Top 10 places to eat in Bali
Top 10 places to eat in Bali
Bali offers a wide choice of restaurants, from cheap places serving local cuisine to trendy fusion joints. New places open every month, but not all of them stay open that long, and often it is the places that have been around for years that are the most reliable for quality of food, innovative cooking and price. Balinese cuisine can be refined, surprising and utterly delicious, but Bali also has its fair share of bland western fast food – pizza, pasta, tex-mex, even fish and chips. Avoid them and discover the delights of authentic satay, suckling pig, grilled fish and local vegetables served at these places.
* METIS BALI
Cuisine: French Mediterranean / PRICE : Expensive / ADDRESS : Jl. Petitenget no.6, Kerobokan, Bali / TELP : 62 – 361 – 8475481 / www.metisbali.com
Chef Owner Nicolas “Doudou” Tourneville and Alem have led the successful Kafe Warisan since 1997, focusing on impeccable service and outstanding French Mediterranean cuisine, Metis Restaurant.
Treat yourself to an entirely sensory experience. Sample a symphony of flavorful wit.Enjoy a welcome reprieve overlooking beautiful Bali rice fields.Welcome to MÉTIS.Chef Nicolas ‘Doudou’ Tourneville, formerly of Kafe Warisan , brings his legendary talent and culinary artistry to the table with a masterful combination of French Mediterranean cuisine. Flawless service in one of Bali’s most elegantly sophisticated settings is just the beginning of this seduction into the depths of the five senses. MÉTIS is as fresh and sumptuous as the cuisine that graces its tables.
* ULTIMO ITALIAN
Cuisine: Italian / PRICE : Cheap / ADDRESS : Jl.Laksmana Oberoi 104x, Seminyak Bali / TELP : 62 – 361 – 738720
Ultimo may be one of the best restaurants in the Seminyak-Kuta area in Bali. It is one of the three sister restaurants of Balinesia company. Enjoy a nice fine dining experience with excellent Italian food at real value for money prices. We offer beautiful garden and air-con settings and intimate dining area in the rear section.
The perfect place for events, wedding, gathering, cocktail party, indoor or outdoor outside catering. You will experience a completely different atmosphere while dining in the night.
The Chefs use only the freshest and finest ingredients to create one of the very best Italian fine dining experiences there is in Bali. Ultimo is the kind of restaurant that makes you feel comfortable as soon as you step in the door and leaves you fully satisfied upon departure. Regular live music every Monday and Thursday keep the atmosphere more romantic with jazzy tunes. Good Food, Good Music, Good Services, and Great Prices. Everything’s Excellent.
* LA LUCCIOLA
Cuisine: Mediterranean / PRICE : Expensive / ADDRESS : Jl. Oberoi,Petitenget Temple / TELP :62 – 361 – 730838
La Lucciola is perched right on the edge of the beach. An enormous open, thatch-roofed building, with dining on two levels. The upstairs section has a nice breeze that is almost inevitable. The large bamboo furniture seems to suit the place and the occasion.For lunch a variety of entrees, very mixed in origin and style, often suffice for a pleasant and relaxing meal. La Lucciola not just excellent for lunch but perfect for dinner. On your visit in the evening, you will be walking between the oil burning torches that edge the pathway.Last but not least is a private dining space for a small group called ‘The Firefly Room’. The name ‘Firefly Room’ has been based on an inspiration drawn from the life of firefly. Perched atop the trendy open bar with a ceiling bejeweled by small ferry-lights, the ‘Firefly Room’ is the epitome of style. Spectacular views from every angle and fine table settings make it an ideal setting for tropical brunch meetings, board lunches, cocktail parties and elegant dinner gatherings.
Cuisine :Belgium / PRICE : Medium / ADDRESS :Jl Raya Seminyak no. 2 – Bali / TELP : 62 – 361 – 8475784 / www.mannekepis-bistro.com
Mannekepis brings the Belgium Bar-Bistro to Bali, where you can get a nice bite or refreshing Belgium Beer with a backdrop of Jazz and soulful Blues.The menu is quite diverse, a delicious mix of Belgian specialties with a lot of international dishes.On Tuesday and Saturday it gets busier as MannekePis organizes live Jazz performances.
Cuisine: Japanese/ PRICE : Medium / ADDRESS :Jl. Sunset Road no. 99, Kuta / TELP :62 – 361- 8477346 / www.sushitei.com
SushiTei – Where pristine culinary skills and incisive expertise with an innate appreciation of nature come together to inspire and enhance the experience of true Japanese dining.
