Every morning Talented chefs from around the world prepare their own unique blend of locally grown ingredients in hopes of tempting your tastebuds with tempting aromas.  From cruelty free butcher shops to local hydroponic farms, each meal crafted with love and care for planet  and you in mind.

So don’t forget to treat yourself to three balanced meals a day, rest assured, the majestic monkeys, boutiques , and temples will still be there when you return.

1. Bridges ($$$$)

Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian-Friendly

Sweet and aromatic fresh mangoes, fresh organic produce, free-range meats, and the ‘oh-so-fresh’ seafood served with a side of gentle sounds of the Wos River flowing under the Tjampuhan Bridge is exactly what the doctor ordered, and just in case Mother Nature needs a hand, there are 350 plus labeled wines kept nearby. Since 1987 this popular hub has stood the test of time while nomadic nature watchers, joggers, walkers, and foodies continue to gather here for early morning adventures, sunset dinners, and moonlit cocktails. Wednesday, head to their “Divine Bar” under the bridge for “Cocktail Wednesday” chill out to live music and 25% off their mixologist’s creations. Popular dishes include the impeccable tasting menu, appetizer of beetroot & chèvre brûlée, the salmon, and The degustation is truly magically delicious. Perfect wine pairings as well. Make sure you call ahead and reserve a table with a view during romantic sunset time (around 6 pm).

Jl. Raya Campuhan, Sayan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali
11 am – 11.30 pm (Sun-Sat)
P: +62361 4792777
IG: bridgesbali

2. CasCades Restaurant ($$$$)

French Asian Fusion, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian-Friendly

Tropical valley views, full moons, and French cuisine with a multi Asian twist await all your senses at the CasCades. While enjoying the incredible view of the Petanu Valley you can expect to be treated like royal family while seated at a private poolside dining table or other seating options during their beautiful two-hour Balinese dance, or monthly full moon celebration with Balinese Rijsttafel. Favorite dishes amongst their guests are the coconut rice for breakfast, mushroom risotto, BBQ Spanish pork chops, and the lobster bisque.

Jl. Lanyahan, Banjar Nagi, Ubud, Bali
11 am – 3pm & 6 pm – 9.30pm (Sun-Sat)
P: +62361 972 111
IG: cascadesbali

3. KePitu Restaurant ($$$)

Western Asian KePitu Signature

Don’t be surprised when KePitu’s attentive staff pampers you the moment you walk through their doors, They even valet park your motorbike relieving you of even more stress. Highly recommended for romantic dinners so make sure to book in advance or come early for the best view which is stunningly beautiful. Here is where you will discover true Balinese dishes crafted by Executive Chef Wayan Wirkayasa, an amazing chef who will create anything from breakfasts to private romantic dinners. Favorite meals include Petunu cooler and the appetizer Rice Paper Rolls, 7 course Royal Romantic candlelight dinner, pork ribs, crispy duck, pumpkin soup, and the tenderloin steak.

Children under 15 years of age are not permitted to dine at KePitu Restaurant, this place is strictly for Honeymooners, Romancers, Healing, and Relaxation.

The Kayon Resort, Banjar Kepitu, Desa Kendran, Tegalalang, Ubud, Bali
7 am – 10:30 pm (Sun-Sat)
P: +62361 4792553
IG: kepiturestaurantubud
Email: info@thekayonresort.com

4. Kubu at Mandapa ($$$$)

Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian-Friendly

Feel the tropical breeze as you’re soothed by the sound of the Ayung River, this majestic restaurant will reconnect you with mother nature and your loved one as you wine and dine inside a private cocoon. Whether for an intimate experience or special occasion you will enjoy this unique experience. There is a dress code, so make sure you dress smart and leave your flip flops behind. With only 52 seats including 9 cocoons, it is suggested that you book in advance. Treat yourself and your loved one to one of the finest Mediterranean-European cuisines in Ubud, popular for its signature 6 to 8-course degustation menu, which consist of dishes like the braised wagyu short rib, pork belly confit, lobster cocktail, and a grilled black cod.

Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Jl. Kedewatan, Banjar Kedewatan, Ubud, Bali
6.30 pm – 11 pm (Sun-Sat)
P: +62361 4792777
IG: kubuatmandapa

5. Locavore ($$$)

Indonesian, Vegetarian-Friendly/Casual Modern Cuisine

Named the best restaurant in Indonesia in 2017 and 49th best restaurant in Asia, Locavore is not simply a restaurant: it’s an unforgettable culinary adventure guided by Chefs Ray and Eelke. So, loosen your belt straps before you sit down for a personally guided journey of delicate and unique dishes, with only locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Locavore is always pushing the envelope with new techniques, flavors, ingredients, and creative minds alike so expect nothing but the best. They have two menus – Locavore and Herbivore, for vegetarians – where every dish is paired with a unique cocktail. Make sure to book WAY in advance and enjoy this exquisite food journey. They also have a cruelty-free butcher shop

. Favorites from guests include: Just go with the flow and let the chef do his thing.

