The 62 Best Indonesian Restaurants, Bali 2024: The Ultimate Guide On Where To Get Authentic Indonesian Food On The Island

There are, as you would imagine, a lot of Indonesian Restaurants in Bali and our team had the pleasure of going out to try them all to try and find the best Indonesian restaurants in Bali.

We think that they have succeeded and we’re proud to present our list of the 62 best Indonesian restaurants in Bali here. Enjoy!

Traditional Balinese Cuisine Vs Indonesian Cuisine

top 10 must try balinese dishes

Balinese cuisine is a subset of Indonesian cuisine. After all, Bali is in Indonesia. However, it’s often very different too.

Both schools of cooking have delicious dishes and it’s worth including both on your culinary journey in Bali.

Balinese Is Hindu Cuisine

However, Balinese cuisine is primarily Hindu and thus, has much less emphasis on beef (which is not eaten by strict Hindus, though it’s certainly available in Bali and without any problems) and tends to combine the flavours not just of Indonesia but also China, India and Europe.

These cultures have heavily influenced Balinese culture and it should come as no surprise that they’ve also influenced the authentic flavors of the local menu too.

Indonesian Is Muslim Cuisine

Indonesian cuisine, on the other hand, is predominantly for Muslims. That means there’s no pork (among other things) on the menu and it is usually halal (that is it’s permitted under the Muslim faith because of the way that the food has been prepared).

Our Top 62 Indonesian Restaurants In Bali

Kepitu Restaurant At The Kayon Resort, Ubud

This is one of the best Indonesian restaurants in Bali for a romantic dinner.

It has a stunning location in the rainforest in a semi-open-air environment.

We were blown away by the seafood platter and their take on lamb chops and the service is second to none.

Our friends couldn’t stop raving about their Balinese pork ribs and oxtail soup, either.

Dining in candlelight in the spiritual heart of Ubud is bound to be special but we thought that Kepitu was extra-special.

Where Is It? Banjar Kepitu, Kenderan, Kec. Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia

Online: Kayon

Waroeng Bernadette, Seminyak

This charming warung boasts that it serves the best Indonesian food in Seminyak and we can’t gainsay them.

From the pork satay to the rendang, everything we tried here was just perfect and their sauces were magical and the chilli soy sambal was simply sublime.

Their nasi goreng and mie goreng are lovely too and they surprised us with a complimentary dessert after a very large meal, highly recommended.

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

Online: Instagram

Sukun Restaurant @ AMNAYA Resort Kuta, Kuta

The AMNAYA resort is a very pleasant luxury resort and Sukun is their flagship Indonesian restaurant.

It makes our best Indonesian restaurants in Bali list because not only does the food taste great but your eyes will be as impressed as your taste buds are.

This is the most Instagrammable Indonesian food that we’ve ever seen and it’s all delivered to a background of lovely live music!

The culinary team can be very proud of their achievements at this fine dining establishment.

Where Is It? Amnaya Resort, Jl. Kartika Plaza Gg. Puspa Ayu No.99, Kuta, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Amnaya

Warung Forest, Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida might be a remote island but there are some great restaurants there and the best might just be Warung Forest.

Our culinary journey there began at breakfast and it’s one of the best Indonesian restaurants in Bali to start your day with its relaxed and friendly owner and pleasant views of the area.

We came back later on to discover local authentic flavours and were not disappointed. The grilled octopus and grilled fish are mind-blowing! Yum.

Where Is It? 7HJR+JRF, Suana, Nusa Penida, Klungkung Regency, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Online: N/A

In Da Compound Warung, Ubud

This is one of the best Indonesian restaurants in Bali if you want natural ingredients, that have no artificial colourings or flavourings in them.

The culinary team here takes healthy food very seriously and has created one of the best menus we’ve ever seen that emphasizes the benefits of Indonesian cuisine.

We loved sitting in the garden enjoying steamed rice dishes and watching the bunnies roam around.

You can tell that they use the finest ingredients and the food here really stands out for a humble warung.

