Restaurants

Top Choice Market in Kupang

Pasar Malam

Kupang was never considered a good eating town until this wonderful, lamp-lit market launched and turned a lane off Jl Garuda over to streetside grill and wok chefs, who expertly prepare inexpensive dishes. The sele…
Top Choice Indonesian in Soe

Depot Remaja

This modest yet very clean diner is the place to try succulent sei babi, the iconic local smoked pork. But the fun doesn't stop there; try the warming pork soup – which is more stew than soup – and the jantung pisan…
Top Choice Sweets in Oebelo & Oesao

Inzana

An amazing roadside sweets shop with delicious versions of traditional treats. Our favourites are the pancakes stuffed with coconut cream, and the sublime (and still warm) flying saucer–shaped discs of fried dough s…
Top Choice Indonesian in Kefamenanu

Defi Natalina

Stalls selling fried snacks in Indonesia are myriad but this little corner operation is superb. It's near the bus terminal and on the main road to Timor-Leste. The hard-working lady prepares tempe goreng (succulent …
International in Kupang

Lavalon Bar & Hostel

At the same seafront site as his hostel, Edwin Lerrick and his chatty crew dish up excellent burgers and chips plus Indo standards throughout the day and night. The ocean laps at the shore 10m away, and you can loun…
Chinese in Kupang

Rumah Makan Palembang

This is first-rate Chinese Indonesian food. Get the ikan bakar rica rica (grilled fish with chilli sauce); its sauce is a sweet, smoky wonder. The squid and shrimp are fresh daily, the veggies are perfectly cooked, …
Indonesian in Soe

Bundo Kanduang

If you’ve been waiting to find a fresh spot to try Padang food, this is it. There are devilled eggs with chilli, fried and curried fish, rendang, stewed veggies and potato cakes. Almost everything is spicy and it al…
International in Kupang

Indigo

There's a slick industrial chic at this popular restaurant and bar, which does good pizza as well as pasta and local dishes such as the ubiquitous nasi goreng. Everything is well-prepared and the beer is even colder…
Indonesian in Kefamenanu

Rumah Makan Nusantara

You'll enjoy a cheery 'Merry Christmas' year-round thanks to the decor at this high-ceilinged, large and popular restaurant. The full range of Indo foods are on offer, both cooked to order and served Padang-style. T…
Indonesian in Kupang

Depot Bambu Kuning

The place in Kupang for sei babi. You have your choice of chopped up meat or ribs. Either way the sides are rice and rich pork soup with red beans. This simple shopfront gets jammed with happy locals at lunch, so tr…