One of the world’s best vacation islands, Bali is also the world’s culinary theatre. From east to west, Bali hosts every type of cuisine that just seems like competing with each other to take over the main culinary stage of the island. From Uluwatu to Ubud, Jimbaran to Canggu, each area in Bali has something to offer based on what their nature produces. Head to Jimbaran for the best of seafood cuisine or Ubud for some of the most flavourful Indonesian cuisine that’s rich in spices. With an extensive variety of restaurants available on the island, which then is the best restaurant in Bali? In our Best of Food series, we have curated the latest 18 Best 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 27 November 2022
24 Best Restaurants in Bali
Restaurants in Ubud
1. Hujan Locale
Located on Jalan Sri Wedari, slightly out of view of mainstream traffic, Hujan Locale houses diners in a classic modern Bali building. The gentle, vintage-style ambiance – cool ceramic tiles, lots of wooden shutters, rattan and marble tables – makes it an ideal place for a casual meal.
Hujan Locale invites you to discover Indonesia through ingredients and flavours, serving diners with Indonesian daily meals and a range of street foods using the freshest Bali produce. Must-try includes beef sate padang, sate klatak of lamb, tuna betel leaf, steamed ikan bumbu kuning and the spicy oseng-oseng, then you can finish your meal with salted caramel popcorn ice cream and ginger lemongrass creme brulee.
Combining authentic local flavours and a comfortable setting, Hujan Locale is probably Ubud’s best Indonesian restaurant.
2. Casa Luna
Located just a few minutes from Ubud Village Market, Casa Luna is an inviting restaurant serving home cooked food and artisan bakery. Established by Ketut Suardana and Australian-bhorn Janet DeNeefe in 1992, here you’ll find delicious donuts, cakes and Indonesia-inspired cocktails, but a must-try is their lime tart which has been deemed as the best on the island. Their home cooked foods are also not to miss, whether it’s Nasi Campur Chicken, Balinese-style Paella, Pizza Margherita or Omelette la Casa. Even after 3 decades on the market, Casa Luna has been consistently growing in popularity, and they only get better.
Missing some Mediterranean flavours? Head down to L’Osteria in Jalan Monkey Forest for authentic homemade Italian cuisine. Using their family heritage recipes, L’Osteria serves a range of pizzas and homemade pastas. They are mainly known for their Neapolitan pizza, also known as Naples-style pizza, which is a style of pizza made with tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. On top of that, they also make their dough at home, using an artisanal process with only authentic ingredients and recipes.
Restaurants in Uluwatu
Located in Uluwatu’s west-facing coast a minute away from Dreamland beach, Klapa New Kuta Beach is one of Bali’s best beach clubs, mainly known for its amazing sunset and seafood cuisine. It’s a perfect place to really enjoy Bali’s vacation vibe, with a perfect view of the Indian Ocean along with limitless entertainment featuring infinity pool, beach bar, and a private beach area to sunbathe in daybeds, square sofa, and long chairs. The venue is also available for events, weddings and meetings.
Uluwatu is home to Balis’ best beach clubs. But if you want something peaceful to relax and unwind, Roosterfish Beach Club is your best bet. Tucked in a hidden Pandawa Beach, Roosterfish comprises tropical style gazebos, tranquil garden with towering palm trees, a large beachside pool flanked by bamboo cabanas and sun loungers and some more fun beach activities. Food-wise, there are Balinese and Indonesian varieties on offer, including wood-fired pizzas, seafood BBQs, fresh salads, healthy burgers and some local favourite dishes. Signature oversized drinks, big buckets of the island’s coldest beers and refreshing home-made juices are also available.
Situated in Bali’s most stunning cove at Karma Kandara, Karma Beach Bali is one of the best Bali’s private beach venues. The creation of the place is inspired by Miami and St. Tropez, with the location personally selected by Chairman John Spence for its stunning beauty and intimate seclusion. Here you’ll enjoy sensual, star-filled nights with DJs, lively music, world-class wines and VIP service, while being complemented by delectable cuisine prepared by world-class chefs. Meanwhile, the fresh seafood, sushi and sashimi , and Babi Guling’s live cooking station also indulges you in a fun gastronomic experience.
The restaurant has been awarded as the Best Beach Club in Bali by Hello Bali magazine and World’s 50 Best Beach Bars” by CNN Travel, and most customers feel the awards are fully justified.
Restaurants in Nusa Dua
Housed in a charming wooden interior, Sama Sama has been a local go-to Japanese restaurant since 1999. The Japanese cuisine ranges from excellent all-you-can-eat Yakiniku to fresh sushi, sashimi and other all-time Japanese favourites. What separates them from the rest, however, is the use of premium raw meat and wagyu beef imported from Japan, as well as their famous signature yakiniku sauce. The sushi’s range is also extensive, and they offer free flow drinks and beers everyday.
In fact, with thousands of global reviews posted on Amazon, the Coleman Sundome manages to maintain a respectable 4.7-star rating after over a decade on the market.
Located on Bali’s famous pristine beachfront in Nusa Dua, Manarai Beachhouse combines world-class food with a breathtaking view of Bali’s eastern coast. The Michelin-trained Head Chef Stefan Poyet curates a special menu of excellent Balinese cuisine, but there’s also international favourites comprising pasta, pizza, salad, sandwich and grills. The summer drinks varied from cocktails to smoothies and tropical juices, but one must try their Jamu signature to really indulge yourself in a Balinese cultural experience.
