Fine Dining

Kafé Warisan - Modern French Mediterranean cuisine in a classic  rice terrace setting on Jl Kerobokan. The duck comfit is a must. A  well deserved reputation as one of Bali's best and bookings  essential. Kerobokan, Kuta. $$$$. Ph: 731 175.

Ku Dé Ta - offering modern Australian cuisine, including succulent fresh oysters, in a stylish, large open plan restaurant, Ku De'Ta is hard to beat. Situated on Jl Laksmana with bookings advisable. Kerobokan, Kuta. $$$$ Ph: 736 969

Gado- Gado - excellent renovation of this ex-club now provides stylish beachside eating. Well recommended. Jl Dyana Pura, Seminyak. $$$$

Kura- Kura - Elegant and impeccable, one of the top and dining choices in southern Bali. The Oberoi, Jl Laksmana, Kerobokan, Kuta. $$$$

The Living Room - a beautiful setting delivering Eurasian fare at moderate prices. With additional cigar bar and optional alfresco dining, it is a great place to spend the evening. Located on Jl Peti Tenget, Kerobokan, Kuta. $$$$ Ph: 735 735

The Legian - leading the way in the chic new dining district on Jl Laksmana is the Legian. Overlooking the Indian Ocean, the pleasant dining Ares offers high standards of contemporary cuisine and service. Well worth a visit. Kerobokan, Kuta. $$$$$. Ph: 730 622

Ayung Terrace - at the four seasons on Ayung terrace in Sayan Ubud. This menu has high quality cuisine on offer with magnificent views over the Ayung River valley. Add impeccable service and comfortable surroundings to create a great dining experience. Ubud. $$$$$. Ph: 977 577

Kupu- Kupu Barong - offering International and classic Indonesian cuisine to suit all tastes. Located on the River Ayung , Ubud. $$$$$ Ph: 975 478

The Chedi - this is another classic restaurant along the Ayung River. Serving fresh clean cuisine from Chef Paul Millist to match the stunning setting. The views here are unbelievable and worth the dining experience alone though the local and world cuisine only add to this superb venue. Ubud. $$$$$ Ph: 975 963

Ibah - this resort restaurant closer to Ubud offers a tranquil setting and fine food. Relax to the sounds of the forest as you enjoy modern international menu from one of Bali's more exclusive boutique resort. Located on Jl Sanggingan in Ubud. $$$$. Ph: 974 466

Biji - serving modern cuisine from all over the world, this restaurant is a must for any food lover. Located just out of Ubud in Penanstanan. $$$$$ Ph: 978 888.

Mozaic - Restaurant Culinaire Modern Balinese   and international cuisine, with special " market cooking "adapted from a strong French- American culinary background". Open and outdoor dining set in a lush Balinese tropical garden in the heart of Ubud, Situated opposite Pita Maha resort. For reservation phone or fax. 975 768. $$$$

Tugu Bali (Relais & Chateaux) - offers "Unique setting for memorable romantic tete-a-tete", by the pool in the gardens or over a lotus pond .wherever you heart feels. Indonesian gourmet cuisine or fusion style to be enjoyed in a unique ambience. $$$$$. Ph: 731 701


Fabio's - fine Italian dining at this popular modern restaurant on Jl Raya Seminyak. All your Italian favorites including excellent coffees and dessert. $$$. Ph: 730 562

Salsa Verde - the Grand Hyatt's casual beachfront restaurant offers delectable Italian fare great service. Including a wide selection of quality wines to accompany your meal in this relaxing setting. Situated in Nusa Dua. $$$$$. Ph 771 234

Capsicum Café - plenty of Italian specialties on offer at this popular café. The pasta dishes are especially good with faultless service and a excellent wines list. Located in the Sheraton Nusa Indah complex. $$$$. Ph: 771 906

La Lucciola - this classic beachfront eatery serves modern Italian food in the Seminyak district. Great for those who like to soak up the beach atmosphere whilst enjoying a great meal and fine wines Open all day on Jl Kayu Ayu, Kerobokan Kuta. $$$$ Ph: 730 838

Spaghetti Jazz - this urban chic bar, pizzeria and restaurant is situated in the heart of Seminyak, near Bintang supermarket and serves a great variety of Italian and International food and affordable prices it is a great place to eat at any time of the day (10am-2am). On Jl Raya Seminyak 16A, Kuta. $$$ Ph: 730 810

Macaroni Club - this popular eatery in the center of Kuta serves a vast selection of Italian cuisine including pasta and pizzas. With a hip bar area and moderate prices it is a great place to view the action of kuta. Situated near paddy's on Jl Legian Kuta. $$$. Ph: 754 662

