The Best Restaurants in Bali
Knowing the island’s foodie scene inside out, we share our favourite culinary hotspots in our latest dining guide to the Best Restaurants in Bali. From fine to fun dining in Seminyak’s coastal hotspots and hyped hipster eateries in boho Canggu neighbourhood to some of Asia’s best restaurants in jungle town Ubud and world-class restaurants with stunning views in the Bukit Peninsula, The Asia Collective’s ultimate guide to the Best Restaurants in Bali introduces the ultimate dining hotspots you cannot miss!
Join us on a whirlwind tour around Bali’s Best Restaurants with mesmerising interiors and unique menus making the island a culinary destination the rest of the world can only dream of!
THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN SEMINYAK
Step into this large warehouse space with a private terrace overlooking Bali’s rice paddies and be instantly inspired by the mosaic-tiled floors, high ceilings, vintage leather banquettes and, loft-style setting. Barbacoa’s kitchen is dedicated to BBQ, woodfire & charcoal. These combined fire methods have been influenced by Latin-American style flavours to create rustic dishes which attract a food-savvy crowd.
The trendy setting of one of Bali’s best restaurants features a centre bar creating the perfect atmosphere for a group dinner and pre-party drinks for your super cool crowd. The warm, inviting décor and top-class service make Barbacoa one of the best restaurants in Bali.
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Escape to Italy with an authentic Italian food and wine experience all set within captivating interiors featuring that Capri feeling in the heart of Seminyak. The hyped Italian Osteria attracts a hip crowd and has quickly evolved into the latest place to see and be seen.
Bringing the Amalfi Coast to Bali, Da Maria highlights the diversity of Italian food, wine, music, art and friends, with stunning interiors by Roman architects Lazzarini Pickering. Join the crowds at their busy bar and enjoy La Dolce Vita with Da Maria’s Campari-based blends for a buzzing night out.
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Ijen is the first zero-waste seafood restaurant in Indonesia, proudly serving fresh, line-caught fish in an open-air environment built from recycled materials. With sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, it’s the ideal spot for a tropical-island meal or a carefully crafted sunset cocktail.
The daily catch is cooked over a wood fire and complemented by a range of creative plant-based dishes, such as a chilled watermelon salad and smoky prawn skewers, all designed for sharing. Every detail at Ijen has been consciously designed to reflect Potato Head Family’s “Good Times, Do Good” ethos.
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Kaum, which means “tribe” in Indonesian, serves up authentic Indonesian cuisine, with a menu that has been thoughtfully curated applying traditional indigenous cooking skills, methods and native ingredients, derived from extensive research across the archipelago.
The focused menu features time-honoured recipes and traditional Balinese flavours, such as fragrant Sate Babi Kecap and Nasi Goreng. The dining space mirrors
Indonesian craftsmanship, design and culture, featuring genuine Torajan wood carvings, bespoke ceramic tableware and a long communal table, re-enforcing the traditional family-style dinner setting.
TAC Tip: Shop Hungry in Bali to receive exclusive privileges at Bali’s Best Restaurants, including a large plate complimentary with the purchase of a small plate at Kaum.
Step foot into the world of Southern Italy with MAURI’s dreamy interiors of whitewashed walls and deep green cacti adorned throughout. Inspired by award-winning Chef Maurizio Bombini’s Pugliese origins, MAURI offers a contemporary Italian dining experience with a touch of tradition where ingredients are handled with care to showcase their purest flavours.
Aiming to use as many homegrown items as possible from its hydroponic rooftop garden and selecting the highest quality of local products in collaboration with Balinese farmers, the restaurant offers a conscious cuisine that respects the ingredients’ seasonality and origin. For a private tasting with Chef Maurizio choose the 4-seat chef’s counter.
TAC Tip: Shop Hungry in Bali to receive exclusive privileges at Bali’s Best Restaurants, including two complimentary cocktails with the purchase of two tasting menus at Mauri.
