10 Best Restaurants in Candidasa

Best Places to Eat in Candidasa

The best restaurants in Candidasa present menus featuring an eclectic mix of local and international dishes, combined with great services and the exotic seaside and hillside views of this laidback coast. Alongside the fine boutique resorts that host some of the coast’s finest restaurants are a collection of superb standalone dining spots that line the main Jalan Raya Candidasa beach route.

Wander along this pedestrian-friendly path and you have seemingly endless choices to please your appetite, some with great ocean views and others with higher viewpoints. Here is our handpicked 10 Best Restaurants in Candidasa to help you try out the best places to eat in Bali’s eastern jewel.

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Vincent's Bar, Lounge & Restaurant Jalan Raya Candidasa
Vincent's Bar, Lounge & Restaurant

Vincent’s is a popular dining and nightlife entertainment spot in Candidasa, offering a menu that presents international cuisine, with local Balinese and vegetarian dishes available. Food presentation is great and has drawn repeat guests over the years to its jazz night dinners. Seating options are inside on two levels - where live entertainment is enjoyed at its best - and out, which includes a cosy intimate garden area at the back from where the jazzy tunes softly fill the air. Friendly service is also quick and efficient. The patio upstairs is a wonderful spot for chilling out, and its drink list offers French, Italian and Australian wines as well as great selection of cocktails to help set the mood. Must-tries include Vincent’s chicken pot pie served with mash potatoes and the Seafood Symphony, a platter of baby lobster, fresh fish catch of the day, mussels, prawn, and crab in olive sauce.

  • Opening Hours: 10:30 – 01:00
  • Location: Jalan Raya Candidasa, Candidasa, Karangasem
  • Tel: +62 (0)363 413 68
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Seasalt at Alila Manggis Alila Manggis
Seasalt at Alila Manggis

Seasalt is the main restaurant at Alila Manggis, located on its vast and beautiful beachfront garden, in the form of a grand thatch-roofed pavilion surrounded by a lotus pond. The menu features contemporary Indonesian and Balinese cuisine and it also serves as the focal point for the resort’s exciting cooking school programmes, highlighting local Balinese cooking, complete with an organic tropical garden nearby. The dining setting is airy and fresh, with tables and chairs featuring natural materials of teak and rattan. For a truly locally-inspired dining experience, its shared Balinese Megibung meal option is a must-try for group diners, featuring tasty local dishes of yellow turmeric rice, prawn wraps, snake bean and jackfruit salads, braised duck, pork and fish satays, and local coconut sorbet – all impressively served on a round timber stand called a ‘dulang’.

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 - 23:00
  • Location: Alila Manggis, Desa Buitan, Manggis, Karangasem
  • Tel: +62 (0)363 410 11
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Garpu Restaurant & Bar Rama Candidasa Resort & Spa
Garpu Restaurant & Bar

One of Candidasa’s best seaside dining spots is Garpu, the signature beachfront restaurant of Rama Candidasa Resort and Spa. A hidden gem, Garpu is positioned right at the waterfront of the remotely-located beach resort, far from the Jalan Raya Candidasa main road. It offers a wonderful dining setting, with open sea views and gentle sea breezes, together with a menu of seafood galore and international cuisine. Garpu takes pride in its assorted seafood barbeques, seafood platters, and its takes on various Balinese favourites such as ‘nasi campur’ mixed rice plate and satay assortments. The restaurant also features traditional Balinese cooking lessons, as well as happy hours with live music and traditional Balinese performances. Garpu’s wharf-like oceanfront poolside is a great place to experience sundowners before dinner.

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 - 23:00
  • Location: Rama Candidasa Resort & Spa, Jalan Raya Sengkidu, Candidasa, Karangasem
  • Tel: +62 (0)363 491 74
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Lezat Beach Restaurant Jalan Raya Candidasa
Lezat Beach Restaurant

The restaurant of the Ashyana Candidasa, Lezat features a soothing seaside setting. The restaurant is also a great dining destination for couples and honeymooners as it offers romantic candlelit spots with gentle sea breezes. The menu presents a range of Asian and Indonesian dishes with vegetarian selections available. Breakfast choices range from the local ‘bubur ayam’ or rice porridge with shredded chicken and boiled eggs, together with nasi goreng fried rice, while lunches and dinners include the traditional favourite of smoked duck or chicken, as well as the succulent barbecue pork spare ribs. Chilling out is also great here, with the Ashyana’s adjacent pool surrounded by a sundeck and with loungers from which you can enjoy the sunset views.

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Jalan Raya Candidasa, Candidasa, Karangasem
  • Tel: +62 363 415 39
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La Rouge Jalan Raya Candidasa
La Rouge

La Rouge offers a fine dining experience in Candidasa, with its specialty Indian, Balinese and international cuisine. They have a great choice of international cocktails and offer a collection of wines from France, Australia, South Africa and Bali. From aromatic tandoori chicken, lamb and fish curry selections, and spicy masala on the Indian mains, to fillet mignons, cordon bleus, and fish ‘n’ chips on the western section, and sumptuous seafood grills of fresh catches of the day served Balinese style with Balinese spices, there’s an eclectic mix of meals to be had. The friendly and well-trained staff delivers great service. Complementary transfers to and from your hotel along the Candidasa coast, clean interiors, a nice ambiance and world-class cuisine make this a convenient and must-try option on visits to eastern Bali.

