Where is the best place to eat in Seminyak? In a city where a new restaurant seems to be opening every week, this has become one of the most commonly asked (and difficult to answer) questions from visitors to Bali. We have decided to narrow the selection by giving you our 15 favourite Seminyak restaurants to indulge in a gourmet, upscale dining experience. Happy dining everyone!
One of Bali’s well-known fine-dining restaurants, Sardine serves French cuisine in a setting of green rice paddies and banana trees. The restaurant itself sits in a bamboo pavilion and serves up fresh and healthy organic produce from the farm. Highly recommended!
Location: Jalan Petitenget No. 21 | Kerobokan, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Phone: +62 (0) 361-8436333
Opening Hours: 11.30 am – 1 am
Price range: Rp. 125.000 – Rp. 285.000 mains
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Another one of Seminyak’s original 5-course, French-inspired establishments, Métis still earns its spot on our list due to its consistent quality of dishes and sophisticated ambience. The steak is a must-try and the French wine list is comprehensive (with prices you’d expect at home). The new sofa lounge and bar looking out across the lily pond and lotus blossoms make this a safe choice for large groups and special occasions. You can also opt for a seat at the private garden, it’s very romantic!
Location: Jalan Petitenget No 6 | Kerobokan, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Phone: +62 (0) 361-4737888
Opening hours: 11 am – 4 pm | 5.30 pm – 11.30 pm
Price Range: Rp. 78,000 – Rp. 275,000
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3. Mama San
A relatively new kid on Seminyak’s foodie block, Mama San has quickly earned a reputation as an innovative and fresh restaurant here in Bali. Home to an Asian fusion-inspired kitchen, the starters and main dishes complement each other well and are intended to be shared in a sampling style. The beef and bamboo dumplings along with the clay pot snapper never fail to impress. The energy is buzzing, the tables intimate, and the bill is affordable for its quality. Reservations required; book far in advance if possible.
Part of the Sarong Group, they also have a restaurant in Ubud called Hujan Locale. Equally amazing!
Location: Jalan Raya Kerobokan | Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Phone: +62 (0) 361-730436
Opening hours: 12 pm – 3 pm | 6 pm – 11 pm
Price Range: Rp. 80.000 – 155.000 mains
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A fan favourite located in the middle of Petitenget, Sarong serves large portions of Asian-fused dishes resembling a combination of Thai and Indian flavours. From crispy pork belly and tempura zucchini flowers to Tandoori chicken and garlic naan, it is easy to find a range of options for every appetite. Note: Tell the waiter in advance if you can’t handle spicy food, as many of the dishes are on the spicier side.
Location: 19x Jalan Petitenget | Kerobokan, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Phone: +62 (0) 361-4737809
Opening hours: 6.30 pm – 12 am
Price Range: Rp. 100.000 – 165.000 mains
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Strongly argued to be the best new restaurant in Seminyak, Bambu is a hidden gem specialising in classic Indonesian cuisine with a fresh twist. Chicken sate, prawns, spicy sambal; it’s everything you love about the small warungs (local cafes) in a gourmet setting. For dessert, try the dadar gulung– green pandan crepes wrapped around coconut and palm sugar, served with ice cream.
Location: Jl. Petitenget no. 198 | Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Phone: +62 (0) 361-8469797
Opening hours: 6 pm -12 am
Price range: Rp. 115.000 – Rp. 200.000 mains
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Biku is not only great for family high teas, but also perfect for dinner. Set up in a beautiful 150-year-old rustic Joglo pavilion in Petitenget, featuring an indoor and outdoor sitting areas plus a little playing nook for the kids, with toys and pencils, Biku makes a favourite restaurant for families with kids. The menu is diverse from traditional Indonesian food to salads, (veggie) burgers and homemade pies to Indian, Chinese and Thai inspired dishes. Kids will not be left out with Biku’s special kids’ menu to make happy little bellies round and full again.
7. La Lucciola
This absolute oceanfront dining venue is almost iconic to Seminyak restaurant scene, serving outstanding Italian haute-cuisine to sunset views and the sound of the sea. Think homemade pasta, risotto, oven-baked snapper with shallots and oregano, excellent coffee and mouthwatering desserts. Yum! From the parking lot, you have to enter the Petitenget Temple to get to La Lucciola, tucked in a beautiful double-storey pavilion with a tropical thatched rooftop. The ambience is chic and yet warm and cosy. Another family favourite and also perfectly intimate for romantic couples wanting to enjoy a candlelight dinner by the seaside in Seminyak.