KU DE TA’s cutting-edge restaurant Mejekawi, means ‘sacred table’ and is an intimate space offering a sophisticated yet relaxed fine dining experience. Impressive culinary skills of British Head Chef Stephen Moore brings forward an ultracontemporary tasting menu prepared with fresh seasonal produce, which can also be paired with premium wines.
Dishes are prepared with a combination of traditional Indonesian recipes and techniques, and modern cooking methods, served against a spectacular backdrop of the Indian Ocean. Sip on a refreshing aperitif prior to your meal, go for a Classic Negroni, a sparkling Bellini or a refreshing Aperol Spritz – cheers!
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One of Bali’s most mesmerising venues, created around a simple concept: to provide an exceptional dining experience within a unique setting. During the day, solar films and fabrics reflect the heat, yet open up to the light. Throughout the restaurant, rainwater is captured in translucent roof columns and filtered into an in-house sustainable water system.
Merah Putih’s traditional flavours of Indonesian cuisine served with a modern twist are designed for sharing.
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Visit this Taqueria & Tequileria in Seminyak for the best Mexican on the island! A quirky candle altar awaits you when entering the 1960s Acapulco retro-styling heaven before venturing on into its photogenic two-storey interior wonderland.
Besides serving a mouthwatering selection of your usual Mexican suspects such as quesadillas, tacos and ceviche, you will also find one of the best parties in Bali at Motel Mexicola – including dancing on tables and free tequila poured into your mouth!
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CUISINE: Australian breakfast, Asian inspired tapas, tacos and mains
ADDRESS: Corner of Jalan Kayu Aya & Jalan Kayu Jati (enter the pink door at Bali Boat Shed)
OPENING HOURS: Daily, 8am – 11pm
Located on the second level above the unmissable boutique store Bali Boat Shed is the latest masterstroke of the culinary minds behind Seminyak institution Sea Circus. With its striking tropical decor, incredible cocktails & delectable menu, Neon Palms cannot be missed on your Seminyak adventures!
Indulge in their signature Flatbread Tacos, Korean Spiced Chicken Strips and King Prawn Sushi Bowl for the ultimate Bali feast. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner you can shop, wine and dine all under the same jungle-styled roof – don’t blame us if you go on a spending spree after a few cocktails!
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You can’t miss this rainbow coloured Seminyak institution with its quirky interiors and mouth-watering day-to-night food offerings. You’ll have a hard time choosing a menu favourite between its famous Acai Bowl, Fish Tacos and Margarita jugs as Sea Circus simply has one of the tastiest selections in town for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Bring the family for an addictive breakfast experience or stop by with your love for a non-pretentious feast under the glittering fairy lights.
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CUISINE: Contemporary Mexican
ADDRESS Jalan Pantai Batu Belig No. 5, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Seminyak
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A nod to another time and era, blinding Summer sun, poolside day drinking, salty sea breeze, this is Tropicola. Brought to us by the creative geniuses behind Motel Mexicola Bali and Bucket List in Bondi Beach, Seminyak’s latest beach club has quickly become a rendezvous hotspot for anyone looking to escape the ordinary. Located directly across from Batu Belig Beach, this is your next stop for fresh Mediterranean inspired eats, refreshing cocktails and mixers, and long days spent poolside.
Indulge in some of the menu favourites such as; slow-cooked pork ribs, snapper ceviche, or the fish tacos – we’ve also heard the banana split shouldn’t be missed!
Insider Tip: Shop Hungry in Bali to receive two complimentary cocktails with any order at Tropicola!
THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN CANGGU
The Lawn was designed to fit right into its beachfront location and showcases the ocean and sunset views they have become famous for. Enjoy a glass of their signature frosé and have a quick dip to cool down after sunbaking on the lawn in their beachfront infinity pool. Move to the sunset deck to end the day and capture the best views of the whole west coast from Uluwatu to Tanah Lot.
