Best 7 Indonesian Restaurants in Bali

By Putri, 04.12.2023

The Indonesian restaurants in Bali are some of the most famous and wanted spots in this beautiful part of the world. The cuisine of Indonesia has been shaped by its history and geography. As a result, its cuisine is diverse, featuring an enormous range of dishes.

Many famous restaurants serve excellent Indonesian cuisine at affordable prices. Here is the best selection of Indonesian restaurants in Bali listed for you!

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1. The Warung

The Warung tops the list by just a bit because they do the concept of fusion foods in their own way. Traditional Balinese mixes with Chinese at this popular Alila venue, and the Warungs name is enough to let people know you’re on a trip to eat. Pork, ribs, egg, and chilli, when cooked with the right combo of onions, ginger, garlic, peanuts, and even fruit, is spectacular enough. Still, their passion for making their version of foods like nasi ayam and lawar is genuinely inspirational.

There’s also the bar! You can relax and take in the views with a few cocktails with your friends over lunch or dinner. Get a table at the Warung, and the food will take you places with every course!

Details

💸Average price: US $10-15

📍Location: Jl. Belimbing Sari Banjar, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Bali 80364

🚘Services: dine-in, takeaway

🕙Opening hours: 11.00 am–11.00 pm

⭐Review: 9/10

✍🏽Bookings: www.alilahotels.com

2. Kubu at Mandapa

Kubu is on a mission to send you on a gastronomic adventure. With locally grown and sourced ingredients, there are very few things you will not find here. From traditional Balinese food to a more international menu, this is a five-sense experience! Some dishes, like the suckling pig, might require a pre-order, but otherwise, this dining destination will cater to all your tastes in a jiffy.

As the hotel is part of the Ritz-Carlton reserve, it also offers a bamboo-enclosed, peaceful environment. Kubu offers nine private cocoons to dine in with your family. Over time, this has gained popularity among newly-wed couples!

Details

💸Average price: US $10-20

📍Location: Jl. Raya Kedewatan, Banjar, Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Bali 80571

🚘Services: dine-in, takeaway

🕙Opening hours: 6.00 pm–11.00 pm

⭐Review: 9/10

✍🏽Bookings: www.ritzcarlton.com

3. Double Ikat

Indonesian food is known for its perfect blend of spices and comfort. Since the country is geographically long, you will find that the flavours change every few kilometers. But what do you do when you want to try them all in one place? You will visit Double Ikat Restaurant in Bali! All the finger-licking Indonesian dishes under one roof! They are known for their special dishes, such as Bebek Betutu, Pepes Ikan, or Sate Lilit. Let the chef know of your spice tolerance beforehand so they know just how much sambal to add to your food!

Details

💸Average price: US $10-20

📍Location: Jl. Pantai Balangan I No. 1, Ungasan, Kec. Kuta Sel., Bali 80361

🚘Services: dine-in, takeaway, delivery

🕙Opening hours: 6.00 pm–11.00 pm

⭐Review: 9/10

✍🏽Bookings: www.doubleikatrestaurant.com

4. Ulekan

Ulekan is yet another Indonesian food paradise, put together by talented chefs from Watercress and Milk & Madu. So you know the food has a soul, and it’s locally sourced. From the ingredients of the dish to the interior design, they were all hand-picked to perfection. Your dining experience, be it seafood or coconut-glazed veggies, will transport you to an undiscovered Indonesia.

Every dish at Ulekan is a classic Indonesian dish. You can choose from many tasty meals that bring out the flavours of the area. These meals are meant to be shared, which makes eating together more fun. There are lots of tasty foods to try in Indonesia. Curries and cooked foods each have their own tastes and smells. Every bite is like a trip through the different kinds of Indonesian food. The restaurant has terrific Balinese dance shows three times a week that make the setting even better and make the meal memorable.

Details

💸Average price: US $10-15

📍Location: Jl. Pantai Berawa No. 34, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Bali 80361

🚘Service: dine-in, takeaway

🕙Opening hours: 12.00 pm–10.00 pm

⭐Review: 9/10

✍🏽Bookings: www.ulekanbali.com

5. Cascades Ubud

The vast array of delicacies that Cascades Ubud has on its menus is amazing; by combining European items with a variety of dishes from the archipelago, they have created their own style and twist for things that are made to be welcome to both Asian locals and travellers. The combination of good food, excellent garden ambience, and plenty of top products in the recipe. We have provided the address below, so whether you book your tables through TripAdvisor or find your way there with a local guide, just know that the view and the food together will satisfy all groups of guests every time.

Details

💸Average price: US $10-20

📍Location: Jl. Lanyahan, Br. Nagi, Kecamatan Ubud, Bali 80571

🚘Service: dine-in, takeaway

🕙Opening hours: 11.00 am–4.00 pm | 5.00 pm–9.00 pm

⭐Review: 9/10

✍🏽Bookings: www.cascadesbali.com

6. Sawah Terrace

If you’ve never been here before, Sawah Terrace will become your new favourite eatery! They follow tradition when making favourites like fried rice, fried noodles, curry, soup, and desserts, but your trained palate will be able to spot every subtle detail: the expert mix of sauce and herbs, the richness of the meat and vegetables gathered from fresh produce, the attention to all the elements of the dish… indeed, its reputation is well deserved.

And you’ll get to take in the country, too! The Ayung River will be at your side! While it isn’t the ocean, you might see farmers trudging across the rice paddies to drop off forest fresh ingredients so the chef can add magical flavours to all his creations and treat your taste buds to the excellence they deserve!

Details

💸Average price: US $12-25

📍Location: Jl. Raya Kedewatan, Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Bali 80571

🚘Service: dine-in, takeaway

🕙Opening hours: 09.00 am–9.00 pm

⭐Review: 9/10

✍🏽Bookings: www.ritzcarlton.com

7. Balique Restaurant

 

People can have their regular chicken and fish recipes anywhere in the world. Still, the point of coming to Bali lies in trying something traditional. Visitors come to try out nasi goreng, sambal, babi guling, nusa dua, and everything in between. That is precisely what Balique restaurant provides. Whether it be breakfast or brunch, this restaurant serves traditional dishes made with traditional cooking techniques. When you taste their nasi campur, beef rendang, and rijsttafel, made with love in the kitchen and brought to you on a plate or a bowl with a lot of presentation, you, too, will fall in love with the place.

Details

💸Average price: US $10-20

📍Location: Uluwatu St No. 39, Jimbaran, South Kuta, Bali 80361

🚘Services: dine-in, takeaway

🕙Opening hours: 11.00 am–11.00 pm

⭐Review: 9/10

✍🏽Bookings: www.balique-bali.com

Expert Opinion

I have been living in Bali for ten years and it has been ten beautiful years of my life. One of the best enjoyments of living on this island is the culinary experience. As Indonesian mixes with Japanese, I have a great deal of excitement for Indonesian food! The taste is rich and it has so many options. Most importantly, it is fulfilling and pleasant!

So, here are my three best selections of the best Indonesian restaurants in Bali:

Kubu at Mandapa, Ulekan, and Sawah Terrace

The reasons are their service, the quality and taste of the food, the authenticity of the food, which is well-represented Indonesian food, the vibe and atmosphere, hygiene, and the cleanliness of the place and staff.

Well, you plan to have a holiday in Bali, Indonesia. An Indonesian restaurant is the perfect place to try all Indonesian cuisine in one place! Enjoy Bali and selamat makan!

Indonesian woman is sitting in restaurant

Putri

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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