Written by Junanto Xu
Co-written by Kristyna Schonova and Tey Kher Ying
Travelling to Bali on a special occasion with your loved one? Want to dine by the river lit with a hundred candles? Or would you prefer scenic views of the rainforest valley, mountains, and lush green paddy fields? Curious to find out what is dry aged beef or Peruvian cuisine?
If you’re thinking that prices of such a fancy dinner would be crazy, you’re wrong! We’ve discovered 17 romantic restaurants in Bali where you can enjoy a good meal at Rp.170,000 per person (approximately USD 12) or less. To top it off, many of them also come with classy interiors and good service – ticking all your boxes for a romantic date night while being perfectly wallet-friendly at the same time!
Ready to find out more?
7 extraordinary fine dining places in Bali
12 Bali restaurants that let you dine with insanely gorgeous views
Note: All prices below are subject to 10% government tax with 7.5% service charge unless otherwise stated.
1. Celebrate romance amidst nature: Sayan House
This quaint little restaurant overlooking the Ayung River is a popular spot for private receptions, and we can really see why.
On a day when you’re supposed to feel like you’re on top of the world, what could be better than literally being on top of the world?
The Sayan House will speak to the nature lover in you, with its signature view of forests, rice fields and the rushing waters of the sacred Ayung River below.
Enjoy a romantic dinner with your loved one while watching the sun set over the valley, or hang some fairy lights on the trees and watch the place come alive as a fairytale wedding setting.
Better yet, The Sayan House has some pretty amazing contemporary and unique Asian dishes up for grabs.
Try out their Crispy King Prawn & Avocado Maki, and the Salmon Carpaccio too! There are also fusion dishes like Babi Guling Sushi – if you’re fond of trying out new things, you won’t be disappointed.
The Sayan House
Price: Mains start from: Rp. 90,000 (approximately USD 6.30) Website
Address: Jalan Raya Sayan No. 70, Sayan, Ubud
Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm
Contact: +62 822-4737-0344
This dining establishment located in Jimbaran prides itself as a unique destination for travellers visiting the island – Opia Bali offers exquisite international dishes with a modern Asian touch from ingredients and other produce sourced locally.
While nestled in an extraordinary setting, you can dig into seasonal and artistic meals with excellent local flavours.
Opia delights locals and visitors alike with exceptional dishes and extraordinary flavours with spotlight items ranging from fresh meat options such as classic short ribs to sustainably sourced fish and seafood, exciting vegetarian dishes and seasonally-inspired dishes.
The unique luxury dining restaurant features a dazzling menu, which has had Bali’s food critics raving. You are welcome to come in for a date night or a special celebration, cocktail and dinner or anything in between.
Their international menu features small bites, mains and closing plates meticulously prepared and artfully served. These are best accompanied with the restaurant’s brilliant cocktails. While the restaurants excels in all of its food categories, we would strongly recommend their Crispy Soft shell Crab.
Another brilliant spark to Bali’s thriving culinary scene with its upheld high standards, modern setting and magnificent views!
Price: Rp. 75,000 – Rp. 240,000 (Approximately USD $5.26 – $16.84) Website
Address: Jl. Bukit Permai No.2, Jimbaran, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Contact: +62 361 472 4298; +62 819 9943 8787
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 5.30pm – 11pm
3. Step out of Bali and have a hearty dinner in Greece: Slippery Stone
Find yourselves in Greece when you visit Slippery Stone, a “Greek oasis” where patrons are welcomed to sit back and lounge in elegant Grecian comfort.
Its ethereal settings combine sculpted pillars reminiscent of old Greece, with a dash of greenery and modern comforts.
There’s even a garden ceiling that provides the perfect mix of ‘picnic under the setting sun’ – every nook and cranny of the restaurant screams picture perfect!
Moving on to the food, when in Greece, you can of course expect Greek cuisine! “Diverse and healthy”, enjoy an authentic taste of Greece as everything is homemade the traditional Greek way.
If there’s one thing we love about Greek food, it’s how the simplest of ingredients can come together to create unexpectedly amazing flavours that explode on your tastebuds. From olive oil and olives, to lamb, beef and cheese, and homegrown greens, only quality ingredients are used!
All you need to know is that at Slippery Stone, one can definitely expect a hearty and delicious dinner surrounded by the beauty of Greece.
PS: For the health/weight conscious, no butter or fat is used in the cooking, and all of the meats are trimmed, making them very low in fat!
PPS: Every Sunday, be entertained as you dine with belly dancers, fire dancers and drag queens performing live!
Slippery Stone Bali
Price: Mains start from Rp. 80,000 (approximately USD 5.60) Website
Address: JI.Batubelig, No.9N Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia.
Opening hours: Daily from 6pm to 12 midnight
Contact: +62 361 8465999
4. On top of the world – The Kampung Café
Eating at Kampung Café will make you feel like you are on top of the world.
