Best Cafes and Restaurants in the Seminyak Area

Seminyak on the south-west coast is where Bali’s thriving dining scene started. Dining institutions stand alongside exciting newbies in a neighbourhood that is positively jam-packed with culinary talent. 

Our Pick of Bali’s Best Cafes and Restaurants in Seminyak Area

Whether you’re after pizza perfection, fiery local fare, or the best dry-aged steak Rupiah can buy, you’re in the right place. Scroll down to find out where to eat in Seminyak with our picks of the best cafes and restaurants Seminyak has to offer.

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Noaa Seminyak Curry Series

Part of the Dubai-based BDC conglomerate, this sleek Seminyak eatery plates up international cuisine mingled with Asian flavours.

Chicago-raised chef Richard Phelps is the man behind the menu, and his love of seafood shines through.

Imaginative sushi rolls, a raw seafood bar, fusion dumplings, rich Indian curries, and unique takes on satay (grilled Indonesian meat skewers) are just a taste of what’s on offer.

There are also Western favourites, like charcuterie boards and hand-tossed Neapolitan-style pizzas. It’s a cliche, but there’s literally ‘something for everyone’.

Spice Mantraa Seminyak Dining Area
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Spice Mantraa Seminyak takes Indian fine-dining to the next level. Signature dishes include the spice-laced mulligatawny soup and smoked butter chicken. As with traditional Indian food, vegetarian options are plenty, and very creative. Spiced mixed potatoes cooked in the tandoor, spiced paneer (Indian cottage cheese) with spinach, and deliciously healthy Dal Makhani are just a few of the highlights. Each plate is a work of art, and served with a touch of theatre.

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Naughty Nuri Seminyak PORK RIBS-min

Like its sister outlets in Ubud and Sanur, Nuri’s Seminyak is famous for its triple-strength cocktails, killer pork ribs, and fun atmosphere.

The legendary ribs — smothered in Balinese spices and barbecue sauce and grilled over charcoal — are a must try.

But there’s plenty more worth shouting about, including the juicy beef short ribs and the whole roasted ayam bakar (chicken) served with lashings of sambal matah (sliced chilli condiment). Then there’s the cocktails; so strong that it’s impossible to drink more than five (and walk out!).

Santorini Greek Restaurant is one of the best cafes and restaurant in Canggu area
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Step inside this blue-and-white themed eatery, and you’ll be transported to the sun-drenched shores of Greece.

And we think the fresh and fragrant Greek cuisine translates really well in Bali.

Dive into the dips (hummus, tzatziki, baba ghanoush), pig out on pittas filled with grilled pork, chicken, or falafel; or sit and savour one of their deliciously more-ish moussakas.

Kilo Kitchen Bali

Tucked away on leafy Jalan Drupadi, Kilo serves up globally-inspired share plates in a contemporary, light-filled dining room. 

Expect dishes like crispy eggplant with Balado and Shanghai sauce and black and white prawn raviolis with sake sauce. It’s bold, flavourful stuff.

There’s a courtyard garden too, where Bali’s best DJs spin ambient island sounds come evening. Or, you can even stop by for a gourmet breakfast — at a very reasonable price.

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Grill’d, the boutique Australian burger joint that specialises in healthy burgers that cater for all food tribes , has just opened in Seminyak.

Fresh and loaded, every burger is cooked to order — with no artificial colours, flavours, or preservatives.

It’s the closest you’ll get to guilt-free fast food. Beef, chicken, premium wagyu patties, vegetarian and now also crispy chicken are among the offerings, and the kitchen is happy to cater to all tricky dietary requirements.

Grill’d’s delicious “beyond” burgers are specially designed for vegans, featuring plant-based patties that are free from GMOs, soy and gluten.

Balinese-inspired cocktails, fresh juices, and craft beers are available from the bar.

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Fire Seminyak

Inspired by Bali’s flamboyant kecak (fire dance), Fire at the beachfront W hotel showcases dry-aged, flame-cooked meats in five-star surroundings.

Dining here is a decadent affair and might begin with seared scallops, oysters two ways, or charred local octopus. But it’s the grain and grass-fed steaks, carefully dry-aged for 20 days by the chefs, that steal the show.

Charred seasonal veg dishes make a delicious side, and there’s a stellar wine list to wash it all down. Fire’s mixologists are pretty handy with a blowtorch too, crafting molecular-style cocktails like the “Hanoman Obong”.

