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  • 10 Best Restaurants in Seminyak

    Best Places to Eat in Seminyak

    The best restaurants in Seminyak make up most of Bali’s greatest and most well-established dining spots, with the streets throughout this upscale beach resort area being recognized as must-visit dining destinations. Expat residents and regular visitors consider the area a food-lover’s haven, as rich flavours from around the globe, prepared by highly skilled chefs – some who are notable figures in the international culinary scene – can be found here. From Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Thai, to Mexican and innovative Indonesian fusion, the choices are sure to offer a feast.

    Seminyak restaurants are mostly found along the Jalan Laksmana main route, while others are scattered around the southern area of Petitenget and way up to the Batubelig area where it is located slightly far away from the crowds. Some offer impressive sunset views and beachfront settings, while Seminyak’s premier entertainment venues, the likes of Ku De Ta and Potato Head Beach Club, have a highlighted dining venue that are worth a mention. Here's an assortment of the best restaurants in Seminyak. Whatever your preference for taste or setting, the vast options in this dining destination will never leave you dry.

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    Ku De Ta Bali’s own premier dining venue offers a fine dining option that overlooks its gorgeous beachfront, complementing its nightlife scene below. As one of the best restaurants in Seminyak, Mejekawi features the joint forces of three top chefs, Phillip Davenport, Ben Cross and Will Goldfarb, who present an innovative ‘kitchen and laboratory concept’ as a result. Opened mid-2013, its name is a play on the local words meja and kawi - ‘table’ and ‘high’ respectively, and occupies the top floor of Ku De Ta’s south-eastern wing, serving set course degustation menus with items prepared through high-technology methods. Don’t be surprised when your seven-course dinner seemingly turns out to be 11, as the light-hearted Chef Ben Cross always has some kind of special treat cooking up in the open kitchen. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 18:00 – 23:00
    • Location: Jalan Kayu Aya No. 9, Seminyak
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 736 969
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    Mama San Kitchen, Bar & Lounge presents a retro-vintage pan-Asian dining experience, featuring an eclectic menu with impressive cuisine that marries ingredients, techniques and presentation from East and West. The brainchild of Will Meyrick, the passionate chef behind the likewise successful fine dining restaurant Sarong on Seminyak’s Jalan Petitenget, Mama San has become one of the best restaurants in Seminyak, setting itself apart from other local venues with its cool, subtly-lit and elegant interiors on two levels that feature a retro style harking back to colonial 1920s-era Shanghai. The dining hall features improvised marble-top mah-jong tables surrounded by walls with antique monochrome portraits of Southeast Asia. The menu is a delightful stroll through the great cuisines of the Asian region. Find a bit of Burmese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian and local Indonesian hints. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 11:00 - 23:00
    • Location: Jalan Raya Kerobokan No.135, Kerobokan
    • Tel: +62(0)361 730 436
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    Mozaic Beach Club extends the quality-dining scene of Ubud’s Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique to the southern shores of Bali, with a twist. The beach club opened in mid-2012, bringing the brand closer to aficionados on Jalan Pantai Batu Belig, the serene and gorgeous coast west of Seminyak. As one of the best restaurants in Seminyak area and the only beach club on this black-sand beach, Mozaic Beach Club offers two different dining scenes. A poolside bar and lounge with a seaside sundeck offers a laidback alternative to the sophisticated private dining restaurant north of the blue-tiled pool. Following the main Jalan Batu Belig route, a beach road leads you to the gorgeous Batubelig seascape and slightly barren beach. The beach club is a solitary but magnificent sight 600 metres along the coastline. This secluded location enhances the venue’s quiet and private setting. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 10:00 - 02:00
    • Location: Jalan Pantai Batu Belig, Kerobokan
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 473 5796
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    La Finca is located on the far end of Jalan Batubelig, which is remote enough if you are willing to escape the main Seminyak crowds. The cosy restaurant serves Spanish and Mediterranean delights within a lush garden setting and an impressive main dining hall that features airy open beam ceilings and giant bamboo columns. The food is healthy and come in a wide variety of selections, all prepared using fresh organic ingredients and traditional techniques, which make it among the best restaurants in Seminyak for a wholesome meal. Check out their latest lunch packages for a great deal, which entitles you to a hearty lunch with salads, mains and a refreshing drink or dessert. The tapas are a great value-for-money option and the wine selection is also impressive. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
    • Location: Jalan Subak Sari No.77, Banjar Tegal Gundul, Batubelig
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 274 008 8
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    Sardine on Seminyak’s Jalan Petitenget features an impressive bamboo-beamed dining hall with alfresco platforms overlooking probably one of the last rice paddies in Seminyak. The delightful compound is surrounded by leafy bamboo gardens, tranquil ponds, and quirky Balinese-style garden décor of pristine white and chequered parasols. The interplay of lush green views with the gorgeous Seminyak sunsets serve as perfect prelude to a sumptuous meal. Sardine’s visual delights match its impressive menu, which contains a healthy and tasty seafood selection combined with home-grown organic produce, easily making it one of the best restaurants in Seminyak. Vegetables, herbs and salads are sourced from Sardine’s very own organic vegetable garden in the village of Bedugul, in the central Bali highlands. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11.30 – 21:00
