Versi Bahasa Indonesia: 25 Tempat makan halal di Bali yang lezat dan murah (rata-rata di bawah 50 ribuan!)
Written by Isadora Maria Giovannie
Co-written by Dawn Pillay, Kim Wilson, Beverley Lennon and Nadia Crowe
Edited by Beverley Lennon
Indulging in local cuisine, and finding cute foodie haven’s is an integral part of travelling. More so when it comes to Bali, the world’s capital of cute cafes! However, muslim travellers tend to be left with very limited options when when travelling to non-muslim destinations.
Thankfully, Bali has evolved, no longer will you have to settle for just typical local cuisine all the time (although it is delicious), you can now also do as the typical Bali tourist does!
Traipse through adorable cafes, indulge in neverending buffets, try amazing IG worthy food, and do it all with the peace of mind that it’s all muslim friendly! Some of the restaurants/cafes below are also halal-certified and others have perks like a prayer room! Now, it seems it’s much easier being a muslim traveller in Bali!
1. Eat more for a good cause: GIVE Cafe
Pastel rainbows greet you from the moment Give Cafe comes into your line of sight, and what a wonderful sight it is. Light, airy, and with an incredible philosophy, you’ll definitely want to make this place your next stop.
Serving up delicious warung-style vegan food, as well as an array of other full dishes, you’ll find yourself at a loss for what to choose! I highly recommend their McMuffin burger, if you’re looking for something a bit more western, which you honestly couldn’t differentiate from the real thing.
Sip on a coconut to quench your thirst, and remember to snap a pic in front of the gorgeous decor! But most importantly, remember to use the donation chip that you received after ordering. Choose one of their incredibly important charities to have the cost of your meal 100% donated to, and leave feeling both full and incredibly happy!2. A tribute to traditional art and local cuisine: BATIK Restaurant Bar
Mixing three delicious cuisines and paying tribute to an art form so familiar to Indonesia, BATIK Restaurant Bar, is a magical place to visit.
Batik is a traditional art form native to Indonesia, typically you see it on prints, and this is displayed in this cafe along the walls, on the cushions, and even the lamp shades! Batik varies from region to region, but one thing’s for sure, it’s amazing to look at.
The food here is a mix of Indonesian, Vietnamese, and Thai food, all of which have their own unique spices, tastes, and textures. You’ll have such a hard time choosing what to eat, it’s probably recommended you gather a group of friends and share a bunch of foods! If you do happen to be there alone though, the Beef Rendang seems to be something you just can’t miss!
3. Memories of the good old Jimbaran (without the crowd) – Warung Amphibia
A taste of Jimbaran but without its crowd also means much less chaotic! At this shack, your table-in-the-sand will be piled up with platters of seafood in a rustic beachside setting with views of the sea! This warung (casual eatery) will become your weekly stop while on vacation!
Pick your favorite items and Chef Michael will cook it up for you and deliver it to your picnic table. Tear into glazed lobster with generous squeezes of lemon, topped with some Balinese sambal.
With dedication to the best local ingredients, you will surely find yourself upgrading your platter items and try more of what’s on offer today (only freshly caught items are served so you might not find the same the next day)!
A not-to-miss item is their crab – though finding good crab in Bali is kind of like sourcing for a decent taco in Texas: You know you can throw a stone and find a spot, but there are just so many options that it can be tough to weed out the very best of the bunch, but Warung Amphibia is known to master crab feasts!
Seafood feast, salty ocean breeze, toes-in-the-sand and scenic ocean views – this itself is grandiose enough to be called a luxury!
4. You’ll even find a prayer room here!: Halal Ubud Burger
There’s nothing more satisfying than a nice juicy burger, it’s comfort food at its finest, and it’s the one meal that you can find in any destination! Now, we know you’ll think about big fast food chains for that but what if you could enjoy homemade burgers instead? And plus, these are halal-certified!
Capturing the market perfectly, Halal Ubud Burger aims to be the comfort food provider for all travellers, muslim or not! On the second floor, you’ll also find a prayer room for your every need, they provide praying mats as well.
