58 Best Japanese Restaurants, Bali In 2024: Awesome Sushi, Teriyaki, Sushimi, Teppanyaki and Izakaya Style Food

Bali is a brilliant place to discover authentic Japanese cuisine and there’s an abundance of awesome Japanese restaurants in Bali to choose from.

In fact, there are so many Japanese restaurants here that it can be hard to decide which one to go to.

So, we sent out our team to enjoy/try as much Japanese food as they could eat in search of the best Japanese restaurants in Bali.

After many plates of delicious fusion Japanese teppanyaki, fusion sushi rolls, fresh sashimi, tonkotsu ramen, pork belly yakitori, and more, washed down with delicious cocktails, this is what they came up with.

58 best Japanese restaurants in Bali where a memorable dining experience is guaranteed.

Our Top 58 Japanese Restaurant Picks In Bali

Sushi Bar Bali @ Finns Beach Club

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At FINNS, we like to think the Sushi 8Bar Bali is the best Japanese restaurant in Bali and regular contributors to TripAdvisor tend to concur.

This Japanese kitchen is always ranked in the top 3 spots for Japanese restaurants in Bali by the hyper-critical Balinese, expats and tourists online.

We’re proud of that and we’re proud of the authentic Japanese cuisine that the Sushi Bar Bali serves too.

As you might expect, it makes some of the tastiest sushi rolls on the island and in a wonderful casual dining environment that makes it so easy to graze on the excellent Japanese menu.

We recommend trying everything and then washing it down with some lovely Japanese sake.

Why not make a day of it and enjoy some time at Finns afterwards? You deserve it.

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Berawa No.99, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Finns

Sakura Japanese Restaurant @ Melia

The Melia Hotel is a very swanky upmarket venue in the posh part of the island that is Nusa Dua.

The Sakura Japanese Restaurant is their Japanese fine dining experience and it’s absolutely amazing.

We find the service to be among the best on the island and their take on modern Japanese dishes is always exciting and interesting.

They have an extensive menu that includes favourites such as fresh sushi and beef teriyaki and it’s all great food. Their internationally trained chefs cook everything using local ingredients where possible.

To complement the food, why not try their Asian-inspired cocktails? They are absolutely wonderful.

Where Is It? Kawasan Pariwisata ITDC, Jl. Nusa Dua No.Lot. 1, Benoa, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80363, Indonesia

Online: Melia

Izakaya By Oku @ The Apurva Kempinski

The Apurva Kempinski is another huge luxury presence in Nusa Dua and it’s home to many of the island’s finest fine dining establishments.

This includes Izakaya by Oku where the food is, of course, all Izakaya style and delicious.

Their take on bento boxes is a pure moment of delight (as though any salaryman is fortunate enough to taste such delicacies on their way to work?) and we love the mobile bar concept.

That is, when you order a cocktail, the bar comes to you and they make your drink in a spectacular and interesting fashion.

There’s only thing better than their a la carte menu and that’s the service from their hyper-attentive staff.

Where Is It? Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Sawangan, Nusa Dua, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Kempinski

Ling-Ling’s Bali

Ling-Ling’s is a more modest affair than some of the Nusa Dua fine dining establishments and it offers a range of Asian foods under the guise of Japanese aesthetics.

However, it is one of the most popular Japanese restaurants in Bali and that’s because they make some truly delectable Japanese cuisine.

The biggest struggle here is to decide what to sample from the amazing food offerings because the menu is so big.

If you want a more family-friendly, comfortable dining vibe for Japanese food, then this could be what you’re looking for.

The restaurant even has its own cat which is super friendly to diners!

Where Is It? Jl. Petitenget No.43B, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80316, Indonesia

Online: Ling-Ling’s

Asian Spice Restaurant @ Rama Residence Padma

There’s plenty of authentic Japanese cuisine to be had at this one of Bali’s best Japanese restaurants. There’s also some great Thai and Vietnamese to be had here too.

