Restaurants in Bali
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 and
get good value for the money? (btw, good value does not always
Warung : Mixed menu, Indonesian & Western $$$
There's a reason the place is a legend. Good food, great atmosphere.
Jalan Pantai Kuta / Just west of Bemo Corner. Telp: 751923
Pot : Mixed menu, Indonesian & Western $$$
One of our favorites, a welcome respite in Kuta, uses real cream!
Jalan Legian / Just across from Micky Ds. Parking. Telp: 752614
Pasundan : Sundanese $$1/2
Looking for some real Indonesian food? Here it is. Specialising
in Sudanese cuisine (West Java) everything at Pawon Pasundan is
absolutely delicious. Must tries are the "Flying Grouper"
and the ice desserts.
Jalan Kediri No.2 (formerly Jl. Kesatria) - right hand side. Telp.755833
Below you'll find what could be Bali's only objective restaurant
guide. We say objective because paradise-bali.com
does not accept any advertising, sponsorship or freebies. We live
here and when it's our money on the table this is where we spend
it. Please be advised that when we say a restaurant is moderate
or expensive it is in relation to other restaurants in Bali. Scale
is $ (Almost Free) to $$$$$ (Very Expensive). With no further
ado, the knife and fork please.....
: Western $$$1/2
You won't believe that you're still in Kuta, quiet and serene with
a nicely prepared menu.
Jalan Poppies II (Near Tubes)
Dulang : Indonesian $$
Super Soto Ayam (Indonesian Chicken Soup) that's almost a meal by
Kuta Square Shopping Centre. 2 shops from Matahari & same side
of the street.
Waroeng Bang Inal's : Indonesian $$
Retro Javanese warung. Tasty food with sambals that are hot enough
to melt the enamel off your teeth. Unfortunately there's No beer
or wine served.
Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai 100X No.6 Kawasan Simpang Dewa Ruci Kuta.
: French $$$$
Looking for the best French cuisine on Bali? Look no further. Lola's
modern interior with its subdued luxry is the perfect environment
to enjoy one of Bali's best kitchens. Check out the two and three
course lunch menus - excellent value for money.
Warisan : French Mediterranean $$$$
The local perennial favorite, Kafe Warisan just gets better and
better. Excellent value for money-especially for the daily lunch
specials. Absolutely delightful. Reservations recommended.
Jalan Raya Kerobokan No. 38 Telp: 731175
Living Room : Continental $$$1/2
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.
Jalan Raya Petitenget, Batu Belig Telp: 735735
Luciola : Italian $$$1/2
One of the few restaurants in Bali where you really should make
a reservation - and they'll cook your pasta al dente if you
ask nicely. Good food, great sunsets.
Jalan Oberoi Seminyak - on the beach Telp. 730838
Warung : Indonesian & Western $$1/2
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 (and there's parking).
Jalan Raya Seminyak. Right hand side going north. Parking.
of India : Indian & Some Vegetarian $$$
The only restaurant in Bali dedicated serving authentic Indian cuisine
- and if you get past the spartan decor the food is quite nice.
Jalan Abimanyu. No. 10 Telp: 732940
: Greek $$
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.
Jl. Laksmana No. 52. Telp: 733253
Moka : Pastries and Western Favourites $$1/2
One of our favourite spots for bruch. Great bakery, light meals
relaxed atmosphere and - surprise - great lasagne. Take-away available.
Jl. Raya Seminyak. Telp: 731424
& Basta: Western $$$
: Very stylish, very delicious, very reasonable. For a special
night out that won't hurt your wallet Punto & Basta is the
: Jl. Lesmana No. 11, Oberoi, Seminyak
Club Restaurant : Asian and Western $$$
: The spot on Jl. Padma for a great meal. With Leo in the kitchen
and Gibson in the dining room the food is delectable and the service
is impeccable (and friendly). Don't let the tablecloths fool you
- compared to other upscale restaurants in the area Padma Cafe
is down right inexpensive.
: Jl. Yudistira (Ex. Jl. Padma). Telp: 752885
Restaurant : Cafe $$
The value restaurant on 'Eat Street' in Seminyak Rumours offers
a full cafe style menu with an accent on Italian cooking at great
down to earth prices.
Jl. Laksmana. Telp: 752885
Bar & Grill : International Favorites $$$
Don't be put off by the shopping center location. A little bit of
this, a little bit that -- ALL exquisitely prepared and accompanied
by live entertainment nightly.
Sanur Raya Shopping Center, Jl. Ngurah Rai Sanur Telp: 285892
Restaurant : Thai $$$$$
Consistently excellent Thai cuisine.
Grand Bali Beach Hotel, Jalan Hang Tuah Sanur Telp: 288511
Batu Jimbar : Mixed menu, Indonesian & Western
A long time favourite, drop in for a full dinner or just snack.
Very good value for money.
Jalan Danau Tamblingan No. 152 Telp: 287374
: Japanese $$$
There are a several Ryoshi Japanese Restaurants - all serve an wide
ranging menu, good sushi at down to earth prices.
Jalan Danau Tamblingan 150 Sanur Telp: 288473
: Cosy and comfortable, Pergola is pehaps Sanur's most stylish
restaurant with menu to match. Simply put, Pergola is just a great
place to dine and unwind.
: Jl. Danau Toba 2, Sanur
Village : Italian $$$
A local expat favourite serving great pizzas and pasta in a relaxed
Jalan Danau Tamblingan Sanur.
