Denpasar Restaurants

Where and What to Eat in Denpasar

Denpasar is without a doubt the most complete location on the island when it comes to eating places; scores of restaurants offer a vast menu selection. The Jalan Teuku Umar and Renon Niti Mandala areas have the most varied eateries with oriental, western, Mediterranean, Arabic, or Indian food, and let’s not forget those special dishes from all over Indonesia.

Night market stalls provide local delicacies at very cheap prices, although some of them may have unhealthy food additives. Only a few restaurants stay open 24 hours a day, but roadside food tents after midnight are not hard to find.

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Il Pomodoro

A favourite Italian restaurant in the western outskirts of Denpasar, Il Pomodoro offers a wide selection of pastas, pizzas and delicious macchiato. The family-friendly restaurant boasts modern Italian design and interior styling, and makes for a cosy retreat from the busy Jalan Gatot Subroto traffic. Among the must-tries are the Pizza Venetiana, calzones and the thin-crust Pizza Sarda with generous slices of pepperoni on the top. The menu and recipes were conceptualized by an Italian chef, and the food quality is top-notch. The desserts section comprises a broad selection of gelato. The place is also a great spot to drop in for a refreshing afternoon break with a coffee or a cold beer.

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:00
  • Location: Jalan Gatot Subroto Barat no. 371, Denpasar
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 413 882
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Babi Guling Chandra

Visiting Bali wouldn’t be complete without tasting its famous dish, suckling pig, and the most popular place to enjoy it in Denpasar is Babi Guling Chandra. At first glance the restaurant appears modest and quite homely, but the fast service and excellent food make up for it. The menu is dominated by pork cooked in different styles, though chicken and duck are also available. One portion of babi guling contains a plate of rice, satay, pieces of fried offal and skin, slices of pork meat, vegetables and a bowl of pork leg soup. The dishes are very rich in spices and flavours and are guaranteed to satisfy your cravings every now and then!

  • Location: Jalan Teuku Umar 140
  • Price Range: Budget
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Bali Bakery

Bali Bakery has run a ‘bakery-and-café’ concept since 1994. With a branch in Kuta, Bali Bakery is also available in Denpasar. From western breads to doughnuts, the textures are wonderful. The patisserie products will please your taste buds and the toothsome confectionary section has an excellent choice of desserts. Bali Bakery’s services cover breakfast, lunch, dinner, functions, cocktail parties, inside catering, and also free WiFi access on the spot.

  • Opening Hours: 07:30 – 22:30
  • Location: Jalan Hayam Wuruk no. 181
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Bebek Goreng Sambel Setan Cak Mar

For fans of piquant and spicy food, Bebek Goreng Sambel Setan is one of the must-visit eating places in Denpasar. Cak Mar, the restaurateur, chose the perfect name to define his restaurant’s specialty: sambal that is as hot as the devil ‘sambel setan’. The fried crispy duck dish is its main menu, though you may also order grilled duck or chicken or fish, duck head curry, fried chicken liver and gizzards, and coconut vegetables. Here, the food is tender and spicy and also aesthetically pleasing to the eye with dishes served on palm leaves.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Location: At the crossroads of Jalan Sudirman and Jalan Selamet Riyadi, 500 metres before you turn left to Renon
  • Price Range: Budget
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Café Warung Taji

Café Warung Taji is an excellent choice for both Japanese and Italian cuisine. Its 28-centimetre stuffed baguette is quite exceptional and some sandwiches are made Japanese style. Its recommended pizzas are all homemade, with two types of wheat baked thin and crusty, and you can also have the toppings of your own choice. Free Wi-Fi connection is available here.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00- 23:00
  • Location: Jalan Hayam Wuruk no. 185
  • Price Range: Affordable
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D’Cost Seafood

D’Cost Seafood offers a unique approach to dining, presenting great Indonesian seafood selections in a no-frills canteen style layout. Part of an expanding restaurant group, the branch in Renon, Denpasar, features a large main building with a spacious car park, which can accommodate up to over a hundred diners. Although it is a great budget dining option, with a price range of IDR 5,000 – 85,000, the quality of the food is quite outstanding. Among the must-try seafood specials are the fried whole crab served with a sauce of black pepper and salted eggs, and the mango sauced fish fillet. Moreover, the spicy sambal sauces, tea (iced, hot or sugarless) and steamed rice are offered as all-you-can-eat!

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00
  • Location: Jalan Raya Puputan No. 88, Renon, Denpasar
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 798 2888
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Ikan Bakar Cianjur

An always busy spot, Ikan Bakar Cianjur serves up great authentic Indonesian cuisine, mostly Javanese and Sundanese selections, which are known for its healthy and fresh ingredients. Even though its name implies that it specialises in grilled fish, many of its regular customers tend to favour other different offerings on the menu. Among the must-try signature dishes is the ‘nasi liwet’, a delicious preparation of fragrant rice that is cooked using coconut milk. Others worth mentioning are the ‘kambing oven’ oven roasted lamb; beef rib soup, varieties of fish in any style (grilled, fried, baked) together with different selections of sambal chilli sauces – great for those who love spicy. Although it features a large parking space, the scene is usually always a hectic one. Prices range between IDR 10,000 and 75,000.

