Where to eat Indonesian food in Palembang: The Best Restaurants and Bars

September 3, 2019 Stefan Strunk

Discover Restaurants offering the best Indonesian food in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia. Palembang (Indonesian pronunciation: [palɛmˈbaŋ]) is the second-largest city on Sumatra after Medan and the capital city of South Sumatra province of Indonesia. It is one of the oldest cities in the Malay Archipelago and Southeast Asia. Palembang is located on the Musi River banks on the east coast of southern Sumatra, with a land area of 369.22 square kilometres (142.56 square miles) and a population of 1,708,413 people (2014). Palembang is the ninth most populous city in Indonesia after Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, Bekasi, Medan, Tangerang, Depok and Semarang, and the nineteenth most populous city in Southeast Asia. Its built-up area, with Talang Kelapa and Rambutan, was home to 1,620,429 inhabitants at the 2010 census.
Things to do in Palembang

10. Rumah Makan Sri Melayu

Jln. Demang Lebar Daun NW of Town Centre, Palembang 30137 Indonesia Seafood, Asian, Indonesian, Soups Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Table Service, Highchairs Available +62 711 420468
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4 based on 146 reviews

Rumah Makan Sri Melayu

Reviewed By ronnygandey

Had luch here again after my last luch about 5 years ago. The atmosphere, the service and meal are remain the same for apperance and taste. Pindang gabus is still my favourite although, to my opinion, this is not the best pindang in town. The Rib Pindang also worth to try.a good place to get kids dine here as the koi fishes in the pond offer a bonus attraction. My daughter still remember this place for its fish and was very delighted doing feeding frenzy games like. This is one of the best place to introduce Palmebang culinary.

9. Pempek Saga Sudi Mampir

Jl. Merdeka, Palembang Indonesia Asian, Indonesian Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Table Service +62 711 314417 https://pempeksagasudimampir.business.site/
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4 based on 143 reviews

Pempek Saga Sudi Mampir

Reviewed By ara_elle

Loveee their pempek lenggang, def a must try in the city. This place was recommended to us by locals. It certainly did not disappoint. The other type of pempek are also good, though I think their speciality is the pempek lenggang. The ice kacang was also good, but I like Vico's ice kacang better though.

8. River Side Restaurant

Jl. Rumah Bari Komplek Benteng Kuto Besak, Palembang Indonesia Seafood, Asian, Indonesian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Table Service +62 711 368222
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3 based on 284 reviews

River Side Restaurant

Reviewed By Jackoism

Reasonable price and very big space. Signatures view of the iconic bridge-Ampera. Food wise tasted good, more on Chinese style cum seafood restaurant (Halal)

7. Martabak HAR

Jl. Jenderal Sudirman no. 597A, 18 Ilir, Palembang 30126 Indonesia Indian, Asian, Indonesian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Table Service +62 711 358432 https://martabakharsejak771947.business.site/
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4 based on 333 reviews

Martabak HAR

Reviewed By DeenHanafi

We tried the one in front of Palembang Trade Centre (PTC). Hope it is the same restaurant. Ordered "martabak special sapi". For drink we ordered masala tea. In my opinion it is a bit pricey. Not much of the meat - lots of potatoes and veggies. A bit bland to my taste. Presumed those in Malaysia and Singapore are tastier.

6. Pempek Candy

Jl. Jenderal Sudirman 149/8 Samping RS/RK Charitas, Palembang 30129 Indonesia Asian, Indonesian Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Table Service [email protected] +62 711 363222 https://www.facebook.com/pempekcandy/timeline?ref=page_internal
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4 based on 218 reviews

Pempek Candy

Reviewed By yuliaditha

One of famous pempek restaurant in palembang. Several time got package from friend who came to this town but this is first time came here. There are two kind of pempek candy store. Seems with n without AC. This place offer us any package of pempek to bring out of town. Also sell kerupuk n dry pempek

5. Pagi Sore

Jln. Jenderal Sudirman No.3008 Seberang Ilir, Palembang 30126 Indonesia Asian, Indonesian Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service +62 711 358000 http://pagisore.id
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4 based on 161 reviews

Pagi Sore

Reviewed By DeenHanafi

Went to the branch near Ramayana. The dining place upstairs, make it difficult for elderly and physically challenged patrons. We were there around 1pm and only limited dishes available. The eatery is a bit dirty. Seriously I will not eat at that branch anymore. The cost for five of us is around Rph50k each, quite decent I would say (chicken, beef , fish, veggie and drinking water).

4. Rumah Makan Pindang Musi Rawas

Jn. Angkatan 45 no 18, Palembang 69313 Indonesia Seafood, Asian, Indonesian Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Table Service +62 711 370590
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4 based on 171 reviews

Rumah Makan Pindang Musi Rawas

Reviewed By ellenpss

Had lunch here with a colleague who is a local. According to him, the pindang here is the best in town. I had a shrimp pindang, while he had patin fish pindang. The shrimp has a huge head but the flesh is not that much. I also tried pentol gabus & the srikaya dessert. All of them taste nice. The place is quite big & has a choice of outdoor & indoor (with aircon) seatings. It is also quite clean. Recommended for those who want to have a taste of traditional Palembang dishes

3. Pempek Beringin

Jl. Anwar Sadikin, Palembang Indonesia Asian, Indonesian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +62 822-8238-8000 http://pempekberingin.id
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4 based on 260 reviews

Pempek Beringin

Reviewed By A_Danang

If you have eaten pempek while you’re in Palembang, then you have visited 100% Palembang. The texture are very soft and rich of fish taste. Add some ‘cuko’ to make it tastes better.

2. Pempek & Es Kacang Vico

Jl. Letkol Iskandar no. 541-542 Depan Palembang Indah Mall, Palembang Indonesia Asian, Indonesian Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +62 711 316066 https://www.facebook.com/pempekvico
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4 based on 361 reviews

Pempek & Es Kacang Vico

Reviewed By Lovy91

Was recommended this restaurant by my mom as she recently visited palembang before I did. I tried its Model and Pempek obviously and my hubby tried its Es Kacang. So the Model is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. If I could bring it back to SG, I definitely would. I'd say that the model here is wayyyyy better than all the Tekwan that I've tried ever in my life so it really a must try for those of you who come to visit here.Pempek was good too here, I'd say that the Cuko here is special. The spicy level is just about right for those of you who have medium spicy-tolerance. Es Kacang Merah here as well, though it's a bit expensive (i think it was about 20K IDR), it was good to try.The restaurant was quite crowded, esp during lunch time, and since there's no queue or anything to eat in, you just have to be smart and brave to go in and find empty seats. The other reason why it's crowded was because many people come to buy BOXES of pempek to bring home. We did it too before we left the city, n the waiting time was around 15 - 30 mins (depending on how many u ordered).

Where to Eat in Palembang: The Best Restaurants and Bars

1. Mie Celor 26 Ilir H Syafe'i

Palembang Indonesia Indonesian Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Takeout, Parking Available, Seating, Table Service
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4 based on 256 reviews

Mie Celor 26 Ilir H Syafe'i

Reviewed By DeenHanafi

I love noodles. However when the gravy is a like diluted carbonara sauce (my opinion), it is a bit off for me. Very fast service. They only serve "Mie celor" only, so if you not a fan, it will be a challenge. Next door are two restaurants selling Palembang delicacies, pempek.

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