10 Best Restaurants in Tanjung Benoa

Best Places to Eat in Tanjung Benoa

Tanjung Benoa presents a wide variety of dining options, from luxury five-star venues of international chain hotels that dot the peninsula, to the vast array of standalone restaurants and bars lining the main Jalan Pratama road. The coast might well be known as the island’s go-to area for water sports action, but the dining scene here is also a thriving one, which makes this once sleepy fishing village one of the major dining destination in Bali.

Embark on a culinary journey while at the peninsula, from upscale and sophisticated restaurants such as the Chedi Sakala and the All Spice at the Royal Santrian, to the fun and laidback bars that offer a great selection of local and Western fare. These excellent choices also include some unique spots to experience great local cuisine. These 10 best restaurants in Tanjung Benoa invite you to enjoy scrumptious feasts after your exciting day out on the coast.

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    Sakala Bali

    As one of Tanjung Benoa’s premier dining venues, Sakala Bali, part of the The Sakala Resort Bali, features luxurious settings throughout its part-restaurant, part-lounge venue that covers 3,000sqm of pristine beachfront. It is hard to miss near the northern end of Jalan Pratama, with its impressive design of two Balinese-inspired towers. Step inside, and you will find a large pool surrounded by parasol-shaded sun decks, and a sunken bar in the middle. Sakala Bali serves premium dishes prepared with fresh ingredients and fresh seafood, prepared by a culinary team led by French-Canadian Chef Frédéric Boulay. His specialities include ‘Foie Gras in 7 ways’, a ‘Seafood Experience’ and ‘The Chocolate Decadence’ which offers guests seven different ways of eating chocolate. It is also the only restaurant in Bali serving kangaroo meat that is juicy and tender, with the chef’s signature wild kangaroo tenderloin with roasted pear, butternut purée, green beans and mashed potato croquette, Balinese pepper sauce with red berries, rosemary and foie gras. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Lunch 12:00 - 17:00, Dinner 18:00 - 23:00
    • Location: Jl. Pratama 88, Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua, Bali,
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 774 499
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    The All Spice Restaurant at the Royal Santrian in Tanjung Benoa is a fine dining affair, set on the beachfront of the resort and right beside the unique raised swimming pool. The menu brings together cuisine from East and West, such as renditions of Japanese, Thai, and Western cuisine. Diners enjoy indoor and alfresco options, and it is open for lunch and dinner with an adjoining beachfront teppanyaki and sushi bar available for bites any time of the day. The restaurant kitchen is helmed by two chefs; the five-star Western dishes, prepared by Chef Wayan Sirda, include pastas and sandwiches, as well as seafood steaks, stroganoff, curry and grills, whilst Chef Budiyono extends his years of expertise in Japanese cuisine to All Spice’s Teppanyaki grill and sushi selections. Must-tries include a seaweed salad that comes with iceberg lettuce, salmon, baby octopus and salmon roe, and served with yuzu dressing, as well as a grilled lobster with mornay sauce and whole French mustard. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Lunch 11:00 - 15:00, Dinner 18:30 - 22:30
    • Location: The Royal Santrian, Jl. Pratama, Tanjung Benoa, Bali
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 778 181
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    Eight Degrees South is one of the main restaurants at the Conrad Bali Resort, which offers a beachside dining experience with al-fresco settings and ocean views. The setup is stylish and elegant, with pavilions right on the shore, but the seaside atmosphere is casual and laidback. Serving lunch and dinner, Eight Degrees South presents healthy yet creative dishes, using fresh organic, locally-sourced meats, seafood, vegetables and spices. The menu features a must-try ‘Earth & Sea’ section comprising pan-roasted salmon with cauliflower puree, shimeji mushrooms, carrot and lemon garlic dressing, as well as a braised oxtail with Balinese spices, ‘sambal matah potato’, seasonal local veggies and ‘beef balado’ ragout style for only IDR 183,000. There’s also a wide range of pizzas and pastas, and heavenly desserts such as the mangosteen chamomile panna cotta with frangipani mint jelly and coconut jack fruit ice cream. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 11:00-22:30
    • Location: Jalan Pratama 168, Tanjung Benoa
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 778 788
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    Paon Doeloe Restaurant and Beachclub offers a great getaway for the whole family, located midway along the Tanjung Benoa peninsula. The beach club is part of the Taman Bhagawan multipurpose beachside events complex, and features a dining scene with a great combination of poolside lawns, sea views and breezes, as well as an excellent selection of international and local dishes. Meaning ‘Kitchen’ in Balinese, Paon features a beachfront lawn with open sea views and a 7x22m pool surrounded by wooden sundecks. On the coast is a small open pavilion with rocking chairs, simply the best place to be with a cocktail in hand. The food here includes seasonal delicacies and its menu lets you explore the diversity of flavours from around the archipelago. Try the succulent grilled barbecued pork ribs served with baby green beans, or go for the ayam betutu (Bali’s famous juicy, slow-cooked chicken) served with steaming white rice and authentic Balinese fresh shallot sambal. Wash them down with refreshing blends such as strawberry honey cooler that suits the tropical seaside atmosphere. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:00
    • Location: Jl. Pratama No.70, Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua
    • Tel: +62(0)361) 776 555
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    The Tao Bali Restaurant

    Tao Restaurant

    Tao Restaurant offers one of the best dining experiences in Bali for lovers of authentic Thai and Southeast Asian cuisine. Stylish interiors with subtle lighting and elegant Asian décor, together with poolside alfresco seating options combine with flavoursome dishes from Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and China. Thai specials to try include thod man kung, deep-fried minced prawn cake served with sweet and spicy chilli sauce, and tom yam goong, fresh king river prawns in lemongrass broth with kaffir leaves, mushroom and chilli. As common with Southeast Asian dining, you don’t have set courses here and the meal is largely built around rice and all dishes are designed for sharing. Open for lunch and dinner, Tao is good for families all-day, while dinner time is best for romantic moods, with floating candles lit on the pool.

