Guide to popular restaurants in Bali
Bali's Best Restaurants
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A well-traveled friend recently returned from a 40th birthday celebration in Bali and,
with eyes wide, raved about the restaurants she’d visited. “I ate better there than I did
in Paris,” she sighed.
Paris it ain’t (yet) but dining in Bali today has a definite French flavour – with side orders
of innovative Australian fare, some famous Shanghai dumplings, and resonant base
notes of Indonesian regional dishes. Itinerant cooks once chose this island as a paradise
posting to pad out their CVs; now a new breed of chefs are putting down roots, often
marrying local and immersing themselves in their adopted culture. Chefs like Will
Meyrick, formerly at Longrain and Jimmy Liks in Sydney, who’s assembled a “library” of
Asian cooking experts serving everything from Peking duck to murtabak and Sumatran
specialties. Or Franco-American Chris Salans of Ubud’s modish Mozaic, who, after a
decade as standard-bearer for refined dining in Bali, knows where to source nutmeg
fruit in season (from the King of Banda, Des Alwi) and a white honey that’s produced by
extraordinarily lazy bees just once every seven years. He has to travel to a volcano in
neighbouring Java to get the stuff.
Meanwhile, Nicolas “Doudou” Tourneville and Said Alem, the French duo who put
Balinese dining on the map when they opened Kafe Warisan at Kerobokan more than a
decade ago, have graduated to a sprawling but sleek restaurant on Petitenget Road, the
island’s new gourmet pulse. “Ten years ago we couldn’t even find a pot of mustard
here,” says Tourneville. “But it’s very easy now. From Japan we get fresh scallops; from
Australia the beef, of course, lamb, some condiments; from France the cheese, oysters,
caviar, foie gras and white asparagus; from Italy the burrata and truffles.”
Today Bali is drawing record crowds of ravenous tourists flocking to one of Asia’s most
dynamic dining destinations where they can feast on everything from sambal to sablé.
Here’s our guide to some of the best eating experiences on the island right now.
Kuta’s tourist drag wasn’t known for fine dining until Christian Vannequé opened
Sip, a pitch-perfect Parisian brasserie and wine bar, in 2008. Vannequé, a 40-year
veteran of the restaurant scene, became the youngest chef/sommelier at Paris’s threestar
La Tour d’Argent in the 1970s, and his abiding passion is obvious here. What he
claims is Indonesia’s finest wine list is split into “easy-going” (read: affordable) bottles, a
“sommelier’s corner” of New World and interesting second-string Bordelais wines, and a
“wine climax” collection of elite drops including ’97 Penfolds Grange and a 2000 Château
Mouton Rothschild. In the kitchen, Michel Guérard alum Patrick Chauchereau prepares
Gallic classics such as leeks vinaigrette, steak frites and a hearty Toulouse cassoulet.
Vannequé places equal emphasis on quality and value, offering a $25 three-course prix
fixe menu. In June he will open Sip Wine & Grill on Jalan Sunset, with a 6000-bottle
cellar and main courses from about $12. 16a Jalan Raya Seminyak, Kuta (opposite
Bintang supermarket), +62 361 730 810.
The showpiece of the vast InterContinental resort at Jimbaran Bay, Ko has a
discrete entrance via a Japanese water garden to dispel any sense of dining in a hotel.
Black-kimonoed staff welcome diners into a labyrinth of glossy corridors and shojiscreened
dining areas. Head straight for the theatrical teppanyaki grill where animated
chefs man immaculate steel hotplates to sear, grill, flame and chop up a very tasty
storm before diners’ eyes. Sit at one of four stone benches, don a black bib and choose
your premium protein – barramundi, tuna, prawn, wagyu – then watch it go under the
knife and over the flames. Enhance the set menus with specials such as lobster and
prawn gyoza, and teppanyaki foie gras with apple and Portobello mushrooms. Orders for
prawns come with a hat trick – chefs lop prawn tails, flick them into the air and catch
them in their toques. It’s pointless, sure, but all part of the fun. Set menus from $48.
InterContinental Bali Resort, 45 Jalan Uluwatu, Jimbaran, +62 361 701 888.
Every evening a glamorous ritual unfolds above Jimbaran Bay as Bali’s shiny
set makes the pilgrimage to Ayana Resort and Spa for sundown cocktails at Rock Bar.
