East Nusa Tenggara Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in East Nusa Tenggara

January 8, 2018 Leonarda Pillsbury

East Nusa Tenggara (Indonesian: Nusa Tenggara Timur – NTT) is the southernmost province of Indonesia. It is located in the eastern part of the Lesser Sunda Islands and includes West Timor. It has a total area of 47,245.82 km, and the population at the 2010 Census was 4,683,827; the latest official estimate in January 2014 was 5,070,746. The provincial capital is Kupang on West Timor.
Things to do in East Nusa Tenggara

1. MadeInItaly - Ristorante Italiano

Jl. Pantai Pede, Labuan Bajo, Flores 86754, Indonesia Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +62 385 2440222
Excellent
55%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

MadeInItaly - Ristorante Italiano

Reviewed By KarinZul - Jakarta, Indonesia

Not so many Italians in town, this place was recommended by our friend. Great starter of hot breadstick placed in a shotglass filled with chopped tomato. The ham pizza was heavenly. we also ordered home made seafood pasta, with fresh seafood. selections of drinks were available. We spent about 600k IDR for two people.

2. Paradise Bar

Jalan Binongko | Golo hilltop, Labuan Bajo, Flores 86554, Indonesia Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Pub Late Night, Drinks HK$24 - HK$39 +62 823-3935-4854
Excellent
32%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 373 reviews

Paradise Bar

Reviewed By Melani M

We came to this restaurant to cooling down after enjoying beautiful view from amalia hill in labuan bajo.
It near sunset when we arrived. As we already booked for the place, we sit on the permanent deck area (semi outdoor). The view is beautiful, you can see the ocean with boats floating on it, the sky that changes its color. As we look around there's some couple enjoying the romantic scenery.
The food is so so, they serve seafood, fish, calamari with rice.
There's live music and they sound good.

3. Mediterraneo

Jl.Soekarno Hatta | Flores, Labuan Bajo, Flores 86554, Indonesia Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$63 - HK$94 +62 821-4616-1663
Excellent
50%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Mediterraneo

Reviewed By Gabriele C - Bologna, Italy

I went here with my wife and we enjoyed the experience at the point that we returned here the day after.
Dishes are fresh and not heavy, we went for the "carpaccio" and we found it excellent.
There is a lot of attention in details, both in taste and presentation.
It's above the Labuan Bajo average both for quality and price.

4. Bajo Bakery

Jl. Sukarno Hatta | Kampung Air, Labuan Bajo, Flores 86554, Indonesia Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Wifi, Waitstaff Cafe, International, European, Healthy, Swiss, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$39 +62 812-3878-8558
Excellent
54%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 274 reviews

Bajo Bakery

If you enjoy real bread baked with healthy ingredients and love, come and enjoy our daily fresh baked selection of european bread such as Multigrain- or Brown Bread, Baguette, Pretzel, and more... Try our rich Muffins, Brownies, Cakes and Cookies or our most popular super healthy Smoothie-Bowls. We serve good sized, affordable breakfast and a large variety of sandwiches all day which go best with a good Cappuccino, Tea, fresh Juice or Smoothy.. Our team is happy to create you a Cakes for special occasions (birthdays, valentine days ect.) just let us know one day in advance. We are looking forward to welcome you in the bajo bakery, where u can sit comfortably in aircondition on the first floor or enjoy the fresh breeze and stunning ocean view on our second and third floor. take-away is allways possible. We also sell local coffe beans, books, maps and postcards. We care for our environment, so please refill your own water bottle for free at the bajo bakery. See you soon

Reviewed By Valdesen - Aarhus, Denmark

I highly recommend their "Big Breakfast" it was very tasty and pretty cheap considering that you get lots of food and coffee or tea is included (and water is free). Very nice view at the rooftop Terrace as well.