An award-winning restaurant in a 5-star The Laguna Resort, Arwana Restaurant pampers diners with beachfront setting and innovative coastal fare. The main offering here is seafood cuisine, with the chef personally selecting market fresh varieties each morning to ensure every dish is served fresh. The menus include oyster, a variety of fish and prawns a la carte, a sushi bar, as well as non-seafood options such as beef, lamb and pasta. Choose between dining atop white sandy beach overlooking the ocean or in their elegant indoor air-conditioned room characterised by dark brown rattan seating, enchanting shell-shaped chandeliers and teakwood tables.
Restaurants in Jimbaran
Just a minute away from Jimbaran beach is the Kayumanis Resto, a top-rated restaurant serving Indonesian cuisine with confidence. The restaurant is housed in a replica of a traditional Javanaese-style joglo – crafted almost entirely from sustainably sourced hardwood – and surrounded by a tropical garden with dancing coconuts, designed to capture the rustic elegance of a traditional Indonesian house. The menu is filled with full-flavoured comfort foods, catch-of-the-day seafood and seasonal delicacies.
11. OPIA Bali
Nestled in the ledge-side of a magnificent Jimbaran quarry, comprising a beautiful garden and an open air limestone terrace, OPIA Bali restaurant is truly an incredible venue. The global cuisine menu features signature favourites, vegetable-forward dishes and lighter appetiser items, all of which are prepared with market-fresh ingredients – try the Yellow Flower Tuna, Wedding In Sardinia And Lobster Tagliolini. In addition, there’s also an excellent signature and craft cocktails and imported wines to accompany.
Housed in a Balinese-style wooden interior, surrounded by a refreshing garden full of plants, Chatwood Coffee and Eatery wants to bring you closer to nature, atmosphere- and food-wise. The menu is mainly Italian cuisine, with authentic wood-fired pizzas as visitors’ favourite choices as well as their home roasted Italian coffee. Apart from that, the restaurant also has a bakery and cake shop corner, offering classical bakes and cakes, including their famous sweet Bomboloni that will make everyone fall deep for its every bite.
Locations: Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai No.777, Lingk. Tegal, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80362, Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 773777
Restaurants in Canggu
13. La Brisa
It’s only fun vibes in La Brisa. Located in Canggu’s Batu Mejan Beach in a fantastic eco-friendly venue, La Brisa is a perfect place to truly enjoy Canggu’s lively party and nightlife culture. The dining area includes a wooden-decor building (made from reclaimed wood from more than 500 old fisherman boats), a swimmable pool and an outdoor area with towering palm trees, while the menu mainly comprises seafood cuisine, shisha and a range of Balinese-style cocktails. Come here for sunset for a truly unforgettable evening.
As suggested by the name, you may think Garden Canggu by Pizza House is all about pizza. While its pizza range is superbly delicious, Garden Canggu is also a great place for enjoying breakfast and lunch with refreshing vegetables-forward dishes. One of the favourites are Breaky Up, which is slide sourdough served with egg poach, slide bacon, sauteed mushroom, and vegetables. Or order another bestseller Green Special, which is a mix of three colours of quinoa, sauté kale, broccoli, sliced avo, poached egg, tomcar relish, chimichurri dressing and lemon wages.
15. Cinta Cafe
Cinta Cafe brings together favourite dishes from all over the world and gives them a touch of authentic Balinese flavour. ‘Cinta’, meaning ‘Love’ in Indonesian, is perfect for casual dining with family and friends, thanks to its refreshing garden surroundings – there’s even a children’s playground available! All the foods are made from fresh and organic ingredients, and are beautifully presented in a surprisingly balanced composition.
Restaurants in Seminyak
Experienced the taste of a high-end steakhouse at Boy’N’Cow in Seminyak. Housed in a lofty industrial-chic space, Boy’N’Cow is best known for dry-age steaks and world-class cocktails. They only use grain or grass-fed beef from Australia and USA, with their chefs dry-ageing the beef in-house for 28 days. The steaks are delicious and perfectly cooked, and complemented by excellent service and classy ambiance. Surprisingly, Boy’N’Cow can also deliver steak to your address along with their signature blend of herbs and spices included, so you can enjoy their world-class steak anytime, anywhere.
17. Da Maria
Da Maria is an Italian restaurant inspired by an authentic Osterian concept, serving all-time Italian favourites including pasta, pizza, calamari and a good range of authentic gelatos. Diners will dine in an elegant dining hall, featuring an extravagant interior inspired by Roman architect Lazzarini Pickering to highlight the simplicity of Italian culinary, wine, music, fashion and arts. It’s a perfect place to truly enjoy the taste of Italian cuisine without having to visit the Mediterranean peninsula.
Locations: Jl. Petitenget No.170, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 9348523
Head to JA’AN Bali Restaurant if you’re looking for a fun vibe in Seminyak. A perfect place to hangout with friends, JA’AN lets diners savour their delectable Indonesian cuisine while enjoying live music by famous DJs and musicians. The restaurant turns into a glowing bar when the sun sets, offering diners their outstanding range of signature cocktails and beer towers.
Restaurants in Denpasar
19. The Magendra
Restaurants in Gianyar
Restaurants in Karangasem
Restaurants in Legian
22. Brunch Club Bali
Restaurants in Kuta
Restaurants in Sanur
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