Local Dishes Restaurants
Listed below are a number of independently selected restaurants and cafés (sponsor free) by JoTravelGuide.com. Details mentioned include location, opening hours, price range, whether or not booking is required, alcohol availability, and so on.
The price range mentioned is meant to be used as your initial reference only. It may be changed at any time and it is based on one main course plus a drink (unless otherwise stated), excluding 10% government tax and service charges.
Restoran Yong Kee Istimewa
Yong Kee Istimewa Restaurant or better known as “Rumah Makan Istimewa” serves a various local and Chinese food with seafood as the main dishes. The restaurant opens also in Batam Center..
|Location||:||Komplek Hup Seng Blok A NO. 5-8, Batam Centre||Telephone||:||+62 778 467740, 7831888/999 (delivery order)||Opening hours||:||daily, 7:30am-9:30pm||Price range||:||around Rp. 50.000||Nearby facilities||:||money changer, restaurants, Mutiara Rasa||How to get there||:||by angkot: from Nagoya take the “Jodoh-Nongsa” line and get off at intersection of Jl. Engku Putri (in front of The Great Mosque Batam). Fare: Rp. 3,000 for about 10 minutes journey. From there continue by a short walk to the restaurant (approx. about 5 minute away)||Remarks||:||the restaurant will usually be crowded at lunch. Credit card payment is accepted.|
This restaurant is famous for its “Iga Penyet” (fried short ribs served with “sambal terasi” or shrimp paste chili sauce) and “Konro Bakar Saus Madu” (Honey BBQ Back Ribs), as well as “es cincau kelapa” (black grass jelly mixed with young coconut). Starting its bussines in 2010 in Batam, Warung Tekko is mostly visited both from locals and foreigners, such as from Japan and Singapore. This restaurant opens also in other cities in Indonesia, such as in Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Medan.
|Location||:||Komplek Mobilindo Utama, Block B No. 1-4, Jodoh||Telephone||:||+62 778 423777, 8425788||Website||:||www.warung-tekko.com||Opening hours||:||Monday-Thursday, 10am-10pm; Friday-Sunday, 10am-10:15pm (last order)||Price range||:||around Rp. 50.000||Facilities||:||Wi-Fi, baby chairs, toilets, musholla (a praying room for Muslims), delivery service (with minimum purchase of Rp. 200,000)||Nearby facilities||:||hotels, bank/ATM||How to get there||:||deby angkot: from Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall take the one that goes to “Pasar Jodoh” (Jodoh market), such as the “Jodoh-Nongsa” line and get of in front of the restaurant (fare: Rp. 3,000, about 15 minutes of journey)||Remarks||:||credit and debit cards are accepted. Beer is available.|
Resto Saung Sunda Sawargi
This restaurant was established in 2005 in Batam and specializes themselves in Sundanese dishes, such as “gurami bakar” (grilled carp-fish), kakap bakar (grilled snapper), as wll as Sundanese cakes, surabi (a Sundanese pancake with chocolate, cheese, or strawberry jam as a topping), and so on. Resto Saung Sunda Sawargi has a Sundanese architecture design building, which mostly uses bamboos and wooden for its exteriors and interiors. In 2012 they expanded to Johor, Malaysia. This restaurant so far has noted a few Indonesian artists as its visitors, such as Melly Goeslaw (singer), Tommy Kurniawan (actor), Samson (group band. Apart from local visitors, foreign tourists are also a common view to the restaurants, such as from Malaysia and Singapore , especially on weekend.
|Location||:||Jl. Teuku Umar Pelita VI Komp. Regency Park 10, Pelita||Telephone||:||+62 778 427794||Opening hours||:||daily, 11am-10pm||Price range||:||around Rp. 50.000||Facilities||:||toilets, VIP rooms, Wi-Fi, karaoke room||Nearby facilities||:||restaurants, hotels||How to get there||:||by private transportation from Batam Center it takes around 15 minutes||Remarks||:||credit and debit cards payments are accepted.|
RM & Seafood Rezeki
This is a well known seafood restaurant in Batu Besar. Their favorite menus are “gonggong rebus”, chili crabs, stir fried crab with oyster, etc. Visitors can choose and grab their chosen fish directly from the fish aquariums/tanks, and then give the fish to the restaurant staff to cook as you want. RM & Seafood Rezeki is located in Batam coastline where some parts of the building is built over the sea. The building can accommodates 200 visitors.
