List of good Restaurants in Bali
Over the past decade, Seminyak has developed a world-class dining scene. If you want to splurge on one very special dinner while you are in Bali, look no further than the higher and option in Seminyak. Price are high by Bali standards but on an international scale still good value for the highest quality of food and dining environment.
Finally–establishments in Bali have great momentum. They move fast and fade fast. We find ourselves there 2 or 3 time every year for both business and pleasure and it is amazing how new place sprout and favorites wither. Likewise menus are changed and wine vanishes. So if any of the recommendations we have listed here are either closed or not up to expectations we apologize in advance and ask that you let us know so we can update this information.
Restaurants Seminyak Area:
Made’s Warung $
Made and her family opened their roadside warung or food stall at kuta in 1969, serving consistent and often very good Indonesia meals to locals –and gradually to expats and tourists too. The warung has since morphed into a bustling restaurant (one of the largest in Bali) and guests gather to feast on a please. All menu of Indonesia, western, Japanese, and Thai specialties- everything from guacamole to gado-gado. It’s winning formula and a great spot for couples, groups and families a like.Jl. Raya Seminyak, Kuta | Ph: 0361-732 130 |
Warung Asia $
This small, open café serves what is undoubtedly, the best pad Thai in Bali. Love the spicy papaya salad – soup (Fresh vegetable with peanut sauce). Hint: this is a busy café because it is so good. The temperature inside can get hot if no breeze so sit at a table at the extremity for extra fresh air.
Jl. Padma Utara, (turn left off Jl.66) – Ph.7420 202 – open all day
The COFFEE HOUSE $
On their advertising they say: our coffee hot as hell, pure as an angel, and sweet as love. We specialize in great 3 service, Italian coffee, authentic Thai, and homemade cakes. Quality products and your satisfaction is what make us different from other coffee houses.
Jl.raya Basangkasa 3A, Seminyak
TACO BEACH GRILL $
Inspired Mexican Cuisine prepared with integrity. A small, authentic, roadside-style “taqueria” like in Tijuana or Cabo. Seminyak’s only American owned, and authentic taco café featuring deluxe roadside-style tacos. Renowned for huge variety of salsas and tortillas made fresh from scratch every few hours, they are the home of the original Babi Guling taco.
Jl. Kunti 1 No.6, Seminyak | Ph. 854 62 62 | 08:30 am – 11:00 pm
FAT GAJAH $
The seared black sesame tuna was almost like a tuna cake, with the coating of tuna seeds meaning the tuna help its shape and could be picked up and eaten like a piece of cake.
Delicious and the noodles we really good too.
Jl. Raya Basangkasa No.21, Seminyak | Ph. 0361-868 82 12 | 12 pm – 11 pm
WARUNG PAK MALEN BABI GULING (SUCKLING PIG) $
Babi Guling, or suckling pig, is one of the most famous food in Bali. Warung Babi Guling Pak Malen is a landmark in Bali, and it is known to serve one of the best Babi Guling in Seminyak.
Rice topped with suckling pig skin, grilled sausage, grilled pork, and deep-fried pork, Babi Guling is good for the soul but bad for the arteries. It is one of the things that you must eat in Bali.
JL. Sunset Road No. 5, Seminyak | Ph. 0361-7452 968 | 10 am – 09 pm
CAFÉ MOKA $
Breakfast, pastries, sandwiches, fine savories, Its balance between huge choice, high quality, fair prices and relax but efficient service is the secret of café moka’s 15 years steady success.
Jl. Raya Seminyak | Ph. 0361-731424 Open: 10 am – 11 pm
Ultimo may be one of the best restaurants in Seminyak-Kuta, Enjoy a nice fine dining experience with excellent Italian food at value for money prices. Garden and air con settings and intimate dining area in the rear section. The perfect place for events, wedding, gathering, indoor or outdoor outside catering. You will experience a completely different atmosphere while dine in the night, guests can enjoy a dine at lounge area or open air garden. The Chefs use only the freshest and finest ingredients, to create one of the very best Italian fine dining experiences. Ultimo is the kind of restaurant that makes you feel comfortable as soon as you step in the door, and leaves you fully satisfied upon departure. Regular live music from Tuesday to Friday keeps the atmosphere more romantic with jazzy tunes. Good Food, Good Music, Good Services, and Great Prices. Everything’s Excellent.
