Quiet and secluded, with a long line of less crowded Nusa Dua beach and beautiful pristine water, Nusa Dua is truly a place to ease the stress away. But no holiday is complete without sumptuous food filling the stomach – and you can thank God because Nusa Dua houses some of the best, most exclusive restaurants and dining spots on the island, with most of the venues overlooking the beautiful neverending sea view. With an extensive variety of restaurants available, which then is the best restaurant in Nusa Dua? In our Best of Food series, we have curated the latest 18 Best Restaurants in Nusa Dua, providing quality recommendations to suit your lifestyle and budget. For the ultimate guides, also check out our best Jimbaran and Seminyak restaurant recommendations!
This article was last updated on 15 November 2022
18 Best Restaurants in Nusa Dua
Boasting a 4.5 rating from thousands of Google reviews, Sama Sama Restaurant serves excellent sushi and yakiniku and has been a local go-to Japanese restaurant since 1999. The all-you-can-eat yakiniku menu includes premium raw meat and wagyu beef from Japan, garnished with their famous signature original yakiniku sauce. Set in a vintage-style interior, the restaurant also offers free-flow drinks and beers every day.
Located on Bali’s most pristine beachfront, Manarai Beach House combines beautifully presented food and a relaxing view of a never-ending sea. The restaurant serves international favourites such as pasta, pizza, salad, sandwich and grills, but there’s also a good range of excellent Balinese foods. The drinks menu varied from cocktails, and juices to smoothies, but you gotta try their Jamu signatures to indulge yourself in a Balinese lifestyle.
Located at The Laguna Resort in Nusa Dua Beach, Arwana is an award-winning seafood restaurant serving a fusion of international and Indonesian cuisine, prepared with the freshest produce caught by local Jimbaran fishermen. Guests can dine on the terrace or barefoot in a daybed overlooking the sea while enjoying a relaxing ambience with gentle breezes drifting from the shore. A must-try is their signature grilled seafood platter overflowing with jumbo prawns, Bali clams, barramundi and so much more.
One of the best beachfront restaurants in Bali, The Beach Grill Bali is the best for a private dining retreat with your significant other or family. Diners can enjoy an intimate dining set-up or a glamping family BBQ in their stunning private beach while letting your dedicated chef grill some heavenly seafood and meat for an unforgettable gastronomic journey. Or, guests can choose to dine in their stylish open-air building at the beachside while savouring the best-tasting menu prepared by famous Balinese-born Chef Adi.
Kayuputi is a luxurious and elegant restaurant serving Pan-Asian-inspired haute cuisine paired with the finest selections of wines and exceptional cocktails. The dishes here are top-notch – something you’ll only find in top restaurants – but what stands out the most is their wine collection from Crimson Wine Group which has been awarded the prestigious ‘Best Award of Excellence’ for the twelfth consecutive year by Wine Spectator in 2021. The sommeliers also hand-selected the wines – you can rely on their spot-on recommendations!
Sateria Beachside Restaurant at Melia Bali combines excellent international cuisine with a relaxing view of Nusa Dua Beach. The diners will enjoy a relaxing time in its semi-open-air trattoria, featuring comfy touch, big sofas and daybeds, as well as live music performances from sunset to evening. The authentic pizzas and sandwiches are spot on, and the extensive range of cocktails and afternoon tea is excellent, too.
|Locations: Kawasan Pariwisata ITDC Lot 1, Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 771510
Kekeb Restaurant celebrates authentic Balinese and Asian cuisine in the best possible way using fresh, organic and seasonal ingredients. Despite just opening in 2018, Kekeb Restaurant gains popularity thanks to its outstanding favourites such as grilled pork ribs, babi kecap and nasi goreng. They also offer takeaway and catering menus for anyone who wants to enjoy delectable dishes at their home or hotel.
Boneka means ‘puppet’ in Indonesian, demonstrating their inspiration to transform the concept of Balinese traditional puppet theatre into a culinary spectacle. The restaurant’s interior is designed to make diners feel as if they were in a grand puppet theatre in old times, while the chef combines local techniques with culinary innovations to create some of the best Indonesian and international favourite dishes. It’s easy to find something good on their menu, but it’s their Lobster Omelette that’s the reason why Boneka Restaurant gets a 4.8 rating on Google.