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Jalan Kapten Cok Agung Tresna, Renon, Denpasar
  • Tel: +62 361 230 015‎‎
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Pizza Mina

Pizza Mina serves for lunch, dinner and also offers various coffee and drinks to complement its main dishes of pizzas and pasta. Among its special pizza selections include the 'surya pizza' featuring toppings of paprika slices and a sunny side up egg in the center. Meat lover versions with generous toppings are also found on the menu.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 23:00
  • Address: Jalan Astasura 26, Peguyangan, Denpasar
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 900 8080
  • Cuisine: Pizza, pasta
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Pondok Kuring Restaurant

Pondok Kuring Restaurant is a well-known Sundanese restaurant. Built on roughly 3,000sqm, the restaurant caters to regular diners as well holding the occasional events such as meetings, press conferences, product launches, weddings, birthdays, gatherings, and much more. Many customers’ favourite choice is the set menu paket nasi komplit (complete rice packet), comprising rice with meat or fish and vegetables. Fresh salad and sambal (chilli) are provided for free in the corner of the room.

  • Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday: 10:00 – 22:30, Friday to Sunday: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Location: Jalan Raya Puputan 56 Renon
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Porky's Ribs & Bar-B-Q

Porky's is the place for barbecued pork rib lovers, located right in the heart of Denpasar town. Porky's is easily found along the end of Jalan Tjok Agung Tresna in Renon, Denpasar, and just across the road from the TVRI Denpasar television station. The seating options include outdoor and semi-indoor, with interiors filled with barbecue related framed pictures and curios. Porky's menu is mainly ribs, but there are also varieties of sausage dan chicken barbecue items, as well as pasta and favourite Indonesian dishes such as 'nasi goreng' fried rice. The diner is suitable for families.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 - 23:00
  • Location: opposite TVRI Denpasar station
  • Address: Jalan Cok Agung Tresna 118, Renon, Denpasar
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Indonesian
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Sate Plecing Arjuna

Sate Plecing Arjuna offers satay galore, run by a Balinese family of Hokkien-Chinese descent who owe their success to a family recipe. This little warung on the corner of Jalan Arjuna in Denpasar always has its roadside grills billowing, spreading the delicious aroma of cooked beef and chicken into the surroundings. The place always seems to be packed with diners during lunchtimes and over the weekends, with others patiently queuing for a free table. The little warung has become a Denpasar legend, with humble beginnings decades ago. What makes it special is the type of sauces it presents the satays with, namely a thin dash of soy and a blend of chillies, mixed together to form a sweet and spicy sauce. Servings of satays come with a plate of steamed rice and a bowl of meatball soup.

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 17:00
  • Location: Jalan Arjuna, Denpasar
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Warung Bendega

Warung Bendega is one of the first restaurants you’ll see along the Jalan Cok Agung Tresna dining street in Denpasar. Since opening in 1996, this Balinese-owned restaurant has consistently offered a good range of local cuisine as well as a variety of flavours from the Indonesian archipelago. The cosy interiors are complemented by Balinese style décor, and the menu offers a complete range, from the local favourite crispy fried duck, grilled seafood, the signature ‘ayam bakar Bendega’ roast chicken, to delights from neighbouring islands such as ‘rica-rica’ style grilled fish and the ‘flying gourami’ that looks like a flying fish striking pose on a plate. Dining settings include an alfresco option with outdoor gazebos, and there are meeting rooms and a grand pavilion available for large groups and private events.

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Jalan Kapten Cok Agung Tresna no. 37A, Renon, Denpasar‎
  • Tel: +62 361 249555 ‎
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Warung Leko

Here’s one for beef lovers. Warung Leko specialises in ‘iga sapi penyet’ or beef ribs prepared in various choices served with its signature spicy chilli dips known as ‘sambel korek’. The restaurant is located on Jalan Cok Agung Tresna in the dining destination street of Renon, Denpasar. Besides grilled or fried beef ribs, there are choices of chicken, steaks, prawn, tripe, and meat fritters prepared and served in the same manner, as well as a selection of oxtail soups, rib soups and around 30 different preparations of beef – the main highlight here, which comes surprisingly juicy and tender. Although the restaurant looks upper class, the price range is quite reasonable, starting from IDR 36,000 per portion.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Location: Jalan Cok Agung Tresna no. 110, Renon, Denpasar
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 3600 501
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Warung Meme Sari

Warung Meme Sari is part of the Warung Mina group of restaurants, and is located just down the street from the initial Warung Mina Renon outlet. Warung Meme Sari serves similar menus to Warung Mina, specialising in seafood based Indonesian cuisine. Among the favourite choices at Meme Sari include deep fried or grilled crabs and sweet sour sauced prawns. Side dishes include 'plecing kangkung' with spicy saucesand traditional Balinese sauces.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Address: Jalan Tukad Gangga 1A, Denpasar
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 8898 516
  • Cuisine: Indonesian, seafood, grill
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Warung Mina Renon

Warung Mina is a large local group of restaurants specialising in seafood and seafood based Indonesian cuisine. The enterprise has been in business since it first operated its outlet in 1994. Warung Mina has its own typical taste and cooking style, and supports its dining experience with idyllic yet modern village ambiances, such as open pavillions set in shaded gardens, and surrounded by fish ponds, as well as constantly playing typical traditional Balinese flute and bamboo gamelan music. Among the favourite choices include fried or grilled gourami and sweet sour sauced prawns. Side dishes include 'plecing kangkung' with spicy saucesand traditional Balinese sauces.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Address: Jalan Tukad Gangga 1, Renon, Denpasar
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 265 537
  • Cuisine: Indonesian, seafood, grill
  • Price Range: Affordable
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