This restaurant really have a good taste of Indonesian food, and also cheap....:), just next to Ronta Hotel in Poppies lane II.... everyday I eat here when i was in Bali... and never boring... cos the staff so friendly and also can meet so many people with different country and language...
Il Cielo was right down the street from our hotel, the Vira Bali, but when you went under the awning, you had a view of people walking down the street without as much of the heat or rain. They kept a candle on each table, and the waitresses visited often enough without being pushy. The price was great as well.
Favorite Dish: I swear, I had the pizza margherita almost every day, and it was perfectly proportioned every single time. The crust was thin, a little crispy and fully cooked without being overdone; and the sauce and cheese didn't overwhelm the crust. My mom tried a few of the other toppings, and she was very happy as well. The pizza only came in one size and it was just enough for one person.
I'm a huge pizza fanatic and hadn't been able to get pizza for about seven months prior to my visiting Bali, so I drooled almost every time we walked past this restaurant.
We started out getting individual glasses of Hatten Rose when we started going, but a couple times when we went a little later we sprung for the bottle when we were feeling especially chatty!
I think they served other Italian food, but I was quite content with my little pizza.
Take a break from the chaos of Kuta and check this place out. It's upstairs, but in typical Bali style it is all open. It was quiet when we were there, but it was mid afternoon. We were having a very late lunch!!
Favorite Dish: Make sure you try the Chimi Changas. They are very nice, price was good too, only rp29,000. Serve was large so it was value for money. Their lime juice was pretty good too, only rp10,500.
a new restaurant by kuta galeria simpang siur mall.
it has bright green wall with old black and white pictures.
the ceiling is full of white lampions and empty birdcages.
indonesian style homemade food serve with white or yellow rice. you can have free crakcers (kerupuk) if you have your meal there.
Favorite Dish: try everything...
This one is a cozy dining place. Friendly and warm environment, with latin live music that night. Terrace in beach side. So ya can also enjoy the wave sound and water ssssplash..
Favorite Dish: Forgot the name, sorry. European one.
You can imagine hows the ambience, environment i have that afternoon. Relax and comfort, with a cozy couch in a cafe close to the beach. Sure, it is not for those who looks for crowded and to be seen place -- though it is open wide.
Favorite Dish: Just any warm pastry and a cup of coffee. Oh, they have ice capucino too.
Always full in dinner time. Popular since it's old cafe with great taste, great ambience. Feels traditional with the wood and photos in the wall..
Favorite Dish: Try nasi campur! It is a big portion for me. White rice in a plate with meat, local vegetable salad, and some more.They have continental food also.
enjoy fruit salad in the beach front? that's a nice choice while awaiting sunset. in kuta, you can find food stalls with variety menu. from baso [meatballs] rujak [fruit salad] and rujak bali [like fruit salad with additional assortment such as rice cake, shrimp crackers and boiled veggies].
Favorite Dish: absolutely fruit salad. diced fresh fruits from pineapple, water apple, jackfruit, mango and papaya in heavy palm sugar syrup and chili sauce. served with belacan-salt-chili. my 'experiment', put some rice cake into the fruit salad. hmmmm!!!
the location is private, with tables by the beach.
it's a bit expensive for indonesian standard but well, this is fine dining.
besides by the beach, the tables are in the garden, in bale (balinese style of building) and by the swimming pool.
you also can reserve the place for a small outdoor wedding. it's perfect!
the restaurant will organize everything for you...
you never know there are hundred ways to create dishes from tofu until you came to this restaurant. all of the foods here are made of tofu (including some of the drink) and you can even buy raw tofu here (they made them themselves). all the recipes are from popular indonesian local dishes from tofu.
this first kind restaurant in bali was in bedugul area but then they have another one in kuta, closer to the main tourist area.
btw tahu in indonesian word for tofu.
Favorite Dish: tahu campur, tahu telur, tahu tektek, etc etc...
If you want to enjoy delicious local seafood at the nice setting on the beach, head down to the famous Jimbaran area near to Kuta. There are many seafood restaurants to choose from and the seafood here is relatively cheap compared to other countries. More information and photographs are at my VT Jimbaran page.
by seeing these pictures of me and rika in a garden resto, we would like to say .. enjoy the atmosphere very much. lush greenery garden with hibiscus and frangipani flowers. and corals around the table with very well kept ponds and foliages. made us forget about busy and traffic jam in along kuta and poppies lane!