Jl. Kayu Aya No 104X, Seminyak | Ph. 0361–73872 Open all day till 01 am
Open early for breakfast it serves the usual items, but all are listed individually so it is easy to design your own breakfast; eggs any which way, bacon, ham, German chicken or pork sausages,
hash browns, omelettes and pancakes. Likewise there is a special lunch snack menu (salads, sandwiches, burgers) although the full menu is available all day, and quite a varied selection it provides, although some of the starters double as possible any time snacks; Volau Vent [puff pastry shell filled with a chicken and mushroom ragout in a cream sauce], Beef Carpaccio, Duck
Liver Pate, Tuna Tartar and Calamari Rings and the essential plate of Spring Rolls [5 small bite-size vegetarian rolls in crisp casing with sweet and sour sauce for dipping]. The soups include a Pumpkin and Coconut, thick and creamy, and the Salads a Nirvana Special of Roman lettuce tossed with grilled chicken breast slices, the dressing blended with Roquefort cheese. The Pastas [penne, spaghetti, ravioli and tagliatelle] are sized half way between a starter and a main meal depending on your appetite.
Jl.Laksmana 50 B,Seminyak | Ph.0361-736 270
Mama San’s Asian menus include Chinese, Indonesian, Indian, Malay, Singaporean, Thai, Cambodian and Vietnamese. Will says “the interior is a feast for the eyes, while the food is a feast for the soul”. The Mama San chefs have developed an array of Asian eat treats served as a la carte one offs or lunch time sets, including an Indian Thai and a Singaporean chicken, rice & soup set. A selection of salads from Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia are available for lunch and dinner, with a list of curries and hearty soups to feature in the lunch menu. Braised and roasted meats along with local and Pacific-rim seafood’s are incorporated into much of the lunch and dinner menus as well as vegetarian dishes. A select Dim Sum dumpling grazing menu is available to eat in the upstairs bar area from 6pm to 11pm, Monday through to Saturday. Treats like the lamb and pumpkin pot stickers with chili oil and black vinegar have become a firm favorite as well as the La lot Vietnamese grilled mince pork belly wrapped in betel leaves with nouccham dressing.
Jl.Raya Kerobokan 135 | Ph.0361-730 436 | 11:30 am – 01:00 pm
MERAH PUTIH RESTAURANT $$
Indonesian food is typically eaten family style, and we encourage this convivial tradition at Merah Putih. Plates are set in the middle of the table, meaning everyone in your group has the opportunity to sample a range of dishes; they can enjoy the classics and also discover something new. The main dining area seats 110 people comfortably across the main floor and another 24-30 in three teak pods on a mezzanine. The menu is separated into two sections, each presenting an opportunity to discover a different kind of Indonesian cuisine. In the ’traditional’ section, unpretentious, simple cooking procedures highlight the refined balance of regional dishes using specially selected tender meats, locally sourced produce and the very best aromatic spices.
Jl. Petitenget No.100x,Kerobokan | Ph.0361-846 59 50
BALE UDANG MANG ENGKING $$
For seafood lover, the restaurant is a feast of delectableness as the choice of the best shrimp and quality spices has given the unique and special flavor in every bite. The signature Hurang Ageung is a specialty. It is a huge serving dish of honey roasted prawns, deep fried prawns, steamed prawns, and kangkung. The honey prawn gives a sweet barbeque flavor while the spicy sambal is hard to resist. Another dish to be tasted is Gurame Cobek, a fried gurame topped and seasoned with various spices and chili gives the hotness that will hook you from the first bite.
Jl.Nakula 88, Sunset Road | Ph. 0361-882 2000
Prepare to be wowed by this stunning and elegant addition to Bali’s fine-dining scene. Strikingly housed in a sprawling bamboo structure overlooking rice paddies, Sardines is equally inviting for a drink or a meal. A comfortable lounge area sits next to a pond, home to a school of very rare white koi carp the chef assures us they will not end up on your table. The menu is made of predominately fish and organic greens. The owners have taken a tip from the locals and serve surprisingly delicious arak cocktails –no mean feat. Sardines of course are the house specialty on the daily changing menu. Serving mainly local seafood, Sardine sources vegetables from its own organic garden. More than half the restaurant is dedicated to a working paddy field, which means diners have great views of a rice field.
Jl. Petitenget No 21, Kerobokan | Ph. 0361 -8436 333
CAFÉ JEMME $$$
Set in a stylish and comfortable environment, Jemme offers casual dining in elegant and fully air-conditioned surroundings. From tasty lunch offerings to enticing dinner options & an extensive cocktail & wine list, we use fresh ingredients to create delicious home cooked food. Specialties include the sharing plates, baked Portobello mushroom, Cumberland pie, lobster & prawn thermion, iced coffee soufflé & of course our famous weekend roasts. And if that isn’t enough to satisfy your appetite, you could always opt for a spot of retail therapy in the beautiful adjoining fine jewellery store.
