10 delicious dishes should try in Bali

Bali is not only famous for its endless blue beaches, mysterious spiritual areas but also the culinary paradise of the country. The first Bali travel tourists not only find the cheap local restaurant but also a variety of other dining options such as enjoying coffee at half-time with great coffee flavor combining Texas and Mexico culture, or being attracted by the bakery or fresh seafood. Below is a list of good restaurants for the first time travelers to Bali.

  1. Babi Guling (Suckling Pig)

The taste of Babi guiling is always attractive tourists.
The taste of Babi guiling is always attractive tourists.

Also known as Bali Suckling Pig, Babi Guling is one of Bali’s most famous local dishes. Pigs are marinated with local herbs and spices then roasted. Soft meat pieces served with rice, stewed vegetables, pork sausages and fried pork.

There are many places to sell Babi Guling but the most famous is the Ibu Oka store chain. Travelers should go to lunch early because they usually close prematurely.

Some addresses for delicious Babi Guling restaurants in Bali:

Warung Babi Guling (often closed early): Jalan Suweta Gianyar, Ubud, (open daily from 11am to 7pm) | Tel: +62 361 976 345

Branches: Jalan Raya Mas Peliatan, Ubud | Jalan Tegal Sari No. 2, Ubud

Warung Babi Guling Pak Malen: Jalan Sunset Road No. 5 Seminyak, Kuta (open daily from 10am to 9pm) | Tel: +62 361 7452968

  1. Balinese Kopi (Coffee)

Coffee is a popular drink in Bali
Coffee is a popular drink in Bali

Coffee or Kopi in Bali is different from other parts of Indonesia. Coffee on the island was brought by a businessman from Lombok for the first time. Most of the coffee is grown in the Northeast of the island due to its fertile volcanic soil and ideal climate.

If you walk alone after a dinner in central Ubud, do not miss the opportunity to enjoy coffee in Anomali. Ice cream latte here tastes difficult to resist on hot and humid nights.

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Good Café Location in Bali:

Revolver Expresso: Jalan Kayu Aya No. 3, Oberoi, Seminyak (open daily from: 8am to 5pm) | Tel: +62 0361 788 4968

Anomali Coffee: Jalan Raya Ubud No. 88 (Sunday – Tuesday open from: 7-22: 00 / Friday and Saturday open from 7am to 10:30 pm) | Tel: +62 361 972263

Branch: Jalan Kayu Aya (Oberoi) No. 7b Seminyak, (Sunday – Tuesday is open from 6:30 to 22:00 / Friday to Saturday from 6:30 to 23:00) | Tel: +62 361 736687

Seniman Coffee Studio: Jalan Sriwedari No. 5, Ubud, 80561 (Open from 8am to 7pm) | Tel: +62 361 972085

    3. Casual Western Cafes

Some dishes in western café
Some dishes in western café

Fried egg, burgers, waffles and other dishes of the West can be found in most cafes in Bali to cater to a large number of tourists. Not only cheap price but the quality of service here is very good. Guests will enjoy energy-filled meals for both Bali’s long journey.


Kitchenette: JL. Pantai Kuta, Beachwalk, 1st Floor, Kuta (Monday to Saturday open from 9am to 12am / Sunday from 9am to 11pm) | Tel: +62 361 8464937

The Fat Turtle: Jalan Petitenget No.886A, Seminyak, Kuta, Badung (Open daily from 9: 00-19: 00) | Tel: +62 813-3737-4766

Sisterfields Cafe: Jl. Kayu Cendana No.7, Seminyak 80361 (Open daily from 7 am to 5 pm) | Tel: +62 811-3860-507

  1. Dessert dishes

A lovely dessert restaurant in Bali
A lovely dessert restaurant in Bali

For devotees of dessert, Bali is a culinary paradise. The dessert here is so rich and varied that you can easily find in any shop in Bali. Especially, the price here is relatively cheap. Visitor can not miss the opportunity to enjoy delicious snacks at the café in Seminyak and Ubud.

Address the delicious dessert bar in Bali:

Angelita Patisserie: Jalan Raya Kerobokan no. 10A Banjar Taman, Kerobokan, Kuta (Open daily from 10am to 10pm) | Tel: +62 361 7473138

Alchemy: Jl. Penestanan Klod, Ubud 80571 (Open daily from 7 am to 9 pm) | Tel: +62 361 971 981

CarameL Patisserie and Café: Jl. Hanoman No. 4B, Ubud 80571 (Monday to Wednesday open from 10am to 9pm) | Tel: +62 361 970 847

  1. Ice Creams, Gelatos, Sherbets

Ice cream is so eye-catching.
Ice cream is so eye-catching.

Visitors can easily buy cool drinks or cool ice cream made at the local coffee shops. This island is considered as the paradise of ice cream, in addition to the familiar chocolate and vanilla flavor, you can expand your palate with a lot of new flavors of Bali cream. All these flavors are made from local ingredients such as red dragon fruit, citron lemon, Siamese sour dough.

Ice Cream Parlor in Bali:

Gusto Gelato Cafe: Jalan Mertanadi No. 46B, Kerobokan, Kuta Utara 80361 (Monday to Saturday open from 10: 00-21: 00) | Tel: +62 361 5522190

Lello Lello: Jl. Lasmana Oberoy No.22, Kuta, Kabungaten Badung (Open daily from 8am to 11pm) | Tel: +62 361 733 815

Gaya Gelato: Jl. Raya Sayan, Ubud 80571 (Open daily from 8 am to 11 pm) | Tel: +62 361 979252

  1. BBQ Pork Ribs in Bali

Delicious pork is ready to be served.
Delicious pork is ready to be served.

