A home to some of the best beaches in the world, Bali is also blessed with rich wild-caught marine products. Restaurants also work together with communities of local fishermen to provide the best, high-quality freshly caught seafood to their customers. Not to mention the rich variants of spices on the island also make Bali’s seafood offerings something the rest of the world can only dream of. With an extensive variety of seafood restaurants available on the island, which then is the best seafood restaurant in Bali? In our Best of Food series, we have curated the latest 10 Best Seafood Restaurants in Bali, providing quality recommendations to suit your lifestyle and budget. For the ultimate guides, also check out our best Nusa Dua and Canggu restaurants recommendations!
This article was last updated on 27 November 2022
10 Best Seafood Restaurants in Bali
1. Cafe Sardinia
Located in the famous Kuta beachfront’s Beachwalk Mall, Cafe Sardinia is a relaxed dining destination serving an array of seafood dishes based on Italian cuisine. The menu features all-time Italian favourites including tapas, pizzas, and oysters, and there’s also a range of Italian espressos and an extensive wine list to accompany. The food can be enjoyed on their stunning terrace overlooking the ocean and the lively street of Kuta or taken away to enjoy in your hotel or villa.
2. JA’AN Bali Restaurant
Located in the heart of Seminyak’s busy area, JA’AN is a fun restaurant to hangout with friends. The restaurant’s area is divided into a lively lounge and 3 floors, with soaring ceilings and balcony settings along with live music, DJ, and a glowing bar. Culinary-wise, there’s Indonesian and international favourites on offer, with the bestsellers include Tapas, Sushi, Pizza, Pasta and Chicken Rica-Rica. There’s an extensive range of beers and cocktails to cheer the night, but their signature Long island cocktail and Beauty JA’AN are also not to miss.
Led by Chef Agung Nugroho since its inception in 2008, Chandi is a semi fine dining restaurant serving a culinary spin on pan-Asian cuisine. The seafood-dominated menu utilises freshly caught fishes and seafood by local fishermen, along with imported meat and all organic ingredients to create high-quality dishes. The must-try includes salt and green pepper squid, crisp butter shrimp balls and nasi goreng with scallops and prawns, and there’s also a range of shellfish and all kinds of fishy plates to satisfy your palate. Whether it’s a casual lunch, a perfect afternoon cocktail or a romantic evening, visiting Chandi is always an absolute treat for a seafood lover.
4. Huge Restaurant
Huge is a modern restaurant in Bali serving contemporary seafood cuisine with a creative touch by a famous Ukrainian Chef Alexei Frolov, a super finalist of the Master Chef Competition. Well-known for his unrestrained culinary experiments, he creates unique dishes at Huge including Shark Burger, Barramundi Curry, and Orzo Octopus that won’t taste anything like you’ve tried before. On top of that, there’s also a range of yoghurt, liquor and ice creams with creative twists to finish the meal. For their excellence, Huge Restaurant maintains a respectable 4.8-star rating from over 500 Google reviews.
5. Pescado Bali
Located in Pererenan and Sanur, Pescado Bali is a fish eatery and Spanish bar wrapped into one. Bringing Spanish flavour to Bali’s culinary setting, the menu here features small tapas plates of the finest fish and a range of paellas with a touch of Mediterranean flavours. The must-try a la carte is the Paella Negra, which is a classic Spanish cuisine made from squid ink rice bursting with fresh clams, prawns and calamari. Finally, the beautifully-decorated interior in an industrial-chic setting completes the dining here to perfection.
6. The Beach Grill Bali
Led by a famous Balinese-born Chef Adi, The Beach Grill is probably Bali’s best beachfront restaurant for a private dining retreat. There’s nothing like enjoying an intimate dining set-up or a glamping family BBQ under the stars while having a private chef to grill some succulent seafood and tender meat for a truly perfect gastronomic journey. Best dishes include scallops and lobster linguine, or a rack of lamb and angus beef striploin for non-seafood options, but your best bet is to ask Chef Adi for his best dishes of the day.
7. Jackson Lily’s
Previously well-known for his Ginger Moon Canteen, Chef Dean Keddell now opens Jackson Lily’s Restaurant serving a diverse thrilling direction of Asian cuisine in a chic, industrial setting. The atmosphere is very inviting, divided into two areas. The main dining room is a chic indoor building with wooden-dominated interiors, an open kitchen, lavish pastry display and a welcoming bar. Upstairs is a breezy dining room with an all-weather balcony, perfect for dining with a refreshing view.
|Locations: Jl. Raya Seminyak No.2, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
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8. Divya Bar Ubud
Located in the lively area of Ubud, Divya Bar Ubud offers a selection of delicious seafood and cocktails at affordable prices. People come here for the good vibe as well as the good food, with a menu featuring international cuisine with a touch of mild Indonesian spices. There are pizzas, salads, beers and wines, but what also attracts people the most are their superb cocktails range.
9. Asian Spice Restaurant Bali
Asian Spice is a hotel restaurant with a colonial-era decor, serving excellent Asian cuisine in the heart of Legian. The menu includes highlights of the best dishes from Asian countries, while its charming old-world art decor interior brings you back to the time of colonial era in Batavia. A great place to dine with family and friends, you can also choose to dine on the street-side while watching the Legian’s lively area or in the alfresco garden area for unlimited oxygen refreshment.
10. Eight Degrees South
Behind Eight Degrees South’s excellent reputation is the Chef Abraham Abe Morin, a homegrown talent from the Hilton’s Management Training Program known for his innovative twists on locally sourced seafood. His dishes are often a combination of Mediterranean and Indonesian flavours, mainly focusing on seafood menus such as mahi-mahi, barramundi, tuna, clams, and Papua crabs. One favourite menu you can’t miss is their Kepiting Balado.
Situated in a Javanese pendopo-style building overlooking the breathtaking beach view, each dish has also been selected to complement a perfect alfresco dining experience.
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