The casual dining area offers lunchtime share plates to intimate dinners, showcasing their fare of a clever mixture of international flavours and local twists. All bars have a Balinese spin on classic cocktails by making their drinks with locally sourced and seasonal ingredients.
TAC Tip: Shop Hungry in Bali to receive exclusive privileges at Bali’s Best Restaurants, including two complimentary cocktails with the purchase of two mains at The Lawn.
The Slow’s restaurant is a contemporary take on ingredient-focused cooking with an island accent. Canggu’s hottest new boutique hotel is a place to rest your bones, stir your senses, and expand your mind. Enjoy your favourite picks of their refined menu to the tunes of a contemporary selection of art and music curated by Reverberation Radio.
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 exotic flavours, with an emphasis on seasonality, sustainability and sane eating.
Explore the spices of Indonesia at Ulekan – a concept by the culinary geniuses behind Watercress and Milk & Madu. The restaurant effortlessly combines the abundance of flavours from the archipelago with stylish interiors. This well-curated space boasts local and handmade ornate decorations from the lighting to the accessories and a fantastic deli with homegrown products.
Ulekan is reminiscent of past generations to reflect on the rich culture and influence of local design and cuisine. There’s Balinese dance performances 3 times a week along with a phenomenal menu where you can sample classic Indonesian dishes to share for the ultimate local dining experience.
TAC Tip: Shop Hungry in Bali to receive exclusive privileges at Bali’s Best Restaurants, including 2-for-1 mains at Ulekan.
Watercress Cafe has turned over a new leaf recently with a brand new look you’ll love! Known for abundant and wholesome selections of all-day breakfasts, their famous salad showcase and savoury dinners, they’re dishing up a delectable fare. Presenting an entirely new menu with an exciting assortment of flavourful morning-to-evening fare, it’s truly something to look forward to.
Staying in Ubud? No need to miss out on your favourite Watercress goodness! Swing by the cafe on Jalan Monkey Forest near the Ubud Market.
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THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN UBUD
A unique fine dining experience nestled right in the lush foliage of Ubud’s jungle. Chef Nic Vanderbeeken and his team have curated a sophisticated eight-course degustation menu, encompassing the finest-grade meats, fresh seafood and delectable flavours which will ignite your senses.
Diverse contemporary cuisine is inspired by flavours from across the globe and the Indonesian archipelago. Be welcomed into an elegant 1920’s inspired space flaunting décor and artefacts of Indonesia’s Dutch colonial past, elevated ceilings, arched colonial windows, opulent marble, bronze and all the decadent details of the glamorous twenties.
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Part of the refined tented camp Capella, Api Jiwa is a unique culinary highlight with a highly interactive and intimate Asian barbecue restaurant, named after the Sanskrit word for ‘soul of fire’. Surrounded by lush rainforest, Api Jiwa invites you for a culinary journey in a theatrical enriching neck-to- tail, farm to table fashion.
Premium cuts of Australian meat, seafood and fish are complemented by local spices and organic, seasonal vegetables from the camp’s kitchen garden and surrounding farms. Expect no elaborate printed menu as the Chef will tailor a delectable sensory experience according to your desires, Omakase style.
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Enjoy the jungle breeze at Ubud’s one and only rooftop restaurant. Copper Kitchen is known for its seasonal cuisine which thoughtfully features authentic and natural dining options with a generous amount of produce coming from their own earth-friendly farm down the road, Bali’s regional pastures, oceans and forests. End the day with a sunset cocktail from their extensive menu combining exotic ingredients with refined techniques.
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Retreat to Folk Pool & Gardens to take a break from the hustle and bustle of busy Jalan Monkey Forest. Ubud’s first swim-up pool bar and twilight pool cinema is located right in the heart of town with private daybeds, teepees and decks lining the pool.
From vegetarian to grill options, the talented chefs also bake their sourdough bread in-house, best combined with one of their delicious fresh smoothies. A fan of their delicious cuisine? Join their weekly cooking class to learn the skills!
