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  • 10 Best Restaurants in Bintan

    Best Places to Eat on Bintan Island

    Discover all the best restaurants in Bintan, mostly located up on the northern coast of Lagoi Bay, where you’ll find a more modern and developed tourism and leisure infrastructure. This exclusive resort area, also referred to jointly as ‘Bintan Resorts’, is home to among the island’s best beachfront hotels that are well maintained with stunning sea views to complement dining experiences. You’ll also find some great restaurants that are popular among locals within the main town of Tanjung Pinang.

    Bintan’s seaside restaurants let you enjoy seafood galore; fresh catches from the nearby waters of the archipelago, as well as selections of Asian fusion and western cuisine. Finer spots transform from beachside dining to romantic candlelit settings after sunset, while others cater to families with beach barbecues and live music accompaniments. We consider each of these venues to be among the best restaurants in Bintan and each worth checking out on your next visit to this exotic destination.

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    1. Nirwana Resort Hotel 3.8/ 5
    2. Angsana Bintan 4.0/ 5
    3. Banyan Tree Bintan 4.3/ 5
    4. Bintan Lagoon Resort 3.5/ 5
    5. The Sanchaya 5.0/ 5
    6. Mayang Sari Beach Resort 3.8/ 5
    7. Villa Aarya 4.5/ 5
    8. Indra Maya Pool Villas 3.9/ 5
    9. Nirwana Beach Club 3.4/ 5
    10. Grand Lagoi Village / 5
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    Kelong Seafood Restaurant
    Kelong Seafood Restaurant
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    Kelong, named after the local fishermen’s stilt houses typical to the Riau Archipelago, is a seafood restaurant aptly built on wooden stilts overlooking the waters of the north-eastern tip of Bintan. This ‘floating’ restaurant lets you enjoy fresh selections caught from the local waters. The menu is a fine blend of Chinese and Indonesian style dishes, with must-tries that include the Rising Sun option; a platter full of the famous gong gong sea snails abundantly found in the area. These are also thrown in with a minimum order of 500gr lobster at IDR 975,000. Also try refreshing coconut mocktails such as the Bintan De Coco for IDR 58,000.

    • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:30
    • Location: Nirwana Resort Hotel & Villas, Bintan Resorts, Jalan Panglima Pantar, Lagoi, Bintan
    • Tel: +62 (0)770 692 789
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    Baan Aarya Thai Restaurant
    Baan Aarya Thai Restaurant
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    Baan Aarya welcomes you to a Thai style pavilion surrounded by private lush gardens of the Indra Maya Estate in Lagoi. Here you can enjoy great Thai cuisine indoors or out overlooking the beautiful seascape of the South China Sea. Selections off the menu include healthy and flavoursome dishes and fresh local seafood. From fresh spring rolls and papaya salads for starters, to pad Thai and stir-fried chicken for mains, you’ll be surprised some of the herbs and spices are sourced directly from their own gardens. Prices range from USD 15 for simple meals and up to USD 130 for a full on feast for two. The bar serves cocktails and is fully stocked with spirits and wines.

    • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 17:00 – 23:00, Sat-Sun 12:00-23:00
    • Location: Nirwana Gardens, 1 Indra Maya Estate, Lagoi, Bintan
    • Tel: +62 (0)770 692 789
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    Rin Japanese Restaurant
    Rin Japanese Restaurant
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    This is the only place to head to for fine Japanese cuisine on Bintan Island. Rin offers you a great experience day or night with lovely décor and quality dishes prepared by its Japanese chef. You can choose to dine indoors or out with sea views on a cosy veranda. The chef’s recommendation is the Kaiseki, a traditional eight-course Japanese dinner with highlight dishes that include local gong gong sea snails prepared in Japanese style, to delicious selections of sashimi and dumplings, all at USD68 per person. For a different experience, try the teppanyaki and enjoy some fun visual flair with each of your servings.

    • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 22:00
    • Location: Bintan Resorts, Jalan Panglima Pantar, Lagoi, Bintan
    • Tel: +65 632 366 36
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    Rice Beachfront Bar & Dining
    Rice Beachfront Bar & Dining
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    Rice is the signature restaurant of Bintan Lagoon Resort, which comprises two levels overlooking the stretch of white sand on the northern coast of Bintan and the South China Sea. It is also considered the largest restaurant on the island, able to hold slightly over 300 guests. Interiors are bright and sport a minimalist chic design, with high floor-to-ceiling windows that enable all diners to enjoy views of the seascape beyond. Off the menu are renditions of favourite Asian dishes alongside western selections, such as nasi goreng fried rice (IDR 226,000), as well as chilli prawns (IDR 284,500), sandwiches and burgers (IDR 220,500). Lunch is casual while dinner takes on more romantic vibes.

