An island where people from various cultures and religions live in peace, Bali also hosts an enormous selection of Chinese restaurants. From the finest restaurants to a lively street food corner, Chinese restaurants in Bali are benefited from a sumptuous local fresh ingredients and freshly caught seafood. It’s not hard to find your favourite dim sums, hot pot, dumplings and peking duck. With an extensive variety of Chinese restaurants available in the island, which then is the best Chinese restaurant in Bali? In our Best of Food series, we have curated the latest 10 Best Chinese 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 26 November 2022
10 Best Seafood Restaurants in Bali
Run by 2 Chinese millennials for just 5 years, Atlas Kitchen and Coffee has gained a respectable reputation for its authentic Malaysian and Peranakan dishes. The menu may look basic – prawn noodles, hainan rice, kwetiau – but it’s the true authentic flavour that separates them from the rest. Using only local fresh ingredients, they make most of their elements in-house to ensure every dish is served fresh and high-quality. Aside from food, there are also a range of creative beverages, and oh, their teh tarik is second to none!
A modern Shanghai restaurant with a refreshing tropical-modern decor, Sista Dumpling, like its name suggests, specialises on homemade dumplings. Their best speciality Xiao Long Bao is superbly delicious – it’s the reason why people come here from far places! Apart from that, their hand-ripped noodles and mala hotpot are also worth ordering. With such great tasting Chinese food combined with a breezy surrounding of Canggu’s rice field, Sista Dumpling brings a fresh addition to Canggu culinary’s theatre.
Opened in 2009, Seafood House Bali specialises in Cantonese style seafood cuisine, offering diners a choice of live and fresh seafood with bestselling menus such as spicy lobsters, prawns, clams, and their famous super big Alaskan Crab. In addition to its authentic dishes and Chinese warm hospitality is the relaxing yet vibrant atmosphere from the classic wooden interior. Wooden walls with minimal lighting, wood-tone and colourful ornaments placed around the room, and dried Chinese herbs and spices in jars make dining here a relaxing experience to the mind. In addition, karaoke and VIP rooms are also available.
Founded in 2000 in a small street of Chongqing in China, this hotpot restaurant has grown to be a worldwide restaurant chain with over 1,300 restaurants around the world, including 5 branches in Indonesia’s major cities. Their superb hotpot taste has brought them many awards such as Top 10 Hot Pot Brands, Famous Chinese Hot Pot , and National Green Dining Expertise.
Come to their vibrant restaurant in Sunset Road in Bali, and order a variety of authentic hot pot dishes along with some vegetarian options. To guarantee the freshness and quality of their food, their chefs handpick all the natural ingredients every day according to Chongqing Liuyishou International standard.
Housed in a semi-outdoor setting, surrounded by nature-inspired decor in the middle of Uluwatu jungles, Hatch is a bar-restaurant for a good vibe-only. While diners savour their delectable Japanese-Chinese fusion cuisine, a night here is filled with the funky old school tunes by top DJs along with fun games and incredible cocktails. They were temporarily closed during the pandemic but reopened in November 2022. It’s a truly perfect place to enjoy what a Bali vacation can offer,
The charm and exotic feel of the colonial era depicted by its art deco mark the entrance to this old-school restaurant in Rama Residence Padma Hotel in the centre of Legian. The menu comprises Pan-Asian fare, bringing you to a trip of the best culinary highlights of Asian countries. Whether you choose to dine in their charming dining hall or in the open-air garden section while watching the world go by, don’t miss ordering its Satay Nusantara, Fried Crab, and Beijing Duck.
Ramen restaurants and stalls have been growing like mushrooms in Bali; it’s not easy to find something that’s just mere instant noodles. But 101 Ramen Yakitori Bar is different. Its range of ramen and yakitori are authentic as close as those in Japan, while also offering a unique variety such as a Vegan Coconut Ramen, with a chilli lemongrass coconut broth served with shiitake mushrooms, Tempe and coriander. Thanks to its classic Japanese interior, dining here feels like a mini vacation to the land of the rising sun. But note that you’ll need to book in advance due to its limited seating.
The Professor Seafood Restaurant’s name may be a big claim, but you’ll understand why once you step in the restaurant’s main hall. Specialising in seafood, they offer over 500 choices of dishes, and diners can choose their favourite live seafood from the aquarium before being cooked on order. Better yet, you’ll find their seafood portion bigger than most standard Bali seafood restaurants. Known for their authentic Chinese ingredients and sauces, diners can also find other menus such as BBQ, dim sum, porridge and noodles.
|Locations: Jl. Uluwatu II No.88, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 9075363
A high-end restaurant in the 5-star Mulia Bali Resort, Table8 serves authentic Cantonese delicacies in a dining room that reminisces a Chinese royal palace. A series of porcelain Pagodas, imperial-inspired furnishing and artworks are placed across the room, taking you back to the glory of China’s dynasty era. Its cuisine is no less outstanding than its classy decor, with offerings such as high-end dim sum buffet, live cooking station, and a tea corner with varieties of premium leaves imported from China. Buffets and a la carte are available, as well as vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free options.
Located in the middle of the busy Seminyak area, Herbs and Stones Garden Restaurant provides a tranquil escape for dining in its lush, tropical garden sanctuary. While you ease your stress away with its refreshing surroundings, creative dishes such as Tartines, Burrata-Avocado Salads, and Pink Vegan Burger with vegan cheese will fulfil your gastronomic senses – all at affordable prices. Plus, there’s also a range of healthy juices, local craft beers and wine collections to accompany.
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