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Not to Be Missed Bali Dining Destinations

Bali is one of the best foodie destinations in the world and we listed down Bali dining destinations that you should add to your bucket list.

Sumptuous dishes during the Jimbaran Seafood Night

Bali’s Best Dining Destinations

Over the past decade, Bali has attracted and developed world-class Chefs, who have designed world-class menus that make Bali one of the best Foodie destinations in the world. From the quirky and creative to a fine dining degustation, Bali has venues and menus that would impress even the harshest food critic.

If you are serious about your foodie experiences, we’ve put together a list of must-try Bali dining destinations to add to your foodie bucket list!

Cuca, Jimbaran

Cuca Dessert Snow White

If you’ve ever visited Cuca in Jimbaran, we are quite sure you would not have forgotten your experience.

Led by Chef Kevin Cherkas, Cuca has been delighting eyes and tastebuds since 2013. With a casual dining meets fine dining concept, Cuca is known for its “think outside of the box” Tapas, Cocktails & Desserts.

Using 100% locally sourced products from across Indonesia, Cuca’s menu will surprise and delight you! Their food is made to be shared and you’ll dine on amazing dishes inspired by worldwide travels while enjoying the casual and classy surroundings of this award-winning restaurant.

We recommend trying Chef’s tasting meal for the full Cuca foodie experience!

Visit their website here
Instagram: @cucabali

The Bistrot, Umalas

This vintage Umalas restaurant serves up a delightful fusion of French sophistication and Thai flair, adding culinary artistry throughout its gorgeous interior. Behind The Bistrot’s fascinating art scene is the remarkable interior designer, Zohra Boukhari, whose work reflects the restaurant’s immersive dining experience filled with stories.

With comfort French cuisine and Thai taste at its core, The Bistrot’s menu features visually appealing mains, sharing plates, and desserts wrapped up in exquisite flavours. The Bistrot is known as a ‘canvas of inspiration’, and you’ll feel inspired right away as you explore its most unusual gin and the extensive cocktails and drink selection to pair with the tempting menus.

And no time will be wasted here – as the restaurant provides a picturesque backdrop for creative endeavours. The Bistrot offers a creative setting for food photography, or even fashion and lifestyle photoshoots. It’s a gastronomically satisfying and visually appetising space you’ll get into!

Visit their website here

Instagram: @thebistrotbali

Manarai Beach House, Nusa Dua

Crafted much like a delicious tropical cocktail, the Manarai Beach House seamlessly combines modernity. Get ready for this Bali beach club to sweep you away with its serene ocean views and sleek surroundings.

The dominant blue decor creates a wave of total relaxation, making this venue a magnet for those seeking a less-crowded beachside experience in Bali. Famous names like Jonas Blue and A$AP Rocky have also been drawn to this secluded Nusa Dua sanctuary, which offers guests the perfect blend of sunshine and entertainment.

For food, your options range from fresh starters like tacos and rolls, to power bowls, pasta and pizza classics, offering a deliciously diverse dining experience in Bali. Of course, there are also plenty of tempting Balinese-inspired main courses to try, including Jimbaran-Style Red Snapper and Ayam Betutu. And let’s not forget about the equally impressive beverage selection at Manarai Beach House, featuring signature cocktails, whisky, liqueur, wine and more!

Visit their website here
Instagram: @manaraibali

Spice Mantraa, Kuta & Seminyak

Craving a culinary adventure through India, without leaving Bali? Head over to Spice Mantraa on bustling Jalan Petitenget, where traditional Indian street-food favourites are elevated to new heights with a lip-smackingly good contemporary twist! Their huge menu covers scrumptious dishes from across all regions of India, with a feast of flavours that will leave you wanting more. 

