Restaurants

Top Choice Steak in Padang

Safari Garden

This stylish, convivial steakhouse with exposed brick walls and rustic log-lined booths is a fine place for a splurge or just good coffee. The speciality is Wagyu beef steaks (from 200,000Rp) but there's a big menu …
Top Choice Italian in Banda Aceh

La Piazza

Authentic Italian food is on the menu at this 3rd-floor garden restaurant started by Freddie from Pulau Weh. It's not limited to pasta and pizza, though; the seafood dishes, Thai curries, Vietnamese beef and steaks …
Top Choice Seafood in Padang

Pak Tri’s

The fish and squid are sold by weight or portion and flame-grilled to perfection with a sweet, spicy sambal sauce. The fresh-every-afternoon marine selection includes shoals of different fish and squid, with a suppo…
Top Choice Southeast Asian in Medan

Merdeka Walk

Inspired by Singapore’s al fresco dining, this contemporary collection of outdoor eateries in Lapangan Merdeka offers everything from doughnut stalls to breezy sit-down restaurants serving grilled seafood and Malays…
Top Choice Indonesian in Danau Maninjau

Waterfront Zalino

A great lakeside location showcases some exotic local specialities such as dendeng kijang balado (fried deer with chilli and red pepper), udang (freshwater lake shrimp) and grilled catfish. Zal – AKA ‘Mr Porcupine’ …
Top Choice International in Danau Toba

Jenny’s Restaurant

Jenny’s has long been a standout on the northern edge of Tuk Tuk, with all kinds of breakfasts, noodles, curries and rice dishes. But the one dish that really shines is the lake fish grilled right in front of you an…
Top Choice Indonesian in Danau Toba

Maruba

Tucked away between Amartoba Hotel and Rodeo guesthouse, Maruba is well worth seeking out for peerless Batak dishes cooked by the talented proprietress. River crabs, na neura (raw fish marinated with candlenut, lime…
Top Choice Seafood in Gunung Sitoli

Rapi Seafood

This nondescript eatery in central Gunung Sitoli is responsible for some of the best, freshest fish and seafood we’ve ever had in Sumatra. Choose your dinner, then have it grilled, with sweet and spicy sauce or othe…
Top Choice Italian in Iboih

Bixio Cafe

Who would have thought Sumatra’s best Italian food is hiding in a remote corner of Pulau Weh! Sit by the lapping waves and dig into Luca and Eva’s wonderful authentic and freshly made gnocchi and pasta with fresh an…
Top Choice Seafood in Jambi

Pondok Kelapa

Fish and seafood are the stars of the show at this appealing restaurant in a tranquil garden setting. It’s a great place to try giant grilled prawns, cumi asang manis (squid in a sweet and sour sauce), or local spec…