This desirable drinking platform poised above the crashing surf is reached via a funicular
that takes just eight guests at a time, so long waits are not unusual. Smart drinkers
leave heels at home and take the stairs instead – not as stylish but a far quicker route to
liquid refreshment. Dress circle is on the top deck where black-clad bar staff toil
endlessly to slake tropical island thirsts, but the bar’s recent extension from 100 to 236
seats ensures there’s room for all-comers. Food-wise, the bar snack du jour is chicken
popcorn. For anything more substantial wander past the ocean-front pool to Kisik,
Ayana’s sand-floored five-star take on Jimbaran’s seafood barbecue strip. Cocktails from
$18. Ayana Resort and Spa, Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, +62 361 702 222.
Behind its stone feature wall on busy Jalan Petitenget, newcomer Sardine
boasts the Bali diner’s latest must-have accessory – a private rice paddy. Agriculture has
bowed to café culture in these parts, but savvy operators (Sardine and Métis among
them) are realising that customers desire authenticity in the paddock as well as on the
plate. Sardine delivers on all fronts, with glistening rice fields bordered by bananas, an
airy pavilion with a sleek bar of polished bamboo and a menu starring fresh seafood and
organic produce from Sardine’s own farm. Offerings change slightly each day but might
include a saffron bisque of crab and rockfish or blackened mahi mahi fillets with
vegetables from the Munduk farm. Sunday afternoon tea dances are a popular way to
recover from Saturday night, but mind the fiery arak-laced cocktails. Main courses
average about $22. 21 Jalan Petitenget, Kerobokan, +62 361 738 202.
The sensational Alila Villas Uluwatu, poster child for new Indonesian
modernism and pet resort of the jet set, delivers substance as well as style at its two
clifftop restaurants. Chef Stefan Zijta – ex-Shy, one of Jakarta’s best restaurants –
presides over contemporary fine dining at Cire and over enthusiastically traditional
Indonesian at Warung. We dined at the latter, swooning over salads of green papaya
and prawn and shredded chicken with chilli and lime, a parade of satays (the snail
version was amazing) and a warm, embracing soup of green papaya with mahi mahi
and prawn, self-seasoned with morsels of long red chilli. Other standouts were the pork
rib with young jackfruit and, to finish, a champion coconut sorbet. Shared plates and
communal dining around a nine-metre ulin wood table are the go; for courting couples,
intimate tables nestle indoors by fragrant fruit bowls and spices or alfresco above the
ocean. Chef’s selection menus from $43. Alila Villas Uluwatu, Jalan Belimbing Sari,
Banjar Tambiyak, Desa Pecatu, +62 361 848 2166.
Cool breezes play over blinding green rice paddies at Métis, one of beachside
Bali’s chicest new addresses. Low-slung white leather armchairs, evening candlelight and
Scandi-inspired hardware create a sophisticated colonial setting for Nicolas Tourneville’s
mostly French-Med cuisine. The Kafe Warisan pioneers have shifted up a gear at this
stylish 350-seat Kerobokan compound. “We tried to keep all the good ideas from
Warisan – like the terrace, the menus and the atmosphere – but this is more modern,
more up to date,” says Tourneville. Classic Warisan dishes such as roast mushrooms
stuffed with snails still dominate, but the menu now extends to inventive Japanese and
Middle Eastern plates. We tried the silky fresh Tasmanian smoked salmon dressed in a
river of orange, green and black roe served with (too thick) blini, crème fraîche and
capers. Then a clever redux of a Niçoise comprising poppy-seed-crusted yellowfin tuna
grilled rare and served on a kindling pile of green beans, pitted Kalamatas and baby
potatoes, seasoned with balsamic vinegar and pesto. Métis is all things to all-comers,
from private cellar dinners for 10 people to $10 for a set two-course lunch. 6 Jalan
Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta, +62 361 737 888.
Made and her family opened their roadside warung or food stall at
Kuta in 1969, serving consistent and often very good Indonesian meals to locals – and
gradually to expats and tourists too. The warung has since morphed into a bustling
restaurant and Seminyak franchise where guests gather at communal tables to feast on
a please-all menu of Indonesian, western, Japanese and Thai specialties – everything
from guacamole to gado gado. It’s a winning formula; a new extension makes the
evergreen Made’s Warung one of the largest restaurants on the island. Jalan Raya
Seminyak, Kuta, +62 361 732 130; Jalan Pantai, Kuta, +62 361 755 297.