We found their prices to be very reasonable, particularly, when you consider that this restaurant is part of a fairly swanky resort.

If you enjoy the delicious food as much as we did at this Japanese restaurant, we can recommend attending one of their cooking classes, where you can learn to make these dishes at home!

One thing you definitely won’t be disappointed with is the portion sizes which are very generous and filling.

Where Is It? Rama Residence Padma, Jl. Padma, Legian, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Rama Residence

Tenkai Japanese Nikkei Restaurant @ Padma Resort Legian

This one of our Best Japanese Restaurants in Bali does some amazing sushi rolls and also um… possibly the best Peruvian food in Bali too.

Yes, we’re not sure what inspired the chefs to pair food from Japan and Peru but they did and it works!

The slow service is a reflection of the relaxed environment and the time it takes to turn fresh fish into fresh sushi and not a sign of disinterest from the wait staff

It’s worth wating for too because after your delicious meal, you will be able to enjoy their incredible green tea ice cream which is the only thing we could think about while writing this review. It’s awesome!

Where Is It? Jl. Padma No.1, Legian, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Padma Resort

Hamabe Japanese Restaurant @ The Westin Resort, Nusa Dua

The Westin Resort in Nusa Dua is a spectacular place that’s worth visiting even if you don’t visit the Hamabe Japanese Restaurant but we’d be happy to recommend that you do visit the Japanese restaurant for its authentic Japanese cuisine and lovely vibe.

They have definitely mastered the Japanese culinary art form and their traditional Japanese cooking techniques are blended with modern ideas to create authentic Japanese dishes for the 21st century.

This is Japanese fine dining done right and the service reflects the quality of the establishment and the food that it serves.

It’s very family-friendly too thanks to the resort setting and if you want your kids to try the best Japanese restaurants in Bali, you might even start here.

Where Is It? BTDC, Kawasan Pariwisata, Jl. Nusa Dua No.3, Benoa, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80363, Indonesia

Online: Hamabe

Shichirin Ubud @ Kaamala Resort Ubud by iNi Vie Hospitality

Not all the best Japanese restaurants in Bali are by the sea, in fact, many of them are in the spiritual heart of the island – Ubud.

Shichirin is another excellent resort restaurant and they love to put on a show for their diners.

Watch the chefs juggle with kitchen implements or use towers of flame to cook your meal, you’ll love it!

Their set menus are the best way to sample the authentic Japanese cuisine on offer at this place and you get a flavour of Japanese culture with the food the chefs cook here too.

We really loved the spicy tuna roll and prawn tempura we tried here. It’s got that true Japanese taste that you simply cannot beat.

Where Is It? No.888 x, Jl. Bisma No.888x, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Online: Shichirn Bali

Kojin Teppanyaki & Omakase Restaurant @ Aksari Resort Ubud by iNi Vie Hospitality

This is almost a sister restaurant to that other one of our best Japanese restaurants in Bali, Shichirin.

However, we suspect that their chefs may be competing against each other for the crown of the best Japanese restaurant in Ubud.

Certainly, the experience of eating at Chef Yuki’s restaurant is one you will never forget and their delicious fusion Japanese teppanyaki is second to none.

We like the way they add a modern twist to traditional Japanese dishes to create a truly contemporary Japanese restaurant experience for their diners.

We were also impressed by their selection of Japanese whiskey and we’d be happy to go back next time we’re in Ubud.

Where Is It? Jl. Raya Desa Kenderan A No.88, Kenderan, Kec. Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Online: Kojin

Indigo Canggu

If you love authentic Japanese cuisine but wish there were more vegan and vegetarian options and even gluten-free choices, Indigo might be where you want to go.

Don’t worry, there’s plenty there for the carnivores too, mind you, and their foie gras sushi rolls are really good.

The dishes here are very Instagrammable and we think that’s part of the charm of Indigo.

Some of their customers say it’s a bit pricey but we think that Indigo provides value for money when you consider the quality of the ingredients.