|Location||:||RT 01 RW 02, Batu Besar||Telephone||:||+62 778 761180||Opening hours||:||daily, 10am-10pm||Price range||:||around Rp. 100.000||Facilities||:||toilets, parking area||Nearby facilities||:||mosque, mini shop||How to get there||:|| By angkot: from Nagoya (around Jl. Imam Bonjol) take the pink or white Metro Trans that goes to Nongsa and then stop at Batu Besar junction (where PT. TCL signboard is located). Fare is Rp. 8,000 (about 40 minutestrip). From there take an ojek to the restaurant (fare: Rp. 10,000, about 5 minutes ride)
By private transportation or taxi from Nagoya (around Jl. Imam Bonjol) is around 35 minutes ride
|Remarks||:||credit and debit cards payments are accepted. Beer is available.|
Kak Dadut Resto
Kak Dadut Resto adopts a Balinese architecture building and is decorated with wooden interiors and ornaments. Once you enter the restaurant you will see a traditional “Balinese gate”, Balinese sculptures, and a gazeboo located right on the left side of the restaurant. Kak Dadut Resto specializes themselves in Balinese dishes, such as chicken or fish in “taliwang or betutu” recipes, jimbaran grilled fish, and “beberok teri” (fried billis fish with fresh chilis, onions, and tomatos).
|Location||:||Jl. Gajah Mada, Southlink, Sei Ladi||Telephone||:||+62 778 7018825, 7020277||Opening hours||:||daily, 10am-11pm||Price range||:||around Rp. 50.000||Facilities||:||musholla (a praying room for Muslims), toilets||Nearby facilities||:||gas station||Nearby attraction||:||Pura Agung Amertha Buana||How to get there||:||by private transportation from Nagoya is about 15 minutes of journey||Remarks||:||this restaurant usually will be crowded on weekends. Credit card payment accepted.|
Golden Prawn 933
This is another famous seafood restaurant in town. They serve a wide range of seafood, such as “sotong goreng tepung”, udang goreng mentega, kepiting saus tiram. As for drinks, dragon fruit juice will be one good option for you. Every night at 7:30pm, there will be a live music performance in the main area of the restaurant.
|Location||:||Bengkong Laut||Telephone||:||+62 778 411142, 411389||Opening hours||:||daily, 10am-11pm||Price range||:||around Rp. 100.000||Facilities||:||toilets, souvenir shop, 3 VIP rooms||Nearby facilities||:||hotel, restaurant||How to get there||:|| By ojek: from Bukit Senyum, Batu Ampar, it takes about 7 minutes and will cost you Rp. 10,000 to reach the restaurant
By private transportation: from Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal it can be reached in 10 minutes of ride and around 20 minutes from Batam Centre International Ferry Terminal
|Remarks||:||debit and credit card payments are accepted. Alcoholic beverages are available, such as wine, beer, soju, etc.|
Located in Waterfront City area, this seafood restaurant is well known among foreigners and expatriates. The restaurant’s favorite menus are black pepper crabs, Hongkong steamed fish, and so on. Delima Resto has an open area, which is located in front of the restaurant and facing the sea.
|Location||:||New Town Shophouse, Waterfront City, Marina, Batam (next to Waterfront City Ferry Terminal)||Telephone||:||+62 778 381235||Opening hours||:||Monday-Friday, 8am-2pm & 4pm-10pm. Saturday-Sunday, 9am-10pm||Price range||:||around Rp. 100.000||Facilities||:||toilets||Nearby facilities||:||Waterfront City Ferry Terminal, bar||How to get there||:||by taxi from Nagoya will cost you around S$ 15 or Rp. 117,000, about 30 minutes away. While from Sekupang or Batam Centre to the restaurant will cost you around S$ 12 or Rp. 93,600 for about 15-20 minutes. Since it is non-metered taxi, please bargain with the taxi driver for the best price!||Remarks||:||cash payment only. Alcoholic beverages are available, such as beer and wine. Waterfront City area usually will be crowded in the afternoon and at night.|
Dapur Unik is specializing in Batam and Indonesian dishes, such as “ikan asam pedas” (hot and sour fish), “ayam goreng bawang” (garlic fried chicken), nasi bakar (roasted rice), as well as seafood and spaghetti. As for the drinks, they have “es sarang burung”, es aloe vera, etc.
|Location||:||Komplek Seraya mMas Blokck H 3B, Nagoya (next to Seruni Hotel)||Telephone||:||+62 778 453185, +62 81372593396||Opening hours||:||daily, 7:30am-10pm||Facilities||:||Wi-Fi, toilets||Nearby facilities||:||hotels, car wash, mini market, pharmacy, laundry, hospital||Price range||:||around Rp. 30.000||How to get there||:||by private transportation it takes only about five minutes from Harbour Bay International Ferry Terminal or 30 minutes from Hang Nadim Batam Airport||Remarks||:||debit and credit cards accepted.|
Warung Teh Tarek
This restaurant is specializing in Malay dishes, such as ”sotong masak pedas” (spicy cuttlefish), fish soup, as well as Thai dishes like tomyam and Pataya fried rice.