Choose to dine on their stylish terrace area or soak-up the energetic sounds of the kitchen, as your senses are ignited with delicious aromas that will transport you straight to the streets of Delhi. Enjoy fiery Tandoori specialities and hearty mains, like their signature melt-in-the-mouth Butter Chicken or succulent Lamb Kebabs, presented as slider-style delights. There’s no doubt that Spice Mantraa’s menu is a celebration of bold spices, fresh local ingredients and age-old traditions, reinterpreted for the modern palate. As well as all of your favourite side dishes and sweets, Spice Mantraa has an array of refreshing beverages and creative cocktails to complete your meal. Get your feast on at Spice Mantraa!

Visit their website here
Instagram: @spicemantraaseminyak

NOAA Asian Bistro

Unveiling a dramatic transformation, Seminyak’s favourite pan-Asian destination, NOAA, is back and better than ever! Having shed its former look, NOAA returns with a sleek, new modern glasshouse design, as well as a delectable reimagined menu, inspired by Chef Arron’s global travels. This is where mouth-watering indulgence meets an appetite of discovery! Weaving together the finest Asian flavours, prepare to tempt your taste-buds with NOAA’s Melbourne-inspired Snapper Crudo, featuring succulent white snapper dressed in a zesty nam jim sauce, beautifully balanced with a touch of coconut.

Those craving comfort food with a twist have to try the Ginger Flower Fried Rice, showcasing Chef Arron’s unique transformation of a classic Indonesian dish, creating an aromatic taste explosion! Relax and socialise with scrumptious bites and carefully crafted cocktails, right in the heart of bustling Seminyak.

Visit their website here
Instagram: @noaa.asianbistro

Amici, Seminyak

A truly bellissimo Bali dining destination that you can’t afford to miss out on is Amici! This must-visit venue has been impressing Seminyak dinners with its masterful blend of traditional Italian cuisine, presented with a twist of modern flair. Savour exquisite dishes brought to you by the legendary Enrico Bartolini, whose impressive portfolio boasts 12 Michelin stars, making him the most decorated Italian chef in the world! Choose from al-fresco dining, or take a seat indoors where you can delight in watching the open kitchen work its magic, serving-up scrumptious antipasti starters, authentic pizzas, homemade ravioli and pasta dishes, fragrant risottos, mouthwatering grills. Open for lunch and dinner, as well as Sunday brunch, which is served from 11:30am to 3:00pm complete with live jazz music and 2-hours of free-flow! Experience a slice of ‘La Dolce Vita’ at Amici.

Visit their website here
Instagram: @amicibali

Kayuputi, Nusa Dua

Kayuputi Restaurant is one the Bali Dining Destinations
Kayuputi Caviar Brunch

Located within one of Bali’s most luxurious addresses, you’ll find Kayuputi within Nusa Dua’s stunning St Regis Resort.

With a backdrop of the Indian Ocean and Nusa Dua Beach, the venue itself oozes elegance, luxury, and fine dining. Kayuputi showcases Pan-Asian haute-inspired cuisines, perfectly matched with an extensive wine list and carefully curated cocktails.

Whether you wish to experience one of their famous Sunday Brunches, join them for lunch or for dinner, Kayuputi is the epitome of fine dining. Led by Executive Chef Agung Gede, the dishes ensure the most complex tastes and textures through an emphasis on thoughtful and authentic preparation.

We recommend trying their degustation menu paired with the exquisite wines, carefully selected by their sommelier if you are really serious about your food experiences while in Bali.

Visit their website here
Instagram: @kayuputirestaurant

Oliverra at Umana Bali, Ungasan

Modern Oliverra at Umana Bali restaurant exterior overlooking the ocean view at dusk
Modern Oliverra at Umana Bali restaurant interior with ocean view at dusk

The freshest hotspot perched on Ungasan’s cliff-tops is now open, at Umana Bali, LXR Hotels & Resorts. Serving cuisine spanning the breadth of the Mediterranean, Oliverra delights diners with a journey from the north to south. Amidst savouring delectable meals, guests will also be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and surrounding cliffs.

