For dinner, Bali’s internationally-inspired dining scene offers everything from glamorous fine dining to funky cafes and local Indonesian warung eating houses – enough to cater for all different taste buds. Brimming with bold flavours and fabulous ambience, each of the dining establishments we have listed here tributes to the joy of gathering around the table with your loved ones at night time.


a kuta gem

Since 1973 Poppies Restaurant has been serving its steady flow of international diners with the delights of fresh seafood and exquisite Indonesian – as well as international – dishes beneath a canopy of flowers, amidst pools and waterfalls. For almost four decades the restaurant has welcomed visitors and friends from around the world to these hanging gardens of Kuta, offering them calming respite from the ever- increasing hustle and bustle beyond its walls. Its current menu includes several house favourites that remain as popular today as when the restaurant introduced them in 1973.

Poppies Restaurant
Poppies Lane 1 – south end of Jalan Legian, Kuta
+62 361 751 059


Grill at a Whole New Level

After taking some time off getting a makeover, the new Dava Bar & Grill Restaurant is now taking Bali’s seafood grill and steak house experience to a whole new level. Dava’s Grill Menu section features satisfying culinary works of art such as the grain-fed, 200-day aged Stockyard Gold Striploin, a perfectly marbled Stockyard Silver Label Wagyu Tenderloin, Australian Lamb Chops, and Canadian Lobster. Each dish may be complemented by an extensive selection of side dishes including Truffle Mash Potato, Double Baked Cheese Potato, Creamy Spinach with Parmesan and Tempura Onion Rings. Dava’s house specialty is Roasted Boneless Suckling Pig, served with an inventive Jung Papaya Salad, steamed rice and flavourful BBQ sauce.

Dava Bar & Grill Restaurant at Ayana Resort & Spa Bali
Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran
+62 361 70 2222


a naturally chic affair

After the sun sets, the lights inside The Restaurant at The Legian Bali dim as well. Dinner at this venue is a naturally chic affair, enhanced by the shimmering infinity pool view and the resort’s in-house pianist. Against this elegant backdrop, The Restaurant offers perennial pleasures like its Lombok sashimi, Wagyurib-eye, tamarind and chilli braised octopus. Or, go native with the weekly-changing, wine-paired ‘Discovery’ menu focusing on locally sourced ingredients.

The Restaurant at The Legian Bali
Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak Beach, Seminyak
+62 361 730 622


for the love of prawn

If you fancy a nicely-done prawn for dinner then you should make a reservation at the Waterfall Restaurant at Ayodya Resort Bali, where you can have a taste of the Balinese PepesUdang, grilled prawn wrapped in banana leaf with delightful Balinese spices, chilli, tomato, leek, and ginger served with steamed rice. Enjoy your beautifully-cooked prawn while being serenaded by the equally beautiful voices of the Batak Quartet (except on Tuesday).

Waterfall Restaurant at Ayodya Resort Bali
Jalan Pantai Mengiat, Kawasan Pariwisata BTDC, Nusa Dua
+62 361 77 11 02


fusion flavours

A new delicious addition to the island’s dining scene, Di Abing brings the Seminyak ambiance to the hilly Ubud. The new restaurant, standing high above the pool and Ubud’s naturally scenic surroundings, dishes up exciting fusion flavours with the kind of plating that you can also feast your eyes on. For a delightful dinner at Di Abing you can try the restaurant’s Seabass Ceviche with sweetcorn, sweet potato, wakame coriander, and pepper; or the favourite Smoked Duck and Quinoa Salad with watercress, fresh asparagus, radish, tomato, and honey lime dressing.

Di Abing at Chapung se Bali Resort and Spa
Jalan Raya Sebali, Desa Keliki, Ubud
+62 361 8989 102



Unravel the precious gem within Awarta, Ru Yi, an authentic Chinese fine dining that is translated as ‘continuous happiness’. With the warm eclectic ambience, Ru Yi will take you to a mini China Town. Top notch premium Chinese delicacies such as bird’s nest soup, sea cucumber, and the world renowned Abalone are served at Ru Yi especially for you. The restaurant’s two private dining rooms are also available, just the perfect space to gather family and loved ones for the evening.

Ru Yi at Awarta Nusa Dua Luxury Villas & Spa
BTDC Complex Lot NW 2 & 3, Nusa Dua
+62 361 773 300



Every Thursday at AlilaSeminyak you can indulge in original bites from around the world, street market style! Tuck into tacos, lamb pies, peking duck pancakes, sushi and martabak while kicking back at The Beach Bar, watching blue skies take on stunning sunset hues. And though the pop-up food stalls offer the wide selection of street food dishes in an obvious Alila style, the resort only uses local ingredients and products to create the menu. On the food stalls, you can customise the ingredients and spiciness level of your food as it’s being prepared right in front of you. Afterwards, you can go back to chilling out by the pool and have more cocktails under the blanket of stars!

