Biku—known for its traditional Indonesian classics and afternoon tea—is one of our all-time favourite Indonesian restaurants in Seminyak, Bali. While the naysayers may argue that Biku is touristy and only caters to the foreigners, the food and ambience are excellent; it is a place that we always visit every time we are in Bali.
Opened throughout the day, the restaurant is also a tea lounge during the day where ladies love to gather for afternoon tea with cakes and a wide array of tea selections from China, India and Indonesia. Their lunch and dinner menus are primarily inspired by Indonesian flavours but Biku does not shy away from infusing international culinary influences either.
Set in a 150-year-old teak joglo (Javanese wooden house), Biku blends rustic style with luxury—think wooden pillars, glistening chandeliers, vintage dark reddish brown furniture and heavy drapes in red.
Lighting is dim at night and candles are placed on every table to create a lovely, romantic ambience for diners. The setting is perfect for a dinner date or even family dinner with your loved ones.
Biku makes wonderful Indonesian classics and one item you should order from the a la carte menu is their Nasi Campur A’la Biku (RP55,000/ S$5.50). The filling dish came with rice, two types of vegetables, shredded spicy chicken, spicy egg, beef rendang, satay lilit chicken, tofu and tempe.
We were addicted to the juicy shredded spicy chicken and satay lilit chicken which came with a hint of lemongrass flavour. If you are someone who can take spicy, mix all the side dishes with their homemade chilli sauce because Nasi Campur tastes best with Indonesian chilli!
Another dish that left a great impression on us was the Nasi Goreng Special (RP48,000/ S$4.80). It is an Indonesian-style fried rice and the one at Biku comes with chicken sate, krupuk and fried egg. It is a simpler dish compared to the Nasi Campur A’la Biku but we enjoyed the fragrant fried rice just the same.
Other Indonesian dishes to look forward to are Mixed Sate (RP55,000/ S$5.50), Babi Kecap (RP60,000/ S$6.60) and Mie Goreng (RP43,000/ S$4.30). For variety, Biku also offers Western mains such as burgers and sandwiches.
Jl. Petitenget No.888
Seminyak, Kuta Utara
Tel: +62 851-0057-0888
Daily: 8am – 11pm
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