Best 10 Restaurants in Canggu

By Putri, 04.12.2023

Canggu top 10 restaurants overview

What was only rice fields not too long ago has become one of the most recognised and visited places in the world! Canggu, located on the island of Bali, attracts travellers from across the world due to being a beach town while also having views of forests. However, what keeps people coming back are the options available as it pertains to food.

You will find a bit of everything here: Japanese, Mexican, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Spanish, Lebanese, Levantine, Danish, French, Chinese, Indian, and others all form a part of the flavours of Indonesia, making it a haven for digital nomads who want to sit and work on their laptop on their travels.

1. Shelter Pererenan

If you like Mediterranean cuisine, this place has all the platters you will need to fill your stomach. From vegetables to noodles (or any other meal), Shelter is a shortcut to gastronomic heaven in Indonesia, which you cannot overlook. Pro tip: Make a reservation fast, or you will find no place in the seating area. It’s that good!

Details

💸Average price: US $12

📍Location: Jl. Pantai Pererenan No.133, Pererenan, Kec. Mengwi, Bali 80361

⭐Reviews: 9/10

🕙Opening hours: 12.00 pm–12.00 am

🚘Services: dine-in, takeaway, delivery

✍🏽Booking: www.shelterbali.com

☎️Phone number: (081) 353681118

2. Sensorium

Boasting a fusion of Australian and Asian cuisine, this place is definitely a treat for the senses. Accompanying every tasty side dish will be fun music. The specials, too, are to die for and all of them go at affordable prices. The interiors have a gentle design, and the vibe is relaxed here. What more can someone want?

Details

💸Average price: US $10–$15

📍Location: Jl. Pantai Batu Mejan, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Bali 80351

⭐Reviews: 9/10

🚘Services: dine-in, takeaway

🕙Opening hours: 09.00 am–4.00 pm

✍🏽Booking: www.sensoriumbali.co.id

3. Skool Kitchen

The goods here are definitely worth writing home about. The Argentinian red shrimp is something all beach clubs should introduce to their menus, and don’t be surprised if you take multiple plates of it during the buffet hours. Top it up with some salad and steak, and you’re golden! The place is also open till late at night, so if you are into bustling nightlife, come here for a good party.

Details

💸Average price: US $15

📍Location: Jl. Pura Dalem, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Bali 80361

⭐Reviews: 9/10

🚘Services: dine-in, takeaway

🕙Opening hours: 5.00 pm–12.00 am

✍🏽Booking: www.skoolkitchen.co

☎️Phone number: (0811) 38004952

4. Sa’Mesa

Do you like Italian food? Do you want a unique mix of your favourite pizzas and pasta with some Indonesian twist to them? Sa’Mesa has you covered. All guests leave here licking their lips, and the cooking is very family-oriented. With a focus on dinners, Sa’Mesa balances the ambiance of the setting with the goodness of garden-fresh ingredients from the coast. All you have to do is pick your feast!

Details

💸Average price: US $18

📍Location: Jl. Tanah Barak No.1e, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Bali 80351

⭐Reviews: 9/10

🚘Services: dine-in, takeaway, delivery

🕙Opening hours: 6.00 pm–11.00 pm

✍🏽Booking: www.samesabali.com

☎️Phone number: (081) 353035411

5. Riviera Bistro

Plenty of wines and treats for everyone! Picture this: ocean views, a group of friends, a drink in your hand, a full heart, and an even fuller stomach thanks to all the meals your table has eaten! That is what the Riviera promises: a trip for your taste buds as you eat through cuisines from different parts of the world. Vegans have their own mains, so everyone is welcome here!

Details

💸Average price: US $10

📍Location: Jl. Pemelisan Agung, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Bali 80361

⭐Reviews: 9/10

🚘Services: dine-in, takeaway

🕙Opening hours: 11.30 am–12.00 pm

✍🏽Booking: www.linktr.ee

☎️Phone number: (081) 774134586

6. Luma Restaurant

A fusion of flavours is what Luma guarantees. When Indonesian spices are mixed with European classics, you get fire like yellowfin tuna tartare, squid ink pasta with river prawns, burrata, and peperonata. The sheer range of possibilities that can end up on your plate is what makes this address so popular among groups of tourists.

Details

💸Average price: US $10

📍Location: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.91, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Bali 80361

⭐Reviews: 9/10

🚘Services: dine-in, takeaway

🕙Opening hours: 12.00 pm–11.00 pm

✍🏽Booking: www.lumabali.com

☎️Phone number: (0811) 39414999

7. Maize Dining & Eatery

Maize has become a popular spot in Canggu for those looking to enjoy modern cuisine with a Latin influence while dining and drinking in style. Everything on the menu, from crispy tortillas to suckling pigs, celebrates local and seasonal produce alongside ingredients imported from Latin America and Asia. There’s even a full vegan menu catering to Canggu’s growing plant-based community. Sit out on the terrace and try the Hokkaido scallop toast, which is served with uni mayo, dried egg yolk, and grapefruit. Upgrade to wood-roasted cabbage with pickled grapes and toasted almonds to share, or choose the Chef’s Choice menu for carefully curated gourmet tastings.