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Berawa No.7A, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Indigo

Shima Teppanyaki & Shabu Shabu

If you’ve been hankering after wagyu shabu shabu then look no further because this is a great spot for it.

The restaurant’s internationally trained chefs are renowned for their wagyu and locally caught fresh fish dishes.

The teppanyaki counter of this teppanyaki restaurant is a wonderful thing too and you may not even want to see their extensive menu once you’ve caught sight of what’s on offer.

One thing we really loved at this Japanese restaurant was their local lobster dishes that absolutely made the most of this tasty crustacean.

Where Is It? Petitenget St No.5E, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Shima Teppanyaki

Ryoshi – House of Jazz

If you like jazz music and affordable but authentic Japanese cuisine in a fairly simple setting, this could be your cup of tea.

We really liked their fresh sashimi and thought the salmon sashimi in particular was a stand-out item on the menu.

And our friends simply couldn’t get enough of the butterfish sashimi which they claim is the best in Bali.

We were also impressed by the sukiyaki-don and yakitori offerings and the price is so reasonable that we can see ourselves going back someday.

Where Is It? Jl. Raya Seminyak No.17, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: N/A

Ji Restaurant Bali

Ji is not the most authentic Japanese restaurant in Bali and it tends to do its own thing using Japanese cuisine as a starting point rather than as the ultimate objective.

Sometimes, this works really well and it’s the reason Ji is on our best Japanese restaurants list but sometimes, it can be a bit surprising particularly if you came expecting textbook Japanese cuisine.

It can get quite busy as any Japanese restaurant with a beachfront view tends to and you might need to book in advance to be certain of getting a table at Ji.

One thing we guarantee you will like is the presentation of the food which is very Instagrammable.

Where Is It? Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu Beach, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Canggu, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Ji

Edogin @ Mulia Resort, Nusa Dua

The Mulia Resort (not to be confused with the Melia Resort, also in Nusa Dua) is a very high-end luxury resort and Edogin is its fine-dining Japanese Restaurant.

However, this is a Japanese restaurant that’s not afraid to keep the price of its Japanese cuisine affordable to the masses by offering a Japanese buffet on regular occasions.

And when it does? It’s easily one of the best Japanese restaurants in Bali for the money you will spend.

All the favourites of traditional Japanese cuisine will be present including fresh sashimi and fresh sushi rolls.

You can also find some modern Japanese dishes to graze on and this is a great way to experience new tastes without worrying about wasting money if you don’t like something.

It’s a buffet, you can always go back for something else, right?

Where Is It? Mulia Resort, Kawasan Sawangan, Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80362, Indonesia

Online: Mulia

Rouge Restaurant Bar & Lounge

Rouge has an emphasis on authentic Japanese cuisine with a healthy eating bent and we find it a very pleasant place to spend some time at.

Try their vegan coconut ramen for a truly unusual experience or their delectable sushi which is very, very good, indeed.

Our only complaint about Rouge is that it’s a bit hard to find if you don’t know Ubud very well and it’s quite a way from the main road network.

Of course, getting lost simply gives you the opportunity to discover more of Bali – so it’s not the end of the world and Google Maps will get you there eventually.

Where Is It? Jl. Bisma, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Online: Rouge

Sushi Ulu Wasabi

This is one of the best places to go if you want a lot of seafood and you’d like most of it turned into delectable sushi rolls.

It’s a very low cost for this kind of food too. We find that Sushi Ulu Wasabi is a Japanese restaurant that offers excellent value for money.

Try the salmon avocado roll and you won’t be disappointed and there’ll be plenty of other great moments during your visit.

We’d also note that if you need to eat your Japanese cuisine on the fly, this restaurant has one of the fastest service speeds we’ve ever seen in Bali!

Where Is It? Jalan Labuansait, Kuta Selatan, Pecatu, Kuta Selatan, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: N/A

Bong Pipi @ Imani Suites

Bong Pipi was brought to Bali by the same team as brought Fat Chow to Kuta and as you might expect, it’s a pretty awesome place for Japanese and Asian fusion food.

