Last updated on August 30th, 2018 at 07:12 am
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 – THE BEST PLACES TO EAT IN BALI ON ANY BUDGET
.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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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.
This 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.
Mejekawi @ Ku de Ta
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!
Opened 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.
Located 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.
KAUM (at Potato Head Beach club)
Set 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
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 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.
Approximately 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!
Representing 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.
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.
Divine Earth (Raw Vegan Cuisine)
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.
MAKE IT A FOODIE DAY!
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