Seminyak Restaurants – The Best Places To Eat in Bali on Any Budget!

Welcome to my foodie tour of Seminyak, Bali, your complete guide to the best places to eat in Bali’s trendy tourist hub. From fine-dining Seminyak restaurants to superfood focused cafes with a great burger joint thrown in, there is something for every taste and budget. Just be sure to make your holiday is long enough that you can try them all!! As I like to try the local fare wherever we go, my recommendations have a very heavy Asian focus, but there are a few notable exceptions which have western-inspired menus which I have included at the end of this post. Keep reading and I can guarantee you’ll be planning you next Bali holiday about where you are going to eat!

Seminyak Restaurants Best Places to eat Bali

SEMINYAK RESTAURANTS – THE BEST PLACES TO EAT IN BALI ON ANY BUDGET

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.FINE DINING best place to eat BALI seminyak restaurants

If you would like a slice of the fine dining lifestyle at half the price, Seminyak is the place to be. Exciting, innovative chefs combine old and new Indonesian-Asian flavours to create absolutely mind-blowing dishes. Let me share with you the absolute best places to eat in Bali e

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Mama san Best Bali Restaurant - Restaurants in Seminyak

Low light, dark wood and metal trim tables and a large mural on the back wall make for a great first impression as you walk through the heavy wooden double doors. The whole restaurant is the epitome of cool.

The brainchild of chef Will Meyrick, who is also the man behind the equally popular Sarong Restaurant, he set out to create a space that was “more than just a restaurant” – and with MamaSan presenting as a kitchen, lounge, bar and cooking school, I think he achieved his objective.
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Prices
Entrees: ranging between 65-100k
Mains:  The choice is incredible and ranged between 120-190k per plate.
Drinks: 42k Small Beer; 130k Wine By The Glass & 110k Cocktails
 
 RELATED: Ready to explore more of Indo? Check out my post on the best places to visit in Indonesia and get planning your perfect trip!

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Bambu

Bambu Restaurant - best restaurants in seminyakThis restaurant is a visually stunning romantic restaurant – as you arrive you are led across polished concrete stepping stones, lit by candlelight, which appear to flat above the clear waters of a fish filled pond. The dining areas are situated over another body of water, again reached by stepping stones under a converted pavilion, the second dining area just to the side of the water – all making for a very tranquil environment. The photograph simply does not do it justice!

The staff are wonderful: friendly, attentive, knowledgeable about the menu and confident in making recommendations. They pull your chair out – and are miraculously there to push you back under after a visit to the bathroom (despite how busy them seem); they place napkins on your lap and serve your accompaniments to your main meal. They really make the find dining experience what it is at Bambu.

Prices
Entrees: ranging between 65-120k each
Mains:  There is a choice of around 8 dishes ranging between 115-180k per plate. (with a good selection for vegetarians)
Sides: 25-40k each
Drinks: 40k Small Beer; 120k Wine By The Glass & 100k Cocktails

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Mejekawi @ Ku de Ta

mejekawi at ku de ta - best restaurants in seminyak Fine dining overlooking the ocean, what more could you want?

One of the best restaurants in Seminyak, Mejekawi present an innovative ‘kitchen and laboratory concept’. Think Heston – but in an Indonesian paradise! Opened mid-2013, its name is a play on the local words meja and kawi – ‘table’ and ‘high’ respectively, and occupies the top floor of Ku De Ta’s south-eastern wing. Its specializes in serving set course degustation menus with items prepared through high-technology methods – and don’t be surprised if your 5 course meal turns into 7, or 9..! It is the ultimate dining experience!

Prices
5 Course: 700,000pp (or 1,500,000pp with wine pairing)
Drinks: 60-70k Beer; 90-200k Wine By The Glass & 130k Cocktails

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Kilo 

Kilo Bali - best places to eat in SeminyakOpened in September 2014, Kilo Bali offers Kilo’s signature dishes, but also presents specials that are created with local ingredients and produce in mind. The menu is helmed by Chef Tim Forster, who looks to transform the sharing experience while captivating the diner’s imagination and palate. Distinguished by unconventional and modern minimalist architecture that challenges the traditional landscape, Kilo Bali offers a quiet respite away from all the hustle and bustle.

The food is interesting and different to anything else you will find in Seminyak and most importantly – so so tasty – a range of flavour combinations you wouldn’t expect together and executed to perfection.
Prices
RAW: ranging between 85-160k each (try the Wasabi Tuna Tartare – it’s divine!)
Small:  70-180k per plate.  (don’t pass up the soft shell crab!)
Large: 180-250k each (can be shared or eaten alone)
Drinks: 35k Small Beer; 120-130k Glass of Wine & 80-150k Cocktails

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Sardine

best places to eat in baliLocated on Jalan Petitenget (also known as Jalan Raya Petitenget) and housed in a bamboo beamed building overlooking one of the most beautiful (and working) rice paddies in all of Bali, Sardine serve up delicious healthy seafood meals alongside homegrown organic produce. It truly is one of the best place to eat in Bali and perfect for a special occasion.

