Great places to eat in Bali
This guide to Bali’s best restaurants was last updated on 19 Mar 2015.
Bali is Indonesia’s favourite poster boy for tourism; it is the most popular tourist spot in the country and it is understandable why visitors flock there every so often for the beaches, clubbing, and cultural sights. And now, it is safe to say that Bali is also one of Asia’s most vibrant dining destinations where you can get not just good local Indonesian food, but also fine dining restaurants that are of international standards.
Besides staying at chic and swanky resorts, we also checked out many amazing dining concepts which include restaurants like Mama San, Petitenget and Merah Putih at Jalan Petitenget. Perennial favourites such as Ku De Ta and Potato Head remain at the forefront of the local F&B scene. There are so many good restaurants and bars that it is impossible to visit all of them.
Here is our Bali Food Guide of 34 of the best restaurants, eateries, cafes & bars that you have to visit on the Island of Gods.
#1 Angelita Patisserie
Bali’s very own Ladurée, Angelita Patisserie might just be our newfound favourite in Seminyak. It is every bit Parisian, in the softest pastel hues and candy-coloured chinaware. A stunning display of in-house bakes and sweet creations, Angelita is an elegant tea salon-cum-patisserie that serves French sweets.
Think eclairs in assorted flavours like oreo and passionfruit, chocolate tarts and raspberry mousse cakes, and a very delectable banana and nutella tart with a chocolate biscuit base. Fine and exquisite, everything here is so reasonably priced between RP30, 000 to RP50, 000.
Jalan Raya Kerobokan no. 10A
Banjar Taman, Kerobokan, Kuta, Bali
Tel: +62 3
#2 Babi Guling Ibu Oka
Babi Guling, or suckling pig, is one of the most famous food in Bali. Warung Babi Guling Ibu Oka is an institution in Bali, and it is known to serve one of the best, if not the best Babi Guling. Rice topped with suckling pig skin, grilled sausage, grilled pork, and deep-fried pork, this dish is good for the soul but bad for the arteries.
Tel: +62 361 2077 490
Jalan Raya Teges
Tegal Sari No 2
Tel: +62 361 976435
Located near Intercontinental Hotel at Jimbaran, Balique is a beautiful vintage restaurant which serves a good balance of Indonesian food and western food. It is by the same owners as The Bistrot, another of our favourite restaurant in Seminyak.
Jalan Uluwatu no. 39
Tel: +62 361 704 945
#4 Bebek Bengil
Bebek Bengil (Dirty Duck Diner) is another famous restaurant that you have to try. It rose to fame with its crispy dirty duck, and it is now a dining destination in Ubud. The crispy duck is indeed very very good – tender, succulent and flavourful, with a crackly-crisp skin. It is the benchmark for how a good duck should taste like. In a word, heavenly.
Padang Tegal, Ubud
Tel: +62 361 975489
#5 Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant
Another place that you must try in Ubud is Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant, which is also famous for its duck dishes. It is a huge outdoor restaurant with many pavilions surrounding paddy fields. It is difficult to decide between between Bebek Bengil and Bebek Tepi Sawah, but if we had to choose, the latter edges out for its beautiful paddy fields backdrop.
Jalan Raya Goa Gajah
Br. Teges Peliatan, Ubud
Tel: +62 361 975656
Daily: 10am – 10pm
Everyone knows Biku. It is a spot that everyone goes to, and tells their friends who are visiting Bali. It is quite simply, one of the best places to have afternoon tea. They have a fantastic afternoon tea set at Rp 95, 000 (S), which comes with scones, finger sandwiches, a selection of sweet treats, and tea.
Jalan Raya Petitenget 888
Tel: +62 3
Daily: 8am – 11pm
#7 Cuca Restaurant
Cuca Restaurant in Jimbaran is one of the most popular new restaurants in Bali right now, and after having a meal there, I can understand why. Delicious and playful cocktails, bold and refreshing tapas using locally-sourced ingredients, and a really chill out vibe, Cuca is worth a try if you are staying in the Jimbaran area. Even if you are not, I would highly recommend making a stop here. My favourite dishes are the BBQ octopus with gazpacho, and Crispy Chicken which is done in a Japanese Karaage style.
Jalan Yoga Perkanthi
Tel: +62 361 708066
Daily: 12pm – 12 Midnight
Few Japanese restaurants in bali do it better than Edogin at The Mulia Bali. On Friday and Saturday nights, this exquisite Japanese restaurant offers a teppanyanki buffet. Sashimi, sushi, tempura, udon, oysters, desserts, and of course – a heavenly selection of prawn, scallop, chicken, vegetable, and steak, all cooked ala minute by the chefs so that you can enjoy a piping hot teppanyaki meal.
Jalan Nusa Dua
Kuta Selatan, Badung
The Mulia Bali
Tel: + 62 3
#9 Eight Degrees South
Sitting along the coast of Nusa Dua, Conrad Bali has a series of rooms and suites that cater to various preferences. Soak up in the gigantic pool that is surrounded with lush palm trees, or suntan on the sandy beach – just at the foot of the property – that spans across 350 metres.
Our favourite restaurant in the property has to be Eight Degrees South – a beachfront al fresco dining outlet that serves a contemporary menu. Chef Taurik helms the team of culinary talents, and every dish that they whip up is exhilarating in flavours and aesthetics.
It also offers a private romantic dinner by night, where you and your lover get a pavilion to yourselves, and an exquisite multi-course dinner is prepared specially for you in a candlelit setting.