Balikpapan is locally known for its seafood dining. Fine dining normally can be enjoyed in high-end hotels, while Warung/Rumah Makan styles are well spread around the city and its suburbs.

Many small restaurants, warung or rumah makan usually do not accept electronic payment at all and do not serve any alcoholic drinks. Tipping is not required unless you are happy to do so. Some restaurants may apply service charges, normally between 5%-11%.

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 is based on one main course plus a drink (unless otherwise stated), excluding 10% government tax and service charges.


Asiana Restaurant

This restaurant opened in 2008 and serves Indonesian seafood, with "asam pedas fish" as the most popular dish.


Location:Jl. Jend. Sudirman No. 561
Telephone:+62 542 5660066
Opening hours:Monday-Friday & Sunday, 10am-10pm, Saturday, 10am-11pm
Facilities:VIP room (need to be booked in advance)
Price range:Rp. 12,000 (vegetables) to Rp. 150,000
Remarks:credit card and debit payments available. Internet access available using voucher at a cost of Rp. 50,000.

RM Awak Juo

It serves Padang food (a well known Indonesian dishes from West Sumatera) and has been operated since 2004.


Location:Jl. MT. Haryono. No. 75
Telephone:+62 542 8879137
Opening hours:daily, 9am-8pm
Price range:from Rp. 10,000
How to get there:by “mikrolet”: from “Damai” terminal take mikrolet number 6 and get off in front of the restaurant, near Balikpapan Plaza. You will see the signboard on your left side. Expect to pay Rp. 2,500
Remarks:cash payment only.

Batakan Beach Café

It serves western food and it is common to see expatriates visiting this restaurant.


Location:Jl. Mulawarman Batakan Besar No. 19
Telephone:+62 542 750750, 750740
Opening hours:daily, 11am-11pm
Price range:from approximately Rp. 30,000
How to get there:take "mikrolet" number 7 from "Damai" terminal and get off in front of the café’s pathway (fare: Rp. 5,000)
Remarks:credit card payment and Wi-Fi available. Mexican food is its most favorite menu. It is recommended to make a reservation in advance for a group visit (more than 8 guests).

Bondy Restaurant

This restaurant has been operated since about 25 years ago and it serves seafood, steak, ice cream and so on.


Location:Jl. Jend. A. Yani No. 1
Telephone:+62 542 424285
Opening hours:daily, 10am-10pm
Price range:from approximately Rp. 50,000
Facilities:karaoke rooms that can be booked in advance or just walk in
How to get there:by “mikrolet”: take mikrolet number 5 from “Damai” terminal and get off in front of the restaurant, near Plaza Balikpapan. Expect to pay Rp. 2,500
Remarks:there is a bakery shop in the building. Beer and credit card or BCA debit payment are available.

Depot Miki

The restaurant has been opened since about 20 years ago and serves Indonesian traditional breakfast menu, such as ‘bubur ayam’, ‘nasi kuning’, ‘soto banjar’.


Location:Jl. Jend. Sudirman No. 93
Telephone:+62 542 424652
Opening hours:Monday-Saturday, 6am-4:30pm
Price range:Rp. 10,000 to Rp. 17,000
How to get there:by “mikrolet”: take mikrolet number 5 or 6 from “BP” terminal and get off in front of Bahtera Hotel. The Depot’s position is on the same side as this hotel. Expect to pay Rp. 2,500
Remarks:cash payment only. There are also bakpao, mantau at a cost of about Rp. 2,500 each.

Golden Palace Restaurant

It serves Chinese food.


Location:Jl. Letjen Soeprapto No. 1 (inside Blue Sky Hotel)
Telephone:+62 542 735844
Fax:+62 542 424094
Website:www.blueskybalikpapan.com
Opening hours: daily, 12pm-2:30pm; 6pm-10pm
Price range:Rp. 50,000
Remarks:credit card payment and Wi-Fi available. They have their own unique ways to greet every guest who visits the restaurant. They have "dimsum" (at a cost of Rp. 10,000) and Mantau bread every Sunday and public holidays.

Island Seafood Terrace

This restaurant has been opening its doors since 1973. It serves seafood.


Location:Jl. Letjen Soeprapto No. 1 (inside Blue Sky Hotel)
Telephone:+62 542 735844
Fax:+62 542 424094
Website:www.blueskybalikpapan.com
Opening hours:daily, 12pm-2:30pm; 6pm-10pm
Price range:Rp. 50,000
Remarks:credit card payment and Wi-Fi available. They have their own unique ways to greet every guest who visits the restaurant.

Kaizeki Japanese Food

It serves Japanese food.


Location:Jl. Letjen Soeprapto No. 1 (inside Blue Sky Hotel)
Telephone:+62 542 735844
Fax:+62 542 424094
Website:www.blueskybalikpapan.com
Opening hours:Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-2:30pm; 6pm-11pm
Price range:Rp. 50,000
Remarks:credit card payment and Wi-Fi available. They have their own unique ways to greet every guest who visits the restaurant.

KFC


Location:Plaza Balikpapan, Rapak Plaza, Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Central Balikpapan
Telephone:+62 542 734225, +62 542 747806, +62 542 422791,
+62 542 730894, respectively
Opening hours:daily, 9 or 9:30am-10pm (depending on stores)
Remarks:cash payment only. Delivery service only until 9pm.

Mandarin Chinese Restaurant

This restaurant has been opened since 2008 and serves Chinese food, such as bebek panggang (roasted duck), steam boat, etc.


Location:Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Kompleks Ruko Bandar C-17
Telephone:+62 542 739053
Fax:+62 542 739054
Opening hours:daily, 10am-2pm; 6pm-10pm
Price range:from Rp. 40,000
Facilities:3 VIP rooms
How to get there:by “mikrolet”: take mikrolet number 6 from “Kampung Baru” area and get off at a police office nearby (ask the driver about this). The restaurant is on the same side as “Mall BP”. Expect to pay Rp. 2,500
Remarks:Wi-Fi available for free. Accepts credit card.

Pizza Hut


Location:Hotel Benakutai, Jl. Ahmad Yani and BSB, E-Walk Building, Jl. Jend. Sudirman.
Telephone:+62 542 4153000 (Hotel Benakutai), +62 542 7213631 (BSB)
Opening hours:daily, 10am-11pm (Hotel Benakutai); daily, 10am-10pm
Remarks:no delivery service in BSB

Salero Minang

It serves Padang food, such as “Rendang” and “ayam pop” (marinated with coconut milk then fried) and it has been opened since 1976.


Location:Jl. Jend. Sudirman No. 13
Telephone:+62 542 421749
Opening hours:daily, 8am-10pm
Price range:from Rp. 10,000
How to get there:take “mikrolet” number 2 from “BP” terminal and get off at a gas station in MT. Haryono, where you will see its signboard. Expect to pay Rp. 2,500
Remarks:cash payment only.

Seasik

They provide fish dishes and grilled crabs, with "grilled crab" is the favorite menu.


Location:Jl. MT. Haryono No. 55
Telephone:+62 542 876557
Opening hours:Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-9:10pm
Price range:from Rp. 20,000
How to get there: take "mikrolet’ number 2 from "BP" terminal (fare: Rp. 2,500)
Remarks: accepts credit card. Wi-Fi available using a prepaid card (cost: Rp. 50,000). Order via telephone for in-house dining is possible.


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