Location: Pantai Petitenget, Jalan Kayu Aya | Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: (0361) 730838
Opening hours: daily from 9 am to 11 pm
Price range: Rp. 170.000 – 270.000 mains
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8. Merah Putih
Named after the colours of the Indonesian flag; White and Red, Merah Putih serves excellent traditional Indonesian food with a thrilling modern twist. Merah Putih follows the tradition of family dining where plates are served in the middle of the table for friends and family to share. The menu is split into a traditional and a more experimental modern section. All dishes are delicious with spices and flavours from across the archipelago. Not only the food is great, the architectural design of this restaurants is also spectacular! Go check it out!
Location: Jl. Petitenget No.100X, | Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: (0361) 8465950
Opening hours: daily from 10 am to 11 pm
Price Range: Rp. 60.000 – 180.000
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Much loved among expats, Ryoshi combines outstanding Japanese cuisine with great quality live Jazz bands. Therefore, this restaurant is also known as ‘The House of Jazz’. Sit down at the Japanese-style dining table for the best spot to dine, enjoy the food and watch the live band at the same time. Ryoshi features a double-storey, thatch-roofed pavilion with open-air and air-conditioned dining areas to suit everybody’s needs. You can munch on homemade sushi rolls all evening long, and you will probably stay until closing time when the band has put an end to this amazing evening out. Monday evenings are the best when Rio Sidik kicks off their live set.
Location: Jl. Raya Seminyak No.17 | Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: (0361) 731152
Opening hours: daily from 12 am to 12 pm
Price Range: Rp. 50.000 – Rp. 140.000 mains
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10. La Baracca
La Baracca has been claimed to be the best Italian Restaurant of this sophisticated little beach town. Simple, delicious and affordable, you can get a slice of Italy right in Bali, Seminyak. They also have two other outlets in Canggu and Uluwatu. Enjoy a good glass of wine and mouthwatering Italian delights in a heartwarming ambience. Can’t go wrong with this one!
Note: Our Chief Technology Officer and Sales Manager highly recommend this one. You’ve got to try it!
At Zibiru, you can indulge some authentic Italian home cooking by the Executive Chef Luigi Calcagnoin. This restaurant, tucked away on Jalan Drupadi in the heart of Seminyak, has got a chic and yet a cozy and homey ambience. Romantic couples will love sitting up on the rooftop terrace, dining by candlelight beneath the starry night sky. On top of that, this restaurant features a live Jazz band every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. All pasta is handmade from scratch and the fresh produce originates from Zibiru’s own organic farm in the mountains of Bali Island. Simply, wow!
Location: Jalan Drupadi 7, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 822 3663 1302 or email@example.com
Opening hours: 5 pm – 12 am
Price range: Rp.80.000 – 235.000 mains
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12. Saigon Street
Hot steaming bowls of Pho, the traditional Vietnamese noodle soups, fresh spring rolls and exciting drinks, Saigon Street is a hip, stylish, fusion dining hub serving authentic Vietnamese food. This modern bar and restaurant is located right on Jalan Petitenget and you will easily spot the colourful neon lights and retro lounge vibe from afar. The spicy berry juice is actually very spicy, a great way to get used to those chili peppers. Oh, and they got a kids’ menu too, so no worries!
13. Aya Street
Aya Street aims to introduce modern Peruvian cuisine to the Indonesian community. Known to many as the first Peruvian restaurant in Bali, Aya Street is more than just a dining venue. They play live music that fills the air and feature inspiring masterpieces that embellish their walls. On top of that, all their dishes are so exquisitely presented, they look like little pieces of art. You can also interact with the chef and see how your food are prepared at the show bar. What an amazing experience!
Note: Aya Street’s ceviche is a must-try. It is cooked to perfection!
Location: Jl. Petitenget No.99 A, Seminyak 80361
Contact: 0877 6302 9889
Opening hours: 6 pm – 1 am
Price range: Rp. 105.000 – Rp. 250.000 mains
Labelling themselves as a ‘Meat Boutique’, Boy’N’Cow Steakhouse focus on the quality before anything else. They only use grain and grass-fed beef, mainly imported from Australia and the United States. They are known for their dry-aged beef, which is more tender and packed with flavour. The prices are on the higher side, but trust me, once you’ve tried the food here, you’ll keep on coming back!
15. Barbacoa Bali
Transport yourself to Barbacoa Bali for a cosy, elegant dinner in the center of Seminyak. Barbacoa Bali serves delightful Spanish barbecue food with an Argentinian twist. Sit outdoor at the alfresco dining area for the stunning, lush green field, sip your margarita as you enjoy their specialty 8-hour wood fire cooked pork. This is a great place for families, and also a romantic place for love birds!
Any Seminyak spots you think should have made the top 15 cut? Feel free to comment below, we’re happy to hear from you 🙂
P.S. Most of these restaurants require bookings ahead of time so don’t forget to make a reservation in advance for evening meals!
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