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    Best Places to Eat in Legian

    Legian easily comes in second place after Kuta as Bali’s most popular beach dining destination. In addition to the rows of small shops along its main beach road, together with the art markets and stalls that line Jalan Mertanadi and various intertwining lanes, an assortment of restaurants and bars share the scene offering a seemingly endless mix of local and international cuisine. From five-star beach resorts to burger joints, Legian has it all.

    Legian’s wealth of dining spots makes for a culinary adventure, and there’s enough for each meal to be a whole new experience. You can find them along the main Jalan Raya Legian, the legendary Jalan Arjuna, to the satellite streets of Melasti and Poppies Lane. Nevertheless, we have singled out several venues here to help you decide between only the best of places to eat around this favourite resort area.

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    The Pearl Hotel Bali is a charming three-star property located only 500m from the sands of Legian Beach, on the legendary Jalan Arjuna, otherwise previously known as Jalan Double Six. Its in-house restaurant serves refined gastronomic offerings, a step above the typical fare of most restaurants nearby.

    French chef Jeremy Blanchet and his dynamic team create fresh and innovative dishes from entrée to mains and desserts. Among the must-tries are the grilled scallop wrapped in Parma ham with asparagus mousse and passion balsamic vinegar dressing for starters, and the tender Timor lobster tail ravioli for mains. Optionally, go for the tasting plates that enable you to try a variety. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Thu – Tue 18:00 – 01:00
    • Location: Jalan Arjuna (Double Six), Legian
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 732 743
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    Formerly known as Taman Ayun Restaurant at Padma Resort at Legian, Donbiu is now the top dining spot in the area that offers a feast, from sumptuous buffet breakfasts with cuisine from around the world, to festive Balinese themed Sunday night dinners with great variety that includes the praised Balinese roast pig of ‘babi guling’ on the menu.

    The extensive selection is paired with friendly and attentive service from well-trained staff that ensures guests have a memorable dining experience. After the temporary closure of Padma Resort’s Bella Rosa Italian restaurant, now you can also find the great Italian specials at Donbiu. Daily live entertainment commences from 19:00. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 06:30 – 24:00
    • Location: Jalan Padma No. 1, Legian
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 752 111
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    Mozzarella by The Sea
    Mozzarella by The Sea

    Mozzarella by The Sea features a cosy semi alfresco dining layout with comfy sofas and recycled sailboat wood arranged under the shade of a pavilion and a pergola, while white wooden tables and chairs are spread out on a green lawn among rising palm trees. It is located on the beautiful beachfront of the Maharta Bali Hotel in northern Legian.

    The restaurant serves late breakfasts, lunch and dinner, and features live music every Saturday night from 19:30. Ocean views and the wonderful Legian sunsets add to the experience here, to be had with a cocktail from Mozzarella’s bar. The menu combines Italian, Western and Indonesian dishes. Must tries range from traditional spaghetti aglio e olio to tasty crispy salmon and blue cheese-topped steaks.

    • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 24:00
    • Location: Jalan Padma Utara, Legian Kaja, Legian
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 751 654
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    Blue Ocean Restaurant
    Blue Ocean Restaurant

    One of Legian’s legendary beachfront restaurants, Blue Ocean has graced these shores since 1969, serving a wide range of international dishes and fresh daily seafood selections. Guests dine in a very laidback atmosphere, as the restaurant features an open terrace overlooking the ocean, offering dramatic Legian sunsets. New and repeat visitors enjoy these moments at the beachfront lounge with coolers, cocktails or tropical drinks at hand. Live music every Friday features great local bands.

    Seafood galore, the restaurant also offers fresh organic vegetables and homemade bread and pastry. Complete yet unpretentious, it is great for families and beach lovers, and, if you are coming straight from the beach, you can even wash down with the cold showers at the back of the restaurant!

    • Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 08:00 – 24:00
    • Location: Jalan Arjuna (Double Six), Legian Kaja, Legian
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 747 230 8
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    Tekor Bali
    Tekor Bali

    One beachfront restaurant in Legian that you can always head to if you’re in for the Indonesian dining experience is Tekor Bali. The restaurant is well-shaded but still feels open and breezy with views to the beach and surf. The place is also unpretentious, clean and comfortable. Among the great tasty Balinese delights you can enjoy here are the spicy and juicy slow-roast duck of ‘bebek betutu’.