    • Opening Hours: 10:00-21:30
    • Location: Bintan Lagoon Resort, Jalan Indera Segara Site A12, Lagoi, Bintan
    • Tel: +62 (0)770 691 388
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    Spice Restaurant at Mayang Sari Beach Resort
    Spice Restaurant at Mayang Sari Beach Resort
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    Mayang Sari Beach Resort’s main restaurant located right at the lobby, Spice serves Indonesian and continental dishes with a view of the beachfront. One of the main offerings at Spice is its Indian-Malaysian cuisine, such as an assortment of curries including spiced fish curry (IDR 142,161) and chicken tandoori to favourite Indian desserts such as exotically flavoured ice creams added with a hint of spices. Some of Spice’s dishes can be very spicy, and not limited to Indian cuisine. You’ll also find the notoriously spicy but delicious cuisines of other Asian destinations, including Bali’s own famous ayam betutu slow-roast chicken.

    • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:30
    • Location: Mayang Sari Beach Resort, Nirwana Gardens, Bintan Resorts, Jalan Panglima Pantar, Lagoi, Bintan
    • Tel: +62 (0)770 692 505
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    Saffron at Banyan Tree Resort
    Saffron at Banyan Tree Resort
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    The signature restaurant at the Banyan Tree Resort Bintan, Saffron offers five-star dining featuring original Thai dishes with a modern twist prepared by the resort’s resident Thai chef. The restaurant is nicely designed with a terrace overlooking the beautiful seascapes. Among the Thai and Asian delights to try from the menu include Massaman beef, chicken and cashew, as well as chicken satays, crisp-fried shrimp cakes, pomelo salad and soft shell crab. Tasty mains include spicy seafood in coconut milk with saffron rice on the side. A ‘rice specialist’ option gets you four different types of rice. Classical desserts include the Thai favourite mango-sticky rice. A typical meal for two with wine is around USD 300.

    • Opening Hours: 18:30 – 21:30
    • Location: Banyan Tree Resort Bintan, Jalan Teluk Berembang, Laguna Bintan Resort, Lagoi, Bintan
    • Tel: +62 (0)770 693 100
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    Pantai Grill & Beach Club at Angsana Bintan
    Pantai Grill & Beach Club at Angsana Bintan
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    As its name suggests, Pantai, meaning ‘beach’ in Indonesian, offers a seaside setting with a long white sand beach where you can enjoy grilled seafood delights, and prime cut barbecues. The restaurant is located on the beachfront of the Angsana Bintan. Guests at the resort enjoy easiest access. During the day you can enjoy wonderful tropical coastal views with gentle sea breezes, while dinner times are also fun with its BBQ buffet every Friday and Saturday night complete with live music entertainment. Barbecue nights at Pantai Grill & Beach Club start at USD 44 per person, and it is also a great place to bring the family.

    • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
    • Location: Jalan Teluk Berembang, Laguna Bintan, Bintan
    • Tel: +62 (0)770 693 111
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    FlyBoyz Beach Restaurant & Bar
    FlyBoyz Beach Restaurant & Bar
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    FlyBoyz is a great hangout for the whole family, located on Lagoi Bay on the northern coast of Bintan. The beach restaurant and bar serves casual bites such as burgers and tender and juicy steaks in large and filling sizes. Kids can go for thin-crust pizzas (of which it claims to serve the biggest and ‘baddest’ on the island), as well as other pastas and fish n’ chips (IDR 125,000-299,000). In the evenings, enjoy live bands performing retro tunes to accompany your dinner, or stretch it into the wee hours at the adjacent Hoobar.

    • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 03:00
    • Location: Jalan Gurindam Dua Belas, Lagoi Bay, Bintan
    • Tel: +65 843 553 45
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    Dino Bistro
    Dino Bistro
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    For some great eastern and western fusion cuisine, try Dino Bistro, the lobby-level restaurant of the Nirwana Resort Hotel & Villas. Diners can admire views over the resort gardens and the coast in the distance, while enjoying highlights from the menu that includes selections of pizzas, pastas, fajitas and soups. It is also a great spot to simply relax or chat over lighter bites. Dino Bistro also offers some innovative cocktails created with an Asian twist to enjoy the afternoons and sunsets, such as an orange mojito that is fruity, not too sweet and slightly tangy with Absolut citron, lime, orange and simple syrup. Live acoustic performances by the resort’s resident band complement your evenings here. Wines start from IDR 285,000 per bottle.

    • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 21:30
    • Location: Nirwana Resort Hotel & Villas, Bintan Resorts, Jalan Panglima Pantar, Lagoi, Bintan
    • Tel: +65 632 366 36
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    Sei Enam Seafood Restaurant
    Sei Enam Seafood Restaurant
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    Sei Enam is a budget-friendly restaurant located near Tanjung Pinang that offers a wide variety of seafood dishes in a friendly and cosy setting, together with wonderful sea views. The outdoor dining platform over the waters is the most favourite area. Servings are generous and good to share, with favourite selections that include crabs, shrimps, calamari, clams and many other types of fresh local catches. Even though it is not air-conditioned, it is airy with cool sea breezes day and night. Besides the common seafood variety, you may also try Chinese dishes such as fried rice, stir-fried noodles and dumplings.

    • Opening Hours: 08:00 - 21:00
    • Location: Jalan Uman Harun No.31, Teluk Keriting, Tanjung Pinang
    • Tel: +62 (0)771 233 57
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