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 …
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, …
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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…
Seafood in Kota Ambon

Ratu Gurih

It has fluorescent tiles and the atmosphere is bland, but the fish – perfectly grilled by the coal-stoking chef, smothered in chilli and served alongside three tasty sambals – is fall-off-the-bone fresh. If you're t…
Seafood in Kota Ambon

Sari Gurih

More like a Western idea of a restaurant than is common in Maluku – complete with more Western clientele and prices – Sari Gurih is nonetheless a great place to eat Malukan seafood. Ice-chests keep the catch fresh w…
Bakery in Kota Ambon


With its lovely Dutch-colonial windows, ample garden seating and central location, this is a great place to select pastries presented on dozens of oven-warm racks. Now that it also does coffee, it's perfect for a la…
Seafood in Kota Ambon

Tantui Seafood

Sit inside on faintly silly, bow-wrapped chairs or out on the waterside terrace for generous portions of shrimp-rich nasi goreng or spicy squid (cumi bakar). A little out of town, but well situated on the bay.