Survivor-style burning torches illuminate the lush bamboo- and palm-fringed
outdoor dining room at Mozaic, Chris Salans’s dégustation-only institution in Ubud.
Diners enter a luminous lounge bar of marble floors and crystal chandeliers before
spilling into the perfumed garden of tinkling streams and twinkling candles. Salans, an
alumnus of Thomas Keller’s Bouchon, offers four dégustations. Our Discovery Menu
began with a platter of fragrant ingredients hinting at dishes to come. Kaffir lime
featured in the first entrée of grilled yellowfin tuna with kaffir lime dressing, fennel salad
and a tiny crown of caviar. The baby starfruit or belimbing, picked from Salans’s home
garden, appeared in a “pre-dessert” of ripe starfruit sorbet spiked with crystallised
asterix-shaped chips. But the hero of our meal was the real dessert, a fragrant filo
parcel of fresh passionfruit cream with a smear of incredible cardamom caramel, with
gorgeous coconut sorbet and milk jelly on the side. Service here is as sharp as the food
– we’re told, sotto voce, that the sommelier is a local prince. Dégustation menus from
about $92. Wine matches $78 extra, or $120 for premium drops. Or BYO – corkage is
$35 per bottle. Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Ubud, +62 361 975 768.
Chef Will Meyrick has a habit of creating dining sensations. In Sydney it was
his fantastic Thai food (and killer cocktails) at Jimmy Liks in the Cross. In Bali he’s
wowing crowds with Sarong, a sultry, rustic-meets-rich space of chandeliers and
candles, billowing curtains and breezy bale. With long-time chef collaborator Palm by his
side, terrific Thai food is guaranteed, but Meyrick’s kitchen line-up also includes
specialist Indian and murtabak chefs, plus “an old lady who used to run a warung who’s
a wonderful Sumatran cook”. We dined casually on betel leaves laden with salmon,
prawns, galangal and coriander (zing-alicious) chased with an Italian Margarita of
tequila, Campari, sweet vermouth and lemon juice. It made a convincing case for
tampering with cocktail classics. Stay tuned for Sarong’s modern Chinese offshoot,
Porcelain, due to debut mid-year opposite the Bodyworks Spa on Jalan Seminyak. Main
courses priced at around $19 for dinner. 19 Jalan Petitenget, Kerobokan, Kuta, +62 361
Swiss owner Heinz von Holzen champions authentic Balinese cooking
through his small empire of restaurants, accommodation and a popular cooking school in
Tanjung Benoa, just by Nusa Dua. Diners at Bumbu Bali tuck into satays and salads,
banana leaf-wrapped meats and glistening fresh seafood in a village-like setting of
thatch-roofed pavilions or alfresco beneath scented frangipanis. Classic rijsttafel, a sort
of Indonesian smorgasbord, is the standing order and costs around $39 a head ($26 for
vegetarians). There are cultural performances on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8pm.
Jalan Pratama, Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua; +62 361 774 502.
The luxurious St Regis resort of 124 suites and villas in lavish landscaped
gardens by guru Bill Bensley (Oberoi, Four Seasons) has many remarkable features,
from the Remède Spa and King Cole Bar (its signature Bloody Mary features jicama,
cucumber and brown sugar) to an orchid pavilion and hammock garden. But most
visitors make a beeline for the ethereal white pavilion of Kayuputi to dine beside the sea
on chef Oscar Perez’s inspiring international cuisine. Book a prized terrace table above
the beach and the frangipani-fringed pool and start with Alaskan king-crab maki rolls or
Pacific oysters with ponzu, soy and ginger dressing. The Philippines-born Perez came
here from W Maldives but grew up in Europe. His classic French training shines in a dish
of seared free-range chicken with duck foie gras, and a spectacular dessert of violetflavoured
diplomat and blueberry sablé Breton capped with a spun-sugar dome and
towering antenna. It looks as though Dr Seuss has been let loose in the kitchen but the
flavours are far from comical. Average three-course dinner price around $100. St Regis
Bali Resort, Kawasan Pariwisata, Nusa Dua, +62 361 8478 111.