While the prices are surprisingly low here, the servings aren’t the biggest that we’ve seen and, in fact, we’d encourage them to raise the price and make bigger portions.

However, the joy of small portions is you can order a lot of different food and have room for it all. So, there’s no rush for that price hike.

The toilet is oddly placed in the car park though, maybe they can move that during the refurbishment?

Note: As we go to press this restaurant is temporarily closed for refurbishment. Please call the venue and check to confirm it has reopened before you travel to this Japanese restaurant.

Where Is It? No.99x, Jl. Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Imani

Tetsushin

Tetsushin is one of our top choices of teppanyaki restaurant in Bali and it has an immaculate teppanyaki counter that delivers some truly tasty steak-based Japanese food.

Their Asian-inspired cocktails are a big winner too and we were surprised that Sanur has such a fantastic spot for a sundowner.

Vegans will love the Agedashi tofu and everyone else will love the tuna sashimi.

And don’t miss the mango cheesecake for dessert, it’s exactly what you need to end the night on.

Where Is It? Jl. Danau Tamblingan No.144, Sanur, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80228, Indonesia

Online: Tetsushin

Kajin Japanese Contemporary Sushi

Kajin is an experience and we love sitting at the teppanyaki counter and watching the chefs work here, it’s a fantastic thing to see.

It has a truly Japanese ambience inside and we appreciate the blend of the traditional Japanese dishes with their modern touches.

The hamachi carpaccio was a real standout for us and we’d be happy to eat that on a regular basis.

One warning, however, a recent customer said that the staff did not understand their request for gluten-free food, so if that’s a big deal for you – you might want to try somewhere else from our list.

Where Is It? Jl. Petitenget No.98y, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Kaminari Group

The Sayan House

The views over the Balinese countryside from this lovely place in Ubud are just stunning.

Even if you didn’t eat, you’d say that you’d come back but you should eat, because the food is awesome.

We recommend arriving early for cocktails and enjoying the sunset before you get down to the serious business of eating.

The staff is very helpful too and if you want anything on the menu (or even your plate) explained, they’ll be happy to walk you through it.

Where Is It? Jl. Raya Sayan No.70, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Online: Sayan House

Omiku (Hongalia) Ubud

This lovely place does a mix of Japanese, Chinese, Asian, Indonesian and Malaysian food and while we can’t always tell when one school of cookery ends and another begins we can tell you that it’s always good when it’s at Omiku.

They specialize in Asian home comfort food and the portions are generous and the prices are very reasonable.

Try the rice noodles in their homemade coconut sauce and you’ll be blown away.

We should note that they don’t use MSG in any of their dishes, which can be a big deal when choosing an Asian place to eat in.

Where Is It? Jalan Made Lebah, pengosekan, Ubud, MAS, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Online: N/A

Kyoka Japanese Kitchen

Start the night at Kyoka with a “Sakura Tini” (that’s a green tea-infused vodka with Ginger Geish sake and some clarified green tea punch)!

It’ll put you in the perfect mood for some serious Japanese cuisine. Just be warned, there’s a real kick to the cocktails here.

The mixed tempura was excellent on our visit and you simply can’t go wrong with their gyozas.

Our friends loved the tonkotsu ramen on their visit and they still can’t believe how beautiful the presentation of their food was, either.

Where Is It? Jl. Dewisita, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Online: Kyoka

Rayjin Teppanyaki Dining Bar

The teppanyaki counter here works overtime to create delightful bento box-style teppanyaki meals that absolutely delight the taste buds.

It’s quite a small place though and it can get very busy at peak times of day, so if you want to be guaranteed a seat on arrival – get there early.

We loved their beef yakiniku, the spicy pork kimchi was very different and the buta syougayaki was amazing!

Just one word of warning, they have no idea what the phrase “gluten-free” means and they don’t know how to amend their menu to reduce the gluten in a meal.

