Sanur area in Bali has many amazing things to offer. From many rows of eat streets, long stretch of beaches, and rich marine life, you should enjoy all of them during your visit to Sanur. Check out our recommendations on best places in Sanur to dine and explore:
Three Monkeys Sanur
Best for: Contemporary Indonesian cuisine
Coming down from Ubud, Three Monkeys has gone urban, bringing the signature cooking and ambiance to the relaxed seaside resort of Sanur. The menu is a contemporary interpretation of modern Indonesian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. Expect rich and playful taste in each of your bites.
The Fire Station
Best for : gastropub experience
As Sanur’s award-winning gastropub, The Fire Station has the best value wine list and best espresso martini in town! If you are looking for yummy cocktails and premium spirits, this is the place to go. It’s also a family-friendly restaurant during the lunch time, serving selections of gastropub style food, mostly western.
Jl. Danau Poso 108, Sanur
Hours: 12 PM – 12 AM
Best for: Sushi and other Japanese food
Ryoshi Bali is the first Japanese restaurant in Bali and is a stage for both local and overseas Jazz musicians. Ryoshi comes up with a concept of Good Food, Cozy atmosphere and inexpensive price extending their market to nearly everyone of all ages. It has branches across Bali, including in Sanur.
Best for: Homemade Italian Food & Gelato
The Italian restaurant draws its inspiration from the culinary tradition of Southern Italy. Massimo serves authentic Italian food that expresses the real taste of homemade Italian food. The restaurant has a great commitment to using the best ingredients, which means no frozen food or processed ingredients and no pre-chopped produce. If you are not visiting for lunch or dinner, their gelato is fantastic as a snack in Bali hot weather.
Jl. Danau Tamblingan no. 228
0361 288 942
Hours: 11 AM – 10.45 PM
SOUL IN A BOWL
Best for: Jazz Night
At the heart of Sanur’s recently established ‘eat street’, located on the crossroads to the beach, you’ll find Soul in a Bowl – relaxed cafe by day, and laid back restaurant and bar by night.
Every Friday night, the 2nd-floor lounge transform into an intimate Jazz bar. Their annual event is called Soul Jam and here you can enjoy performances from Gatot Yudiantoro Quartet, Jim Larkin, Vegabond, and many more.
Spice by Chris Salans Sanur
Best for: Fine dining
A more affordable culinary journey made by the acclaimed chef Chris Salans, the founder of Mozaic restaurant. At Spice, all ingredients are locally sourced, with an emphasis on Indonesia’s aromatic toots, herbs, and spices. Here, the chef and the mixologist also collaborate closely to give you a good selection of wines and spirit.
Babi Guling Sanur
Best for: Authentic Balinese Food
A small warung in Sanur that serves one of the best authentic Babi Guling in town. The meat is cooked right and the ingredients are fresh. The serving can be a little spicy for the non-local, but definitely worth to try
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai, Sanur, Bali
Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM
Hit The Beach!
Best for: stylish beach club
Commanding jaw-dropping views, the 7000 square-meter beachfront oasis offers an unparalleled new beach club experience. With direct access to the beach, the ARTOTEL Beach Club (or ABC for short) features a designer swimming pool, a boutique store and tantalizing food and drink options – from its two-story restaurant to four stunning bars, surrounded by lush gardens, manicured lawns and a white sandy beach.
Best for: Water activity
Sanur beach is a serene site to watch the sunrise while jogging or simply walking along the white sands. “Bali is the morning of the world” is the right sentence after visiting Sanur This beach area is more relaxed and quiet than Kuta.
Various beach activities, such as sunbathing, sight-seeing, snorkeling, Kitesurfing, Stand up paddling, and sea walking (walk beneath the sea!) are awaiting travelers to visit Sanur. If you are visiting around July – August, you may watch the Bali Kite Festival. The annual international kite festival is held in Padang Galak area, Sanur Beach Bali.
Learn About Marine Life
Walk at the bottom of the ocean and meet all kinds of amazing sea life. With its unique diving system, even non-swimmers can enjoy the under the sea experience. Visitors will be equipped with modern helmet with transparent visor, without the heavy air tank. No need for any qualifications or diving experience.
Puri Santrian Hotel
Jl.Cemara No.35 Semawang,
Hours: 8 AM – 3 PM
Get close to sharks in a safe environment! Bali Sharks is a conservation nursery for young sharks. Besides saving sharks, it also opens an eco-tour that is ocean-friendly for all ages and experience levels, including non-swimmers. The tour also includes a visit to Turtle Conservation and Education Center.
Agus Bar & Restaurant
Jl. Tukad Punggawa
Museum Le Mayeur
The memorial museum is mainly showcasing the artworks from Adiren-Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres. He decided to spend his life in Bali after had traveled around the world. It is apparent from his paintings that he was impressed by the beauty of Balinese women and landscape. Besides paintings, there are also a lot of impressive Balinese architecture and sculpture to see.
Jalan Huang Tuah, Sanur
0361 286 201
Hours: Mon – Fri 8 AM – 2 PM
Griya Santrian Gallery
The open-air art gallery is located inside the Griya Santrian Hotel area. It often features art exhibition by local and international artists, as well as book launches and many other creative events. It is one of the most well-known galleries in Sanur area.