Nestled on the rooftop of Sunrise Aventus Hotel Nusa Dua, Hiromi Restaurant and Bar offers a fascinating view of Benoa Bay and Bali Mandara Toll Road – the stunning Garuda Wisnu Kencana is also visible in good weather! Serving toothsome food from Japanese fusion cuisine, diners can savour a great range of sushi, ramen, tom yum, and many more. A buffet is also available for non-Japanese food.
Get your chopstick ready, the Table8 at Mulia Bali promises a night of fantastic feasts with home-inspired authentic Cantonese delicacies. The gastronomic journey here offers a high-end dim sum buffet, live cooking station, tea corner with varieties of premium leaves from China, as well as vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free options. The dining room interior perfectly reminisces a royal Chinese palace, featuring a series of porcelain Pagodas, Imperial-inspired furnishing and artworks that bring you back to the glory of China’s dynasty era.
Eight Degrees South is an exclusive restaurant serving superbly presented fresh catch seafood in a Javanese pendopo-inspired building overlooking the idyllic beach view. Known for its outstanding range of seafood, here you’ll enjoy the likes of mahi-mahi, barramundi, butterfish, tuna, clams, prawns and Papua crabs prepared with a range of traditional cooking methods from East to West. It indulges you in the charm of Bali, from its beautiful nature to its multicultural tradition where people from every culture and religion live together in peace.
RIN restaurant at Conrad Bali successfully creates contemporary Japanese cuisine with international influence. Offering an indoor and outdoor seating area with well-spaced tables, as well as some seats in the poolside, guests can enjoy a totally private dining moment while savouring exceptional umami flavours and a unique Teppanyaki experience. Although located within the Conrad Hotel, you can easily access it from the main Tanjung Benoa road.
Opened in 2018, Giorgio Italian Restaurant easily became the go-to Italian cuisine reference for tourists and locals alike in Nusa Dua. The Italian dishes are served fresh and using authentic ingredients, offering menus such as homemade pasta, a wide selection of pizzas, and delectable appetisers such as arancini balls overfilled with mozzarella cheese. There’s also an excellent wine list to accompany.
For the closest to an authentic teppanyaki dining experience without having to visit Japan, Edogin at Mulia Bali is your best bet. Here you can indulge yourself with an impressive dining experience with choices such as signature teppanyaki buffet, robatayaki, assorted sushi and sashimi and many other all-time Japanese classics. Housed in a stylish contemporary interior, dining here really takes you to the real treasure behind the simplicity of Japanese culinary art.
It’s easy to find a Japanese restaurant in Bali, but nothing comes close to Nagisa Japanese Restaurant when it comes to umami flavours that really take you back to Japan. Led by Chef Katsumi Goda, a native-born and trained Japanese chef with over 40 years of experience across the world, the restaurant serves authentic dishes in a relaxing Japanese izakaya interior style in a relaxing ambience and friendly prices. Remember to take a front-row seat at their robatayaki or teppanyaki counter for a truly amusing gastronomic journey.
While its Japanese contemporary design brings you to the serenity of a traditional Japanese garden, the theatrical cooking shows will arouse your gastronomic sense. Right at the famous teppanyaki counter is where the artistic precision and knife skills of Hamabe’s well-trained culinary team entertain guests, while the Robata grill showcases a traditional cooking method from the Sendai region in northern Japan. Guests are also treated with modern serving styles that encourage sharing and sampling a variety of different flavours.
Locations: Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua BTDC, Jl. Nusa Dua No.3, Benoa, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80363, Indonesia
Tel: +62 811-3820-8841
Run for just 2 years, Bejana is a fantastic restaurant serving Indonesian cuisine in a relaxing and elegant manner, as well as offering a breathtaking sea view thanks to its dramatic clifftop setting. The inviting restaurant is divided into three areas. The upper level called The Culinary Cave is a classy dining hall with an open kitchen and three state-of-the-art cooking stations as well as a colonial-style chef’s table. The middle level houses private dining rooms and several intimate tables for couples with a romantic atmosphere complemented by a small garden and bar. The last level is an open-air wooden deck, featuring more casual outdoor seating with cosy lounges.
Santai literally means ‘relaxing’ in Indonesian, as the restaurant’s warming atmosphere invites guests to relax and enjoy what Bali has to offer. Located right in front of Tanjung Benoa Beach, the dining here mixes delectable foods with views of warm sands and lush greeneries. Aside from plenty of daybeds to laze your time away throughout the day, you can also dip into their pool with just a minimum of 100K IDR spending. As they said, “be Santai, be happy…”
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