The best restaurants in the Uluwatu and Bukit area includes a selection of fine dining restaurants at a number of five-star resorts which dot the limestone cliff-fringed southern peninsula. It also encompasses the well established beach resort area of Jimbaran Bay. The restaurants feature a wide range of dining options, from Italian, Asian and fusion cuisine, to Indonesian and local favourites with a twist. Some of the fine, luxury resort restaurants also serve local haute cuisine, which you won’t find elsewhere.
Whether you’re looking for a place to kick back and relax with a chilled cocktail at hand with some poolside sun loungers overlooking the island’s best sunsets and ocean views, or looking for a great time with a shared dining experience over tapas and Mediterranean-style dishes, there’s a choice within these selections of ten best restaurants in the Uluwatu and Bukit area.
Ju-Ma-Na at the Banyan Tree Ungasan not only offers a fine dining experience, but couples it with spectacular views from its 70m-high cliff perch overlooking the Indian Ocean. Comprising a main restaurant and bar, Ju-Ma-Na offers a la carte and degustation menus in a romantic setting on two levels and its spacious wooden deck is also one of the island’s best chill-out spots for those who enjoy ocean breezes under the stars. Not to be missed are its signature cocktails such as chilli martini with the glass rim garnished with curled chilli skin, or the lava lamp cocktail – champagne in a glass with a bowl of bright strawberry mash and ‘ginger caviar’. The menu presents a rare and eclectic selection of French cuisine, with recommended dishes including Wagyu No. 9 Duo, featuring grilled striploin and syrah-braised short rib. Its wine collection boasts fine and rare selections such as Château Latour, Château Mouton Rothschild, and Château D’Yquem. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:30 - 22:30
- Location: Banyan Tree Ungasan, Jalan Melasti, Banjar Kelod, Ungasan
- Tel: +62 (0)361 300 7000
Sundara Bali offers one of the most unique beach club experiences in Jimbaran. The five-star restaurant and bar, located on the northern coastline of the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, also features excellent ocean view lounges with a blue infinity pool and a semi-open dining area for all-day dining. International selections from a semi-open kitchen, helmed by Executive Chef Greg Bunt, include shared plates of sushi, Wagyu steaks, salads, and wood-fired pizzas, while after-sunset innovative and classic dishes such as steak and seafood with wine pairings and cocktails hit the spot. An all-day menu offers a wide selection, while restaurant dining focuses on a grill-house concept together with prime cuts and seafood highlights. Resident DJs help set the cool and relaxed mood with chill-out music late into the night. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sun, 11:00 - 01:00
- Location: Four Seasons Resort at Uluwatu and Bukit Area Bay, Jalan Bukit Permai, Uluwatu and Bukit Area
- Tel: +62 (0)361 701 010
For Indonesian haute cuisine, Sangkar Restaurant at theBulgari Resort Bali is hard to beat. The interior of the main dining hall is romantic, subtly-lit with lamps in the form of rooster cages hanging from its open-beam ceilings. A cocktail and alfresco dining area overlooks the cliff and onto a wide seascape. Recommended choices on the menu include succulent Wagyu beef carpaccio, and a wagyu burger. Other must-tries include foie gras soup, grilled bass with saffron rice, and there is an irresistible list of desserts. Touches of Japanese, Thai, Malay, and Vietnamese are evident in some of its selections, each brought to a higher level of presentation by Chef Andrew Skinner. Its rendering of Indonesian fried rice, nasi goreng, for instance, features quality meats with rib-eye of wagyu or fish with lobster tail. Sangkar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00 - 22:00
- Location: Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, Bali, Jalan Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Uluwatu
- Tel: +62 (0)361 847 1000
Cuca offers casual dining in Jimbaran, with its great selection of tapas and desserts, and contemporary international cuisine. Diners enjoy relaxing settings overlooking a gorgeous garden and coconut grove. Cuca is opposite the Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate and Spa, and features three distinctive spaces, namely a food bar alongside a long teak counter, a relaxed and intimate dining room, and a chilled-out cocktail bar and garden lounge with sea breezes. Chef and restaurateur Kevin Cherkas’ western cuisine uses locally-sourced ingredients prepared in an open kitchen, and must-tries include the pulled pork and mushroom croquettes, and the special fire-baked seafood rice with marinated prawns, sliced fish, tender octopus, vegetable sofrito and optional addition of soft-shell crab. Cuca also offers cooking or ‘tasting’ classes, which provide a great insight into local ingredients and the chef’s techniques.
