You will find plenty of restaurants in ABC or Salang Bay which serve a great variety of local cuisine, Thai and Indonesian dishes, Western meals, fresh BBQ seafood or BBQ chicken. You should not miss to try some of the great curries and we’ll promise you’ll have no problem satisfying your taste buds.
Restaurants in Salang Bay
Famous Roti Canai either plain or with cheese, egg, sardine or banana can be found at Salang Indah Restaurant right next to our dive shop. During the day they serve plenty of Asian and Western dishes and at night you should not miss the fantastic BBQ sea food, literally fresh from the sea.
Salang Dreams Restaurant right next to the jetty has become one of the most popular restaurants these days thanks to it’s perfect location. They serve finger licking whole BBQ Chicken with BBQ potato and sweet corn, fresh seafood, Asian dishes but also steaks and pasta. The food is good, the price is fair but the service gets slower in the evening when the place is jam packed.
Within Salang Pusaka Resort you can find their own beautiful restaurant. They have nice settings and serve you the standard local dishes or BBQ seafood, steaks and grilled vegetables. The have a projector and often show movies at night.
A bit pricier as it’s located right on the beach is Salang Sayang restaurant. Again a great place to enjoy BBQ seafood or chicken and of course you should not miss out to try some of the local dishes like Mee Mamak (fried noodles).
Those who really want to try local dishes must go to Salang Complex during lunch hours. This is where the locals eat and trust us, the food is awesome. The few food stalls serve Nasi Campur (mixed rice) meaning that you get a plate of rice and choose your own toppings. It’s the way only locals and insiders eat – cheap and yummy.
Also not to miss is White House restaurant a bit further north. They serve amazing BBQ seafood, all freshly fished by the locals.
Restaurants in ABC (Air Batang Bay)
In ABC you have to walk a bit longer from restaurant to restaurant simply because everything is further stretched apart.
In the northern end you find the small, typical local beach restaurant of ABC Cottages which serves great food right on the beach front. Try fresh grilled squid or their sambal (chilli) prawns and you won’t be disappointed. They serve mainly Asian dishes.
There are a few more small restaurants north of our location which serve local dishes and also Roti Canai.
Right next to us is Fiqthya Chalets, where you can find a large variety of Western and Asian dishes. The food is good but a bit pricey and don’t expect fast food.
Next to Fiqthya is Johan’s Resort, which serves primarily Asian cuisine for lunch and BBQ seafood for dinner.
Walk further towards the jetty and you find South Pacific Restaurant. Try their dishes from the menue or ask the staff if they have a fresh fish. If they do then order either sambal (spicey) or sweet & sour style, it’s finger licking good. You should also not miss to try their curries and fried rice.
If you like local cuisine then a must try is the small Zinza’s Restaurant right at the jetty. Have a Nasi Lemak (coconut rice) for breakfast and for lunch simply ask the owner what’s on the menu.
Walk 5 minutes south of the jetty and you come to Mawar’s, one of our favourite dinner places. Enjoy some typical Asian dishes but also western cuisine like chicken burgers for super cheap prices.
A further 5 minutes south brings you to Nazri I Resort with their large sea facing restaurant. A good place to have dinner where you can choose BBQ seafood, grilled meats and local dishes.
One of the highlights in ABC is Sunset Bar. Situated right at the beach just past Nazri I. it is renowned for its pizza, fried chicken wings and chicken sandwich. It’s also a cozy hangout in the evenings to enjoy a beer or a mojito while chatting with some new friends about the latest diving experiences.