We have put together a list of our favorite restaurants in Ubud, Bali. There are such a huge variety but our list should give you an idea of places to go that you are guaranteed of excellent food and a clean, enjoyable environment.
Five minute walk from Taksu, Locavore offers “modern cuisine, local produce”. The classically trained chefs have created a top-quality, unique dining experience using ingredients from Bali and Indonesia. Jl. Dewi Sita
Right on location – Taksu restaurant had a delicious menu with a broad range of dishes, some created by our very own food expert Aine McAteer.
Owned by the same people who own the famous Yoga Barn, Kafe has an extensive menu with a range of dishes to suit every palate – a favorite with yogis and those seeking their own personal Eat Pray Love experience! Located on Hanuman, right out of Taksu towards the YogaBarn.
A lovely little healthy restaurant where you can lounge on big cushions, sip a plumeria adorned coconut and work on your computer. Pictured is the coconut crusted fish and the milkshakes are our guilty pleasure! Right out of Taksu on Hanuman.
Another favorite haunt for the yogis around town – they have a lovely menu with many healthy dishes and great drinks and smoothies. They also have a health food store and bakery downstairs where you can get bread, raw chocolate and natural cosmetics etc. Pizza’s here a fabulous and they even do home delivery! Jl. Jembawan opposite the post office.
This small, but perfectly formed 100% raw & vegan cafe has sensational salads and Ubud’s best green juices. The pick and mix salad bar has a fresh ever-changing abundance of goodness to choose from. Still got room for desert? Why not try a raw, vegan cheesecake?! Stock up on your superfoods; chia, maca, spirulina and cocobiotic at their health store. Jl. Penastanan: down Jl. Raya and over the Champuan bridge, take street left after Bridges restaurant. Leave about 20-30 mins to walk.
0361 971 981
Set in the middle of the rice paddies about 15 minutes walk from town, this little jewel is a must visit – but not if you’re in a rush. They serve foods fresh from their organic garden, home-made wines and a lovely range of healthy dishes and drinks. They have also now opened a restaurant in Penstanan (on the way to Alchemy) with an attached shop.
0361 780 1839 or 972 087
A vegan and raw foods place just up the road from Taksu. Look for all the young green coconuts outside-you can’t miss it! Lively, friendly little cafe, often with live music in the evenings. Jl. Goutama
+62 361 975 754
A short walk from Taksu, this is a great place to come with a group or to lounge in their computer and TV room upstairs to do homework or chill. Great selection of foods to suit all tastes. Jl. Diwa Sita looking out over the football field.
If you’re in the mood to indulge a little, Bridges is your place. The food is excellent, but a little on the pricey side. They have a wine cellar upstairs with a good range of wines. It’s nice to sit outside on a sunny day and sip a pot of fresh ginger tea and watch the world go by.
+62 361 970095
Owned by the famous chef and cookbook author Janet deNeefe, it is conveniently located and has a nice range of dishes to choose from.
A little more pricey, but definitely worth a visit – beautiful ambiance, great healthy, organic food and drinks, and next door they have a little place selling a range of delicious raw cookies, muffins, granola and crackers to take away. Jl. Hanuman towards Jl. Raya
A favourite with our yoga students. It’s just around the corner, tucked behind Hanuman Street on Jalan Sugriwa. Soups are the best in town alongside other delicious local vegetarian dishes. Friendly, homely atmosphere at reasonable prices.
0361 7444 222
This is THE place to go for Indian food in town. Their dosa’s are the best. Evening atmosphere made with candlelight, music and Indian decoration. Jalan Campuahan, just past the big Bintang supermarket
+62 361 977 169
A short walk from Taksu – some of their dishes are a little on the pricey side but they have an extensive menu and are very popular with the tourists. This restaurant is always full, day and night, so they must be doing something right! Located on the intersection of Jl. Goutama and Jl. Raya
JUICE JA CAFE
Glass of spirulina? Dash of wheatgrass with your papaya juice? Organic fruits and vegetables go into the food at this funky bakery-cafe with a lively atmosphere. The cashew banana muffin and passion-fruit juice are a killer combo. Also one of the few places in Ubud that opens early in the morning if you want to catch that quick coffee fix before you start your day. Jl. Diwa Sita toward the football field.
DOWN TO EARTH
+62 (0) 361 736 645
Located just steps away from Taksu restaurant its the perfect place to grab some clean, honest, vegan food during lunch time. A very extensive and well planned menu. A favourite among teachers and students alike: the ‘Dragon Bowl’-once you try it you’ll keep going back for more! The small attached shop is also great for natural products and healthy snacks.
A great little find, hidden away from the main street, and with lovely views over the rice paddies. A wide range of Japanese home cooking recipes at a very reasonable price. Jl. Pengosekan- a small side street off Jl. Hanuman and past Indian delites on the same street.
