Best Indian Restaurants in Bali

By Putri, 2023.12.04

Here in Bali, Indian cuisine is popular among tourists, expats, and locals. The island is home to many Indian restaurants of various costs. Here’s a list of our top 10 picks for the best Indian food in Bali.

Interior of the Indian restaurant in Bali

Persona Ubud

Imagine this: you’re in beautiful Ubud, exploring the area all day. By the end, you’re famished and craving some good food at a cosy and luxurious place. Then you come upon Persona, one of the premier Indian restaurants in the country! You can’t say no to the aroma, the ambience, and all their special cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks! And, as you will find in every restaurant on this list, the menu has something for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

Whether you’re a fan of North Indian dishes like tandoori, naan, korma, dal roti, pakora, lassi, and jalfrezi or South Indian foods like vindaloo, papadum, idli, dosa, uttapam, samosa, and vada, prepare to have your mind blow by all the things you can eat at this spot.

Details

💸Average price: US $30

⭐Reviews: 9/10

🚘Service: Dine-in, kerbside, book & pick-up

🕙Opening hours: 11.00 am–11.00 pm

📍Location: Jl. Goutama Sel. No. 25A, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Bali 80571

✍🏽Bookings: www.pesonaloungeubud.com

Chai’Ba Indian Kitchen & Bar

Chai’Ba is here to take care of you. The first thing you need to know is that they cater to vegans and provide gluten and nut-free options for those with allergies. Among all the Indian eateries, this is among the more popular ones for that very reason! However, you still get the usual treatment, too!

Chicken biryani, fish tikka, sweets, uthappam, etc., are standard options for lunch and breakfast. Street food isn’t ignored, either, because you get many varieties of chut at this destination of gastronomic delights!

This business offers catering services, too, so contact the owner for deals and questions about their presentation.

Details

💸Average price: US $40

⭐Reviews: 9/10

🚘Service: Dine-in, kerbside pick-up

🕙Opening hours: noon–late

📍Location: Jl. Raya Basangkasa No. 47, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Bali 80361

✍🏽Bookings: www.chaibaseminyak.com

Queens of India

While the magic of an Indian dhaba is challenging to capture, India Queens comes very close to that kind of perfection. The delicacies they have in store could fit on popular kitchen shows; they look so lovely! This is one of those destinations you visit to eat to your heart’s content!

The décor is also beautiful. When you look inside and look at the silk curtains and how they play off the furniture, you’ll be convinced you’ve entered a royal atmosphere. And the veg options are no less royal, either! Try the rice and daal makhani if you try nothing else. For fans of non-veg flavours, the tandoori chicken and mutton vindaloo are without comparison. Finish it off with some masala chai to conclude your tour!

Details

💸Average price: US $50

⭐Reviews: 9/10

🚘Service: Dine-in, takeaways

🕙Opening hours: 12.00 pm–11.00 pm

📍Location: Jl. Kartika Plaza, Tuban, Kuta, Kec. Kuta, Bali 80361

✍🏽Bookings: www.bali.queenstandoor.com

Sitara Indian

Sitara Indian Restaurant is a great place to go for dinner. The restaurant is on Jalan Teuku Umar, close to the beach at Tanah Lot. There are many different types of restaurants in this area that serve delicious food and snacks, but Sitara is one of the best. Their menu has something for everyone, and they also have a great selection of vegetarian options.

Sitara Bali started their restaurants because they really like Indian food. Now, after more than four years of experience, they offer delicious food and beautiful views with stunning decor at affordable prices. Sitara Indian Restaurant specialises in traditional local dishes and modern Indian cuisine made with fresh ingredients sourced locally. They use conventional Indian sauces and spices to add flavour to their dishes.

Undoubtedly, the Sitara will stir your stomach to satisfaction with their paneer items and snacks like samosas. If you are non-vegetarian, their meat items will put everything you’ve had elsewhere to shame!

Details

💸Average price: US $30

⭐Reviews: 9/10

🚘Service: Dine-in, takeaways

🕙Opening hours: 11.00 am–10.00 pm

📍Location: Jl. Raya Basangkasa No. 47, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Bali 80361

✍🏽Bookings: www.sitaraindianrestaurants.com

Spice Mantraa

Spice Mantraa is a restaurant with an exceptional Indian food background. The food here is carefully prepared with much love and passion to suit any getaway – especially a honeymoon. You can find all your favourite dishes here, including chicken tikka masala and butter chicken.