Their adorable roadside cafe is the perfect place to stop by after exploring a little bit of Ubud’s cultural attractions. Fuel up before heading back out for more shopping at the market!
5. Discover the Middle Eastern side of Bali: Falafel Temple
Falafel Temple is a Middle Eastern escape in the midst of Bali’s bustling streets. Of course, given it’s in Bali, there’s a tropical aspect to it too in the form of its decor. Moroccan tiles line the floors, colourful cushions surround the tables, and brightly patterned plates are used to serve your delicious food. All of these little details make you feel like you’ve transported yourself to Marrakech!
Start with hummus, a quintessential Middle Eastern dish, order it with a side of freshly baked pita and you’ve got yourself ready to begin a feast. Then of course, you have to try their falafels, it’s in their name afterall! Crispy on the outside, but soft and flavourful on the inside, there are two types to choose from. Herb or Harissa, you can’t go wrong!
6. Something anyone loves (even kids)!: Deliziosa Pizza & Pasta
Pizza is by far the most superior food in the world. Gooey, cheesy goodness could never get old. On holiday, or no matter where you are, there’s an off chance that you’ll suddenly get a hankering for pizza. While Bali has no shortage of incredible Pizzeria’s, finding one that’s 100% halal can be a little bit of a challenge.
Thankfully Deliziosa Pizza & Pasta understands, serving up warm slices in their gorgeous blue restaurant, the ambience is completely vibrant! Everyone there is enjoying both pizza and pasta having great conversations, and savouring the night without having to worry about what’s on your plate and in your glass as no alcohol is served in here!
7. Sumptuous Thai food on a budget: Bho Bho Thai
There’s something about Thai food that never fails to make me happy, it’s aromatic, flavourful, and there’s an extremely unique taste to each dish that’s just meant to awaken your every sense. At BhoBho Thai, you can expect authentic Thai food to keep you satisfied for days, especially when you’ve been hesitating between Thailand and Bali for this trip!
I know what you’re thinking, why eat Thai food in Bali? Apart from the fact that Bali is a melting pot of different cuisines, sometimes it’s nice to explore the international options in a new country!
A simple warung, BhoBho Thai doesn’t fuss around with fancy decor, they focus on food, and they ensure it’s done right! Sample their delicious Tom Yum Soup, or their tangy Papaya Salad, you won’t be disappointed, it’s Bali’s best kept Thai secret! For the cherry on the cake, finish it off with an iconic plate of Mango Sticky Rice!
8. Local cuisine with an adorable facade: Ulekan Bali
Ulekan is the brainchild of The Good Food Brotherhood, they also created Milk & Madu, Watercress, and The Common. All of these cafes have one thing in common, they’re all extremely Instagrammable, and all serve incredibly delicious food.
In particular, Ulekan deals with their local food lovers, serving up authentic Indonesian cuisine. Fill your table with tender melt-in-the-mouth Beef Rendang, sweet, sour and spicy fish as you dip in other kicking sauces. Their traditional vegetable salad with crunchy fresh vegetables drenched in peanut sauce is a winner too! For an unexpectedly decadent dessert, try their Balinese banoffee. The Es Teler (fruit cocktail served in coconut milk and sweetened condensed milk) does not disappoint either – it is satisfying without being overly sweet!
If you’re feeling extra hungry, and you simply can’t choose off the menu, why not try their tasting menu? You and one other lucky person can taste some of their fan favourites, you could even do a wine pairing and get boozy!!
9. Enjoy seafood the Jack Sparrow way: The Pirates Bay Bali
Seafood is best enjoyed when you get the whole shebang rolled in one – experience it like a little scalawag, aboard a pirate ship overlooking the spectacular ocean!
Drown yourself in their glorious “Pirates Basket”, ideal for sharing – or guzzling alone. The restaurant has perfected the delicate balance of crispy seafood exteriors with interiors so tender and juicy, they almost melt in your mouth!