The multi-level raised restaurant affords a spectacular view over the treetops, across the planted rice hillside and amazing gardens.
You can see it all from up here, the Sapat River Valley, and acres of beautifully landscaped private gardens.
Kampung Café is part of the Kampung Villas Resort – a private sanctuary of peace and beauty. Owned by a trained Japanese Chef and master woodcarver, his fondness for beautiful wood is obvious.
The Japanese influence can also be seen in the menu – the Tuna Tataki and rice paper rolls are to die for.
There is something for everyone on the Kampung Menu, authentic Indonesian, a touch of Mexican and even some European classics.
The Kampung Café prides itself on great affordable food served with a smile. With a restaurant so clean and simple, all you need to focus on are the amazing views.
The sympathetic and authentically Balinese villas in the resort will also make it feel like you are dining above a real Balinese village.
Exquisite Japanese in a traditional Balinese setting? It’s one crazy combination that surprisingly enough, works perfectly together!
The Kampung Resort Ubud
Address: Jalan Ceking Tegallalang 80561 Gianyar Ubud Official site
Contact: +62 361 901201
Price Range: Dishes from $6 to $12
Opening Hours: 8am to 9pm
5. Nice Nice Rice – Terracotta Restaurant
Get away from the bustle of Ubud town and settle yourself in an expanse of emerald rice fields at the beautiful Terracotta Restaurant.
Rice is a crucial Balinese commodity, so being able to see these active paddy fields is an experience in itself. Watch the fields in various stages of growth and harvest yourself a grand view with the majestic Palms fringing the edges.
The restaurant is housed in a traditional open sided Bale – with the breeze and sounds of nature drifting across the restaurant adding to the already peaceful environment.
The authentic Indonesian cuisine at Terracotta is all beautifully presented and full of mouth-watering flavours.
Enjoy a romantic meal on the terrace as the sun sets across the fields, and feel at one with the nature around you. The Romantic Dinner set menu is a perfect way to spend the evening with a loved one.
Alternatively, why not try a romantic breakfast? Enjoy freshly prepared food and tropical juices as the sun rises over the fields. Watch the workers begin their day in the paddy fields and appreciate how hard the Balinese locals work.
It’s amazing to know that the rice on your plate came from those little rice plants! And for some reason, eating rice whilst surrounded by paddy fields makes it taste extra delicious.
Address: Jalan Raya Lungsiakan Ubud Bali 80571 Official site
Contact: +62 361 8989700
Price Range: Mains from Rp. 78,000 (Approximately USD 5.45)
Opening Hours: 7am to 11pm
6. Fire up your love with Barbacoa
Where would you like to have your premium BBQ dinner? In a rustic yet classy dining spot, or outdoors overlooking vast paddy fields? Guess what, at Barbacoa, you’ll get the best of both worlds.
Established in 2013, Barbacoa has been making the buzz online and we can see why. The building has a large warehouse space with high ceiling, mosaic tiled floors, vintage leather banquettes, and an elegant ambience that spells ‘perfection’.
We recommend dining outdoors, where you can impress your sweetheart with a romantic dinner and a view of the vast paddy fields. Bonus points guaranteed!
As for its food, Barbacoa is inspired by Latin-American style flavours and uses combined firing methods to deliver the best quality meats to your table. Their signature suckling pig is grilled on wood-fire for 8 hours to achieve top-notch results – talk about dedication!
Price: Mains start from Rp. 170,000 (approximately USD 12) Website
Address: Jl. Petitenget No.14, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Opening hours: Daily
Lunch: 12pm till 3pm
Tapas: 3pm till 6pm
Dinner: 6pm till 11pm
Contact: 0812 3999 9825 / 0361 739 233
7. Taste exotic 60-day dry aged beef – Salazon
If you are a meat connoisseur (or a serious carnivore), have you heard of dry aged beef?
Nestled in the busy neighborhood of En Vie Lane, Salazon is one of the very rare restaurants in Bali that make dry aged meats, a technique involving aging large cuts of beef for several weeks to months before being cut and prepared into steaks. There’s even a dry aging showroom for you experience this novel culinary art!
Sit by kitchen counter and witness the chef put their culinary skills to the ultimate test. One thing you should definitely order is their longest dry-aged meat, 60 Day Op Rib, which is so juicy and tender it will melt immediately in your mouth. Try out their Baked Bombe Alaska too.
Salazon is ideal for a date night if both you and your sweetheart are meat lovers – it’s surely a unique and memorable fine dining spot in the heart of Bali!
Price: Mains start from Rp. 170,000 (approximately USD 12) Website
Address: Jalan Kayu Aya Oberoi, Seminyak, Badung, Bali, Indonesia.