Café Luna - this established restaurant come bar offers good Italian cuisine at affordable prices in the trendy Seminyak area and is popular with a good international crownd. The traditional wood fired pizzas are excellent. Recommended. Near Bintang Supermarket on Jl Raya  Seminyak, Kuta.$$$.Ph: 730 805

Teras - the large dining area on this top floor restaurant and bar gives the patron a huge selection of tantalizing Italian food options. Including fresh pastas and 52 different types of pizzas to go with grilled imported meats On Jl Legian in Legian, Kuta. $$$. Ph 730 492, 763 086

The Village - a stylish restaurant with great ambrance, excellent food, live music and lots of candle light. A complete fantasy on Sanur's main street. Jl Danau Tamblingan 66, Sanur. $$$. Ph: 285 025


The Balcony - excellent Mediterranean cuisine in Kuta. Visit for the frozen Margaritas,Tapas and succulent Brochettes. Jl Bene Sari, Kuta. $$$. Ph: 757 409

Mykonos - this great restaurant has already built a reputation for its Greek specialties. Jl Laksmana. $$$. Ph: 733 253

Pantarei - this restaurant serves authentic Greek cuisine at moderate prices. The Mousaka and Iman Bayildi are a must. Stylish surroundings, great atmosphere and quality coffee make this restaurant a favorite for all. Located on Jl Raya Seminyak, Seminyak, Kuta. $$$. Ph: 732 567

Nero - this classy Mediterranean bar is an oasis of style in central Kuta serving clean, well-seasoned dishes. A great places to wine and dine the night away with a casual Mediterranean vibe.Jl Legian,Kuta.$$$.Ph:750 756

Ole Ole - located in Galeria Nusa Dua shopping center Ole Ole, is comfortable restaurant serving tasty tapas and mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine at reasonable prices. Nusa Dua. $$$ Ph: 774 208


Kori - this restaurant has great service, a large wine list and a wide range of Western and Balinese dishes. The seafood selections are well worth trying. The separate Ria Ria room, a pool and cigar room, is a great place to relax before or after dinner in the heart of Kuta on Poppies 2. $$$. Ph: 758 605

Kura Kura Grill - this restaurant provides a huge selection of imported and local steak all grilled to perfection. With a large choice of seafood and chicken on offer it is bound to please all. Located on Jl Legian in Kuta.

Poppies - this long serving restaurant on poppies lane 1 in Kuta is something of a landmark. Its mixed menu caters of all and dinners get to relax under the shaded terrace making it popular for all. Ph: 751 059

La Maison - new French restaurant and wine bar at The Villas in Seminyak. Authentic dishes and a good selection of vino . JL Kunti, Seminyak, Kuta. $$$$. Ph: 730 840

Un's Restaurant - situated a few steps from Bemo corner between Poppies Lane 1 and Jalan Pantai, Un's offers good service and excellent meat dishes, including arguably the best beef in Bali. A great place for a romantic candlelit dinner accompanied by Batak musicians. Kuta. $$$. Ph: 752 607, fax: 750350

Mezzanine - this place is at the crossroads of International cuisine with their exciting eastern fare and delicious western specialties. With an open 2 story dining area and relaxing bar in the center of Sanur on Jl Danau Tamblingan. $$$ Ph: 270 624

Casa Luna - in this trendy eatery serves a wide variety of cuisine including local Balinese dishes and a Mediterranean selection along with great service and affordable prices. $$$. Ph: 973 283

The Balangan - 180° Indian Ocean views provide a perfect place to watch the sunset. A large international menu to cater for all tastes combined with an extensive wine list makes this a special place to dine. Located on Br Cenggiling 88, the Bukit Jimbaran, Nusa Dua. $$$ Ph: 708 080

Lumut - Indonesian, European and fresh seafood is served up at this chic gallery and restaurant in Sanur. $$. Jl Danau Tamblingan, Sanur. Ph: 270 010


Planet Hollywood - large portions, American favorites and lively atmosphere make this a positive new addition to Bali's nightlife. Mal Galleria, Jl Bypass. $$$$ Ph: 757 827

Palanquin Tea Bar - An oasis in Kuta. Rattan furnishings with green silk upholstery, marble tables and glided lamps, set in tropical gardens with a Balinese- style thatched roof. Table service of palanquin branded teas, coffees and refreshment. Ph: 766 555(D7), Jl Bypass Ngurah Rai 8, Simpang Siur, Kuta.