Where Is It? Jl. Gootama No.6, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Online: Facebook

Wayan’s Warung, Ubud

If you want incredible value for money this is one of the best Indonesian restaurants in Bali to find it.

Every dish on the extensive menu is very low cost and yet, it’s all very tasty too. They offer some excellent vegetarian Indonesian cuisine options too.

We were really impressed by the pork skin which was seriously crispy and melted in the mouth.

Where Is It? Jl. Raya Tebongkang No.8, Singakerta, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Online: Wayan’s

Raja Bali Restaurant @ Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Nusa Dua

This is an excellent Indonesian restaurant in Bali based in the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel. The dining experience takes place in a gorgeous outdoor courtyard.

It’s one of the best Indonesian restaurants in Bali if you’re hoping for a kid’s menu as they have a great child-friendly menu.

Our favourite was the crispy fried duck served with a Balinese sauce but there’s nothing on the menu here that we wouldn’t like to try.

There’s also a banquet tasting menu which features something of everything on the menu. Surprisingly, this place is not that expensive, given the location.

Where Is It? Jl. Nusa Dua No.62, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Nusa Dua Hotel

NASI AYAM Bubur Bali, Gianyar

If you want some absolutely delicious dishes that are built around Indonesian classics, you’re in the right place at NASI AYAM.

It’s a bit out of the way, so you might need to hunt a little to find it the first time but the location is great (it’s close to the Kanto Lampo Waterfall) and the prices are very low given the quality on offer.

Their menu features some of the best Balinese dessert pancakes that we’ve ever tried.

They offer excellent service and the owner, Dewa, will be happy to explain the ins and outs of the menu for you too.

Where Is It? Jl. Bukit Buluh, Beng, Kec. Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80513, Indonesia

Online: Facebook

Sawah Terrace at Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Ubud

This is an ultra-luxurious dining experience and we’d expect nothing less at Mandapa, which is arguably the most amazing resort on an island packed with amazing resorts.

If you want fresh seafood, superb cocktails, an incredible view of rice paddies and rainforests, and a dining experience that is completely unforgettable, you come here.

We’d recommend that you bring a date, mind you, it’s simply too pretty for business.

Enjoy the finest Indonesian cuisine serenaded by the sound of the nearby river at one of the best Indonesian restaurants in Bali, by far.

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

Online: Ritz-Carlton

The Kelusa @ Samsara, Ubud

Depending on which night you visit this lovely hotel dining experience, you will either sit out in the jungle listening to the delicate sounds of the local wildlife or enjoy soft live jazz music from the house band.

Either way is fine by us, this is an excellent fine dining experience. Their signature restaurant offers amazing curated cocktails such as their very own Samsara Sniffer and really good food.

Their executive chef has put together some excellent packages so you can get a combination of authentic flavors that really dance on your palate.

Try the “romantic dinner” and you’ll be in gustatory heaven.

Where Is It? Br. Ayah – Desa Kelusa, Payangan, Gianyar Regency, Bali 80572, Indonesia

Online: Samsara

Sugriwa’s Warung, Ubud

This modest warung does the best breakfast in Ubud and their pancakes rock our world.

They also do an excellent nasi goreng and nasi campur for later on in the day. We were impressed by the vegetarian offerings on display too.

It’s easily one of the best Indonesian restaurants in Bali at this price point and you might even choose to skip your resort breakfast in favour of this one.

Where Is It? Jl. Sugriwa No.7, Padang Tegal Kaja, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Online: Instagram

Kunang-Kunang Restaurant @ The Sun of Granary Resort & Villas, Ubud

The all-day dining experience at this one of our best Indonesian restaurants in Bali brings together foods from all over the Indonesian archipelago and they’re all amazing.

Each night, they have live entertainment from Balinese dancers to jazz music and there are a lot of tasty options on the menu too.

We were very impressed by the generous portions on our trip to this lovely place.