Opening hours: Dinner seating daily 6.00pm – 11.30pm;
Bar & Lounge:
Monday to Tuesday: Closed.
Wednesday and Sunday: 7pm – 1am
Thursday to Saturday: 7pm – 3am
Contact: (0361) 9342100
8. Jemme Dining: Luxurious lighting, fabulous food, blindingly bright bling
Founded by a London-based jewellery designer, Jemme is as blingy as you’d expect it to be. The lights are low and romantic, the furniture is velvet, the ambience glamorous, and chandeliers drip from the ceilings.
If that weren’t enough, it’s connected to a jewellery store, so after you’ve eaten and admired the lighting – you can buy some bling for your neck and hand.
Herbs and vegetables at Jemme are organically farmed in Bali to ensure maximum goodness. In spite of this focus on bringing you the best herbs and vegetables, Jemme’s real emphasis is on red meat and seafood.
Get the calamari with green mango salad on the side; lobster and prawn bisque perfectly finished with brandy; steak and chips; and macadamia and apple spring rolls with berry compote.
In addition to the indoor dining area, you can also choose to eat on the patio where you can enjoy the weather and get closer to the adjacent paddy field.
Address: Jl. Petitenget 28, Seminyak Official site
Contact: +62 361 473 2392
Price Range: Mains from Rp. 110,000 (Approximately USD 7.68)
Opening Hours: 11am to 11pm
9. Kajin: An intimate hideaway, complete with Japanese food
Izakaya dining is all the rage now. Why not get it in Bali too?
In addition to the usual sushi and sashimi, be sure to try the cured fish dishes, which are cured in-house. Kajin has a wide selection of sake and wine, and will have something to suit every taste.
Speaking of taste, we recommend the seafood tartare cocktail and beef tataki.
Just stepping into Kajin will put you in the mood. The area above the bar glows under the light of numerous yellow hanging lightbulbs. And its interior is like a treasure box with lacquered wood.
Address: Jl. Petitenget 98X, Kerobokan Official Site
Contact: +62 361 474 1464
Price Range: Mains from Rp. 60,000 (Approximately USD 4.20)
Opening Hours: 6pm to 10pm daily
10. Soleil: Come for the Greek architecture, stay for the Mediterranean food
Located in The Mulia, Soleil is surrounded by Greek architecture which gives the whole place a very omnipotent feel – not inappropriate since Bali is the island of the Gods.
Soleil’s waitstaff are unobtrusive yet friendly and personalized, remembering your name as they exchange an empty plate for a full one without you quite noticing.
But it could also be because you’re distracted by the gorgeous view of the beach as well as the amazing Mediterranean food.
Address: The Mulia Resort Bali, Jl Raya. Nusa Dua Selatan, Kawasan Sawangan Official Site
Contact: +62 361 301 7777
Price Range: Mains from Rp. 78,000 (Approximately USD 5.45)
Opening Hours: 11am to 11pm
11. Mamasan: Asian street food, not walkers
Despite being located in a converted warehouse, Mamasan is more glamorous than grungy.
A mix of 1920s Shanghai and British colonial style elements in this establishment will transport you back to the days – where smoking indoors was allowed and no ever EVER left the house in flip flops.
Essentially two concepts in one, Mamasan’s first floor is a restaurant, while its upper level is a lounge area, with vintage leather armchairs and chandeliers that whisper gentlemen’s club.
Founded by the chef behind Sarong, Will Meyrick, Mamasan specializes in a variety of Asian street food given an upscale twist.
When you pay a visit you’ll be able to bite into succulent lamb and pumpkin potstickers; crispy pork hock and roast duck noodles that are definitely not like the usual kind you get at the local hawker centre.
Address: Jl. Raya Kerobokan, No 135, Banjartaman, Kuta Official Site
Contact: +62 361 730436
Price Range: Mains from Rp. 140,000 (Approximately USD 9.80)
Opening Hours: 12pm to 3.30pm, and 6.30pm to 1am
12. The Moonlit Paradise – Indus Restaurant
Indus is the little sister of the well known Casa Luna Restaurant, but the panoramic views and fantastic menu mean that Indus is now famous in it’s own right.
Sit on the balcony for breathtaking views of the Tjampuhan river and surrounding valley. If you are really lucky, on a clear day you may even get to see the majestic Mount Agung rising above the clouds in the distance.
Once a month the full moon makes a spectacular appearance and bathes the Indus balcony in dripping moonlight.
A perfect opportunity for an intimate three-course ‘full moon lovers’ menu on the terrace – making it a truly memorable spot for couples to hold special events like moonlit proposals or anniversary dinners.
Every evening, as the sun drops behind the valley, Indus comes alive with fabulous twilight cocktails (5-7pm). Enjoy a cheeky cocktail at the end of a busy day, or a cold beer to begin a long and relaxing evening.
