On vacation to Bali, apart from visiting Bali attractions, you also will look for places to eat. Furthermore, Bali island offers many restaurant choices, from luxury restaurants, unique dining places to simple food stalls. Bali island also offers a wide variety of cuisine, any food you ask, Bali has it. When I visit a specific country, I love to try local cuisine, and how about you? Are you have the interest to try local food while on holiday in Bali? If yes, on this page, I will inform you 10 best Bali local food restaurants, loved by Indonesian tourists.
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Furthermore, on this page, I will list 10 best Bali local food restaurants popular among Indonesian tourists. It means the restaurant listed on this page will list Indonesian culinary and Balinese cuisine. Indeed each restaurant will offer cheap food prices, delicious, and halal food.
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List of 10 Best Bali Local Food Restaurants
Furthermore, the author is not affiliated with all the local restaurant’s lists on this page. The source listing of the 10 best Bali local food restaurants on this page is not copypaste.
Above all, the authors get data sources for famous places to eat for Bali’s local food from Wira Tour Bali customer’s request. Most Wira Tour Bali customers are Indonesian travelers who usually book Bali river rafting, Bali car rental with drivers, or Bali water sports packages.
1. Jimbaran Beach Grilled Seafood Cafe
Firstly, Jimbaran beach is one of the white sand beaches that you should visit in Bali. Due to shoreline of Jimbaran beach face to the west, make the Jimbaran beach great for sunset views. Most visitors who come to Jimbaran beach during sunset will also have grilled seafood dinner on the coast.
Furthermore, the Jimbaran grilled seafood menu includes grilled lobster, prawn, fish, squid, and all grilled seafood served with steam rice. Meanwhile, things that make the Jimbaran grilled seafood menu unique lies on the sauce and condiment. It uses Balinese red chili sauce and Balinese raw spicy shallot sambal.
While Jimbaran grilled seafood’s price varies, especially for the grilled lobster. For grill lobster price base on the weight of the lobster. While enjoying a grilled seafood dinner with a beautiful view of the Jimbaran beach, visitors entertain by Balinese dance. Also, there is a busker that you can hire, and you can request your favorite song.
With a beautiful white sand beach, sunset view, grilles seafood dinner making Jimbaran seafood cafe one of Bali’s restaurants that you must visit. Please note, there is plenty of seafood cafe on the Jimbaran cost line, offer grilled seafood. So, it is not only one restaurant. Therefore, it’s great to walk around the beach and look at each cafe before you decide to have dinner.
Grille Seafood Cafe Jimbaran Opening hours: 11:00 - 22:00. Best time to go: 17:00. Location Google map: Jimbaran Beach Shore Line Seafood Cafe Food price: average IDR 500,000 for two people. Read More: Jimbaran Beach Bali.
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2. Ibu Mangku Chicken Rice Food Stall In Ubud
For your information, Warung means food stall. Most Indonesian vacationists who have a holiday to Ubud will spare their time to have lunch at the Warung Ibu Mangku chicken rice Kedewatan Ubud during lunchtime. Warung Ibu Mangku chicken rice is one of Bali’s island’s favorite dining places by Indonesian tourists. Almost every day, Warung Ibu Mangku chicken rice crowded with visits from domestic tourists.
Ibu Mangku Kedewatan’s food stall main menu is Balinese mixed chicken rice, which is undoubtedly one of Bali’s halal food. Furthermore, on Ibu Mangku Balinese mixed chicken rice menu, you will find;
- Steam rice.
- Betutu chicken.
- Shredded chicken.
- Minced chicken in banana leaf.
- Fried chicken, and chicken satay.
The current price for a portion of Ibu Mangku’s chicken rice is IDR 35,000 / serving. Meanwhile, for me, one serving is immensely satisfying to eat.
Apart from the Kedewatan Ubud area, Ibu Mangku’s chicken rice has also opened three other branches:
- Renon Denpasar area.
- Seminyak tourist area.
- Uluwatu area.
Ibu Mangku Kedewatan Chicken Rice Stalls Ubud Opening hours: 08:00 - 18:00. Best time to go: 11:00 - 13:00. Location Google Map: Nasi Ayam Kedewatan Bu Mangku. Food price average IDR 100,000 for two people.