5. Scooperific La Creperie

Jl. Soekarno-Hatta, Labuan Bajo, Flores 86554, Indonesia Takeout, Street Parking, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff French, Cafe Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast HK$39 +62 821-4708-4662
Excellent
49%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 250 reviews

Scooperific La Creperie

Reviewed By mikep_05 - Italy

We had a couple of crepes Banana and chocolate and were ok although nothing special.Don't expect too much enthusiasm by the local personnel as this is the Indonesian way (No rush at all).I believe they are using local chocolate instead of real Nutella however can't complain too much as local cacao beans are top notch.Tested gelato and was too sweet and all flavours taste similar.Too pricey IMHO.

6. La Cucina

Jl Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo, Flores 86554, Indonesia Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$16 - HK$71 +62 812-3851-2172
Excellent
51%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 602 reviews

La Cucina

"La Cucina" is a brand new concept in Labuan Bajo, Flores, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a variety of baked goods. All of our food is freshly made by our Italian Chef and all our menu is available to take away, order for Delivery and also lunch box preorder.

Reviewed By Robbie P - Sydney, Australia

This cute little restaurant only serves Italian food, we had a couple of pizzas between two of us and had left over to take away. Pizzas were really good and probably one of the better we have had in Indonesia. They also have a great little balcony where you can enjoy the sunset. Service was very good as well.

7. Blue Marlin Restaurant

Jalan Soekarno-Hatta, Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, Gastropub, International Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch HK$16 - HK$55 +62 385 41789
Excellent
35%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 142 reviews

Blue Marlin Restaurant

Blue marlin restaurant is designed to be your "hub" in Labuan Bajo, Flores. Here you can scope the net, check the panoramic sunset, recharge after a dive trip and mix good times with good people. An extensive range of tapas-like platters and main courses will ensure all appetites and tastes are catered too. Our food philosophy is Cali-Mex with a few local favorites, using fresh local ingredients with the help of the local guys. Did someone mention vegetarian? Our new menu is vegetarian friendly, no worries. For those of you with a thirst to quench can check out our weekly cocktail special or the drink menu.

Reviewed By Natalie L - London, United Kingdom

I visited blue marlin for a few delicious cocktails and ended up witnessing the best sunset ever! The cocktails were great and the staff is the best. Super friendly.
I love the fact that this place is eco friendly. They provide wooden straws and filtered water rather than buying bottled. It's great for families with kids, couples, friends and solo travellers like me.
Keep up the great work! :)

8. Chacha Restaurant

Jl. Diponegoro no. 12, Ruteng, Flores 86511, Indonesia Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Asian, Indonesian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +62 812-3698-9009
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 112 reviews

Chacha Restaurant

Restaurant hours : 09:00 am to 03:00 pm (open) 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm (close) 05:00 pm to 09:00 pm (open) We are open on MONDAY until SATURDAY (SUNDAY close)

Reviewed By Reviewers17

We had a great meal here and we were really full. It only cost 160k and it was the nicest Indonesian food we tried in Flores. The restaurant was clean and comfortable.Dear Sir/Madam, We would like to say thank you to your very great review to Rumah Makan Chacha. We really appreciate! Once again thank you. Enjoy your next trip. Warmest regards, Jofan & Yayuk

9. Sari Rasa

Jl. Ahmad Yani, Ende, Flores, Indonesia Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Indonesian, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 105 reviews

Sari Rasa

Reviewed By Chris_van_Baal - Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

Although Ende is not a city worth spending a lot of time, visiting Sari Rasa is one thing worth doing. The owner Martin is super friendly and speaks English quite well. He explain the menu and advises what to take. The food is cooked deliciously and the price is still very modest. Although the place might look like your typical Warung you see everywhere, this most definitely isn’t.

10. Pato Resto

Gang Gemini | Gang Gemini Riung, Cibal, Flores 86471, Indonesia Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff Seafood, Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks +62 813-3807-5432
Excellent
84%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 59 reviews

Pato Resto

Reviewed By Ga B

what should I say... It was the best food on whole Flores so far! Went there every day for lunch and dinner. We tried the other restaurants too but most of them where just a joke (Cafe del mar for example). Pato is super helpful...MoreMillions thanks for your great content.Hope you enjoy the rest of Flores.

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