Kuta is the last place you’d expect to find xiao long bao dumplings from
Shanghai’s famed Nan Xiang restaurant. But in a three-storey diner beside the
beachfront Mercure Hotel, dumpling lovers can indulge in the thin-skinned soupy
delights crowned “China Famous Snack” in 1998 by the Chinese Cuisine Association. The
only drawback – and, depending on your tastes, it could be a deal-breaker – is there’s
no pork, in deference to local religious sensibilities. Instead there’s a choice of prawn,
beef, chicken and crab roe or – the pick of the lot – beef and chive. The head chef hails
from the Nan Xiang mothership at Yuyuan Gardens in central Shanghai. He personally
oversees the secret blend of flours used to create the fine layer of steamed dough that
sheathes these amniotic dumplings. Best eaten on the first-floor balcony with a cold
beer and a bird’s-eye view of Kuta’s Bintang set. Dumplings from $3.50. Hotel Mercure
Arcade, 10 Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta, +62 361 752 180.
Ibu Oka Ubud
This humble eatery across from the royal palace in Ubud has a great
reputation for fast food, Bali-style. From 11am daily the kitchen churns out hundreds of
serves of the island’s signature dish, babi guling. Succulent cuts of roast suckling pig
capped with a rasher of crackling are delivered on paper plates to diners who sit crosslegged
and shoeless on floor mats. The $4 special babi guling comes with rice and
sayur, vegetables cooked with coconut milk and shallots. Jalan Suweta, Ubud
Ku De Ta
Miami meets Ibiza at Ku De Ta, the landmark restaurant, bar and beach club
that defines hedonistic Bali holidays. Perhaps most popular for its sunset cocktails,
August party season and beachfront daybeds, Ku De Ta is challenging perceptions via
the accomplished modern global cuisine of chef Phillip Davenport. We lingered over a
long lunch of crisp salmon rolls, vitello tonnato with smoked tuna mayo, the cool
textures of Vietnamese coleslaw with prawn and chicken, and a wonderful orecchiette
with spicy pork sausage and broccoli. Davenport, a former head chef at Sydney’s Hugos,
is delivering great wafer-thin pizze here – try the spiced minced lamb version. Desserts
are by renowned pastry chef Will Goldfarb, formerly of New York’s Room 4 Dessert. With
leisurely brunches, resident DJs, and kid-friendly Family Dayze every Sunday, there’s
plenty to like about this place. Three courses $65-$100. 9 Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak,
+62 361 736 969.
This article is from the March 2011 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.
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Ku Dé Ta
offering modern International cuisine, including succulent
fresh oysters, in a stylish, large beachfront restaurant,
Ku De Ta is hard to beat. located on Jl Laksmana with bookings
Seminyak. Ph: 736 969
this classic beachfront establishment serves modern fusion
food in the Seminyak district. Great for those who like
to soak up the beach atmosphere whilst enjoying a great
meal and fine wines. Open all day on Jl Kayu Ayu, Seminyak.
Ph: 730 838
Modern French Mediterranean cuisine in a classic rice terrace
setting on Jl Kerobokan. The duck comfit is a must. A well
deserved top reputation as one of Bali’s best and
Seminyak. Ph: 731 175.
Bali 's latest and innest place, Hu'u offers an all day
and into the night service. Poolside lunch or anytime snacks
and cocktails flow into happy hour, dinner and then cheeky
pre- club cocktails. Located on Jl Petitenget, this is stylish
bar and restaurant that has had Bali buzzing since their
pre- Christmas opening. Must try are the rambutan martinis.
Open from 11am- 2am Ph: 736443.
The Living Room
a beautiful garden setting delivering Eurasian fare at moderate
prices. Alfresco dining, at its best, it is a great place
to spend the evening. Located on Jl Petitenget, Seminyak.
Ph: 735 735
The Legian Hotel
leading the way in the chic new dining district on Jl Laksmana
is the Legian Hotel. Overlooking the Indian Ocean, the pleasant
poolside /beachfront dining Restaurant offers high standards
of contemporary cuisine and service. Well worth a visit.
Seminyak. Ph: 730 622
A local dining institution. Always busy, the combination
of good food, value for money and stylish décor has
made this eatery one of Seminyaks most famous. A ‘place
to be seen’- if that’s what you want. Jl Raya
Seminyak. Ph: 755 297
Beachfront restaurant stylish Restaurant. Well recommended.
Jl Dyana Pura, Seminyak.
a great café popular for breakfasts serving a selection
of traditional French breads, tarts, and savoury treats.