Where Is It? Banjar Pinjul, Kenderan, Kec. Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia

Online: Kunang Kunang

Warung Tirta Unda, Sidemen

If you want the best Indonesian restaurant in the most authentically Indonesian location that’s very much off-the-beaten-path try this one.

The location is lovely, with views out over the jungle. The prices are among the lowest in Bali.

And this simple place, which offers an all-day dining experience, will rock your taste buds to the extreme. The food is so good that it will give any of the best restaurants in Bali a run for their money.

Where Is It? Jl. Sidemen – Sangkan Gn., Telaga Tawang, Kec. Sidemen, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80864, Indonesia

Online: Tirta Unda

 

Secret Garden Restaurant, Anturan

It’s called Secret Garden for a reason and you won’t spot it from the road.

They also only have 4 or 5 tables, so make sure to make a reservation in advance at this one of our best Indonesian restaurants in Bali.

This also guarantees a memorable arrival that we won’t spoil for you in this review.

It’s not quite fine dining, so don’t expect a degustation menu but their a la carte menu is excellent and the crispy duck is truly amazing.

They will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel as part of the service too. This is one of the best restaurants in Lovina for any type of cuisine.

Where Is It? Jl. Pura Dalem Jl. Raya Lovina-Singaraja No.Desa, Anturan, Kec. Buleleng, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81119, Indonesia

Online: Secret Garden

Double Ikat Restaurant @ Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa, Ungasan

This is a luxury resort and the quality of the food here reflects that. Most nights they have multiple degustation menus to choose from.

On Saturday, they have an incredible buffet that stands out as one of the best deals at any of our best Indonesian restaurants in Bali.

Even the basics like steamed rice and nasi goreng taste exceptional here and they have far more than simple classic dishes on the menu.

If this is one of your local restaurants, congratulations, it’s one of the best restaurants that we’ve been to anywhere in the Indonesian archipelago.

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Balangan I No.1, Ungasan, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Double Ikat

Kemukus Restaurant, Ubud

If you want some fine food at one of the best Indonesian restaurants in Bali but you also want some tasty Japanese food, Kemukus is where to go.

Yes, they’re all about a combination of both cuisines here and it works really well.

A teppanyaki steak alongside some crispy duck is a winner in our book.

And if you like what you eat here, you can attend their cooking classes and learn to make your own!

Where Is It? Jl. Cinta, Br.Penusuan, Tegallalang, Indonesia, Bali

Online: Facebook

IKAN Restaurant & Bar @ The Westin Resort, Nusa Dua

The Westin Resort is one of the finest resorts in Nusa Dua and IKAN is its signature eatery.

They often have great Indonesian dance performances here during the evenings and occasionally even host fire dancing (kecak is the Indonesian word for this).

And their seafood platter with the “care to share” philosophy is an awesome way to enjoy a romantic night out.

Where Is It? The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, ITDC Lot No.N-3, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia

Online: IKAN

Warong Legong, Gianyar

This awesome Indonesian restaurant is all about authentic local home comfort food and it’s very good, indeed.

They will pick you up from your hotel and drop you back when you book in advance and the menu is varied and exciting.

There’s an onsite brewery here and they make a lovely IPA that’s worth trying even if you’re not eating.

But you should eat because this is one of the best Indonesian restaurants in Bali, after all.

Where Is It? Jalan Professor Doktor Ida Bagus Mantra No. 300A Keramas, Medahan, Kec. Blahbatuh, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Online: Warung Legong

Terracotta Restaurant @ Mathis Retreat, Ubud

Terracotta offers some amazing views over the elegantly palm-tree-framed local rice terraces and you can see into the agricultural heart of the island as you enjoy their awesome food.

This Indonesian restaurant did one of the best chicken curries that we’ve ever had and you could make out each of the individual spices in every bite. That’s seriously impressive.

We can also heartily recommend their take on an Indonesian beef teriyaki.

Where Is It? Jl. Raya Lungsiakan, Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Online: Mathis

Kunyit Restaurant @ The ANVAYA Bali, Tuban

This elegant resort has an amazing Indonesian restaurant and it’s definitely Kunyit.