|Location||:||Jl. Engku Putri, Komp. Nusantara Golden Blok A No. 7, Batam Centre||Telephone||:||+62 778 468683||Opening hours||:||daily, 10am-10pm||Facilities||:||mushola, toilets||Nearby facilities||:||restaurants, mosque, Pisang Kek Villa||Price range||:||around Rp. 50.000||How to get there||:||by angkot: from Ferry Terminal Batam Center or Mega Mall Shopping Center take the “Jodoh-Nongsa” line (pink or white) and stop at the intersection of Jl. Engku Putri (in front of The Great Mosque Batam). Fare: Rp. 3,000 (only 5 minutes ride). From there continue by a short walk to the west for approximately 3 minutes. The restaurant is located on the left side of the road||Remarks||:||credit and debit cards accepted. Catering for wedding party and birthday are available.|
As suggested by its name, Resto Kediri specializes in East Javanese culinary, such as “rawon”, “Sate Ponorogo”, “Soto Lamongan”, etc. Apart from that, they also serve western food and seafood. This restaurant occupies a 3-floor building and has a few types of dining rooms, such as “lesehan” (sitting on the mat on the floor), VIP, and executive rooms.
|Location||:||Graga Anugrah Kediri Building, Jl. Engku Putri, Batam Centre||Telephone||:||+62 778 465777||Website||:||www.restokediri.com||Opening hours||:||daily, 10am-10pm||Facilities||:||Wi-Fi, musholla (a praying room for Muslims), toilets||Nearby facilities||:||restaurants, Pisang Kek Villa, Mutiara Rasa||Price range||:||around Rp. 50.000||How to get there||:||by angkot: from Ferry Terminal Batam Center or Mega Mall Shopping Center the take “Jodoh-Nongsa” line (pink or white) and stop at the intersection of Jl. Engku Putri (in front of The Great Mosque Batam). Fare: Rp. 3,000 (about 5 minutes ride). From there continue by walking to the west for less than 7 minutes. The restaurant is located on the left side of the road||Remarks||:||debit and credit cards are accepted.|
Golden Fish Seafood Restaurant
Golden Fish Seafood Restaurant is well known for its steamed golden fish and ”kepiting telur asin” (salted egg-crabs). The restaurant can accomodate up to 500 people and has a beautiful panorama of “Jembatan” (bridge) Barelang on the background. They import the golden fishes from Australia and all seafood are taken fresh from the aquariums. Here, you can choose and pick your own fish from the fish tanks and then give it to the restaurant staff to be cooked. Golden Fish Seafood Restaurant is well known among the foreign tourists from Japan, Malaysia, Korea, Singaporea, the UK, and of course among the locals
|Location||:||Jembatan Barelang II, Pulau Nipah||Telephone||:||+62 778 7030688, 7210068||:||email@example.com||Opening hours||:||Monday-Friday, 8am-9pm; Saturday-Sunday, 8am-9:30pm||Facilities||:||cottage (Rp. 350,000/room/night), VIP room, toilets||Price range||:||around Rp. 100.000||How to get there||:||by private transportation is about 60 minutes from Batam downtown||Remarks||:||credit and debit cards payment are available. Wine and beer are available.|
Barelang Seafood Restaurant
Barelang Seafood Restaurant is another big and well known seafood restaurant along the Trans Barelang road. This restaurant specializes in seafood, such as crab with ”Padang sauce”, lobster with butter, and fish with sweet spicy sauce, as their favorite menus. The restaurant occupies a big building, which can accomodate up to 2000 persons. Similar to Golden Fish Seafood Restaurant, they also have fresh seafood taken from the fish tanks. You can choose and pick your own fish from the tanks and then give it to the restaurant staff to be cooked. Malaysian, Singaporean, and Western tourists are also commonly seen here, as well as local tourists.
|Location||:||Jl. Trans Barelang (before Jembatan Barelang I)||Telephone||:||+62 778 77559191||Website||:||www.barelangseafood.com||Opening hours||:||daily, 8:30am-8pm||Facilities||:||toilets, musholla (a praying room for Muslims), karaoke rooms, VIP rooms (up to 80 persons)||Price range||:||around Rp. 100.000||How to get there||:||by private transportation is about 40 minutes from Nagoya||Remarks||:||credit and debit card accepted. Wine and beer are available.|
Resto Pak Ndut
Resto Pak Ndut is specializing in grilled fish, as well as ”cah kangkung” (sauted water kangkong/spinach), ”cumi tepung goreng” (deep-fried squid ), and so on. As for the drinks, a wide range of juices and ”teh obeng” (local iced tea) also available here.