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3. Grand Puncak Sari Restaurant Kintamani
Furthermore, one of the popular tourist attractions of Bali is the Kintamani. Indonesian tourists like Kintamani as a vacation destination because it offers a fantastic view of active volcanoes and natural lakes with fresh air.
You can view the lake and volcano from the main road. However, seeing the Kintamani volcano and Batur lake while having lunch is the best way. One of the favorite Kintamani restaurants for Indonesian tourists is the Grand Puncak Sari Restaurant Kintamani.
At the Grand Puncak Sari Restaurant Kintamani, visitors can see Mount Batur and Lake Batur’s beautiful views while enjoying lunch. Furthermore, The restaurant provides all you can eat buffet lunch with varied food serving and affordable prices.
Grand Puncak Sari Kintamani Restaurant. Opening hours: 08:00 - 17:00. Best time to go: 11:00 - 13:00. Location Google Map: Click Here. Food price: IDR 100,000 / 1 person. You can eat as much as you want. More detailed info: Grand Puncak Sari Kintamani Restaurant.
4. Mak Beng Food Stalls Sanur Beach
First, Warung Mak Beng’s location close to Sanur beach Bali. The main menu of the Mak Beng food stalls is fish head soup and spicy fried fish. Warung Mak Beng is an ordinary food stall, like the food stalls you usually see in Bali. However, Mak Beng food stalls are always crowded with visitors. Mak Beng food stalls now become one of the favorite places to eat in Bali for Indonesian tourists.
Then, by paying the food price of IDR 55,000 per portion, you will get:
- A plate of steam rice.
- A small bowl Skipjack tuna soup.
- One small piece of fried Skipjack tuna with sauce.
Warung Mak Beng Warung Sanur. Opening hours: 08:00 - 22:00. Location Google Map: Click Here. Best time to visit: avoid lunch and dinner hours, so you don't get in line.
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5. Mentari Restaurant Bedugul
After finishing their vacation at the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple Bedugul, most Indonesian travelers will have lunch at the Mentari restaurant Bedugul.
Mentari Restaurant provides all you can eat buffet menu. Restaurant visitors will take food directly according to their tastes. Available food menus such as:
- Vegetable soup.
- Mixed vegetables with peanut sauce.
- Chicken soup.
- French fries.
- Fried rice. If you don’t like fried rice, you can choose steam rice.
- For the choice of side dishes available, chicken satay, fried chicken, fish satay, spring rolls with tauco sauce, fried eggs, and prawn crackers.
Bedugul Mentari Restaurant. Opening hours: 11:00 - 16:00. Best time to go: 11:00 - 13:00. Location Google Map: Click Here. Food price: IDR 100,000 / 1 person.
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6. Chicken Betutu Gilimanuk
One of the most famous Balinese food menus besides suckling pig is the Betutu Chicken menu. To find a place to eat on Bali’s island that provides a chicken betutu menu is very easy. The most famous Chicken Betutu restaurant for Indonesian travelers is the Chicken Betutu Gilimanuk restaurant.
The Chicken Betutu Gilimanuk restaurant has seven outlets. The closest outlet of the Chicken Betutu Gilimanuk restaurant from Kuta beach is on Jl. Raya Tuban No. 2X, Tuban. At the restaurant, you have an option to choose the chicken betutu portion size. You can request a whole chicken, half whole chicken, or just a quarter.
Chicken Betutu Gilimanuk Restaurant Opening hours: 09:00 - 22:00. Best time to go: 11:00 - 13:00. Location Google Map: Click Here. Food price: depends on the chicken betutu size.
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7. Nasi Pecel Bu Tinuk
Above all, for Indonesian tourists, visiting the Bu Tinuk food stall is mandatory. The Bu Tinuk food stall main menu is Nasi Pecel with grilled chicken, tempeh. From morning until noon, the Bu Tinuk food stall always crowded with visitors. Other things you need to know, you are free to choose the available menu. Also, the food price will adjust to the menu options you choose.
Ibu Tinuk's Nasi Pecel Restaurant. Opening hours: 24 hours. Location Google Map: Click Here. Food price: vary depends on the menu customers choose.
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8. Bu Andika’s Spicy Rice Food Stall
Furthermore, Bu Andika’s spicy rice food stall is located right in front of Supernova, close to the Joger Bali T-shirts store. Also, Bu Andika’s spicy rice food stall is always busy with domestic tourists visit.
