Written by Junanto Xu
Co-written by Nadia Crowe, Beverley Lennon and Sara Cao
Come on foodies, after a long day of exploring the Islands of the Gods, don’t you just feel extra famished and wish you have a table filled with unlimited food in front of you? Enter all-you-can-eat buffets, the saviour of your always-hungry stomach.
But wait, don’t we sort of need to have unlimited money to access those unlimited food? Usually that is the case, but not in Bali.
We’ve found several hidden gems on the island that not only serve unlimited food but are also wallet-friendly and satisfying at the same time! Be it Chinese Dimsum, BBQ, seafood, or healthy options, you can have a huge variety of delicacies to choose from and eat as much as you want!
So what are you waiting for? Time to feast!
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Note: All prices listed below are before tax and service charges unless otherwise stated.
Sponsored by RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA
Take your tastebuds on a trip to the East – Ah Yat Abalone Seafood Restaurant at RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA
Bali has a multitude of cuisines to choose from, so much so, that it can get pretty overwhelming! If you’re craving something that’s a little closer to home, and a little more unique than the typical Bali buffet spread (read; barbeques), then Ah Yat Abalone Seafood Restaurant is the place you’ll find comfort at!
Featuring traditional Hong Kong style dim sum, you’ll find yourself transported to the east! Munch on steamed Xiao Long Bao (Shanghai dumplings, traditionally filled with meat and soup), steamed BBQ pork bun, deep-fried prawn dumplings, and so much more, all strongly revered by guests. Vegetarians, don’t fret! There are plenty of options available for you too, so you won’t miss out on this delicious spread.
Don’t forget, it’s unlimited dim sum, and since it’s available seven days a week, you can plan your feast for a day you’re most free and spend extra time wandering around RIMBA’s gorgeous surroundings. Head to their pool and marvel at the oceanic views, grab an iconic photo for the ‘gram at their sunken lounges, or wander around all the lush greenery. Pretty sure you’ll need a little walk after all that food, anyway!
If you’re not feeling like stuffing yourself until you burst, Ah Yat also offers an à-la-carte steamboat experience, featuring four different soups from around Asia: Chicken Soup,Tom Yum Goong, Malaysian Satay Soup, and Sichuan Mala Soup. Talk about a culinary journey! Don’t worry if you can’t settle for one, they allow you to split your hot pot and enjoy two different styles!
Note: This restaurant is non-halal certified and serves pork.
1. Wondrous BBQ night by the pool: Rooftop Pool (Atanaya Hotel)
Imagine: At dinnertime, you have a big plate of grilled goodness in your hand while soaking yourself in a rooftop pool, overlooking the sparkling city lights. This is what we call enjoying life to the fullest!
Every Friday, it’s time to head to the Rooftop Pool at Atanaya Hotel, where you can not only party to DJ performances but enjoy unlimited BBQ buffet! Hear the sizzle of the grilling meat and indulge in those sweetmeats. The night is extra gorgeous with the city view of Kuta spread out before your eyes.
To complement the chillax ambiance, the DJs will drop the beat to lighten the mood and get your body moving to the groove.
And after you’re finally full, you just need to jump into the infinity pool to burn all the calories you’ve consumed! What a perfect way to end your day on paradise island, no?
2. Cultural immersion, spectacular views and good vibes – Jalak Restaurant at The Nest Bali
Halal?: Yes Website
Rooftop Pool Atanaya Hotel
Halal?: Yes Website
Prices: From Rp. 120,000 nett per person (approximately USD $8.50)
Address: Sunset Road No. 88A, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 8468600
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 6:30am – 11pm
Buffet Hours: Fri & Sat, 6pm – 10pm
Is there anything better than unlimited food and a sunset view that’s hard to beat? I don’t think so! If you’re lucky enough to be in Bali on a Wednesday, or Friday, then you NEED to head down to The Nest by Danapati. Featuring a rooftop restaurant that has unrivalled views of the beautiful Bali skyline, enjoy your unlimited barbeque with good music, good vibes, and good company.
For a deeper insight into Balinese culture, head down on a Wednesday, where they’ll spoil you with a special Balinese style barbeque, and you can take a journey through Bali’s rich history with your taste buds! If you’re keen on something a little more familiar, and a little more universal, Friday’s sky nest barbeque is the perfect option for you!
Once you’re satisfied with how much you’ve eaten, head over to the gorgeous terrace opposite the restaurant for some drinks, or even take a dip in their rooftop pool to cool off and do a little stargazing!
