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Nestled along the coastal landscape of beautiful Bali lies the island’s hip neighbourhood Canggu. Famously known for its great surfing breaks and luscious rice paddies, the popular hipster hangout 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 in Canggu.
Happy eating, island lovers!
THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN CANGGU
One of Bali’s most innovative eateries has just reopened its doors, with Uni Restaurant & Bar making a return to the Indonesian dining scene. Welcomed back by star chef and owner Steven Skelly, the 70-seater venue has accompanied its comeback with a brand new food and drink direction in tow, not to mention the urbanized art details by famed French artist and friend Yaz, the man behind the incredible mural.
While seafood will continue to dominate the menu, Chef Steven has welcomed a more casual approach at Uni, as well as championing local produce. Every week sees a brand new 5-course tasting menu for 230kk, as well as a new vegetarian menu weekly, both featuring Alleosse cheese supplements supported by a large selection of natural wines, part of the original DNA of Uni.
The new kid on the block, Mosto Bali is Indonesia’s first natural wine bar, located in Canggu. The pulpy, freshly pressed, unfermented grape juice that kickstarts the winemaking process is known as ‘mosto’ in Italian. It’s an apt name for the 70-seat casual cafe and bar, which wants to bring a laidback, unfiltered, and vaguely European style to the up-and-coming neighbourhood.
Mosto is a manifestation of what the drinking and dining experience should be in its purest form – from the pared-back design to the forward-thinking yet accessible menu and, of course, the cocktails and list of low-intervention wines – and is inspired by Sydney’s flourishing wine bar scene and the neo-bistros that have reinvigorated Paris.
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.
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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.
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One of the island’s most happening cafes serving up tasty and healthy cuisine, as they say, LIFESCRATE! The cafe is over-flowing with creative juice, alongside the cafe is a concept store, a gallery and they also host vibing events regularly. Good music, good food, good coffee and good company, feel good on the inside too with a surplus of nourishing superfood options. If you’re a foodie and after an insta-worthy spot to sip your next coffee, add CRATE cafe to your list! PS- their aromatic coffee is brewed in house, so get ready for an authentic caffeine hit!
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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!
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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.
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The Slow’s restaurant is a contemporary take on ingredient-focused cooking with an island accent. Canggu’s hottest 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 the best restaurants in Canggu- 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.
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 pasta and sauces made daily in-house, or, choose from a favourable selection of; cured meats, cheeses, salads, loaves of bread, and sweet treats – did someone say tiramisu? Using classic recipes with fresh organic ingredients and flavours that transport you to the cobblestoned streets of Italy, Bottega will satisfy any appetite with their variety of Italian specialty foods and clearly cannot be missed as one of the best restaurants in Canggu.
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Address: Next to Tugu Hotel Bali, Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu Beach, Bali
Book a table: +62 361 473 1701
Opening Hours: Daily, 12pm – 12am
Ji Restaurants Bali is the ultimate spot located in the heart of Canggu 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.
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