|Location||:||Komplek Inti Sakti Blok E No. 1-2||Telephone||:||+62 778 457061||Opening hours||:||daily, 11am-9:30pm||Price range||:||around Rp. 50.000||Facilities||:||musholla (a praying room for Muslims), toilets||Nearby facilities||:||restaurants||How to get there||:||by angkot: from Batam Centre International Ferry Terminal take the one that goes to Nagoya, such as the “Jodoh-Nongsa” line (white or pink colors) and then stop right in front of Vanhollano shop (fare: Rp. 3,000, about 10 minutes of journey). From there continue by a short walk through a small road besides the shop to the restaurant (around 5 minutes walk)||Remarks||:||cash payment only.|
Founded in 2006, Pondok Gurih is a Malay-Minang-Java dishes restaurant that offers ”gurame bakar” (grilled carp-fish), ikan patin asam pedas (spicy sour catfish), and so on. For drinks, ‘sweet corn’ juice and soursop juice are their favorite drinks. Pondok Gurih occupies a 2-floor Malay architecture designed building and is furnished with full wooden and bamboo ornaments and interiors. This restaurant can accomodate up to 300 persons.
|Location||:||Jl. Engku Putri No. 8, Batam Centre (accros of The Great Mosque Batam)||Telephone||:||+62 778 460800/801||Opening hours||:||daily, 11am-10pm||Price range||:||around Rp. 50.000||Facilities||:||Wi-Fi, toilets, musholla (a praying room for Muslims), delivery service (Batam Centre)||Nearby facilities||:||mosque, restaurants, Kek Pisang Villa, ATMs||Nearby attraction||:||Mesjid Agung Batam||How to get there||:||by angkot: from Ferry Terminal Batam Center or Mega Mall Shopping Center take the “Jodoh-Nongsa” line (pink or white) and stop right in front of the mosque (fare: Rp. 3,000 only 5 minutes away)||Remarks||:||credit and debit cards payments are accepted.|
Harbour Bay Seafood Restaurant
Harbour Bay Seafood Restaurant specializes in seafood and it is well know for its fish fin soup, black pepper or chilli sauce crab, prawn with salted eggs, and so on. They use fresh seafood that directly pick up from aquariums. Harbour Bay Seafood Restaurant has 2 setting areas, indoor and outdoor that has a beautiful view of the sea and waterfront on the backgrounds, especially at night.
|Location||:||Komplek Harbour Bay No. R8, Jl. Duyung Sei Jodoh, Batu Ampar||Telephone||:||+62 778 7415188||:||firstname.lastname@example.org||Opening hours||:||daily, 10am-10pm||Price range||:||around Rp. 100.000||Facilities||:||toilets, Wi-Fi||Nearby facilities||:||hotels, mall, restaurants and bars, Harbour Bay International Ferry Terminal||Nearby attraction||:||waterfront area alongside Harbour Bay||How to get there||:||by private transportation it takes around 5-10 minutes from Nagoya||Remarks||:||debit and credit cards payments are accepted. Wine and beer are also available. Reservation is suggested 2 to 3 days prior to visit.|
RM Mak Sembilang
RM Mask Sembilang was founded by Maimunah or reknown as Mak Munah in 1995. This “rumah makan” is famous for its “ikan sembilang asam pedas” or sour-and-spicy sembilang fish and “sotong masak hitam” (squid in black ink). “Teh obeng” or local ice tea is also available here. This restaurant occupies a wooden building located near Tanjung Riau harbour, Batam. RM Mak Sembilang is often visited by locals and tourists.
|Location||:||Jl. KH. Ahmad Dahlan No. 6, RT 01 / RW 02, Pelabuhan Rakyat Tanjung Riau (Tanjung Riau civil small harbor), Sekupang||Telephone||:||+62 778 3141310||Opening hours||:||daily, 9am-8pm||Price range||:||around Rp. 50.000||Nearby facilities||:||mosque, school, mini shop||How to get there||:||by private transportation, it takes around 15 minutes from Sekupang Ferry Terminal or 25 minutes from Nagoya||Remarks||:||cash payment only. This restaurant will usually be crowded at lunch and weekends.|
They sell local food like ”mie sagu” (sago noodle which fried with meatballs, egg, shrimp, bean sprouts, atc.), ”mie lendir” (noodle that served with bean sprouts, boiled eggs, sliced chilies, and then poured with peanut sauce), as well as a wide range of cakes.
|Location||:||Windsor Phase I, Blok III No. 6-7, Nagoya||Telephone||:||+62 778 7022388||Opening hours||:||daily, 8am-9pm||Price range||:||around Rp. 30.000||Nearby facilities||:||restaurant, laundry||How to get there||:||by private transportation it takes around 10 minutes from Batam Centre||Remarks||:||they also have some branches in some places in Batam, such as in Batam Centre, Muka Kuning, Hang Nadim International Airport, as well as in Tanjung Pinang.|