Including a large menu for those who want to drop in for
a quick lunch and a small take away menu for people passing
by. Jl Raya Seminyak, Seminyak, Kuta. Ph: 731 424
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at the Four Seasons on Ayung terrace in Sayan Ubud. This
menu has high quality cuisine on offer with magnificent
views over the Ayung River valley. Add impeccable service
and comfortable surroundings to create a great dining experience.
Ubud. Ph: 977 577
Kupu- Kupu Barong
offering International and classic Indonesian cuisine to
suit all tastes. Located on the River Ayung ,
Ubud. Ph: 975 478
The Alilia Ubud
this is another classic restaurant along the Ayung River.
Serving fresh clean cuisine. Stunning setting. The views
here are unbelievable and worth the dining experience alone
though the local and world cuisine only add to this superb
venue. Ubud. Ph: 975 963
this resort restaurant closer to Ubud offers a tranquil
setting and fine food. Relax to the sounds of the forest
as you enjoy modern international menu from one of Bali’s
more exclusive boutique resort. Located on Jl Sanggingan
in Ubud. Ph: 974 466
Biji at Begawan Giri
serving modern cuisine from all over the world, this restaurant
is a must for any food lover. Located just out of Ubud in
Penanstanan. Ph: 978 888.
Restaurant Culinaire Modern Balinese and international cuisine,
Voted one of the top 5o Restaurants in the World 2004. Open
and outdoor dining set in a lush Balinese tropical garden
in the heart of Ubud, Situated opposite Pita Maha resort.
For reservation phone or fax. 975 768.
Tugu Bali (Relais & Chateaux)
offers "Unique setting for memorable romantic tete-a-tete",
by the pool in the gardens or over a lotus pond …wherever
you heart feels. Indonesian gourmet cuisine or fusion style
to be enjoyed in a unique ambience. Ph: 731 70
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the Grand Hyatt’s casual beachfront restaurant offers
delectable Italian fare great service. Including a wide
selection of quality wines to accompany your meal in this
relaxing setting. Situated in
Nusa Dua. Ph 771 234
plenty of Italian specialties on offer at this popular café.
The pasta dishes are especially good with faultless service
and a excellent wines list. Located in the Sheraton
Nusa Indah complex. Ph: 771 906
this popular eatery in the center of Kuta serves a vast
selection of Italian cuisine including pasta and pizzas.
With a hip bar area and moderate prices it is a great place
to view the action of kuta. Situated near paddy’s
on Jl Legian Kuta. Ph: 754 662
the large dining area on this top floor restaurant and bar
gives the patron a huge selection of tantalizing Italian
food options. Including fresh pastas and 52 different types
of pizzas to go with grilled imported meats On Jl Legian
in Legian, Kuta. Ph 730 492, 763 086
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excellent Mediterranean cuisine in Kuta. Visit for the frozen
Margaritas,Tapas and succulent Brochettes. Jl Bene Sari, Kuta.
Ph: 757 409
this great restaurant has already built a reputation for
its Greek specialties. Jl Laksmana. Ph: 733 253
this classy Mediterranean bar is an oasis of style in central
Kuta serving clean, well-seasoned dishes. A great places
to wine and dine the night away with a casual Mediterranean
Kuta. Ph:750 756.
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this restaurant has great service, a large wine list and
a wide range of Western and Balinese dishes. The seafood
selections are well worth trying. The separate Ria Ria room,
a pool and cigar room, is a great place to relax before
or after dinner in the heart of Kuta on Poppies 2. Ph: 758
Kura Kura Grill
this restaurant provides a huge selection of imported and
local steak all grilled to perfection. With a large choice
of seafood and chicken on offer it is bound to please all.
Located on Jl Legian in Kuta.
this long serving restaurant on poppies lane 1 in Kuta is
something of a landmark. Its mixed menu caters of all and
dinners get to relax under the shaded terrace making it
popular for all. Ph: 751 059
situated a few steps from Bemo corner between Poppies Lane
1 and Jalan Pantai, Un’s offers good service and excellent
meat dishes, including arguably the best beef in Bali. A
great place for a romantic candlelit dinner accompanied
by Batak musicians. Kuta. Ph: 752 607, fax: 750350
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Hard Rock Café
the ever - popular International café offers a large
range of facilities including great food, poolside dining,
modern bar and the latest music. Catering for any type of
guest and open all day in its spectacular location. Jl Pantai
Kuta, Kuta. Ph: 755 661, 755 7662
large portions, American favorites and lively atmosphere
make this a positive new addition to Bali’s nightlife.
