Splurge Restaurants in Bali
Collected by Hannah Wijana, AFAR Local Expert
Over the past few years Bali's foodie scene has grown exponentially. World-class chefs have made the island their home and are wowing diners from the resort areas of the south to Ubud's explosion of exciting new restaurants. However, Bali's up-scale restaurants seem to have one thing in common that sets them apart from other Asian food hubs...heart. Dishes are created with love and soul from local ingredients that burst with the colors and flavors of the island.
Jl. Petitenget No.6, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
As well as being one of the best restaurants in Bali, Metis also has a gallery/shop full of amazing antiques from around Asia. The range of items in the collection is broad, but the buyers choose only the most unique and finely crafted objects so...
Jl. Kayu Aya No.72, Seminyak, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
It's hard to stand out in such a fancy crowd in Seminyak, but Chandi most certainly does. Its stylish interior and 8 meter hand-carved bar are gorgeous but also cozy. The food doesn't disappoint either. Owner and Head Chef Agung Nugroho cooked in...
Villa Kama Kandara, Jalan Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80362, Indonesia
Di Mare really takes the cake when it comes to best views, although it does feel a bit like you might disappear off the edge before the appetizers arrive. It's a great romantic spot and is lovely for lunch, but of course most people like to arrive...
Pantai Petitenget, Jalan Kayu Aya, Kerobokan, Kuta Utara, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
One of the first upscale beach restaurants on the well-developed stretch of Seminyak beach (and now one of several fine Italian options in the area), La Lucciola draws crowds to its beautiful frangipani-tree-scented beachfront to enjoy...
Everything about this hotel, from its beachfront locale to the sweeping terraces and sliding-glass doors, is aimed at maximizing views of Bali’s most sought-after shoreline. Local stone and wood put an Indonesian twist on the resort’s...
Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Kedewatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Named one of the world's best restaurants in 2009 (as well as winning a number of other accolades), Mozaic stands apart from just about every other dining experience in Bali. Mozaic offers four 6-course tasting menus that include wine with every...
Jl. Raya Kerobokan No. 38, Banjar Taman, Kuta, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Warisan, which translates as 'a legacy' really is just that after over 20 years on the fine dining scene in Bali. Their menu might not have much to do with Balinese food, but it is delicious and the atmosphere is beautiful despite how built up the...
Jl. Raya Campuhan, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
It's become very difficult (read expensive) to get good wine in Bali so a dining experience like the one at Bridges is a wonderful treat. It is a fine dining restaurant, but is pretty casual and very romantic if you get one of their dimly lit...
Jl. Raya Kerobokan No.135, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Mama San has a fantastic reputation so I was expecting a great meal but I wasn't prepared to be completely blown away by the flavors and never want to eat anywhere else ever again. Sometimes restaurants that have so many different Asian styles on...
Jalan Dewisita, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Teeny-tiny but perfectly formed, Pica South American Kitchen is one of the stars of Ubud’s burgeoning foodie scene. It’s simple, modern interior and social vibe makes it an excellent place to go with friends and share plates of gorgeously...
Jl. Sri Wedari No.5, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
The newest eating experience from Will Meryick, the brainchild behind wildly successful Mama San and Sarong, Hujan Locale is the perfect addition to Ubud’s new food scene. This modern yet distinctly colonial space is much like his other...
Jl. Raya Sayan No.70, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
In the 1930's composer and musicologist Colin McPhee and his wife, anthropologist Jane Belo, made Bali their home to study Balinese gamelan and culture. The house in Sayan on the outskirts of Ubud where they lived during their years on the island...
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