Nestled along the coastal landscape of beautiful Bali lies the island’s hip neighbourhood Canggu. Famously known for its great surfing breaks, luscious rice paddies and hipster reputation, the popular hangout and home to many is fast becoming well known for its enticing food scene.
From newly opened venues to well established go-to’s, feast your eyes below on the best restaurants Canggu has to offer. Happy eating island lovers!
The Slow’s restaurant is a contemporary take on ingredient-focused cooking with an island accent. Canggu’s hottest new boutique hotel is THE place to rest your bones, stir your senses, and expand your mind with their Gastronomic cuisine. Chef Shannon Moran draws upon his travels through Europe, South America and Asia to create an ever-changing menu of revamped classics injecting bold new flavours with an emphasis on seasonality, sustainability and sane eating. And let’s not forget the drinking at one of Canggu’s best restaurants – an exotic array of flavours and tastes for the palette just as important as the eating. Try your luck with a tequila shot infused with avocado & wasabi. Or a cocktail concoction of Tobacco rum, banana syrup, bitter lime & long pepper. When the food & drink flow has satisfied your senses, unwind or liven up, to tunes curated by Reverberation Radio whilst surrounded by a contemporary selection of art and (The) Slow vibes in Canggu.
TAC Tip: Shop Hungry in Bali to receive exclusive privileges, including a complimentary dish at The Slow Canggu. And trust us, it’ll be hard to choose just one!
Offering authentic Italian food at friendly prices Bottega Italiana brings a rich taste of Italy to Canggu. Guests can create their own pasta dish by choosing from a selection of fresh handmade pastas and sauces made daily in-house, or, choose from a favourable selection of; cured meats, cheeses, salads, breads, and sweet treats – did someone say tiramisu? Using classic recipes with fresh organic ingredients and flavours that transport you to the cobble stoned streets of Italy, Bottega will satisfy any appetite with their variety of Italian speciality foods and clearly cannot be missed as one of the best restaurants in Canggu.
CUISINE: Modern Australian with influence from local produce from the island
ADDRESS: Jalan Pura Dalem (next to Old Man’s)
BOOK A TABLE: +623613351055
OPENING HOURS: Daily, 11am-lat
The Lawn was designed to fit seemlessly with its beachfront location showcasing the ocean and sunset views it has become famous for. Their latest addition of the pool has created the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of frosé and have a quick dip to cool down after sunbaking on the lawn. At sunset, move to the top deck to capture the best views of the whole west coast from Uluwatu to Tanah Lot. Their modern Australian menu is packed with international cuisine, flavours and cooking techniques, from the famed Split King Prawns to the crowd favourite Mac & Cheese Balls and their delicious pizzas. Head down every Friday evening from 7pm to enjoy a selection of half-price drinks & food (bonus!) before a boogie at one of Canggu’s best restaurants!
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Address: Next to Tugu Hotel Bali, Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu Beach, Bali
Book a table: +62 361 4731701
Opening Hours: Daily, 12pm – 12am
Ji Restaurants Bali is the ultimate spot located in the heart of Canggu, Bali, where an ancient 300 years old Chinese temple meets mesmerising Indian Ocean views and contemporary Japanese created by the personal chef of David & Victoria Beckham. Be prepared for an outstanding and fresh dining experience (our menu favourites: Tic Tac Toe – their signature contemporary fusion nigiri platter and Dragon of Ji – Grilled Salmon with Eggplant, Japanese Wagyu & Wasabi on hot stone) in the magical ambience of ancient Japan and the East, with playful Japanese and Asian inspired dishes. Choose between sampling your favourite dish at Ji at Bale Sutra 1706 or head upstairs to the Ji Terrace by The Sea with 180 degrees undisturbed ocean views, beautiful sunsets and dining under the stars included.
Milk & Madu is located in the hipster area of Canggu within a traditional Balinese Joglo where surfers, stylish parents and travel babes hang out between surf time and sun. Milk & Madu always makes sure to deliver the goods for every meal of the day and have you covered with their generous plates made from the heart. Join them for tempting lunches during the day and fantastic dinners at night under the stars. Our favourite at this Canggu restaurant, the wood-fired pizza made fresh from their clay oven!