  • Opening Hours: 10:30 – 01:00
  • Location: Jalan Raya Candidasa, Candidasa, Karangasem
  • Tel: +62 (0)363 419 91
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Crazy Kangaroo Jalan Raya Candidasa
Crazy Kangaroo

Crazy Kangaroo is one of the most prominent street-side restaurants along the Candidasa main road, featuring a white façade and a see-through glass fence with some national flags making it look like an embassy. A large white sign with a stylised kangaroo reads its name and “restaurant, bar, dancing, and western-Asian cuisine” underneath. The restaurant comprises three main areas: a beer garden at the front, under flowering trees with a nice fishpond with a hundred Koi in it, together with a bar and its main restaurant area. The superb selection of cocktails includes Arak Attack, Blue Monday, Caipirinhas, Daiquiries, El Buro, Long Island Iced Tea, Mojito and Whiskey Sour. You can play some pool and darts for free while you sip and, as a family-friendly restaurant, there are also some board games for the kids to enjoy. A must-try from its open kitchen is a parmesan mahi-mahi with coleslaw.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Jalan Raya Candidasa, Candidasa, Karangasem
  • Tel: +62 363 419 96
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Joglo Restaurant & Bar Jalan Raya Candidasa
Joglo Restaurant & Bar

Named after the type of Javanese wooden house that it uses as its main restaurant structure, Joglo is eye-catching on drives along the main Candidasa road. The restaurant specialises in Indonesian cuisine and offers a great seafood selection. The whole setting of the restaurant pays homage to Indonesia’s rich art and cultural heritage, through its use of ornately carved wooden panels as backdrops and interiors filled with old Javanese art décor. There’s also a great wine collection, featuring bottles from local vineyards as well as fine vintages from Australia, South Africa and Chile. Top-shelf spirits and liqueurs at its bar make for some impressive cocktails as well. There are seating options inside the joglo house, and alfresco in lush gardens. Must-tries include pork spare ribs, crispy duck and lamb chops with mint sauce.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Jalan Raya Candidasa, Candidasa, Karangasem
  • Tel: +62 (0)363 421 81
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Watergarden Café Jalan Raya Candidasa
Watergarden Café

This lovely little café on the Jalan Raya Candidasa main road is part of the small Watergarden Hotel, which offers a cosy retreat on this quiet beach. The restaurant’s menu features a varied selection, and includes healthy choices for vegetarians and those looking for gluten-free options. Free pickup services are provided within the Candidasa area. The menu presents Indonesian and international selections, and its freshly baked cakes and pastries are one of its main draws. The must-tries here include the grilled mahi-mahi, and you have a long list of desserts to choose from, such as a poppy seed cake served with orange syrup and honey, and bananas with palm syrup. Fresh and healthy juices, coffees and teas are available from the extensive drinks list.

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Jalan Raya Candidasa, Candidasa, Karangasem
  • Tel: +62 (0)363 415 40
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The Dining Room Restaurant, Bar & Pizzeria Jalan Raya Candidasa
The Dining Room Restaurant, Bar & Pizzeria

Another striking restaurant along the main Candidasa route is The Dining Room, with its large, double-tiered, thatch-roofed dome amidst a green lawn and the Candidasa hills in the background. Up front, on the street side, is a peculiar pizza oven, brightly painted in a blue mosaic pattern. Pizzas and most of its offerings are available for dine-in and takeaway, and further in is a deli from which you can replenish your stock of cereal bars, breakfast mueslis, cheeses, jams, peanut butter, marmalade and creams to bring back to your hotel. Its sports bar is a great place to gather for live sport feeds, from international soccer matches to boxing bouts. The must-tries at The Dining Room are, naturally, their pizzas, from meat to seafood and vegetarian, and a great selection of international beers make for a great time in Candidasa.

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 - 23:00
  • Location: Jalan Raya Candidasa, East Bali
  • Tel: +62 (0)363 421 74
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Le 48 Zen & Happy Restaurant Candidasa Lotus Lagoon
Le 48 Zen & Happy Restaurant

Le 48 Restaurant and Lounge, part of the Le 48 Zen & Happy Resort, is adjacent to the Candidasa lotus lagoon landmark. The restaurant serves a fusion of French, Mediterranean and Indonesian cuisine, with a wide selection of wines available. Le 48 Zen features a clean and minimalistic design with light and airy seating options. The beautiful setting makes it a perfect dining destination for intimate and romantic dining occasions, private celebrations and business meetings. Must-tries include the grilled mahi-mahi with mango sauce, and the seafood kebabs are also excellent. Soft jazz and lounge music flows to complement the ambiance, and diners will pleasantly lose their sense of time with the relaxing lagoon views. It also serves as one of the best stopovers on leisurely walks to this part of the coast.

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 - 11:00
  • Location: Candidasa Lotus Lagoon, Candidasa, Karangasem
  • Tel: +62 (0)363 411 77
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