Prices
Entrees: 90-185k each
Mains:  195-320k per plate (with lots of vegetarian options)
Drinks: 40-60k Beer; 120-130k Wine By The Glass & 120k Cocktails

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KAUM  (at Potato Head Beach club)

Indonesian Cuisine at a restaurant in Seminyak - potato head beach club. Best restaurant SeminyakSet back from the party atmosphere of the beach club, you are seated either on long tables down the middle or a shorter table facing the pool/beach – perfect for watching the sunset.

The dining room of Kaum Bali was designed to reflect the rich culture and traditional craftsmanship of Indonesia. Concrete wall panels have been stamped with motifs from genuine Torajan wood carvings, known as pa’sura (or “the writing”). Bespoke ceramic tableware by Gaya is used for serving and the long communal table in the centre encourages guests to eat in the traditional family-style manner of Indonesia’s tribes. Seminyak Restaurants

Prices
Entrees: ranging between 65-95k each
Mains:  100-300k per plate.
Sides & Sambals: 25-35k each
Drinks: 45k Small Beer; 120-130k Wine (Glass) & 120k Cocktails
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Mid-Range dining & a Burger Joint

If you’re looking for a change from the fine dining selections in Seminyak, you will be spoilt for choice with great family owned local restaurants, funky cafes and the best burger joint in town!

Bo & Bun 

Best Place to Eat Seminyak Top RestaurantsBo & Bun is centrally located in on Jl. Raya Seminyak, the main road through Seminyak that takes you to Seminyak Square.

It’s tag line is ‘Asian Eatery’ and its menu is exactly that. Heavily influenced by Vietnamese dishes and flavours, there are elements of Thai and Korean thrown in for good measure. (And their twice cooked pork belly is delicious!) Their website does not claim to be authentic but instead inspired by the flavours of Asia – and they do not disappoint.

The decor was what you would expect from a trendy Melbourne restaurant and has a nice atmosphere. The staff are friendly and attentive (as with most of Bali) but it really does add something to the experience.

Prices
Share plates: 40-65k each
Mains:  55-120k per plate.
Drinks: 35k Small Beer & 40k Smoothies and Virgin Cocktails
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Wacko Burger

where to eat in seminyak - Wacko BurgerApproximately 15 minutes walk from Seminyak Square along Jl. Dupradi and near to Kreol Kitchen is a modern, trendy looking burger bar with high ceilings, dark wood and metal interior complete with vintage metal signs for decoration, which backs onto paddy fields – a very unique combination which creates a tranquil atmosphere. Wacko Burger Cafe Seminyak.

They do have an option to add extras to any standard burger or you can create your own from anything on their menu – just ask for the build your own burger menu and they bring you a form to fill out – be warned you could definitely get carried away ticking boxes and end up with an absolute beast of a burger! Served on a wooden board the burgers looked impressive as they made their way from the kitchen to the table – onion rings certainly add height! – be prepared for food envy as other people get their burgers before you!

Prices
Basic Burger: 40-45k each
Burger with more:  75-90k each
Drinks: 35k Small Beer & 30k Sodas

 

Sea circus

family freindly restaurant in seminyak
Not a circus – but (as displayed on their neon pink sign) a restaurant, bar & coffee den.
Like a spork, they multi-task: Proper coffee, epic breakfast, kicking cocktails, yummy tapas, stylish décor, and a flair for the Mexican. If you’re looking for a venue that’s a little off the wall, but awesome at what they do. Sea Circus is where it’s at.
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Prices
Breakfast: 60-90k each
Lunch & Dinner: 60-125k
Drinks: 30-50k Beer, 65-125k Wine (Glass) & 90-140k Cocktails
Coffee: 24-40k

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CAFES/vegan/raw

SISTERFIELDS

romantic restaurantsRepresenting the iconic coffee culture of Australia, it serves an all day breakfast and lunch alongside coffee, smoothies, beer and wine. And a great place to grab some food and drink.

Prices
All day breakfast & lunch: 90-165k each
Drinks: 30-95k Beer, 100k Wine (Glass) & 110k Cocktails
Coffee: 30-45k

 

Shelter & Nalu bowls

Cafe Bali - shelter

Shelter is located on the first floor and overlooks a soccer field, it’s decor is very surf shack crossed with tropical oasis with greenery hanging from the ceiling and walls and being on the first floor provides for a very welcome breeze.

