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Written by Dionne Lee
Co-written by Cisca Lim, Beverley Lennon
Have you always wanted to travel to beautiful locations like Italy and Spain with your significant other? Make sure you travel to Bali.
It’s not only equally (if not, more) beautiful, and you get to not only live in villas with gorgeous views, but also enjoy many exciting activities (such as these 48 things to do that prove that Bali is the craziest) – that are sure to inject more passion and adventure in your relationship.
There are plenty of hidden gems to be enjoyed together within Bali, and one romantic thing to do as a couple especially – is to dine at an uber romantic location
Without further ado, check out these 18 ultra romantic restaurants that allow you to gaze endlessly into the sparkling ocean (and also into the eyes of your special someone, of course).
1. Pick fresh seafood away from the Jimbaran crowd: Starfish Bloo (W Bali Seminyak)
For those of you who are unaware, rumour has it that the need to be near water is as ancient as our need to eat!
So lunch and dinner are completed by ocean views at Starfish Bloo, a place where the art of sea-to-table is perfected.
With views over the Balinese coastline, the oceanfront restaurant at W Bali Seminyak celebrates local handpicked seafood with a menu of fresh catches of the day.
On Friday evenings, while the the rest of the Bali crowd heads over to overrated Jimbaran for seafood, gather at the restaurant terrace for sunset drinks before taking part in their interactive dining experience; one where you get to pick your seafood and get it cooked right on the spot at live cooking stations, to your favourite style. All this at the heart of Seminyak!
Taste a range of local catches like lobsters, crabs, prawns, oysters and much more from under the sea – all are specialties of Starfish Bloo!
Blending elegance and folk-style cooking elements, the Seafood Market also serves tropical seafood as part of their small plate options to share with your friends and family. Lighter options include sushi and tempura (to name a few), and they are inclusive in your package!
With a service just as spectacular as the view, this seaside charmer boasts a tropical setting and is bound to be your ultimate Friday evening dinner spot while in Bali!
And don’t forget to get some after-dinner drinks at Woobar Bali at W Bali – Seminyak while you’re there! It’s an awesome place for some Friday night chilling!
What’s bringing clifftop infinity pools to a different level?
A crystal blue glass-bottomed infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean, that stretches all the way out from the cliff 500 feet high, creating a gravity-defying concrete-encased lagoon with a million-dollar view – the highlight of One Eighty, a new sophisticated bar and restaurant that’s a recent addition to The Edge Villas at Uluwatu.
Before you know it, you’ll be floating in mid-air with the sweeping waves crashing beneath you.
The pool is not the only gorgeous thing about One Eighty. The menu is also superbly designed by Bali’s own Chef Nyoman – the globetrotting chef who is the mastermind behind Seminyak’s famous Bambu Restaurant, well-known for its Indonesian cuisine.
Inspired by the same opulence and luxury of The Edge’s beach culture, One Eighty brings you the amazing sensation of perched on the very edge of the world.
Expect a classic beachside food selection such as Deluxe Shrimp Po’boy with a side of salmon roe, tabasco, fries and more, Giant Papuan Prawns drenched in kemangi butter, Baby Back Ribs soaked in rosemary honey butter with coleslaw, and Baja Fish Tacos.
So chill in the VIP deck and order up a watermelon cooler or other cocktails for the summer. There’s also a high tea menu for your clifftop oasis enjoyment. Just know that everything is going to be served with a view here!
3. An ancient Chinese temple that now serves sushi by the sea – Ji at Balesutra
After dining at Ji at Balesutra, where you can have your sushi while overlooking the azure horizon of the Indian Ocean, you won’t want your sashimi anywhere else.
Located right on Canggu Beach, this acclaimed Japanese restaurant serves much-raved-about lobsters and pork meals, on top of their sushi.
With a touch of Japanese and Chinese blended with other Asian flavours, you are set to indulge in a unique culinary voyage by the sea right on a traditional Balinese bale.
While you know we always look out for the non-stop parade of chic eateries and the fresh coats of paint tropical Bali gets on the daily, sometimes “shiny and new” is just not what we’re after; Ji is a hidden gem on our list for its sheer uniqueness alone.
Get ready to travel back in time with the multiple antiques you will find around the restaurant.
Originally a Chinese temple that had undergone a series of facelifts, its historic bones have thankfully been kept beautifully intact on the inside while giving the Ji Terrace a contemporary and playful look!
4. Slip your feet into the sand beneath your table – Oceana Restaurant & Bar
You know what makes a great beachside restaurant?
Probably all of what Oceana Restaurant and Bar features, starting with their toes-in-the-sand factor to the crashing waves but also dreamy offerings from the magical sunsets and definitely their sumptuous seafood feasts.
Seafood and ocean views are of course the twin raisons d’êtres of this lively restaurant on the coast of Bali.
Come by 6.30pm and 7.15pm to catch the live fire dance performance along with other traditional shows. Get the real essence of authentic Bali right on the shore!
The beachfront restaurant is popular everyday for its tuna that hits the spit along with lobsters and other seafood.
And don’t miss the barbecue action for dinner (5.30pm-8pm) at their live seafood grill with free flow beer, juice and soft drinks. By night, the restaurant turns on the romance with cocktails and cold beer to pair with succulent lobsters and prawns.
While we recommend you to check out their 3-course lobster package, their seafood laksa is well-loved too; customers rave about the intense dedication put in to unite the finest local ingredients for the best seafood meals!
Here is where you should drop the anchor for affordable and great seafood in Jimbaran!
5. The new dining icon of Nusa Dua – Tamarind Restaurant Bali
Joining the premiere destination of Nusa Dua, Tamarind Restaurant Bali (also known as Tamarind Kitchen & Lounge), is a brand new masterpiece packed with a grand dining experience for its distinguished guests.