Mal Galleria, Jl Bypass. Ph: 757 827
The Kopi Pot
this café offers international cuisine at café
prices. They have a great variety of salads and dessert
to choose from as well as coffees all in the heart of Kuta
on Jl Legian .Kuta. Ph:752 614
Kafe Batan Waru
in the center of Ubud. This café serves an excellent
variety of Indonesia food and drinks at very affordable
prices. Catering for all tastes and preferences make this
a fun - place to be at any time of the day. Ubud. Ph: 977
The Jazz Café
one of Ubud’s top nightspots, this live café
also serves very good quality food at both lunch and dinner.
Not to be missed while in Ubud. Ph: 976 594
this new and very stylish restaurant in the heart of Ubud
serves fantastic home-style international fare at moderate
prices. Well worth a visit for their tasty food and genuine
service. On Jl Suweta, Ubud. Ph: 978 941.
Three Monkey’s Art Café
serving a wide variety of carefully prepared Indonesia cuisine
in a unique setting. With very friendly staff and an international
selection that make this a restaurant for all to visit.
Find them on Monkey Forest Rd. Ph: 975 554
JP’s Warung Club
it’s a Warung , it’s a healthy café,
it’s a comfortable bar to enjoy evening cocktails
on the busy strip along Jl Dhyana Pura, JP’s warung
features a small but nicely presented menu at affordable
prices. Nice for lunch, dinner or anytime. Jl. Dyhana Pura
6, Seminyak. Ph: 731 622.
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spectacular views of the palm-fringed bay at Jimbaran
are found from this restaurant at the Four Seasons resort.
Offering fantastic daily seafood specials using only the
freshest produce from the local fisherman. The Four Seasons,
Jimbaran. Ph: 701 010
hundreds of cheap stalls on the beach offer the fresh catch
barbecued on coconut husks. Cheap and good fun. We recommend
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this established restaurant serve fresh cuisine that tantalizes
the plate including aromatic curries, soup and salads at
reasonable price. Outlet situated on Jalan Kartika Plaza,
Jl Raya Seminyak and Jl Padma. Ph 757 808.
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Part of the Tugu Hotel on the way to Canggu, this new concept
in dinning offers guests the chance to eat a traditional
Javanese home cooking in a simple setting. A good introduction
to Indonesian cooking. Hotel Tugu, Canggu. Ph: 731 701
at the Grand Hyatt, this restaurant specializes in classic
Indonesian food with a variety of seafood highlighting the
menu. With great service and cozy surroundings this is a
worthy place to visit for those seeking a traditional Indonesian
food. Nusa Dua. Ph: 771 234
modern café serving delectable Balinese fusion cuisine.
This is one of Bali’s more creative restaurants in
the main street of Ubud. It is worth the visit to sample
fine food and excellent service. Jl Ubud, Ubud. h: 975 053
Balinese and Indonesian favorites, including an impressive
Rijsttafel in the stylish Bali Hyatt, sanur. Ph: 281 234.
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this restaurant offers a large selection of traditional
Asian cuisine from fragrant Vietnamese soups to spicy Thai
salads at affordable prices. With a modern setting, chic
bar and longer weekend trading hours this place is perfectly
situated on Jl Dyanapura, Seminyak, Kuta. Ph: 730 907
in the northern Ubud neighborhood of Nagy this restaurant
provides casual Asian dinning for all to enjoy. Located
in the Kamandalu Resort and Spa, it is a great place to
relax and pass the time over clean classy food. Ph: 975
providing a wide choice of spicy Asian dishes with magnificent
views of the nearby terraces and mountains, it is bound
to please those who like to sit back, relax and be spoilt
by the excellent staff. Jl Sanggingan,Ubud. Ph: 973 283.
