A Foodie’s Guide to the Best Restaurants in Ubud, Bali

Wondering where to find the best restaurants in Ubud? Then, you’ve come to the right place! I’m a huge foodie and I love to travel. I spent the last 3 weeks in Ubud scouring for all the best places to eat in town. The food scene here is absolutely incredible.

This post covers where you should try traditional Indonesian food like Nasi Goreng or Satay. And it also goes into the best Western or International food if you need a break from Balinese food. There are also so many vegan restaurants in Ubud if you are vegetarian.

Read on for my top picks that made it to the list after spending a good bit of time in this area!

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Traditional Indonesian Food to Try in Bali

Before we get into the best places to eat, these are some of the must-try traditional foods in Bali!

  1. Nasi Goreng and Mie Goreng: These are iconic Indonesian dishes, consisting of fried rice (Nasi Goreng) or fried noodles (Mie Goreng). They are often mixed with vegetables, meat, and spices sometimes topped with an egg.
  2. Babi Guling: Also known as suckling pig, this Balinese specialty is roasted whole pig stuffed with a mixture of turmeric, coriander seeds, lemongrass, black pepper, garlic, and ginger, resulting in a flavorful and crispy dish.
  3. Ayam Betutu: Another traditional Balinese dish is Ayam Betutu. It is chicken stuffed with traditional spices, wrapped in banana leaves, and slowly cooked until tender and flavorful.
  4. Bebek Betutu: Similar to Ayam Betutu, Bebek Betutu is duck stuffed with a similar blend of traditional spices.
  5. Sate (Satay): Grilled skewered meat (chicken, beef, or pork) served with peanut sauce.
  6. Bali Coffee and Luwak Coffee: Bali is known for its coffee, and you should try the locally grown and roasted coffee. If you’re feeling adventurous, you might also want to try Luwak Coffee, made from coffee beans that have been eaten and excreted by civet cats.
  7. Desserts: Popular Balinese desserts include Klepon (green rice cake balls filled with palm sugar), Dadar Gulung (green pancake rolls with coconut and palm sugar filling), and Pisang Goreng (fried bananas).

What are Warungs in Bali?

Warungs can be found scattered throughout Bali and are small, local eateries with very affordable and authentic Indonesian food. I found that the best ones are those hole-in-the-wall places that only the locals know. On a few of the tours I went on, my guides took me to some real authentic warungs. The best ones are out away from the town center.

You can enjoy a satisfying meal for as little as 10,000 Indonesian Rupiah, which is roughly equivalent to 0.70 USD. Yes, you read that right – delicious, authentic cuisine that won’t break the bank. One I particularly liked was 30 minutes out of Ubud, called Warung Rujak Uma Giri. It had rice paddy views and my meal with a drink was only $1.50.

Best Restaurants in Ubud

1. Warung Gauri

This was my favorite spot in Ubud for dinner! It is hidden down an inconspicuous street but in the middle of bustling Ubud. The beautiful garden is such a romantic setting with all the lights and green leaves draping down. I went as a solo traveler and didn’t feel awkward dining on my own at all. The food was delicious and extremely affordable. I had a pork belly rice bowl for only $5 USD.

🌹 Why go: Balinese cuisine in a romantic garden setting
💰 Price Range: $
⭐ Rating: 4.7
⏰ Hours: 10AM-9:30PM daily
📍 Location: Google Maps

2. Casa Luna

Casa Luna is set on the main road in Ubud with all the restaurants, Jalan Raya U. It offers a really great atmosphere with live music on Fridays and Sundays. The food is really nice too. I had the Nasi Campur which had a mixture of Balinese food including chicken satay, curry,

They offer vegetarian and vegan food options on the menu. Plus, Casa Luna offers a Balinese Cooking Class! This is such a fun activity when visiting Bali!

🎵 Why go: Live Music + good food
💰 Price Range: $
⭐ Rating: 4.4
⏰ Hours: 8am-11pm daily
📍 Location: Google Maps

3. Warung Makan Bu Rus

I was pleasantly surprised when I stepped into Warung Makan Bu Rus. It’s located very close to the Ubud Water Palace and the setting really impressed me. All the seating is outdoor in a garden area tucked behind a busy street.

I got the Iga Bakar BBG which is a pork rib with fries. I really liked mine and I think it’s one of the popular menu items to get here.

They had fun seating options too where you could sit on the ground with a low table but also normal tables too.

