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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 Indonesian in Manado

Maminon

The gleaming, tiled dining room and beaming, uniformed staff show a pride in hospitality that's matched by the kitchen in this delightful Minahasan restaurant. Go the cakalang fufu (local smoked tuna), perhaps with …
Top Choice Tomb in Tana Toraja

Tampangallo

Tampangallo's tau tau are some of the most impressive in Tana Toraja. Take a Kijang from Makale to Sangalla; get off about 1km after the turn-off to Suaya, and walk a short distance (less than 1km) through the rice …
Top Choice Indonesian in Sengkang

Lesehan Jetpur

A large, bustling place with alcove seating that's very popular with office workers, Lesehan Jetpur offers authentic, inexpensive local food, including spicy chicken such as ayam tampa tulang mentega (20,000Rp), ple…
Top Choice International in Manado

Raja Sate

Rightly renowned for its sate (you can't go wrong with a mixed plate that includes prawns, squid, chicken, beef and goat), but it also does great curries and even New Zealand steaks; everything is excellent. Air-con…
Fort in Makassar

Fort Rotterdam

One of the best-preserved examples of Dutch military architecture in Indonesia, Fort Rotterdam was built on the site of a Gowanese fort, itself built to repel the Dutch East India Company. Having failed to keep out …
Indonesian in Rantepao

Pia's

The dining room at Pia's Poppies Hotel is a fine place to try 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 h…
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,…
Indonesian in Rantepao

Rumah Makan Saruran

Reliable, freshly prepared Indonesian-style Chinese food is served at this hopping restaurant that’s popular with young Indonesians. The bright and sociable caramel-toned dining room is an appropriate setting for so…
Indonesian in Rantepao

Rimiko Restoran

A long-running, very friendly place that serves authentic local food, including Torajan specialties such as buffalo, pork and eel in black sauce (50,000Rp), alongside Indo staples such as gado gado. Book ahead for t…