In Bali, most restaurants serve Indonesian plus international cuisines except
a very few serve Indonesian food only. Restaurants are very competitive
there coz the always cluster together, easily half dozen to more than ten in one
Bali restaurants we tried In 2004 summer
When we were in Bali, we spent most of our time in Nusa Dua so we have tried
many restaurants in Nusa Dua, including hotel restaurants there.
In Nusa Dua, there are three major areas where you can find food:
- Galleria Nusa Dua
- Bualu Village
- Hotel restaurants along the beach (if you are staying in one of these
hotels it's even easier)
We had a day trip to the Kintamani volcano. Ten years ago, there were
only one restaurant. But now it has about a dozen! It was a very
long trip to get there - two and a half hour from Nusa Dua to Kintamani!
You should get there before noon as the tour guide said that it would be misty
in the afternoon and you won't be able to see a thing.
Every time we go to Bali we visit Lotus Cafe in Ubud. Partly because we
want to go somewhere else and partly because Lotus Cafe is really famous.
Again, ten years ago, there was only one Lotus Cafe. But now there are
branches in different areas of Bali.
Food in Lotus Cafe was slightly disappointing this time. The satay I
ordered was not even as good as the one in Buala Village. They use lean
pork which is not the best choice for making satay - dry and no meat flavour.
Surprisingly this is the only place where I can get tangerine juice - similar to
orange juice but sweeter.
Here is a list of Bali restaurants and cafe
that we have visited.