We loved the dance performances here as we ate and you’re welcome to join in the fun if you want to.

Try the sota ayam lamongan because it’s awesome and beats a standard dish like nasi campur, hands down, and then enjoy the Lapis Legit Strawberry for dessert, it’s amazing!

Where Is It? Jl. Kartika Plaza, Tuban, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indones

Online: ANVAYA

Ankhusa Restaurant Ubud by iNi Vie Hospitality, Kenderan

There’s an emphasis on Indonesian cuisine at this one of our best restaurants in Bali but among the steamed rice, coconut oil and peanut sauce, there are also a few international options on the menu for fussy eaters.

Whichever way you go though, your taste buds are sure to be very happy at Ankhusa.

There’s a very pleasant view over the river and rainforest from this restaurant too.

Where Is It? Jl. Raya Desa Kenderan No.88X, Kenderan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Online: Ankhusa

Mambo Beach Cafe, Nusa Penida

This is one of the best restaurants for combining Indonesian and American flavours in Bali.

You get an excellent spot near the Indian Ocean and can gorge on everything from nasi campur to hamburgers.

They also have a swimming pool that you can use to take an after-dinner dip, and we recommend that you do.

Where Is It? Jalan Ped – Buyuk, Ped, Kec. Nusa Penida, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Online: Mambo Dive Resort

Warung Nia, Seminyak

This is one of the best restaurants in Seminyak and they offer some of the best BBQ on the island.

Try the chicken satay set (they have an excellent peanut sauce) and then dive into the ribs which are just awesome.

They also offer cooking classes to those seeking to up their Indonesian cuisine game for when they get home.

Where Is It? Kayu Aya Square, Jl. Kayu Aya No.19-21, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta Utara, Bali, 80361, Indonesia

Online: Warung Nia

Warung Rama, Ubud

Many visitors say that Warung Rama makes the best nasi campur in Bali and we’d certainly agree that it’s up there.

We loved the cool vibe of this place, the comfy couches make it one of the best restaurants for chilling in Ubud.

It can get very busy at peak times which leads to queues, so try and get there a little earlier than you want to eat.

Where Is It? Jl. Nyuh Gading No.1-11, MAS, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Online: Facebook

Kayunan Warung & Coffee, Ubud

This is one of the best restaurants for eating al fresco in a garden setting in Ubud and they make some amazing freshly squeezed juices here.

The dadan gulung is excellent and they often have a smoothie bowl promo that goes with it.

We were very impressed with the value for money and it’s an excellent brunch spot if you want somewhere a little less hectic than the busier all-in-one brunches in Ubud.

Where Is It? Jl. Hanoman No.7, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Online: Instagram

Warung Sabar, Amed

There are some excellent places to eat in Amed, even though it’s still developing, and for our money one of the best restaurants there is Warung Sabar.

Try their grilled mahi mahi (the largest fish in Balinese waters) and you will soon see why it’s on our list.

You can even join the fishermen who serve the restaurant on their boat for a day if you want to see where your dinner comes from!

Where Is It? Bunutan, Abang, Karangasem Regency, Bali 80852, Indonesia

Online: N/A

Warung Made’s Munduk, Munduk

They’re very friendly and helpful at Warung Made’s and they will be happy to adapt the menu as they can for you (gluten-free banana pinseng? No problem).

We were really impressed with everything that we tried, the nasi campur was spot on, the spring rolls were delectable and the kueh dadar was out of this world!

There’s also a lovely view from this place and the owner is a really nice person too.

Where Is It? Munduk, Banjar, Buleleng Regency, Bali 81161, Indonesia

Online: N/A

Dulang @ The St. Regis Bali Resort, Nusa Dua

The St. Regis has to be one of the ten best resorts in Bali and it’s no surprise that it has one of the best restaurants for Indonesian food, is it/

The staff here are happy to give you the full explanation of the cultural significance of each dish and there’s some amazing Balinese dancing throughout the night too.

