These Balinese restaurants in Seminyak are worth checking out if you’ve finally decided it’s time to try some authentic local dishes in a casual environment. This collection of ‘warungs’ and small, mostly locally-owned and run restaurants, are all located within this upscale beach resort area, known for its high concentration of world-class dining and entertainment spots. The dining spots in this list generally feature simple wooden tables and chairs where you sit down at and enjoy generously portioned every day dishes with no fuss.
So break away from the fine dining scene and try out these laidback spots where emphasis is on what’s on the plate and the flavours that go along with the varied heritage recipes of Bali and the archipelago. These great local restaurants in Seminyak all offer good quality food, clean settings and cheap to mid-range prices!
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Following the success of its first spot in Kuta that opened in 1969, the second and larger Made’s Warung in Seminyak is one that is popular not only for its local dishes and varied cuisine, such as succulent satay varieties, nasi campur, nasi goreng, and pork spare ribs, but also as a regular gathering place for expats and travellers with its complementing highlights such as regular live bands, and mini boutique and art shops onsite. Main items range between USD 2 and 8 (IDR 25,000-100,000).
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 24:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Seminyak, Banjar Seminyak, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361 732 130
One of the best places to go for authentic Balinese style crispy fried duck, Warung Eropa serves up great selections of local Balinese favourites besides some western favourites as its name suggests. Among the variety of special packages on offer include a serving of steamed white rice with choice of fried chicken or duck, sweet-sour veggie soup known as sayur asem and crispy toppings. Another favourite is the juicy slow-cooked chicken of ayam betutu. Prices start from USD 4 (IDR 55,000) per serving.
- Opening Hours: 10:00-23:00
- Location: Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak
- Tel: +62(0)361 747 177 1
This roadside spot on Seminyak’s Jalan Kunti is an inviting view with its mini Central Javanese style garden and classical Javanese theme, offering a menu of local, Chinese and Asian favourites. There’s oxtail soup, pork ribs served in sweet sauce or grilled, as well as seafood selections of sweet-and-sour gourami. There’s a weekly jazz performance every Monday night starting around 20:00 – 21:00.
- Opening Hours: 11.00 - 23.00
- Location: Jalan Kunti No. 4 BB, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361 732 731
Warung D'Sawah offers a cosy dining experience with traditional bamboo and thatched roof pavilions spread over an expanse of green lawns and rice fields in Kerobokan, or the northern part of Seminyak. The menu offers a good mix of Balinese and Indonesian cuisine, together with Chinese and western favourites for good measure. Bali’s delicious bebek betutu or spicy slow-cooked duck is one of the highlights, served with satay, eggs and traditional chopped vegetable salad. Or order a crispy fried version, at only USD 5 (IDR 66,000).
- Opening Hours: 08:00 - 23:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Kerobokan Kelod 17, Kerobokan
- Tel: +62 (0)361 731 196
From humble beginnings serving Balinese and Indonesian warung style dishes, this little diner at the corner of the rice paddy-flanked Jalan Umalas has grown into a favourite lunch spot. Its wooden deck laid out with white washed tables and chairs under a simple roof won’t win for style, but that won’t stop the steady flow of locals or Seminyak and Canggu expats from enjoying the delicious nasi campur, mie goreng, nasi goreng, soto ayam, suckling pig, and its extensive western selection with bagels and smoothie fruit bowls (USD 4 or IDR 55,000).
- Opening Hours: 08:00-23:00
- Location: Jalan Umalas 1, Gang Nook No. 1, Kerobokan
- Tel: +62 (0)361 847 562 5
Warung Taulan welcomes you to atmospheric dining in the Kerobokan area north of Seminyak, making good use of the surrounding rice fields as part of its view. Dining spaces are set within its collection of main floating bamboo pavilions that are set around a fish pond full of carp and free-roaming ducks. A central large pavilion houses its bar and several tables. The menu is dominantly Balinese, with highlights such as crispy duck and chicken, deep-fried or grilled gourami with sambal sauces, and stir-fried long beans and watercress. Servings start from USD 3 (IDR 35,000).
- Opening Hours: 11:00-23:00
- Location: Jalan Pengubengan Kaja, Kerobokan
- Tel: +62 (0)361 732 454
Local restaurant franchise Warung Mina opened its Seminyak branch on Jalan Kayu Jati early 2015, offering its specialty seafood-based Indonesian cuisine. The interiors are cosy and let you escape the heat of the day, while dinner time is subtly lit and also laidback. Favourites here include fried or grilled gourami and sweet sour sauced prawns with side dishes that include 'plecing kangkung' spiced and stir-fried watercress with traditional Balinese sauces.
- Opening Hours: 09:00-23:00
- Location: Jalan Kayu Jati 19, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361 474 003 1
A Seminyak extension of the popular Ubud warung in Kedewatan, this warung serves Balinese nasi ayam or ‘chicken rice’ that foreigners will easily acquire a taste for. The place is clean and with interiors that stay true to its humble settings. A standard serving of its main rice dish consists of sauced chicken strips, deep-fried crackling entrails, half ‘pindang’ or sweet-boiled eggs, chicken saté, stir-fried snake beans in shredded coconut and the optional sambal.
- Opening Hours: 09:00-21:00
- Location: Jalan Kayu Jati No. 12, Petitenget, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 361 308 3008
This humble local Balinese restaurant sets in contrast to the neighbouring luxury villas and international restaurants along Jalan Petitenget. There’s fresh vegetables and spices in assorted displays at front, an open kitchen behind a glass buffet, and friendly service by the Balinese owners themselves. The main servings are Balinese style nasi campur with a lot of tasty homemade side dishes to choose from. Being a favourite for expats and visitors, you can have your sambal either watered-down, or full on spicy.
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:00
- Location: Jalan Petitenget 97, Kerobokan
- Tel: +62 (0)361 736 892
To enjoy Bali’s favourite and succulent babi guling spit-roast pork in Seminyak, Pak Malen is the name at the top of the game. Right on the traffic light corner of Sunset Road, Pak Malen has become a landmark for hungry diners, be it locals, expats and even curious first-time visitors. It can get very busy at lunchtime, and standard servings include steamed rice, pork meat bits, crispy crunchy skin, satay and sayur urap veggie mix at around USD 2 (IDR 25,000). Wash it all down with either a cold Bintang, iced tea, or crushed orange.
- Opening Hours: 10:00-15:00
- Location: Jalan Sunset Road, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 361 745 296 8