Served on a banana leaf, the seafood feast at The Pirates Bay features large portions of shrimp, fish, squid and crabs – our favorite crustaceans that are prized by every guests for their gooey, bright-orange roe and tickling Balinese flavors!
The beach is practically the national religion of Indonesia, a country where 99 percent of visitors logs at least one cooling session a week. And what better way to replenish yourself afterwards than with another Balinese tradition – a platter of perfectly marinated seafood?
The Pirates Bay offers seafood with a side of french fries but also spectacular ocean views to relish on!
With a scene straight out of the Pirates of the Caribbean and a kids-friendly menu, you can be sure that your little ones will be the happiest of them all while your hands get dirty with chunks of the freshest seafood!
10. 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 spreading 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?
*Note: Dine-in guests are granted access to the pool.
11. A tropical take on Asian comfort food: Island Wok Bali
Soft pink walls, and boho wooden decor accompanies you as you munch on some delicious beef chow mein. At Island Wok Bali, they take their Asian comfort food seriously, and you’ll be surprised at how at home you feel in this place.
Fans of this place rave about their sweet and sour chicken and fried rice, let’s not forget about the spring rolls too! A quintessential dish at any Chinese restaurant, theirs are nothing to scoff at. You’ll almost forget to take photos of your food along with the restaurant’s tropical facade thanks to the food looking and smelling so enticing!
12. Get a taste of homecooked food in a 5-star hotel! – Café De Dapoer , The Rhadana Kuta
If you miss homecooked food, you’ll be able to find it at Café De Dapoer, located in The Rhadana Kuta.
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With a unique concept merging traditional Javanese décor, wood carvings and colorful chairs – the restaurant offers a cosy ambiance for both couples, or friends looking to get together over a meal.
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One menu must-try is the Mamie Fried Chicken that tastes just like homemade fried chicken, and comes complete with tofu, tempeh and crackers. In addition to the chicken, there are many equally delicious menu favourites you just have to be there to try for yourself!
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How could we forget dessert? Do try the Fried Banana Si Abang, uniquely served with a side of sticky rice, and topped with grated coconut and brown sugar sauce or chocolate milk.
We bet you won’t be homesick no more, with just one visit to Café De Dapoer!
13. The latest culinary icon in Nusa Dua – Tamarind Restaurant Bali
Situated in luxurious Nusa Dua, Bali Tamarind Restaurant (also known as Tamarind Kitchen & Lounge) provides a truly unforgettable dining experience.
Located right on the beautiful waterfront, the restaurant itself, is a masterpiece constructed out of woven bamboo. No wonder it has become one of the latest iconic dining places to eat in Bali! And once inside, you will immediately be fascinated by the detail of the bamboo architecture.
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In the elegantly designed 2-storey restaurant, you’ll also get to dine with the ocean breeze blowing through your hair.
The chef and staff at Tamarind are ready to serve lunch and dinner with world-class International and Indonesian dishes. They aren’t just tasty, they’re healthy too!
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Tamarind Kitchen & Lounge not only offers unique design, but a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere, great menu and classy service too. What’s more impressive? The affordable price that will make anyone more than happy to eat here.
14. Shrimp feast on water: Bale Udang Mang Engking
With floating bamboo gazebos perfectly framing a beautiful lake, coupled with dim lightings and soothing Indonesian music, Bale Udang Mang Enking is truly the epitome of dining in serenity.
Although located just five minutes away from the busy Kuta Beach, the ingenious use of straw and bamboo enveloping the restaurant will make you feel as though you’re away from all the bustling hubbub of Kuta.
While you laze comfortably in your gazebo, you just need to prep yourself to be served with some of the best seafood in town.
The restaurant prides itself in its shrimp delicacies (‘udang’ means shrimp in Bahasa Indonesia) and it’s certainly a must-try.
And guess what? The shrimps can be prepared in more ways than you can imagine: from grilled, to steamed, to soup, to ala Padangnese, and many many more!