For pork lovers, you can not miss the grilled pork ribs. When traveling Bali, visitors should enjoy this dish with the meat that is marinated sweet and grilled on charcoal. Bali has some of the best places to serve the best barbecue. Naughty Nuri’s BBQ pork ribs are famous for their grilled pork ribs.

Good BBQ restaurants in Bali:

Naughty Nuri’s Warung: Jalan Sanggingan Desa Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Gianyar 80571 (Open daily from 10: 00-22: 00) | Tel: +62 361 977547

Warung Wahaha: Jl. Sunset Road Barat No. 1689, Seminyak, Badung (Open daily from 10: 30-22: 30) | Tel: +62 361 8475655

Hog Wild: Jalan Batubelig No. 41, Kuta Utara, Badung (Open daily from 10:30 to 22:30) Tel: +62 361 8476722

  1. Bebek Goreng / Bebek Betutu

Roast duck in Bali
Roast duck in Bali

Roast duck and roast smoked duck Bali are two variations of dishes from traditional duck. This dish consists of a duck marinated spices and then steamed or boiled before being taken away grill (Bebek Goreng called). Other dishes are duck wrapped, marinated with local spices and then smoked 24 hours (Bebek Betutu).

A piece of non-greasy duck meat is served with rice, peppers, vinegar, tomatoes and other local vegetables. Bebek Bengil is a famous restaurant with delicious duck meat that is reasonably priced compared to other places.

Address the delicious duck shops in Bali:

Bebek Bengil Dirty Duck Diner: Jalan Hanoman, Padangtegal, Ubud, Gianyar, 80571 (Open daily from 10am to 11pm) | Tel: +62 361 975489

Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant: Jl. Raya Goa Gajah, Ubud, 80571 (Open daily from 10 am to 10 pm) Tel: +62 361 975656

  1. Cocktail Bars

Tourists can enjoy cocktail near the beach
Tourists can enjoy cocktail near the beach

Your holiday in Bali will not be complete without enjoying a cocktail here. The price here is quite reasonable that visitors can easily enjoy a cocktail. The cocktail menu in Bali usually has at least 20 choices and the staff here is quite friendly. Guests can enjoy a cocktail at the hotel’s rooftop bar along Kuta, or at Casa Luna in Ubud.

Address the famous bars in Bali:

Rock Bar: Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera, Ayana Resort, AYANA Resort and Spa Bali, Jimbaran, 80364 (From Monday to Thursday open from 16: 00-1 / Friday to Sunday open from 16: 00-2: 00) | Tel: +62 361 702222

Potato Head Beach Club: Jl. Petitenget No.51B, Seminyak, Kuta, Badung, 83061 (Open daily from 11am to 2pm) | Tel: +62 361 4737979

La Plancha Beach Bar & Restaurant: Jalan Mesari Beach, Seminyak, Kuta, Badung, 80361 (Open daily from 9: 00-23: 00) | Tel: +62 361 730603

  1. Hotel Sunday Brunch Buffet

Menu of various dishes for a perfect sunday
Menu of various dishes for a perfect sunday

Enjoying a buffet at the hotel on a Sunday is a memorable experience for visitors. Lunch at Solel restaurant is quite incredible. You not only have a buffet party but also have a menu for diners to order their favorite dishes. Chefs also prepare specialties for the restaurant throughout your meal. However, if you want to save on costs you can choose the right meal at the hotel or restaurant around the Bali area.

Address locations in Bali:

Soleil at The Mulia Resort: Kawasan Sawangan. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, 80363 (Breakfast 7-11 / Lunch 12-15: Dinner from 18:00 to 23:00 / Sunday afternoons from 11-15: 00) | Tel: +62 361 3017777

Starfish Bloo at W Retreat & Spa Bali: Jl. Kerala, Seminyak (Breakfast from 7: 00-10: 30 / Lunch from 12: 00-15: 00 / Snack 15: 00-18: 00 / Dinner from 18:00 to 23:00 / Lunch Late Sunday from 12: 00- 15:30). | Tel: +62 361 3000 106

The St. Regis Bali Resort: Kawasan Pariwisata, Nusa Dua, Lot S6, PO Box 44 • Nusa Dua, 80363 (Breakfast: 7: 00-11: 00 / Dinner: 19:00 -22: 00 / Sunday Brunch: 12: 00-15 00) | Tel: +62 361 300 6782

  1. BBQ seafood

Warming meal with BBQ seafood in beach is wonderful.
Warming meal with BBQ seafood in beach is wonderful.

Bali’s Jimbaran Beach is famous for its array of freshly grilled seafood restaurants. This is not only for families but also for couples who come here to enjoy seafood, sea view at affordable prices. Guests can choose their own seafood. Enjoying a good meal along with music accompaniment will bring you an enjoyable experience. Seafood dishes are cooked just right, super fresh and covered with marinated spices with full of spicy and sweet. Whatever your taste for seafood is, a sunset dinner on the beach is an experience not to be missed when traveling to Bali.

Good seafood BBQ locations in Bali

Jimbaran Seafood Cafes (location of 15 cafes / restaurants): Jalan Pantai Muaya, Jimbaran (Open daily from 15: 00-23: 00) | Tel: +62 361 975 768

Jimbaran Bay Seafood Club: Jalan Pantai Kedonganan, South Kuta, 80361 (Open daily from 11am to 11pm) | Tel: +62 851 0172 5367

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