The rice available is plain mixed rice with a wide selection of side dishes, such as shredded chicken meat, fried chicken skin, chicken liver, noodles, and salted fish. Things that make Bu Andika’s Spicy Rice Food Stall so popular among Indonesian tourist lies on the spicy sauce. Honestly, I can’t stand with the spiciness of the sauce. Therefore, this food stall suitable for those who have a taste for spicy food.
Bu Andika's Spicy Rice Food Stall. Opening hours: 24 hours. Location Google Map: Click Here. Food prices vary base on the item that you order.
9. Bebek Tepi Sawah Ubud Restaurant
Firstly, Ubud Bebek Tepi Sawah restaurant offers the atmosphere of a dining spot next to a rice field. Furthermore, Bebek Tepi Sawah Ubud Restaurant’s main menu is a crispy fried duck.
The crispy fried duck is serving with stem rice, green beans with coconut milk, prawn crackers, orange slices, and watermelon as the garnish. Crispy fried duck dishes will be more delicious for you to eat when it’s still hot. Because when it is still hot, the duck skin feels crisp, the inside of the duck meat feels soft, and the marinade seeps into the duck meat.
Bebek Tepi Sawah Ubud Restaurant Opening hours: 10:00 - 20:00. Location Google Map: Click Here. Crispy Fried Duck Menu Price: IDR 105,000 / portion. More detailed info: Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant Ubud.
10. Bebek Bengil Ubud Restaurant
Furthermore, the Bebek Bengil Restaurant Ubud location is on Jalan Hanoman – Padang Tegal Ubud near Ubud Monkey Forest. Above all, the Bebek Bengil Restaurant in Ubud serves fried duck as its flagship menu. Fried duck accompanied with steam rice, sambal (chili sauce), or raw chili sauce and vegetable. Also, visitors will dining can enjoy lunch with rice fields garden and rice field view.
The food and drinks price offered is comparable to the atmosphere and facilities provided.
Bebek Bengil Restaurant Ubud Opening hours: 10:00 - 22:30. Location Google Map: Click Here. Menu Price of Crispy Fried Bebek Bengil: IDR 132,500 / portion.
How To Get The Location Of 10 Best Bali Local Food Restaurants
In terms of Bali transportation, the best choice is private transportation. There are two types of personal transport in Bali, which is scooter and car. Also, by getting a private vehicle, you can get around in Bali quickly. Consequently, to get a company that provides scooter rental and car hire in Bali is easy. All you require to do is to use Google. On Google page, you will find a lot of scooter rental and car hire in Bali.
For scooter rental prices in Bali depend on the type of scooter that you want to ride. The average scooter rental rate in Bali around IDR 75,000/24 hours without fuel.
For self-drive, Bali’s car hire is quite challenging to get due to most of Bali’s car rental only providing car hire with driver. Moreover, seven-seater Bali car rental with driver will cost around IDR 700,000/10 hours with driver and fuel.
Frequently Ask Questions
Our customers who book Bali marine sports activity, besides asking about the best Bali local food restaurants, also often ask other questions about Bali culinary. Below are the common commonly asked inquiries about Bali culinary by our customers.
There is plenty of famous food in Bali love by locals, such as Lawar, Jukut Ares, and pork mint satay. However, the majority of Balinese people are Hindu; therefore, Balinese love to eat pork. One of the famous food in Bali and Balinese love it is the suckling pig.
From my experience eating seafood in Bali, I don’t get any issue, or any problem occurs after eating seafood in Bali, as long the place you eat is clean. Also, make sure the seafood is fresh.
The food price in Bali is differing, even though you eat the same kind of cuisine. It depends on which area and type of restaurant you dine. Let’s say you eat one of Ubud, Kuta, Seminyak’s restaurants, the average cost for one person around IDR 250,000. However, if you eat on a local food stall, the average meal cost around IDR 50,000/person.
I read several articles on the internet and mention that the Bali national dish is fried rice or commonly called Nasi Goreng. However, as Balinese and born in Bali, I know that Nasi Goreng is an Indonesian national dish, not Balinese. Even though you can easily find Nasi Goreng in Bali, Nasi Goreng is not Bali’s national dish.
From my experience living on the Balinese community, on religious event celebration, Balinese loves to eat, suckling pig, lawar, pork mint satay, not nasi goreng.