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Sari Raso

Pick from a multitude of spicy dishes at this classic Padang chain, housed within a classy art deco colonial building. Do not miss the beef rendang; it's as good as it gets.

Multicuisine in Padang

Safari Garden

This modern, convivial steakhouse with exposed-brick walls and rustic log-lined booths is a fine place for a splurge. The speciality is the steaks (from 200,000Rp), but there's a menu of pizzas (including a...

Cafe in Padang


A sure sign of gentrification occurring in Padang's crumbling old quarter is this glossy bistro in an attractive old colonial building. Inside is a polished affair with marble-top bar, cathedral windows and...

Seafood in Padang

Ikan Bakar Pak Tri’s

Here the fish and squid are sold by weight or portion and flame-grilled to perfection with a sweet, spicy sambal sauce. The selection includes shoals of different fish and squid, with a supporting cast of...

Indonesian in Padang

Pagi Sore

Unassuming Pagi Sore is one of Padang's classic nasi Padang houses, a simple place where you choose from an array of spicy dishes, take a plate of rice and pay for what you eat. An average meal should come to...

Indonesian in Padang

Simpang Raya

Renowned across Sumatra, Simpang Raya is probably the most famous name serving fiery signature Padang dishes. Come for the classics: beef rendang, ayam bakar (charcoal grilled chicken) or ayam goreng (fried...

Steak in Padang

Beach Safari

The menu at this bright, contemporary restaurant overlooking the water is the discerning carnivore’s dream, with tenderloin, T-bone and sirloin dominating. The nice cuts of Angus and Wagyu beef are cooked to...

Bakery in Padang

Hoya Bakery

Padang’s go-to spot for freshly baked sweet and savoury goodies. Friendly shop assistants will guide you around the selections before steering you to a colourful table. There are also burgers, sandwiches, pasta...