Chinese New Year Treats

Dining | Written By, Edward Speirs |

Celebrating Lunar New Year in Bali is something not to be missed, especially with Bali restaurants serving up tantalising dishes prepared to bring you abundance, health, prosperity and all other good things for the year of the Fire Monkey.


FIRE restaurant

In true W Retreat style, expect a fully indulgent Chinese buffet menu to take over FIRE Restaurant. This special dinner will be taking place on Chinese New Year Eve, Sunday 7 February 2016, and will feature an array of oriental delicacies. Expect Chinese salads, seafood, and a whole Chinese Roast Station alongside the usual favourites served up at FIRE

FIRE Restaurant at W Retreat and Spa Bali
Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak
+62 361 4738 106


The Puhu Restaurant & Lounge

The Puhu Restaurant & Lounge

Located on the top floor overlooking the Padma Resort Ubud’s expansive infinity swimming pool and gardens, boasting panoramic 180-degree views across the bamboo forest and out to the terraced rice paddies beyond, The Putu Restaurant & Lounge is spreading its Chinese New Year Buffet Dinner. Delectable Chinese as well as Indonesian delicacies will be specially prepared by Executive Chef Ketut Sumerta for you to indulge in.

The Putu Restaurant & Lounge
Banjar Carik, Desa Puhu, Payangan, Ubud
+62 361 301 1111


Benkay Restaurant

Benkay Restaurant

To bring good fortune for the year ahead, join in the Chinese custom of tossing a plate of Yu Sheng or prosperity salad at Grand Nikko Bali’s Benkay Restaurant. During this traditional celebration, everyone must gather around the table and toss shredded bits of raw fish and vegetables into the air while exclaiming auspicious wishes. As eating dumplings on New Year’s Day is also thought to bring luck, Benkay will also feature Japanese Gyoza with homemade sauce.

Benkay Restaurant at Grand Nikko
Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua
+62 361 773 377




Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort will celebrate Chinese New Year in Feast, the resort’s all-day dining venue with a vibrant open-kitchen that overlooks Kuta Beach, with a special buffet menu that includes favourite Chinese dishes that range from salads (Yusheng salad, Chinese chicken salad, and more), carvery (Cantonese roasted Peking duck, five-spice roasted pork belly, and more), hot dishes (steamed fish, longevity noodle, and more), and desserts.

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


Kwee Zeen

Kwee Zeen

The Year of the Monkey is coming and New Year is much better when shared with your family and loved ones. Kwee Zeen, the renowned Pan-Asian restaurant turns all-Chinese with specialties and favourites for the occasion. Dimsum, Szechuan-inspired dishes and desserts will be available throughout the eve and the New Year’s Day.

Kwee Zeen at Sofitel Bali
BTDC Complex Lot N5, Nusa Dua
+62 361 849 2888


Ru Yi

Ru Yi Restaurant

Join Ru Yi Chinese Fine Dining Restaurant for a special ‘Experience China’ event this Lunar New Year. This unique lunch with feature free flow oriental cocktails, a dragon show dance, Chinese craft for kids and 2 different lunch menus that feature authentic Chinese dishes that include Braised Abalone, steamed Hong Kong style fish and much more. With Awarta Nusa Dua Resort’s 12th Century Peranakan style and design, this is a truly fitting venue for a Chinese New Year to remember.

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


Romeos Bar and Grillery

Romeos Bar and Grillery

If a Chinese dinner isn’t for you, and you’d prefer to get a little wild to bring in this lunar new year, you’ll be glad to hear that Romeos Bar and Grillery in Legian is getting extra festive with their event “Drunken Monkey”. Whilst still celebrating the year of the monkey, this event takes a little different turn with buy 1 get 1 free Smirnoff cocktails all night long and live music to accompany this 8 February 2016. They’ll also be serving up a special Hong Kong Roasted Duck, complete with your choice of sides, traditional kailan vegetables and orange and steak sauce for those true Asian flavours.

Romeos at Ossotel
Jalan Padma Utara, Legian
+62 361 754122 


Banyan Tree

Banyan Tree

This Lunar New Year, Banyan Tree Ungasan has a special treat for all discerning gourmands. Chef Choi Sek On, World Champion Shanghai Chef from Banyan Tree Macau has been invited to craft an exquisite 4-course Chinese New Year dinner. This is a fine dining dinner with the perfect Asian twist; expect Scallop with Black Truffle, Chicken Soup with Morel, Braised Australian Abalone with Mushroom Egg Noodle, and Sweetened Coconut Milk bird’s Nest. With delightful traditional flavours to enjoy, you’ll certainly be feeling the Lunar New Year cheer.

Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali
Jl. Melasti, Banjar Kelod Ungasan, Bali
+62 361 300 7000

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