Japanese-owned, Biah-Biah serves a delicious array of Balinese favourites. Nasi Campur, Sayur Urap, and even Lawar Babi. Vegetarian alternatives are offered, all prepared with delicious Balinese spices. Biah-Biah never stock fresh young coconuts (kelapa mudah) but make up for it by mixing and serving many other refreshing tropical fruit juices and combinations. One of the cheaper restaurants in the area. The only thing Westernised about Biah-Biah’s Balinese cuisine is the fact that they cook without chilli, but if requested chilli samba is provided as a garnish.
Jl Goutama No 13, Adjacent Uphill from Mai Malu Homestay.
(0361) 978249 , firstname.lastname@example.org
TERAZO RESTAURANT & BAR
+62 361 978 941
For that special fine-dining experience head to the glittering Terazo: another of the restaurants owned by baligoodfood company. Enjoy a drink in the modern, stylish downstairs lounge and bar or enjoy a fine sit-down meal with all the fancy extras. Our firm favourite dessert: the chocolate temple sharer. To die for!
Jl Goutama, Opposite Melting Wok. 081 558 886 986
Open Late. Reasonably-priced coconuts. Large selection of salads with creative tasty dressings. Many meat and seafood dishes from Indonesian, Italian and Cajun recipes. Mayan cocoa chilli hot chocolate is probably one of the tastiest, most original hot drinks i have ever had the pleasure of tasting!
Jl Goutama, Opposite Goutama Homestay.
Delicious offering of Asian favourites. Thai Green Curry, Balinese Nasi Campur, Vietnamese Entrees. Creative drinks available like Ginger Fizz. Reasonably priced and relaxingly simple. Clean restaurant and kitchen, comfortable tables and delightful staff.
Jl Goutama No 13. Adjacent Downhill from Mai Malu Homestay.
(0361) 9299716, 082 153 666 087 , email@example.com
10am-10pm Closed Mondays
Laos-influenced cuisine. Chef has worked in Reunion Island and cooked alongside Chinese, Korean, African chefs. Popular amongst people who have travelled Asia. Unique combination of French and Asian ingredients. Highly personalised service. Priced slightly above the cheap line, but a refreshing treat with some unique flavours and combinations.
RYOSHI JAPANESE RESTAURANT
+62 361 750504
One of our favorite Japanese restaurants in town – we’ve held a couple of our graduation parties here. Medium price range.
For a real treat this is a must visit. It’s a little bit out of town, in Penastanan. Beautiful ambiance and delicious authentic Japanese food – not your typical sushi bar.
A tiny little café just up from Ubud Palace on Jl. Suweta. Next door to the famous Rio Helmi photo gallery, the restaurant is owned by his daughter – her cupcakes are the best. A lovely place to come for a light lunch or a sweet treat – great vibe.
Located just opposite Sopa, Ayu’s is a small authentic Balinese Warung, enjoyed by locals and foreigners alike. Serving traditional dishes made fresh from the mornings local market produce, and watch the world go by. Ayu’s also offers cooking classes!
A lovely little warung run by the most delightful Javanese woman who cured herself of cancer by juicing and eating healthy. Her food is simple, healthy and delicious – great place to come for a chat and just to meet this charming woman.
YELLOW FLOWER CAFÉ
A little jewel in the middle of Penastanan – a bit off the beaten path, but well worth a visit. Serves simple healthy foods and they have a vegetarian buffet every Sunday for 60,000 Rp.
CINTA GRILL AND INN
+62 361 975 395
Located on the lively monkey forest street you will be invited in for casual drinks or a spectacular meal in beautiful tropical garden surroundings. Grab your mojitos for happy hour daily 4-7pm. They have a varied menu of light bites, curries, grills, stir fries and Balinese dishes. Their pork ribs are a great choice for meat eaters and there are plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans. All four of baligoodfood restaurants use where possible fresh, organic ingredients straight from their own farm just north of Ubud.
062 361 972973 or 972974
Cuban cuisine, cocktails and salsa dancing. This place comes alive every evening with live music, and very talented, super friendly staff. Not only the waiters and waitresses but the band and kitchen staff are trained in salsa and enjoy doing just that every night. Eating alone? No problem, one of the staff will be keen to be your dancing partner. If dancing’s not your thing, soak up the atmosphere and music whilst sipping on a cocktail. With a varied menu you can choose from lighter tapas dishes, traditional Paella, Ropa Vieja or cuban sandwiches and burgers. To add to the experience, their 1963 Chevy Biscayne can taxi you home!
Jl Goutama, Up Hill from Kismet.
Owned and operated by local Ubud family. Popular hangout for diverse crowd of travellers who like to share travel experiences from home and abroad. Many vegetarian (tofu) and simple meat dishes available. Cheapest prices in Ubud.
Pretty good Padang food. Tasty, broth (kuah) with some decent beef peanut stew (Rendang) and fried chicken (Ayam Goreng). Enough vegetables to satiate the vegetarians, and generous with the rice servings. Legitimately priced.
Adjacent to Tutmak, behind Soccer Field.
Tasty range of appetisers and some filling main-course options. Cocktails and Drinks available. Wide selection of exotic teas to help relax while staring at the fish in the large aquariums, watching the sport on the large screen, or looking at people walking by from the front.