Nusa Dua is one of the most famous beach resorts in Bali, where world-class dining experiences follow the upscale esteem of the luxury five-star hotels that dot the main Bali Tourism Development complex, and further down the peninsula to the southern coast of Sawangan Beach. The gorgeous bay also hosts several standalone restaurants that serve an eclectic choice of cuisine with dramatic ocean views.
Our list of Top 10 Restaurants in Nusa Dua features the best picks from some of the top luxury resorts in the area; some are long-established and others relatively new but which still draw in diners every night with their unique settings and atmosphere. Bon appétit, or “Selamat Makan!”
Cut Catch Cucina offers one of the most lavish brunches in Nusa Dua. The signature restaurant of the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort features multiple outlets, namely a steakhouse, seafood and grill section, and an Italian osteria. Its brunch is perfect for families, where kids under 12 dine for free and fill their hearts with joy over the extensive choices of wholesome and tasty treats. Cut, the steakhouse, offers world-renowned beef such as Wagyu, Angus and Kurobuta, to organic poultry selections. Catch takes on a ‘fish market’ theme and offers an exceptional selection of local seafood, and Cucina is the Emilia-Romagna inspired osteria, serving fine modern Italian selections, from pastas to pizzas. Free access to the adjacent resort pool and live jazz from a weekly line-up of some of the island’s best bands also set the mood for relaxed dining, as well as a particularly chilled-out weekend scene. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 11:00-23:00
- Location: Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, Nusa Dua
- Tel: +62 (0)361 8492 888
Kayuputi Restaurant is the signature ocean-view dining spot at the St. Regis Bali Resort, which offers a multitude of seating options - indoors and alfresco - where you can enjoy beautiful sea breezes and on the Nusa Dua southern coast. The elegant interiors are furnished stylishly white and lined with signature wayang (traditional Indonesian shadow puppet) motifs and wooden figurines that give it its exotic appeal. An a la carte menu comprises Asian-inspired selections prepared from its large centrepiece open kitchen, helmed by award-winning Balinese Executive Sous Chef Agung Gede. Kayuputi also has degustation menus, as well as Sunday brunches and special Champagne brunches. Must-tries as recommended by the chef include yellow fin tuna served with sweet-sour tamarind and tuna broth with sauces inspired by his island home’s heritage sweet and tangy ‘rujak’ dishes. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 12:00-23:00
- Location: Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, Lot S6, Nusa Dua
- Tel: +62 (0) 361 300 6786
Soleil at The Mulia Bali is among the latest five-star restaurants to join the array of luxury dining options along the Nusa Dua coast, particularly on the secluded southern beach of Sawangan. This elegantly designed hall that is dominated by shades of gold, white and beige, is the resort’s signature restaurant, and which has gained popularity for its extravagant weekend dinners and Sunday brunches of Mediterranean and pan-Asian cuisine. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 07:00 - 23:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Sawangan, Nusa Dua
- Tel: +62 (0)361 302 7777
Bejana Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Bali unveiled in April, 2015 as one of the island’s finest destination dining spots where you can savour rich and exotic culinary treats from all over Indonesia. Local favourites are presented in elegant five-star settings, indoors around a leafy mini garden, and out on an alfresco terrace overlooking the resort grounds and secluded Sawangan coast.