: Mixed European & Indonesian $$$$
Surprisingly inexpensive fine dining. Elegant dining room with menu
and preparation to match. Very good value for money in Sanur.
Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai 121x Sanur. Telp: 283835
at the Four Seasons : International $$$$$
It's not that hard to pick Bali's most romantic restaurant on the
beach. The food is delicious and creatively presented.
The Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay Bali Telp: 701010
: Mediterranean $$$1/2
Serving up authentic Spanish & Mediteranean favourites, Ole-Ole
is one of those cosy places you go and always seem to have a fun
Galleria Nusa Dua Telp: 774208
Bali : Indonesian $$
If you staying in Tanjung Benoa area try Nyoman's. Nothing fancy
but the food is tasty and the portions are ample. Stick with the
On the left hand side of the road just before the Club Mirage Resort.
at the Bale Bali : $$$$
New and cool. Exciting menu prepared in a show kitchen that opens
onto and is part of the dining room. Faces is the only restaurant
we know in Bali serving souffles - and we like souffles!
The Bale. Telp: 775111
Verandah : Continental $$$
One of Nusa Dua's best kept secrets is that The Bali International
Lawn Bowls Club is open to the public. Enjoy a bird's eye view of
the pitch while dining. Nice club menu featuring true imported streaks.
Tremendous value for money.
Bali Int'l Lawn Bowls Club. (Behind Matsuri Restaurant & Galleria
Nusa Dua) Telp: 776261
Luna : Mixed Indonesian & Western $$$
A great place for brunch, always fresh bakery products.
Jalan Raya Ubud Telp: 973283
Warung : Asian and Western $$$
A long time favorite that keeps getting better with time. Good food,
Jalan Raya Ubud, Gianyar Telp : 975053
Batan Waru : Indonesian and Western $$$
Good food complimented by relaxing atmosphere. A great place to
Jalan Dewi Sita, Ubud Telp: 977528
Club Restaurant : Thai $$$
Surprisingly decent Thai food overlooking a terraced rice padi.
Jalan Pengosekan, Ubud Telp: 976659
Bengil : Mixed Indonesian, Balinese & Western
Good food, good service and the best coffee in Ubud.
Jalan Raya Hanoman Padang Tegal, Ubud Telp: 975489
: Balinese with a Western flair $$$
Operated by the same folks as Ary's Warung in Ubud, Kedai is simple
restaurant with a limited menu where everything is done well. Best
bet ? Try the four course sampler - Great value.
Jalan Raya Candidasa, Candidasa Telp: 0363 - 42020
Manggis : Continental $$$$
A great place to splurge. Lovely atmosphere, creative menu, beautiful
presentation and above all - tasty.
Alila Manggis Candidasa Telp: 0363 - 41011
Cafe : Mixed Indonesian & Western $$$
A nice, comfortable restaurant with good food. Wonderful place to
while away the hours.
The Watergarden, Candidasa Telp: 0363 - 41540
of the great things about Bali is the variety of cuisine from around
the archipelago. Just to get you started, below we have outlined
some of Bali (and Indonesia's most popular dishes:
Minced cooked pork, mixed with young jackfruit or long green beans
young grated coconut, completed by Balinese herb and spices.
Roast suckling pig stuffed with Balinese herb and spices.
Boiled water spinach with shrimp paste sambal.
Whole chicken stuffed with hot Balinese spices simmered slowly over
a low fire.
Miinced fish, chicken or pork, mixed with grated coconut and assorted
spices, the resulting paste is put on to bamboo sticks or lemon
grass stalks and grilled.
Thinly sliced young banana tree simmered in Balinese spices.
Fried Rice: The ubiquitous national dish. Usually served with grilled
chicken or beef satay & sometimes a fried egg on top.
White rice, surrounded by small selection of meats, vegetables and
condiments. Delicious and never the same twice.
Bakmie means noodles. Variation on Nasi Goreng only this time using
egg noodles but not usually served with satay.
Indonesia's original fast food, all dishes are precooked and served
. You are billed for what you eat. Beef Rendang (beef simmered in
coconut curry) is out of this world.
Shaved ice with a variety of seasonal fruits and jellied candies,
topped with boiled palm sugar. Yum.
Somewhat similar to an omelet, usually filled with minced lamb and
vegetables. Often served as an appetizer or accompaniment
Literally Full Moon, this dessert is prepared only at night at hawker
stands. There are many varieties of this dessert but the chocolate
ones are Absolutely sinful.
Goat satay. Usually served with a sweet soy sauce, no wedding buffet
in Indonesia is complete without this all-time favourite.
Featuring un-ripened fruit, mangoes, apples, pineapple and so on
mixed with a thick sweet, sour and HOT sauce that women seem to
prefer more than men.
Fried chicken. The Colonel had better watch his backside. Indonesia
has several fried chicken emporiums that put paid to KFC.
This is Indonesia's version of chicken noodle soup. Almost a meal
Oxtail soup (with the oxtail). Hearty soup always served with a
side of white rice.
Indonesian style meatballs. They're rubbery, they're everywhere.
Chili. Since most families have a Sambal recipe passed down from
generation to generation (think Korea and Kimchee) there's a good
chance that there are more types of Sambal concoctions than there
are dialects in Indonesia. Some sweet, some hot, some lethal. All