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  • 10 Best Restaurants in Nusa Dua

    Best Places to Eat in Nusa Dua

    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!”

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    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
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    The Cafe at The Mulia
    The Cafe at The Mulia

    The Cafe is the go-to place in southern Nusa Dua if you’re in for luxury and chic dining with cutting edge interiors to augment the experience. Simply named, The Cafe is located right under the lobby of The Mulia and offers excellent brunches with its multitude of live cooking stations that each present different types of dishes. You can embark on a true culinary journey around the world, with curries from India, Oriental dumplings, fresh and tangy Thai salads, Japanese sashimi, oysters, and sushi rolls, Korean delights – not forgetting plenty of local Indonesian fare and common western favourites. All stations are manned by native chefs who are experts in their field. The dessert section is abundant with chocolate fondues, homemade ice cream and sorbets, heavenly cakes and mousse. An alfresco area overlooking the resort’s grand pool and ocean afar make for one of the best places not only for brunches, but also lunch and dinner.

    • Opening Hours: Sun-Mon, 07:00-22:30
    • Location: Mulia Resort & Villas, Jalan Sawangan, Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 301 7777
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    Raja's Balinese Cuisine
    Raja's Balinese Cuisine

    Raja’s Balinese Cuisine presents a five-star Balinese dining experience, located near the main poolside and beachfront of the legendary Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa. The restaurant is one of the best options if you’re looking to sample authentic Balinese fare and feel like royalty with its regal and luxurious setting. The menu features a selection that will take you through the rich local herbs and spices, colours and textures that you may not have experienced elsewhere. Highly recommended Balinese dishes at Raja’s include the signature Bebek Betutu (whole duck, marinated in a secret blend of 16 Balinese spices and slow-cooked in aromatic palm-leaf wrappings). Also try the many types of Balinese satays, including their ‘sate lilit’ wrapped version with minced chicken or beef. Vegetarian selections are also available.

    • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 18:30-22.30
    • Location: Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Nusa Dua
    • Tel: +62(0)361 771 210
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    Tapa Bistro at The Bale
    Tapa Bistro at The Bale

    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.

    • 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
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    Arwana Restaurant at The Laguna
    Arwana Restaurant at The Laguna

    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.

    • Opening Hours: 07:00-23:00
    • Location: The Laguna, Jalan Nusa Dua, Nusa Dua
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 300 5635
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    Bumbu Nusantara at The Bay Bali
    Bumbu Nusantara at The Bay Bali

    Bumbu Nusantara provides an alternative dining spot in Nusa Dua for local Indonesian cuisine, in a great seaside location at the main bay area. The restaurant offers an a la carte menu comprising varieties of Indonesian delights for lunch, as well as unique experiences such as an afternoon tea option with signature dishes of traditional Indonesian sweets. There are also packages that include old bike rides along the shores of Nusa Dua Beach or having your picture taken in traditional clothes from the different regions in Indonesia. The evenings are lively with its ‘pasar malam’ night market concept, where you can discover a huge variety from over 60 dishes and eight traditional live food stalls. Bumbu Nusantara also offers Indonesian cooking classes where you can learn how to make authentic spice pastes and an eclectic range of traditional Indonesian dishes.

    • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 10:00-23:00
    • Location: The Bay Bali, Jalan Nusa Dua, Nusa Dua
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 894 8118
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    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
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    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
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    Bebek Bengil
    Bebek Bengil

    Bebek Bengil, one of the most notable restaurants in Ubud, has branched out to the shores of Nusa Dua with its slightly upscale concept, yet still retains its original appeal in serving its title crispy fried duck. The restaurant forms part of the dining venues within The Bay Bali beachfront dining complex, and shares the gorgeous seaside garden setting and ocean views. There are different seating options, from a main dining hall filled with solid wood tables and Balinese art, and roofed cabanas laid out in the expansive garden for a more private atmosphere. While the signature crispy duck is the must-try, served with steamed rice and Balinese vegetables, the menu also presents a range of other local Balinese, Indonesian and some optional Western favourites. The offerings are similar to its Ubud counterpart, including the famous Balinese satay platter of chicken, seafood and duck.

    • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 10:00-23:00
    • Location: The Bay Bali, BTDC Area, Nusa Dua
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 8948 111
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    Nusa Dua Beach Grill
    Nusa Dua Beach & Grill

    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.

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