Made's restaurant is wonderfully charismatic place tucked away in Penestanan village where one can dine al fresco amidst the pastoral charm of rural Bali. The individual bale provides separation but the place is communal with delightful views of the rice fields and nearby farms. They chirping of the crickets and cicadas are all that you will hear.
The nasi campur with savory saur and kacang is absolutely delicious. The portions are generous and the service attentive.
Favorite Dish: If you want the smoked suck, order ahead of time!
The food : anything grill. Their best one is the Ribs (not halal, it's pig's ribs). Then if you still want to have something else, have their chicken.
The drink : THE Martini of course.
It's always crowded in Nuri. Make sure your timing's right to come here (have a late breakfast then come here at around 2 PM), not too early but not too late.
Favorite Dish: The BBQ ribs are juicy and sooo yummy.
The martini? They're so generous on the vodka.. that's a fierce martini.
You're in Sayan. You have lunch at Gaya restaurant, spend afternoon at the gallery and you're about to go back for your late afternoon rendezvous in Ubud Central.. Oh, but not before you stop by at Gaya Gelato. It's just right under the stairs, the gelato 'parlour'.
They offer lots of flavors, even flavors you've never heard before. I can't find any better word to describe the gelato.. It's yummier than yummy *drools*.
I don't go there for their food (I heard it's so-so). I go there to sip the cocktail at this beautifully designed restaurant and watch the world go by.
A bit pricey but the good thing is they do take credit cards.
A very relaxing ambience, a great service and a delicious Indonesian food. It was a pleasure to dine at Kafe Baran Waru. We loved the Lawar salad, the Nasi Goreng, the Sates and the Balinese deserts.
Thank you so much for a nice service and a delicious food.
Favorite Dish: It is difficult to say what my favorite food was because everything I ate was very good. I only ate Indonesian food because when I travel my pleasure is to experiment and enjoy everything the culture has to offer. I loved the Lawar Salad, a fresh dish made with local fruits, veggies, grated coco all mix nicely and shopped very tiny, an attractive look and a wonderful flavor.
Kafe Baran Waru has free WI-FI. it was a big plus since I could in a comfortable and relaxing setting reply to my emails. There are plenty of nice and private tables where you can sit and work if you have to.
It was practical, I could eat a wonderful food, try great deserts and do my work. What more do I want.
The service was very good. Everybody was so friendly and accommodating. I really enjoyed Kafe Baran Waru.
Great restuarant to experience some local food and watch the locals and tourists on their various missions. Choice of sitting on floor with low tables with cushions or sit in open air. Free wi fi. Great place to just hang.
Favorite Dish: Never had anything I did not enjoy - vegetarian club sandwich followed by lemon & mint juice always goes well
This pretty little restaurant has the best iced butterscotch drink topped with whipped cream in town! They also tend to have special buffet nights with all-you-can-eat food for one small price tag. Nice service, good food and live entertainment on the weekends.
Favorite Dish: I had a nice, spicy siep pelalah (shredded chicken with chili sauce), a good cramcam udang (clear chopped prawn soup with Balinese spice) and had the all-you-can eat Thai buffet another evening for 70,000 rp. I returned in 2011 to find that they no longer offer the butterscotch drink and had revamped their menu, which meant no more siep pelalah or cramcam udang. Instead, I ordered one of my perennial favorites - sate lillit. The portion was HUGE and very tasty.
Although they serve pizza and other mains, I've only eaten pasta and soup here. The pasta is always good and inexpensive, with huge portions. Though service is extremely slow, the restaurant has a very nice view from its top floor. On Wednesday and Thursday nights, they show French and Italian movies starting at 8:00 p.m. The bar is located on the second floor, as well as the restrooms (although these are NOT Western toilets).
Favorite Dish: The penne gorgonzola is my favorite pasta; the panbagnato is my favorite soup.
This somewhat large restaurant seemed to be frequented by large groups of tourists. Service was okay; food was mediocre.
Favorite Dish: I had a Coke (Rp. 7750), a small bottled water (Rp. 6750) & spaghetti carbonara (Rp. 59,750). The 15% tax & service came to Rp. 11,137.
Murni's Warung is probably the most famous restaurant in Ubud - it was the first restaurant founded by Murni, a local celebrity, who still runs it.
It sits on a gorgeous location above the meeting place of two rivers and is decorated with antiques and Balinese art from Murni's collection.
The food and service are delightful and there's a nice Lounge Bar on the second of the 4 levels. The last level is cool and romantic just above the river.
Highly recommended for its atmosphere and food and shop, where Murni's treasures are for sale.
Favorite Dish: The Balinese Smoked Duck is great - jus drops off the bone and beautifully spiced.
Australian Paul Haig and his Sumatran wife Sonya have recently opened what I can only call a GREAT new addition to the seemingly endless choices in Ubud to dine, drink and hang out with friends.
Located just outside of central Ubud on Jalan Cok Gede Rai in Peliatan, this wonderful little niche is a favorite among local Balinese and Indonesians as well as long residing expatriates. The why behind that is simple…outstanding Indonesian delicacies and favorites with a Medanese flair and prices not seen in Ubud for almost 10 years.
For less than the cost of a single entree in many Ubud restaurants, a couple can fill their bellies and satisfy their driest thirst to their complete satisfaction and delight. In addition to a wonderful assortment of Indonesian culinary favorites, the drink menu offers a variety of juices, wine, beer and of course, Paul’s famous rabbit punch. Be careful with those rabbit punches because they have a kick more like a kangaroo than a rabbit!
Decorated around a Vespa theme, (a collecting passion of Paul), this delightful spot is spotlessly clean and well staffed by ladies who know their trade very well. Their well fitted kitchen includes a barbeque grill.
