWII by thousands of Japanese soldiers. A tunnel from it is said to lead 3km to the coast at Parai, but an earthquake made it impass…
Beach in Jayapura

Pantai Base G

Base G beach is nearly 3km long, sandy, clean and lined with wooden picnic platforms. The best beach easily accessible from Jayapura, it is usually near-empty, except on Sunday when locals come in droves to bathe, w…
Beach in Bosnik

Pantai Segara Indah

The finest stretch of beach is Pantai Segara Indah at the eastern end, where there's powdery sand, tall coconut palms and a string of relaxing gazebos. It’s quiet on weekdays and a lively scene on the weekends, part…
Beach in Bosnik

Pantai Anggopi

A short drive east of Bosnik, you'll come up on a sign for Anggopi Beach that points to a footpath. it leads down some stairs and spits you out on an incredibly idyllic and mostly deserted white-sand beach. Stroll t…