If you are craving for something more ‘meaty’, the restaurant also serves beef, chicken and duck.
And if you’re there in the evening, you’ll also be entertained by traditional Indonesian dances – a very cultural experience indeed!
15. On a diet? You’ll love this! – Bali Buda
If you’re on a diet while on vacation, we know sometimes it gets hard. Thankfully, at Bali Buda, you’ll still be able to enjoy a variety of healthy and delicious food that won’t mess your diet up!
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Low in calories and rich in yummy, the food here are mostly self-grown, and organic too. Try the different pizzas, sandwiches, pasta, salads, crepes, and gelato. There are also gluten-free options for those who require it.
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If you think that healthy food is not tasty – think again. The drink menu is also quite diverse, from juices and infused teas, to a variety of vegetable milk and smoothies.
Our favorite on the menu especially, is the hot oatmeal that’s rich in fibre, and enjoyed with a topping of coconut milk, brown sugar, dates and walnuts.
For dessert, you must try the Pumpkin and Caramelised Walnuts Pumpkin Pie, made from organic raw honey and homemade ginger jam. Can we say, YUM?
16. The best and most authentic Indian food in Bali – Queen’s Tandoor, Seminyak
Located in a strategic area of Seminyak, Queen’s Tandoor has been named as one of the best Indian restaurants in Bali. And this delectable restaurant is ready to pamper your tongue, and your stomach.
Consisting of indoor and outdoor areas, wherever you choose to sit, you’ll still be able to enjoy the unique Indian ambiance – a combination of the exotic decor, and tantalising aroma of spices wafting from the kitchen.
At Queen’s Tandoor, you will be invited to explore India through the food. From delish Kashmir dishes, to the spicier Southern Indian dishes, it truly is one great adventure through the tongue.
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The menu comprises vegetarian dishes for those on a vegetarian diet, along with meat, chicken and seafood for the rest of us.
For your appetiser, we recommend trying Bhel Puri and Pani Puri, and for your main, try the Prawn Biryani served with aromatic basmati rice and served in a clay container.
If you like spicy food, do try the Mutton Rogan Josh or Queens Raan and enjoy with naan bread.
For dessert, apart from the usual Indian desserts like Gulab Jamun, there are also tempting Brownies in a hotplate and topped with ice cream.
Do note that the portions served here are pretty huge, so be prepared to loosen your belt!
17. Craving some halal Italian food? – Jempiring Restaurant
Located in Aston Denpasar Hotel and Convention Center, this is Aston’s first hotel in Indonesia with a halal certificate.
Each month, Jempiring Restaurant offers thematic menus and special promotions for guests.
For fans of Italian cuisine, every Thursday, the restaurant serves according to the Italiano theme – where you can enjoy a variety of pasta, from spaghetti and cannelloni, to lasagna, ravioli, and more.
You do not need to worry about the Western menu served here, since the flavours have been adapted to the Indonesian palate, so anyone from holidayers, to locals can enjoy it!
The Asian dishes here are no less tempting, such as the Grilled Prawn Szechuan and the middle eastern Grilled Chicken and Rice Biryani.
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Apart from food, the restaurant also has three drink specials that are always a favorite, namely Green Temptation, Massali Lassi Cooler, and Greeno Mojito.
PS: You’ll never go wrong with the Massali Lassi Cooler!
18. Finger licking good – Rumah Makan Ayam Bakar Wong Solo (Kuta)
The whole world has a weakness for fried chicken and Indonesia is no different with its love for Ayam Penyet.
Ayam Penyet originates from East Java and literally translates to ‘smashed fried chicken’. The chicken is tenderised before being fried until the skin becomes golden and crispy.
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Wong Solo is famous throughout Indonesia for its Ayam Penyet. The name ‘Solo’ being the short version of Surakarta, a city in Central Java where this restaurant chain originated.
After trying the Ayam Penyet at Wong Solo, we are swearing off KFC for life – as it doesn’t even compare!