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for authentic sushi and sashimi along with other Japanese
delicacies, this restaurant cannot be surpassed in terms
of value. Their four outlets are located all over South
Bali. Jl Raya Seminyak, Seaminyak. Ph: 731 152 Jl Melasti,
Legian. Ph:761 852 Jl Danau Tamblingan, Sanur. Ph: 288 473
Jl Raya Ubud, Ubud. Ph: 976 362
this sushi bar in the Ayodya Resort offers the freshest
seafood in elegant but relaxing surroundings. Well worth
the visit for the sushi enthusiasts. Nusa Dua. Ph: 771 102
the Sheraton Nusa Indah provides quality produce at moderate
prices in their first class sushi bar. With excellent staff
and a great selection of Japanese alcoholic beverages to
match the clean flavors that is Japanese cuisine. Nusa Dua.
Ph: 771 906.
tthis restaurant in the Galleria Nusa Dua shopping center
offers first class Japanese fare. Ranging from succulent
fresh tuna, delectable Ramen broths and tender Kobe beef.
Nusa Dua. Ph: 772 267
located at the Grand Hyatt is the Inagiku sushi bar. It
provides only the freshest quality produce that one would
expect from the Hyatt. It is definitely worth the journey
to experience first class cuisine, service and pleasant
surrounding. Nusa Dua. Ph: 771 234.
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this restaurant has all the favorites including Peking duck,
spicy Szechwan, and classic Cantonese. Yum Cha is also available
at this authentic eatery at the Bali Dynasty Hotel on Jl
Dewi Sartika, Tuban.
located on Jl Kartika Plaza in Tuban is another classy Chinese
establishment serving traditional cuisine at reasonable
prices. For those who like Chinese food it is well worth
floating in a lotus pond, this charming restaurant serves
Szechwan and Cantonese delicacies in a very romantic setting.
Bali Hyatt, Sanur. Ph: 281 234
an experience as much as a meal, Hotel Tugu entertains in
elaborate style in their Kang Xi Chinese temple. Authentic
Chinese cuisine is a served along with Babah Peranakan cuisine.
Hotel Tugu is truly one to set aside for special occasion.
Hotel Tugu Bali, Canggu. Ph: 731 701
brings together old traditional Chinese recipes with new
age health conscious cooking. A unique dining experience.
The kitchen assures guests that no msg is used in the cooking.
Look out for the blend of Javanese and Balinese design.
Open for lunch and dinner or just chilling out in the afternoon.
Opening hours 10: 00- 23: 00. Jl Kunthi no 4, Seminyak.
Ph: 771 234.
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serving great Mexican cuisine, this long time restaurant
offers all the Mexican favorites at affordable prices. Jl
Padma Utara, Legian, Kuta. Ph: 773 923.
for years this place has been delivering tasty Mexican cuisine
in the center of Kuta. Serving arguably the best Margaritas
in Bali. Poppies Lane 1, Kuta.
modern grill and cafe on Jl Double Six at Pantai Arjuna.
Serving quality food including the usual Mexican specialties
and Californian burgers, Sunset Beach Road, Legian, Kuta.
Ph: 0817 350384.
Chi Chi’s Grill and Cantina
Mexican favorites and great Margaritas are the order of
the day in this friendly downtown bar and eatery. Kuta Centre,
Jln Kartika Plaza, Kuta Ph: 757 937.
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Out of Town
Candidasa’s newest fine food house serves Balinese
dishes with a bit of Western flair, Highly recommended.Candidasa
East Bali. Ph: (0366) 42020.
The Alilia Candi Dasa
Just outside Candidasa’s, the restaurant at The Serai
Hotel is renowned for its fusion cuisine and seafood dishes.
Indulge or learn to do it yourself at their intensive cooking
courses. Manggis, East Bali. Ph: (0361) 41540
fine French and Balinese cuisine in a charming terrace setting.
One of North Bali’s best. Matahari Beach Resort &
Spa, Pemuteran, Singaraja. Ph: (0362) 92312
a good international (not Mexican) menu and excellent daily
specials make this one of Candidasa’s favorite haunts.
The Water Garden, Candidasa. Ph: (0363) 41540
on the way to Canggu in Banjar Semer, this offers great
sandwiches, pasta, salad lily coffee and other tasty bites.
Good value and helpful friendly staff. Jl Raya Banjar Semer,
Kerobokan. Ph: 736 026.
one of the culinary highlights of the north, this restaurant
serves an excellent menu of health orientated and ayurvedic
dishes with a different dinner menu every night. Well recommended
if you are in the Lovina / Menjangan area. Puri Ganesa Villas,
Desa Pemutera, Singaraja. Ph: (0362) 93433.
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