So, if this matters to you – it’s best to choose another place to go.

Where Is It? Jl. Petitenget No.98x, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Rayjin

Oishii Bar & Grill Lembongan

Nusa Penida and the other Nusa islands don’t have as many choices of places to go for Japanese cuisine as the rest of Bali, but with the excellent Oishii Bar & Grill, who needs choices?

We kicked off our meal with some tuna carpaccio and it was absolutely excellent.

We were also impressed by the presentation and the serving methods both of which lend themselves nicely to an Instagram feed.

Where Is It? Lembongan, Nusa Penida, Klungkung Regency, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Online: N/A

Soya Japanese Restaurant

As you’d expect in Sanur, there’s a heavy emphasis on fish on the menu here and it’s very good, indeed.

The tempura prawn roll is very good, the seafood noodles left us panting for more and the oyakodon was sublime!

We like that there’s a breezy outdoor terrace or a cool air-conditioned room to sit in depending on the weather.

We can also recommend getting there before 5 p.m. for an early evening meal because they have some superb promotions on at that time of day making what is already a reasonably priced meal, cheap.

Where Is It? Jl. Danau Tamblingan No.47, Sanur, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80228, Indonesia

Online: Facebook

Sushimi Seminyak Bali

If you love a sushi train then you’re going to be happy at this Seminyak favourite. It’s like Yo! Sushi! in Bali.

We will note that their promotions can sometimes be a bit underwhelming but the overall quality of food is high.

Each individual dish is very cheap but it can add up a bit once you’ve grabbed your 29th plate.

However, the main drawback here is its popularity, at busy times you may be waiting a long time for a seat.

Where Is It? Jl. Raya Seminyak Jl. Camplung Tanduk No.4X, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Sushimi

Sushi Koen by Gardin

We like the understated interior aesthetic at Sushi Koen we think it makes the statement that they want to let their food do the talking.

And it speaks good things, in volumes. The sushi is genuinely authentic and we’d be happy to eat plates and plates of it.

All the ingredients used are premium and it’s the kind of place where you expect an A5 Wagyu Ngiir and for it to be awesome and you won’t be disappointed.

The service is also speedy, friendly and efficient which is something of a rarity nowadays.

Where Is It? Jalan Petitenget.106 Seminyak, Kuta, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Facebook

Deva Sushi

The freshest fish in Bali is often found in Jimbaran Bay and that might explain why Deva Sushi opened up there.

Certainly, given how good this restaurant is, it’s surprising it’s not in one of the busier tourist spots on the island.

We very much enjoyed our recent trip to this place and the selection of fish for their sushi rolls is unmatched.

Where Is It? Jl. Uluwatu II No.87, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Instagram

KO Japanese Restaurant, Teppanyaki & Cocktail Lounge @ InterContinental Bali Resort

They say that your meal at KO is more of an event than a meal and we’ve got to be fair, the teppanyaki counter sees the chefs cook in fascinating and awe-inspiring fashion.

And don’t worry, vegans and vegetarians are catered to just as well as the meat eaters. The staff are happy to remake dishes on the fly to your specific requirements!

Our only complaint is that the menu is, perhaps, too small and thus, it’s hard to justify a repeat visit.

So, just in case you don’t go back, don’t forget to take your camera as this is a very Instagrammable place with a very Japanese interior.

Where Is It? Uluwatu St No.45, Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Intercontinental

Kuu Izakaya Dining @ Maya Sanur Resort & Spa

This modern and contemporary restaurant is one of the best Japanese restaurants in Sanur.

Skip the outdoor dining though because it’s a bit too close to the road to be enjoyable and take the air-conditioned inside seats instead.

The nigiri and sashimi are excellent here and you won’t be disappointed by anything that you choose.

It’s quite pricey (as you’d expect in the Maya Resort) but there’s no doubt that the quality more than justifies the price.

