The best thing about going to Bali for a holiday, honeymoon or wedding in Bali is everything (or almost everything) is affordable! You can go out for a super fancy sunset dinner on the beach and even if you go to some expensive high-end restaurant, it won’t break the bank! Seminyak really is some sort of paradise on planet earth, blending sophistication, luxury, tropical charm and local good stuff in magical ways. Seminyak is exotic but also trending and modern: the best of East meets West!
There are great little local warungs to score a yummy plate of ‘nasi campur’ (rice with a little bit of everything) but there are also chic dining venues with exquisite food by celebrity chefs, there are Melbourne-style coffee cafes and trendy bars to go for drinks and nightlife. Seminyak is quite worldly: you can eat out every night and you will never get bored. Authentic Indonesian, Vietnamese, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, French, Seminyak has got is all like a true unspoiled foodie paradise!
You are in Bali – the most popular island in the Indonesian Archipelago – so let’s start with a great Indonesian Restaurant that should not be missed on your must-try restaurants in Bali list. Bambu serves authentic Indonesian food with a little bit of innovation added to the dishes and everything is served beautifully like you would expect when going out for dinner on the Petitenget Strip in fashionable Seminyak. The setting is also unique and very elegant with traditional pavilions situated around ponds, tranquil fountains and lush gardens. Superb!
Address: Jl. Petitenget No.198, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia
Usually mentioned in the top 3 list of best places to eat in Seminyak, Metis has got something unique for a Seminyak Restaurant and that is; a massive garden with rice paddy views. Metis specializes in French haute-cuisine and it’s got lovely indoor and outdoor dining tables for a perfectly romantic dinner by candlelight. The food is delightful and also very impressive is the extensive wine list.
Address: Jl. Petitenget No.6, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Want to get your taste of exquisite farm-to-table Italian home-cooking? Do you enjoy live jazz music under the stars or even better, a ‘Night at the Opera’ under the light of the moon while munching on Italian delicacies? You are going to love Ziburu, tucked away on Jalan Drupadi, close to Oberoi’s ‘Eat Street’ in Seminyak. Ziburu has got a beautiful garden setting with indoor and outdoor tables as well as a rooftop terrace. The chef is from Italy and he trained all of his kitchen members outstandingly. Some evenings are all about jazz and Italian food, some evenings are about jam sessions, Italian food and wine(!) and others come with Opera performances. Can it get any more romantic than that? This restaurant is a unique find! Great ambience? 10/10! Great food: 10/10! great views? Well, it’s not a beachfront setting or anything but if you enjoy a good candlelight dinner in the garden under the stars, it’s another 10/10!
Address: Jl. Drupadi No.7, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
This gorgeous restaurant on Oberoi Road will thrill all food lovers who like to go on a Southeast Asian ‘food’ adventure. Daring blends, exciting flavours, honouring the roots but spiced up a little to surprise and get your taste buds going, Gingermoon is great for couples who are in for a little food-related adventure, indeed! The staff is exceptionally well-trained and the restaurant is highly Instagrammable, too, with lots of colours, potted tropical plants and lampshades. Ginger Moon is the brainchild of New Zealand head chef Dean Keddell and no, it is not a cheap restaurant, but is it affordable? Hell yes, and it is a must-visit! The spicy chicken curry is superb and the dumplings with prawns and chicken are soft, melting in your mouth like a delicacy unheard of.
Address: Jl. Kayu Aya No. 7, Seminyak, Kuta, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Inspired by Southeast Asia, Sarong is one of the most famous dining spots in Seminyak and the restaurant has won several awards. Authenticity and innovation are key elements at this elegant eatery in the heart of town. Head chef Will Meyrick travelled throughout Asia on a food-inspired journey, gaining first-hand knowledge of the real authentic local street food. The result you can taste when going out for dinner at Sarong Restaurant in Seminyak. Meyrick found the best ingredients from local organic farmers. Meyrick strongly believes that eco-friendly farming results in better tasting food so you can be sure that everything is of the highest quality, fresh from the farm. The restaurant is also stunning with draped curtains, chandeliers, candlelight, comfy armchairs and stone-carved walls. Perfect for a romantic evening out!
Address: Jl. Petitenget No.19x, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Merah Putih is stunning and artistic! Located in Petitenget, This contemporary Indonesian restaurant features a real eye-catching design that splits up into a traditional and a modern section. High ceilings, full-length glass walls, stone-carvings, plants and pillars, this restaurant is unique, unlike any other dining venue you’ve ever been to! On top of that, the design of this restaurant is sustainable and eco-friendly with solar-filtered glass and rainwater recycling systems. The ambience is majestic and intimate at the same time. The menu is all about sharing, inspired by the traditional Indonesian ‘Rijsttafel”, tasting a little bit of everything and you can be sure, every single dish on the menu is delicious! This has got to be one of the best post wedding places for newly weds to enjoy a bit of downtime.
Address: Jl. Petitenget No.100X, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
7. La Lucciola
Absolute beachfront, tucked in a gorgeous traditional ‘alang alang’ thatch-roofed pavilion, amazingly delicious Italian cuisine, sunset views – no wonder everybody raves about La Lucciola. This beachfront restaurant is incredibly popular, they don’t even have a website or anything – they don’t need it. Perfectly romantic, couples can’t miss out on the famous La Lucciola Seminyak experience!
Address: Pantai Petitenget, Jalan Kayu Aya, Kerobokan, Kuta Utara, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
8. Cantina Mexicana
This Mexican restaurant sits on the corner of Oberoi Road at the end of Drupadi and it certainly draws your attention from the street with good Mexican vibes, bright colours, music and margaritas. Have a romantic evening with delicious Mexican views and plenty of tequila-based cocktails. What’s not to love?
Address: Jl. Drupadi No.1, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
9. Gardin Bistro & patisserie
This lovely restaurant in Petitenget allows you to dine in a glass house surrounded by gardens. Gardin Bistro & Patisserie is a hidden gem, tucked in a Middle Age, gothic, European-style glass building as if dining in a forest. There are outdoor and indoor dining tables and in the evening, the starlit sky only adds to the romantic ambience that this Seminyak restaurant exudes. You can expect outstanding International cuisine and a very fine wine list to choose from.
Address: Jalan Petitenget No.106, Seminyak, Kuta, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
10. La Finca
This restaurant is kind of a special mention as it is not exactly located in Seminyak but more towards Berawa in Batu Belig. Up for a memorable evening of Spanish soul food? It is definitely worth coming down here! Inspired by Ibiza, La Finca features sprawling gardens, twinkling garden lights in the trees, the starry night sky and lots of traditional Spanish tapas with a hug of Sangria. Lovely! All the food is home prepared with organic ingredients and a whole lot of soul. You can taste it!
Address: Jl. Subak Sari No.77, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
11. Saigon Street
Neon lights, spicy cocktails and authentic Vietnamese food – Saigon Street is another Petitenget restaurant with flavours like no other. Quicky, cool and well-priced, Saigon Street serves spring rolls, rice paper rolls, hot steaming pho noodle soup, banh xeo, Peking duck and more authentic food on a menu created by chef Geoff Lindsay. For a unique dining experience, try Saigon Street in Seminyak.
Address: Jl. Petitenget Raya No 77X, Kerobokan Kelod, Seminyak, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
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