It has a very extensive menu covering breakfast items such as quinoa porridge, raw/muesli, smashed avo and multiple egg options – both set menu and build your own.
Lunch options include sandwiches, salads and burgers alongside roasted coffee and smoothies.

Prices range between
Nalu Bowls: 60-70k each
Breakfast & Lunch Options:  40-75k each
Coffee & Smoothies: 30-50k
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Divine Earth (Raw Vegan Cuisine)

Se,minyak restaurant best places to eat Bali

Their warm and welcoming atmosphere is the perfect place to sip a freshly pressed juice or delectable smoothie, then dine on a delicious meal made fresh, every time, using the healthiest ingredients available. With gnarled wooden furniture to please the senses, an attentive staff ready to meet your every need, and a menu full of gluten and wheat free, primarily raw dishes, Divine Earth restaurant is your first choice for Vegan and Vegetarian fine dining.

Prices
Entrees: 40-65k each
Raw: 55-150k each
Mains:  70-100k per plate.
Smoothies: 45-55k
Drinks: 50-100k Beer & 50-150 Wine (Glass)

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MAKE IT A FOODIE DAY!

Sundara @ Four Seasons, Jimbaran Bay

The ultimate luxury travel on a backpacker budget experience, you can hire a day bed and food credit and spend at day at the wonderful Sundara @ the Four Seasons Hotel in Bali. You get the
Best places to eat Bali Seminyak Restaurants
For 980,000 IDR (approx $100 AUD) you get a day bed (you must arrive by 10am) in front of their 57m crystal clear infinity pool which itself overlooks Jimbaran Bay, unlimited bottled water, fruit platter, sunglasses cleaning service (my sunglasses have never been so clean!!) unlimited fluffy white beach towels – which are changed mid-way through the day whilst you are in the pool! and every hour a member of staff walks round with some form of treat – be it a frozen fruity icy-pole type treat, popcorn or sampler from the restaurant; and at the end of the day there are beautiful showers complete with shampoo/conditioners/shower gel available to use to freshen up if you are planning on heading straight out rather than return to your accommodation. Included in your 980,000k fee is 600,000k worth of food and drinks credit – but be aware – it is very easy to spend it!
You could order from your daybed or chose to eat in the restaurant, but we quite enjoyed being served on our bed, and it is no problem to take a dip in the infinity pool whilst enjoying your cocktails – Bliss!
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Prices
Entrees: 100-150k each
Mains:  180-300k per plate.
Drinks: 70k Large Beer; 120-130k Wine (Glass) & 150k Cocktails

WANT TO KNOW MORE? Read: Sundara Bali Day Pass – Luxury Travel on a Backpacker Budget

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And that concludes my foodie tour of the best restaurants in Seminyak, Bali to suit any budget. I hope I’ve whet your appetite for some mouth watering food! And if I have missed your favorite restaurant, let me know so I can check it out on my next visit!
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45 thoughts on “Seminyak Restaurants – The Best Places To Eat in Bali on Any Budget!

    • Vicki says:

      Hi Ruth, Thank you for stopping by.
      You could probably tell from my post, but seafood is my favorite food and where I had the option that’s what I would pick each and every time.
      With regards to markets, there was only really one in Seminyak, near to Seminyak Square that mostly sold your day to day/cheap souvenirs, fabrics etc, but I know if you were to head more towards Legian/Kuta there are a few more. In Seminyak there are mostly designer clothes shops, jewellery makers/designers (ranging in quality from cheap and nasty to very expensive!), art galleries and very nice homeware and interior design shops. Bali isn’t your traditional SE Asian destination and the quality of souvenirs seemed considerably lower than in other parts of Asia and markets less impressive.
      Happy Travels & I hope you get to visit Bali one day 🙂

  1. Anda says:

    Bali is on my list of places to visit . If for nothing else, at least for the foods that you have listed in your post. A foodie’s paradise, indeed! Ah, that beef on a skewer…. looks delicious!

  2. Only By Land says:

    I have to admit, I’m not a foodie, the restaurant that interested me the most from your list was the mid range dining Wacko Burger. I guess I am a burger foodie. It sounds perfect that you can build your own burger, the ones you guys ordered look impressive, very well stacked. The bacon looks good (not crispy) and the fries look tasty too. The Epic breakfast at the Sea Circus could be good too!

    • Vicki says:

      You can be a foodie with whatever type of food you like! And the burgers at Wacko are incredible – can totally understand why you would pick that one out of the bunch!

  3. Mel says:

    These Seminyak restaurants all look so good. I don’t know how you choose. I do like the pool at Bambu, though! The day bed and food credit at the Four Seasons sounds like the perfect way to indulge on a budget.

    • Vicki says:

      Hi Mel! I think the trick to fitting them all in is not to choose and eat out for lunch and dinner! It got a little expensive after a week, but totally worth it!

