Over the years, Bali has evolved with each wave of travellers and is now becoming a first-class dining destination where ones can enjoy numerous International dishes with its authenticity and rustic charm right in place. Whether you are looking for a fine dining venue to celebrate a special evening or looking to revel in a friendly place with mates, this island gives you umpteen options to conclude your culinary journey with a sinful delight.
Each high-end restaurant on this island is unique, but all share a few common characteristics. With precise attention to detail, perfect execution and exceptional service, every high-end restaurant aims for a top-notch experience. And while today’s fine dining has evolved into an eclectic blend of cuisines and concepts, many aspects of the high-end experience remain the same.
There has been a real explosion of top-quality boutique restaurants down in the south of the island, and all of them compete to be the best in the region. They offer a great range of cuisine in terms of region and sophistication, from Western to Eastern, right through to contemporary Indonesian cuisine. Some of the restaurants feature unique locations with awe-inspiring views and artistic interiors.
These restaurants listed in this article are considered as high-end or fancy not only because of their pricing but also the taste and surroundings they try to keep up to deliver the best culinary journey. Be rest assured the dishes served on the table are where the magic and mystery lie.
Indulge in innovative Indonesian cuisine, skilfully merging rare ingredients from the archipelago with a touch of Mediterranean flair, all set against the breathtaking ocean panorama at di Mare restaurant. Recognized among Asia’s Top 50 Restaurants by Exquisite Taste Magazine, this culinary gem is perched dramatically atop Karma Kandara’s cliffs, offering an immersive and elevated dining experience overlooking the Indian Ocean.
Under the helm of talented Executive Chef Joseph Antonishek, who brings inspiration from his native California, di Mare’s seasonal menus highlight the finest regional ingredients prepared with finesse. Guests can now enjoy new 6-7 course tasting menus, an epicurean journey from amuse-bouche through dessert. Each menu showcases a variety of items including seafood from Japan, premium Australian meats, fresh local produce and vegetarian and vegan options.
The cliff-side setting and floor-to-ceiling open-air windows perfectly frame the glittering seascape as the sun dips into the sea and the horizon ignites in hues of orange and pink. While inside, flickering candles create a warm glow across white-clothed tables. Culinary creativity intertwines with backdrop, ambiance, and attentive service at di Mare to complete an unforgettable dining experience.
From locally-sourced ingredients and prime imported meats and seafood to an extensive international wine cellar, di Mare brings the flavours of the Mediterranean to Bali.
Dining at Sundara is truly reflecting Jimbaran’s heritage as a hundred-year-old fishing village. As one of the most exclusive dining destinations in the area, this restaurant highlights the panoramic view of the exotic curve of the Jimbaran Bay coastline. This area is very famous for its nightly ritual of fresh seafood dinners with coconut husk BBQs along the beach.
To be considered a cosy and homey restaurant, the interior of this restaurant is mixing French and African styles, which blends perfectly with the location of the restaurant among the outstanding world-class resorts and villas. Looking humble under its whirring fan-open style roof with high-ceilinged open space, feast your eyes on the antiques and artefacts sourced from around the Indonesian archipelago.
Combining fresh and seasonal products and the skills of award winning Chef Andrea Astone, we are delighted to offer guests a whole host of artisan dishes in the form of a set menu and signature degustation menu. Providing modern cuisine with a twist, Koral delivers a culinary experience like no other. It is the amalgamation of talent, locally sourced fine ingredients and surprising compositions that has secured our place as a unique destination on The Island of Gods. Guests are invited to an underwater world of bistronomic delights at Koral, the aquarium dining experience at The Apurva Kempinski Bali. All of the senses are stimulated at this unique venue for the very first time.
At Koral, diners will feast on elegant dishes inspired by Indonesian coastal flavours and crafted from local ingredients, at a venue that is both casual and refined. More than just a restaurant, Koral offers a full bistronomic experience, combining delectable dining, a laid-back ambiance and the rarefied atmosphere of an aquarium, accompanied with a hypnotic soundtrack that captures the magic and mystery of life below the waves.
Settling in the romantic dining setup, you will be cooled by a soft ocean breeze as you breathe in the unobstructed panoramic views of the stunning golden sands of Nusa Dua, which is only a few meters away from your eyes. The restaurant is elegantly dressed in immaculate linens and perfectly polished tableware, matching Kayuputi’s fresh modern décor and sophisticated ambience. With such impeccable attention to detail lavished on everything, Kayuputi delivers a luxury dining experience a cut above the rest.
Savour the complex flavours of dry-aged, flame-cooked meat and sizzling seafood at the iconic Seminyak hotspot. Inspired by Bali’s striking Kecak dance, FIRE is an indulgent grill restaurant beloved for its playful twist on the island’s mysticism. FIRE features indoor and outdoor seating with soothing earth tones accented by pops of vibrant colour. At FIRE, there’s also succulent Sirloin, mouthwatering Tenderloin, Yellowfin Tuna, and Seared Sea Scallops. The chefs are proudly elevate the quality of beef cuts through meticulous dry ageing techniques, including their signature Black Angus Tomahawk.