Served with spicy sambal, sliced cucumbers and fried tofu, it’s a pretty interesting way to eat fried chicken!
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This restaurant also boasts a unique concept, with real authentic Javanese food in funky, modern surroundings. Like any 21st century little warung, you are guaranteed to leave with a full stomach and a big smile.
We hope that this restaurant chain continues to grow so that the whole world can eat their fantastic Ayam Penyet!
19. Traditional fine dining majesty: Raja’s Balinese Restaurant, Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa
You’d almost feel like royalty at Raja’s Balinese Restaurant.
As the first Halal-certified fine dining restaurant in Bali, its bold decision to exclude some of Bali’s most popular cuisine, such as the BBQ pork, was made to ensure that everyone has the chance to enjoy authentic Balinese cuisine in their finest.
The culinary award-winning restaurant is decked out in luxurious hues and finishing.
As you seat yourself comfortably in this majestic setting, treat yourself to its legendary Bebek Betutu, a whole duck marinated in a secret blend of 16 Balinese spices, before being wrapped in palm leaves and slow cooked.
Another must-try dish is the flavourful Sate Lilit (grilled chicken on lemongrass skewer).
Finally, end your dinner with some traditional dessert.
Our pick? Have a go at the Rayun Penyineb Bali Sane Kasub, which is made up of a scoop of coconut milk in green bean pudding, coconut sticky rice, deep fried banana, and a pandan leaf pancake with jackfruit and palm sugar filling.
20. Almost like dining at home: Sunda Kelapa Restaurant Bali
If you want to find a really local warung hidden near the residential areas in Kuta – this one is a must-try.
The MehTheSheep team has eaten there twice when we were there, actually, because the food is that good and very affordable!
We tasted the Gurame Goreng Kering (fried fish), which was crispy, fresh, and almost melt-in-your-mouth. What’s best is that the entire fish costs only IDR 50,000.
And of course, you can never go wrong with Nasi Goreng – at this restaurant, it’s homely and delicious.
It also serves Nasi Tumpeng, a Javanese cuisine, which is usually made during festive seasons or celebrations. Sunda Kelapa can also accept advance reservations of Nasi Tumpeng.
21. Eat like the locals: Warung Nikmat at Kuta
If you want to experience dining like a local and taste authentic local food, you mustn’t give visiting a warung (a modest traditional café) a miss!
Amongst all the warungs in Bali, our top pick is Warung Nikmat, which translates to mean ‘Delicious Café’.
From the vast selection of Javanese dishes to the wildly famous Nasi Campur, this warung is truly nikmat in every essence of the word.
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22. Romantic seaside dinner: Nyoman Café, Jimbaran
You can’t say that you’ve gotten the ultimate Bali experience without trying the seafood in Jimbaran.
With so many seafood restaurants that litter the sandy coast, all boasting of the freshest, most affordable and most delicious catch, how do you know which to choose from?
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One of our picks is Nyoman Café, known for its clams and prawns (all freshly caught on the day), which are both served in garlic and tomato or chilli sauce.
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If spicy food isn’t really your thing, you may want to try the garlic butter prawn or snapper instead. Alternatively, ease the burning hot sensation by sipping some fresh coconut juice served directly from the fruit – very healthy and refreshing!
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Did we also mention that Nyoman Café is the perfect place for a romantic dinner? You can even opt to have a private singer to serenade you as you enjoy your meal by the vast ocean.
How can it get any dreamier?
23. Challenge your spice tolerance: Nasi Ayam Kedewatan Ibu Mangku, Ubud
Located only 15 minutes away from the central of Ubud lies Bali’s arguably best and spiciest Nasi Ayam (Chicken Rice).
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You know when someone names the restaurant after a dish, she means serious business.
Imagine enjoying your (possibly) best Nasi Ayam in a rustic and artistic place – a traditional Balinese house with a spacious green courtyard.
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Isn’t it so homely and blissful?
Your Nasi Ayam is served with Balinese lawar (salad), and a generous serving of its trusty friend – the sambal (chili paste).