5 Restaurants You Have to Visit in Bali

Bali, the island of gods: sun, sand, the sea, and of course, food. Here are 5 restaurants you have to visit when you are in Bali.

1. Nikki Beach
Nikki Beach has brought its special party vibe and good times around the world. Nikki Beach has been in Bali since 2014, immediately creating the hot destination for people who love to have fun in Bali. The beach club and restaurant has a pool with underwater speakers and 2,500 fibre optic lights that sparkle as the sun sets, indoor and outdoor dining options, opium beds and multiple bars including a swim-up cocktail bar. The stunning location, with serene views of the Indian Ocean, Nusa Dua and the distant Nusa Penida Island on the horizon, provides a picture-perfect backdrop. Guests can spend their days and evenings in plush, all-white sun beds, indulging in refreshing cocktails, endless champagne and an extensive menu of delectable dishes representative of all the countries. Everything at Nikki Beach is first class, including the entertainment and the DJ spinning awesome tunes. Even if you are not a partygoer, a stay at Nikki Beach Bali is time very well spend.

Nikki Beach
Kawasan Pariwisata BTDC Lot 5,
Nusa Dua
Bali – Indonesia
Phone. +62 361 849 2900

2. Sundara
This restaurant has quickly gained a reputation as one of the best beachfront restaurants in Bali. Meaning ‘’beautiful’’ in Sanskrit, Sundara describes the lush flora, sparkling surf and sunset views of the Island of the Gods. When the sun is up in the clear blue sky, enjoy a lunch of light cuisine while soaking up the salt air and panoramic views. Lounge away the afternoon on an oceanfront table, sun-splashed daybed or table on the open terrace overlooking the infinity pool, just steps above the Jimbaran Bay surf. As the sun goes down and the fire pits are lit, catch the sunset with one of the Bali’s most avant-garde cocktails. By night, the romantic restaurant buzzes with a cosmopolitan energy as live music accompanies your journey through Asian cuisines, with twists on classic Middle Eastern, Spanish and Australian dishes as well. Enjoy an abundance of vibrant, innovative dishes which can be served as individual portions or for sharing with a companion or group. The five-star service, picturesque setting on the calm ocean and relaxed vibe provide the ideal venue to spend the day (or night) while experiencing a memorable culinary journey in Bali.

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay
Bali – Indonesia
Phone. +62 361 708 333

3. A Teatro Experience
This boutique fine-dining restaurant located in the heart of Seminyak offers a different kind of dining experience. Teatro Gastroteque only offers course menus; there is no à la carte menu. All your dining needs, from starters to dessert, will be taken care of; you just need to pick the right course menu. The name Teatro Gastroteque literally means “theatre” and it is on this stage that the culinary team take their passion and love of gastronomy and create dishes worthy of a standing ovation. There are more than eight set course menus to choose from, and a wide selection of wine and champagne to accompany your meal. This fine-dining restaurant offers a sophisticated Asian twist on French cuisine, using high-quality local ingredients to deliver authentic flavours accompanied by bold presentations.

Teatro Gastroteque
Jl. Kayu Aya Blok C No. 1-2,
Bali – Indonesia
Phone. +62 851 017 000 78

4. Jungle Fish
A stylish Mediterranean restaurant in Ubud, where lush green valleys and mystical rivers create a tropical paradise, Jungle Fish has gained fame among visitors and locals. This open-air, split-level restaurant is perched on the side of a mountain overlooking the Osh River Valley. Jungle Fish’s name comes from a wall made from recycled glass whose mosaic design resembles shimmering fish scales. The food here are all organic and cooked without MSG. There is also an interesting selection of mocktails, cocktails and wines. The lower level of the restaurant is where the bar, deck and swimming pool are located. The pool at Jungle Fish is the perfect spot to channel your energy, splashing around while drinking in the lush views of the green valleys.

Jungle Fish Bali
Chapung Sebali Resort & Spa
Jl. Raya Sebali, Keliki,
Bali – Indonesia
Phone. +62 361 898 9104

5. La Finca
With its beautiful, airy setting, Spanish theme and cosy, casual feeling, La Finca is like stepping into Spain. Adding to the experience is La Finca’s menu of delicious and wholesome dishes prepared using traditional method and fresh organic ingredients. The entrance of the restaurant is a large door with a tall white wall covered in climbing plants and flowers, the stylized La Finca signage on top. Inside, the restaurant is divided into outdoor and indoor seating areas, with wooden table and chairs, full-sized decorative wooden cart wheels, miniature birdhouses hanging from the trees, colourful flowers and decorative ceramic plates.

La Finca
Jalan Subak Sari No.77
Bali – Indonesia
Phone. +62 819 9910 5888

Text by Dennis Latief | Photos by Philip Kwok and courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Teatro Gastroteque and Nikki Beach

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