Whether you choose to sit back and survey a phenomenal wine list under the light of a fireball chandelier or sip on some serious cocktails prepared with smoke and charcoal, as well as some lighter beverage options with ingredients from Indonesia to balance out those fresh grill flavours, dining at FIRE always delivers.
Jemme Restaurant & lounge
Combining food, wine, lights and music, Jemme is an elegant and intimate dining space with a modern Baroque style decorated the interior. Draped, sheer curtains, large silver and white candle holders sparkling lights, small silk table lamps as well as pearled tablemats add to the sheer beauty of this venue. The restaurant’s extensive list of imported wines and glamorous environment make this restaurant one of the most elegant dining spots in Seminyak.
Inspired by traditional Balinese architectural influences, VIN+ Seminyak features sky-high roof lines, and extensive use of bamboo, local timbers and stone in its construction. The open layout dining and lounge areas are lined with vintage Balinese décor. You will find a pair of dining rooms concealed behind the glass-encased premium wine cellar. The overall architecture of this place is amazingly designed to give a larger-than-life appeal. The retail wine store is popular among customers who select from over 300 varieties and an in-house stock of over 18,000 bottles. VIN+ also stocks premium spirits and an impressive range of sake.
Ombak at Soori Bali
OMBAK is situated within the luxurious and elegant, oceanfront SOORI Bali, set among rice paddies.
Ombak is an open-air Bali Fine Dining Beach Signature Restaurant featuring a Bar and Lounge to watch the incredible and ever-changing Bali sunsets over the Ocean. The breezy ambiance with a modern bar vibe, the al-fresco feel, and a closeness to the ocean and nature sets the tone for a night of culinary enchantment amidst the embrace of volcanic sands.
The innovative menu created by Chef and Nutritionist Matthias Stuber, showcases Mediterranean curated dishes, prepared with the freshest produce, sourced from nearby farms, and spices harvested from Soori’s very own garden.
Featuring an extensive menu of authentic Indonesian cuisine made with passed down recipes done with a contemporary approach, this restaurant at Hotel Tugu Bali is adding Canggu’s hip destination for culinary aficionados by complementing addition to the eccentric mix. The dining experience, fusing gourmet delights with age-old cultural and ceremonial rituals, is arranged in historically themed, atmosphere-charged chambers or manicured landscapes reconstructed in the hotel’s areas. Some are more theatrical than the other, but this truly embodies an Indonesian culinary experience like no other, involving aspects of traditional rituals, presentation, and history—and an endless choice of delicious food!
Applying French cooking techniques with locally sourced ingredients, Spice Sanur offers a package of surprising flavours and a culinary experience of Indonesia’s aromatic roots, herbs, and spices. As for the interior, the new venue in Sanur is a combination between the Indonesian archipelago and contemporary artisan styling. Famous as a gastro-bar, Spice is dedicated to providing some of the best drinks in Bali. Creative cocktails are built around fresh ingredients, whole spices, and fine imported spirits. There is also a good selection of wines. The most distinguishing feature of Spice is the concept of ‘Open Kitchen’ which makes the dining experience a lot more interactive and interesting.
This is a culinary gem surrounded by the lush and serene Payangan rainforest. The picturesque forest has become a fixture among pictures uploaded by Bali travellers, making the dining experience at The Kelusa not only satisfy your appetite but also blissful. Their dining experience caters to even the pickiest foodies by offering carefully crafted dishes that are divided into two sections: signatures – modern Indonesian dishes with a twist – and classics.
The serenity from the surrounding forest jungles and natural tropical interiors only adds to the charm of The Kelusa on top of the gourmet dishes that celebrate the rich and diverse culinary history of Indonesian cuisine. All in all, The Kelusa opens its doors, and its goal is to ensure each and every guest experiences an epicurean treat with classic culinary prepared in a modern, sophisticated way.
BLANCO Par Mandif
This ten-seat-only restaurant serves ultra-fine dining Indonesian cuisine in a refined and intimate setting. Located in Ubud, this award-winning restaurant has a very limited reservations each evening. The concept here is all about degustation. The menus are 7 or 9 courses of exquisite gastronomy, sublimely served, explained and precisely paired with fine wines and cocktails. The man behind this genius is the Indonesian celeb chef Mandif Warokka.
Known as one of the best fine dining restaurants in Ubud, this restaurant has won so many awards! The chef-owner, Chris Salan, is very creative by always creating a new menu every day, which consists of à la minute creations that showcase his passion for local ingredients of the highest standard, sourced from the sea and farms across Bali. Mozaic is a legend in the world of gastronomy, and a favourite on this island. It follows the philosophy of ‘Cuisine du Marché’, which refers to a marriage of seasonal ingredients with modern French techniques – both in the cooking and presentation. All of this is then wrapped up in an elegant setting with impeccable standards of service. Prepare your palate, and also prepare to splurge.