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Connoisseurs will appreciate the wide variety of cuisine found in Brunei ranging from informal hawker carts to elegant restaurants. The hawker carts are an excellent stop over to relish the local cuisine as well Asian delicacies such as steamboat dinners and satay. They are found at the downtown areas of the city where one can taste the Brunei specialities at drop-dead prices. Many tourists throng the indoor hawker centre in Gadong on the ground floor of Yaohan Megamart, which sells everything from Malay to Japanese fast food. Moreover, while shopping, tourists can also head over to the food courts to fancy Asian and International cuisine, along with local delicacies.

If possible, tourists should make an effort to treat themselves to homemade local food to enjoy the cultural specialities. One will find a unique cultural amalgamation in the local cooking fusing Chinese, Malay, European and Indian flavours that have blended through centuries of trade. The indigenous Bornean people also boast of their own cooking style and ingredients, which is explicit to their community.

The Western influences on the Bruneian culture are prominently seen at fast food outlets of McDonalds, Pizza Hut, KFC and the local equivalents of Jollibee, Sugar Bun and Express Burgers.

Some of the popular restaurants in Brunei are mentioned below. Please note that most restaurants close at 9 pm or 10 pm and reservations are necessary, especially during the weekend rush.

Fratini’s Restaurant

List of branches

Address: Yayasan Complex, BSB, Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673 223 2555 / 223 2892
Address: Centrepoint, Gadong, Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673 245 1200 / 245 1300
Address: Piccolo, Jalan Muara, Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673 233 4530 / 233 4530
Address: Kuala Belait, Jalan Jaya Negara, Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673 333 5150 / 333 5050
Address: Seria, Jalan Bunga Melor, Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673 322 1055

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Big Papa's Restaurant

Address: Lot A8 & A9 Shakirin Complex, Kg Kiulap, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673 223 3333

Danish Cafe' & Restaurant

Address: Unit 6, Block A, Jerudong Centre, Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673 261 1265

Emperor's Court

Address: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673 233 2880 / 1
Opening Hours: Dim Sum, Daily, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Lunch & Dinner, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm & 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Buffet Dim Sum, Sunday & Public Holiday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Gripps Café

Address: Unit B5, Ground Floor, Kg. Kiulap, Urairah Komplex, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673 223 7505
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 am – 10:30 pm

Hau Hua Restaurant

Address: 48 Jln Sultan Town Centre, Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673 222 5396

Jerudong Park Polo Club

Address: Jerudong BG3122, Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673 261 2500


List of branches


Address: G/F Plaza Seria, Jalan Sultan Omar Ali, Seria, Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673 324 4540
Address: Brunei International Airport, Muara District, Brunei Darussalam
Address: Giant Hypermart, Muara District, Brunei Darussalam

Seri Q-lap Mall

Address: Seri Q-lap Mall, Unit A5 & A6, Ground Floor, Seri Q-lap Mall, Kampong Kiulap, Mukim Gadong, Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673 223 1874

Tanjong Bunut

Address: Unit 2, Ground Floor, Hua Ho Department Store and Supermarket, Kampong Tanjong Bunut, Mukim Kilanas, Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673 266 1725

Jalan Muara

Address: Block A, Unit 1, Ground Floor, Serusop Complex, Kg. Delima Satu, Serusop, Jalan Muara, Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673 234 1957

The Mall

Address: Unit FC 16, 3rd Floor, The Mall, Abdul Razak Complex, Gadong
Tel: +673 242 0186


Address: Unit G.01 Yayasan Sultan Hajii, Hasanal Bolkiah Kompleks, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673 232 890 to 91


Address: G/F The Centerpoint (Jaya Hypermart), Abdul Razak Complex, Gadong, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673 242 0869 / 70


Address: G/F Utama Bowling Center Mile 1 Jalan Tutong, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673 224 2581, 229 065

Hua Ho Tutong

Address: Unit 23 & 24, Ground Floor, Hua Ho Petani Mall, Kg. Petani, Tutong, Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673 324 4540

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Excapade Sushi

Address: BSB, BE3978 Brunei Town, Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673 223 4012

The Airport Restaurant & Coffee Shop

Address: Brunei International Airport, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673 2239207 / 223 1853
Opening Hours: Buffet Breakfast, Sunday, 6:00 am – 11:00 am
Buffet Lunch, Monday – Friday, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Monday – Saturday, 6:00 am – 10:30 am
Buffet Brunch, Weekends, 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Buffet Dinner, Daily, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Villa Mauri Italian Restaurant & Asian Delight

Address: Simpang 369, Jalan Muara, Kampung Sungai Tilong, Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673 233 5585 / 8744415
Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm