Restaurants and cafes

Many restaurants, warungs and rumah makans in Toraja, especially in Rantepao do not accept electronic payments at all, so be ready with cash in hand. However, since food is relatively cheap, you do not have to worry about keeping millions of rupiahs in your wallet. Though liquors are often not sold, some of sellers might sell beers. Tipping is not a common practice and generally not required, unless you are happy to do so. Some restaurants apply a service charge, normally up to a maximum of 10%.

Listed below are a number of independently selected restaurants and cafés (sponsor free) from Details mentioned may include its location, operating hours, price range, whether or not booking is required, alcohol availability, and so on.

The price range below is based on the cheapest price of one main dish to the most expensive dish (unless otherwise stated differently), excluding 10% government tax and service charges.

Celebes Sea Food

It serves local dishes, Indonesian and seafood.

Location : Jl. Jurusan Palopo, Rantepao
Telephone : +62 423 21691
Price : Rp 53,000 for 1 person, Rp 45,000 for 2-3 persons, Rp 40,000 for 4-10 persons, Rp 35,000 for up to 11 persons
Remarks : cash payment only. Aperitifs drink from Rp 25,000 to Rp 35,000. Beer available from Rp 17,000 to Rp 25,000.

Kedai Makan Boom 23

Location : Jl. Nusantara, Makale
Telephone : +62 423 26392.


It serves mostly western dishes, such as potatoes dishes, steaks, soups, as well as Indonesian satay.

Location : Batutumonga
Price range : Rp 7,000 to Rp 27,000
Restaurant’s specialities : chicken
Remarks : the restaurant’s menu is available in English and Bahasa.

Puri Artha Restaurant

Location : in Wisma Puri Artha, Jl. Pongtiku No. 114, Makale
Telephone : +62 423 22079, +62 423 22470
Operating hours : daily, 7am-9pm
Price : starts from around Rp 27,000
Remarks : cash payment only.


A simple traditional restaurant, commonly visited by tourists, serving local dishes, advance orders have to be made at least one day before visiting.

Location : Jl. Mappanyukki No. 113
Telephone : +62 423 23626
Operating hours : daily 6am-10pm (flexible)
Restaurant’s specialities : western dishes
Price range : Rp 10,000 to 35,000
How to get there : since it is located in center of town, right at the main street, you can take a Sitor from Jl. Mappanyukki (fare: Rp 3,000). Tell the driver to drop you off at Riman
Busy time : lunch and dinner time
Remarks : menus are also available in English. Complimentary fruit drink . Cash payments only.


Location : Jl. Mappanyukki No. 15
Telephone : +62 423 25223.

Tinimbayo Coffee Shop

Location : Tinimbayo panorama
Price range : Rp. 5,000 per cup of coffee
Remarks : you can have cup of Toraja coffee while enjoying Tinimbayo stunning scenery.

Wae Rumbang

It serves Chinese dishes, local and western food. Fishes are prepared outside , so visitors can see the preparation process.

Location : Jl. Pongtiku, Rantepao
Telephone : +62 423 27160
Price range : Rp 18,000 to Rp 30,000
Remarks : cash payment only. The menu is available in English and Bahasa
Restaurant’s specialities : grilled fish.

Warung Sa’dan

This is a “warung” where you can find local/traditional food and is quite famous.

Location : Bolu Market
Remarks : you can ask locals to show you the way.

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