Where Is It? Jl. Danau Tamblingan No.89M, Sanur, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80228, Indonesia

Online: Kuu

Maya Sayang Restaurant

Legian has some awesome restaurants and one of them is Maya Sayang which is on a side street comfortably away from the main drag.

The Japanese Beef Curry Rice was a real winner and they offer some international fusion for the more adventurous, we were very tempted by their spicy chicken pizza…

Their happy hour cocktails are great value but don’t order beer unless you want ice in your beer, they don’t refrigerate it.

Where Is It? Jl. Mertasari Oberoi No.1, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Maya Sayang

Sushi Qombi

OK, the service is a little slow in this Legian restaurant but the food is excellent and the price is very fair, indeed.

If you’re looking for a quick Japanese-style sushi lunch with your family, you won’t be disappointed by what you eat here, it’s all good.

However, they do seem to use katsu chicken a lot rather than fresh fish in the sushi rolls which seems a bit odd to us.

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Berawa No.28, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80118, Indonesi

Online: N/A

Shaka Riki

It’s a good idea to photograph the elegantly plated food at Shaka Riki before you take the first bite or you will end up sitting there, wishing you had with a happily stuffed smile on your face.

Once you start, you simply won’t want to stop. Uluwatu may not have a lot of Japanese restaurants but with Shaka Riki they don’t really need them, the food here is excellent.

We should also give some credit for one of the most vegan-friendly menus we’ve seen too.

Where Is It? Jl. Labuansait, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Shaka Riki

TORO Sushi

TORO is an excellent little Japanese restaurant in Ubud and their fish is so fresh that we wonder if they send someone down the mountain at night to rush it up from the bays and beaches first thing in the morning?

However it gets there, the end results are very good.

If you’re in the mood for some reasonably priced sushi after a trip to the Ubud Monkey Forest Sanctuary, this won’t disappoint.

Where Is It? Jl. Gootama No.3, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Online: Menu

 

Takumi Kaiseki Bali

Chef Daijiro Horikoshi presides over this truly authentic Japanese place and he has created a serene and polished environment to enjoy excellent food in.

Their set menus are simply excellent and we were impressed by the 6-course vegan kaiseki menu which really showcased just how good plant-based Japanese meals can be.

Where Is It? Jl. Petitenget No.43A, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Takumi

Kagemusha

The name means “shadow warrior” which is suitably enigmatic for this hidden gem in Ubud.

We were completely won over by their nagoya-style chicken which is hard to find in Bali and the sauce was so fragrant and the meat so tender, we still dream of it, even now.

Our only complaint is that they allow smoking at the outdoor tables, so if you want to avoid smoke – opt for the indoor seating area.

Where Is It? Nyuh Kuning Rd, MAS, Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Online: Kagemusha

Hi Chori Bali

The view from Hi Chori is quite lovely at sunset and it’s a great place to stop for some wagyu steak and some top-quality cocktails to accompany it.

It’s in a very nice spot on Melastic Beach and they’re very welcoming to children and families.

Where Is It? Jalan Melasti, Ungasan 80361 Indonesia

Online: Hi Chori

Maguro Asian Bistro @ Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa

With a great mixture of Japanese cuisine and Korean cuisine, this East Asian dining spot in Nusa Dua is fast becoming one of our favourite places in the upmarket resort area.

Try their sweet and sour chicken which delivers so much more flavour than you’d expect from the name.

The restaurant’s location by the lake in this luxury resort certainly doesn’t hurt either. So, make sure to take your camera with you.

Where Is It? Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua Lot. North 4, Jl. Nusa Dua, Benoa, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80363, Indonesia

Online: Maguro

Hiiragi Restaurant @ Dijiwa Sanctuaries The Bk Village

The BK Village hotel is a lovely place to spend some time and the atmosphere is tranquil and serene.

The restaurant overlooks the pool area and it’s a fantastic view. We’d recommend getting ready for some Instagram shots before you eat.

