Being a top tourist destination in Indonesia, Bali has a wide range of restaurants that serves from local Balinese cuisine to international flavors to suit everyone.
Since usually, time is limited with so many places to visit in Bali and so many things to do in Bali too, it can be daunting to think whether you have the time to sample all the best restaurants as well!
Balinese cuisine is top-notch among the Indonesian various cuisines. It is a blend of Indonesian, Chinese and Indian, making it a unique yet delicious combination.
Rice is the staple here but you can be sure to find other types of main meals as it has customized to the influx of tourists. Famous Balinese food includes lawar (chopped coconut, garlic, chili with pork/chicken blood), Bebek betutu (duck stuffed with spices wrapped in coconut leaves and then cooked inside embers), Balinese sate (spiced mince meat on stick) and Babi guling (spit-roasted pig stuffed with spices).
Besides that, Bali is also dotted with a wide selection of international restaurants that are notable for delicious food and well-mixed drinks. Therefore you may take a respite once in a while from the local cuisine and indulge in these if your stay in Bali is long enough for you to get bored.
Since there are so many restaurants to choose from in Bali, we have come out with our take on what is the Top 5 Best Restaurants in Bali for you to enjoy before the time runs out during your visit.
Fair Warung Bale, Ubud
All travelers who came to this restaurant rave about its delicious food and that is the most important for a restaurant. Here you will find local Balinese fare with a mix of a few other Asian selections. The owner and staff are known for their friendliness while the food is known for quality and freshness.
Bebek Bengil, Ubud
Known as the dirty duck diner, this place is famous for of course the duck. Bebek is the Indonesian name for duck and here they cook it in few ways. You can order smoked duck or crispy duck to suit your palate. The duck also comes with accompaniments to complement your food and they are a tasty bunch Indonesian style, especially the sambal (chili condiment).
Naughty Nuri Warung and Grill, Ubud
Here is where you get your grill fix, everything from racks of ribs to burgers to grilled pork. A place for pork lovers while being reasonably priced. Not exactly a fancy restaurant but the warung (stall) style eating can lend to a kind of setting too. Another bonus is that the Margarita here is surprisingly good as well.
Dulang Cafe, Kuta
Most travelers come here for their authentic and delicious Indonesian food. Food that people enjoyed here are the nasi campur (rice with various dishes), sate (meat on stick), nasi goreng (fried rice), mi goreng (fried noodles), spring rolls, sop buntot (oxtail soup) and curry chicken. That said, their international offerings are also up to standard, such as their greek salad or the club sandwich. On top of it, the ambiance is good for cooling down and relaxation.
Jimbaran Seafood Dinner
This is not exactly one restaurant per say but definitely one of the things you must do in Jimbaran anyway before sunset to get a table at one of the many restaurants that line up by the beach. The ambiance here is amazing as you dine and watch the sunset over the horizon in spectacular hues of orange and purple. The seafood here is generally delicious albeit a bit pricey, take your time strolling and peeking at the menu before deciding on which restaurant to eat.