In the evenings, the Boulevard Area is a center where you find Manado’s best food. It is also an icon of the city of Manado, capital of the province of North Sulawesi. This was previously only a center where small vendors and street cafes used to serve various types of Manado cuisine. Food was sold from carts that used to line along the beach front, but the area has now been modernized with the construction of malls and shopping centers lining the Boulevard.
At present, there are four malls here, among these are the Manado Town Square (Mantos), the Boulevard Mall, the Bahu Mall and Mega Mall. Behind the Bahu Mall and Mega Mall you will find cafés, restaurants and food stalls serving various appetizing Manado dishes as well as other Indonesian fare such as gado-gado, bakso (meatballs), fried rice and seafood.
These malls are located at the Pierre Tendean Boulevard, which is a landmark for the local community, which, with its total length of 4.1 kilometers it is the widest and longest coastal street in the region.