laughter is the brightest, where food is the best. -Irish Proverb

recommendation : best eating places 📍 Bontang, East Kalimantan, Indonesia


This post is for all tourists and newcomers.

Welcome to Bontang 🙂

Here are the list of daily eating places you can visit in Bontang.


  • R.M. Melati

Address : Jalan MT Haryono, across from Plaza Park (Ramayana)
Working Hours : lunch hours until night (22:00)
Type of Food : Seafood
My Favorite Dish : “Kepiting Asam Manis” for IDR60-90, Es Kelapa Muda
Atmosphere : ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Price : IDR150 for 2 people
Portion : a portion for 3-4 people
Tip : Consider take-away. You can cook the rice by yourself because the rice aren’t always smells good. Number one and two is special for seafood lovers out there. Because I love seafood, so I quite often eat here. The place is suitable for family gathering. I used to order Es Kelapa Muda for the beverage.

  • Koperasi Karyawan Pupuk Kaltim (Pujasera PKT)

Address : Jalan Alamanda, PT Pupuk Kaltim, across from the Mulawarman Stadium
Working Hours : 18:00 (prep) until 22:00
Type of Food : Indonesian Food
My Favorite Dish : “Ikan Bakar Baronang” (The Stand is the one you see on the left of the main entrance) IDR50-90
Atmosphere : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Price : IDR150 for 2 people
Portion : a portion for 3-4 people
Tip : Chilli sauce from Ikan Bakar Baronang is tasty! They roasted the tomato, so there will be the burnt part. But it’s worth it! There is live stage on weekend so it’s a little bit crowded and hard to find table, especially when the venue is holding an exhibition (expo).

  • Bakso Putra Solo

Address : Jalan Ahmad Yani, beside the traffic light near Kenari Waterpark
Working Hours : lunch hours until night (22:00)
Type of Food : Only two dishes available : Meatball & Chicken Noodle
My Favorite Dish : “Bakso” for IDR25
Atmosphere : ⭐️⭐️
Price : IDR20 – IDR25
Portion : a portion for 1  person
Tip : You can choose not to eat the ‘Bakso Kasar’ just tell the chef first. It is better to pay with good condition of money (no, don’t give her the ripped ones), for the cashier girl is kinda sensitive about it.

  • Bakwan Sahabat

AddressJalan Pattimura, near the Bontang Post
Working Hours :
17:00 to 22:000
Type of Food :
Noodles Soup & Fried Chicken/Duck
My Favorite Dish : “
Bakwan” for IDR20
Atmosphere : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Price :
IDR20 – IDR40
Portion
a portion for 1  person
Tip
Cozy place to watch Sinetron 😀 Perfect place to have dinner with work mates. The parking guy is a little bit fussy.

  • Rawa Indah Aneka Seafood Dishes

Address : Jalan KS Tubun, ahead of New Building Market Rawa Indah
Working Hours : 11:30 (a few stands), 18:00 (mostly) until night (22:00)
Type of Food : Seafood
My Favorite Dish : “Gami Bawis” and “Chicken Grill” for IDR60-100 and IDR20
Atmosphere : ⭐️⭐️
Price : IDR30 – IDR200
Portion : a portion for 4  people
Tip : Ideal for dinner time. Gami bawis is Bontang Special Dish! But they are pretty expensive though, perfect for family gathering. You can also choose the type of chili sauce you wanted to.

  • Warung Budhe Sri

Address : Jalan Awang Long, near Bontang Disnaker
Working Hours : 10:00 until evening
Type of Food : Buffet with affordable price.
My Favorite Dish : “Soto Ayam” for IDR15
Atmosphere : ⭐️⭐️
Price : IDR5 – IDR30
Portion : It’s buffet so take the portion as you like it.
Tip : Ideal for lunch time. Their customer is mainly PNS (civil employee) and also workers. Many choices you can pick by yourself.

  • Nasi Padang Salero Bundo

Address : Jalan Bhayangkara, across Bonex Sports
Working Hours : 10:00 until 22:00
Type of Cuisine : Padangnese Food
My Favorite Dish : “Ayam Bakar” for IDR20
Atmosphere : ⭐️⭐️
Price : IDR10 – IDR30
Portion : a portion for 1  person
Tip : The employees are very fun & friendly.

As you can see, the atmosphere is not that perfect for me. If you are looking for a good atmosphere, cafe is preferable. Check the review here.

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