    • Opening Hours: 10:00-23:00
    • Location: Jl. Pratama 96 Tanjung Benoa
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 772 902
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    Bumbu Bali

    Bumbu Bali, a pioneering Balinese cooking school in Tanjung Benoa, specialises in Balinese cuisine and has two separate branches in Tanjung Benoa. If you’re not participating in the very insightful traditional morning market tours and cooking classes, you may treat yourself to the restaurant where you can enjoy favourite Balinese delicacies such as slow-roasted chicken and duck in banana leaves, otherwise known as ‘betutu’, together with succulent grilled seafood. Wide range of satays, banana stem soups, green papaya salads, and a large selection of vegetarian dishes are ready for your order for a totally unique and exotic dining experience. Balinese cakes and desserts include black rice pudding and the wealth of fresh tropical fruits. There are also wonderful risjtaffels feast packages to enjoy with friends or family. Cultural performances are thrown in on Wednesdays and Fridays from 20:00. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 11:00-23:00
    • Location: Jalan Pratama, Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 771 256
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    Atlichnaya Bar and Spa

    Atlichnaya Bar and Spa

    Atlichnaya Bar and Spa is both a dining destination and a go-to place for great spa treatments. The former earns it good reputation in the dining scene along the Tanjung Benoa main route, owing to its fine selections of light bites and local and Western cuisine. Also a winner is its bar, serving refreshing cocktails and mocktails. Cheeseburgers and sandwiches are served with French fries and tomato ketchup and start from a mere IDR 24,000. Great local dishes to try include the Balinese ‘ayam pelalah’, shredded chicken with chilli and lime, served with rice, and a spiced version called ‘ayam kalas’ spiced chicken with coconut milk served with rice for only IDR 49,000.

    • Opening Hours: 11:00-23:00
    • Location: Jalan Pratama 88, Tanjung Benoa
    • Tel: +62 (0)813 3818 9675
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    Casanova Bali Restaurant & Bar

    Casanova Bali Restaurant & Bar

    Casanova presents casual dining on Jalan Pratama, great for families looking for a place to enjoy special seafood dishes and various local Balinese cuisines. It features alfresco setups on the roadside, and during dinner time has the trees lit up nicely creating a soothing dining ambiance. The waiting staffs deliver friendly services, and the food presentations are good. The menu offers a wide range of cuisines, from Indonesian, Italian and even Indian. Must-tries include the ‘Surf and Turf’, a tender and tasty beef medallion topped with prawns and served with potatoes and veggies. For a local Indonesian favourite, go for the world-famous beef rendang, or caramelised curry.

    • Opening Hours: 14:30-23:30
    • Location: Jalan Pratama no 87, Tanjung Benoa
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 773 902
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    Coco Bistro

    Coco Bistro

    Coco Bistro is one of the longstanding restaurants to serve Tanjung Benoa’s Jalan Pratama strip, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner since 2005. Step inside to find a cosy setting and the menu presents a varied selection, from tasty Balinese dishes to Italian pastas. Transfer services are a great bonus if you’re staying at one of the hotels in the Tanjung Benoa or Nusa Dua area, while those staying at the Grand Aston need only cross the road. Live bands are a regular feature playing for dinners, as well as Balinese dancers performing with eloquent moves and in vibrant costumes every Thursday and Saturday evening. Relish in the great seafood grills prepared ‘a la Jimbaran’ or the Singaporean chilli crabs.

    • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 23:00
    • Location: Jalan Pratama no. 85, Tanjung Benoa
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 773 902
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    Whacko Beach Club

    Whacko Beach Club presents all-day dining and chill-outs in the water sport-filled northern coast of Tanjung Benoa. An indoor dining hall and lounge area provides views to the exciting action on the waves, while alfresco options overlook a large blue tiled lap pool with a swim-up bar serving signature cocktails, shaded loungers and draped cabanas on the sand. An eclectic menu presents a wealth of Western delights, from pizzas, pastas and grills, to tempting local selections presented with a twist. Here, you can discover some authentic local tastes, such as traditional grilled seafood prepared with local sauces and dips, Balinese crispy duck, and the famous Indonesian beef rendang. Outside, wide parasol-shaded daybeds border the lap pool. At sundown, Live DJs at their turntables play chill-out tunes from afternoon to midnight every weekday. Weekends feature live entertainment from bands playing top 40 tunes to traditional and contemporary dances. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 23:00
    • Location: Jalan Pratama no. 85, Tanjung Benoa
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 773 902
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