Food is an undeniably important part of any holiday, even if you find yourself in an exotic paradise with endless attractions. When you need to refill between snorkeling, playing, and exploring, discover the best restaurants on Bintan Island, Indonesia.
This place started out as a boutique, and the much-loved Yeah! group expanded its wings into Bintan’s culinary scene. Warung Yeah! brings authentic Indonesian cuisine to the (mostly) foreign tourists on the island, retaining its proven quality and affordability. Located in the lively neighborhood of Lagoi Bay, Warung Yeah! quickly became a tourist favorite for its delectable satay and nasi goreng.
Part of the luxurious Angsana Bintan, Xana Beach Club offers a splendid beachfront dining experience. Guests can enjoy the ocean breeze and glorious sunset while feasting on fresh seafood or a barbecue buffet, complemented by an impressive wine and cocktail selection. When the sun goes down, the atmosphere pumps with music and performances.
Amid endless choices of places to enjoy seafood on Bintan Island, Kelong offers some of the most exotic dishes. From delicious black pepper crab to the all-time favorite sea snails (gong-gong), their offbeat island treats shouldn’t be missed. The icing on the cake is the ocean view and the sounds of the crashing waves.
Chinese food fans rejoice: Bintan Lagoon Resort just recently opened Chop Chop, an oriental-style culinary district with excellent Asian food, festive Chinese decoration, and plenty of food stalls. The menu ranges from Chinese mains to Taiwanese snacks, bringing various north Asian cuisine together in one place. The funky decoration and graphic walls also make this spot very photogenic.
Located in the grounds of the famous Nirwana Gardens, this Thai restaurant has great views of the lush gardens and the sea, and a lovely ambience. The tasty Thai cuisine is served alongside a tropical island vibe and fresh herbs and spices from their own gardens. The menu is full of fresh and healthy dishes that can be enjoyed with refreshing cocktails and wines.
Located in the charming fishing village of Sungai Enam Kijang, this restaurant makes the best of the delightful view. They learned what they know from the local community, as local fishermen shared their best, generations-old seafood recipes. Combine that with the waterfront setting and you’ve got an unforgettable dining experience on Bintan Island.
One of the largest restaurants on the island, RICE occupies a lovely stretch of white-sand coaslinet. The glorious view is on a par with the elegant interior and scrumptious meals. The restaurant offers luxe takes on Asian dishes, like the famous nasi goreng, as well as Western menus such as sandwiches and burgers. Lunches are leisurely and dinners romantic here.
Who would expect to find a slice of Italy in the middle of a tropical island of Bintan? Casa Italia Pizzeria offers appetizing selections of pizza in a humble but charming wooden hut by the famous Trikora Beach. If you’re worried about its authenticity, don’t be. This place is run by a passionate Italian family who decided to stay on the island, bringing with them generations-old of pizza recipes. Its thin crust pizzas with generous toppings mix well with the laid-back but lively beach atmosphere.
Part of the renowned Mayang Sari Beach Resort of Nirwana Gardens, this restaurant brings Indian cuisine to one of Bintan Island’s most prime locations. Guests can feast on scrumptious spicy meals on a stylishly decorated wooden deck above the sea. Not limited to Indian, Spice also has a wide array of other Asian meals on its menu, including Bali’s savory ayam betutu.
Bintan is just a tiny part of Indonesia, but you can taste the flavor of the sweeping archipelago at Treetops Restaurant. The Banyan Tree establishment offers a wide array of authentic Indonesian meals, including the popular nasi goreng, which never disappoint. The décor is tasteful and the restaurant is set above the sea, surrounded by lush tropical greenery.