The sushi is the highlight of the show when it comes to food and the portions are generous and very tasty.

Where Is It? Jl. Umalas Klecung, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Umalas, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Dijiwa

Nampu Japanese Restaurant @ Grand Hyatt, Bali

As you might expect from the Grand Hyatt this is a very polished restaurant with a nice combination of sushi bar and teppanyaki restaurant.

The delectable Japanese cuisine on offer shows just how seriously they take the Japanese Culinary Art and their traditional Japanese dishes are all excellent.

We also like the casual dining environment that they’ve created. It’s ideal for a meal with friends or colleagues.

Where Is It? Grand Hyatt Bali Kawasan Wisata Nusa Dua BTDC, Benoa, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80363, Indonesia

Online: Hyatt

Sushi Island, Nusa Penida

Sushi Island is a great little place on the island of Nusa Penida but be warned, it’s very, very popular and once they sell out – they’re out until the next day. So, get there early.

The prices are very reasonable and it’s a good take on traditional Japanese cuisine.

The sushi birthday cake is a bit odd, mind you, but it works!

Where Is It? 8GF5+VXR, Jalan, Buyuk, Ped, Nusa Penida, Klungkung Regency, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Online: Instagram

Warung Sushitoo

You don’t need a 5-star hotel to enjoy amazing sushi in Bali. This charming warung has a lovely view and it’s wonderful at sunset.

It also has some of the best sushi on the island and that’s pretty surprising given the off-the-beaten-path location.

Where Is It? Jl. Raya Munggu Jl. By Pass Tanah Lot No.depan, Cemagi, Kec. Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia

Online: N/A

Yuyake Teppanyaki @ Legian Beach Hotel

The staff at this Legian restaurant are very engaging and very funny too. You will have so much fun that you might forget to eat.

But don’t do that because their teppanyaki is excellent and the chefs will get you involved with your food in a way that most people will never experience.

Where Is It? Jl. Melasti Legian Kelod, Legian, Kec. Kuta, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Legian Beach

Billy Ho

This is the sister restaurant of one of Bali’s top dining spots – Mamasan and it’s a great experience.

If you want Asian fusion that’s heavily Japanese accented in an exquisite venue, Billy Ho is ideal for it. The cocktails are great too.

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Billy Ho

Menya Kenji

If you love ramen, you may well love Menya Kenji which is one of the best spots for ramen in Canggu.

The broth has a very rich taste and the chashu just melts in your mouth when you bite into it.

We’re also amazed at their portion control, it’s always just enough, not too little or too much.

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Berawa No.13B, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Instagram

Aquaterrace, Amed

There aren’t that many Japanese restaurants in Northern Bali and this place in Amed is more a Japanese-focused Asian restaurant but it’s very good.

The food is fresh, the staff are lovely and one of the best things about coming here is the chocolate milkshakes which may be the best in all of Bali.

Where Is It? Indonesia, Bali, Karangasem Regency, Abang, Bunutan

Online: Aquaterrace

Yuki Bali

Yuki is a decent Canggu-based Japanese restaurant with a very long menu and that means there’s a lot of variety here.

The tuna maki rolls with truffle are very good and the wagyu sandwich is excellent. The only downside is that you have to share tables with strangers unless you have a party of 10 people or more.

Where Is It? 84RH+RM2, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Online: Yuki

The Pengkolan Warung

This is an awesome warung in Ubdu which makes some of the most Instagram-worthy food that we’ve ever seen anywhere.

The location in the rice fields is lovely and the prices are incredibly low given the quality of the end product.

Where Is It? Jl. Suweta, bentuyung, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Online: Pengkolan

Sushi Kyuden Bali

We know people who drive from Northern Bali just to eat at Sushi Kyuden, so there’s definitely something to be said for their food.

However, we find it a bit frustrating at how easily they run out of the best dishes during the lunch hour rush.