Made's Warung - A local dining institution. Always busy, the combination of good food, value for money and stylish décor has made this eatery one of Kuta's most famous. A 'place to be seen'- if that's what you want. Jl Raya Seminyak, Kuta and Br. Pande Mas. $$$ Ph: 755 297. Go to Made's Warung Bali to see details.

Café Moka - a greet café serving a selection of traditional French breads, tarts, and savoury treats. Including a large menu for those who want to drop in for a quick lunch and a small take away menu for people passing by. Jl Raya Seminyak, Seminyak, Kuta. $$. Ph: 731 424

Zorro's - located just down the road from Moka, Zorro's is another busy café serving excellent coffee and selected treats. All dishes are at very reasonable price. Jl Raya Seminyak , Kuta . $$

The Kopi Pot - this café offers international cuisine at café prices. They have a great variety of salads and dessert to choose from as well as coffees all in the heart of Kuta on Jl Legian .Kuta. $$$. Ph:752 614

Hard Rock Café - the ever - popular International café offers a large range of facilities including great food, poolside dining, modern bar and the latest music. Catering for any type of guest and open all day in its spectacular location. Jl Pantai Kuta, Kuta. $$$. Ph: 755 661, 755 7662

Kafe Batan Waru - in the center of Ubud. This café serves an excellent variety of Indonesia food and drinks at very affordable prices. Catering for all tastes and preferences make this a fun - place to be at any time of the day. Ubud. $$. Ph: 977 528.

The Jazz Café - one of Ubud's top nightspots, this live café also serves very good quality food at both lunch and dinner. Not to be missed while in Ubud. $$$. Ph: 976 594

Terazo - this new and very stylish restaurant in the heart of Ubud serves fantastic home-style international fare at moderate prices. Well worth a visit for their tasty food and genuine service. On Jl Suweta, Ubud. $$$. Ph: 978 941.

Three Monkey's Art Café - serving a wide variety of carefully prepared Indonesia cuisine in a unique setting. With very friendly staff and an international selection that make this a restaurant for all to visit. Find them on Monkey Forest Rd. $$. Ph: 975 554

Aroma's Café - One of Bali's best-loved healthy cafes, specializing in vegetarian food, serves up delicious snacks, salads sandwiches and main courses in their beautiful near garden terrace. One of the delights of Aroma's for all food lovers is their wicked selection of desserts accompanied by excellent coffees and healthful juices and shakes. Jl Legian, Kuta. $$. Ph: 761 113

JP's Warung Club - it's warung , it's healthy café, it's comfortable bar to enjoy evening cocktails on the busy strip along Jl Dhyana Pura, JP's warung features a small but nicely presented menu at affordable price. Nice for lunch, dinner or anytime. $$. Jl. Dyhana Pura 6, Seminyak. Ph: 731 622


Nelayan - classic French style seafood on the beach at the Pansea Puri Bali. This is great location for both lunch and dinner providing some of the freshest seafood on the island. Jimbaran. $$$ Ph: 701 605

Jala-Jala - extensive buffets of super fresh seafood regularly bring in the crowds. Recommended. Hotel Nikko, Nusa Dua. Ph: 733 377

PJ'S - spectacular views of the palm-fringed bay at Jimbaran are found from this restaurant at the Four Seasons resort. Offering fantastic daily seafood specials using only the freshest produce from the local fisherman. The Four Seasons, Jimbaran. $$$$$. Ph: 701 010

Makuwa Pakuwa - located in the Galleria Nusa Dua is a great seafood setup serving a large range of seafood styles. Catering for all tastes at affordable prices this restaurant is suitable for young and old alike. $$$ Ph: 772 252

Kuta Seafood - in the heart of downtown Kuta is this specialist restaurant. From succulent BBQ's to clean salads this menu includes fish, squid and crustaceans. On Jl Tuban, Kuta. $$$. Ph: 755 807

Kisik - freshly grilled seafood from nearby Jimbaran and great views make this a very popular hotel restaurant. The Ritz-Carlton. $$$$$ Ph: 702 222

Jimbaran Beach - hundreds of cheap stalls on the beach offer the fresh catch barbecued on coconut husks. Cheap and good fun.


Kin Khao - this established restaurant serve fresh cuisine that tantalizes the plate including aromatic curries, soup and salads at reasonable price. Outlet situated on Jalan Kartika Plaza, Jl Raya Seminyak and Jl Padma. $$$. Ph 757 808.

Kokokan Club - traditional Thai restaurant at the Kokokan Hotel serve delicious Thai food in Ubud area. The curriers here are must along with the fragrant spicy broths. Located on Jl Pengosekan. $$$ Ph: 973.495.


