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Best Japanese Restaurants in Bali

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Best Japanese Restaurants in Bali by Bali Buddies

 In Bali, many talented Japanese food chefs have created incredible Japanese dining experiences using local produce from the ocean and the land. Fish, vegetables and rice are highly featured in Japanese dishes, which celebrates nature and the seasons throughout their cuisine.

From casual, Izakaya-style and à-la-carte experiences, to sophisticated and elegant fine dining and chef’s Omakase options, we are on a mission to help you find Bali’s best Japanese Restaurants! With so many great options on the island to choose from, we sure had a great time eating our way around Bali’s sushi bars and Teppanyaki restaurants – sampling plenty of sake along the way of course!

SEMINYAK & CANGGU

Rayjin Teppanyaki

Rayjin Teppanyaki wooden interiors.

Address: Jl. Petitenget No.98x, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Instagram : @rayjinbali

If authentic Japanese teppanyaki-style food is what you are looking for, Rayjin in Seminyak is a fun experience where you are invited to engage with the chefs, whilst they prepare and present fine teppanyaki food in an energetic display. The entertaining combination of skill, flavour and fun will make your dining experience remarkably satisfying. Only the finest ingredients are used and the Japanese-inspired interiors with warm wooden accents create a relaxed ambiance for a fun-filled night. There is now a Rayjin outlet in central Ubud also!

Kajin Japanese Contemporary Sushi

Two chefs in a restaurant kitchen carefully preparing Kajin Japanese Contemporary Sushi
An assortment of Kajin Japanese Contemporary Sushi is displayed on a wooden table. The dishes include various nigiri, sashimi, and sushi rolls

Address: Jl. Petitenget No.98y, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Instagram : @kajinbali

Kajin is a sexy, modern upgrade on your classic sushi bar. The sibling of Rayjin, also from the Kaminari Group, Kajin serves some of the freshest sushi and sashimi you will find in Bali, prepared with a contemporary edge. Authentic Japanese food is all about presentation, and the food at Kajin is sure to blow your mind with both its flavours and aesthetics. Not to mention, the very cool, urban vibes and vast sake selection that makes Kajin a hot-spot on the Petitenget strip.

Takumi Kaiseki & Omakase

Chef Daijiro from Osaka is committed to creating an original Omakase menu each week, based on the changing seasons and using ingredients that are both locally sourced and flown-in from Japan. Takumi has a 9-course Kaiseki, 18-course Omakase, Sushi Omakase and à-la-carte menu, as well as a speakeasy bar upstairs, called Nikai by Takumi, giving you an insight into the world of Japanese whiskey. This artful and sophisticated dining experience is a must for any lover of high-end, Omakase dining! 

Insta: @takumibali
Address: Jl. Petitenget No.43A, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

NUSA DUA

Nampu Japanese Restaurant at Grand Hyatt Nusa Dua

Address: Grand Hyatt Bali Kawasan Wisata Nusa Dua BTDC, Benoa, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80363
Instagram : @grandhyattbali

Sizzling teppanyaki, exquisite flavours and meticulous craftsmanship set in an elegant dining room amidst Japanese gardens, is what you will find at Nampu. If you choose the teppanyaki style dining, you can select from a beef or seafood set menu, paired with sake selections that will take your meal from “Wow!” to “Wowsers!” The service and atmosphere are 5-star, with super fresh sashimi served in generous portions.

Hamabe Japanese Restaurant at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali

Hamabe Dining Westin Bali
Hamabe new restaurant westin

A casual setting to enjoy sizzling teppanyaki hot-plate style dining, Hamabe also offers Robatayaki and shabu-shabu – a traditional hot-pot where you prepare a variety of ingredients like sliced beef, tender seafood and fresh vegetables in a broth right at your table. Guided by the staff, you can have an authentic, hearty, shabu-shabu experience right here in Bali. Choose between à-la-carte and set teppanyaki or shabu-shabu menu options. 

Address : BTDC, Kawasan Pariwisata, Jl. Nusa Dua No.3 Lot N, Benoa, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80363
Instagram : @hamabe.bali 

Izakaya by OKU at The Apurva Kempinski Bali

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Izakaya-by-Oku-noodle-fine-dining

Sister restaurant of the award-winning OKU restaurant in Jakarta, the theme at this Apurva Kempinski Bali eatery is casual ‘bistro-chic’ with a Japanese influence. Although the dining style is casual, elaborately crafted dishes are made using the finest ingredients with the chefs expertly serving artistic (and tasty) dishes for a truly satisfying dining experience.

Address: Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Sawangan, Nusa Dua, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Instagram : @izakayabyokubali

Sakura Japanese Restaurant at Melia Bali

Sakura Japanese Restaurant - Outdoor Dining Area
Tatami Room at Sakura Japanese Restaurant

Warm and inviting Japanese decor sets the scene for a relaxing evening within the lush tropical gardens of the Sakura Japanese Restaurant at Melia Bali. Every dish is carefully curated with local ingredients to create maximum umami (taste), with sushi, sashimi and à-la-carte dishes of all sorts on offer to suit every palate. 