Jl. Raya Petitenget 28, Kerobokan | Ph. 0361 -4732 392
POTATO HEAD $$$$
Joining an elite coterie of upscale lifestyle and dining venues on the Indian Ocean beachfront of Bali’s stylish Seminyak neighborhood, Potato Head Beach Club launched in December 2010 with an alluring concept that melds a daytime beach club with chic dining and sophisticated nightlife. Drawing on the success of the original, and perennially popular, Potato Head Restaurant and Bar in downtown Jakarta, the founding partners – Ronald Akili and Jason Gunawan – expanded their horizons to develop a new world – class venue on the famed tourist island of Bali. Occupying a large site on the prestigious stretch of Seminyak beachfront, Potato Head Beach Club offers guests a truly memorable experience – commencing with its stunning visual impact, and transitioning
through a wonderful mélange of sophisticated (yet laid back) dining experiences, sumptuous artisanal cocktails, and vibrant nightlife.
Jl. Petitenget 51 B, Kerobokan | Ph. 0361 -4737 979
WOO BAR $$$$
Eat, drink, flirt and play here-a three-storey epicenter of partly al-fresco in the sun – or at sunset. Sightsee and sip from the sky deck atop the club surrounded by the mix of spins of W Retreat & Spa Bali. Speaking of mixing it up, a revolving rotation of hot international DJs spin tunes from the turntable in the club and main bar, keeping a soul -stirring tempo at one of Bali’s most vibrant and upbeat Seminyak night clubs destination. A variety of comfort foods featuring Asian and Mediterranean flavors keeps you energized around the pool, or during lunch and dinner on the deck
W Retreat Resort, Jl. Petitenget, Kerobokan | Ph. 0361 -473 8106
MÉTIS Restaurant and Gallery is a sensory dining experience that embraces the sheer pleasures of living. Chef Nicolas “Doudou” Tourneville brings his legendary talent and culinary artistry to the table with a masterful combination of French Mediterranean cuisine. Flawless service in one of Bali’s most elegantly sophisticated settings is just the beginning of this seduction into the depths
of the five senses. MÉTIS is as fresh and sumptuous as the cuisine that graces its tables.
Jl. Petitenget No 6 | Ph. 0361 -4737 888
LA LUCCIOLA $$$$
This happening beachside restaurant — a Seminyak pioneer –is lovingly referred to as ‘La Looch’ and looks out onto one of the prettiest stretches of Seminyak beach. The new Italian chef offers classic Mediterranean fare with a touch of Asian spice. The pan seared fillet of coral trout with pancetta, marinated artichokes, wild rocket, and preserved lemon dressing is a firm favorite. Finish with a lemon and vanilla bean soufflé and a bracing espresso. The only way to get to the restaurant is through the parking lot of the famous Petitenget Temple next door — the laughter will lead the way.
Jl. Kayu Aya Petitenget Beach | Ph. 0361 -730 8
The Restaurant at Mozaic Beach club delivers the quality of food you would expect from Mozaic Ubud at affordable prices, in a chic and relaxed ambiance overlooking the Indian Ocean. Chef James’ commitment to quality is ever present with a large variety of dishes to share between friends and family as well as a seasonal a la carte menu influenced with South East Asian flavors. Mozaic Beach club is also emerging as the preferred venue for world class music events, parties and celebrations. The opening of the Terrace, a vast rooftop area with unobstructed view over the Indian Ocean, is the latest addition to the endless possibilities available at Mozaic Beach club.
Jl. Pantai Batu Belig, Seminyak | Ph. 0361 -473 5796
Deus Cafe (Temple of Enthusiasm)
Cafe, Bar and Restaurant catering to the interesting and unique surfer / cafe crowd. Tasty food cooked by UK Chef. Popular expat hang out. Recently has greatly improved. One of the better cocktail bars in Bali with friendly staff. Home made bottled Long Islands, Cold drip coffee, Burgers, Tapas and a wonderful breakfast menu. Many parties and usually have themed nights. Consistent and serves anyone, mini ramp out back so bring the skateboard for the kids. Interesting clothing, motorcycle and surfboard shop inside.
Jalan Batu Mejan No.8, Canggu.
RedSalt Cafe $$
Sitting high over rice paddies offers spectacular views & sunsets. Relax by the large swimming with large lawn area and lush gardens. Serving both indonesian & western cuisine. Great function venue. Jl. Munduk Kedungu, Ph. 0361 8482666. Open 8 am – 10 pm.
A garden restaurant in the Pantai Berawa Area close to the surf spot. Western and Asian food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Free WiFi facility, surfer shower and a garden.