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Lae Lae

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Datu Musseng 8, Makassar, Indonesia
+62 0411 334326
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Local must visit for fresh fish

This week I made two trips to Lae Lae. This is a popular local eatery which one goes to for the fresh grilled fish, not for atmosphere. You start out by picking out your fish from the cooler. Then make your way to one of the tables (most are quite large). I ordered rice and kankung (swamp spinach... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Philip C
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Spokane
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Surabaya, Indonesia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The food is fresh, but not many types of fish choice. Grilled fish tasted plain, sauce not spicy enough.

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Goulburn and Surrounds, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I've been here three times & the food is fresh & delicious. Most of the diners are locals & their families. Excellent food, a true

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Saltillo, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Is a very simple place...but i think is one of the best places to eat sea food in Makassar, you will find shrimp, fish, octupus, calamari....everything fresh, prices cheap for the queality and great taste....one of my favorites in Makassar

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Makassar, Indonesia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For me,i do not like what they serve,you can find many sea food restaurant around the street,not spicy and not a friendly place

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Spokane
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35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This week I made two trips to Lae Lae. This is a popular local eatery which one goes to for the fresh grilled fish, not for atmosphere. You start out by picking out your fish from the cooler. Then make your way to one of the tables (most are quite large). I ordered rice and kankung (swamp spinach). The waiter... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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25 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The fish was not so spicy, and not so cheap. But they offer a various kind of fish, and fresh! Nice to try when visit Makassar

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I was expecting something special about this place. But the food here is just decent. You can find seafood like this in any other place.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

the hotel we stayed is beside this restaurant, they said this is pretty famous in makassar so we tried & it really is! The seafood is fresh, so it is tasty but cheap. Will come again when i came to makassar again

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PARIS
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37 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It looks like a big canteen. People eats with their hands. And the floor gets trashy with what they throw on the floor. I, a vegeterian, had 2 good vegetables dishes out of a larger choice. For the fish, it looked overgrilled but customers seem to like it. My friend had grilled chicken that smelled fish, of course they use... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We ate here often while in Makassar. You get to choose your own seafood which they then BBQ. It's fun sitting at the long tables and meeting the locals who turn up in great numbers to eat here. The food is superb and the staff helpful with suggestions (even though most don't speak English).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Datu Musseng 8, Makassar, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Sulawesi  >  South Sulawesi  >  Makassar
  • Phone Number: +62 0411 334326

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indonesian

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