15 Places to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Bali

Dining | Written By, Edward Speirs | January 23rd, 2017

Restaurants, hotels and resorts island-wide have put together special dining programs for you, your friends and families to celebrate the Year of the Rooster:

Just as we finish celebrating the new year of the Gregorian calendar, yet another new year celebration pops up! On Saturday, 28 January 2017, people around the world will be celebrating the Lunar or Chinese New Year. As Indonesia (and Bali) has strong Chinese histories, you can be sure festivities will take place on the island. So if you’re wondering where to go for Chinese New Year in Bali, we’ve put together a list of 14 Chinese New Year Feasts – from Canggu to Ubud! – for you to choose from.

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Link by area:

Kuta, Seminyak, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Ubud, Canggu


Red Envelope Week at Alila Seminyak

alila Seminyak the restaurant

It’s a 3-day feast at The Restaurant at Alila Seminyak, starting on Chinese New Year Eve with the Prosperity Dinner (IDR 750,000++), followed by Fortune’s Feast on New Year’s Day (IDR 825,000++) and then the Shanghai Street Brunch on the Sunday 29 January 2017 (IDR 575,000++).

If that isn’t enough, Alila Seminyak has put together two-weeks of giving starting 23 January right until 5 February, with daily specials of afternoon tea, cocktails and even spa treatments. See the details here.

Alila Seminyak
A : Jalan Taman Ganesha No 9, Seminyak
T : +62 361 3021 888
W : www.alilamoments.com/seminyak


Silk Road at Metis Lounge

Metis Restaurant and Lounge

Metis Lounge is celebrating Chinese New Year the best way they know how to, in true party style. Metis Lounge puts a sophisticated spin on any occasion and you can imagine their Silk Road event will see the venue decorated with the utmost elegance to welcome in a prosperous and fun-filled new year on 28 January 2017. DJ Line up is: DJ Kas (6pm-10pm), Stu Mac (10pm -12am), Tony Montana (12am – 2am). Bottle and table packages available.

On top of that however, Metis Restaurant presents an incredibly rare dining experience with Poulet de Bresse, the finest chicken in the world, described as ‘the fourth gastronomic wonder of the world’. Perfect for welcoming in the Year of the Rooster!

Metis Restaurant, Lounge and Gallery
A : Jalan Petitenget No.6, Seminyak
T : +62 361 473 788
W : www.metisbali.com


A W Dinner, or Two

Starfish Bloo W Bali

W Retreat and Spa has put two dining experiences together for you to choose from for the Year of the Rooster. Choose either a huge buffet dinner and W’s popular Fire Restaurant at IDR 450,000++ or indulge in the set menu prepared at Starfish Bloo at IDR 490,000++.

W Retreat and Spa
A : Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak
T : +62 361 3000 106


Chinese Fine Dining at Ru Yi, Awarta

Awarta Ru Yi

Discover the authentic flavours of Ru Yi Restaurant, a decadent Chinese Fine Dining destination in Nusa Dua, for Chinese New Year. Starting at 5.30pm with a special lion and dragon dance show around Awarta Resort, and continuing into a special dinner at 6pm. Choose your bites from 2 available set menus (below) or from their a la carte menu. There will also be an ang pao (red envelope) lucky draw!

The Happiness Menu: Chicken Herbal Soup, Steamed Grouper Fish, Salted Egg Prawn, Grilled and Deep Fried Crispy Chicken, Pork Ribs, Homemade Tofu and a special dessert. Family Style: IDR 438,000++/person; Individual (IDR 538,000++/person).

The Prosperity Menu: Chicken Herbal Soup, Steamer Grouper Fish, Lobster, Crispy Roasted Duck, Braised Japanese Abalone, Sea Cucumber, Scallop and a special dessert. Family Style: IDR 988,000++/person; Individual: IDR 1,088,000++/person.