Street Market at Alila Seminyak
Jalan Taman Ganesha No. 9, Petitenget
+62 361 3021 888


porcini delights

Loved by gourmands and chefs for their intense flavour, porcini mushrooms are considered by connoisseurs to be the king of the mushroom. Throughout this month, Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort is paying homage to porcini at the resort’s Bene Italian Kitchen to bring this distinctive produce to table. You can dine from two menus packed with pleasures, from pizza and pasta, to desserts that put porcini centre stage. The degustation menu, with or without wine pairings, features elegant dishes, such as cream of lobster and mushroom soup with porcini and button mushroom ragout, sea bass with porcini mushroom sauce, and chocolate tart with porcini ice cream.

Bene at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta
+62 361 846 5555


cultured culinary

Ubud Adventure Centre’s Yanies Restaurant in Kedewatan has launched the “Taste of Bali,” an uplifting evening of authentic Balinese dining that also features a Balinese Dance performance by Gita Mahardika Dance Troop. With their debut last month, the fascinating culinary-cultural evening highlights the Balinese set menu dinner that comprises of dishes normally served during a Balinese ceremony. A slow gamelan music arrangement will mark the start of your Balinese feast at the restaurant. As your meal progresses, both the dynamic and graceful Balinese dances will light up the evening, adding to the authenticity of the whole real Bali experience at the restaurant.

Yanies Restaurant at Ubud Adventure Centre
Jalan Raya Kedewatan II, Ubud
+62 361 8989 777



Stylish and über-chic, Ju-Ma-Na at the Banyan Tree Ungasan enlivens your taste buds with its avant-garde menu that comprises of fine ingredients and distinctive flavours. The immaculate fine dining cliff-top restaurant – complete with a stylish sisha bar, lounge, and an exceptional wine cellar – is intended to create an unparalleled gourmet experience in an ultra-glamorous setting, and the menu definitely breathes excellence. Each of Ju-Ma-Na’s dishes is art on a plate – it tastes as great as it is presented. And as a prelude to your meal, you are invited to wash your hands in a beautiful golden bowl filled with rose-scented water. It is indeed a lovely, little cleansing ceremony.

Ju-Ma-Na at Banyan Tree Ungasan
Jalan Melasti, Banjar Kelod, Ungasan
+62 361 300 7000


spanish flair

With five establishments in Australia, MoVida is the proven leader of Spanish cuisine throughout the country and has now established its first overseas outlet in Bali. Combining MoVida’s blend of traditional and modern Spanish cuisine and Potato Head’s signature aesthetic with the island’s tropical surrounding, MoVida in Bali showcases the best of its parent companies while presenting brand-new ideas and concepts when it opened at the start of 2016. The MoVida Bali menu takes inspiration from its new island location and climate, whilst retaining the Spanish character it is renowned for. Local Balinese producers are currently growing ingredients native to Spain especially for MoVida Bali, a move that blends the restaurant’s commitment to authenticity and its appreciation for its new location.

MoVida Bali at The Katamama
Jalan Petitenget 51B, Seminyak
+62 361 302 9999


new japanese twist

Padma Resort Legian has opened its newly-refurbished TENKAI Japanese Restaurant, a venue where Japanese food enthusiasts from all ages and nationalities, even first timer, can experience the kind of food they most appreciate. At the new TENKAI, you will find a fusion of Japanese menu items, with Baked Oyster and Grilled Lobster as the highlight. Experience a new twist in Japanese dining from Masahiko Morikawa, Executive Japanese Chef of Padma Resort Legian, with a wide range of comfort food from sushi, sashimi, bento box and the exquisite multi-course Kaiseki menu from the land of the rising sun.

TENKAI at Padma Resort Legian
Jalan Padma No. 1, Legian
+62 361 752 111


homage to quality italian cuisine

Awarded as the ‘Best Hotel Restaurant in the World’ by International Food & Beverage Forum, ‘Best Top 10 Great Hotel Restaurant’ by Villeroy & Boch Award in 2011, and ‘Asia’s Top 500 Finest Restaurants’ by The Miele Guide in 2013, Il Ristorante is situated next to a water feature and ornamental lake. The restaurant features an open-air bale-style structure and pays homage to traditional Italian cuisine in an elegantly suggestive atmosphere suffused with soft light. Open in the evening only, with seating only for 36 guests, Italian Chef de Cuisine Nicola Russo brings creative reinterpretations of classic dishes of the Italian tradition to the table, where quality ingredients imported from Italy are combined perfectly with local organic produce. The wine list also features an excellent selection of the most prized Italian wines.

