Here are the most unique dining experiences you can find in Bali, which not only offer world-class cuisine, but also inventive setups and beautiful surroundings. These places are for anyone looking for a very special evening in an extraordinary location. Some of the restaurants listed are hopelessly romantic, other hotspots are great for families, with remarkable features that make these restaurants really stand out and offer more than just a meal. Whatever your preference, check these out for inspiration for your next dinner plan in Bali – the ‘Wow Factor’ has been turned up to 11 in each of these fantastic venues.
Pesta Lobster at AYANA Bali ResortJimbaran
Have yourself a breath-taking dining experience under starlight and over the open waves of the Indian Ocean with this unique feature at Ayana Bali Resort. The Pesta Lobster, or ‘lobster party’ is a great option for couples, which treats you to a setup for two, jut out at the end of a long wooden jetty, and with a live Balinese bamboo orchestra providing soothing tunes. The dinner is at IDR 2,500,000 (USD 188) per person.
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 23:00
- Location: Ayana Resort and Spa Bali, Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran
- Tel: +62 (0)361 702 222
Samabe Cave Dinner at Samabe BaliNusa Dua
For a table for two with a serious wow factor, the Samabe Cave dining feature at the cliff base of Samabe Bali is a great choice. The prelude to the dinner is an unforgettable descent down the cliff face towards the beach, into a dreamy setting lit by hundreds of lanterns and candles. The dinner features 4-courses comprising a selection between seafood and prime cut barbecues. The dinner is at IDR 2,750,000 for two. Special flower arrangements to spice up the setting are available upon request. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 21:30
- Location: Samabe Bali Suites & Villas, Jalan Pura Barong-Barong Sawangan, Nusa Dua
- Tel: +62 (0)361 846 863 3
Tsavo Lion RestaurantGianyar
Enjoy African and international dishes in the ‘company’ of live lions at Tsavo Lion Restaurant. Located within Bali Safari & Marine Park in Gianyar, the restaurant’s African-themed dining room is separated from the lions prowling right outside by floor-to-ceiling glass panels. Next to lions, you can spot meerkats and hippos, as well. The African safari theme of the restaurant even extends to the restrooms, where you can get up close and personal with a lion prowling just beyond the safety glass. The food isn’t the best you’ll find in Bali, but for a unique dining experience it’s hard to beat. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 07:00 - 22:00
- Location: Bali Safari & Marine Park, Jalan Bypass Ida Bagus Mantra Km. 19.8, Gianyar
- Address: +62 (0)361 950 000
Keramas Aero ParkGianyar
Bali has several ‘abandoned planes’, but this one in Gianyar actually turned into a real quirky restaurant. The focal point of Keramas Aero Park is its Boeing 737-400, brightly painted in a custom livery of navy blue and red, perched above a green lawn where table setups are also laid out. To enter the main dining hall, you’ll need to ‘board’ the plane. The totally revamped cabin is lined with dining tables and leather seats, with cool mood lighting overhead. A ‘boarding pass’ for different ‘flight classes’ is around IDR 250,000 (USD 18) for two, with a mix of local and international cuisine. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 23:00
- Location: Jalan Bypass Ida Bagus Mantra KM. 28, Keramas, Gianyar
- Tel: +62 (0)361 479 1830
Pirates Bay BaliNusa Dua
Treat your kids to day of make-believe on the high seas at this pirate-themed open-air cafe and restaurant in Nusa Dua. It features a replica wooden pirate ship ‘stranded’ on the sand, together with several tree houses, a bay lookout tower and a pirates’ kitchen nearby. Pirates Bay not only serves light meals and drinks, but also offers families a touch of adventure with its fun-filled activities and setup. The wooden tree houses make use of the existing beach trees, where you can climb up to the bamboo decks and enjoy high views over the bay while enjoying gentle sea breezes over local dishes, or burgers and beer. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon–Sat, 10:00–23:00
- Location: The Bay Bali, BTDC Area, Lot C-0, Nusa Dua
- Tel: +62 (0)361 915 815 2
Slippery Stone BaliSeminyak
Slippery Stone is a chic Greek restaurant, lounge and bar on Seminyak’s Petitenget dining street. The restaurant offers a unique ambiance through its indoor and outdoor setups, all designed with ancient Greek architectural elements, ranging from impressive water fountains and water walls, statues of Athenian gods and goddesses, tall columns and stone floors. From its menu are authentic Greek dishes and Mediterranean selections. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 23:00
- Location: Jalan Batubelig No. 9N, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361 846 5999
Gardin is a bistro, bar and patisserie located on the famous restaurant-lined Petitenget road in Seminyak, featuring beautifully designed settings that resemble a fairy-tale cathedral – complete with glass-roofed pergola over an alfresco dining area, and with numerous fixtures that provide a subtle lighting feature to the whole dining ambiance. The menu presents a selection of fusion cuisine created by British Executive Chef Tommy Rook, with a unique blend of local dishes prepared with international techniques and styles. Ingredients are also locally sourced. Must-tries include red snapper fillet and escargot and lamb rack, and there’s a great wine collection to complement.
- Opening Hours: 19:00 – 01:00
- Location: Jalan Petitenget 106, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361 846 5999
Head down to the coast between Canggu and Seminyak, and you’ll find a tapas bar and restaurant on the secluded, northernmost end of Seminyak. Serving pan-Mediterranean dishes, La Laguna draws a steady flow of patrons, particularly at sunset time, to its heavily ornamented gardens and a 30m log bridge over a lagoon that leads to the dark sands bordering Berawa and Batubelig. The spot is among the few in Bali that presents a gypsy and boho-chic vibe, with floral spaces and semi-cobbled paths lined with quirky props and bohemian décor in contrasting shades and motifs. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 11:00 - 23:00
- Location: Jalan Pura Kayu Putih, Tibubeneng, Canggu
- Tel: +62 (0)361 474 121 4
This hotspot’s quirky vintage design draws much inspiration from the namesake urban scenes of Rio, and it has heavily decorated dining rooms, cosy corners, and semi-indoor gardens that are covered by dense foliage, complete with artificial waterfalls, ponds and alfresco tables and chairs laid out beyond a mini bridge. The menu highlights light meals and tapas to hearty tenderloins, rib-eyes, and juicy baby pork ribs. The rum cocktails are great, too! Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12:00-03:00
- Location: Jalan Kayu Aya No. 177x, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361 730 010
For a truly relaxing dining ambiance between the sacred Ayung River and the lush tropical ponds and gardens of Fivelements in Mambal, try Sakti Dining Room, where fine dining merges with eco-luxurious living. The all-bamboo structure is impressive and blends seamlessly with the natural setting around it. The cuisine here is plant-based and raw vegan living foods, which lets you discover the best of Mother Nature and the pure tastes, textures and colours, using fine organic ingredients sourced from local farmers. Multiple course, signature chef specialty tastings are available for lunch and dinner. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 07:00 – 23:00
- Location: Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa, Mambal, Abiansemal, Badung
- Tel: +62 (0)361 469 2206