Restaurants

Top Choice Indonesian in Sungai Penuh

Korintji Heritage

Set up as a social enterprise to empower locals, this fantastic new cafe in Sungai Penuh is set inside an atmospheric bamboo building overlooking the town and valley. As well as tasty Indonesian dishes, highlights i…
Top Choice Indonesian in Danau Maninjau

Waterfront Zalino

This place with a great lakeside location showcases some local seafood specialties, such as udang (freshwater lake shrimp), freshwater lobster and grilled catfish. As well as cold beer it also serves a delicious sou…
Top Choice Indonesian in Padang

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 their beef rendang; it's as good as we've ever had.
Indonesian in Bukittinggi

RM Selamat

Padang food in West Sumatra rarely disappoints, and this cafeteria-style restaurant is famous for its authentic smoky beef rendang, among its assortment of delicious dishes to choose from.
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 some good coffee. The specialty is Wagyu beef steaks (from 200,000Rp), but there's a men…
Market in Sungai Penuh

Pasar Malam

The centrally located pasar malam (night market) is a terrific place to try local specialties, such as martabak (sweet pancake filled with coconut or banana), martabak mesir (square pancake filled with meat and vege…
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 kangkung (…
Cafe in Danau Maninjau

Bagoes Cafe

At the traveller favourite Beach Guest House in Maninjau village, Bagoes combines backpacker staples with local dishes such as vegetable gado gado, mie goreng and lake fish. The lakeside deck is a fine place for a l…
Pub Food in Bukittinggi

De Kock Cafe

De Kock (which translates to 'cannon', in case you’re wondering) has a smoky salon atmosphere that's popular with both locals and tourists who come here for beers and a mixture of Western pub food (pizzas, steak san…
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 less t…