We loved the sharing platter which included lobster, minced fish, octopus, chipped duck and a range of local vegetables.

Where Is It? Kawasan Nusa Dua, Bali 80363, Indonesia

Online: Marriott

Village Square-Wok Wok @ Andaz Bali – a Concept by Hyatt, Denpasar

This luxury resort has one of the best Indonesian restaurants in Bali for in the form of Village Square-Wok Wok which also touches on other Asian cuisines and does it all very well.

They offer an amazing breakfast but we like to come at night when they have some of the most authentic Balinese music to accompany the meal.

The bone marrow was the highlight of a menu that was packed with fantastic taste sensations.

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

Online: Hyatt

Balinese Home Cooking, Kedewatan

This is exactly what it sounds like, the most home-like of our best Indonesian restaurants in Bali by far.

This is where you get a truly authentic nasi campur or nasi goreng and then, you can attend their cooking lessons and find out how to make them!

The service is first rate too and everyone is made to feel super welcome.

Where Is It? Jl. RSI Markandya II Br.Payogan No.:20, Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Online: Balinese Home Cooking

Wayang Restaurant @ Arya Villas, Ubud

The Arya Villas is a refined luxury villa complex in the spiritual heart of the island and this restaurant is an elegant place with wonderful views of the local countryside.

They’ve put their own spin on traditional dishes that really make the food stand out.

Try their romance package and see them tailor the environment as well as the menu, it’s incredible!

Where Is It? Jl. Raya Tebongkang Gg. Cendana III, Singakerta, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Online: Arya

Sun Sun Warung, Ubud

Our first dish at Sun Sun Warung was a Sate Ayam served on a bed of smouldering coals to keep it piping hot and we knew that this was a great place to be.

It’s a bit far from the main road, but that hasn’t stopped word from getting out and it’s a very popular location.

Their coconut ice cream is probably the best in Bali!

Where Is It? F7R6+PR8, Jl. Jembawan No.2, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Online: Instagram

Hibiscus Restaurant, Seminyak

They like to ensure you feel properly welcomed here and you will given complimentary drinks and snacks even before they take your order!

It might be an upmarket place but the food tastes like it was prepared with love over a family hearth, it’s just delicious.

This place is one of the hidden gems of Seminyak, so visit before everyone else discovers it!

Where Is It? Jl. Drupadi No.23-B, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Hibiscus

Mr. Wayan, Coffee & Eatery, Ubud

We recommend hitting up Mr Wayan at sunset when the view over the local rice paddies is just incredible.

The food is absolutely authentic Balinese and the taste is among the best of the best on the island.

The grilled duck and BBQ pork ribs were truly memorable and we love that they offer special menus during religious festivals to share the local traditions with guests.

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

Online:Mr. Wayan

Shrida Taste of Ubud, Ubud

Take a camera to Shrida where you get the most Instagram-worthy food in Ubud and what amazing food it is!

The black pepper chicken was fabulous and the local beef rendang curry was delicately spiced and full of flavour.

The fish and fried noodle dish that our friends had looked like it was the best use of seafood in Bali too.

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

Online: Shrida

Sukun Restaurant @ AMNAYA Resort, Tanjung Benoa

The AMNAYA is a very upmarket resort in Nusa Dua and as you’d expect this restaurant is in the same vein.

Sure, you pay a bit more, but for the quality of ingredients and very Instagram-worthy presentation, it’s value for money.

We recommend going for happy hour where the cocktails are buy-one-get-one and then enjoying the menu at your leisure.

Where Is It? Amnaya Resort, Jl. Kartika Plaza Gg. Puspa Ayu No.99, Kuta, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: AMNAYA

Ketela Eatery & Lifestyle, Canggu

If you want a simple quiet time by the pool in a busy part of Canggu, then Ketela Eatery & Lifestyle is a nice place to go.

Most of the guests are staying at the local villa complex, but you’re welcome to eat without being a resident.

They do some really good vegan and vegetarian options here too. It’s also very popular with digital nomads as the Wi-Fi is very fast and completely free.

