Sumbawa restaurants

Top Choice Bakery in Sumbawa Besar

Cipta Sari Bakery

Don't pass through town without a stop at this excellent bakery on a shady stretch of the main drag. Pause for coffee or a cold drink, and be sure to stock up for your journey: the various baked goods, pastries and …
International in Pantai Lakey


A beached Sumbawanese boat, its prow pointing to Lakey's famous breaks, has been turned into a breezy, open-sided restaurant that does surprisingly good 'Mexican' food, alongside Indonesian and Western standards. If…
International in Pantai Lakey


Once humble, Fatmah's has taken a slight turn upmarket in recent years. Tables sit in a raised bleached-wood house overlooking the beach where you can watch the sun set or the kitesurfers swoop, as you tuck into jui…
Seafood in Bima

Rumah Makan Sabar Sabur

Out by the airport, off the Trans-Sumbawa Hwy, the long wooden tables here are always crowded with locals who come to munch bandeng goreng (a flash-fried freshwater fish). Like herring, you can eat it whole, bones a…
Chinese in Sumbawa Besar

Aneka Rasa Jaya

Clean and popular, this Chinese seafood house plates tender fish fillets, prawns, squid, crab and scallops in oyster, Szechuan or sweet-and-sour sauce. The soto kepiting (crab soup) is good, as is anything with nood…
International in Rantung Beach

Lisa's Garden

Those craving things like French-press coffee, avocado toast, salads, granola or burritos – all exceptionally rare on Sumbawa – will love this cheap open-air eatery, which has an upstairs deck overlooking the waves.
Seafood in Sumbawa

Lesehan Santong

A tasty fish shack teetering on the rocky shore at the island’s midway point. Dine on fresh catch, grilled or fried, in the ‘dining room’, or in one of the stilted pagodas at the water’s edge.
Market in Bima

Pasar Malam

Dine cheaply at the night market, located in and around the soccer field. There’s fish and chicken sate, mie goreng (fried noodles) and nasi goreng (fried rice), bakso (meatball soup) and various deep-fried treats, …
Indonesian in Bima

Rumah Makan Arema Raya

The cleanest and most central Padang food depot in town. Pick and mix from an array of curried, baked and fried fish and chicken dishes. Note: it gets quite spicy here. When the day's fresh fare runs out (about 6pm)…
Indonesian in Pantai Lakey

Mamat Warung

While it lacks a sea view, this simple warung out on the main road serves up Lakey's cheapest and most authentic Indonesian fare, including sate, gado gado (a peanut-sauced salad) and plenty of tempe dishes for vege…