Whether your favorite Southeast Asian cuisine is Thai, Indonesian, or Vietnamese, you can enjoy the many flavors of Southeast Asia right here in Xiamen! Browse our picks of restaurants to visit if you're craving authentic Southeast Asian flavors.
Savory Bali has been a solid favorite of many local foodies for a good 11 years. As the first and only authentic Indonesian restaurant in Xiamen, Savory Bali has a celebrated Indonesian chef at the helm and an experienced culinary team that has worked together for more than ten years.
The restaurant boasts a delightfully magnificent and colorful cuisine. Savory Bali offers a good range of Indonesian cuisine, as well as select Thai and Malaysian dishes including curry, satay, Bak-Kut-Teh, and Nyonya food.
Pickled raw shrimps
Savory Bali is a warm and friendly place that offers insights into the Indonesian culture, paired with excellent food and unsurpassed service. It is a place where guests always know they will get the best of Indonesian hospitality and gastronomy.
Starland Leaf offers a wide range of Southeast Asian dishes with a focus on Thai cuisine. Their curry crab is touted by many as one of the best in the city. It is prepared with the freshest crab and cooked in a flavorful sauce that pairs perfectly with the tender crabmeat. Also popular is the appetizing lemon steamed fish. The meat is incredibly tender and the spices yield an enchanting aroma that will leave you craving more.
Address: 3015,3F, District C,Zhonghuacheng, Siming Nan Road
思明南路189号中华城C区3F 3015号 Tel: 0592-2028 299
Ruan Shi Niang 阮氏娘越南料理
Ruan Shi Niang specializes in traditional Vietnamese cuisine. The restaurant is located on the 3rd floor of the Xiamen Shimao Cross-Strait Plaza, one of the most momentous and iconic places in Xiamen. Eighty percent of the restaurant's ingredients are imported from Vietnam, whose cuisine is considered as among the healthiest in the world.
Situated on the second floor of Swiss International Hotel Xiamen, REDTHAI is a traditional a la carte restaurant with a stylish, modern interior decor. Head Chef Supachai Saisoigeon from Thailand is an expert culinary artist with over 30 years of experience in Thai cuisine. He has created an extensive menu blending traditional, authentic Thai fares with touches of contemporary Thai cuisine.
Address: 2F, Swiss International Hotel, No. 12, Lu Jiang Dao
厦门市鹭江道12号厦门瑞颐大酒店2楼 Tel: 0592-6366666-24
Baba Nyonya 娘惹南洋文化主题餐厅
Tucked away in the Dongchen Hotel on Jiahe Road, Baba Nyonya serves comforting Southeast Asian dishes full of flavor and authenticity. Popular dishes on the menu include fried chicken, satay kebab, beef Rendang, Bak-Kut-The, Starland crab, and curry weever.
CYCLO boasts the best pho noodle soup in town. Guests can add spices such as lime, basil, and chili by themselves. CYCLO now has two locations in Xiamen, one in Smart Hero, another in Wanyuecheng shopping mall.
This authentic Pho noodle soup is a favorite of foreign students and expats. In addition to pho, this small and cozy eatery also offers a selection of Vietnamese dishes such as rice rolls, citronella chicken rice, and citronella chicken noodles. 70% of their ingredients are imported from overseas, while 30% are planted by themselves. They also have stores in Canada and Australia.
Minggu is a traditional Indonesian restaurant housed in an old arcade building in Xiamen. Minggu means “Sunday” in Indonesian. The restaurant's relaxing and leisurely atmosphere makes it an ideal place for hanging out with friends and family.