Details

💸Average price: US $12

📍Location: D&E, Jl. Subak Sari No.90 Level 1, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Bali 80361

⭐Reviews: 9/10

🚘Services: dine-in, takeaway

🕙Opening hours: 11.00 am–12.00 am

✍🏽Booking: www.kilo-collective.com

☎️Phone number: (0821) 45951329

8. Milk & Madu

Canggu’s Milk & Madu made a stylish entrance onto the scene in 2014, quickly becoming a go-to destination for socialising and still a top name for its delicious and simple gourmet menu. Ever since it opened, many people have been coming here regularly because they believe that this place has the best food and coffee in town. They give out toys and books for kids to play with and share, which makes the place ideal for kids and families.

This outstanding restaurant in Canggu, with two establishments in Berawa and Batu Bolong, is widely adored. And there’s a good reason for this. Milk & Madu is famous for its delicious food and happy atmosphere. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner all day. Come and try the delicious pancakes or poached eggs here. They go great with a smoothie or a good cup of coffee from Beans by The Brotherhood. They make really good drinks, too, and you can also find a place to get fruit bowls in the morning and an outdoor playground for kids.

Drop by Milk & Madu on Tuesdays and Sundays, 4 pm–10 pm, for a special deal on pizzas: purchase one pizza and get a second free.

Details

💸Average price: US $12

📍Location: Jl. Pantai Berawa No.52, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Bali 80361

⭐Reviews: 9/10

🚘Services: dine-in, takeaway

🕙Opening hours: 07.00 am–10.00 pm

✍🏽Booking: www.milkandmadu.com

☎️Phone number: (0851) 02781872

9. HOME by Chef Wayan

Dinner at Chef Wayan’s HOME in Canggu is worth experiencing, as they serve a complete menu of Balinese cuisine that combines traditional recipes with a contemporary touch. After honing his skills at Michelin-starred restaurants in the United States, Chef Wayan specialises in exceptional mouth-watering dishes where Balinese cuisine is brought to life with a delicious modern twist.

Standout dishes at Chef Wayan’s HOME feature Rujak Ikan, Ayam Srosop, and Ledok Nusa served with sweet corn, skipjack tuna, sambal goreng, and kemangi oil. Chef Wayan draws inspiration from his mother’s recipes and incorporates his creative twist, resulting in a truly unforgettable dining experience at this charming cafe.

Details

💸Average price: US $16

📍Location: Jl. Pantai Pererenan No.92, Pererenan, Kec. Mengwi, Bali 80361

⭐Reviews: 9/10

🚘Services: dine-in, takeaway, delivery

🕙Opening hours: 11.00 am–10.00 pm

✍🏽Booking: www.home-by-chef-wayan.business.site

☎️Phone number: (081) 237593530

10. The Grumpy Butcher

This is a new BBQ restaurant located in the middle of Petitenget. Try their delicious coffee wood-smoked beef brisket, homemade sausages, tender BBQ ribs, and more. It’s not a real BBQ experience unless there’s some chilled beer to go with it. The Grumpy Butcher has lots of beer on tap and a wide selection of cold bottles for you to enjoy. If beer is not your preference, they also have a variety of wines and special cocktails to try with your BBQ. And this is without even mentioning the quality of the meat; all meat lovers will love the Grumpy Butcher!

Details

💸Average price: US $15

📍Location: Kerobokan, Jl. Petitenget No.21A, Bali 80361

⭐Reviews: 9/10

🚘Services: dine-in, takeaway

🕙Opening hours: 12.00 pm–11.00 pm

✍🏽Booking: www.thegrumpybutcher.com

☎️Phone number: (081) 802227777

Expert Opinion

I have been living in Bali for ten years. After the pandemic, I decided to move from Jimbaran to Canggu, which has always been the busiest town in Bali. Well-known as the best area for wellness and a food paradise!

So, here are my selections of the best restaurants in Canggu:

The Shelter, The Grumpy Butcher, and Milk Madu

The reason why these make up my best selection is because of the quality of the food and beverages, the taste, the service, the friendly staff, the pleasant settings, the ambience, and the vibes. All together, these make up an unforgettable dining experience!

If you are concerned about Canggu’s traffic, this might hold you back from coming, but the temptation of the food makes it worth visiting! Enjoy Bali.

Canggu Top 10 restaurants author

Putri

Guide and the author of the project On Bali

The author of our website is from Jakarta, Indonesia. Being brave enough to go with the flow, the author settled in Bali more than ten years ago. With hobbies that include arts and culture, the author gained a deep understanding of Balinese traditions. Excellent writing skills help the author transfer all these impressions onto our website. An ever-lasting desire to share knowledge and experience with others makes the author the perfect guide to Bali.

Date of Last Update: February 13, 2024