Although Bali is home to a majority of Hindu population, the island boasts of a number of restaurants serving no-pork food, from authentic Indonesian dishes to even Arabic cuisine.
Here’s our pick:
1. Bale Udang Mang Engking
2. Pondok Tempoe Doeloe (IBC- Ikan Bakar Cianjur)
Famous for its Sundanese cuisine, this family-friendly restaurant is located on Kuta’s southern end of Sunset Road, and offers quite an extensive menu. Favourites include freshwater fish and seafood items, such as the signature Ikan Bakar Tempo Doeloe grilled fish , steamed tilapia in sweet-sour sauce, and banana leaf-wrapped spicy steamed fish. Orders come with rice baskets and mixed vegetable stir-fries on the side.
3. Jimbaran Seafood
This popular seafood and sunset spot in Jimbaran features a row of small restaurants or ‘cafés’ lining up its white-sand beach. They mostly open in the afternoon, just before sunset, until late. Most restaurants feature live seafood displays, while others offer varying entertainment, from strolling trios to traditional Balinese dances. The fresh-grilled dishes are usually served with steamed rice, mixed vegetables and homemade sambal (traditional chilli sauce) on the side. You’ll spot many street vendors selling sweet grilled corn on the beach and we suggest you to try them too!
4. Tamarind Restaurant Bali
Located right on the beautiful waterfront, Tamarind’s beautiful woven bamboo construction is a sight on its own. Once inside, you will immediately be fascinated by the detail of the bamboo architecture.The chef and staff at Tamarind are ready to serve lunch and dinner with world-class International and Indonesian dishes, along with top notch Mediterranean and Seafood cuisine too. The calming views of Nusa Dua’s pristine beach will complement your dining experience for sure.
Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua| Call: +62 361 771210
5. Queen’s Tandor
Boasting indoor and outdoor areas, Queen’s Tandor allows you to enjoy the unique Indian ambiance – a combination of the exotic decor, and tantalising aroma of spices wafting from the kitchen.
At Queen’s Tandoor, you will be invited to explore India through the food. From delish Kashmir dishes, to the spicier Southern Indian dishes, it truly is one great adventure for one with a bold taste.
Queen’s Tandor| Jl. Raya Seminyak No.1/73, Seminyak| Call: +62 361 732 770
6. Alchemy Ubud
Vegetarian or Vegan restaurants can be your option too. Opt for Alchemy Ubud, the first 100% Raw Vegan Cafe in Bali! Get everything you need, from superfoods, fresh organic produce, juices, salad bar, to organic cosmetics and house essentials. Most of them are locally sourced and organic.
Alchemy Bali| Jalan Penestanan Kelod No.75, Sayan, Ubud| Call: +62 813-3945-7432
7. The Big Fish Bar and Grill
As a signature alfresco restaurant of The Stones Hotel – which is part of the Marriott’s Autograph Collection, Big Fish Bar and Grill exudes laid-back style with eclectic touches and is the perfect setting for a relaxed meal, set back from Bali’s most popular beaches. The menu offers refreshingly light and healthy meal options, fresh seafood specialties and the chef’s selection of premium Australian beef from the lava stone grill, whilst at the same time does not serve any pork dishes.
The Stones Legian| Jalan Raya Pantai Kuta| Call:+62 361 3005888