Located in Seminyak, this restaurant is trendy among land tourists and locals. It has been featured in many publications, such as TripAdvisor, Gourmet Magazine, and more.

Spice Mantraa started out because of the beautiful and delicious food from India. This new approach will let you try classic dishes from around the world with a modern twist.

At Spice Mantraa, you can try a fusion of traditional Indian cooking with modern and playful experimental cuisine. The dishes are complex and clever and are sure to delight you. Get ready to enjoy delicious food as we take you on a fun and tasty food journey in Bali.

Details

💸Average price: US $30

⭐Reviews: 10/10

🚘Service: Dine-in, takeaways

🕙Opening hours: 12.00 pm–11.00 pm

📍Location: No. 2000X, Jl. Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Bali 80361

✍🏽Bookings: www.seminyak.spicemantraa.com

Ganesha ek Sanskriti

Indians are fond of various foods, as their culture is more than just Bollywood—all outlets Ganesha celebrate that diversity by making their cuisines and thali options as memorable as possible. You want seafood? Done. Masala dosa? It’s here. With many outlets spread across Indonesia and plans to expand across Malaysia and Singapore, Ganesha is set to become the gateway to India for many food lovers across Southeast Asia!

Just because their title has Sanskrit in it doesn’t mean the food is outdated, either! All the meals are packed with flavours to satisfy customers, no matter which part of the world they’re from. There are tons of choices to make here, so read up on their menu now!

Details

💸Average price: US $30

⭐Reviews: 10/10

🚘Service: Dine-in, takeaways, kerbside pick-up

🕙Opening hours: 07.00 am–11.00 pm

📍Location: Jalan Monkey Forest, Padang Tegal, Mekar Sari, Ubud, Bali 80571

✍🏽Bookings: www.ganeshaeksanskriti.com

Queens Tandoor

If you’re on a trip across the islands of Indonesia, your trip is incomplete without a stop at Queens Tandoor. They serve art on a plate here under the guise of curries. Every dish, from the lamb rogan josh to the vada pav, will raise green flags in every guest’s mind and change their view on Indian cuisine forever. Music will accompany your meal, creating a wonderful experience for your family and their taste buds! The dining experience and hospitality here are second to none, so pull out your chairs and take a seat, for this is one of those places you will never tire of!

Details

💸Average price: US $40

⭐Reviews: 9/10

🚘Service: Dine-in, takeaways

🕙Opening hours: midnight–late

📍Location: Jl. Raya Seminyak No. 1/73, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Bali 80361

✍🏽Bookings: www.bali.queenstandoor.com

The Athiti

The Athiti Indian Restaurant is located in the centre of Seminyak. It is one of the most popular restaurants on the island and has gained a lot of attention from both locals and visitors alike for the quality of its food and other amenities.

The food at Athiti is prepared by our chefs from India, who have been working on creating a menu that highlights gentle spices and a flavourful Indian taste that everyone will enjoy. They do their best to serve you the best Indian food.

Athiti means guest, and they will take care of you like one! The staff is trained to be hospitable, and the chicken curry is so good it has earned the place the nickname ‘Little India!’ People simply don’t leave disappointed. The chef takes care of that!

Details

💸Average price: US $30

⭐Reviews: 9/10

🚘Service: Dine-in, takeaways, delivery

🕙Opening hours: 3.30 pm–late

📍Location: Jl. Melasti Jl. Lb. Bene No. 6x, Legian, Kelod, Bali 80361

✍🏽Bookings: www.atithibali.com

Expert opinion

I have been living in Bali for 10 years. I have tried most of the international cuisine in Bali. Indian is the type of food that is closest to Indonesian/Balinese food but richer!

Here are my three best Indian restaurants in Bali:

Spice Mantra, Chai’Ba Kitchen & Bar, The Athiti

I recommend you put these restaurants as part of your tour package because the food is to die for, they treat guests well, and they have a lot of range.

Enjoy Bali!

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: May 20, 2024

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