Oliverra is divided into three areas for the casual yet exclusive dining experience – The Restaurant, The Bar and The Patio. The inside is adorned with luxurious blue and white chandeliers overlooking the ocean, creating an opulent ambience. Whilst outside, guests can delight in mouthwatering dishes served right on the cliff’s edge.

The specially crafted menu at Oliverra primarily uses locally sourced ingredients from the surrounding plantations. From the comforting embrace of homemade pasta to expertly prepared specialty platters, this stunning restaurant embodies culinary excellence. Make sure to sample their selection of premium Kiwami Wagyu MB9+, flown directly from Japan, and the tender Stockyard Striploin MB5.

As for the bar, it has a collection of international premium wines hailing from Italy, Spain and France, as well as a variety of cocktail spritzers, including their signature creation, the Oliverra Spritz! Inspired by the timeless Aperol Spritz cocktail, this refreshing tipple combines pomelo gin and local spirits infused with regional pomelo and hibiscus flavours.

Visit their website here

Instagram: @oliverra.bali

Ji Restaurant Bali, Canggu

Ji Restaurant Bali isn’t just a place to eat – it’s a journey through history and flavour, housed in a reconstructed 311-year-old temple with a terrace that offers breathtaking 180-degree ocean views. Here, you’ll find some of the island’s best Japanese contemporary cuisine, where each dish is a masterpiece of fresh, meticulous Japanese craftsmanship, infused with playful twists and influences from around Asia.

The restaurant’s dark wood façade, adorned with ornate animal carvings, reflects a rich blend of ancient Japanese and Chinese cultures. Sample one (or more!) of their famous Asian-inspired cocktails, or better yet – join their ocean-view cocktail-making class! Perfect for celebrating birthdays, bachelorette parties or networking events, Ji Restaurant’s prime sunset views over Batu Bolong Beach will ensure that every occasion is a truly memorable one.

Visit their website here

Instagram: @jirestaurantbali

Piasan Restaurant, Nusa Dua

When it comes to the best restaurant in Nusa Dua, selecting the ultimate spot is tough, but one that undeniably comes to mind is Piasan Restaurant. This fine dining restaurant infuses a tropical twist into its ambience, creating an enchanting atmosphere that’s the perfect intimate dining setting.

With its semi-open concept featuring a picturesque waterway and tropical garden, this Italian restaurant seamlessly blends local bamboo and clay to create a sleek look for an invitingly stylish home dining experience.

Try Piasan Restaurant’s signature dishes, such as the fragrant Lobster Linguine All’ Aragosta of the tender Steak Bistecca Diangus Nero Alla Griglia. The Salmon Con Salsa Di Panna is also a delightful choice not to be missed! For those craving Italian classics, pizzas and delectable sweet treats are also on the menu.

Piasan Restaurant offers a variety of seating options. Choose to dine in the lounge, terrace, or courtyard and pick the perfect ambience to fit with your mood – because great food tastes even better with the perfect setting!

Visit their website here
Instagram: @piasanrestaurant

Embers

An octopus on a black plate with sauce, served as one of the dining destinations in Bali. Grilled Octopus at Embers a Mediterranean restaurant located in Ubud.

Another culinary gem located at Bisma Eight Villas is Embers, radiating the charms of Mediterranean tradition through exquisitely crafted dishes. It’s an inviting Bali dining experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Taking guests on a journey from Earth to table, Embers uses freshly harvested ingredients and produce from The Conservatory, their on-site greenhouse. Paired with locally sourced meat and seafood, Embers menu offers Mediterranean dishes that perfectly complement the high-quality ingredients grown in Ubud – bringing a fusion of Greek, Italian and North African flavours into the heart of Bali’s cultural hub.

For an enchanting evening, explore Embers drink options, drawing inspiration from Mediterranean herbs, spices, fruits and botanicals. Alternatively, book the dreamy Embers Garden Romantic Dinner experience with a rustic 4-course menu for a truly magic night!