  4. Hendrik says:

    This looks amazing! Hard to imagine that these beautiful spots are really budget places. They look more like fancy restaurants to me 🙂
    The shelter & nalu bowls look like from a professional cooking book even, so tasty and good looking!
    The Four Seasons Hotel in Bali also looks outstanding beautiful and all this for such prices – great and inspirational post!

  5. Soraya says:

    Omg yum!!!! These all sound so delicious. I have been to Bali so many times, and I still haven’t been able to try to many of these places that you have listed. They look and sound amazing. I have been to Mejekawi and I agree – it is one of the best in Bali. The food is so delicious and innovative…and totally went from 5 courses to like 9 courses with all the ‘surprises’ they added. I also loved Sundara at the Four Seasons – such a great space to chill out. I loved sipping on the cocktails while watching the beautiful ocean in the distance and chilling in the pool. Such a great list! I am totally pinning this for next time.

  6. Ticking the Bucketlist says:

    We spent only four days in Bali and never ended up going to Seminyak ..: wish we would have! It seems like a foodies paradise. I would surely want to try the place the serves raw food for vegans … there aren’t many such set ups. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Arzo Travels says:

    I think Bali has incredible food though I did not visit any of the places you mentioned. Great to have a list for every budget and looking at the pictures you apparently chose those who have also a very charming interior. Pinned for my next Bali trip.

  8. melody pittman says:

    What a cool post! I’m officially hungry now. The Potato Head Club looks most interesting. I really enjoy communal tables and I like that they have the one really long row of them. Mama San also looks like a place that would catch my interest. Very stylish eateries in Bali.

  9. Rosemary says:

    I made the mistake of reading this post right before lunch….everything looks delicious and what a nice range of restaurants to choose from. Did you have any particular favorite spots or meals? Bambu looks like a place I would really enjoy and glad to read the staff is incredibly helpful!

  10. Global Girl Travels says:

    This is so timely – I just saw a show on Travel Channel about food in Bali. This makes me crave for a Bali feast. Those options you listed sound really good. I made a note of them for when I do get to explore Bali again!

  11. Lauren West says:

    I had such a foodie overload in Semiyak it was absolute heaven! I only passed through briefly so I didn’t have time to enjoy most of your recommendations, but I did enjoy a New Year’s Day brunch at Shelter (followed by Nalu Bowls) that did very well in nursing me back to health after a night of heavy partying! I’ll bookmark this for my next trip to the area!

  12. Kerri says:

    One day I will overcome my negativity towards Bali and I will get over there 🙂 I’m getting close !! This is a fabulous article and there are so many places here that I would love especially the fine dining restaurants. When I was in Indonesia last year, the food, to be honest was absolutely dreadful. But, I’ve heard so many great things about the food in Bali and the amazing chefs. I love eating and trying local food but I will admit that when I get to Bali I will be doing the food experience in style. So many great suggestions here, definitely saving for later.

    • Vicki says:

      Thanks Kerri – and I totally understand your reservation to visit. I didn’t want to go – my partner told me I had to stop bagging Bali without going there and aating at all these amazing places was my compromise. As a place, I’m still not a fan – but for the food, I could potentially make another exception!

  13. Suma Jain says:

    Wow, so many interesting places to dine while in Bali. The Bamboo and Sardine looks very romantic and a place where we can relax and unwind after a busy day exploring Bali. However I wonder if all these places are veg-friendly as while travelling, I usually find myself looking at menus that have very limited or no veg options :(.
    Haha, the sunglass cleaning service at Sundara sounds funny ;).

  14. Laura Lynch says:

    I’m always looking for great food guides like this when I go to a new place, but it’s rare to find one so comprehensive with such great choices, both fine dining and casual. I’d like to check them all out!

  15. Sandy N Vyjay says:

    The restaurants are very beautiful and some of them are beyond lovely. Bali being endowed with natural beauty also has some of the finest places to dine which just makes the experience worth remembering. Eating is really an experience on another level altogether.

  16. Natalie says:

    The food looks amazing but I nearly choked on the optics at first… 50k?? Lol! This would be a great opportunity to practice real life math and do some necessary currency conversion!!

    • Vicki says:

      Hi Natalie – there is a note re how to do your currency conversions at the top of the post.. I tried to make it clear regarding prices without doing the conversions myself (fluctuating rates/different conversion currencies would make the information less valuable) but I suppose I can’t force people to read the text.. Thank you for commenting though!

  17. Julie Cao says:

    The daybed at the infinity pool at Four Seasons is a perfect idea. $100 seems like a royal treat with all the change of towels, showers, the pool, the ocean and the sunshine.

  18. Wawan says:

    nice… Its my hometown Bali… I live near this seminyak…exactly Canggu….hehehehehe cool… I hope I can be like this too…travelling arround the world…

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