Bali has earned a place among the best dining destinations in the world. Here you can enjoy not only excellent Balinese and larger Indonesian cuisine, but global dishes that are prepared by expert chefs and served in finely decorated surroundings. Many of the best restaurants are located in Ubud and Seminyak. Some choice selections are listed below, but be sure to explore all that this island has to offer.
Enjoy excellent food with stunning views of the beach and sea, especially at sunset. La Lucciola is famous around Bali for not only its perfect setting, but also its delicious cuisine. Located next door to Petitenget Temple, La Lucciola is located right on the beach but has its own lawn and even a torchlit bridge connecting it to the temple parking area. Seminyak is famous for its sunsets, so appreciate one in style and comfort here.
Another of Seminyak’s many restaurants that offer both delicious foods and fine atmosphere, Sardine is the perfect dining option for those looking to eat a wonderful meal amidst Bali-inspired décor. Here you can enjoy gardens complete with ponds and plenty of bamboo, not to mention the impressive dining hall that looks out onto rice fields. Sardine is located on Jalan Petitenget.
Fine dining at Teatro Gastroteque means an excellent – in fact, award-winning – experience of Asian and French fusion dishes. The kitchen is open and you can enjoy the view as meals of all kinds are prepared by the expert chefs. Teatro Gastroteque is a very nice restaurant that is great for entertaining friends or having a nice meal out with a date.
Metis Restaurant and Gallery
French Mediterranean dishes are the order of the night at Metis Restaurant and Gallery, which has an excellent bar and even better selections from their wine cellar. It is a popular dining location in Bali thanks in part to its fine décor and architecture. The gallery portion of Metis consists of an array of artworks and jewelry that add to the beauty and style prevalent here.
Mama San Kitchen, Bar and Lounge
Mama San Kitchen, Bar & Lounge is the ideal place for lovers of Asian cuisine. In addition to Indonesian dishes (of course), patrons will find Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai, Indian, and more. With an excellent interior décor inspired by 1920s Chinese colonial styles, this is a cool modern restaurant that combines the most beloved traditions of Asian cuisines with creative new twists.
Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique
Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique serves excellent French dishes with creative Balinese flair. The restaurant is highly-regarded and was one of the first formal fine dining venues in Bali. It is also quite private, with limited seating that demands a reservation. Enjoy a romantic meal in a lovely garden when you dine at Mozaic.
Locavore is very popular and quite well-known for its high-quality fare. It serves international dishes but uses local ingredients. With a stylish decorating scheme, open kitchen, and expert chefs, it is now wonder that so many people call this one of the best restaurants in Bali. It is a small restaurant, so reservations are an absolute must if you want to dine here. The menu is a list of creative and delicious meals and it has an excellent wine list as well.