There are a lot of restaurants in Ubud, but if you are looking for the best one that serves mouth watering food surrounded by rice fiend and a very Balinese atmosphere, you must go to Manisan Bali.
Cocooned within a breezy Ubud rice field, Manisan Bali is a well-designed space that reflected the island’s rich cultural heritage. It provides the perfect setting to showcase the diverse and exotic flavours of the Indonesian archipelago in style. A picturesque pathway leads to a 350-year-old Javanese Joglo that also lends itself to wedding celebrations and private events. Manisan offers discerning guests an authentic dining experience featuring home-style dishes cooked with integrity with flavours from around the archipelago. An artisan afternoon tea and a Chefs Table serving a tasting menu are just some of the highlights of this signature venue.
The menu has been curated by Indonesian Legendary Chef and President of Indonesia Chef Association, Mr Henry Alexie Bloem, who has sourced the nation’s best recipes on his extensive travels. Chef Bloem brings nearly 30 years of culinary experience from around the world to this new role. Originally from Bali, he has held senior positions at several star-rated hotels and resorts around Indonesia. Throughout his career, Chef Bloem has always exhibited an intuitive determination in his pursuit to give traditional Indonesian cuisine the platform that it so rightly deserves.
Chef Bloem has created dishes that define the gastronomy of Indonesian fine dining. You will experience an exceptional dining experiences at Manisan Bali, the dishes are rich with flavours that truly satisfy the taste buds and are well remembered long after you return home. One of the new signature dish is “Nasi Bira”. This is yellow rice infused with kemangi leaves accompanied by dry salted fish, cucumber and eggplant. It is served with tasting portions of spicy honey grilled prawns, seared tuna fish sambal matah, chicken betutu, minced chicken satay lilit, rice field escargot, vegetable urap and snake beans with two kinds of sambals and crackers. This Ubud delicacy is guaranteed to have you coming back for more.
Enjoy a weekly Theme Night Dinner, a majestic combination of Balinese culture and cuisine to enhance dining experience at Manisan Bali in a life time. You have the opportunity to experience a magical evening that pays tribute to all staffs dressed up in special Balinese attire with personal touch of heartfelt service. Tables are beautifully simple decorated with white table cloth covered with Batik overlay. Service from the heart, smile and professional manner combined with Balinese culture will fulfil guest expectation during theme night dinner at Manisan Bali.
For an evening of East Meet West flavour and flair, Manisan’s East Meet West Night with Barong Dance celebrates the island’s creative spirit. A superb buffet dinner featuring live cooking stations takes guests on an exotic journey with an array of tasty dishes highlighted by a whole suckling roast pig. Entertainment is a dynamic performance of the Barong Dance with costumed creatures based on Balinese mythology re-counting the universal tale of the struggle between good and evil. This vibrant enactment takes place in Manisan Garden lit by flaming bamboo torches. Available every Sunday, this exclusive dining event promises a real taste of East Meet West, which is a rich blend of art, tradition and religion.
Location set by set of Manisan Bali Restaurant, there is Paon Bali means “Living Kitchen”. Paon Bali is a part of Alaya Hotels and Resorts in respecting the environment and local communities is firmly entrenched in Alaya’s vision that conservation, community and commerce can and should be integrated. Alaya’s green efforts extend beyond the operational aspects of the resorts to create a positive impact on the community – economically, socially and culturally. This includes maintaining a little “Subak” or rice field in Alaya Resort Ubud as well as making Paon Bali in collaboration with Local suppliers as well as using their products and service to implement Balinese Kitchen concept into live cooking class as part of cultural exchange any Manisan guest who want to have full experience and knowledge about Indonesian and Balinese Food.
You can bring a taste of Manisan Bali home. Through Cooking Class activity, Manisan Bali invites you to experience the entire journey from picking ingredients at the local market to cooking up some of Bali’s most popular and exciting dishes. Manisan’s resident Chef will provide a valuable insight into the various techniques, traditional and modern, of food preparation and the cooking style used in homes across the island. You will be cooking close to nature in an outdoor kitchen. Discover the spiced flavours of Bali’s virtually unknown cuisine. Classes offer a fascinating introduction in to the exotic ingredients and unique culinary heritage of Bali.
There are so many reasons why Manisan Bali is the best restaurant in Ubud. To find out more all you need to do is just to go there and experience the exceptional dining experience by yourself and you will come back for more taste of Manisan Bali.
Manisan open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 07.00AM – 11.00PM.
Jalan Hanoman Ubud, 80571
Bali – Indonesia
Phone. +62 361 972 200