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Below you'll find what could be Bali's only objective restaurant guide. We say objective because does not accept any advertising, sponsorship or freebies. We live here and when it's our money on the table this is where we spend it. Please be advised that when we say a restaurant is moderate or expensive it is in relation to other restaurants in Bali. Scale is $ (Inexpensive) to $$$$$ (Very Expensive). With no further ado, the knife and fork please.....

Made's Warung : Mixed menu, Indonesian & Western $$$
Comments : There's a reason the place is a legend. Good food, great atmosphere.
Location : Jalan Pantai Kuta / Just west of Bemo Corner. Telp: 751923
Kopi Pot : Mixed menu, Indonesian & Western $$$
Comments : One of our favorites, a welcome respite in Kuta, uses real cream !
Location : Jalan Legian / Just across from Micky Ds. Parking. Telp: 752614
Indah Sari Restaurant : Chinese Seafood $$$
Comments :Yes it's big, but with the turnover the seafood is always fresh.
Location : Jalan Legian Kuta 140 /on the left hand side Telp. 752101
Kori : Western $$$1/2
Comments : You won't believe that you're still in Kuta, quiet, serene with a nicely prepared menu.
Location : Jalan Poppies II (Near Tubes)
Cafe Dulang : Indonesian $$
Comments : Super Soto Ayam (Indonesian Chicken Soup) that's almost a meal by itself.
Location : Kuta Square Shopping Centre. 2 shops from Matahari & same side of the street.
Hanna : Japanese $$$
Comments : Excellent sushi, reasonable prices, nice atmosphere, always crowded.
Location : Jalan Raya Seminyak Directly accross from Made's Warung
Poco Loco Restaurant : Mexican $$$1/2
Comments : Continued on the Mexican food craze in Bali. Good size portions - good value for money.
Location : Jalan Padma Utara Telp: 756079
Warisan : European $$$
Comments : The periennal favorite of locals for continental cuisine. Excellent value for money - especially the daily lunch specials. Just delightful.
Location : Jalan Raya Kerobokan No. 68 Telp: 731175
Warung Kopi : Indonesian & Some Indian $$$
Comments : Always relaxing and delicious home cooking. Very Good desserts.
Location : Jalan Legian Kuta Telp: 753602
The Living Room : Continental $$$
Comments : True to it's name, The Living Room's comfortable atmosphere makes you feel right at home. Sharp service and continental favorites with a tropical flair at down to earth prices make the living room a great place to unwind. Separate wine shop available.
Location : Jalan Raya Petitenget, Batu Belig Telp: 735735
La Luciola : Italian $$$
Comments : One of the few restaurants in Bali where you really should make a reservation -  and they'll cook your pasta al dente if you ask nicely. Good food, great sunsets.
Location : Jalan Oberoi Seminyak - on the beach Telp. 730838
Made's Warung : Indonesian & Western $$1/2
Comments : Same owners as Made's Warung in Kuta. It's rare to find a sequel as good as the original but Made's Warung in seminyak has pulled it off.
Location : Jalan Raya Seminyak. Right hand side going north. Parking.  Telp: 732130
Gateway of India : Indian & Some Vegetarian $$$
Comments : The only restaurant in Bali dedicated serving authentic Indian cuisine - and if you get past the spartan decor the food is delicious. We've been waiting a long time for this.
Location : Jalan Abimanyu. No. 10  Telp: 732940
Mykonos : $$
Comments : The Greek restaurant in Bali, eating at Mykonos is like eating at home. Presentation may be simple but the atmosphere is fun, the food is delicious and the value is unbelievable. Reservations are an absolute necessity on the weekends.
Location : Jl. Laksmana No. 52.  Telp: 733253
Cafe Moka : $$1/2
Comments : One of our favourite spots for bruch. Great bakery, light meals relaxed atmosphere and - surprise - the absolute best lasagne in Bali. Enjoy.
Location : Jl. Raya Seminyak.  Telp: 731424
Jazz Cafe : International Favorites $$$
Comments : Don't be put off by the shopping center location. A little bit of this, a little bit that ALL exquisitely prepared and accompanied by live entertainment nightly.
Location : Sanur Raya Shopping Center, Jl. Ngurah Rai  Sanur Telp: 285892
Candi Restaurant in The Grand Bali Beach Hotel: Thai $$$$$
Comments : Consistently excellent Thai cuisine.