Instagram: @embersubud

Village Square, Andaz Bali

Drawing inspiration from the island’s laid-back culture, the Andaz Bali invites guests to dine like a local at Village Square – a unique concept showcasing four distinct restaurants, each one offering a unique experience that is sure to tempt your tastebuds!

Located at the heart of the Andaz Bali Resort, Village Square is a modern interpretation of a vibrant Balinese village market where you can immerse yourself in a feast of global flavours. For an authentic taste of the archipelago, Wok Wok restaurant is sure to hit the spot, with its mouth-watering offerings of Indonesian comfort food and rich blend of traditional spices.

Blue Oven is full of Mediterranean flair where you can dine amidst a sea of blue, as you tuck into delicious roasts and hearty dishes served in clay and cast iron pots. And for those special occasions, Fire Fox offers a truly elegant setting for a premium grill experience. Specialising in prime steaks and tender ribs which are cooked to perfection – sit back and relax as you sip on a chilled beer or glass of Cabernet Sauvignon and savour the relaxing ambience.

For those with a sweet tooth, the Deli Bakery serves a wide variety of cakes, homemade ice-creams and desserts. Why not pick your favourite sweet treat and unwind with a hot pot of tea or a cup of their aromatic freshly brewed coffee made from locally sourced beans.

Your culinary journey awaits at Village Square! Contact the Andaz Bali Resort now to book your table: Whatsapp +628113981082 or email [email protected]

Visit their website here
Instagram: @andaz_bali

Merah Putih, Seminyak

For an impressive romantic setting that oozes sophisticated elegance, look no further than Merah Putih restaurant, conveniently located right in the heart of Seminyak’s Jl Petitenget. It’s easy to see why this place is always bustling – with its stunning interior, mouthwatering menu and first-class service!

Offering high-end Indonesian cuisine, you’ll be blown away by the wide variety of authentic flavours expertly brought to you by Balinese chef Wiwik. Open for lunch and dinner, as well as offering a decadent Chef’s Tasting Menu, you’ll be spoilt for choice as you peruse their tempting dishes – such as Semur Sapi (tender slow roasted beef cheeks), Bebek Goreng (crispy duck) and their deliciously moorish Perkedel Jagung (sweetcorn fritters). And with plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, there really is something for everyone!

Whether you’re celebrating an important occasion or a romantic dinner with a special someone, let Agung Ari – one of Indonesia’s expert mixologists – show you what he does best by rustling-up one of his signature premium cocktails! And if wine is more your tipple, you’re sure to find your perfect pairing with their expansive imported wine selection. This is certainly one dining destination that really should not be missed!

Visit their website here
Instagram: @merahputihbali

Apéritif

Apéritif Wagyu
King Cobia Apéritif Restaurant

Every element of every dish, and every combination and twist, has been carefully chosen by the Apéritif team to make sure each bite you take is a taste sensation. Every course is carefully plated like a piece of sculpted art. We could go into deep details on each of the dishes we have tried from these menus, but instead, trust us when we say, if you are serious about your foodie experiences – experiencing a degustation menu at Apéritif must absolutely be on your Bali bucket list.

From the moment you arrive at this stunning restaurant, the elegance of the venue sets the scene for fine dining, and luxury experience. With no detail left out, every aspect of Apéritif oozes class and elegance, from the décor to the staff uniforms.

With a colonial theme, you could be mistaken that you have stepped right back to the Roaring Twenties era when entering the restaurant. There are not a lot of venues in Bali you can wear your best dress and heels, but Apéritif is one of them.

Visit their website here
Instagram @aperitifbali

Di Mare at Karma Kandara

di Mare Fine Dining Restaurang at Karma Kandara Bali
Karma Kandara

If you feel like having a different kind of dining experience, enjoying not only food but also the amazing ambience like atop the remarkable view from the hills of Uluwatu, di Mare Restaurant at Karma Kandara is the answer. 

The award-winning Mediterranean cuisine is served in a stunning cliff-top setting overlooking the Indian Ocean. The seasonal fine-dining menu focuses on super-fresh ingredients, exotic flavours and classic cooking techniques, complemented by a superb list of international wines.