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Liap Liap, translating to, the crackling flame of charcoal embers, embodies its name to a tee. Specialising in the combination of exotic grilling and smoking techniques, Liap Liap has redefined Indonesian cuisine with a unique menu that is sure to ignite the senses. Blending authentic flavours with modern culinarily techniques this contemporary Indonesian grill is not to be missed when visiting the jungle town of Ubud.
Head Chef Mandif Warroka crafts unique dishes with bold flavours using only the freshest local produce from land and sea available in markets and local surroundings. From Coconut Smoked Octopus and Hot Pot Clams to the signature Braised Beef Rendang and Smoked Skipjack Tuna, Liap Liap is leading the way in contemporary Indonesian cuisine.
Prepare your tastebuds for an unforgettable culinary adventure at Locavore, voted one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2018, and named the Best Restaurant in Indonesia. Led by Eelke Plasmeijer and Ray Adriansyah, this cosy dining venue crafts its food with care and technical finesse while sourcing its seasonal ingredients locally. Artfully presented, meticulously prepared and utterly delicious, Locavore creates an exhilarating fine dining experience.
Vegetarians will get excited about their special designed Herbivore menu.
TAC Tip: Shop Hungry in Bali to receive exclusive privileges at Bali’s Best Restaurants, including 15% off the bill at Locavore.
Don’t miss this award-winning garden dining experience at one of the world’s best restaurants! French-American Chef Chris Salans will take your tastebuds on a journey from the high cuisine of Europe and the USA to the great natural abundance of Indonesia with all its mysterious flavours resulting in a mozaic of savours and cultures.
Mozaic is an oasis of ingenuity with different levels of experimentation and unique tasting menus. Chris Salans and his team of sommeliers have collected more than 150 varieties of wines to create unforgettable memories.
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A spin-off from Ubud’s famed restaurant Locavore, Nusantara features authentic Indonesian cuisine from all over the archipelago to celebrate the country’s rich culinary heritage and unique flavours. Set in a cosy and stylish interior, Nusantara boasts delicious dishes made only with fresh and seasonal ingredients, much like Locavore.
Here you’ll be able to journey through the delightful tastes of West Java to South Sulawesi and beyond, without leaving the table. Not to be missed on the menu are Daun Kelor Mesanten, Celeng Gesing, and Cakalang Asap.
TAC Tip: Shop Hungry in Bali to receive exclusive privileges at Bali’s Best Restaurants, including 15% off the bill at Nusantara.
THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN BUKIT PENINSULA
The Cashew Tree is a must-visit when venturing around the beautiful Bingin area. It’s the ideal spot to keep your health in check on holidays, while still indulging in a cheeky cocktail… or two. Must tries on the menu are the Superseed Fruit Salad, Plants Benedict and the Bakti Bowl.
Relax in the ultimate laid-back atmosphere with their live acoustic sessions every Thursday from 7pm. Their new concept, The Cashew Tree Collective, now encompasses the Cashew Tree cafe, gift shop, kids play area and the Bali Training Centre, everything you need all in one place!
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Be prepared to be amazed when entering Di Mare via its charming stone walkway which opens up to a stunning view over Karma Kandara’s famed infinity pool and dramatic cliff tops. This Mediterranean fine dining restaurant focuses on super-fresh ingredients, exotic flavours and classic cooking techniques within a breathtaking setting, resulting in an unforgettable experience.
Enjoy your aperitif in the white Greek-inspired open-air haven while the sun is setting behind the Bukit’s stunning coastline.
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Uncover the beauty of Manarai Beach House, Bali’s freshest up-and-coming beach club dining location. With the kitchen led by world-renowned Executive Chef, Stefan Poyet, Manarai serves up a unique fusion of traditional Balinese and contemporary cuisine. From morning to night, indulge in an eclectic mix of flavoursome dishes, a spread which is destined to impress.