Jalak Restaurant at The Nest Bali
Halal?: No (Balinese BBQ), Yes (Skynest BBQ) Website
Price: From Rp.135,000 for the Balinese BBQ (approximately USD $9.55), From Rp.150,000 for the Sky Nest BBQ (approximately USD $10.60)
Address: Jl. Pratama 99X Nusa Dua, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 3567788
Opening hours: Balinese BBQ: Wednesday, 6pm – late
Sky Nest BBQ: Friday, 6pm – late
3. Fresh unlimited seafood on a Friday night – Waroeng D’Carik
You would think a seafood buffet is necessarily near the sea, at a noisy warung or restaurant by the beach or in the city.
But no, this warung overlooks beautiful rice paddy fields, dimly lit with lanterns that lead you to your dining table – isn’t it simply romantic?
And seafood lovers, here’s where you need to bring your buddies or sweetheart who loves the taste of creatures of the sea as much as you do. On Friday nights, drop your anchor at this warung for their “All you can eat seafood dinner” for that ultimate feast!
Harvested from the ocean moments before it’s on your plate, favourites include shrimps and clams but most also rave about their tastiest catch – squids!
Waroeng D’Carik exudes Balinese comfort influenced by personal, traditional, and new ongoing recipes. Flavors are heavily influenced to match Asians’ palates but a hint of Mediterranean can be tasted.
Best part of the experience? No matter how many turns you take, you will still pay the same affordable price of Rp. 95,000 for everything a seafood lover would love to have!
Halal?: Yes Website
Price: From Rp. 75,000 nett per person (approximately USD $5.30)
Address: Jl. Raya Kedampang, Kerobokan Badung, Bali
Contact: +62 857 3829 6212
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 12pm – 10pm
Seafood + Meat BBQ Buffet Hours: Saturday, 6pm – 9pm
Rijstaffel Buffet Hours: Every Full/New Moon, 6pm – 9pm
4. Experience a true Aussie Barbie! – Brazillian Aussie BBQ
Sometimes you want a healthy buffet, an experience where you can indulge on foods without feeling so much of the guilt. Other times you couldn’t care less, you just want the best of the best, and you want it now!
Brazillian Aussie BBQ aims to deliver just that, making use of over 10 different meat cuts (can you say #zerowaste?!) and featuring over a dozen different BBQ items, this is the definition of a meat lover’s paradise. I’m talking beef, lamb, pork, chicken, sausages, all marinated to perfection in an array of different barbeque flavours. Your mouth will thank you for the experience, and your stomach will hate you for being so stuffed!
The staff here is praised for being super attentive, they almost never let your plate go empty! You choose how much you eat, and they only stop when told, so make sure you go with an empty stomach or you’ll seriously regret not being able to get your money’s worth!
Brazillian Aussie BBQ
Halal?: No Website
Price: From Rp.187,000 for Adults (approximately USD $13.20), from Rp. 95,000 for Children (approximately USD $6.70)
Address: Beraban Square, Jl. Beraban, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 819 99094104
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 4pm – 11pm
5. Unlimited dim sum baskets of happiness: Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant, Bali Dynasty Resort
How can you be satisfied with just a basket or two of Siomai (shrimp dumpling)? And why order by basket while you can feast on unlimited dim sum here at Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant?
Dig into the numerous dim sum baskets, fried or steamed, sweet or salty, you can find almost everything! This restaurant dishes out 50 varieties of traditional Chinese dim sum to spoil your palate, so if you love having lots of dim sum at affordable prices, this has to be your go-to. We recommend the delicious chicken feet, and don’t miss the Beef Saigon too!
As you sip on your Chinese tea, the classic Chinese decor with dominating red and gold here will make you question if you’re still in Indonesia. Wait, is this Bali or Shanghai?
P.S. Try their Szechuan Salmon set – it includes diced salmon in Szechuan vegetables with fresh baby greens and 4 different sauces, served with two different choices for mains (either Char Siew Salmon on Hokkien Noodle or Steamed Salmon with baby vegetables, edamame and rice), only available from July to September 2018!
Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant, Bali Dynasty Resort
Halal?: No Website
Price: Sunday Dim Sum Lunch: Rp. 185,000 (Approximately USD $13.27) per person (children below 12 are entitled to 50% off, and a complimentary soft drink)
Address: Jalan Kartika, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 752403
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, Lunch: 11.30am – 2.30 pm, Dinner: 6pm – 10pm
Dim Sum Buffet Hours:Sunday, 10:30am – 2:30pm
6. Different themed buffets daily, made with love: Lupe Canggu
Who says buffets must be BBQ or unhealthy dinners? Dine in bliss with the extensive healthy and scrumptious food from Lupe Canggu.
