Top Choice Soup in Makassar

Coto Nusantara

If you're looking to try the local beef soup of coto Makassar (you should be), you'll invariably be directed to this hole-in-the-wall near the dockyards. The tiny bowl fills out to a meal once you help yourself to a…
Top Choice Indonesian in Makassar

Rumah Makan Pate'ne

Serving up super-fresh Makassarese and Indonesian classics, Pate'ne offers fine value and authentic flavours. The lele goreng (deep-fried catfish with sambal, shredded green papaya, lemon basil and fresh veggies) an…
Top Choice Soup in Sengkang

Bakso Pahlawan

There's bakso, and then there's bakso stuffed with cheese, or with spicy chillies, or a with a whole boiled egg. Gorge yourself for under 20,000Rp at our favourite meatball soup joint on the island.
Indonesian in Rantepao

Ayam Penyet Ria

With a wide menu you're sure to find something to please at this large institution overflowing with locals. Most come for the ayam penyet (smashed chicken, a tender spicy deliciousness), though we've overdone it on …
Indonesian in Rantepao

Rumah Makan Saruran

Oodles of fried noodles and reliable, freshly prepared Indonesian-style Chinese food is served at this hopping restaurant on the main drag. The bright and sociable dining room is an appropriate setting for some of R…
Soup in Rantepao

Sop Ubi Ma'Uni

You may think you know how delicious fried ubi (cassava) soup could be, but you ain't tried Ma'Uni's Sop Ubi yet. Come here when you're ready to dive bravely back into the local hole-in-the-wall food game. Score.
International in Makassar

Kampoeng Popsa

This large, open-sided food court facing the harbour has sea breezes, a hip young clientele, a gregarious vibe, space for kids to run around, and lots of choices, from mei titi (crispy noodles with gravy, chicken an…
International in Rantepao


The dining room at Pia's Poppies Hotel has great local food including pa'piong (80,000Rp for one), plus decent pizza. All food is cooked to request, so it's essential to order well ahead (at least two hours) or be p…
Seafood in Makassar

RM Nelayan

It's tough to resist the aromas emanating from this highly popular restaurant's fish barbecue. Step inside and receive a selection of six condiments placed on your table. Fish and shrimp are offered in a variety of …
Seafood in Makassar

Lae Lae

A locally famous seafood restaurant, Lae Lae is a no-frills, no-fuss magnet for lovers of grilled fish. Enter past a smoking streetside barbecue, choose your piscine pleasure from deep tubs of super-fresh iced fish,…