Afforded with a dynamic offering of local and international cuisine despite its small size, the tropical island of Batam is an excellent destination for travellers looking to experience Indonesia’s regional delicacies. From fresh seafood and spicy sambals to aromatic soups and stir-fries, this friendly island province is a food lover’s paradise.
Ready to discover some of Indonesia’s most sought after culinary delights? Follow our Batam food guide for the inside scoop on the city’s best restaurants.
Yong Kee Seafood
An island well-known for its plentiful marine life, it comes as no surprise that seafood tops the list of must-try dishes in Batam. Get the freshest catch of the day at Yong Kee Seafood, where dishes like fish head soup keeps locals and visitors coming back for more.
Ching Huat Fishery
If your first foray into seafood in Batam leaves you hungry for more, dig in to the ocean-fresh dishes at Chin Huat Live Seafood. Specialising in everything from lobster sashimi to abalone, this acclaimed restaurant will have seafood lovers swooning.
Nagoya Food Court
The best place in Batam to sample local dishes without breaking the bank, this open-air collection of food outlets sees flocks of locals frequents its stands each evening. Perfect for travellers who want a bustling market atmosphere to accompany their main meal, Nagoya Food Court’s selection of traditional, Chinese and Western dishes is sure to leave you satisfied.
Padang Café & Restaurant
Specialising in Padang-style dining, where patrons are invited to create their own plate from a buffet of dishes, Padang Café & Restaurant is an ideal place to taste a little bit of everything. Offering generous spreads of stir-fries, curries, soups and meats, this humble eatery has something for everyone.
Ayam Penyet Ria
Named after the local specialty that appears on its menu, this renowned restaurant serves up dishes of Ayam Penyet by the plateful. Consisting of flavourful turmeric-coated chicken, sambal, tofu and tempeh, this classic dish is one not to miss.
The Bistro Restaurant
Perfect for travellers craving a more familiar cuisine, this European-style restaurant serves a wide array of continental dishes with authentic ingredients imported from overseas. Known for its big portions to boot, guests can expect generous servings of cured meats, sausages, schnitzels and more.
Feeling inspired to take a food tour of the best restaurants in Batam? Plan your stay at Radisson Golf & Convention Centre Batam. Conveniently located just 10-kiilometres from the city centre, our stylish and sophisticated hotel puts the island’s most interesting dining destinations on your doorstep.