Medan is both a shopper’s paradise as well as a food heaven. With a wide range of cuisines available, you’ll definitely have a blast food-hopping in Medan! Here are some of the Best Medan Restaurants, Cafe & Food:
1. Mie Aceh Titi Bobrok
Get a taste of Medan’s local flavours at this down-to-earth eatery! Mie Aceh is an Acehnese noodle prepared with spicy curry and is often served with beef, lamb, or seafood. At this eatery, portions of Mie Aceh are quite sizeable and a satisfying meal is guaranteed when you dine here!
Address: Jalan Setia Budi No. 17 D, Sei Sikambing B
Phone: +62 821-6374-7015
2. Restoran Koki Sunda
Restoran Koki Sunda serves a range of Indonesian cuisine and it’s a great place to enjoy a casual meal. If you’re an adventurous foodie, should definitely order a few dishes for sharing so you can enjoy a taste of various Indonesian food!
Some must-try dishes at this restaurant is the Gurame Bakar and Sambal Kangkung. Indonesian cuisine can be quite spicy, so a great way to end off an amazing meal is to wash it down with an icy glass of Pulut Tapir!
Address: Jalan Hasanuddin No.1, Petisah Hulu
Phone: +62 61 4534302
3. Chapter One Cafe
Enjoy a mix of Indonesian and Western cuisine when you dine at Chapter One Cafe! The cafe has a quite, peaceful ambiance and delectable dishes are also rather picturesque, perfect for those who love cafe food!
Some interesting dishes you might want to try here include Spring Chicken with Walnut Sauce, and Escalope Chicken with Arrabbiata Sauce. You can also order Nasi Goreng, if you’re more into spicy Indonesian flavours.
Address: Jalan Teuku Umar No.10, Madras Hulu
Phone: +62 61 4568111
4. Posh Cafe & Resto
Posh Cafe & Resto is a great cafe to visit if you enjoy cafe hopping! It serves a range of sweets and savoury dishes, and also has an interesting take on some Indonesian dishes, such as Sop Buntut. With beautifully designed desserts, this cafe is also a great place to enjoy tea!
If you’re thinking of dropping by, you should order the cafe’s signature black burger. With crispy chicken, cheese, and crunchy vegetable fillings, their black burger is definitely an irresistible dish!
Address: Komplek Taman Multatuli Indah, Blok. BB No. 18-19, Jalan Multatuli, Medan Maimun, Hamdan
Phone: +62 61 4531490
5. Nelayan Restaurant
If you’re craving for Chinese food, Nelayan Restaurant is a wonderful place to visit, especially if you love Dim Sum. With large tables available, this restaurant is great for those who are going as a large group.
Besides Dim Sum, some other dishes you should order are the durain pancake, and the butter prawns. As dishes here are meant for sharing, adding durian pancake and butter prawns to your order will give you a good mix of flavours, on top of the famous Dim Sum dishes!
Address: Jalan Timor No.139, Gg. Buntu
Phone: +62 61 4501192
6. Wajir Seafood
Love seafood? Then you’ll love Wajir Seafood! This open air restaurant is just the place to enjoy a spectacular dinner for serious seafood lovers. Wajir Seafood is often crowded and popular among both tourists and locals, so be sure to get there a little earlier to get a seat!
Some must-try dishes here include Black Pepper Soft Shell Crab, Tom Yum, and Grilled Fish. Portions are quite sizeable and you’ll surely enjoy a satisfying meal you won’t forget.
Address: Jalan Kolonel Sugiono No.31, A U R, Medan Maimun
Phone: +62 61 4573785
7. Monk’s Coffee Roasters
Coffee addicts will love to try the coffee served at Monk’s Coffee Roasters. Coffee beans here are freshly roasted and baristas take pride in the premium quality of their coffees! Besides getting a cuppa, Monk’s Coffee Roasters also has a selection of savoury Western and Asian meals on their menu.
Some interesting bites you can order for sharing include Salted Egg Yolk Sweet Potato Fries and Cheesy Potato Skins. This charming cafe has a great ambiance and is definitely a place cafe hoppers would want to check off their list!
Address: Jalan Kh. Zainul Arifin No.55A/27, Madras Hulu
Phone: +62 61 4554178
8. Restoran Garuda
Restoran Garuda is another place you should try out if you love spicy Indonesian food. Its air-conditioned environment and great service makes it a great place to dine at, if you’re looking for a more comfortable environment to try authentic local cuisine
Some of its specialties include Udang Goreng, Ayam Goreng, and Sup Daging. Most of the dishes here are more suitable for sharing so it’s better to go with a larger group!
Address: Jalan H. Adam Malik
Phone: +62 61 4537346
9. Restoran Miramar
Serving authentic Indonesian cuisine, Restoran Miramar is a great place to enjoy a satisfying dinner. With mostly sharing dishes available, it’s ideal to go with a bigger group so you can try a range of delectable local flavours. The restaurant is quite popular and often gets crowded so it’s good to be there a little earlier if you want to get seats!
Restoran Miramar serves a wide range of delectable Indonesian cuisine, however, a dish you should try out is their Gurame Bakar! With fresh ingredients and a rather sizeable portion, its a dish you’ll indulge in.
Address: Jalan Pemuda No 11 ABC, A U R, Medan Maimun
Phone: +62 61 4555491
10. Tip Top Restaurant
Tip Top Restaurant is the perfect go-to restaurant if you’re unsure of where you want to dine. The restaurant serves breakfast in the morning and opens after-hours. From Chinese to Indonesian and even vegan options, Tip Top Restaurant has wide range of cuisines available!
Some popular favourites in this restaurant include Special Friend Rice, Nasi Goreng, and some of their traditional cakes. As one of the oldest restaurants in Medan, Tip Top Restaurant is undoubtedly worth the visit.
Address: Jalan Jend. A Yani I No.92A-B, Kesawan
Phone: +62 61 4514442
11. Gaboh Burger
If you love burgers, you’ll find the large burgers at Gaboh Burger exceptionally fulfilling. Gaboh Burger is a popular eatery among locals, serving local style burgers and pastas. Although they have a range of selection on their menu, their burgers are still the most popular and well-loved item.
While there are a few burger variations to choose from, the black pepper burger is exceptionally popular and a hot favourite! Since burgers are quite large, it might be a good idea to order one for sharing if you can’t finish the whole burger on your own.
Address: Jalan Pangeran Diponegoro No.47, Madras Hulu
Phone: +62 877-6872-1117
12. Tabona Restaurant
If you love street food and have a soft spot for curry, you need to drop by Tabona Restaurant! Popular among both locals and tourists alike, this eatery serves an amazing bowl of Curry Bee Hoon. Besides their Curry Bee Hoon, you should also order their home made pudding, which is always a good dish to end off a fulfilling meal.
The eatery is only open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch so make sure you come by at the right time!
Address: Jalan Jend. A Yani I No.92A-B, Kesawan
Phone: +62 61 4514442
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