Our Top 10 Restaurants in each category - Bali Yarravillas
GATEWAY OF INDIA, Indian -in Jln Dyanapura Seminyak PH: 732940
Very constant quality, have been going here for years and don't go without eating a Kathiroll - they are just to die for. Also do delivery and takeaway.
WARUNG YOSHI, Gang Bima
walk straight out of BYV and past Sienna Villas and this little warung is on the right - great local warung food at exceptional prices with a Japanese twist - run by a Japanese.
MANO BEACHSIDE CAFE, 730 874, Petitenget Beach, Kerobokan.
Gorgeous setting right on beach (same area as La Lucciola but opposite end of the carpark) Aqua building hard to see until you are right there. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner – very cheap and a quiet spot to watch the waves over a meal.
its looks dodgy but food is fabulous and cheap 10,000 and you get rice and a choice of several things with it and they roll it up in a cone and you bring it home. We love to buy our lunch here.
*** A FAVOURITE
PILI PILI, Jl Mertanadi street No 63 (the jail road) Excellent value
has Indo food smorgasbord for lunch as well as al a carte and dinner has fresh grilled fish etc and the best pasta. Worth a visit.
WARUNG OCHA, Cnr Jl Seminyak and Gang Plawa
Nice little warung, serves breaky, coffee and cakes and buffet type Indo food. Walking distance from Bali Yarravillas.
KREOL KITCHEN, Jalan Dupadi No 56 0361 7386514
just in behind Dynapura - Annick, lovely lady from Melb, lovely home cooked food.
Mid Price Range
SANG RIA, a few metres off Double Six, Jl Werkudara, PH: 031 2150404
Walking distance from Bali Yarravillas. Now that Rio is closed we had to find good ribs and these guys have them, reasonably priced food and plenty of choice in a beautiful garden setting also under cover seating as well. They run a really good establishment and also own Waroeng Asia across the road (PH: 0361 7420202) great curries and asian food. Closed Sunday.
LANAI BEACH BAR & GRILL, Jl Pantai Blue Ocean Double Six No 10 PH: 62 361 731305
On the beach to the left of double six road, very reasonable breakfasts (package including coffee etc) for $5. Also very nice for dinner upstairs, overlooking the sunset and beach.
NIRVANA, Jl Laksmana opposite Khaima, you can’t miss the big purple sign, they have expanded and now have restaurant and separate bar area. Own by Aussie Guy, food is fantastic, steak very good quality but not dirt cheap. Happy Hour til 7.00p.m. cheap beers and frozen cocktails.
SEA CIRCUS - Jalan Laksmana 22 (oberoi Road) 0361 738667
Nearby to Pettitenget Temple - has great coffee, juices and their breakfast is one of the best. Tapas at night also good. *** FAVOURITE
THE BEACH HOUSE, PH: 0361 738471 on the surf at ECHO BEACH
this is a little way out north of Seminyak- you would need to go with a group as you would need to get a taxi or car and wait for you - but is is really worth going to. Very popular with surfies - they have a BBQ every night - and you pick your fish/meat/vegie kebabs and it is all priced per portion, but you get the whole salad bar, bread, hot potatoes etc etc inclusive of whatever you buy to BBQ - very good value!
ULTIMO - Jln Laksmana 104X PH: 0361 738729 - 21
You must go to this one, all sorts of food, they have it done out beautifully - it really looks 6 star by night but at 2 star prices - but you must book this one - once I had to book 3 days in advance.
BIKU TEAHOUSE AND LOUNGE, Jalan Pettitenget 888, Kerobokan 8570888
It is open from 8.00a.m. til late for breaky, lunch and dinner. The special thing here is the High Tea, it is fantastic value. Choose your flavour of tea, served in a Royal Albert teapot and cups and then you are served the high tea on three tiered serving plates – ribbon sandwiches, smoked salmon, cucumber, beef and quiches. Scones Jam and cream and then fresh baked cake biscuits etc. (The Asian version is also excellent) Very good value for the quality.
MANNEKEPIS, Jl Raya Seminyak No 2, 0361 8475784
This is a terrific Belgium restaurant within walking distance of Bali Yarravillas. Now owned by the Rio Bar and Grill team so there are some favourites such as 'Kill the Cook', etc. The food is both western and Belgium and is great value for money. The Belgium beef stew is just so tasty. They have Jazz Thurs, Fri, Sat. Open for lunch and dinner.
DAHANA JAPANESE, 98X Jl Petitenget, Kerobokan PH: 0361 730131
We think this is the best value for money Japanese in Bali, very secluded not easy to spot in the night as its not lit up but next door to Gourmet Cafe the setting is superb, once a home and now a restaurant and gallery, tables and chairs set around swimming pool or you can eat at a tatami table in your own little room. The food is yummy!! We go two or three times each visit around 20,000 rp in Taxi from Bali Yarravillas.