    • Location: Jalan Petitenget 21, Kerobokan
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 843 611 1
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    Starfish Bloo offers a pan-Asian dining experience in a chic setting on Seminyak’s beachfront. As part of the ultramodern W Retreat & Spa, this highlight dining outlet which also happens to be the resort’s signature restaurant, and also regarded as one of the best restaurants in Seminyak, offers a much laid-back and relaxed vibe. Private tables for up to six are enclosed in towering cages that take the form of lobster traps adorning the restaurant’s centre. Exterior alternatives come in the form of two long tables – one with a shelter supported by huge columns in turquoise resin and adorned with designer Kotuku Fans, and another that is simply open for starlit communal feasts where you can enjoy special customised dinners fixed up by Chef de Cuisine Kevin Chung. These provide open views to W’s huge curvy pool and Seminyak’s rolling surf. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat, 12:00-23:00
    • Location: W Retreat & Spa Bali, Seminyak
    • Tel: +62 361 738 106
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    Cocoon Beach Club is a popular dining and chill out spot on Seminyak’s southern border, at the corner of Jalan Double Six or also referred to as ‘Blue Ocean Beach’. With an inviting blue centrepiece pool surrounded by white sun loungers, Cocoon is a striking venue comprising a bar, restaurant and beach club. A cool pool retreat with sea views and embroidered traditional Balinese parasols by day, the spot serves Asian fusion and Mediterranean cuisine and offers a great chill out scene with innovative cocktails to match the sunsets. Regular weekly lunch specials present a two-course menu with a glass of wine, as well as other special promos. On any other day, head down to this exciting corner, which is also considered one of the best restaurants in Seminyak, for their daily sunset hours, from 16:00 to 19:00, with two-for-one cocktails and beer specials. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 09:00 – 01:00
    • Location: Jalan Double Six No.66, Blue Ocean Boulevard, Seminyak
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 731 266
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    Jemme Restaurant Bali, part of the House of Jemme in Seminyak, presents glam interiors and jewellery pieces in a unique dining experience. The part-jewellery showroom dining spot presents a gourmet menu that features hearty cuisine prepared using locally sourced ingredients. It’s bright and cheerful inside Jemme; the boutique highlights a collection of high-end jewellery, while the adjoining restaurant’s fine dining room looks like an extension to it with mirrors and trinkets behind glass cases against a white wall in a lilac dominated room. Shiny dining tables reflect the subtle lighting of crystal chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. There are plush sofas and chairs for a company of four to six next to a small bar and open kitchen. Its menu brings together original dishes overseen by an Australian chef. Must-tries at this restaurant which is also considered one of the best restaurants in Seminyak, include an oven roasted corn-fed chicken, served boneless with cauliflower cream and three types of gravies. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 11:00 – 24:00
    • Location: Jalan Raya Petitenget 125, Seminyak
    • Tel: +62(0)361 733508
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    Merah Putih, named after the colours of the Indonesian flag, presents a chic Indonesian fine dining experience, and is one of the best restaurants in Seminyak for Indonesian fine dining, with an eclectic menu of traditional dishes and modern fusion takes on Balinese and Indonesian classics. The restaurant features an impressive eco-sustainable design over two levels. Full floor-to-ceiling glass windows enclose its spacious atrium where tables are laid out among tall indoor palm trees. A mezzanine comprises a lounge and three private dining ‘pods’ made of teakwood. Luminous ornamental columns rise into high rib-vaulted ceilings, adding to its cathedral-like grandeur. Chefs Ipik Saepuloh, Wayan Mustika and Kieran Morland teamed up to bring Bali and Indonesia’s rich flavours to a wider audience. Their repertoire of traditional regional recipes incorporates the freshest ingredients, with selected tender meats and home-grown vegetables. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 17:30 – 00:00
    • Location: Jalan Petitenget No. 100X, Kerobokan, North Kuta, Seminyak
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 846 595 0
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    La Sal is one of Bali’s most popular restaurants, and is considered one of the best restaurants in Seminyak for Spanish cuisine, located deep in the hidden corners of Seminyak on quiet Jalan Drupadi II. Although it can be rather hard to find, its cosy alfresco settings with an upstairs terrace, and an eclectic menu and wide range of authentic dishes make it a sought-after spot for lovers of tapas and Spanish cuisine. La Sal’s unique and cosy layout comprises whitewashed wooden beams and there’s a gorgeous garden with a small bridge and stream. Barbecues are prepared in a corner, and you can even have one right at your table. La Sal delivers a great selection of Spanish cooking with an Argentinean twist, created by Executive Chef Lino de Zordo who hails from Buenos Aires. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 11:30 - 23:00
    • Location: Jl. Drupadi II No. 100, Seminyak
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 738 321
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