I’ve been travelling quite a bit during the second half of this year, so I thought I’d share about my trip to Bali before flying off to Paris this weekend.
The first time I went to Bali was many years ago and to be honest, I couldn’t remember much of it. This time round, I did some research online and I managed to try quite a few places when I was there. After three days of nonstop eating, all I can say is Bali has an amazing dining scene. There are so many fantastic restaurants, I can’t wait to go back again next year!
Here is a list of 10 places to eat in Seminyak, Bali.
Travelling is just another excuse for me to eat more.
Naughty Nuri’s Warung
Warung: a street side food stall or hole-in-the-wall joint in Indonesia.
Naughty Nuri’s Warung is famous for its pork ribs, with many people calling it the place to go for the best pork ribs in Seminyak. Prices are much higher than the usual Warungs, and it caters mainly for tourists as the prices are too expensive for locals.
Besides the famous pork ribs (Rp 85,000/SGD$12), Naughty Nuri’s Warung also has appetisers like nachos, salads, sandwiches; and other BBQ items like Pork Chops (Rp 85,000/SGD$12), and Grilled Chicken (Rp 49.000/SGD$7).
Even though I have not tried all the pork ribs in Bali, this is easily one of the best pork ribs that I’ve tasted in my life.
Jalan Batubelig 41 Kerobokan Kelod
Kuta Bali Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 847 6722
(3 min walk from Grand Balisani Suites)
If you like pork ribs, Warung Wahaha at Jalan Sunset road is definitely another place you should go to.
Jalan Sunset Road
Barat No.1689 Seminyak
Tel: +62 361 886 9858
Ultimo Italian Restaurant
I like Ultimo. It serves pretty decent Italian food at reasonable prices.
While there are online reviews saying that Ultimo at the popular (read: touristy) Laksmana area is overrated and disappointing, I had a good experience there, and I’d definitely go back again when I revisit Seminyak.
Jalan Laksmana 104 Oberoi
Tel: +62 361 738 720
Rumours restaurant belongs under the same management as Ultimo, and it follows the same formula of serving relatively decent Western food at very affordable prices. A 200g tenderloin is available for Rp 66,000 (SGD$9.5). The prices range from Rp 52,000 (SGD$7/5) for a simple Chicken Schnitzel to Rp 135,000 (SGD$18.7) for Wagyu beef.
Be prepared to wait for a table.
Jalan Laksmana 100 Oberoi
Tel: +62 361 738 721
Another highlight of our trip was the visit to Sardine Restaurant. I’d go so far as to say that it is one of the best restaurants in Seminyak, Bali.
Sardine is a terrific restaurant. It serves good food consisting of mainly fish and seafood, and the restaurant comes with an excellent view of rice fields.
Lunch is slightly more affordable; main courses are around Rp 70,000 (SGD$10!!!). For dinner, the prices range from Rp 65,000 (SGD$9.3) for an appetiser to Rp 140,000 (SGD$20) for a main course.
Definitely a must-visit in Seminyak.
Jalan Petitinget 21 Kerobokan
Tel: +62 361 843 6111
Metis and Sardine are probably the biggest names in the fine dining end of the restaurant spectrum in Seminyak. Like Sardine, Metis also has an amazing view of rice paddies.
Jalan Petitenget 6 Kerobokan
Tel: +62 361 847 5481
Made’s Warung was highly recommended for local Indonesian food, and while the food was decent and reasonably priced (by Seminyak’s standard), it wasn’t life changing. I can just say that I’ve been to Made’s Warung since it is an institution in Bali, but I definitely don’t need to go back again.
That said, the courtyard restaurant is a nice place to try the local food (prices range from Rp 40,000/$5.8 to Rp 60,000/$8.6).
Jalan Raya Basangkasa
Tel: + 62 361 732130
Pak Malen Babi Guling
As this was a short trip, I just wanted to bum around, so we didn’t venture out of Seminyak. Since we couldn’t try the best Babi Guling in Ubud, we had to make do with what we could find. I was told Pak Malen is one of the better places serving Babi Guling in Seminyak.
5 Jalan Sunset Road
Seminyak Bali, Indonesia
Ku De Ta Bali
Ku De Ta on the beach-front of Seminyak is by far the most happening place in the area. When you mention Seminyak, Ku De Ta immediately comes to mind.
They have a different menu for lunch and dinner. Naturally, the lunch menu is slightly more affordable with mains like Beef Sirloin Cheeseburger (Rp 110,000/SGD$16), and Smoked Salmon Risotto (Rp 130,000/SGD$18.7).
For dinner, it has more options: start with an entree like Salmon Carpaccio (Rp 150,000/SGD$21); have a Roasted Pork Loin (Rp 290,000/SGD$41.8) or Roasted Veal Fillet (Rp 330,000/SGD$47.6); and end off the meal with a Creme Brulee (Rp 110,000/SGD$16).
I’ve received so many emails asking me about the pancakes on my blog’s masthead last month. So there you have it, the Ricotta Hotcakes (Rp 70,000/SGD$10) and Eggs Benedict (Rp 75,000/SGD$10.8) from Ku De Ta Bali.
It was a great experience and I remember thinking that I was glad that we went there. Without a doubt, Ku De Ta is the must-go place in Bali.
