Restaurants in Bali
Pura Tanah Lot is one of the sea temples most visited by tourists and most revered by the Balinese. Only Hindu worshippers can enter the temples but visitors can, and do, gather to see the structures. Pura Luhur Ulu Watu and Pura Rambut Siwi are equally picturesque and popular temples. Museum Puri Lukisan displays modern Balinese art in a well-curated venue, with beautiful grounds to explore, and classical and traditional painting as well.
Ubud is a town in the foothills of the central mountains; it has some of the best food in Bali and focuses centrally on Balinese culture. Ubud also has the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, where temples deep in the forest are guarded by a large colony of macaques. For a nightlife experience, try the Sky Bar Lounge, a multi-level venue with a rooftop bar. For a spa day to recover from long hikes, try Bali Botanica Day Spa, down the street from Mozaic. Komang Dodik leads the most popular hikes in Bali, they take travelers from the beach through the jungle. Hikes can last two to seven hours, depending on your preference. Kuta Beach is fondly known as Bali’s best beach. It’s the go-to for all, locals and tourists alike.
Order lobster, shrimp, or squid grilled over coconut husks.
The quintessential beachside hot spot, “La Looch’s” thatch-roofed, bi-level restaurant opens onto a sweeping palm-studded lawn and the scenic beach beyond.
Humble canteen with the best nasi ayam (chicken rice) in town.
World-famous roadhouse bar and barbecue joint with terrible food and excellent martinis.
Cafe Bali, located in Jalan Laksmana in Seminyak, is housed in a whitewashed wooden joglo that is open to the breeze. The lighting and furniture is eclectic and mismatched, with silver chain chandeliers, plush sofas, white lacey tablecloths, and colorful bean bags.
The Alila’s Indonesian restaurant serves authentic dishes such as grilled red snapper scented with lime, shallots, and lemongrass.
Bali's most ambitious restaurant, serving creative riffs on traditional dishes.
Though it’s relatively new, few places in Bali conjure up the great trading days of the Dutch colonial period like the Tugu Hotel in Canggu.
In the volcanic soil of the foothills of Mount Batukaru, Big Tree Farms produces more than 80 crops on 10 acres of terraces.
Originally founded in Kuta Square in 1995, this full-service restaurant reopened in 2006 in a more spacious and secure location on the second floor of Seminyak’s Bintang Supermarket complex. R.
True to its name, this restaurant has been staked out by such a regular crowd of well-dressed European expats that it practically serves as their private club.
Famous for its babi gulung (suckling pig); come early for the crispiest skin.
The Ku De Ta restaurant in Seminyak attracts global visitors with its international cuisine, modern architecture, and beach location.