An extensive menu of primarily Indonesian fare provides something for every taste. And a special nod has to be given to the desserts at Indus – the coconut crème caramel is a little slice of heaven.
For special occasions, why not pre-order a cake from the onsite Honeymoon bakery. You will be spoilt for choice!
Address: Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Kec., Ubud 80571 Official site
Contact: +62 361 977684
Price Range: Mains from Rp. 55,000 (Approximately USD 3.84); Full Moon Lovers 3-Course Menu at $30++ per couple
Opening Hours: 8am to 11pm
13. Dine as You Float on Crystal Waters – Bambu Restaurant
Brought to life by the same people behind La Lucciola Bali – one of Bali’s pioneers in beachside restaurants, Bambu Restaurant is bound to deliver the same intense culinary wonder – if not more.
Ranked the #1 place to eat by visitors and argued to be the new best restaurant in Seminyak, Bambu takes place in a majestic pavilion that seemingly floats on platforms surrounded with crystal blue waters.
Fantastic view and stylish ambience aside, what really stands out is the top notch service from its staff, along with the extraordinary classic Indonesian cuisine with an elevated gourmet style.
Try out their chicken and prawn satay, dipped in special spicy sambal, just as you would at any local warung. Tender ribs are among the favorites along with dadar gulung as dessert.
Do book in advance for an unforgettable and romantic dining experience!
Address: Jl. Petitenget No.198, Seminyak- Bali 80361
Contact: +62 361 846 9797
Price Range: Main course from $10
Opening Hours:6.30am to 10.30pm
(Now closed) Fine dining with vast sunflower fields: Sardine
We know how many restaurants in Bali boast of paddy views, but have you heard of one with sunflower fields, and in Seminyak too?
Sardine used to be one of those fine-dining-with-paddy-views option, but they have recently planted sunflower seeds which have sprung up into happy blossoms that will surely make you smile.
If you prefer to sit indoors (we understand some of you might not like the afternoon heat!), Sardine is located in a vast airy bamboo building, which may be more sculpture than simple structure.
You can also linger at the lounge area and watch the rare white carp in the pond (which are pets, not food, so don’t feel guilty bonding with them).
On the menu, you will find seafood and organic vegetables freshly harvested from the restaurant’s garden. Most mains are on the pricier side but hey, you are here for the overall sunny ambience and view!
Just try not to get too tipsy on the arak cocktails!
P.S. The sunflowers are seasonal, and it takes time for them to mature and bloom when they are planted, so please call the restaurant to check if the flowers are blooming before you head down!
Address: Jl. Petitenget 21 Kerobokan Official site
Contact: +62 361 8436 3333
Opening Hours: 11.30 am to 1am
Prices: Mains start from: Rp. 110,000 (approximately USD 7.60)
(Now closed) Metis: Fine French Foie Gras and more!
At Metis, you’ll get the best Bali has to offer in terms of French fine dining, in addition to a swoon-worthy romantic location.
Metis has a superb view of paddy fields and its magic begins its work before you even take a seat for dinner – with a whimsical path leading into the restaurant through pretty gardens with large lotus ponds.
Foie gras enthusiasts will love Metis for this reason alone: it has a fantastic foie gras centric menu. Foie gras terrine, crispy foie gras, yellow fin tuna sushi roll and pan seared foie gras. We’d carry on but we don’t want your keyboard to get wet.
Before and after your meal, you can hang out at the al fresco lounge. Live DJs play sets nightly, and there’s a retractable roof to maintain maximum fun even if the weather gets unpredictable.
Address: Jl. Petitenget No 6, Kerobokan Official site
Contact: +62 361 4737888
Price Range: Rp. 145,000 (Approximately USD 10.15)
Opening Hours: 11am to 1am from Mondays to Saturdays. 5pm to 1am on Sundays
(Now closed) A fiery Indonesian romance – Merah Putih
Dining in Merah Putih is about celebrating Indonesian food especially in its communal and convivial sense. Simplified by the owner, the menu is divided into 2 sections: traditional and modern.
Whether you are into the non-fussed traditional Indonesian menu or enjoying a sample of innovative culinary creations in its modern menu, chances are you’ll be in awe of this unbelievably grand and artistic restaurant.
A gorgeous dining space, with sky-high ceilings and penetrating sunlight through its glass walls, the classy ambiance fills the restaurant hall with a glamorous atmosphere.
Merah Putih is not just unlike any other place you’ve ever been in, its beauty is almost unreal.
Address: Jalan Petitenget No.100x Kerobokan, Badung, Bali Official site
Contact: +62 361 846 5950
Price Range: Mains from Rp. 140,000 (Approximately USD 9.78)
Opening Hours: Daily 12pm to 3pm / 6pm -to late
Are there any more great fine dining places in Bali you would like to share with us? Comment below to let us know!
PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
|PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you! |