Located right at the renowned panoramic beachfront, the spectacular thatched roof Bamboo structure pavilion is set to be Bali’s next iconic eatery.
Stepping into the elegant restaurant, every detail of its sophisticated and sustainable bamboo architecture is simply stunning. Decked in tasteful designs and dazzling furnishing along the main hall, lounge, and table settings – the 2-floor restaurant invites you to enjoy a soothing ocean breeze and more, under one roof.
While the idyllic seashore entrances with its beauty, the chef’s creation of delightful culinary pleasures will keep you spellbound. Serving lunch and dinner of world-class standards – Tamarind’s chef and kitchen team sure know their way well around all the most indulging yet healthy creations of International and Indonesian cuisine.
The fascinating Tamarind Kitchen & Lounge doesn’t stop at it’s fantastic design, ambiance, menu, and service. It continues to go beyond expectations with its affordable pricing that leaves everyone in further appreciation.
6. “The art, soul, and romance of Indonesia” – Wantilan Agung at Hotel Tugu Bali
With a slogan like that, and an incredible story behind Hotel Tugu Bali – those with a penchant for romance and culture will not want to miss this.
For a quaint and romantic dinner date, head down to Wantilan Agung. Reverently lit by candles, get seated in the grand hall suitable for Balinese Kings and Queens of old, or by the tropical gardens.
Otherwise, there’s the other (maybe even better) option of having a private gourmet picnic under the moonlight in bed, yes, in a bed by the sea – only in Hotel Tugu Bali.
There’s nothing quite like it, and it’s the stuff out of dreams. Laying in the 18th century antique bed with the ocean as your ‘bedroom’, surrounded by candlelight, and the glowing moon casting a dreamy filter on your date night… It’d be perfect for a proposal, or even to celebrate special occasions like anniversaries!
For your moonlit picnic in bed by the sea, choose from a wide variety of cuisines from traditional Balinese, Javanese, Chinese Peranakan, seafood or gourmet continental cuisine – whatever you’re craving, you can be sure to have a good old hearty meal!
Oozing history, culture and a special undescribable something, Hotel Tugu’s fascinating ancient vibes will leave you mesmerised and falling in love all over again.
PS: All dining experiences at Hotel Tugu are open to non-staying guests, simply make a booking, head down, and enjoy a wonderful night.
7. Built for lovebirds to nest & feast – Prama Sanur Bamboo Bar & Lounge
Sanur is synonymous with the laidback and cruisy vibes of Bali.
Being the renowned resort in East Bali, Prama Sanur Bamboo Bar & Lounge promises a sublime setting during the day for that lazy seaside afternoon, and a sassy beachfront lounge during sunset.
Unfolding onto the vast white sands of Mertasari Beach, the newly expanded bar & lounge has quickly become one of the most stylish and coolest hangout places with cozy bamboo swings perfect for lovebirds.
The swinging cocoon-like chairs are the best seats in the house that strategically surround the island bar, where flows of fruity cocktails accompany tasty snacks and wood-fired pizzas.
The casual yet classy bamboo architecture and uninterrupted sea views epitomise the most ideal romance, from daylight until the stars speckle the night sky. In the cozy and intimate ambience that carries an air of quiet romance, lovers can chat in peace while snuggling and lounging in style.
8. A satisfying feast for both the belly and the eyes – Arwana Restaurant
Arwana is designed in such spectacular ways that you can call the place a feast for the eyes itself.
Overlooking the vast ocean with the sound of lapping waves (as all of the restaurants in this list) – this exclusive table arrangement welcomes you to take a few steps down into a private area, with large seaters among dimly lit lanterns and wood decorations.
As you enjoy the breeze and panorama of Nusa Dua Beach and the sparkling ocean making for a gorgeous date atmosphere – be prepared to tantalise your tastebuds with the huge selections of creative lunch and dinner dishes.
Enjoy fresh local seafood, including lobsters, oysters and sushi bars, that have been brilliantly prepared by the hands of professional chefs. The chef recommendations are phenomenally delicious with commendable service by the ever helpful and attentive staff too.
Other than the beachfront terrace, Arwana can also generously host diners in the warm indoor dining rooms. With an open-air kitchen that instantly relaxes you with the passion of their humming kitchen – relax under the tropical roof where a laidback soundtrack accompanies your night, just as splendidly as the flow of Laguna signature luxury cocktails.
9. Catch the most perfect sunsets – Ju-Ma-Na
If you’re trying to impress your special someone with an indulgent night out, Ju-Ma-Na is the place to be. Perched on the Bali’s southernmost cliff, Ju-Ma-Na is the perfect vantage point for sunsets.
Be prepared for a dining experience that will heighten your senses, especially if you choose to sit on their spacious wooden deck. Feel the salty ocean breeze and hear the waves crash against the shore, while the two of you enjoy a delicious Arabian-influenced meal. Now this is what we call a gastronomical romance!
And with the restaurant’s seamless floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, your view of the scenery will not be compromised even if you choose to sit indoors.
To match up to the beauty of the restaurant’s surroundings, every dish in Ju-Ma-Na is impeccably plated. The result? These French-Japanese fusion food dishes that look like mini masterpieces you could display in a museum!
If you’re there for dinner, remember to try their famous Lobster Risotto and Tuna Nicois Salad. And for drinks, look out for the bubbly Ju-Ma-Na Royale – a champagne infused with Yuzu essence and a single floating rose petal on the surface. Yum!
10. Enjoy a sophisticated night out at a rooftop restaurant – MoonLite Kitchen and Bar