Ubud has dozens of amazing places to dine. Although most are focused on serving Indonesian and especially Balinese specialties, you will find cuisines around the world available to order. Whether you’re looking for a romantic night out, a casual meal with friends, or just a quick stop in a café, you will find good food and friendly service.
Cafe des Artistes
This restaurant is small but very nice, and has regular art shows that display the work of artists from around Ubud, including both expatriates and locals. The food includes western, European, and Indonesian dishes served at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Café des Artistes is perfectly suited to individuals, families, friends, dates – it simply has great food and great art. It is located on Jalan Bisma 9X and is open from 11 a.m. until late at night.
Located on the main street in Ubud, Ary’s Warung is a nice dining spot that puts you in the center of village life. The market is not far away and people are always moving along the road here. It is a very comfortable venue that has plenty of lounging spaces as well as table-and-chair spots. They serve great local foods at reasonable prices and offer vegetarian and especially spicy dishes. Ary’s Warung only uses organic products and the ingredients are always fresh. It is open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Warung Enak specializes in recreating dishes from all over Indonesia. Its amazing variety of foods are made with traditional ingredients including excellent spices, herbs, and vegetables that come together to create perfect flavors. Just a few of the popular dishes include roasted steamed duck, a Balinese specialty, pan-fried chicken, and pangek sapi, a beef stew from Sumatra. Warung Enak is open from 11 a.m. to midnight and is located on Jalan Pengosekan.
XL Shisha Lounge
The XL Shisha Lounge and Bar is conveniently located on Jalan Monkey Forest Road. As the name suggests, you will find hookah waterpipes at XL Shisha, allowing you to smoke excellent tobacco imported from the United Arab Emirates. Drinks include Heineken beer (the owners are Dutch) as well as more exotic cocktails and drinks. XL Shisha Lounge is decorated in a style reminiscent of the Middle East, with fine drapes and a laid0back atmosphere. The food ranges from Dutch to tapas and Indonesian dishes, so it can satisfy a variety of appetites. It is open from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
The Jazz Café is the perfect spot to enjoy some jazz tunes in Bali. A large number of excellent musicians perform here every night in a cozy but trendy atmosphere. Great attention is paid to the setting here, with small tables close to the stage as well as pavilions with thatched roofs out in the garden. You cannot find a better place in Ubud to enjoy a mellow setting and quality jazz than the Jazz Café. It is open every day except Monday from 5 p.m. to late at night.
Bunuté Restaurant & Bar
The Bunuté Restaurant and Bar serves high-quality Balinese dishes with a creative flair. The chefs are very dedicated and work hard to produce wonderful tradition Bali cuisine along with other flavors from around the word. Whatever its cultural origins, a dish you order here is sure to be carefully prepared and will give you a wonderful culinary experience. Some of the favorite dishes include nasi panggang, a traditional Balinese dish of rice, meat, and spices, with a side of excellent soups and shrimp. The restaurant is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and is located on Jalan Dewi Sita.
The Viceroy Bali is home to the CasCades Restaurant, the perfect choice for a romantic night out in Bali. There are beautiful thatched-roof pavilions that overlook the beautiful valley. This amazing setting is the site for serving excellent French dishes that have added Balinese and other Asian flavors, making great and creative new flavors. The restaurant is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and accordingly serves everything from breakfast to high tea before turning to its luxurious dinner menu. At each full moon, the CasCades Restaurant puts on a dance performance to celebrate.