Bintang Lima - this ever-consistent restaurant on Jl Oberoi is renowned for serving tasty traditional Indonesian food in cool relaxed surrounding. At value for money price it is popular with the local and tourist alike. Jl. Lesmana, Kerobokan, Kuta. $$

Kunyit - this spacious pavilion style garden setting creates a greet ambiance for the dinner in Kuta /Tuban area. The Balinese cheap uses traditional spices and the "BALI MEGIBUNG" is a greet way to experience a cross section of traditional Indonesian cuisine. On Jl Katika Plaza, Tuban, Kuta. $$$ Ph: 753 751, 751 267.

Waroeng Tugu - Part of the amazing Tugu Hotel on the way to Canggu, this new concept in dinning offers guests the chance to eat a traditional Javanese home cooking in a simple setting. A good introduction to Indonesian cooking. Hotel Tugu, Canggu. $$$ Ph: 731 701.

Mie Yan - at the Grand Hyatt, this restaurant specializes in classic Indonesian food with a variety of seafood highlighting the menu. With great service and cozy surroundings this is a worthy place to visit for those seeking a traditional Indonesian food. Nusa Dua. $$$. Ph: 771 234

Ary's Warung - modern café serving delectable Balinese fusion cuisine. This is one of Bali's more creative restaurants in the main street of Ubud. It is worth the visit to sample fine food and excellent service. Jl Ubud, Ubud. $$$ Ph: 975 053

Café Wantilan- Balinese and Indonesian favorites, including an impressive Rijsttafel in the stylish Bali Hyatt, sanur. Ph: 281 234

Pan Asian

Antique Bar - this new restaurant offers a large selection of traditional Asian cuisine from fragrant Vietnamese soups to spicy Thai salads at affordable prices. With a modern setting, chic bar and longer weekend trading hours this place is perfectly situated on Jl Dyanapura, Seminyak, Kuta. $$$. Ph: 730 907

Petulu Restaurant - in the northern Ubud neighborhood of Nagy this restaurant provides casual Asian dinning for all to enjoy. Located in the Kamandalu Resort and Spa, it is a great place to relax and pass the time over clean classy food. $$$$ Ph: 975 825

Indus- providing a wide choice of spicy Asian dishes with magnificent views of the nearby terraces and mountains, it is bound to please those who like to sit back, relax and be spoilt by the excellent staff. Jl Sanggingan,Ubud. $$$ Ph: 973 283


Wasabi - new top quality sushi bar in Seminyak. Ice cold Sapporo beer, lots of sake and some great 'fusion' rolls. Jl Raya Seminyak. $$$$ Ph: 732 300

Ryoshi - for authentic sushi and sashimi along with other Japanese delicacies, this restaurant cannot be surpassed in terms of value. Their four outlets are located all over South Bali. $$$ Jl Raya Seminyak, Seaminyak. Ph: 731 152 Jl Melasti, Legian. Ph:761 852 Jl Danau Tamblingan, Sanur. Ph: 288 473 Jl Raya Ubud, Ubud. Ph: 976 362

Take - is the newest sushi house in town serving unusual regional fare and standard Japanese classic. Along with great Japanese beer and a wide sake selection, this is an excellent place to sample Japanese cuisine. Jl Padma, Kuta. $$$ Ph: 759 745

Tenkai - excellent buffet on Tuesday and all the Japanese favorites all week long. Recommended. Hotel Padma, Jl Padma. $$$$ Ph: 752 111

Genji - this sushi bar in the Bali Hilton offers the freshest seafood in elegant but relaxing surroundings. Well worth the visit for the sushi enthusiasts. Nusa Dua. $$$$$ Ph: 771 102

Hamabe - the Sheraton Nusa Indah provides quality produce at moderate prices in their first class sushi bar. With excellent staff and a great selection of Japanese alcoholic beverages to match the clean flavors that is Japanese cuisine.  Nusa Dua. $$$$$ Ph: 771 906.

Matsuri - this restaurant in the Galleria Nusa Dua shopping center offers first class Japanese fare. Ranging from succulent fresh tuna, delectable Ramen broths and tender Kobe beef. Nusa Dua. $$$$ Ph: 772 267

Benkay - authentic Japanese cuisine set in the stunning Nikko Resort on the Bukit peninsular. $$$$ Ph: 773 377                      

Inagiku - located at the Grand Hyatt is the Inagiku sushi bar. It provides only the freshest quality produce that one would expect from the Hyatt. It is definitely worth the journey to experience first class cuisine, service and pleasant surrounding. Nusa Dua. $$$$$ Ph: 771 234


