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.
List of branchesAddress: Yayasan Complex, BSB, Brunei Darussalam
Big Papa's RestaurantAddress: Lot A8 & A9 Shakirin Complex, Kg Kiulap, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Danish Cafe' & RestaurantAddress: Unit 6, Block A, Jerudong Centre, Brunei Darussalam
Emperor's CourtAddress: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Gripps CaféAddress: Unit B5, Ground Floor, Kg. Kiulap, Urairah Komplex, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Hau Hua RestaurantAddress: 48 Jln Sultan Town Centre, Brunei Darussalam
Jerudong Park Polo ClubAddress: Jerudong BG3122, Brunei Darussalam
List of branches
SeriaAddress: G/F Plaza Seria, Jalan Sultan Omar Ali, Seria, Brunei Darussalam
Seri Q-lap MallAddress: Seri Q-lap Mall, Unit A5 & A6, Ground Floor, Seri Q-lap Mall, Kampong Kiulap, Mukim Gadong, Brunei Darussalam
Tanjong BunutAddress: Unit 2, Ground Floor, Hua Ho Department Store and Supermarket, Kampong Tanjong Bunut, Mukim Kilanas, Brunei Darussalam
Jalan MuaraAddress: Block A, Unit 1, Ground Floor, Serusop Complex, Kg. Delima Satu, Serusop, Jalan Muara, Brunei Darussalam
The MallAddress: Unit FC 16, 3rd Floor, The Mall, Abdul Razak Complex, Gadong
YayasanAddress: Unit G.01 Yayasan Sultan Hajii, Hasanal Bolkiah Kompleks, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
GadongAddress: G/F The Centerpoint (Jaya Hypermart), Abdul Razak Complex, Gadong, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
UtamaAddress: G/F Utama Bowling Center Mile 1 Jalan Tutong, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Hua Ho TutongAddress: Unit 23 & 24, Ground Floor, Hua Ho Petani Mall, Kg. Petani, Tutong, Brunei Darussalam
Excapade SushiAddress: BSB, BE3978 Brunei Town, Brunei Darussalam
The Airport Restaurant & Coffee ShopAddress: Brunei International Airport, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Villa Mauri Italian Restaurant & Asian DelightAddress: Simpang 369, Jalan Muara, Kampung Sungai Tilong, Brunei Darussalam