OK, there are many, many restaurants I can recommend to visit for your holiday in Bali but to find the true hidden gems (those eating venues not mentioned in every single Bali article), we need to get some insiders tips from locals and expats living on the island. Why not ask our own team members about their favourite places to eat? Great idea! I asked around and so here we are with our personal recommendations: Villa Finder’s favourite restaurants in Bali. Some of the restaurants got 2 votes – let’s start with those:
1. Sushi Tei – Personal favourite of Weni and Amelia
Take a peek into the kitchen at Sushi Tei and see how those sushi masters at work. It is possible at this modern sushi restaurant on Sunset Road or in their second outlet inside the popular Beachwalk Shopping mall in Kuta. Japanese food addicts can keep on munching at Sushi Tei, just like 2 of our staff members, Weni and Amelia. Weni works at reservation and she says the food at Sushi Tei is delicious and great value for money. Amelia, our marketing executive, claims this restaurant has the best sushi and sashimi around. If you love sushi, don’t miss out on lunch or dinner at this place!
Sushi Tei, Jl. Sunset Road No.99, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali. Contact: +62 361 849 6496. Open every day from 11 am to 11 pm
2. Bistrot – Favourite Bali restaurant of Edouard & Avron
It is not only the vintage interior design that is striking at Bistrot – the food is also amazing! This super Instagrammable Bali restaurant, located in trendy Petitenget is a personal recommendation from Edouard, our former Head of Distribution. He should know – he is a French native. For the absolute perfect combination, go for duck & wine, Edouard says. He is not the only Villa Finder team member who recommends The Bistrot. Avron, one of our Bali travel consultants, says the food is very good and he also mentions the facts that this restaurant is great for taking photos. Go check this place out – it is located on Bali’s one and only ‘Eat Street’ in the Oberoi district of Seminyak.
3. Watercress Cafe – Recommended by Maria & Diah
Watercress Cafe is located in Batu Belig (Close to Seminyak and Canggu) and in Ubud. Always busy in a friendly way, you can tell this place serves excellent food! Those into healthy salads and (Revolver!!!) coffee with home-baked sweet treats, make sure to stop by Watercress Cafe during your island stay! Our travel consultant Diah says the zucchini salad is heavenly and Maria, our Head of Finance, recommends the Watercress Signature Salad with feta, pomelo, organic greens, coriander and more yummy ingredients, fresh from the land.
Watercress Cafe, Jalan Batu Belig No.21 A, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali. / Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali. Contact: +62 851 0280 8030 / +62 361 976 127. Open daily from 7.30 am – 10 pm / 10.30 pm.
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4. Naughty Nuris – Adrian’s Favourite Restaurant in Bali
Adrian, one of our Bali concierges, just can’t get enough of the food at Naughty Nuri’s. “The best pork ribs on the island” he says. I drive past this restaurant every day and I must say, it is always busy! Reason enough to believe the food at Naughty Nuri is something special, indeed!
5. Ling Ling’s Bali – Recommended by Jolien
This cute restaurant in Seminyak is Jolien’s favourite. Our sales manager, Jolien, praises Ling Ling’s for the amazing atmosphere, the great cocktails and the best Japanese tapas! The quirky design of this Asian fusion restaurant certainly in unique – a great hang-out spot with friends from dinnertime until late at night.
Ling Ling’s Bali, Jl. Petitenget No.43B, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali. Contact: +62 819 1641 7867. Opening hours: daily from 12 pm to 1 am.
6. Milu by Nook – Recommended by Jenny
For delightful food with a view, Milu by Nook is just the right place to be! Milu by Nook is the favourite place to eat of Jenny, one of Villa Finder’s travel consultants in Bali. Nook is one of the most famous rice field restaurants in Bali and Milu is her little sister located in Canggu. “The atmosphere is very nice with plants and rice paddy views and the food is so good food and great value!” – Jenny.
Milu by Nook, Jl. Pantai Berawa No. 90 XO, Canggu, Kuta, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali. Contact: +62 822 4711 4441. Opening hours: every day from 8 am to 11 pm.
7. Milk and Madu – Personal favourite of Trisna
Come here for breakfast in the morning and order a smoothie bowl – “it is heaven” says our travel consultant Trisna. “Beautiful location, super duper fresh food and Good portions.” Milk and Madu has got two locations in Bali, one in Canggu and one in Ubud. It is a very family-friendly restaurant and the choices of delicious dishes on the menu are abundant.
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8. O Lala Bistronomy – David’s Favourite place to eat in Bali
Got to listen to the Boss! David is the founder of Villa Finder and he shows some taste, recommending O Lala Bali as the best restaurant on Bali Island. David says this restaurant, hidden away in the emerald paddy fields of Umalas, has a great atmosphere. “Eat at the Bar for a great discussion with the team”. O Lala Bali is a French gourmet restaurant with Mediterranean influences. A place to fall in love with: sophisticated French food, an excellent wine list, beautiful interiors and a great location.
O Lala Bistronomy, Jalan Bumbak Dauh, Gang Carik No.1, Umalas II, Kerobokan, North Kuta, Kerobokan, Bali. Contact: +62 812 3669 6727. Opening hours: every day from 11 am to 11 pm. Stay near O Lala for more convenience!
9. Flapjaks – Nina’s Favourite place to get pancakes on the island
Nina, another one of our awesome travel consultant, has got a soft spot for sweets. She loves chocolate, ice cream, biscuits, pancakes and Flapjaks is her favourite place to eat in Bali. Now, this girl knows what a pancake needs to get 5 stars, and Flapjaks Bali does the trick. “The pancakes are really yummy” she says and they come in all sorts of flavours, even with ice cream on top. Olala! Flapjaks is located in Kuta with one venue located by the beach and one in Tuban.
Flapjaks, Jl. Pantai Kuta No.1, Kuta, Bali / Jl. Kartika Plaza, Kuta, Bali. Contact: +62 895 353 120 105 / +62 361 763 100. Open every day from 8 am / 7.30 am – 12 am.
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