Favorite Dish: i love the lassi. remind me with anykind of lassi when i was in India! my very fave lassi in poppies resto: pineapple-orange lassi. and fruit salad.
it's new and it's open for 24 hours!
in oberoi area where there are restaurants along the road.
it looks a grey box made of concrete with windows from outside. and inside, it got built in sofas and tables and waitress dress up like you see in hollywood movies.
water is free and will be refil continuesly.
a small restaurant, very famous because of its oxtail soup.
it's in nightlife area so it's open for 24 hours. the restaurant is very simpe and actually it specially in food from manado (an area in indonesia, in north of celebes). most of its food are very hot and spicy.
Favorite Dish: oxtail soup
I have here a great tip. I am not even sure if it's fair to post it . Even other indonesians are not familiar with this.
Kuta is one of the worse places to eat. Price/quality it's atrocious.Finding good food is difficult and finding good food at fair prices is nearly impossible.
Being a tourist destination and an island getting the right/best ingredients is always hard and only the best can afford getting them. As a result for great food you must pay a premium .
Other places are just touristtraps just places that have adjusted to the tastes of the lowest common denominator....the tourists.Thanking there popularity because they are mentioned in the guides.
Ku De Ta is a deservedly famous restaurant and is an example of the former.
Warung Made is example of the latter. Low quality food for premium pricing. Sure compared to Ku De Ta or the west it's cheap....but don't think what you are eating is authentic. Worse of all they dare to ask 10 times the price of what the same dish would cost you at a real warung for locals.
Ku De Ta at least delivers great food ...the best what Kuta can offer..relatively high quality and in a beautifull ambiance and setting.
Another infamous tourist trap is the seafood diners at Jimbaran Beach. We paid 750.000 rups for 4 persons. We didnt take any lobsters(would have gone over the million), but it was a seriously sumptous feast. It comes doen to 20€ a person. By western standard it's OK, but by indonesian standaard it's SO expensive. My uncle who's indonesian was shocked when he heard what we paid.
Have you noticed the lack of streetvendors and stalls near kuta?!? It's no coincedence. Around kuta is a cordon sanitair...forbidding such stalls to establish themselves. Forcing the tourists to eat in the kuta restaurants. A totally understandable act.
Thanks to my diveguide I learned where the locals eat there seafood.(certainly not at kuta strip or at Jimbaran) A few streets behind Kuta there are areas where stalls are allowed to open. One such area or street is Jalan Iman Bonjol.
Favorite Dish: To get to this area it's just a shorttaxi ride from the kuta area.
Just drive around with a cab. What these streetstalls serves is painted on the tarps of the tent. Just look for one that has seafood painted on it and stop there. Ask them what they have on offer.
No lobsters , but they should have Fish, Squid, Prawns, Crabs etc. All fresh, even if they are much smaller than the ones in Jimbaran. But most important they taste the same and are cooked with the same skill as the beach. All u miss is the beach ambiance(roadside) but the plus side is the price. A truly sumptous dinner for 3 we ended including a generous tip at 100.000 rups. One seventh of the price we spent at Jimbaran just a few days before.
People this is one of my best tips. And maybe it's unfair giving it out...but as a foodie this is a must. A quid pro quo for all the excellent advice I have gotten.
This tip is even for thelocal non bali residents an unknown.I just love the way the balinese cook there fish. A salt and sour redpaste. They basically use it on all the seafood. Crab, Shrimp, fish....I love it.
Instead of this local marinade you could choose to just fry them and eat it with ketjap.
But i suggest the former..it's delicious.
And best of all..a seafood banquet for less than 3 €!!
And again walk around and look at the other stalls. They will bring it to where you are sitting. Every stall has it's own speciality.
Only downside is...we are intruding into local territory and it's pretty decadent to see the difference in wealth. We ate multiple crabs per person, while just a table across a local family was sharing 1 crab as a family.
So when you are here try tot be unobtrusive as possible. This is a family place. Local families come here to enjoy seafood and if you eat here you should try and blend in.
I can't think of nothing worse than to have a bunch of obnoxious demanding tourists flaunting there wealth coming into your favourite eatery and messing up your dinner and family nightout.