    Fresh seafood also dominates the menu, such as the traditional banana leaf-wrapped snapper or shrimps called ‘pepes’, and the mixed vegetable, tofu and rice dumpling salad of ‘gado-gado’ served with delicious sweet soy and peanut sauce.

    • Opening Hours: 07:30 – 24:00
    • Location: Jalan Arjuna 66, Legian
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    For those wishing to enjoy Bavarian meat delights while in Legian, head down to the main street of Jalan Legian. Mama’s is easily spotted – a large signage with its name in red and a colourfully painted Swiss cow figure are eye-catchers. If you’re not on a diet you should stop by here where you can stuff your tummy with extra-large portions of beef-based cooking such as the 1,000 gram pork knuckles with sauerkraut, giant curry sausages, or maybe a couple of jumbo hot dogs.

    All of their meat is supplied by the well-trusted Bali-based butchery, Soejasch. You won’t only find traditional German dishes, but also some Mediterranean and even Indonesian homemade dishes as well. Wash down with draught German beer to complete the experience. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 24 hours
    • Location: La Walon Shopping Center, Jalan Legian 1, Legian
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 761 151
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    The Kopi Pot serves Indonesian and international cuisine set in Balinese garden settings with grass-roofed pavilions. Opened in 1990, it quickly established itself as a firm favourite with visitors keen on trying out their great 'kopi Bali' coffee, Javanese 'tongseng kambing' spicy lamb stew and homemade desserts, which some refer to as the best in town.

    The Kopi Pot's additional Lone Palm Bar provides visitors views over Legian’s busy street. Many repeat visitors to Legian who have dined here and are looking for something different than their hotel restaurant’s menu, also end up taking the walk to this spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 23:00
    • Location: Jalan Legian, Legian
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 752 614
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    Dejavu Kitchen
    Dejavu Kitchen

    Formerly one of the most visited nightclubs in the vivid nightlife beachfront side of Legian, Dejavu has retained its famous name but now caters to the dining scene with its rich international and local flavours. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Dejavu Kitchen offers impressive layouts with a restaurant and lounge area. The lounge is set upon a raised platform that provides stunning sunset views, hence the crowds that come during that time with great cocktail selections before enjoying sumptuous dinners.

    Friends may opt for the Asian tapas at sunset, from Vietnamese spring rolls to curry samosas and Indonesian style stuffed soybean curds and fried ‘siomay’ dumplings. Besides Indonesian delights, there’s also Italian pastas, fresh seafood and a grill selection on the menu.

    • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 01:00
    • Location: Jalan Arjuna 7X, Legian
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 732 777
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    Five Monkeys has become the go-to burger joint in Legian for its generously sized burgers, soft homemade buns and luscious honey barbeque sauce. Centrally located, it is a great break away from boutique shopping along Jalan Legian, with its excellent selection of local and international beers. The menu is simple, offering a choice of tasty burgers and hotdogs and refreshing drinks throughout the day – all prepared in an open kitchen.

    You can enjoy your meals outside on a shaded counter or within the air-conditioned interior featuring retro Coca-Cola and beer ads on its walls. The prime offering is the barbecue bacon cheeseburger, which comes with a thick and well-rounded beef patty stacked with a soft layer of cheddar, bacon, onion rings, and the juicy honey barbecue sauce in between two soft, bulbous buns. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 22:00
    • Location: Jalan Legian 350, Legian
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 764 507
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    Balkanika Macedonian
    Balkanika Macedonian

    Despite its name, Balkanika Macedonian Restaurant & Bar in Legian serves a diverse range of cuisine in its menu, from Macedonian, Balkan, international, to Asian and Indonesian selections. The restaurant also serves a selection of pizzas and pasta. However, if you’re in for something different and would try Macedonian, check out their selection of bread and spicy dips to start with, and chicken wings and marinated mushrooms. Must-tries also include the lamb stuffed with mozzarella and kebabs. Shopska salads, stuffed piperki, pljeskavica and minced meat chevapi are just some of the names off the menu that you don’t hear often. Traditional music flows in the background to augment the experience.

    • Opening Hours: 09:00 - 24:00
    • Location: Jalan Legian 358A, Legian
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 753 693
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