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.25 C, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Instagram

Warung Osin, Amed

The pork rendang and nasi campur were first-rate at this modest warung in Amed and we’d be back more often if we weren’t on the other side of the island.

It’s very popular with guests at the nearby dive centers and it’s right next to the Cistra Lestari Hotel.

Not only is this authentic family restaurant happy to make modifications to any dish for you, but they’ll also be delighted to share the recipe of anything you really like!

Where Is It? Purwakerti, Abang, Karangasem Regency, Bali 80852, Indonesia

Online: Facebook

Sleeping Gajah Kitchen & Lounge @ Wapa Di Ume, Sidemen

This is a magical place with a wooden terrace that gives a spectacular view of the local countryside.

They also have a pleasant infinity pool that restaurant guests are welcome to use when they order food.

We really enjoyed the Gado Gado and the mocktails were excellent here, especially the Strawberry Monito.

Where Is It? Banjar Tabola, Telaga Tawang, Kec. Sidemen, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80864, Indonesia

Online: Wapa Di Ume

Authentic ECO Cafe 2, Munduk

This is a small, family-owned Indonesian restaurant with some pleasant views over the rainforest nearby.

The food is very good, try the pork in their spicy soy sauce, it just melts in the mouth.

We were also impressed with the cocktail menu which features a lot of excellent drinks using arak, the local spirit, as a base.

Where Is It? Jalan Raya, Dusun Beji, Munduk, Kec. Banjar, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81152, Indonesia

Online: N/A

Warung Heaven, Munduk

They’re not lying, this is really a warung made in heaven! Their pork in Balinese sauce with steamed rice was just perfect.

The view of the local area from here is stunning and great for a sunset experience.

The only downside is that it’s about 30 minutes out of town, but we thought it was worth the trip.

Where Is It? Jl. Pura Puseh, Munduk, Kec. Banjar, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81161, Indonesia

Online: Munduk Heaven

Restaurant Bukit Segara, Amed

If you want to enjoy one of the best Indonesian restaurants in Amed while sitting on the beach, this is a great place to go.

Not only that but the staff here have an excellent command of the English language and can easily modify the menu to suit your dietary requirements.

We’re not sure why but the fresh fruit here was exceptionally tasty. We will be going back.

Where Is It? Jl. Raya, 80852 Jl. Raya Amed, Bunutan, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia

Online: Villa Bukit Segara

Jejaton Restaurant @ Fairfield by Marriott Bali, Kuta

This is an excellent restaurant at the upmarket Fairfield and the food is very much to the stand you’d expect.

We went for breakfast and loved the omelette sambal matah (a signature dish inspired by local cuisine).

The breakfast buffet was great value and the lunch and dinner menus were very interesting, we can’t wait to try them too.

Where Is It? Jl. Merdeka Raya Gg. VII, Abianbase, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Marriott Bonvoy

Lumbung Restaurant @ Desa Visesa, Ubud

Everything at this restaurant is about exploring the rich culinary heritage of Bali.

They use only authentic traditional cooking techniques and locally sourced ingredients.

It’s set in the jungle and there’s a smashing view of the local waterfall from your table. Don’t miss this special place in Ubud.

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

Online: Instagram

Golden Valley Breeze – ECO Cafe 1, Munduk

If you want to eat directly in front of a waterfall in Bali, then this little cafe is a great place to go.

Despite the awesome location, the prices are very reasonable and the food is authentic and delicious.

All of the ingredients used here are sourced from local farms too.

Where Is It? P3M3+9V3, Munduk, Banjar, Buleleng Regency, Bali 81161, Indonesia

Online: Facebook

Wild Air Restaurant Managed by iNi ViE Hospitality, Ubud

This high-end restaurant has its own infinity pool and an excellent view into the jungles of Ubud.

The Indonesian food is authentic and very tasty and they also have Western options available.

We’d heartily recommend this place for a date or a relaxing lunch.