Serving exquisite delicacies made from fresh local ingredients, Lupe Canggu provides you with a simple, clean, and relaxing dining experience, sprinkled with love. Here’s how quality food should be made.
If you have a picky tongue, you will love their different daily menus! From Tuesday’s Seafood, Wednesday’s Vegetarian, Thursday’s Thai Food, Friday’s Greek Eats, to Saturday’s Mexican food and Sunday’s Roast, you’ll find something you like. And the best part? All of them are unlimited all-you-can-eat buffets that cost only Rp.79,000 onwards (approximately USD 7)!
Halal?: No (fully vegetarian menu on Wednesday, fully seafood menu on Friday) Website
Prices: From Rp.89,000 – Rp.135,000 (approximately USD $6.33 – $9.60)
Address: Jl. Tegal Sari No.37A, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 813 3970166
Opening hours: Tues – Sun: 8am – 9pm, Closed on Monday.
7. A night in an enchanted garden: Sector Restaurant at Bali Beach Golf Course
Lavish golf venue by day and romantic dining spot by night, Sector Restaurant located in Bali Beach Golf Course is the spot to go if you crave for that juicy big chunk of beef.
When night falls on Thursdays, chefs will bring out the well-marinated meat and grill it on the fire, accompanied by appetizing side dishes as you queue for your turn. Don’t shy away from devouring those juicy meats plate by plate, it’s all-you-can-eat and no stopping till you’ve eaten your fill of three dinners (or till your stomach can accommodate no more)!
With the view of the vast golf course dimly lit by the romantic lights with the nighttime breeze, it’s a Thursday night well spent.
Sector Restaurant at Bali Beach Golf Course
Halal?: No Website
Prices: All-you-can-eat BBQ dinner starts from Rp. 155,000 (approximately USD 11) nett (includes free flow drinks!)
Address: Kompleks Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel and Resorts, Jl. Hang Tuah No.58, Sanur Kaja, Denpasar Selatan, Denpasar City, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 287733
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 6am – 10pm.
Buffet hours: Thursday from 5.30pm – 8.30pm
8. Heat up the night with scrumptious BBQ: Height Bar & Restaurant at J4 Hotels Legian
At only Rp.100,000 (approximately USD 7) per person, the buffet BBQ dinners in Height Bar & Restaurant is a total steal for its mouthwatering food and awe-inspiring view.
Located on the rooftop of J4 Hotels Legian, the restaurant offers an upmarket yet relaxing ambience for you to indulge in unlimited meats and seafood while chilling by the stunning infinity pool that overlooks the night cityscape of Kuta.
No one will limit your portion since this all-you-can-meat buffet is made to fulfill your hard-to-satisfy stomach.
In between your meal (or after if you are not full from all the BBQ, which we doubt!), if you’re feeling active (or want to burn some calories after a guilty meal), dance to the beat as the DJ warms up the mood. This deal is simply made to please!
Halal?: Yes Website
Prices: All-you-can-eat BBQ dinner at Rp. 100,000 (approximately USD 7), not inclusive of service charge and tax.
Address: J4 Hotels Legian, Jl. Raya Legian 74, Br. Pengabetan, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 8469747/ +62 811 307474
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, Breakfast: 7am – 10am, Lunch – Dinner: 11am – 10pm
Buffet hours: Mon – Sun, 6pm – 10pm
9. Hola! It’s Mexican night: Aribar at Bali Garden Beach
In a mood for Mexican food in Bali? Consider yourself lucky, here in the heart of Kuta, true Mexican spirit can be found and ready to serve you some jalapenos, nachos, and tacos.
Finding this restaurant will be an easy task, as a giant red chili can be spotted from afar. Step inside and a joyful ambience will welcome you, complete with well-trained staff in colourful uniform ready to entertain.
But of course, the real star here is the food! Aside from its impressive daily a la carte menu, you’ll have a reason to love Mondays as they offer taco buffet with extensive fillings and sauces that are ready to explode on your tastebuds and leave you satisfied to the fullest!
Come on Saturday too and join the salsa dance class – it’s time to take your Mexican experience up to the next level!
Aribar at Bali Garden Beach
Prices: Start from Rp. 100,000 (approximately USD 7), not inclusive of service charge and tax. Website
Address: Jalan Kartika, Tuban, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 4727177
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 6:30am to 11pm.
Buffet hours: Make your own taco on Monday, 6pm – 10pm
10. Themed dining available here! – Swiss Café Restaurant, Swiss-Belhotel Tuban (USD $8.47 tax inclusive)
With themed dining available 3 days in a week – unravel an array of mouth-watering International and Indonesian dishes over at Swiss-Belhotel Tuban’s Swiss Café restaurant.