Visit their website here
Instagram: @karma.kandara.bali

Tetaring Restaurant, Nusa Dua

Dishes served on a wooden table by Tetaring Restaurant Nusa Dua

Set within the serene ITDC complex, Tetaring Restaurant has crafted Indonesian cuisine perfection, earning its place as one of the best restaurants in Nusa Dua. This contemporary Indonesian restaurant showcases local delicacies created with the finest ingredients, providing delightful experiences for both lunch and dinner.

This modern venue in Nusa Dua harmoniously blends bamboo and glass, creating an atmosphere of cool comfort and understated elegance. Guests are invited to choose their preferred dining area, whether it’s the lounge, indoor space or garden patio.

Drawing inspiration from a medley of old-world flavours, Tetaring Restaurant passionately presents the authenticity of Indonesian cuisine with a creative twist. Must-try recommendations include the BBQ Balinese Pork Ribs and a nostalgic journey down memory lane with Indonesian childhood flavours in their assortment of bites. Afterwards, conclude your gastronomic journey with a uniquely-crafted baked cheesecake adorned with a green fermented rice sauce!

Visit their website here
Instagram: @tetaringrestaurant

Opia, Jimbaran

Get ready to indulge in a feast for the senses at Opia Bali! This restaurant is a true gem, nestled on the edge of Jimbaran’s majestic limestone cliffs. We love their indoor and outdoor casual garden seating options, which offer unbeatable views and vibes! 

But it’s not just the atmosphere that will leave you speechless – their menu features a delicious fusion of ethically sourced dishes that blend traditional flavours with a modern twist. And let’s not forget about the drinks – the signature and craft cocktails are a serious must-try, as well as their wide selection of imported wines. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, catching up with friends or planning a romantic dinner with a special someone, Opia Bali is the ultimate culinary destination that’s nothing short of enchanting.

Visit their website here
Instagram: @opiabalidining

Starfish Bloo, Seminyak

Starfish Bloo in W Resort Seminyak
One of Bali Dining Destinations is Starfish Bloo Beach Front Dining

With stunning Seminyak sunset views, Starfish Bloo is located within W Bali Resort and right alongside Seminyak Beach.

The menu is a combination of Pan-Asian flavours with Western essences. With a strong focus on seafood, you can enjoy the show of the Chefs in action in their open kitchen. The restaurant vibe is glamorous, yet casual and is perfect for groups and couples.

Starfish Bloo has long been famous for its legendary Sunday Brunches, where guests love to stay on and enjoy those Seminyak sunsets with sundowners from the complete cocktail and drinks menu on offer at Starfish Bloo.

Visit their website here
Instagram: @wbaliseminyak

Kubu, Ubud

Kubu Restaurant Area
Lamb Rack by Kubu

A visit to Kubu Restaurant in Ubud is the ultimate choice in romance.

With the venue design inspired by the traditional huts of Ubud rice farmers, a visit to Kubu will be a memorable one! The menu showcases Mediterranean-European specialties which are prepared with ingredients sourced from Bali. The romantic vibe is enhanced by the soundtrack of the flowing Ayung River which runs alongside Kubu’s private dining cocoons.

For the ultimate Kubu experience, we recommend indulging in one of their signature six- to eight-course degustation menus.

Visit their website here
Instagram: @kubuatmandapa

Sundara, Jimbaran

200-day Grain-Fed BBQ Platter Angus T-Bone
Seafood at Sundara Jimbaran

With the perfect mix of five-star flair and a relaxed ambience, Sundara in Jimbaran is a great addition to your Bali dining experiences list.

Its stunning location is totally beachfront and overlooks its beachfront pool (at 57 metres it’s the longest beachfront pool on the island!). The menu features a lot of Jimbaran’s famous seafood, caught fresh on the day. Join them for their BBQ dinner or enjoy a swim and a light bite from their shareable, casual cuisine menu.