Where Is It? Jl. Sunset Road No.99, Kuta, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Menu

Shichirin Canggu, Japanese Teppanyaki Berawa by Wonderspace

This is a great place that really feels like it could be in Tokyo or Kyoto and the wait staff make you feel really welcome.

Try their wagyu beef short rib for a really pleasant surprise or their Toro Steak which is an absolute winner when it comes to taste!

Where Is It? Jl. Pemelisan Agung Pantai Berawa no.88 Canggu Kuta, Utara, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Shichirin

Kagura Authentic Japanese Cuisine

We had a lovely prawn katsu curry here and we were very impressed with the service which was speedy and efficient.

It’s a great place to take large groups too, as this restaurant is very much practised in dealing with bigger parties, which is a rare skill in Bali’s Japanese restaurant scene.

Where Is It? KENJA BUILDING, Kawasan Pariwisata ITDC LOT RA7 Jalan Pantai Mengiat, Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia

Online: Facebook

Rin @ Conrad Bali

If you love an upmarket Japanese restaurant in Bali then you’re going to love the Rin experience at the Conrad Bali.

The food is lovingly and artistically presented, for maximum Instagram points, and it tastes every bit as good as it looks.

Where Is It? Jl. Pratama No.168, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia

Online: Hilton

Nagisa Japanese Restaurant @ Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach

This is a very laid-back but authentic Izakaya experience on Benoa Beach. If you love to nibble, graze and chill, this is for you.

We love that it has so many Japanese beers to accompany the food, it feels like a Japanese Pub at times.

Where Is It? Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach Jalan Pratama No.68X Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80363, Indonesia

Online: Hotel Nikko

TAKE Restaurant

Take is a great place to eat and we love how much of the food prep work is done in full view of the customers. It’s nice to see prawns being properly cleaned, for example.

The karaage chicken is a great starter and there are so many excellent mains that we often feel completely spoiled for choice here.

Where Is It? Jl. Patih Jelantik, Legian, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Take

TYGR Sushi

You know it’s fresh when they make the sushi rolls right out in front of you and that’s exactly how they, ahem, roll at TYGR.

We love the Japanese style interior which has really cool industrial vibes. We also love eating their crisp nori with a side of ice-cold Sapporo beer.

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Berawa No.999X, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: TYGR Sushi

Enso Japanese Fusion & Bar

They’ve definitely captured the Japanese aesthetic at Enso and they are all about minimalist clean lines and light wood.

The food’s pretty good too and we like their Takoyaki and tataki. But we could eat their Salmon Empire Roll all day long. Yum.

Where Is It? Jl. Tanah Barak No.19, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia

Online: Facebook

The Black Box Provisions Sushi Restaurant

We have to commend Black Box on going plastic-free and we think every restaurant in Bali should be aiming for this.

Their vegan sushi is tasty and we can’t believe the variety of raw and cooked vegan products they have on offer.

Where Is It? Jalan Karang Suwung no 1 Tibubeneng, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Instagram

Sushi Tei

Sushi Tei is one of the most affordable places to eat sushi in Bali. They have a few branches but the one we like most is the one in the Boardwalk Shopping Centre.

You can expect swift and efficient service and excellent value for money when you visit Sushi Tei.

They have a very extensive menu that provides plenty of sushi, sashimi, rolls and other Japanese dishes to choose from.

Be warned though, it can be very busy at times and there are queues to get in at peak times of the day. It’s not uncommon for late arrivals to have to wait for an hour to get in.

Where Is It? Sushi Tei, Jalan Raya Kuta No.4 Level 2 # C 14-16, Kuta, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Sushi Tei

Final Thoughts On Authentic Japanese Cuisine And Japanese Restaurants In Bali

Everybody loves a great Japanese restaurant in Bali and there’s plenty of delicious sushi and delicious cuisine to try.

Look hard enough and you can find some really awesome meals that have a true Japanese taste and others that add something entirely new such as sushi burritos or sushi donuts.

So, don’t be shy, get out and experience the amazing Japanese food that this island has to offer.