Bali Best Restaurants 2015
Top 10 Restaurants in Bali
Selecting the best restaurants in Bali from the wealth of world-class dining venues on offer was a real challenge. They offer a great range of cuisine in terms of region and sophistication and often feature unique locations with awe-inspiring views and artistic interiors. Over the years, Bali has evolved with each wave of visitors and is now truly a first-class dining destination, where the world’s most innovative and talented chefs can be found.
Here we have gathered the best restaurants in Bali - the finest dining spots the island has to offer - so whether you are looking for a fine dining venue to celebrate a special evening as a couple, or looking to revel in a friendly place with friends and family, we have all the top selections here for you to start off with.
1Locavore Restaurant Ubud
Locavore became famous and made it to best restaurant in Bali for its unique approach to international cuisine, using locally sourced produce, and mostly due to its delectable and innovative creations by two former chefs of the five-star resort Alila Ubud. Bookings are essential for securing one or more of the restaurant’s only 30 seats. The sleek and modern interior is trendy but not too pretentious, because it’s all about the well-crafted cuisine served from the open kitchen. Locavore Bali has a tasting menu with wine pairing as well as five to seven-course degustation treats. Among the recommended mains are raw Japanese amberjack on watermelon with watermelon gazpacho foam, and slow-braised oxtail with caramelized shallots. Desserts are also heavenly. Read More...
Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique was the groundbreaker for Bali’s fine dining scene, basically putting the island on the world’s map of destination dining. The restaurant is open for dinner only and bookings strictly essential. Mozaic showcases Salans’ innovative approach to French cuisine that inspired many other chefs, incorporating local and exotic Balinese ingredients through a varying menu. The dining experience at Mozaic is a private one, with a tranquil tropical garden and lounge tucked away in Ubud’s quieter north on Jalan Raya Sanggingan. Read More...3Metis Restaurant and Gallery Seminyak
Metis comprises a restaurant, bar and lounge, gallery, boutique, wine cellar and private dining room and has won the hearts of foodies through its sensory dining experiences, making it one of the best dining spots in Bali. The menu presents French Mediterranean cuisine passionately crafted by chef and founder Nicolas “Doudou” Tourneville, and through a combination of five-star service in highly sophisticated layout and interiors, Metis is a must-try for lovers of fine food while in Bali. Be it dining, lounging or simply browsing through the fine hand-crafted jewellery and rare art pieces in its gallery, Metis is an experience to discover. Read More...4Mama San Kitchen, Bar & Lounge Seminyak
Mama San Kitchen, Bar & Lounge introduced a unique dining concept with innovative dishes inspired by the great cuisines of the Asian region. Chef-owner Will Meyrick gained much of his travel experiences trying out the different street foods and exotic dishes throughout various regions and imbued the menu at Mama San with them. Open the menu and you will find a bit of Burmese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian and local Indonesian. This restaurant further sets itself apart from others with its cool, subtly-lit and elegant interiors on two levels that feature a retro style harking back to colonial 1920s-era Shanghai. Read More...5Kayuputi Restaurant Nusa Dua
Kayuputi is one of the luxurious signature outlets at the St. Regis Bali Resort in southern Nusa Dua. The award-winning specialty fine dining beachfront restaurant offers a luxury dining experience with premium Asian-influenced haute cuisine and an appealing wine list to pair. The interiors are adorned with ‘wayang’ traditional shadow puppet ornaments, and the alfresco dining area with private gazebos border an impressive blue-tiled pool with ocean views. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner, Kayuputi features a la carte and lavish six-course degustation menus. Read More...6Cuca Restaurant Bali Jimbaran
Despite being a newcomer to the Jimbaran dining scene in 2013, Cuca Restaurant quickly gained popularity with its artisanal tapas and desserts, brought to you by husband-and-wife chef and restaurateur team, Kevin Cherkas and Virginia Entizne. Cuca offers a unique and exceptional sharing experience with highly innovative dishes using ingredients that are locally and sustainably grown. Best spot is at the long table where you can enjoy Chef Cherkas' special tasting dishes while viewing him and his culinary brigade in action at the open kitchen. Read More...7Sundara Jimbaran
Sundara offers luxurious beachfront dining on Jimbaran Bay, and comes under the patronage of the legendary Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay. Located at the northernmost end of the resort grounds, following the curvature of the bay, this chic space has become a gorgeous addition to the beach, with its blue infinity pool and tree-shaded daybeds. Sundara consists of a dedicated bar, an open-air dining area, and a lavish five-star dining room. The bar proudly presents cocktails mixed by one of the world’s leading cocktail authorities, mixologist Javier de las Muelas, who is also owner of Barcelona’s Dry Martini, one of world’s most influential bars. Read More...8Mejekawi by Ku De Ta Seminyak
Mejekawi by Ku De Ta brings a touch of fine dining to the winning Seminyak venue’s gorgeous beachfront setting. Mejekawi presents an innovative ‘kitchen and laboratory concept’, brought to you by three of Bali’s top chefs, Phillip Davenport, Ben Cross and Will Goldfarb. Joining the list of Bali's best restaurants, it features an indoor and alfresco table setting on the top floor of Ku De Ta’s south-eastern wing, where diners enjoy their evening with splendid seven and 11-set course degustation menus. The dishes are prepared through high-technology and precision cooking methods that give the overall dining experience at Mejekawi its contemporary edge. Read More...9Sardine Seminyak
Sardine presents a treat for your eyes and taste buds on Seminyak’s Jalan Petitenget. The venue comprises a gorgeous bamboo-beamed dining hall with platforms overlooking rice fields, where diners take in the view and enjoy tasty dishes from one of the finest restaurants in Bali. The perimeter features leafy bamboo gardens, ponds, and Balinese-style garden ornaments with chequered parasols in its open-air chill-out lounge. The menu regularly changes, with main ingredients sourced from the freshest morning catch in the fishing village of Jimbaran. Read More...10La Lucciola Seminyak
La Lucciola is Seminyak’s legendary beachfront dining spot in a tranquil location and setting adjacent the landmark Petitenget Temple. With beachfront views and ocean breezes this venue has long been regarded as one among the best beachfront restaurants in Bali and is still packed with diners almost every night of the week. There are two unique accesses to La Lucciola. The vast parking area beside the temple connects to the restaurant via a wooden bridge, with fire torches lit at sunset time; adding mystique to the entrance. On mornings and throughout the day, you can hop from the sand and over its well-manicured lawn straight into the dining hall. La Lucciola is somewhere to enjoy fine nouveau Australian cuisine while enjoying the beautiful beach scenery, sipping a cocktail and watching the famed Seminyak sunset. Read More...