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.
Kubu Restaurant BaliJalan Raya Kedewatan
Kubu Restaurant Bali offers scenic riverside views and fine Mediterranean-European dining, attracting honeymooners and foodies alike. As the signature restaurant of Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, this dinner-only venue is located on Jalan Raya Kedewatan, slightly removed from downtown Ubud but still easily accessible by car or motorbike.
Crafted mainly from bamboo, the open-air restaurant’s primary soundtrack is provided by the babbling Ayung River. Kubu Restaurant Bali takes its name from the huts local farmers have traditionally used for storing rice and pays tribute to these shelters with nine private dining cocoons, tailor-made for a romantic dinner. Booking ahead is advised for any of the restaurant’s 40 seats, and is an absolute must if you plan on dining in one of the sought-after cocoons. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00-23:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Kedewatan at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
- Tel: +62 (0)361 479 2777
Swept Away Restaurant, located inside The Samaya Ubud, sits on an elevated deck that lets you look out over the picturesque river that runs past this charming part of Ubud. The ambiance here is perfect for anyone looking for a relaxed dining experience that is close to nature, and one of the best things about Swept Away is the sheer number of food choices on offer. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00–22.00
- Location: Jl. Raya Sayan, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali
- Tel: + 62 (0361) 973606
Blanco par MandifUbud
Blanco par Mandif serves delicious local Indonesian food but with a twist, by offering a degustation style menu that, until now, you would be more likely to find in a French fine dining establishment.
The restaurant is located in the cultural capital of Bali, Ubud, and the food at Blanco par Mandif is served in the gorgeous Blanco Renaissance Museum where you can look out over the famous Campuhan River. The restaurant has an intimate feel, as it only seats up to 10 diners at one time, so is the perfect place for those looking for an exclusive dining experience. Advanced bookings are a must. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 3 sittings daily: 12:00–14:00; 18:00–20:30; 21:00– 24:00
- Location: Blanco Renaissance Museum, Jalan Raya Campuhan, Ubud
- Tel: + 62 (0361) 4792284
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...
- Opening Hours: Mon – Sat, 12:00-14:30, 18:00-23:00
- Location: Jalan Dewi Sita, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)361 977 733
Cuca Restaurant BaliJimbaran
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...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 24:00
- Location: Jalan Yoga Perkanthi, Jimbaran
- Tel: +62 (0)361 708 066
Kayuputi RestaurantNusa 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...
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 12:00-23:00
- Location: Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, Lot S6, Nusa Dua
- Tel: +62 (0) 361 300 6786
Soleil at The Mulia Bali is among the latest five-star restaurants to join the array of luxury dining options along the Nusa Dua coast, particularly on the secluded southern beach of Sawangan. This elegantly designed hall that is dominated by shades of gold, white and beige, is the resort’s signature restaurant, and which has gained popularity for its extravagant weekend dinners and Sunday brunches of Mediterranean and pan-Asian cuisine. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 07:00 - 23:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Sawangan, Nusa Dua
- Tel: +62 (0)361 302 7777
Pearl Restaurant Bali serves up authentic French fare in an airy but intimate garden setting, neatly tucked away at the end of a lane off Legian’s Jalan Arjuna (aka Double Six Road), thus completely away from the traffic. Part of the namesake Pearl Hotel, the restaurant’s alfresco garden area is much favoured by repeat diners, which comes to life in the early evenings with light blue fairy lights and hanging lanterns. Meanwhile, an adjacent building houses lounging and more private spaces, together with a bar, wine cellar and kitchen where French chef Jeremy Blanchet prepares his creations. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00 - 24:00
- Location: Pearl Hotel and Restaurant, Gang Eddy, Jalan Arjuna (Double Six), Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)81 934 334 060
The Sunday Brunch at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort debuted to high anticipation following the resort’s launch of its unique Cucina (also known as Cut Catch Cucina) outlet in early 2014. Cucina offers an eclectic dining experience in luxurious settings, and features multiple outlets within, namely a steakhouse, seafood and grill section, as well as an Italian osteria. It is one of the best dining spots on the island where you can experience a fine combination of food all in the same spot, and the Sunday Brunch at Sofitel Bali makes for one of the best dining experiences about. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Sunday, 11:00 – 15:00
- Location: Cut Catch Cucina, Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, Nusa Dua
Revisiting CasCades Restaurant at The Viceroy Bali brings sweet recollections. The splendid views looking east over the verdant Petanu River valley is simply unforgettable. And you’ll find a an overall refined setting, with an adjacent bar near the resort’s infinity pool and several dining spaces that couples can opt for intimate candlelit moments. Also unforgettable is the cuisine, best experienced during the premium seven-course degustation menu which showcases innovative dishes created by Executive Chef Nic Vanderbeeken and his culinary team. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 07:00 - 22:00
- Location: The Viceroy Bali, Jalan Lanyahan, Banjar Nagi, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)361 972 111