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

Online: Wild Air

Kaukau Restaurant @ Arkamara Dijiwa Sanctuaries, Singakerta

The menu for honeymoon couples here is very nice and each dish is styled for romance, take a camera, this is Instagram-heaven material.

If you’re not here for the love of another, maybe you should opt for their delicious breakfasts instead. The food is authentic and so tasty.

Most of all, the service and setting add a ton of value to the dining experience at this lovely restaurant.

Where Is It? Jl. Katik Lantang, Singakerta, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Online: Dijiwa

DONBIU @ Padma Resort, Legian

The Padma Resort is an upscale spot in Kuta and DONBIU is an upmarket and welcoming restaurant.

We were very impressed by the value it offers, though, and they frequently have a fixed-price dinner buffet that showcases Indonesian cuisine without breaking the bank.

They also offer cooking lessons and we think we have perfected our satay-making skills at DONBIU, finally.

Where Is It? Jl. Padma, Legian, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia

Online: Padma Legian

Warung Ubay, Ungasan

 

If you want a pleasant local warung in Kuta that hasn’t been overrun by a million tourists, Warung Ubay is a great choice.

Their seafood kare was excellent on our visit and so was their steamed homemade bread!

The mie goreng was just about perfect too. Highly recommended.

Where Is It? Uluwatu St No.101, Ungasan, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Instagram

Bale Udang Mang Engking, Kuta

This is a spectacular location of small pagodas over a koi pond and you won’t want to forget your camera.

The food is authentically local and surprisingly reasonably priced given the setting.

However, it does tend to attract mosquitos, because of the water, so take some insect repellant.

Where Is It? Jl. Nakula No.88, Pemecutan Klod, Kec. Denpasar Bar., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80119, Indonesia

Online: Bale Udang

Asian Spice Restaurant @ Rama Residence Padma, Legian

This restaurant strikes the perfect balance between fine dining and an Indonesian living room.

Try the Asian Urban Legends menu for a meal you will never forget.

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

Online: Rama

Monkey Legend Restaurant & Bar, Ubud

If there’s one thing that everyone who visits Monkey Legend can agree on is that they do the best pork ribs in Ubud.

Forget Nuri’s this is the new king of low-cost and high-value Indonesian restaurants in Bali.

Where Is It? Jl. Monkey Forest No.8, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Online: Instagram

Warung Chef Bagus, Kuta

You know you’re in for a good meal when you see a chef as happy to be cooking and sharing his wisdom with guests as Chef Bagus is.

Everything here is very good, the chicken, the ribs, the prawns, and the grilled fish. You just can’t go wrong!

Where Is It? Jl. Bakung Sari No.43, Kuta, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Chef Bagus

IWA Restaurant @ Hotel Tugu Bali, Canggu

The name IWA comes from ancient historical manuscripts which tell the story of a hero called Kebo Iwa and it dates back to the 12th century of Balinese history.

This is one of the best restaurants in Bali if you’re looking to get a feel for the full culinary heritage of this paradise island.

Their peanut sauce for the satay is legendary, their curries are first rate and their seafood is simply sublime. Highly recommended. This is one of our favourite places to eat in Southern Bali.

Where Is It? Pantai Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.117x, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Tugu Hotels

Warung Agung Amed, Bunutan

This simple beachside warung in Amed has some of the nicest staff we’ve ever encountered anywhere.

Their nasi campur was just what we’d hoped it would be. We will be back.

Where Is It? Jl. Raya Lipah, Bunutan, Kec. Abang, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80852, Indonesia

Online: Instagram

Warung D’Bucu, Pemuteran

This small authentic warung serves some absolutely delicious local food and the service here is very good.

Try the papaya and shrimp salad and then dive into their first-rate staay.

Where Is It? Pemuteran, Gerokgak, Buleleng Regency, Bali 81155, Indonesia

Online: Instagram

Bee Cafe Ubud @ Dijiwa Sanctuaries, Peliatan

This is a very lovely restaurant situated in the rice paddies of Ubud and just being here lifts your spirits.

