This village offers a surprising number of dining options covering all the bases, from casual cafes to elaborate dining venues that specialize in Balinese dishes. Whatever your budget, you can appreciate the great offerings from roadside shacks as well as expensive resort restaurants. Many are beautifully and atmospherically decorated, adding to the enjoyment. Here are just a few of the best places to eat in Ubud:
Located at the Alaya Ubud resort, Petani is a gorgeous and stylish dining venue that specializes in gourmet Indonesian foods that are created using only the best ingredients available. The chefs are true experts and here you can experience truly authentic Balinese dishes presented in style. The menu is large and chicken and seafood dishes are particular specialties. On Sundays, you can enjoy special arrays of sambals and satays. It is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
If you are looking for a scenic place to dine in Ubud, look no further than Bridges Bali. It has wonderful views of the Campuhan River and the visual appeal extends inside the restaurant, which serves as an art gallery. You will have the opportunity to examine paintings, photography, and sculptures created by local artists. The cuisines served here are western and Asian and there are delicious appetizers available. Bridges Bali is a popular spot for romantic dinners thanks to the lovely terrace views as well as the multitude of cozy side spots or simple tables. Have an excellent meal by candlelight in the evening or a special lunch when the restaurant is less crowded. It is located on Jalan Campuhan and is open from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Seniman Coffee Studio
Some of the best coffee in Ubud can be found at Seniman Coffee Studio. Specializing in Indonesian varieties and blends, Senisman brews espresso-style with great care. Trendy and artistic, this is the perfect café for hanging out and enjoying some great coffee while also taking a look at exactly how they make it so delicious. You can even buy some to take home at the shop here, which also sells a number of items. Seniman Coffee Studio is done in a very artistic style, which adds to the experience. Visit at Jalan Sriwedari from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Naughty Nuri’s is the best place in Bali for meat lovers, specializing in grilled items that are both western and Indonesian. Located on Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Nuri’s has a big menu that probably isn’t going to give vegetarians much pleasure. They serve great cocktails and are especially noted for their vodka martinis. Check out Nuri’s from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. for a delicious experience.
Locavore is the place to go for amazing European dishes in Bali. The best local ingredients are used in these dishes, which have made it one of the most popular and well-regarded restaurants on the island. It was begun by two fantastic resort chefs who aimed to make a modern dining venue that could showcase local ingredients, to the great advantage of local farmers and fishermen. Delicious desserts follow the meals, if you aren’t too full. It is open from Monday to Saturday for lunch from noon to 2:30 and for dinner from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended. You will find Locavore on Jalan Dewi Sita.
The Viceroy Bali is home to Cascades Restaurant, another of Ubud’s romantic dining options. Balinese, Thai, and Japanese flavors enhance the French cuisine-based menu. Part of CasCades’s popularity is due to its wonderful views of the valley, best seen from the outdoor thatched-roof pavilions. Open from breakfast, lunch, and dinner, CasCades has earned its reputation for excellent food and great service. It is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Bebek Tepi Sawah
Bebek Tepi Sawah is another of Ubud’s restaurants with an expansive venue that offers delicious flavors from a variety of cuisines, focusing on Balinese food but with other Indonesian and also western choices. Since it is located in a great rice-growing area, Bebek Tepi Sawah is located next to a rice field and otherwise overlooks a beautiful natural area and gardens. Sit outside in a pavilion and enjoy this fine scenery or keep to the restaurants. On Saturday nights, there are performances by excellent dancers along with an orchestra. With lots of great dishes to choose from, Bebek Tepi Sawah is a wonderful choice for dining out in Ubud. It is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and is located on Jalan Raya Goa Gajah.