And lastly, we have Warung Italia.
The restaurant is another place to have cheap and decent Italian food. Pastas are as cheap as Rp 30,000 (SGD$4.3) and you can get a pizza for Rp 45,000 (SGD$6.5).
While the food is nothing special, it is a good place to have a meal if you are on a budget.
Jalan Kunti road
No. 2 Seminyak
Tel: +62 361 737 437
What are your must-eats in Seminyak Bali? With so many cheap flights to Bali from Singapore, there’s really no excuse for not going on a weekend getaway. Get a nice Villa in Bali and have a good time with your loved ones!
hey there! could you do a guide on hongkong too? such as the best tea restaurants/dim sum places to go to!
yay yay HK as well! =)) thanks in advance =)) i can’t wait to fly there on 4th dec!
@sy and @hw: I actually have written on HK before, but of course it’s not as extensive as I’d like it to be. But you can read it for reference: https://www.ladyironchef.com/2010/12/10-things-to-do-eat-in-hong-kong/ and https://www.ladyironchef.com/2010/10/hong-kong-weekend-getaway/
PARIS!!! Land of wine and cheese!! Dun forget to take foodie pics!! I duno about u…but the amount of money i might spend there actually kills me even when i haven’t even been there yet..lol
i dropped by your website and fall in love with it in an instant
anyway, i just want to suggest that, babi kuling is actually babi guling aka suckling pig
For your next trip, I can recommend you some more good eatery places in Bali
(I’m Indonesian and have lived in Bali for a while last year)
Be happy to share it with u
I am a Singaporean living in Bali around the Seminyak area, and I must honestly say your recommendations are not entirely great.
This just seems like a list of ten places you ate at in Seminyak. For example:” I can just say that I’ve been to Made’s Warung since it is an institution in Bali, but I definitely don’t need to go back again.”. Does this sound like a review of the 10 places TO eat in Seminyak (which carry a re-commendatory connotation) or a commentary on the locations you visited.
Beyond this, there are other places in Seminyak more deserving. I.E. Warung Sulawesi Opposite of Warung Eropa, Warung Batavia near Jln Kunti, Bali Catering Company, & such.
The main point is this; if you wanted to write a list of ten places you could eat in bali then you could just directed us to the yellow pages/tripadvisor site. Nonetheless, if you wanted to write a list of ten places to eat in bali worth reading, you would have wrote a list of places worth visiting. So in conclusion, which ever means you chose to write your article, just do it right.
It’s Babi Guling *which literally means suckling pig* not Babi Kuling. haha
Anyways, if you want more info about more local dishes in Bali, please do contact me
Indonesian food are so interesting to try and explore!
definitely going to try sardines next week during my month-long trip in bali!
after looking at those picture makes me feel like taking a break to bali.
is there any good resort in Seminyak?
Try Potato Head Beach Club next time you go Bali too! It’s kinda like a Ku De Ta, but better
Thanks for your recommendations too! Helped me during my trip there =)
Try Babylon Warung in sunset road in front of dealer yamaha semangat catur merta, the food is very delicious with 10% discount off.
AHA this article is a nice joke!! You know where the best restaurant of Seminyak is??? The Pearl French restaurant located in double six street is literally the best place to eat in Seminyak and Bali!!!
Well I have to agree that warung made is the least fave to go.. There are more plenty places to eat in seminyak… if u want german food, try mama’s at legian nearby to all the club n bali ground zero… bug portions n worth of the price. I think wahaha is better than nuri’s. Babi guling candra in teuku umar, denpasar is better than pak malen. If ure muslim, try ibu weti chikcen rice (chicken version of babi guling). Please b there b4 9 am as it . will be sold out afterwards.
Why not try eat on Warung Petit at Oberoi, Jalan Kayu Cendana No. 7A? This restaurant will give you special taste of every food.
thanks anyway for the information about Bali’s finest dining. gonna check it soon.
EATWELL in KUTA!
Perhaps you should update this entry with more details. The writeup on Metis is so brief – i have no idea what sort of food they serve or what is the price range like or whether the food is any good. i know if i dig around the internet i’ll find it eventually but this entry sets itself to be a one-stop list of all the great things in seminyak – it was so promising at first but it felt like the author got bored and decided not to write very much.
I was really surprised based n your article i went to Warung Pizza Italia i love its lasagna ..
FEB. 16TH. 2014
NO DATES ON YOUR POSTING BUT THATS O.K. WE ARE COMING TO BALI TO EAT, MY PARTNER AND ME. WE LIVE IN NORTHEAST THAILAND ON A RICE FARM AND I,M SICK OF EATING THE SAME FOOD ALL THE TIME, NO MATTER WERE WE EAT. WE ARE IN A NON TOURIST AREA.
WE ARE GOING TO BE EATING EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE, I’M HUNGRY AND LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FOOD. THANKS.
I do NOT recommend warung italia, I have been there twice and i was really sick, if you want to eat good italian in Bali you should try rolling fork in jalan kunti or Marzano for pizzas… I also agree with John, The pearl is one of the best restaurants in the area, their cocktails are amazing too!
This list is ridiculous! What about Mummasam, Sarong, Warung Kolega, Watercress, Revolver etc!
Ugh if you disagree with the list then write one of your own!