Balinese buffet spread is served on Wednesdays
Asian cuisine on Thursdays
BBQ on Saturdays
Situated in the city center of Kuta’s dining and nightlife, this restaurant gives you the ultimate dining experience at a budget-friendly price.
Be prepared to be greeted by well-trained staff who will make your dining experience memorable.
So what are you waiting for? Remember to come in loose clothing as you eat till you drop!
Swiss Café Restaurant, Swiss-Belhotel Tuban
Halal?: Yes Website
Prices: All-you-can-eat at Rp. 100,000 nett per person (approximately USD 7) $8.47 includes 21% service charge and tax
Address: Jl. Kubu Anyar No. 31, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 4727177
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 6.30am – 11am (Breakfast), 12pm – 3pm (Lunch), 6pm – 11pm (Dinner)
Buffet hours: Saturday (BBQ) from 7pm – 10pm
11. Can’t get enough of those BBQ buffets? (Sports fans will love this too) – Pavoz Restaurant & Bar (USD $12.10 tax inclusive)
The Balinese (and us travellers), can’t get enough of these BBQ buffets it seems. Adding one more to the list, Pavoz Restaurant in Kuta provides a truly value-for-money feast.
Known to be quite the sports bar, you may also load up on food here – with Asian, Indonesian and Western fare available. Beef, chicken, and pork are served for the BBQ with original BBQ sauce, and our personal favourite, Balinese-styled sauce with Sambal Matah!
Sitting indoors or outdoors? Anything goes with the semi-outdoor space where buffet stations are lined and loaded with freshly cooked dishes.
If you’re a sports fan, you should definitely come here too, with live sports broadcasts happening every so often. Of course, live music and other entertainment are available too.
Both casual and stylish, this restaurant makes the list for one of the better buffet places in Kuta!
PS: Dig into an all-you-can-eat Satay Fiesta every Monday, complete with live entertainment!
Pavoz Restaurant & Bar
Halal?: Yes (Satay Fiesta is fully halal, BBQ buffet serves pork but on a separate grill) Website
Price: BBQ Buffet from Rp.125,000 (approximately USD 10); Satay Fiesta from Rp. 100,000 (approximately USD 7)
Address: Jl. Kartika No.88, Kuta, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 761818
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 11am – 10.30pm
BBQ Buffet Hours: Thursday, 6pm – 10pm
Satay Fiesta Hours: Monday, 6.30pm – 9.30pm
12. The all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet on a rooftop – Rooftop Garden, MaxOne Hotel (USD $6.05 tax inclusive)
Fill your belly with a fantastic feast, and supreme views with the BBQ buffet at MaxOne Hotel.
There’s a wide assortment of dishes available from Italian pastas, to Mexican tortillas, grilled steaks and seafood, and so much more. MaxOne Hotel spoils you with its well-stocked buffet, and live acoustic performances.
Located at the Rooftop Garden, this all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet is a great spot for those looking for a romantic spot to nosh at, or friends looking to kick back and feast in an ambient and relaxing environment.
There’s also free flow iced tea, and if not, feel free to get a cocktail or two.
Sounds good? We think so too.
Halal?: Yes Website
Price: From Rp. 39,000 (approximately USD $2.80) for the Lunch Buffet, From 55,000 (approximately USD $3.90) for the BBQ Dinner Buffet
Address: Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Bukit Jimbaran, Bali
Contact: +62 361 3008989
Lunch Buffet hours: Mon – Thurs, 12pm – 2pm
BBQ Buffet hours: Fri & Sat, 6pm – 9pm
Special mention: Comfort Japanese food in the heart of Nusa Dua – Sama Sama Yakiniku Restaurant (USD $18.15 tax inclusive)
Inviting and unpretentious, the restaurant interiors provides a cosy, warm environment – a sweet escape from the Bali heat. This place is fully air-conditioned so you need not worry about the heat while cooking your meat.
In case you’re wondering, Yakiniku is the loose translation for grilled meat over a fire, including a variety of beef, pork, chicken etc. That being said, we recommend trying their all-you-can-eat-bbq set menu.
Imagine grilling the variety of juicy meat, and pairing them with Sama Sama’s yummy signature sauce, before sampling the delightful mixture of tastes.
The restaurant is separated into two sections – the first floor for ala-carte menu, where food is served fresh, hot and delicious straight off the menu. And the second floor for the foodie adventurous who feel like putting on a chef hat for the day. So, if cooking sounds like a tedious effort for you, you know where you should be heading.
Private dining rooms are also available upon advanced booking, which makes this place a hot spot for expats and businessmen to gather.
Sama Sama Yakiniku Restaurant
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