If you are heading to Bali for the first time I have to warn you that is is a foodies paradise. There is so much to choose from so here’s my Bali foodie guide to help make your decisions a little easier.
Bali was so much more than I’ve hoped for, but if I had to choose one word to describe it best in my heart, I think I would go for an adventure. Surfing the mad waves, climbing and hiking, chasing waterfalls, swinging over the jungle, cliff jumping, “scootering” around narrow streets – only a few of the most interesting activities. Attention adrenaline junkies, you will love this island
After all the adventure you need to eat. I am going to point you towards some of the best places I tried on my Balinese holiday, from traditional to Mexican and Japanese. Bali has it all!
Bali Foodie Guide
Bebek Teba Sari Restaurant Ubud
This place is mandatory for a full Indonesian experience and it was actually recommended by our local friend, Made. Nasi Goreng, Mie Goreng, Bebek Garing or Pisang Goreng – No clue what am I talking about? Then you should definitely go to Bebek Teba Sari and find out more about the traditional Indonesian food which is truly yummy.
As a plus, you get to eat your lunch with rice terraces views and if you are lucky enough to get one of the floating huts, you will be able to feed the fish directly from your table.
Tip: Try Bebek Garing – their traditional crispy duck and Pisang Goreng – the most renowned Balinese dessert.
The View at La Joya Biu Biu II
This is the perfect place for lunch or dinner with a view. Situated on a cliff in Jimbaran, the restaurant is the ultimate location for sunset lovers. It offers Indonesian and Mediterranean cuisine in a fancy setting overlooking the Indian Ocean. What more could you wish for?
Tip: For fish lovers, I recommend trying the tuna steak. Do not forget about the yummy appetizers and desserts!
La Plancha Beach & Bar in Seminyak
Seminyak is well known on the island for the beautiful sunsets it offers, so when I first saw this amazing colourful beach club, I knew we must pay it a visit. We enjoyed some cold Coronas and fresh seafood with front row tickets to one of the most amazing sunsets we have ever seen.
Pretty hard to make a reservation since this is not possible online, but if you arrive there one hour before sunset, you won’t have any problems in finding a good table.
Tip: Meat lovers should not worry. You can also find yummy alternatives such as burgers, chicken wings or pork ribs!
Sushi at Terasi Ubud
Firstly, I must admit I am a sushi addict so I have tried as much as I could all around the world. But Balinese sushi was simply amazing and made my holiday even better. Fresh fish and seafood probably made the trick and convinced me to return to this place three times in my two weeks escape in Bali and I bet you will too.
Tip: Good selection of fresh juices and I must mention the low prices compared to Europe which was such good news for me!
Motel Mexicola in Seminyak
As you can already guess, this is the place to enjoy some delicious Mexican food in a lovely atmosphere. Anyone who does a little research about Bali knows that Motel Mexicola is mandatory to visit. I suggest coming for dinner and enjoy a late night out with your loved one or your friends since the party will get started around 10 pm.
This is one of the coolest restaurants I have been to lately. Do not expect luxury, but be prepared for good Mexican food and the time of your life.
Be sure to try their amazing tacos!
These are my top Bali foodie guide picks for your Balinese experience, but I also have one extra tip: do not leave Bali without indulging in their amazing fruit platters and fresh juices in the morning: pineapple, watermelon, dragon fruit, melon, mango, papaya and many others which taste incredible.
About the author
I am blonde and I am around the world every time my day job as a criminal lawyer allows me. I have a huge list of all the places I want to visit and the things I want to experience when I will be lucky enough to get there. You can find me on Instagram and my blog.
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