TAC Tip: Shop Hungry in Bali to receive exclusive privileges, including complimentary starters at Milk & Madu. Garlic bread anyone? The perfect companion for one of their delicious wood-fired pizzas!
One of Canggu’s most tantalising French cuisine restaurants invites you to sit back, grab one of their signature cocktails (our favourite: Tipsy Coco, vodka with coconut water, lime juice and sugar) and soak in the relaxed vibes in a super stylish bohemian setting. Watch renowned Canadian chef Robin Filteau-Boucher and his skilful team prepare fresh and local produce, turning it into a culinary experience you will cherish as one of your favourite Bali memories.
TAC Tip: Shop Hungry in Bali to receive exclusive privileges, including 2-for-1 mains at Gypsy. That’s dinner at one of Canggu’s best restaurants covered!
One of Canggu’s best restaurants Watercress serves wholesome, international, tasty variants from daily changing lunches to savoury dinners made with love and only the freshest ingredients. Whether you join them for a heart-shaped coconut pre-surf (don’t forget to take the iconic shot!) or one of their tasty fresh salads after shopping on Jalan Batu Belig, this renowned Bali café & restaurant has to be on your must-visit list! Staying in Ubud? You don’t have to miss out on Watercress goodness! Simply visit their Ubud outlet on famed Jalan Monkey Forest.
TAC Tip: Shop Hungry in Bali to receive exclusive privileges, including complimentary starters at Watercress, the perfect beginning for a night of feasting!
Located in the heart of Finns Recreation Club overlooking the vast green of the iconic sports field lies Bistro C Smoke House – offering signature smoked cuts, Sunday roasts & tantalising chargrilled dishes from both the land and sea. Offering a range of mouth-watering mains and sides the culinary experience has been designed with sharing in mind. The alfresco bar and dining area includes a private dining room perfect for meetings and special events. The accompanying Sports Bar is the perfect place to take in an array of live sporting events on the multiple screens in air conditioned comfort at one of the best restaurants in Canggu.
Fancy a smoothie bowl or one of the best burgers in Bali made from quality Australian imported ingredients? At Strawberry Fields you can have both. Designed to have both healthy and a few #cheatmeal options, this Bali restaurant gem on Jalan Batu Belig makes it hard for you to choose from their delicious menu. Best way out of this dilemma: pair one of their delicious smoothies with a mouthwatering burger at one of the best restaurants in Canggu. The sunlit courtyard surrounded by a jungle-like canopy of palms and vines is a hidden gem that turns into a chandelier lit oasis by night, making it the perfect spot for dining and a night out.
TAC Tip: Shop Hungry in Bali to receive exclusive privileges, including complimentary main dishes at Strawberry Fields!
Specialising in vegan and vegetarian dishes The Shady Shack is a go-to for many expats and holiday makers. Enjoy the breeze and ambience at this chill vibe café & restaurant as you eat your way through the entire menu. How about the vegan cheeseburger? Made with an eggplant patty and all the trimmings you would find in a regular burger with a substitution for meat and cheese of course! Or the Tempe bowl filled with; crispy nori, tempe, sushi rolls, edamame, shitake mushrooms, red rice & a delicious miso tahini dressing. Check out the raw cakes and slices in the cabinet too for a sneaky treat – without the guilt! A Canggu restaurant definitely not to be missed!
Explore the spices of Indonesia at the new concept by the culinary geniuses behind Watercress and Milk & Madu. Ulekan effortlessly combines the abundance of flavours from Indonesia with stylish interiors, delicious drinks & desserts resulting in a Bali must visit as one of Canggu’s best restaurants! This well-curated space boasts local and handmade ornate decorations from the lighting to the accessories. Ulekan is reminiscent of past generations to reflect on the rich culture and influence of Indonesian design and cuisine.
TAC Tip: Shop Hungry in Bali to receive exclusive privileges, including complimentary starters at Ulekan. We hear the sate is not to be missed!
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Our guide directs you and your travel partners in crime to Bali’s 43 hottest must-visit venues as well as 3 heavenly spas that cannot be missed across Seminyak, Canggu, Ubud and the Bukit Peninsula.
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