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Top ChoiceChinese in Semarang

Holliday Restaurant

It's easy to see why this two-storey restaurant is permanently packed: the food is exceptionally good! Earning the unreserved recommendation of the local Chinese population, the restaurant attracts large parties...

Top ChoiceInternational in Borobudur

Patio

For a magical hilltop setting enhanced by traditional music, this vintage restaurant, 4km west of Borobudur, is hard to match. Eat in the formal dining room or out on the terrace with views of the monument. Local...

Top ChoiceMarket in Gianyar

Gianyar Night Market

The sound of scores of cooking pots and the glare of bright lights add a frenetic and festive clamour to Gianyar's delicious and wonderfully aromatic pasar malam (night market), where some of the best street food...

Top ChoiceHealth Food in South Jakarta

Blue Terrace

Counteract some of Jakarta's toxins at Blue Terrace, which crafts beautifully presented dishes for the health conscious. The menu is chock full of colourful salads and mains, all delicately arranged and many...

Top ChoiceBalinese in Amlapura

Bali Asli

The green hills around Amlapura are some of east Bali's most beautiful and Australian chef Penelope Williams takes full advantage of the vistas at her elegant restaurant and cooking school. Produce sourced from...

Top ChoiceEuropean in Surabaya

De Soematra 1910

Put on your posh frock to come to this highly regarded restaurant. It's set inside a renovated colonial mansion with 6m-high ceilings, chandeliers and carved wooden drinks counters (with sherry decanters, of...

Top ChoiceIndonesian in Cikini & Menteng

Kunstkring Paleis

High tea or cocktails? You can have both, plus a divine Indonesian dinner in between at this alluring re-imagined Dutch colonial mansion, once Batavia's fine arts centre (it showed works by Van Gogh, Picasso,...

Top ChoiceFrench in South Jakarta

Loewy

Loewy

One of Jakarta’s most popular dining spots, this casual 1940s Paris–meets–New York bistro is located right in the middle of the busiest business district. It serves classic French brasserie (French onion soup or...

Top ChoiceIndonesian in Malang

Melati

The Tugu hotel's poolside restaurant is a romantic setting for a meal, with attentive staff to guide you through the delicious Indonesian and Chinese Peranakan options. It also does a damn fine rijsttafel...

Top ChoiceIndonesian in South Jakarta

Nusa

Inside this grand old 1920s colonial house is one of Jakarta's best upmarket Indonesian restaurants. The menu changes nightly depending on what the chefs source from the best local markets and suppliers. Expect...

Top ChoiceIndonesian in Ende

Sari Rasa

This sparkling-clean, bare-walled restaurant is filled with travellers out for a taste of local food, but who come back for Martin, the charismatic owner and self-appointed 'captain of the boat'. He'll...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Pangandaran

Pasar Ikan

Pangandaran’s terrific fish market consists of more than a dozen large, open-sided restaurants just off the east beach. Karya Bahari is considered the best – which is why it's so crowded – but all operate on...

Top ChoiceBistro in Yogyakarta

Mediterranea

This lively French-owned kitchen is a delight in every sense and comes highly recommended by expats. Everything is homemade, including crusty baguettes and croissants, ice cream, crème brûlée, along with the...

Top ChoiceCafe in Moni

Mopi's Place

This open-sided Indo-Australian affair starts with local coffee, house-made soy milk and freshly baked bread; it progresses to exceptional Indonesian mains with plenty of veg options and – if the musically gifted...

Top ChoiceCafe in Ulu Watu

Single Fin

From this triple-level cafe on its cliff-side perch, you can watch never-ending swells march across the Indian Ocean and the surfers carve it up when the waves are big. Drinks here aren't cheap, but the food...

Top ChoiceCafe in Jakarta

Lewis & Carroll

There are more than 70 types of artisanal tea on offer at Lewis & Carroll. The tea lounge serves locally sourced teas with names like Batavia Grey and Java Jewels. If you don’t know where to start, the...

Top ChoiceChinese in South Jakarta

Din Tai Fung

This branch of the Michelin-starred Taiwanese dumpling restaurant, one of many in Jakarta, is well hidden and has a relaxing ambience. It specialises in xiaolongbao (steamed dumplings), plus other exceptionally...

Top ChoiceDesserts in Ubud

Room4Dessert

Celebrity chef Will Goldfarb, who hails from the States and gained fame via Netflix's Chef's Table, runs what could be a nightclub but is in fact a dessert bar where patrons who book far enough in advance (you'll...

Top ChoiceCafe in Sanur

Genius Cafe

This hub for entrepreneurship, which is part of a growing, membership-based network of beach clubs, also serves up delicious food and drinks from a stunning seafront perch. Yes to the ginger latte, yes to the...

Top ChoiceFusion in Ijen Plateau

Java Banana

Set off the road up to Ijen from Banyuwangi, this restaurant, inside the upmarket Jiwa Jawa hotel, is a stunner, with a massive ground-floor gallery and an outdoor amphitheatre with spectacular volcano views. The...