Toss for Prosperity at Table8

Mulia Bali Table8

In Mulia’s elegant Chinese restaurant, Table8, diners can enjoy a buffet of authentic Cantonese and Zechuan cuisine, from live grills, clay pots and live-cooking to delicately prepared dishes like baby octopus, jelly fish and of course a range of steamed and fried dim sum and dumplings. However, this Chinese New Year they have put together a delectable 6-course set menu, or enjoy an additional Yu Sang ‘fortune toss’ on your table with choices of Salmon, Lobster and Salmon, or Abalone and Salmon.

Buffet Lunch starts from IDR 258,000++ (CNY Day) , Set Menu starts from IDR 788,000++ (CNY Eve and Day), the Prosperity Toss prices begin at IDR 398,000++.

Hotel Mulia Bali
A : Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua
T : +62 361 3027777
W : www.themulia.com/mulia-bali/


Infinite Fortune Dinner at Kwee Zeen


What’s better than celebrating Chinese New Year with the largest dim sum selection on the island? That’s what Kwee Zeen at Sofitel Bali is offering on the eve of CNY, Friday, 27 January 2017, including other excitements such as the prosperity toss, auspicious tea, seafood extravaganza, fortune teller, lion dance performance and an angpao lucky draw!

Prices start from IDR 399,000++. Email to book for more information: h9078-fb11@sofitel.com.

Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Resort
A : ITDC Lot N5, Nusa Dua
T : +62 361 849 2888
W : www.sofitel-bali-nusadua.com


Generous Helpings at Waterfall

Ayodya Waterfall Restaurant

In the expansive grounds of the Ayodya Resort Bali, you’ll find the lagoon-side Waterfall Restaurant who are known for their epicurean-level offerings of food. This Chinese New Year they are continuing their traditions of generosity with an expansive Chinese buffet dinner, with authentic delicacies and desserts to enjoy. A Barong Sai and Dragon Dance performance will also be on show.

IDR 450,000 (nett) for adults, IDR 225,000 (nett) for children under 12. Available 27-28 January 2017.

Ayodya Resort Bali
A : Jalan Pantai Mengiat, Nusa Dua
T : +62 361 771102
W : www.ayodyaresortbali.com


Prosperity Buffet Lunch

Four Points kuta the eatery

This year, Four Points Kuta is offering up a feast to celebrate the Year of the Rooster with their Prosperity Buffet Lunch at The Eatery All Day Dining Restaurant. Chef de Cuisine Komang Wirta has pulled together Chinese seafood specialties such as the ‘Special Taste’ Prans and Green Mussel, Sweet and Sour Fish, Chinese Udon with Scallop and Shrimp, but of course, added to that will be everyone’s favourite dim sum and crispy duck. Musts for Chinese New Year! The buffet lunch will be entertained by a barongsai performance and live Chinese music. Fortune cookies will also be presented after your meal.

Prices start from IDR 265,000++/person, 50% for children aged 3-11. Lunch is available on 28 January 2017, 1-4pm.

Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta
A : Jalan Benesari, Banjar Pengabetan, Kuta
T : +62 361 849 6606
W : www.fourpointsbalikuta.com


Fire Rooster’s Buffet Dinner for the ‘Starz’

Hard Rock Hotel Starz Diner

Head over to Hard Rock Hotel in Kuta for a special buffet dinner at their Starz Diner Restaurant. Specials of Pork Belly and Roast Chinese BBQ Duck. To add to the evenings entertainment there will be a free tarot card and palm reader for those coming to dine (7-9pm).
Price for the buffet is IDR 325,000++/person, or IDR 580,000++/person including free flow beer, selected cocktails, soft drink and chilled juice.

Hard Rock Hotel Bali
A : Jalan Pantai, Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta
T : +62 361 761 869
W : bali.hardrockhotels.net

Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner at Discovery Hotel

Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel

Celebrate Chinese New Year at The Pond Restaurant of Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, with a delicious Seafood Buffet whilst being entertained by the Barong Sai Dance and spectacular fireworks will guarantee a spectacle – in true Chinese New Years eve tradition. Reunite with all family with their special promotion pay 4 get 5.

Price for the event is Rp. 325.000++/ person, on Chinese New Years Eve (27 Jan), 7pm-10.30pm.

Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
Jalan Karika Plaza, South Kuta Beach
+62 361 751 067

Fusion Feast at Padma Legian 

Padma Legian

It’s two nights of feasting at Padma Legian’s Donbiu Restaurant: on Friday, 27 January, enjoy a fusion of Chinese and Indonesian cuisine at their tropical BBQ Buffet Dinner, with live acoustic. On Saturday, 28 January, enjoy a full Chinese Buffet Dinner with barong performance, live acoustic music, and happy hour from 7-9pm.

Both dinners are priced at IDR 362,000+ per person

Padma Resort Legian
Jalan Padma No.1, Legian
+62 361 752 111 #1511


Sintesa Jimbaran

Angin Angin at Sintesa

Hainanese Chicken Rice at Angin Angin It’s the Year of the Rooster and the Angin-Angin Restaurant at Sintesa Jimbaran is celebrating this with a special chicken menu! Although the national dish of Singapore, Hainanese Chicken Rice is a dish inspired by the Hainan region in Southern China, whose migrants brought and adapted the traditional, hearty recipe. An aromatic chicken dish, with broth cooked rice and soup, it’s satisfying fill for anyone. Enjoy the Hainanese Chicken Rice, steamed or roasted at Angin-Angin this Chinese New Year

Price for a package (4 people) is IDR 399,000 (nett), including free flow Chinese Tea. Available 20 January- 7 February.

Sintesa Jimbaran
A : Jalan Kencana No.1 Jimbaran
T : +62 361 472
W : www.thesintesajimbaran.com


Eating for Luck at Intercontinental Resort

Intercontinental Jimbaran

Intercontinental has a prepared a Yee Sang Prosperity New Year’s Eve Dinner at their Taman Gita Terrace from 7pm onwards, featuring a smorgasbord of food believed to bring luck, health and happiness for the year. From traditional Crab and Corn Scallion, Century Eggs, assorted dim sum with wongko, gyoza and more. Of course, a live-station cooking three-types of noodles is there – as noodles represent a long life! – served with a choice Jimbaran seafood, sliced chicken, beef, pork and more. You will be entertained by a Chinese Lion Dance incorporating the acrobatic martial art movements of ‘Wushu’.

The Chinese New Year Eve Dinner is priced at IDR 546,000++/per person, or IDR 756,000++/per person with selected cocktails and house wine. The Intercontinental will also be holding an event on 28 January 2017, ‘Spirit of Bali’, with lighting of flying lanterns, traditional Balinese cuisine and 3 sacred dance rituals.

Intercontinental Bali Resort
A : Jalan Uluwatu 45, Jimbaran
T : +62 361 701888
W : www.bali.intercontinental.com


Manisan Bali

Manisan Bali Ubud Alaya

The Golden Age at Manisan Restaurant For a truly unique Chinese New Year experience, why not spend it in dining among the rice fields of Ubud, in the culinary theatre of Mansian Restaurant. Enjoy a 3-course set menu, including a specially prepared cocktail, and be entertained by a dance performance.

This Journey of the Golden Age dinner will be on Chinese New Year Day, starting from 7pm. It will start at 7.30pm and is priced at IDR 300,000++ per person.

Manisan Bali
A : Jalan Hanoman, Ubud
T : +62 361 8468933
W : www.manisanbali.com


Forbidden City Dinner at Ji

Ji at Bale Sutra Tugu Bali

How about dining in an authentic 311-year old Kang Xi period temple; hard to have a more authentic Chinese experience here in Bali. Well, in Tugu Bali’s Ji at Bale Sutra 1706 you can be sure any experience will be authentic. You’re invited to dine as an emperor in an extravagant setting of the Forbidden City, featuring a procession of eunuchs in colourful clothes and masks, singing with music. What’s more, your dinner will be served on lavish antique silver and Ming style tableware.

The dinner is available from 18-30 January 2017, bookings should be made 24 hours in advance. The price of the dinner is IDR 590,000 ++/ per pax.

Ji Restaurant at Hotel Tugu Bali
A : Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu
T : +62 361 4731701
W : www.jibalesutra.com

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