One of the best vacation islands in the world, Bali has also become a world culinary theatre – it’s easy to find something from east to west. Japanese cuisine has also taken up the culinary stage in Bali, with various restaurants offering the true authentic taste of the land of the rising sun. From sushi to sashimi, ramen to udon, you can always find a serious spot that will serve you the best Japanese offerings. With an extensive variety of Japanese restaurants available in the island, which then is the best Japanese restaurant in Bali? In our Best of Food series, we have curated the latest 10 Best Japanese restaurants in Bali, providing quality recommendations to suit your budget and lifestyle. For the ultimate guides, also check out our best Nusa Dua and Canggu restaurants recommendations!
This article was last updated on 28 November 2022
10 Best Japanese Restaurants in Bali
Located a street away from Batu Bolong Beach’s volcanic sands, housed in a reconstructed 311 years old family temple, with a famous terrace overlooking 180-degrees of ocean view, Ji Restaurant is probably Canggu’s best-known beach Japanese restaurant. Inside, the interior reflects its culinary inspiration; a blend of Japanese and Chinese culture with ornate animal carvings of the Chinese temple’s dark wood facade, Japanese calligraphy highlighting fanciful flora and fauna, and antique stuff collections that will bring you to the old times. Culinary-wise, Ji Restaurant offers plenty of choices between Japanese and Cuisine fusion cuisine, with scallop sushi and kyushu nigiri as the main favourites.
Indigo Canggu Restaurant serves innovative contemporary Japanese cuisine in a serene, intimate setting. Run for just 5 years by talented Chef Morita Shigehiko, the menu features beautifully presented range of sushi and maki, as well as the bestseller New Style Sashimi that’s cooked over a charcoal grill. A selection of authentic sake and Japanese-inspired cocktails are also available.
One of the best restaurants in the island, Kunti 3 Sushi Bar offers a wide range of authentic Japanese cuisine – all at big portions – at affordable prices. Their sushi range is extensive, but they also serve sashimi as well as other all-time Japanese favourites and some vegetarian-friendly options. It’s a perfect place for a romantic dinner, with a traditional Japanese setting and a lofty, minimal lighting for an intimate meal. A Japanese-style VIP room is also available on booking.
|Locations: Jl. Raya Semer No.100B, Kerobokan, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Tel: +62 816-582-849
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Bluefin is a chic Japanese fusion restaurant near the main street of Pantai Kuta street. Inspired to provide food entertainment, Bluefin features a sushi bar and teppanyaki counter where diners can watch the chefs in action, while savouring freshly made foods based on order. All dishes here are worth ordering, but we recommend trying their perfectly cooked spicy rolls, tuna tataki and dobin-mushi soup. The beer and wine selection is extensive, but it’s their authentic Japanese teas that will really indulge you to the land of the rising sun cuisine.
The sister restaurant of Ubud’s Ibu Susu Bar & Kitchen, Kyoka Japanese Kitchen only focuses on serving Japanese foods. Aside from the basics such as sushi, chicken katsu and ramen, there are also innovative twists such as Fish Burger, Katsu Curry and Green Tea Soba Salad. But the firm favourite is always their Teriyaki Chicken Salad, with a grilled chicken, avocado, crisp green salad, carrot, cucumber, radish & marinated shitake mushrooms all tossed together in their homemade teriyaki soy vinegar dressing – a truly perfect choice for light lunch and dinner!
Inspired by Kyoto’s vibrant nightlife culture, IZZY Izakaya Street is the first and only Izakaya restaurant in Indonesia. But IZZY is more than just a restaurant; it’s an entire street worth of Japanese cuisine, featuring six food outlets including a sushi station, a deep fried bar, a ramen, yakitori and teppanyaki restaurant, a dessert shop, and a Japanese-style pub with a live music in the evening to keep the Kyoto vibes alive. It turns out to be a great casual dining place in the afternoon, offering 2 playgrounds for toddlers and children.
Locations: Jalan Raya Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai No.274, Sanur, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80228, Indonesia
Tel: +62 812-3985-7570
Located on the rooftop of Sunrise Aventus Hotel Nusa Dua, Hiromi combines toothsome Japanese fusion cuisine with a fascinating view of the rooftop. On sunny days, diners will be able to see the stunning view of Benoa Bay, Bali Mandara Toll Road and Garuda Wisnu Kencana. A selection of sushi, ramen and tom yum is available as a la carte, but there’s also a buffet option for non-Japanese food.
Enso Sushi Bali is well-known for serving outstanding sushi and a range of Japanese vegetarian options. Here you can combine sushi with delectable nigiri, sashimi, makimono and magemono, all of which are prepared from the locally freshest ingredients, with some being directly imported from Japan and Australia.
Housed in a contemporary setting, the restaurant is very comfortable and inviting, divided into four areas. The first floor consists of a booth area for a more intimate dining and a sushi station where visitors can enjoy the entertainment of a sushi chef in action. The second floor area is charming and lovely, with traditional floor seating and a bar area where guests can enjoy refreshing cocktails with Japanese twist.
|Locations: Jl. Tanah Barak No.19, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia
Tel: +62 812-3909-1550
Located in the heart of Sanur, this teeny-tiny cafe is an underrated foodie destination. Serving Japanese cuisine, they’re known for serving authentic curry rice and onigiri, but there’s also some Indonesian dishes with Japanese twists. But it isn’t just somewhere to eat; come in the evening to enjoy a friendly atmosphere with live jazz music. It turns into a refreshing and tranquil cafe in the afternoon, and there’s plenty of books to read on the spot. Many customers rated this restaurant highly, which is why they’ve got their 4.9-star rating from 189 Google reviews.
|Locations: Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai No.157, Sanur, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80228, Indonesia
Tel: +62 877-5445-7711
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Tired of tasting ramen that’s almost just like instant noodles? Say no more, 101 Ramen Yakitori Bar serves a range of authentic ramen to satisfy your palate – no need a ticket to the land of the rising sun! All of their ramen are worth ordering, but one signature that caught our attention is their Vegan Coconut Ramen, which is a chilli lemongrass coconut broth served with shiitake mushrooms, Tempe and coriander.
|Locations: Jl. Pantai Berawa No.101A, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Tel: +62 813-3850-6010
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