With a focus on freshness, a Sundara experience can be a class sunset meal or a casual day by the pool…. or for the ultimate experience, bring your change of clothes and go from day to night and try it all!

Visit their website here
Instagram: @sundarabali

Fisherman’s Club, Sanur

Fishermans Club Chilling Point
Chef holding fresh catch of the day

Located on Sanur’s beachfront, the relaxed atmosphere of Fisherman’s Club is the perfect place to experience Old School Bali vibes while enjoying all the deliciousness Bali has to offer.

The menu offers a selection of bits, meats and of course the freshest catch of the day seafood, which is grilled the traditional way over coconut husks. You can dine all day, but we recommend being there for sundown to sip on some of their carefully crafted cocktails before dinner, while the venue buzzes with a beach club vibe.

Visit their website here
Instagram: @fishermansclubsanur

Koral, Nusa Dua

Amazing Bali dining destinations - Koral Restaurant Dining Area
Koral Restaurant at Kempinski Bali - Koral Tunnel

An experience at Koral Restaurant in Nusa Dua is one like no other in Bali.

You dine underwater, surrounded by the magnificent aquarium which features an abundance of marine life. The menu offers guests a host of artesian dishes combining fresh seasonal products, surprising compositions, and the skills of the talented kitchen team. This elegant venue is one to dress up for! Enjoy all your senses being excited here.

We recommend trying a signature degustation menu for the full experience. If it’s a special occasion be sure to let them know ahead of time, there are always lots of surprises when you dine underwater.

Visit their website here
Instagram: @koralbali

Api Jiwa, Ubud

An Api Jiwa dish
An Api Jiwa dessert

Api Jiwa’s name is inspired by the Sanskrit word that means ‘fire to the soul’, the menu reflects this with creations that are bold in flavour and have taken inspiration from Asian omakase.

This open-air restaurant is lively and unique. You can choose to either dine and gather around Chef’s counter to watch the magic happen or be seated at a private dining table. The menu is designed to showcase the best local produce from around Bali.

We recommend getting up close and personal with the chef at the counter for a truly unique dining experience, he will talk you through each dish and where the ingredients are sourced and how it’s prepared for you.

Instagram: @apijiwaubud

Wild Air, Ubud

Wild Air Restaurant offers a romantic jungle vibeJPG
Expect high-quality delicious and beautiful meal at Wild Air Restaurant

Ubud is well known from the movie Eat, Pray, Love… and it’s eating experiences must be experienced.

When in Ubud we love a visit to Wild Air Restaurant, which is located in the Kaamala Resort, for a tasty time. With an epic forest valley view, Wild Air Restaurant has all the romantic, jungle vibes you’d ever want for a memorable meal.

Serving both Asian & International cuisine, the dishes look just as good as they taste! Led by Chef Agus, you can be assured of a high-quality, delicious, and very beautiful meal, with the perfect Bali ambiance when you choose to dine at Wild Air Restaurant.

Be sure to give their sexy cocktails a try too during your visit!

Instagram: @wildairubud

Copper Kitchen, Bar & Rooftop

Copper Kitchen, Bar & Rooftop

This impressive and picturesque rooftop dining destination is ideally located within the highly acclaimed Bisma Eight Hotel in Ubud.

Definitely not one to be missed, enjoy romantic panoramic views whilst dining on a sumptuous menu that expertly embraces the complex flavours of International-Asian cuisine. With a focus on using locally grown and ethically sourced ingredients from their own sustainable farm, this is a dining experience that feeds both the body and the soul.

With their monthly full-moon dinners and cosy ambience, why not reserve your own romantic rooftop table and treat your special someone to a memorable dining experience under the stars.

Visit their website here
Instagram: @copperubud

Final Words

We hope this Bali dining destinations list makes it easier for you to have epic dining experiences in the island. We are so lucky to have so many talented chefs and amazing venues on the Island… we are so spoiled for choice!

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