Instagram: @meliabali
Address: Kawasan Pariwisata ITDC, Jl. Nusa Dua No.Lot. 1, Benoa, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80363

Edogin at Mulia Bali

At the best Japanese restaurant in Bali, a chef masterfully cooks various meats and vegetables on a hot teppanyaki grill table, flames rising dramatically, with tantalizing prepared food on a tray in the foreground at Edogin Mulia Bali
Edogin Japanese at Mulia Bali

The art of Omakase dining, or trusting the chef to prepare dishes showcasing the freshest seasonal ingredients, takes an artistic form at Edogin. Ingredients are sourced locally as well as globally to create dishes that stay true to the roots of authentic Japanese cuisine in a fine dining setting. From Friday to Sunday between 6-11pm, there is a Teppanyaki Buffet, including a selection of sashimi, tempura, sushi and more. 

Instagram: @themuliabali
Address: Mulia Resort, Kawasan Sawangan, Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80362

JIMBARAN

KO Restaurant Teppanyaki & Cocktail Lounge at InterContinental Jimbaran

KO Restaurant features a modern, well-lit sushi bar inside a contemporary eatery adorned with wooden ceiling panels. Sleek black cushioned chairs
A modern dining room reminiscent of KO Restaurant, with a wooden table set for eight, featuring white chairs, red placemats, and neatly rolled napkins

KO restaurant is a teppanyaki restaurant, sushi bar and lounge where you can experience artful and sophisticated Japanese food with exquisite presentation. The team, led by Chef Mitsuaki Senoo, is dedicated to being one of the best venues for sushi on the island. This stylish restaurant infuses Balinese and Japanese design elements within a Japanese garden, creating a tranquil atmosphere for Japanese dining. 

Address: Uluwatu St No.45, Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361
Instagram : @intercontinentalbaliresort

KUTA & LEGIAN

TENKAI Japanese Nikkei Restaurant at Padma Resort Legian

A chef prepares a flaming dish on a teppanyaki grill in the elegantly designed TENKAI Japanese Nikkei Restaurant, featuring lattice partitions and neatly set tables
A table spread at TENKAI Japanese Nikkei Restaurant showcasing a variety of Japanese dishes, including sushi rolls, grilled salmon with vegetables

At TENKAI, modern and artistic Japanese food takes on a Peruvian influence. Think Japanese cuisine with sour and spicy flavours, using Peruvian ingredients such as seafood, cassava, corn and quinoa whilst also staying true to authentic Japanese food, with teppanyaki and robata dishes served alongside ceviche, nigiri and maki. TENKAI is a bit of a twist on your traditional Japanese restaurant, which is why we love it! That and their incredible beverage selection, featuring sake, shochu, cocktails and wine. Opening times: Daily, 12pm – 2:30pm, 6pm – 10pm.

Address: Jl. Padma No.1, Legian, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Instagram : @tenkaibali

KUU Izakaya Dining at Maya Resort Sanur

Kuu Izakaya Bali The Best Japanese Restaurants in Bali
kuu izakaya japanese restaurant

This is casual dining done in the Izakaya spirit. At KUU you will find everything from tempura to robatayaki, sashimi to sushi, and even ramen, in a relaxed setting by serene Sanur Beach. You will find traditional and modern dishes, as well as a rooftop with beach views. Want to know more about Japanese cooking? You can learn the basics of Japanese cooking at Kuu’s cooking class!

Instagram: @kuubali
Address: Jl. Danau Tamblingan No.89M, Sanur, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80228

UBUD

Mori at Bisma Eight Ubud

mori ubud the best japanese restaurants in bali

The key philosophies of Japanese cuisine, balance, simplicity and seasonality, come together with Omotenashi service at Mori, in the heart of Ubud. Teppanyaki is a fun and interactive form of dining and creating memories, while enjoying Bali’s exquisite seasonal ingredients – and Mori does teppanyaki dining in an exquisite way! An intimate 5-seater counter experience, ensures an immersive and interpersonal experience each night, with a first seating at 6pm, and then again at 8:30pm. Carefully crafted, contemporary-cocktails make up the beverage list alongside sake, beer and wine options.

Instagram: @moriubud
Address: Jl. Bisma No.68, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571

Final Words

After reading our handy guide, which of Bali’s top Chinese food spots will you experience first? Will you dive into a vibrant Seminyak dinner, or perhaps seek a peaceful, luxurious lunch in Nusa Dua? Whatever your choice, you’re sure to enjoy the excellent flavours of Bali’s wok-wielding chefs!

Craving more Asian cuisine? Check out our handpicked list of Bali’s Best Indian Restaurants.

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