101. Baan Aarya (Bintan, Indonesia) from 101 Best Restaurants in Asia Slideshow

101 Best Restaurants in Asia Slideshow

Baan Aarya

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101. Baan Aarya (Bintan, Indonesia)

Why would anyone want to eat northern Thai food with Mediterranean accents in the history-rich resort community of Bintan, in Indonesia? Because that food is very, very good at this stand-alone restaurant on the grounds of the luxurious Nirwana Gardens Resort Hotel. Fried fish with green mango salad, coconut seafood soup, beef basil, and spring rolls filled with chicken, shrimp, and noodles are some of the offerings. Not just the herbs used in the cooking but the spices, too, are grown on the property. Add in excellent service, one of the best wine cellars in this part of the world, and heart-stopping views out over the South China Sea, and you've got a very special destination.

1 Indra Maya Estate, Nirwana Gardens, Bintan, Riau