Golden Lotus - this restaurant has all the favorites including Peking duck, spicy Szechwan, and classic Cantonese. Yum Cha is also available at this authentic eatery at the Bali Dynasty on Jl Dewi Sartika, Tuban. $$$$

The Mandarin - located on Jl Kartika Plaza in Tuban is another classy Chinese establishment serving traditional cuisine at reasonable prices. For those who like Chinese food it is well worth the visit. $$$

Telaga Naga - floating in a lotus pond, this charming restaurant serves Szechwan and Cantonese delicacies in a very romantic setting. Bali Hyatt, Sanur. $$$$ Ph: 281 234

Bale Sutra - an experience as much as a meal, Hotel Tugu entertains in elaborate style in their Kang Xi Chinese temple. Authentic Chinese cuisine is a served along with Babah         Peranakan cuisine. Hotel Tugu is truly one to set aside for special occasion. $$$$$ Hotel Tugu Bali, Canggu. Ph: 731 701

Bale Bali - brings together old traditional Chinese recipes with new age health conscious cooking.  A unique dining experience. The kitchen assures guests that no msg is used in the cooking. Look out for the blend of Javanese and Balinese design. Open for lunch and dinner or just chilling out in the afternoon. Opening hours 10: 00- 23: 00. Jl Kunthi no 4, Seminyak. $$ Ph: 771 234


Poco Loco - serving great Mexican cuisine, this long time restaurant offers all the Mexican favorites at affordable prices. Jl Padma Utara, Legian, Kuta. $$$ Ph: 773 923.

TJ'S - for years this place has been delivering tasty Mexican cuisine in the center of Kuta. Serving arguably the best Margaritas in Bali. Poppies Lane 1, Kuta. $$$

Café Warna - new Mexican grill and cantina on Jl Double Six at Pantai Arjuna. Serving quality food including the usual Mexican specialties and Californian burgers, Sunset Beach Road, Legian, Kuta. $$$. Ph: 0817 350384.

Chi Chi's Grill and Cantina - Mexican favorites and great Margaritas are the order of the day in this friendly downtown bar and eatery. Kuta Centre, Jln Kartika Plaza, Kuta  $$$. Ph: 757 937


Gateway to India - this restaurant in Seminyak provides a large range of quality traditional dishes from all over the vas Indian continent. With reasonable prices Gateway is recommended visiting. The chickens "Kath rolls" are a must. Jln Dyanapura, Seminyak, Kuta. $$ Ph: 732 940

Warung Kopi - offers a variety of Indian and Arabic dishes. With a choice of a pleasant street side or garden setting this is perfect place to relax the day away. Situated on Jln Legian, Legian Kuta. $$$

Out of Town

Kedai - Candidasa's newest fine food house serves Balinese dishes with a bit of Western flair, Highly recommended.Candidasa East Bali.  $$$.  Ph:  (0366) 42020.

The Serai - Just outside Candidasa's, the restaurant at The Serai Hotel is renowned for its fusion cuisine and seafood dishes. Indulge or learn to do it yourself at their intensive cooking courses. Manggis, East Bali. $$$$ Ph: (0361) 41540

The Damai - In the hills above Lovina on the north coast, The Damai Hotel is owned by an internationally renowned Danish chef so it's no surprise that they've made a name for the strength of their cuisine An outstanding venue to try creative, modern food and sample some carefully chosen wines.  Cooking courses are also offered. $$$$ Ph: (0362) 41501-4

Dewi Ramona - fine French and Balinese cuisine in a charming terrace setting. One of North Bali's best. Matahari Beach Resort & Spa, Pemuteran, Singaraja. $$$$ Ph: (0362) 92312

TJ'S - a good international (not Mexican) menu and excellent daily specials make this one of Candidasa's favorite haunts. The Water Garden, Candidasa. $$$ Ph: (0363) 41540

Globe Café - on the way to Canggu in Banjar Semer, this offers great sandwiches, pasta, salad lily coffee and other tasty bites. Good value and helpful friendly staff. Jl Raya Banjar Semer, Kerobokan. $$ Ph:  736 026.

Puri Ganesa - one of the culinary highlights of the north, this restaurant serves an excellent menu of health orientated and ayurvedic dishes with a different dinner menu every night. Well recommended if you are in the Lovina / Menjangan area. Puri Ganesa Villas, Desa Pemutera, Singaraja. $$$. Ph: (0362) 93433.

Sanda Butik Villas - Enjoy Indonesian and international cuisine in the foothills of Mt Batukaru, Sanda Butik offers a romantic atmosphere amid gorgeous views. $$$. Sanda Village, Pupuan, Tabanan. Ph: 0828 369137

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