This list of the best Indonesian restaurants in Bali should be high on your list of lunch or dinner plans during your next trip. Especially if you’re in for a discovery of exciting flavours through perhaps the world’s most vibrant cuisine. Bali, centrally positioned within the Indonesian archipelago, is one of the best places to experience this melting pot of cultures, with fine venues serving cuisine from neighbouring islands, including innovative takes and fusion dishes.
Bali has seen a steady rise of fine restaurants over the recent years that showcase rich flavours of the archipelago to an international audience. Balinese cuisine is no exception on the menu from some of these restaurants, although most are renderings intended for a global palate from what might be the spiciest of foods around. Some of these are upper market establishments rather than the simple roadside ‘warungs’, with exquisite settings and not necessarily of the budget type.
- Bali Hai Sunset Dinner Cruise
- Bathe & Breakfast with the Elephants
- Royal Mengwi Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Excursion
- Quad or Buggy Driving Adventure & Tubing Excursion
- Romantic Aristocat Evening Cruise with 5-Course Dinner
- Bali White Water Rafting at Telaga Waja River
- Fast-Track Waterbom Bali Admission
- Lembongan Island Leisure Day Trip
- Private East Coast Tour
- Highlights Of Bali Full-Day Tour
A more refined Balinese dining experience
For some scenic dining among rice paddies and with a selection of authentic Balinese dishes, try Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant up in Peliatan, on the outskirts of Ubud. The restaurant adjoins the Bebek Tepi Sawah Villas and comprises a privately-owned rice field that’s dotted with several raised thatched roof bamboo pavilions in different sizes. These can accommodate groups of varying sizes and there are even smaller corners for candlelit dinners.
You can enjoy a scenic lunch or a soothing dinner when the rice fields are lined with oil torches and when nature sounds blend with live tunes of traditional Balinese gamelan. Speciality dishes include crispy fried duck and smoked chicken served with stir-fried water spinach and sambal sauce. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm
- Location: Jalan Raya Goa Gajah, Banjar Teges, Peliatan, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)815 5807 0210
One of Ubud's local dining hotspots
Also fondly known as the Dirty Duck Diner, Bebek Bengil is one of central Ubud’s well-known and longstanding restaurants. It offers a speciality dish that it calls ‘Bali’s original crispy duck since 1990’. Here, you can also enjoy a range of satay selections as well as smoked duck and chicken that you must order a day in advance with your booking. Be seated indoors or out on breezy pavilions with views over green paddies.
The menu also lets you dive into a great selection of international and Indonesian dishes, too. A standard serving of the signature duck dish usually comes with a choice of sautéed potatoes and a side salad or steamed white or yellow (turmeric-infused) rice and Indonesian vegetables. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm
- Location: Jalan Hanoman, Padang Tegal, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)361 975489
An unofficial Ubud landmark
Murni’s Warung served Ubud’s earliest international visitors since the 70s. It continues to serve great local coffee and traditional Balinese cuisine today. The main dining area overlooks a small valley. You can easily spot the warung and its adjoining antique shop right near the Campuhan bridge.
A must-try at Murni’s is its rendition of bebek betutu, Bali’s popular slow-smoked and juicy duck, which is served with fragrant turmeric rice and traditional Balinese urap fresh salad mix. For a truly refreshing drink, go natural with young coconut and lime juice. A lounge bar on the second level, surrounded by exotic antiques, offers some great cocktail selections with the view. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 11pm
- Location: Jalan Raya Campuan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)361 975233
A local, all-time favourite
Warung Babi Guling Ibu Oka is a local warung enterprise in Ubud that serves Balinese roast pig, babi guling. It’s quite small yet seems always packed during lunchtime. You can easily find it right behind the banjar or community hall and across the road from Ubud’s Puri Saren royal palace.
Fondly referred to as simply Warung Ibu Oka, it only serves one dish – a woven plate of rice topped with strips of juicy roast pork, lawar (a mixture of shredded vegetables, coconut and chillies), some fried urutan or blood sausages and a wedge of crackling pig skin that’s usually the most favoured bit. Prices can be relatively high for a warung, all thanks to its high popularity. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 11am to 3pm
- Location: Jalan Suweta No.1, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)361 976345