Location : Grand Bali Beach Hotel, Jalan Hang Tuah Sanur Telp: 288511
Cafe Batu Jimbar : Mixed menu, Indonesian & Western $$$
Comments : One of our favorite spots to drop in for a full dinner or just snack. Very good value for money.
Location : Jalan Danau Tamblingan No. 152 Telp: 287374
Peppers in The Sanur Beach Hotel: South American $$$1/2
Comments : A South American restaurant in the venerable Sanur Beach Hotel ? Yes, it's true and the food is as delightful as the decor. The Honduras Fish Stew and Pork Kebabs on lemongrass skewers are a must.
Location : Jalan Danau Tamblingan Telp: 288011
Spagos : Mediterranean / Italian $$$
Comments : An eclectic menu with old favorites and a new twist here and there, spacious open air dining room and a gracious host all add up to a nice night out in Sanur.
Location : Jalan Danau Tamblingan 79 Sanur Telp: 288335
Ryoshi : Japanese $$$
Comments : There are a several Ryoshi Japanese Restaurants - all serve an wide ranging menu, good sushi at down to earth prices.
Location : Jalan Danau Tamblingan 150 Sanur Telp: 288473
PJ's at The Four Seasons : International $$$$$
Comments : It's not that hard to pick Bali's most romantic restaurant on the beach. The food is delicious and creatively presented.
Location : The Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay Bali Telp: 701010
Harry’s Cafe : Mixed Indonesian and standard bistro fare. $$$
Comments : Owned and run by a guy named Harry. Simple food tastefully prepared - and you get to meet Harry.
Location : In the middle of the Shopping Arcade in Nusa Dua. Telp: 772655
Ikan at The Sheraton Nusa Indah Hotel: Seafood $$$$
Comments : A elegant upscale version of the venerable Ulam's. Great Sambal.
Location : Sheraton Nusa Indah Hotel. Telp: 771906
Nyoman's Bali : Indonesian $$
Comments : If you staying in Tanjung Benoa area try Nyoman's. Nothing fancy but the food is tasty and the portions are ample. Stick with the Indonesian dishes.
Location : On the left hand side of the road just before the Club Mirage Resort.
Faces Restaurant : $$$$
Comments : New and cool. Exciting menu prepared in a show kitchen that opens onto and is part of the dining room. Faces is the only restaurant in Bali daring enough to serve a REAL souffle.
Location : The Bale. Telp: 775111
Casa Luna Restaurant : Mixed Indonesian & Western $$$
Comments : A great place for brunch, always fresh bakery products.
Location : Jalan Raya Ubud Telp: 973283
Ary’s Warung : Asian and Western $$$
Comments : A long time favorite. Good food, relaxing atmosphere.
Location : Jalan Raya Ubud, Gianyar Telp : 975053
Kafe Batan Waru : Indonesian and Western $$$
Comments : Good food complimented by relaxing atmosphere. A great place to hang out.
Location : Jalan Dewi Sita, Ubud Telp: 977528
Kokokan Club Restaurant : Thai $$$
Comments : Surprisingly decent Thai food overlooking a terraced rice padi.
Location : Jalan Pengosekan, Ubud Telp: 976659
Bebek Bengil Restaurant : Mixed Indonesian, Balinese & Western $$$
Comments : Good food, good service and the best coffee in Ubud.
Location : Jalan Raya Hanoman Padang Tegal, Ubud Telp: 975489
Kedai : Balinese with a Western flair $$$
Comments : Operated by the same folks as Ary's Warung in Ubud, Kedai is simple restaurant with a limited menu where everything is done well. Best bet ? Try the four course sampler - Great value.
Location : Jalan Raya Candidasa, Candidasa Telp: 0363 - 42020
The Serai : Continental $$$$
Comments : A great place to splurge. Lovely atmosphere, creative menu, beautiful presentation and above all - tasty.
Location : The Serai, Candidasa Telp: 0363 - 41011
TJ'S : Mixed Indonesian & Western $$$
Comments : A nice, comfortable restaurant with good food. Wonderful place to while away the hours.
Location : The Watergarden, Candidasa Telp: 0363 - 41540

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Whilst is quite easy to eat very nicely (and cheaply) in Bali, most of that is due to the intense competition of too many restaurants serving too much the same menu. With not much menu differentiation restaurants in Bali have, until recently, competed solely on price. Good for the hungry yobos but where to go for a nice evening have something different and get good value for the money ?

BTW, good value does not always mean cheap.



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