Its name means ‘terracotta’ in the local tongue, perhaps the most ubiquitous cooking ware found in traditional kitchens across the archipelago. Bejana Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Bali presents an a la carte menu that covers most of Indonesia’s popular treats. While being notoriously spicy, the Indonesian cuisine here is rendered well by Bali home-grown Chef Made Suriana to cater to a wide international palate. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tue – Sat, 18:00 – 22:00
- Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Lot III, Sawangan, Nusa Dua
- Tel: +62 (0)361 849 8988
Arwana Restaurant is the signature beachfront dining restaurant at The Laguna in Nusa Dua’s main BTDC complex area. The restaurant features romantic setups, great for intimate candlelit dinners by the seaside. The indoor dining rooms are laid out with dark-brown rattan seats and solid teakwood tables, and you can witness the great seafood dishes being prepared behind its open-air kitchen. A bar within the main dining room presents an array of choices with signature cocktails created by mixologist Greg Sheider to help get you in the mood pre-dinner. A large live seafood aquarium features lobsters, barramundi, garopua and crabs, from where you can select for yourself. The menu also features pastas and steaks, with international wine pairings available. Live entertainment includes live DJs playing easy lounge music to accompany the laidback seaside barbecues. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 07:00-23:00
- Location: The Laguna, Jalan Nusa Dua, Nusa Dua
- Tel: +62 (0)361 300 5635
Tapa Bistro at The Bale Villas and Spa in Nusa Dua presents an eclectic mix of tapas and homemade delights best shared with friends and family. The dining experience is laidback, and great times can be had here over a selection of wines, sangria, beers, spirits and cocktails. The tapas menu offers unique and individual dishes, reflecting the modern fusion of international cuisine. There are also gluten-free and vegetarian options available. The wide selection lets you try a variety of amazing tastes at very reasonable prices and without having to limit your choice to a single main course. Live entertainment comes with DJs and acoustic performers that further the chilled-out vibe, playing anything from lounge to soul, jazz, and dance favourites. Tapa Bistro features a different set of promos and events on every other day. It is closed on Mondays. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tue-Sun, 17:00-23:00
- Location: The Bale Villas and Spa, Jalan Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua
- Tel: +62 (0)361 775 111
Kwee Zeen restaurant at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort offers an extravagant dining experience through its multiple stations inspired by the street-side hawker market scenes of Asia. The variety of buffet sets offer an eclectic range, from Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Indian to local Indonesian favourites. Helmed by Executive Chef Daine Gilbert, the culinary brigade at Kwee Zeen present one of the best Pan-Asian sensations on the island where you can enjoy a fine array of Asian flavours through weekly specials and themed nights, complemented by a warm interior and great alfresco options with garden views. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 06:30-22:30
- Location: Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, Nusa Dua
- Tel: +62 (0)361 8492 888
Pirates Bay Bali is a uniquely fun dining option in Nusa Dua, fit for the whole family. This pirate-themed open-air cafe and restaurant sits right on the beachfront of the main Nusa Dua bay, and is hard to miss with its replica pirate ship near the sand. Once you step further in, the bamboo fence and rustic styled courtyard open-up to reveal a number of towering bamboo tree houses complete with a bay lookout tower and a pirate themed kitchen. Pirates Bay is great for seafood lovers, especially with its Pirates Basket with grilled baby lobster, crabs, calamari, snapper and prawns. The rest of the menu is a mix of Asian and European favourites, from wholesome burgers and club sandwiches with fresh salad and French fries, to ‘from the wok’ selections and the ubiquitous seafood nasi goreng Indonesian favourite. There are also choices of fun activities for the whole family such as treasure hunts and games. 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
Boneka Restaurant at the magnificent St. Regis Bali Hotel is a stylish all-day dining restaurant that uses the Indonesian ‘boneka’ puppet as a design concept. You will see this motif throughout the eatery, which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Boneka Restaurant starts the day by serving a buffet style breakfast, which features fresh fruit from Bali as well as other treats liked smoked fish, oysters, and sashimi. Specialties here include the lobster omelette as well as a lobster ragout filled egg call the Egg Nouvelle. Sunday Brunch packages start from IDR 690,000 (USD 52) and include aperitifs like Bloody Marys (and Bali's own rendition: Bali Mary) at the King Cole Bar. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Breakfast 07.00 – 11.00; Brunch 12.00 – 15.00; Dinner 18.00- 22.00
- Location: St Regis Bali, Jalan Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua
- Tel: +62 (0) 361 300 6796
Nusa Dua Beach Grill offers a laidback beachfront barbecue dining venue in one of the quietest spots in Nusa Dua. The restaurant is located next to the landmark Geger Temple, and shares the same road. This standalone restaurant serves great seafood selections and some Indonesian and western choices, together with great seaside views to the calm blue waters and white sand of Geger. Staff members deliver warm and friendly services and its free afternoon pick-up services within the local Nusa Dua neighbourhood add to the convenience if you’re staying in the main BTDC luxury resort area and looking for a great alternative to five-star fine dining. Their cocktail selections are decent and make for a pleasurable time on the beach. It’s also fun for family and friends. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 11:30-22:00
- Location: Jalan Pura Geger, Sawangan, Nusa Dua
- Tel: +62 (0)810 043 477 9
- Website: http://www.facebook.com/nusaduabeachgrill