Sure enough, holiday is the best time to venture out and about. Including in palate, by trying out different cuisine we do not have at home.
However, when that longing for familiar taste kicks in (and it does), you really need to grab a bit of the taste of home, before ready to go enjoying the island again.
Have a look on our list!
Warung Made for Best Nasi Goreng
Made’s warung was established in 1969 and has become a social eating and meeting venue for locals, expats and tourists alike. It has grown from a traditional roadside warung into a cosmopolitan restaurant serving a variety of local and international food in Bali.
Made’s Warung|Br. Seminyak, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia| Call: +62 361 732130
Warung Sulawesi for Best Indonesian ‘Nasi Campur’
Offers popular home cooking of Indonesia, ‘with influences from Sulawesi and some Javanese and Padang as well, in a very affordable price. To order, choose a type of rice (they usually have yellow turmeric rice, white rice, and red rice), point at your prefered ‘lauk’ or protein and veggies, and order your drink.
Warung Sulawesi| Jalan Raya Seminyak No. 2000 X| Call: +62 361 7463052
Bakso Gerobak Biru – for Best Bakso (meatballs)
Find the blue bakso food cart in Kuta that’s popular with those looking for good Indonesian bakso, or meatballs that are more chewy than the western meatballs, served in hot savory broth and other condiment. A definite comfort food for lots of Indonesians, wherever they are!
At Double Six Beach, Kuta
Kedonganan Seafood Market
This coastal stretch in Kedonganan is renowned as a fishing village. It is lined with over a dozen different and restaurants serving fresh seafood where you can pick from live displays and order preferred from a variety of preparation styles. Pick a table at on the sand and enjoy your feast with ocean views as your backdrop.
2. Jimbaran Seafood Market
Similar to Kedonganan, this group of 17 restaurants on the sands of Jimbaran Bay, open before sunset and until late, offering mostly fresh-grilled seafood that you can enjoy at candlelit tables arranged on the sand. Jimbaran is more popular among domestic visitors and guests staying at the adjacent five-star resorts such as the InterContiental, Karma Kandara, and the Four Seasons.
Served in a fun-filled Italian restaurant situated on the beachfront hotel Grand Hyatt Nusa Dua Bali with a Californian décor, Salsa Verde will spoil you with some Italian magic and la dolce vita with gorgeous Italian cuisine. This signature restaurant of Grand Hyatt Bali serves an array of seafood, pizzas, pastas and other Italian favorites. Try their ‘Indonesian Pizza’ that is made with minced beef rendang (a special Indonesian meat dish), shallots, and chili for a fun twist!
Salsa Verde| Grand Hyatt Bali, ITDC Nusa Dua | Contact: +62 361 77 1234
Prego at The Westin
Well, Prego is not just about the pizzas, to be honest. But there is nothing usual with ‘Pizza Margherita’ at Prego. Prego serves their pizzas with freshly mashed plum tomatoes that burst in your mouth, with toppings of fresh mozzarella cheese and the freshness of oregano dust. This signature restaurant of The Westin also offers many kinds of pasta, gooey and delish risotto, and fine cuts of meat. Want to experience Prego at its best, opt for their Sunday Brunch!
Prego| The Westin, ITDC Nusa Dua Lot N-3| Contact: +62 361 771906
If you have been in Bali for a while, you must have heard of this place. Massimo is located in Jalan Danau Tamblingan, Sanur and has been the star of Italian dining scene in Bali since 1996. The restaurant adapts the culinary tradition in Southern Italy, famous for all things homemade. Their pizzas are always serve fresh daily with the best quality of ingredients. Make sure to book your reservations tho!
Massimo| Jalan Danau Tamblingan, 228, 80228 Sanur| Contact:+62 361 288942
Uno Ristorante Italiano
Uno Ristorante Italiano serves Italian Cuisine with 100% fresh local ingredients. The place is cozy and perfect to have brunch, lunch, or dinner. Located in Jalan Raya Ubud, the restaurant serves the talk of the town pizzas and is renowned for top notch services too. Also, their yummy gelatos are not to be missed!
Jalan Raya Ubud, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar
Pizza is the signature style of this restaurant for a reason. Inspired by Neapolitan artisan techniques, the pizza dough is fermented for 24 hours before being cooked in local, Naples inspired lava stone ovens. The Antica Margherita pizza is popular here owing both to its history and explicit taste. Da Maria opens till late for us to enjoy its cocktails and wines!
Da Maria| Jalan Petitenget No.170, Kerobokan| Contact: +62 361 9348523
This humble looking restaurant will make you fall in love. One insider’s tips, op for their sharing sized pizza and enjoy an over 45cm in diameter deliciousness with your friends or families. Located on Jalan Kunti, Seminyak, Warung Italia also serves a range of other Italian fare.
Warung Italia| Jalan Kunti I No. 2, Kuta, Seminyak| Contact +62 361 737437
Boss Man’s carefully crafted six signature burgers consist of 60-day dry-aged chuck steaks shaped in-house daily, premium quality pork cooked low and slow over 18 hours until juicy and tender, as well as 100% homemade sauces. Must try: The classic: Original Gangster, Al Capone (burger with creole chutney, bone marrow emulsion & house-smoked BBQ, and Vegetarian: The Gandhi with edamame, quinoa & sunflower seeds patty, beetroot & walnut salad, baby spinach, creole chutney and cucumber & dill tzatziki
bossmanbali| +62 361 738 454
Yes, we know when you go to EatWell it is to eat their famous Crispy Pork Belly. But the thing is, EatWell has the best meat selections in the island and that translates well in each and every one of their dishes. With this in mind, try their burger.
Jalan Raya Basangkasa No. 36, Seminyak, Kuta
Cosmic Diner Bali
60s diner serving scrumptious Burgers & creamylicious Shakes! Cosmic Diner Bali is definitely a fun place to go, where you can keep clicking the shutter button without stopping. The place is colorful and really brings the retro vibe back. The food resembles the good old day American burger, super huge with plenty fillings.
Cosmic Dining Bali| Sunset Star 10am-11:30pm|cosmicdinerbali