- Opening Hours: 12:00 - 24:00
- Location: Jalan Yoga Perkanthi, Uluwatu and Bukit Area
- Tel: +62 (0)361 708 066
Chiringuito El Kabron Spanish Restaurant & Cliff Club is the go-to chill-out spot if you are looking for a cliff-top sunset experience which is also pleasantly remote and away from the crowds. The beach club and restaurant is located right between the premier surf spots of Dreamland Beach and Impossibles, and is several minutes from the New Kuta Hotel. El Kabron provides guests a 180-degree Indian Ocean seascape, whether they are dining or chilling out with a cocktail. Delights coming out from the kitchen include traditional Spanish and Mediterranean dishes crafted by Executive Chef Marc Torices Guardia, who hails from Barcelona where he led the kitchen of the three-Michelin-Star Restaurant San Pau. From the menu, you have a great selection of tapas, brasas and paellas, all great to share with seafood or meat pan-fried with saffron-infused rice and Spanish ‘sofrito’ sauce. Most of the patrons admiring the sun and cocktails favour the bean bags and low-lying tables around the freeform infinity pool for the dramatic sunsets and breathtaking ocean views. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sun, 11:30 - 22:00
- Location: Jalan Pantai Cemongkak, Pecatu
- Tel: +62 (0)361 780 3416
Cire at Alila Villas Uluwatu
Cire is the signature restaurant at Alila Villas Uluwatu, which presents a menu that marries East Asian flavours and ingredients with western cooking techniques. French Executive Chef Stephane Simond presents his a la carte selections and a daily-changing four-course menu that promotes healthy and sustainable, locally-sourced produce in his preparations. The restaurant setting is romantic and features unique architectural features with the vast Indian Ocean as a backdrop. The menu is conveniently sorted into smaller-sized portions - indicated as ‘taste’ - and usual-size dishes marked as ‘dine’. Start off with a Spanish cake of Iberico ham with black olives, dried tomatoes and lettuces, or the locally-produced and organic sous vide chicken breast and cumin. Heavenly dessert selections include Valrhona milk chocolate Jivara and the banana split, Cire-style.
- Opening Hours: 06:30 - 22:00
- Location: Alila Villas Uluwatu, Jalan Belimbing Sari, Banjar Tambiyak, Pecatu
- Tel: +62 (0)361 848 2166
Di Mare at Karma Kandara Resort
Di Mare is the signature ocean view restaurant of the Karma Kandara Resort, which offers Mediterranean-style fine dining and a bird’s eye view over the horizon and surf 85m below. The architecture features a pavilion with sail-like roofs. The emphasis is on seafood and must-tries include sea bream with bronze fennel and French tarragon dressing, black linguine with freshwater clams and a high-grade Wagyu in a Calabrese red wine sauce. Other great dishes include spice crusted prawns with pea leaves, and Moroccan spiced ahi tuna with lentils du puy, lemon confit and Ligurian olive juice. The wine cellar stocks over 3,000 wines from around the globe, ready for pairings and special moments.
- Opening Hours: 07:00 - 23:00
- Location: Karma Kandara Resort, Jalan Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan
- Tel: +62 (0)361 848 2200
Finn's Beach Club is the coastal activity and dining spot at the scenic cliff base of the Semara Luxury Villas Uluwatu. The club offers a private stretch of white sand that is bordered by cliffs on both ends of its kilometre length, making it even more exclusive. The waves are calm and safe thanks to an offshore break and the water is crystal clear and swimmable. The breezy restaurant serves a range of Mediterranean cuisine under a thatched-roof overlooking the bay. What makes it more spectacular is the access, which is a pleasant two-minute funicular ride down a limestone crag. Enjoy anything from light salads to main dishes and hearty pizzas and an all-day menu with hearty pasta favourites. The drinks list comprises refreshing selections, from icy granitas to cool juices and blends, and there is even a special drinks list for kids, too. Must-tries for sharing include the beef rendang pizza that fuses one of the best Indonesian dishes with an Italian presentation. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sun, 09:00 – 21:00
- Location: Jl Pantai Selatan Gau, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan
- Tel: +62 (0)361 8482 111
Single Fin is a surfer’s hangout and dining spot, conveniently overlooking one of Bali’s best-known surf spots: Suluban Beach, otherwise known as Blue Point. It offers a laidback atmosphere, with great bites such as hearty salads or delicious pizzas to share, together with coffee or margaritas to pair with the sunsets. It’s also a great spot to kick back and enjoy the gruelling action displayed by the pro wave riders down below. Onsite is a surf shop that is chock-full of men’s and ladies’ surf wear, gear, books, photos and surf memorabilia. A juice bar presses and blends refreshing tropical fruit juices and smoothies. Not to miss are the Sunday sunset sessions, which feature live gigs from local bands and guest DJs. The best spot is, of course, the sunset patio, for which bookings are recommended. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00 - 23:00
- Location: Jalan Labuan Sait, Suluban, Pecatu
- Tel: +62 (0) 361 769 941
Warung Cikgo is one of a handful of local restaurants in the Pecatu area, southward of Jimbaran, which offers a great open-air Balinese-style setting, and a menu that predominantly promotes its special grilled pork ribs and seafood barbecues. Go for the combined dish of crab and pork chops, which come served with delicious sauces that come in a range from hot n’ spicy or milder options. There’s also an array of Indonesian and Asian cuisine to choose from, from fried noodles, to spiced chicken wings and kebabs. Refreshing drinks include Cikgo’s own recipes, such as the ‘fresh green garden’ that consists of mint leaves and orange and pineapple juice topped with soda, and there’s the ‘jungle green apple’ that is a blend of fresh lemon, green apple, orange juice and mint leaves.
- Opening Hours: 12:00 - 21:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Uluwatu no.888, Pecatu
- Tel: +62 822 3756 5788