Details:

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Address: Jl. Petitenget, Kerobokan, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

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Wild Habit Food

Neapolitan pizzas — with thin, smoky crusts and simple but tasty toppings — is the specialty of this affordably priced Seminyak eatery. Great care is taken in preparing the pizza dough, which is fermented for three days to ensure the best texture and taste.

Try the best-selling Wild Habit pizza, scattered with prosciutto, parmesan, rocket, and melt-in-your-mouth burrata, or the handmade rigatoni with braised wagyu.

Both pair splendidly with a craft beer or cocktail from the drinks menu. And if you’re on a budget, they have Aperitivo Hour from 3 to 6pm, or Buy 2 cocktails get FREE Antipasto board. 

Bo & Bun Seminyak Asian Eatery
Bo & Bun Seminyak Dining Area

This under-the-radar gem specialises in Southeast Asian street food.

Tuck into fragrant Thai green curry, more-ish Chinese pork buns (bao), or zesty fresh spring rolls à la Vietnam. And unlike more famous addresses, you’ll get a 2-4-1 cocktails everyday from 3 until 6pm.

It’s a tad loud due to busy Jalan Basangkasa, but we reckon that only adds to its authenticity.

Coffee Cartel Food and Drinks

Mexican aesthetics and Bali cafe culture combine in this boutique coffee house in fashionable Petitenget. A favourite with the babes of Instagram, the eatery is decorated with vintage wall art, potted cacti, and pastel-pink accents.

Food-wise, it’s all about veg-centric Aussie brunches. Specialties include the avo smash with green pea falafel, colourful superfood bowls, and muscle-building protein smoothies. But the highlight here is the coffee, which is so good that they supply some of the island’s top venues. Plus, the baristas can print anything from photos to love notes atop your crema.

Now open in the evenings serving natural wines, craft beers, signature cocktails, and classic comfort food.

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Boy n Cow Steak

This one’s for you steak lovers. Boy ‘N’ Cow, at the top of Seminyak’s “Eat Street,” serves some of the finest dry-aged steaks on the island.

A self-named ‘meat boutique,’ the industrial-look dining room makes a focal point of the meat fridge.

Salivate over prime cuts of grain or grass-fed US and Australian beef plus premium Japanese wagyu, all dry-aged in-house.

Old and new world wines are the perfect complement, while the 20-day barrel-aged negronis fit in beautifully with the vintage-New-York-inspired decor.

CHANDI Seminyak Main Entrance
Chicken Hot Stone Sate Chandi

One of the longest-running establishments on “Eat Street” (Jalan Kayu Aya), Chandi’s focus is flavourful Pan-Asian cuisine. Specialties include the miso-spiked caramelised butterfish and the sizzling hot stone sate platter.

The chefs pride themselves on sourcing as much as possible locally, including organic greens and fruits from Bedugul.

Linger over a relaxing lunch on the terrace, take advantage of the daily afternoon happy hours, or book in for a romantic dinner with your beau.

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Warung Nia Seminyak Food

It’s the rijstaffel (rice with assorted delicacies) that keeps diners coming back to this budget-friendly warung (simple eatery). 

Nia offers three outstanding versions of the Dutch colonial classic, sharing dishes like sate (meat skewers smothered in peanut sauce), babi kecap (pork in sweet soy sauce), urap (shredded coconut and green bean salad, and ayam sit sit (shredded chicken with shallots, chilli, and lemongrass). 

Everything is served with fiery sambal and turmeric scented rice. Check out Nia’s cooking classes to learn how to recreate the magic at home.

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Corner House Bali Seminyak

From the freshly shucked oysters to the CFC (Corner House Fried Chicken), the food at this buzzing Seminyak eatery is packed with flavour and perfect for sharing.

Chef Yudi’s kitchen is open all day, and the variety (and portions) are huge.

Treat yourself to a 6-stack pancake mountain for breakfast or take up the challenge of the Corner House burger over lunch. With a juicy Angus patty and all the gourmet trimmings, you’ll be in burger heaven.

For a girls’ night with a difference, why not book in for one of their cocktail master classes? With six boozy cocktail concoctions, it’s guaranteed to get the good times flowing!

Final Words

We hope you get to try some of these amazing Seminyak restaurants and that this guide has been helpful!

You know, everyone has their own preferences, and it is for this very reason that we have made a list of places as broad and varied as possible. We cannot wait to hear your perspective and… bon appetit!

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