Their Instagram-worth and delectable dishes, seal the deal perfectly.

Where Is It? Jl. Sawah Indah, Peliatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Online: Dijiwa

Abe-Do Organic Warung, Ubud

Yes, all the produce here is organic. That puts Abe-Do ahead of every other Indonesian restaurant in Bali!

They can easily cater to large groups and do it well too.

Where Is It? Br. Kutuh Kaja Jl. Tirta Tawar No.43, Petulu, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Online: Facebook

Sacred Rice, Ubud

This is another lovely location just outside of Ubdu and the Indonesian food here is quite excellent.

We also thought their locally inspired cocktail menu was worth perusing more than once!

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

Online: Sacred Rice

Shinta Warung, Kuta

If you want amazing value-for-money Indonesian chow in Kuta, this restaurant is where to go.

Just be aware, that they cater mainly to foreigners and tend to go easy on the spiciness unless you request otherwise.

Where Is It? Jl. Kartika Plaza Gg. Puspa Ayu, Kuta, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Instagram

Bali Timbungan, Kuta

The food here is cooked using an authentic bamboo burner and is meant to evoke memories of the ancient kingdom of Timbungan!

The dining experience is excellent and the only downside of this place is that parking is hard to come by, we recommend getting a Grab or Gojek ride instead of driving.

Where Is It? Jalan Sunset Road No.88, Kuta, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Bali Timbungan

FAQs

What Is Famous To Eat In Bali?

There is plenty of delicious food that originates in Bali. Popular local food includes satay (sate), nasi ayam, nasi campur, bebek, ayam betutu, babi guling, tahu and tempeh, pepes and tum, wajik, pancong, jaja batun bedil, bubuh injin, pisang rai, kelepon, nasi goreng, and lawar.

One of the nice things about the local food is that it can often easily be modified for vegetarians and sometimes, for vegans too.

What Does A Meal Cost In Bali?

It really depends on what you want to spend. Local food at a modest warung is probably going to cost about 30,000-75,000 IDR.

But if you visit Mandapa (as mentioned above), you could spend more than that on a cup of coffee to wash your meal down.

A fine dining establishment can, quite literally, cost thousands of dollars for a single meal with some fine wines.

Is Balinese Food Different To Indonesian?

Yes, though technically Balinese Food IS Indonesian Cuisine, traditional Balinese cuisine combines Indonesian, Chinese, Indian and even European influences to create its own slant on things.

It’s worth noting that authentic local cuisine is also Hindi cuisine and may not be halal and ought not to contain beef.

Whereas traditional Indonesian food is for Muslims and should not have any pork and all the ingredients ought to be halal (permitted) by the faith.

What Is A Restaurant Called In Bali?

The name of an Indonesian restaurant is “warung”. Warungs can vary from modest beach shacks serving simple food to the ultimate fine dining experience.

So, don’t assume that warung means “cheap.” Some of the best Indonesian restaurants in Bali are warungs and many are as high-end as the luxury resort restaurants in Bali.

Does Bali Have Any Michelin Star Restaurants? How Many Michelin-Starred Restaurants Are In Bali?

No. At the moment, the Michelin Guide does not assess restaurants in Bali for Michelin awards. There are plenty of restaurants in Bali with chefs who have won Michelin stars, mind you, it’s just that none of those stars were awarded in Bali.

We think this is likely to change in the near future. Bali has an incredible number of world-class restaurants and sooner or later, it’s likely to get Michelin recognition for that.

Several Balinese chefs have already stated their aim to be the first Michelin-starred chefs in Bali.

What’s The Best Food To Eat In Bali?

That’s really down to you. This list of best Indonesian restaurants in Bali is a great place to start but there are so many restaurants here and so many different cuisines to choose from that you never need to go hungry and you never need to get bored with the food anywhere.

Final Thoughts On Indonesian Restaurants In Bali

There is no lack of great Indonesian restaurants in Bali and we think we’ve found the absolute best for you to enjoy.

There’s something here for every occasion and for every budget. Enjoy!