Start your morning right with nourishing Açaí bowls and smashed avo on toast, as morning fades to afternoon, welcome a wonderful selection of healthy vegetarian dishes, fresh sushi, sinful burgers and Indonesian classics such as Nasi Campur and Wagyu Beef Satay. As afternoon fades to evening, don’t skimp on their deliciously crafted cocktails too! Manarai is positioned right on the beachfront of Nusa Dua Sofitel, delivered to us by the one and only ISMAYA group, who is behind Jakarta’s legendary nightlife destinations Dragonfly, Blowfish and more!
Rolling Fork offers some of the best homemade Italian food you’ll enjoy on the island. From ravioli filled with ricotta and spinach to delicious gnocchi with sauces of your choice – Rolling Fork specialises in homemade pasta and your tastebuds can tell. Also, pizza lovers won’t be left out with a mouth-watering selection of wood-oven goodness!
Set in an unpretentious, homely-feeling space, it’s the perfect choice for indulging in comfort food at breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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ADDRESS: Jalan Belimbing Sari, Pecatu
OPENING HOURS: Mon – Thu: 12pm – 10pm, Fri – Sun: 12pm – 10.30pm
Perched atop the illustrious OMNIA Dayclub, Sake no Hana offers contemporary Japanese cuisine with spectacular panoramic Indian Ocean views. The main dining room is an open-air wooden latticed mezzanine where a delicious a-la-carte menu boasts charcoal grilled and kamameshi dishes, alternatively roll-up to the sushi bar to indulge in fresh sashimi and sushi rolls.
Descend the Grand Staircase to unearth the ideal setting for cocktails, sake sampling and relaxed dining. On weekends from 8pm, attend OMNIA’s after party at Sake no Hana’s Grand Staircase and Lounge for Sake and Sound, serving up crafted sake cocktails and good tunes from Bali’s hottest DJ’s.
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SEAS showcases spectacular seamless Indian Ocean views overlooking the stunning OneEighty clifftop pool club. Balinese Chef Nyoman Suasa brings forward amazing culinary skills and immaculate presentation, plating up some of the best modern Indonesian and South-East Asian cuisine.
Wine connoisseurs will be in their element with two spectacular cellars housing over 2,000 bottles of wine sourced from all across the globe. The menu is made to share, indulge in plates such as Singapore Chilli Crab, Thai Smoked Coral Trout Betel Leaf and Malaysian Chicken Satay. But save room for dessert, we hear the Durian Bombe is the true show stopper!
TAC Tip: Shop Hungry in Bali to receive exclusive privileges at Bali’s Best Restaurants, including two complimentary cocktails or house wines with the purchase of two mains at SEAS.
Single Fin is the ultimate must-visit venue in Uluwatu with its large balcony overlooking the dramatic cliffside, boasting stunning views of the spiritual home of surfing. Days at this laid-back surfer’s favourite are accompanied by the tastiest of fusion cocktails while watching the surfers ride the waves of Bali’s famed surf break. Enjoy their delicious sharing plates with your friends from one of the island’s best sunset locations to the tunes of renowned resident DJs.
Join the hip crowds for one of the island’s most hyped Sunday sessions for a dance under the stars.
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CUISINE: Boastful all-day beach club dining
ADDRESS: The Ungasan Clifftop Resort, Jalan Pantai Selatan Gau
OPENING HOURS: Daily, 9am – 10pm
The beach club oasis is set down the steep cliffs of luxurious villa resort The Ungasan Clifftop Resort on one of Bali’s most beautiful white sandy beaches. Indulge in the menu crafted by acclaimed Australian Chef Josh Tyler while soaking up the mesmerising ocean views. The crystal-clear lagoon and scattered rock pools invite you to grab a complimentary kayak, snorkelling gear or stand-up paddleboard and explore the surrounding waters.
Pull up a bean bag and join fellow beach lovers roasting marshmallows at their nightly beach bonfires at sunset – best accompanied by one of their signature cocktails or an ice cold Bintang.
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