Most unique however is Paul and Sonya’s dedication and commitment to offer their customers the best of Indonesian cuisine, made from the freshest ingredients and at a very modest cost.
Favorite Dish: On our first visit, my Balinese wife Eri and I decided to try a bit of several dishes which is the Dutch coined tradition of multiple courses called reistaffel, which we shared.
We started with Sonya’s deservedly famous Soto Ayam Medan. This means Medanese style chicken soup, but this ain’t the chicken soup made by Jewish moms…not by a long shot. Beautifully blended with curries, coconut milk and spices, heaped with generous amounts of shredded plump chicken breast meat and vegetables, this glorious take on this famous Medanese dish is nothing short than a delightful assault on one’s sense of smell and taste. Sonya doesn’t add any noodles to her interpretation of this classic dish, rather she prefers to offer it with generous amounts of chicken. I’ve had some great soups in my 14 years of full time living in Indonesia, but this one went straight to the top of my list. Even Eri, who is difficult to impress, and is no less a great cook herself, nodded in constant approval as our spoons battled each other to consume as much as possible.
Next on the list was Ayam Bekar Bumbu Pedas. This is a plump chicken leg and thigh, not the scrawny kampung or village chicken, grilled with Medanese style bumbu which is a thick marinate of various local spices. Pedas means hot, as in spicy hot, and for me it was right at my desired level of heat with awesome flavor. Forget your knife and fork, as you’ll want to pick this baby up and enjoy every bit of the tender and gloriously flavored meat. Sorry Eri! She only got one bite of that!
So, what’s next? OK, we decided on one of the most classic of Indonesian dishes, Mie Goreng and a bowl of Bakso, both served Medanese style and both with unique signatures that are hallmarks of Sonya’s mastery and culinary expertise. Once again, Sonya’s creations were awesome and the servings incredibly generous. There was simply no way that Eri and I could possibly finish all we had ordered which came to a grand total of IDR 51,000, or roughly $5.50!
Casa Luna is consistently one of my favorite restaurants when I'm in Ubud. It is owned by the owners of Honeymoon Guesthouse, which means it is also associated with Indus. The restaurant is beautiful (with both upstairs & downstairs seating) and the food is delicious and reasonably priced, though service can be slow.
Favorite Dish: I love everything!
A friend of mine told me about a new restaurant/bar that opened up last month. It used to be called Exile Bar a few years ago, and had a reputation as the place to be on Saturday nights. The location is a few blocks from Monkey Forest Road, and there was lots of parking out front which is a rare thing in Ubud.
The interior is very beautiful and comfortable, and I especially liked the garden in the back. At night there are lights under the trees, it could be a very romantic setting for a couple. We just had a few beers and listened to the music. The night we went was really cool, one guy playing acoustic guitar with an incredible voice, & another guy on a square drum box. They sung a variety of cover songs.
I want to come back in the day because there is free wi-fi but I didn't have my computer. We ordered guacamole and chips, and also the pulled pork sandwich, both were delicious and nice presentation. We highly recommend it to Ubud's night owls...The Grotto stays open until 2am.
Favorite Dish: Pulled pork sandwich, guacamole
Warung Kartini (1980an) (10.00-21.00)
Jl. Raya Mas, Ubud, Gianyar T. 0361-975270
*Bebek Betutu, Babi Kecap, Sate Lilit, Ikan Balung
Warung Makan Teges (10.00-21.00)
Jl. Cok rai Pudak, Banjar, Teges, Peliatan, Ubud
Warung MADE (9.00-22.00)
Jl. Hanoman, Padang Tegal, Ubud
Warung Makan Mbok Gabra (1997) (11.00-21.00)
Jl. Raya Mas, Ubud T:+62817356965
*Lawar Bali & Serapah
Warung Nasi Pak Sedana (1960an) (10.00-21.00)
Jl. Raya Pengosekan, Ubud
*Sate Ayam dengan bumbu Bali
Sate kelinci SAMBAHAN (2007) (12.00-21.00)
Banjar Sambahan, Ubud
Warung Makan Ligundi (9.00-21.00)
Banjar Pande, Desa Sayan, Ubud T. 0361-974401
Warung Makan Ibu SUNO (1970an) (09.00-)
Jl. Raya Kedewatan, Ubud T. 081558694700
*Babi Guling, Nasi Bungkus, Lawar Bali
Warung Pondok PEKAK
Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud [Sebelah timur Lapangan Astina]
*Nasi campur & es campur
Warung Makan CHANDRA (1980an) (09.00-21.00)
Jl. Raya Andong, Ubud
*Nasi Ayam Lawar
Warung Wayan Puri (1977) (09.00-21.00)
Banjar Peliatan, sebelah selatan lampur merah
*Nasi Lawar plus Daging Babi Guling
Warung Makan Tutu Bebek (10.00-21.00)
Jl. Raya Jatayu
Warung SEDERHANA (09.00-21.00)
Jl. Raya Banjar Teges
Warung Makan Mardika (1977) (09.00-19.00)
Jl. raya kedewatan T. 0361-974387
*ayam plus bumbu racikan khas Bali
Warung Nasi Ayam Kedewatan Ibu Agung (1978)
Jl. Raya Kedewatan T. 0361-978622
Ayam Betutu Bu Ketut Chandra
Jl. Raya Ubud
50m di seberang Warung Babi Guling Bu Oka,
berjualan di Bale Patok, di tengah-tengah pasar Ubud
Bubur Bali Bu Tesa (06.00-09.00)
Pasar Ubud, Jl. Raya Ubud
*Bubur rempah Bali
Honestly, the food was not so superb. However, the beautiful view overlooking the terraced rice fields made the food tasted ok. Restaurant staffs were also very warm and friendly. I guess...with the nice view and hospitality...I sort of forget the not so tasty food.