Jl. Dewisita No.10, Ubud, Bali
11 am – 11 pm (Mon-Sat) | Sunday Closed
P: +62361977733
IG: restaurantlocavore

6. Manisan ($$$)


This restaurant is famous because of its location, adjacent to the rice fields, the breath-taking view, and divine food. Here you will be treated like royalty while tasting true authentic Indonesian meals accompanied by traditional Indonesian décor, a truly unique down to earth experience. Expect nothing but the best. Favorite dishes include Beef skewers and mango sambal, boiled rice dumpling filled with palm sugar, Bubur Ketan Hitam, and the grilled chicken with fried stuffed tofu and veggies.

Jl. Hanoman, Ubud, Bali
8 am – 10 pm
P: +62361 846 8933
IG: manisanbali

7. Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique ($$$)

Indonesian, Vegetarian-Friendly

American Renowned Chef and Owner, Chris Salans and his team have been pampering taste buds at Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique since 2001. His creations are French-inspired Asian cuisine, using only local ingredients to create private dining experiences. You can choose different seating arrangements varying from an open garden setting to a cozy dining pavilion. There is also an elegantly lit lounge area for guests to enjoy a cocktail or two prior to their dining experience. With the most extensive wine list in Bali, there is no doubt your exquisite dinner creation will be paired perfectly, thus creating a fine dining experience that will be remembered for years to come. Occasionally they offer vouchers and packages on their website here. Recommended dishes include the blissful 8 courses “seasonal menu” with premium wine pairing, and the “signature menu”.

Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Kedewatan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali
Lunch: 12 pm – 2 pm | Dinner 6 pm – 9.45 pm (Sun-Sat)
P: +62361 975 768
IG: mozaicrestaurantubud

8. The Sayan House ($$$)

 Japanese, South American fusion

If you crave fresh Sushi and tasty tacos, then this place deserves your full attention. Enjoy these unique delicious treats while watching one of the best sunset jungle river views in Ubud. Sometimes opposites do attract, who would have thought to fuse Japanese and South American flavors? It’s genius! Just go, you won’t regret it. Recommended dishes are Tacos and Tokyo curry, salmon with wasabi mash, and the wagyu beef. Make sure you reserve a table with a view during sunset.

Jl. Raya Sayan No.70 Ubud Bali Indonesia
12 pm – 11 pm (Sun-Sat)
P: +62361 479 25 92
IG: the_sayan_house

9. Tutmak Warung Kopi ($$)

Indonesian, Western, Vegetarian-Friendly

Ubud’s international restaurant Tutmak has been catering to Western taste buds for a long time while serving much-craved breakfast creations like omelets, croissants, waffles, eggs, bacon, and pancakes before continuing with your bucket list. Set on three levels, Tutmak meanders and provides five radically different seating options, from private Japanese style low tables in a nook to others overlooking soccer fields and a complimenting sunset, on the top floor or on the mezzanine level you’ll have views of the tables below surrounded by jungle views and sounds. For a good table view, call ahead for a reservation. Favorite dishes here include Summer rolls and juice, Vietnamese chicken, and the Tutmak green salad tuna,

Jl. Dewisita No.Desa, Ubud, Bali
8 am – 11 pm (Mon-Fri)
P: +62361 975 754
IG: tutmakwarungkopi

10. Zest Ubud ($$$)

Indonesian, Western, Vegetarian-Friendly

Zest has a wonderfully intoxicating atmosphere with chill vibes, amazing jungle views, and astounding creativity. Generous servings of 100% tantalizing vegan dishes will awaken all your senses including your 6th. The drinks are equally beautiful and tasty. A great overall place to chill out even If you are not vegan, but you might convert after visiting Zest Ubud, Zesty makes vegan sexy. Make sure you order their mouth-watering Zest Pancakes and anything else their friendly staff recommends. The food is that good! Make sure to call ahead and make reservations.

Jl. Raya Penestanan Kelod No.8, Ubud, Bali
8 am – 10 pm (Mon-Fri)
P: +62823 4006 5048
IG: zestubud

By: Gerald Winik