*** A FAVOURITE
MAMASAN, Jalan Raya Kerobokan 135 Ph: 0361 730436 between Jalan Raya Seminyak and Sunset Road
sister restaurant of Sarong but they say more hawker style food but still sensational flavours. Mamasan is a little more causal than Sarong, has a bar lounge upstairs and dining downstairs. Definitely need to book. Verging on expensive
BOW Jl Batubelig, just past Rustica the Italian Place, fabulous space, lots of expats eat here. A great mixture of foods, Cuban, tapas plates, fantastic corned beef, overlooking rice fields. It is a white building can easily be missed.
THERE ARE A LOT OF RESTAURANTS POPPING UP ALONG JALAN BATUGELIG WHICH ARE WORTH A TRY BUT DEFINITELY A TAXI RIDE PROBABLY 30-40,000 from BYV: MYTHOS BBQ is a yummy greek restaurant, WARUNG ETHNIC - good indo food as well as international steaks, lamb, salmon etc, NAUGHTY NURIS is also along here
Expensive - But not in Australian terms
SARONG - Jln Petitenget, Kerobokan/Seminyak - PH: 0361 737809 (must book)
Indian, thai, balinese, chinese - top chefs - an ex Longrain chef is head chef here – very romantic place and food is to die for the flavours are amazing
La LUCCIOLA, on the beach in Seminyak/Kerobokan
a beautiful setting right on the beach, see the sunset sipping cocktails, just lovely! Also open for breakfast and lunch.
WARISAN RESTAURANT, Jl Kerobokan 38, 0361 731175 (is where old Café Warisan was which has now moved to become METIS)
the food is just fabulous, atmosphere is just as nice as before, service attentive without being over the top, quality of food is exceptional. You can BYO but 200,000 per bottle.
KUDETA, On the beach in Seminyak Jln Oberoi
It is very expensive, as expensive as Australia, but this is where the hip crowd hang out. They have big parties on Fri/Sat nights but it does get very crowded, the breakfast here isn't too bad value if you get the big breakfast.
SARDINE, Jalan Petitenget 21 (really on Batubelig Street) 0361 738 202 Closed Mondays.
It the most beautiful setting and the food is fantastic . Mostly seafood of course with views from the dining area over endless rice paddies with these gorgeous big terracotta pots lit up overlooking rice fields. Wine is expensive here but the food and ambience is worth it.
METIS, PH: 0361 4737888, Jl Petitenget No 6
the owners from old Warisan have opened this new restaurant very expensive but very popular opposite Sardine. Very nice atmosphere and food is fantastic.
SIP WINE BAR AND RESTAURANT, Jl Raya Seminyak nearly opposite Bintang Supermarket
French and very nice food, a bit upmarket but worth it. Short walk from Bali Yarravillas.
POTATO HEAD BEACH CLUB, Jalan Petitenget
entrance but is on the beach, worth a look, quite expensive but the building is amazing worth to go and have at least a drink here or lunch.
COCOON, Double Six on the Beach PH: 0361 731266
a very beautiful place, the food is very good and the atmosphere is great as well
As far as Shopping Goes
BINTANG supermarket is on Jln Raya Seminyak just before Cafe Moka and it has most things ( baliyarravillas is in gang keraton just beside this supermarket
BALI DELI, in Kunti street (this is just past Bintang supermarket on the right) and its a fair walk down this street on the left, they have a great selection of cheeses, smallgoods, also cakes and breads, fruit and veg very clean.
CARREFOURS, This is on jln Sunset in Kuta - a big French hypermart I guess, has a huge supermarket that sells everything from TVs to fish and Aussie lamb, their bakery is also very good, always do a big shop here.
Booze is very expensive in Bali so try and take what you can get away with, I usually put a bottle of wine in my suitcase and then take duty free bottle in carry on. There is a little bottleshop near bemo corner which is the most reasonable one to buy a bottle of wine, wine in restaurants is very expensive. The local Gin which is sold in this bottleshop is very good and very reasonably priced.
READING GLASSES, Mr Honey Man (always sitting outside Bintang supermarket, just ask. Has all equipment to test eyes and is accurate we have checked it out, has a great range of frames and takes just a few days to get them back to you. Takes orders to Denpasar and gets them made up. 081 74714740 email:firstname.lastname@example.org
MONEY CHANGER: It's a good idea to always change your money at the BMC money changer in Jln Raya Seminyak, turn right out of Gang Keraton and Bintang is on your right, over the road on the left and up past SIP restaurant is BMC, they always count the money correctly. Believe us when we say if you think you get a higher return somewhere else they will rip you for sure!
DRIVERS: We use Gede Pastiasa PH: 081 338442760, see the boys and they can book for you. Gede has excellent English and has a fun loving outlook on life. His prices are very reasonable and certainly won't rip you off. Can hired for half or full day also does airport pick up and drop off.