Gadong Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Gadong

July 19, 2017 Hector Krause

Discover the best restaurant in Gadong, Brunei Darussalam including Excapade Sushi, Aminah Arif restaurant, Kaizen Sushi, Tandoor.com, Thiam Hock Restaurant, Jollibee, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Le Taj, Tasek Brasserie, Bello Cafe
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1. Excapade Sushi

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Highchairs Available Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Excellent
32%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 178 reviews

Excapade Sushi

Reviewed By Sweet L

Taste & presentation reduced quite a lot over the years. Disappointed with some dishes esp the sushi served via the train for the sloppiness. U eat with your eyes first right? But still an okay place to go in a group for many Seating choices and ambience. Wait staff can take a long time to notice you as they usually rush about the place with food that still seems ages before it's yours.

2. Aminah Arif restaurant

Unit 2-3, Block B, | Bangunan Hj Abd Rahman, Spg 88, Kiulap, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Halal Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +673 245 6447
Excellent
35%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 88 reviews

Aminah Arif restaurant

Reviewed By paolojcruz - Pasig, Philippines

We ate at the branch at Batu Bersurat in Gadong.
This restaurant has a well-established reputation for serving a distinctly Bruneian dish, ambuyat. Let's be honest: it's an acquired taste, at best. It's a sticky sago paste that's dipped in various sauces and slurped, not chewed. It's a holdover from the rice shortages of World War 2 that somehow managed to remain in kitches, due to local appeal. Personally, I was somewhat disappointed with how difficult and impractical it is to eat, even if the actual mix of flavors appealed to me.
That said, I still think anyone who visits should give ambuyat a try. After all, it's rarely served elsewhere, even within other parts of Southeast Asia.
The service could have been more tourist-friendly though. It would have been very difficult to order if we weren't with a Malay-speaking friend who lived in Bandar Seri Begawan.

3. Kaizen Sushi

Waterfront, BSB or Kiarong Complex, Hassanal Bolkiah Highway | Hassanal Bolkiah Highway, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +673-222-6336
Excellent
56%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 399 reviews

Kaizen Sushi

Reviewed By Ariffin S - Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Kaizen first opened its branch in Kiarong Complex (having the typical plates of sushi, makis etc on an model electric train circulating the serving counter) and despite its smaller area size compared to the Yayasan branch, this place remains my favourite.
Personally I still prefer Kaizen than other japanese restaurants here in Brunei because Kaizen always maintain a very high quality & standard of this Eastern delicacy.
Take note that they close for a break between 2pm/3pm until 6pm daily. Parking spaces are abundant for evening & weekend outings, however finding one during normal daytime working hours can be frustrating.
Might be packed during month ends, so it is advisable to make Reservations in advance or alternatively visit their larger Yayasan branch which actually has a beautiful panoramic view of the Water Village on the Brunei River.
(Note : Photos are of Kiarong outlet & were obtained from the Web & not owned by the reviewer)

4. Tandoor.com

4, 1st Floor, Bgn. Majid Mohamad, Spg. 235-7, Jalan Pasar Baharu Unit 4, Gadong BE2710, Brunei Darussalam Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Dinner +673 245 0182
Excellent
40%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

Tandoor.com

Reviewed By geojak0 - Houston, Texas

if you want to go out for a fancy indian in brunei, this is it. it is indeed fancier than most any other resto in brunei too. i'm not sure if it is THE best but it is one of the better indian restaurants in brunei. the certainly won't put sugar in your vindaloo like so many others.

5. Thiam Hock Restaurant

No.5, Gadong, Brunei Darussalam Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner +673 244 1679
Excellent
40%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 33 reviews

Thiam Hock Restaurant

Reviewed By rubenmat - Brunei Darussalam

Restaurant: Downstairs it looks like an ordinary "coffee shop". Go upstairs to see a totally different and lovely ambience. Good for family dinners & special occassions. An advance booking of table is recommended. Closes at 10 PM. Last order at 9.30PM.
Food; This is my favorite place in Brunei or chinese food. Try their 'Guiness pork' or the crispy fried pork trotters (German pork) - quite nice.
It has a MEILE star - perhaps the only chinese restaurant with an international rating.
Address : No 5 Yong Siong Hai Bldg, Gadong (Behind Gadong Mall on the riverside)

6. Jollibee

Unit G.01 Yayasan Sultan Hajii, Hasanal Bolkiah Kompleks, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food, Halal Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
16%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
36%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 77 reviews

Jollibee

Reviewed By M A - New Zealand

We have been to various branches in Bandar Seri Begawan and all had great service and food. The atmosphere of the restaurants were good. Would recommend for anyone to try. The chicken bucket and the burgers were all of excellent quality. Wish they had a branch in New Zealand.

7. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

67 Jalan Sultan | Maya Puri Building, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8811, Brunei Darussalam Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Excellent
33%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 139 reviews

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Reviewed By Bozeman-Dublin - Dublin, Ireland

Probably the nicest coffee shop I visited in Bandar Seri Begawan. Absolutely gorgeous green tea frappuchino. Wide range of coffee and teas and iced varieties. Lots of nice cakes, desserts and cookies.
The staff were extremely friendly and the place is nicely air conditioned and absolutely spotless. It has free WiFi and very comfotable Seating. A very relaxing place.

8. Le Taj

Seri Kompleks | 2nd floor, Jalan Kiulap, Bandar Seri Begawan BA1712, Brunei Darussalam Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Highchairs Available Indian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch +673 223 4000
Excellent
21%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 55 reviews

Le Taj

Reviewed By hari m - Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Le Taj is one of the good Indian restaurants in Brunei Darussalam ,it is visited not only by the Indian community here but also by the Bruneians who love Indian cuisine ,Malay cuisine is also available here.
the ambience is good and it is also good for cozy gatherings in a separate room ,the place is central and parking available ,the use of food colorings should be reduced

9. Tasek Brasserie

Radisson Hotel Brunei | Jalan Tasek, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible International, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$39 - HK$157 +673 224 4272
Excellent
39%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 58 reviews

Tasek Brasserie

This popular restaurant in Bandar Seri Begawan features a relaxed, charming atmosphere and serves a sumptuous buffet, a la carte items, childrens menu, gourmet sandwiches and a variety of light snacks and desserts.

Reviewed By 585Rodney585 - Farnborough, United Kingdom

My wife and I ate in this restaurant on four occasions, two breakfasts and two dinners and each time the quality was excellent. The staff were very attentive and helpful, all with a smile on their faces. Breakfast is a buffet style with everything you would expect with the exception of bacon, being a Muslim country this is a no no. Eggs were cooked to order and were perfect. Dinner on the other hand is different as you have a choice between a buffet at B$25 or the Al A Carte which is brought to the table by a waitress/waiter. Over the two nights I ate the fish & fries, the Won Ton Soup and the stir fried noodles. My wife indulged on the steak baguette and Penang Curry. Each and every dish was plentiful and delicious. Sorry that this was our last day here.

10. Bello Cafe

Unit L1-12 Kiulap Mall, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff Cafe, European Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +673 223 3989
Excellent
32%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 28 reviews

Bello Cafe

Reviewed By David W - Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Good location across from the football fields. Sat outside in the evening. Ordered the Mushroom Burger and Pasta. Both were excellent. Lava cake was a hit! Good selection of teas served with tea pots. Great for lunch or dinner good value for money.

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