Bali and seafood go hand and hand. Along with impeccable graciousness and hospitality, Bali is also a melting pot for Eurasian cuisine. Many of the restaurants meld Balinese with French and Japanese influences to create truly unique and delectable dishes.
Popular Restaurants in Bali:
Ku De Ta arrived on the scene back in 2000 and soon became a "lifestyle destination icon." It is a place to see and be seen and everyone who is anyone finds their way to Ku de Ta when they are in Bali. The graciousness and hospitality of the Balinese together with the breathtakingly beautiful beachfront location of Ku De Ta are what make this venue so inviting. Ku De Ta offers a wide array of global dishes originating from France, Japan, Italy, Greece, America, Morocco and Thailand – all receiving a bit of a "Ku De Ta twist" to make each dish truly unique.
With over a dozen menus, there is literally a dish to appease every palate. Full menus are available for lunch and dinner and grazing food is served from noon until 10pm, including Asian tapas, sashimi and sushi, and oysters. Ku De Ta has a dress code. In the daytime, neat and casual attire shirts must be worn in all dining areas. In the evening, considered to be after 4 pm, smart casual attire is required. That means no singlets, no sports or surf branded apparel, and no board shorts. Beer & alcohol branded apparel is not permitted at Ku De Ta at any time. Security and management reserve the right to refuse entry in the restaurant. Prices are as follows: Breakfast: 35k – 90k rupiah ($4.00 - $10.50), Lunch: 40k – 140k rupiah ($5.00 - $17.00), Dinner: 140k – 360k rupiah ($17.00 - $43.00). Credit Cards: All major credit cards are accepted. Reservations are recommended. Hours are: Breakfast - 8am - noon (8am - 1.00pm Sundays), Lunch: 12pm - 4pm and Dinner: 4pm - midnight. Ku De Ta is located at Jalan Kayu Aya No. 9, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia 80361. Phone is +62 361 73 6969 and their website is www.kudeta.net
dining takes place in a re-creation of a Balinese home compound and on Wednesdays and Fridays, you can expect to see local dancers, gamelan players, or the odd barong dancer performing between tables. Swiss owner Heinz von Holzen's enthusiasm for Balinese cuisine is so strong that he's even written a book about it. The dishes on the menu at Bumbu Bali are authentic and not modified for Western tastes – keeping with traditional Balinese cuisine of "spiced - not spicy." Heinz's sambal is mixed with over 20 spices adding just the right amount of sizzle. Heinz insists on using the freshest ingredients and vegetables for the restaurant harvested overnight in the mountains and brought to the restaurant each day and daily a small team of four men bring provide the fish. The rijsttafel offers a sample the myriad of goods on offer and for something a bit more conservative, the green papaya soup with seafood – a meal in itself. The restaurant also hosts a cooking school. Prices for main courses range from Rp50,000-Rp175,000 ($6 - $21). Hours are 11am-10pm
daily. Mastercard and Visa are accepted. Bumbu Bali is located at Jl. Pratama, Tanjung Benoa. Their phone numbers are +62 361 774502, 772299 for the restaurant and 0361/771256 for the office. Their website is http://www.balifoods.com/
Sammy's is a happy little place on Jalan Padma Utara just behind the Maharti Resort. Yogi, the man in charge, is a real character and an institution at this establishment. Everyone from locals to visitors are welcomed as if they're family by Yogi and the entire staff – many report that "the atmosphere is the best you could find, everybody laughing and teasing and joking around." The food at Sammy's is very well priced, a mix of western and local dishes, the beer is, as promised, very cold. As with any great restaurant worth its weight, this place has a lot of repeat customers - their faces always light up when they see Yogi. Sammy's has the feel of a big family reunion. Menu examples with pricing: Gato Gato (vegetable salad with peanut dressing) - $4.50, Pizza - $4.00, Beef curry - just under $8.00, Burger - just under $5.00, Coke - $1.25, Bintang (beer) - $2.00, milkshake - $2.50. Sammy's is THE place to go! It's located at Jalan Padma Utara, legian, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia.
is a 'dining-must' for first-time tourists and families, The popular Indonesian offerings such as gado gado, satay, and curries are all recommended – the price is right and the portions are amazing. The menu at Made's includes a bagel with smoked marlin, tofu burgers, Caesar salad, and daily fresh fish specials. Paintings, memorabilia, and nostalgic posters give Made's a cozy feel and the tables spill out in the courtyard where tango aficionados can regularly be seen. Friday and Saturday nights include a live Balinese dance performance. Prices are as follows: Balinese Rp40,000-Rp45,000 $5 - $5.50); Indonesian Rp25,000-Rp55,000 ($3 - $6.50); shabu shabu Rp90,000-Rp100,000 ($10.50 - $12). American Express, Visa and Mastercard are accepted. Hours are 10am-midnight daily. Reservations are recommended. Made's Warung is located at Jalan Raya Seminyak, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia. They can be reached at 0361/73213. Their website is www.madeswarung.com
The Kori Restaurant and Bar
displays finery uncharacteristic of Bali. Choose indoor tables complete with linen and silver or more romantic cushioned bamboo platforms in the narrow garden oasis. The light lunch menu features malai köfte (spicy vegetarian fritters in a curry sauce) or the mouth-burning Bali chili burger (if you dare!). The dinner menu is very much like a typical Western steakhouse including mixed grill of U.S. beef loin, spare ribs, pork cutlet, and Nuernberger sausages. A recommended menu choice is the Singapore chili crab, savory and spicy fresh black Bali crabs served with a bib. At the high end of the menu is the giant seafood grill, cooked and served on a hot lava stone. Prices for main courses range from Rp30,000-Rp140,000 ($3 - $17). Major credit cards are accepted. Hours are noon-11pm daily. Reservations are recommended. Their phone number is 361/758605. And their website is www.korirestaurant.co.id