Feel the elegant dinner at Sushi Tei Bali with live jazzy music every wednesday. Come and enjoy the best sushi in Bali @ Sushi Tei
Cuisine: Eclectic / PRICE : Medium / ADDRESS : Jl. Oberoi 9, Seminyak / TEL : 62-361-736969 / www.kudeta.net
Bali has a truly international flavour when it comes to restaurants, no pun intended. Seminyak / Petitenget is the epicenter of the restaurant scene in the Kuta area and the most famous beachside restaurant is Ku De Ta.
Located at the end of Jl. Oberoi next to the Pura Dalem (temple of the dead), Ku De Ta offers a beach-side location for breakfast, a cool European atmosphere for lunch and a sophisticated trendy place for sunset drinks and dinner. Not the cheapest place in town Ku De Ta does offer a breakfast menu which will give you eggs Benedict, a fruit salad and coffee for 70,000rp.
Ku De Ta is equally popular with expats and tourists, although expats have probably learned by now the breakfast and sunset drinks are the best deals. Ku De Ta does regular events which include dinner with a DJ. Here’s a short review of Ku De Ta from a recent visitor to Bali. This is what restaurant review site BaliEats has to say about Ku De Ta.
You can sunbath at Ku De Ta and they offer a fresh water shower beach side. This is an awesome place for sunset drinks if you want to impress somebody or just spoil yourself.
* LIVING ROOM
Cuisine: Fusion / PRICE : Expensive / ADDRESS : Jalan Petitenget 2000x, Kerobokan / TEL : 62 – 361 – 735735 / www.thelivingroom-bali.com
The Living Room Lounge has become The Place to “hang out”, specially before a time in the clubs. A tremendous amount of creative energy ensure that every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night becomes an event. It’s festive and elegant with fresh & inspiring music, which is perfect when the DJ begins each set during the weekend. The entire décor, setting, lighting and music address these elements into a magic of The Living Room ambiance. With sense of festive make it perfect for an eclectic and beautiful crowds. It starts getting packed at midnight.
Cuisine: French / PRICE : Expensive / ADDRESS : Jl. Raya Sanggingan,Ubud, Gianyar – Bali 80571 / TELP : 62 – 361 – 975768 / www.mozaic-bali.com
Mozaic Restaurant is a fresh oasis of ingenuity in the world of gastronomy. It is the uniqueness of the experience that has become the hallmark of its reputation, encompassing the quality of the ingredients, the perfect execution, the sheer multitude of flavours and the quality of the service, all to be enjoyed in a lush tropical setting. Mozaic’s ever-changing menu consists of à la minute creations which evolve, disappear and return in accordance with market availability. Chef Salans and chef de cuisine, Chef Ephraim, prepare what inspires them in the moment, orchestrating their tasting menus like a symphony, a sequence of marvellous colours and flavours served by knowledgeable waiting staff before the sommelier indulges guests with his expertly paired wines. Mozaic is a true gustatory adventure, a dining experience as yet unrivalled in Bali.Mozaic Restaurant and Chef Salans have been honored with praise around the world for the excellence of their cuisine and the beauty of the setting. Mozaic is the only restaurant in Southeast Asia selected by Traditions & Qualité as one of Les Grandes Tables du Monde (Great Tables of the World) and to have it’s wine list awarded year after year by Wine Spectator. It is also the only Indonesian restaurant to be selected as one of the 100 World’s Best in the San Pellegrino Guide.
* DI MARE at KARMA KANDARA RESORT
Cuisine: Mediterranean / PRICE : Expensive / ADDRESS : Jl. Villa Kandara Banjar Wijaya Kusuma Ungasan Bali / TELP :62 – 361 – 8482200 / www.karmakandara.com
Suspended 150 meters above the surf on a rocky outcrop, di Mare, (Of the Ocean in Italian) the most dramatically situated destination restaurants in Bali. Its semi-circular dining room, covered in light pre-tensile fabric, is built to resemble a yacht, framing a view of sea and sky that extends to the horizon.Award winning New York chef Raymond Saja utilises only the freshest, season-driven local ingredients, combined with premium imports from overseas in designing an ocean-inspired fine dining menu that delivers the finest Mediterranean style food with a Pan-Asian flourish. Think Spice Crusted Prawns with pea leaves, pods, tendrils and Tahitian vanilla emulsion, or Moroccan Spiced Ahi Tuna with Lentils du Puy, lemon confit and Ligurian olive juice.
* WARUNG MADE II, SEMINYAK
Cuisine : Fusion / PRICE : Cheap / ADDRESS : Jalan Raya Seminyak, Kuta / TEL : 62 – 361 – 732130
One of the MUST GO tourist destinations. Made’s Warung was established in 1696 and has become social eating and meeting venue for locals expats and tourist alike. It has grown from traditional roadside warung into a cosmopolitan restaurant serving a variety of local and international food in Bali. Best time to go is at night for dinner, where open performances and cultural dances are on show in the open courtyard.
Source: I Bali Guide