Il Ristorante at Bulgari Resort Bali
Jalan Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Uluwatu
+62 361 847 1000


japanese chinese fusion

The latest venture of Hotel Tugu Bali, JI at Bale Sutra restaurant is the place where, no matter the choice of entry, a culinary aficionado’s dreams will be fulfilled in the selection of dishes that celebrate Japanese traditions fused with Chinese as well as other exotic cultural influences. You can feast on a meal such as the delectable Maki Rolls, the crab and fennel Wakame Salad, the Pork Belly with sweet potato, ginger and scallion, and the Zaru soba with seared scallops, and ikura salmon eggs and bonito flakes. Prior to your dinner, you can sip the restaurant’s signature Hatsumomo cocktail—a delectable blend of Shochu, white peach, green tea, white pepper and lime—as the sun begins to set somewhere far beyond the horizon.

JI at Hotel Tugu Bali
Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu
+62 361 4731 701


balinese tapas

Winner of numerous awards, Raja’s Balinese Restaurant at Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa has been known to offer authentic Balinese cuisine within a Balinese royal setting. Here you can delight in the restaurant’s Balinese Tapas that showcases a harmony of taste, colour and texture achieved by blending herbs and spices to invite natural tastes which appeal to the senses as well as to the palate. With items such as Braised Beef Cheek with Balinese spices, Crispy White Bait with Papaya Salad, Grilled Duck Leg with Betutu Spice and many more scrumptious dishes, the kitchen team at Raja’s applies the very best of Bali’s unique culinary offerings with many recipes dating back generations from the local culinary master’s ancestry passed down from generation to generation.

Raja’s Balinese Restaurant at Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa
Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua Lot North 4, Nusa Dua
+62 361 771 210


enhanced flavours of the archipelago

The Warung experience is now enhanced and restyled, transforming beyond a great place to eat into a must-visit culinary destination for local and international foodies and tourists as well as acclaimed chefs. Fans of The Warung will be delighted to know that at its heart remains a celebration of Indonesian cuisine, each dish offering a journey into the region’s rich variety of exotic flavours, exquisitely crafted to satisfy the palates. You can continue to enjoy Indonesia’s most popular traditional dishes and modern interpretations from a refreshed menu that features new signature dishes that include Ayam Betutu, Nasi Liwet, and Babi Panggang.

The Warung at Alila Villas Uluwatu
Jalan Belimbing Sari, Banjar Tambiyak, Desa Pecatu, Uluwatu
+62 361 8482166


rich island tastiness

Founded and run by Henry Bloem, a Balinese celebrity chef, Bloem’sWaroeng has put Kedonganan area near Jimbaran on the radar of culinary enthusiasts. Serving the authentic tastes and cookings of Bali as its home island, the restaurant’s pork selection such as BabiKecap, IgaBabiMenyatNyat, and IgaBabiGoreng have garnered excellent reviews from satisfied diners. Alternatively, you can check with your friendly server at the restaurant for the delectable Bloem’sWaroeng Dinner Package.

Bloem’s Waroeng
Jalan Toyaning No.5, Kedonganan
+62 361 4724 720


daily fresh catch

The brand new Tidbit Food Factory in Ubud showcases the natural flavours of the freshest ingredients, and all sauces, dressings, pastries and desserts are house-made. The restaurant’s Chef, Resky, has created an appetising menu that comprises a selection of tapas such as Grilled Octopus, Tuna Tartare, and Tunisian Fish Cakes – a perfect start of your perfect meal here. Tidbit’s daily fresh catch includes an array of choices ranging from Mediterranean Seafood Stew and Fish Kebab.

Tidbit Food Factory
Jalan Raya Pengosekan 108, Ubud
+62 361 908 1382


the meeting venue

Bale Banjar Restaurant and Bar, the latest addition to the dining outlet of Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant and Villas in Ubud, offers an exotic and wide selection of cuisines that range from contemporary western and authentic Asian fusion food with itsspecialties in mix barbecue and salmon. Meaning the “meeting venue” in Balinese, this restaurant serves your food in a secluded garden by the pool, adding to that magical feel for your Ubud dining experience. Come as early as 4pm, and indulge in the restaurant’s afternoon while soaking the countryside atmosphere before continuing to your dinner at 6pm.

Bale Banjar Restaurant and Bar
Jalan Raya Goa Gajah, Br. Teges Peliatan, Ubud
+62 361 970 388

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