🍖 Why go: Balinese cuisine; Delicious pork rib + great outdoor seating
💰 Price Range: $
⭐ Rating: 4.6
⏰ Hours: 11:30am-9:30pm
📍 Location: Google Maps

4. Sweet Orange

I stumbled upon Sweet Orange as I was walking down the street and there was a sign for some hidden rice terraces. I followed the sign and found a long walkway with so many nice rice terraces. It was a wonderful walk and towards the middle/end of it, you’ll find Sweet Orange.

It was such a good find as the outdoor seating with views of rice paddies was so relaxing. I wasn’t sure if the food would actually be good but it really was! I really loved the Mie Goreng I tried which is a noodle dish that comes with a fried egg and chicken satay.

The iced latte I didn’t like so I’d go for a mixed juice instead!

🌾 Why go: Calm atmosphere by the Rice Paddies
💰 Price Range: $
⭐ Rating: 4.7
⏰ Hours: 9am-9pm daily
📍 Location: Google Maps

5. Murni’s Warung

Here is a spot where you can try some delicious authentic Indonesian food. The chicken dish was phenomenal. I could also recommend you try the crispy pork belly here too. Everything is meant to be great!

It is located right next to the entrance of Campuhan Ridge Walk in Central Ubud.

🍽️ Why go: Delicious authentic Indonesian food
⭐ Star Rating: 4.5
💰 Price Range: $ (50k-100k IDR)
⏰ Hours: 9am-10pm daily
📍 Location: Google Maps

6. Zest

Zests moto is  ‘powered by plants – made for people.’ This is a really popular spot in Ubud and it’s also a great place to co-work if you need to. The food is vegan and even if you aren’t vegan you’ll still love it!

They have brunch as well as sushi, sandwiches, healthy salads, pizzas, and more. The place is quite big with many different seating options. They have loungey sofas and they have tables where you can sit as well. The decor is really stylish and bohemian in style.

🌱 Why go: Vegan and cozy atmosphere
💰 Price Range: $$ (100K-150k IDR)
⭐ Star Rating: 4.3
⏰ Hours: Closed Mondays. 8am-10pm all other days
📍 Location: Google Maps

7. Indus Restaurant

From the same owner as Casa Luna mentioned as #2 in this post is Indus Restaurant. The food was fantastic and felt like a fine dining experience. I had the Aubergine satay to start with and I absolutely loved it. Then I had Udon as my main. All the food was presented so nicely. They have both indoor and outdoor seating.

The outdoor seating is nice and overlooks some nice views. It is located just in front of the Campuhan Ridge Walk which is a nice hike you should take while in Ubud.

Reservations are recommended. However, when I visited around 6pm in April I had no issue just walking in.

🍽️ Why go: Great views and fine dining at reasonable prices
💰 Price Range: $$ (150K-250K)
⭐ Star Rating: 4.5
⏰ Hours: 11am-11pm daily
📍 Location: Google Maps

8. Tis Cafe

Tis Cafe is an amazing place with a pool overlooking the famous Tegalalang Rice Terrace. The food is also really good so it’s not just the location that wins.

I had the poke bowl here and it was quite tasty. They had a lot of other great things to choose from on the menu including fresh mixed juices, Balinese food (Satay Ayam, Authentic Rendang Sapi, and more!), pizzas, pastas, and sandwiches.

If you want access to the pool, there’s a minimum spend. However, it’s a quite popular place, so you’ll have to arrive really early to get a spot at the pool. I arrived at 11 am and they put me on a waitlist as the pool was full. I ended up not staying long enough to be called.

The first time I visited the rice terraces I had no idea just moments from the entrance this cafe was here. In fact, you can enter the rice terraces for free by walking down the path next to the pool. Not only that, this side of the rice terraces is more stunning, and way fewer people in my opinion as people don’t know as much to venture this way.

🏊‍♂️ Why go: Pool access overlooking the famous rice terraces
💰 Price Range: $$ (70k-125k IDR)
⭐ Star Rating: 4.7
⏰ Hours: 8am to 9pm daily
📍 Location: Google Maps

9. Simply Social

Simply Social is a great spot if you need a break from Indonesian food. They offer everything from sushi to tacos! I tried the sushi after craving it for some time and it did not disappoint. They also had amazing looking tacos on the menu. They have both indoor and outdoor seating.

🍣 Why go: A break from Indonesian Food
💰 Price Range: $
⭐ Star Rating: 4.6
⏰ Hours: 7 am–11 pm daily
📍 Location: Google Maps

10. Jinny’s Garden

Jinny’s Garden is super aesthetic and offers great Italian cuisine. They have everything from pizza to pasta to panini sandwiches.

The price range is reasonable too from 75k to 100k IDR ($5-7). Located in the heart of Ubud, don’t miss this cozy spot.

The service is good and the staff speak English. I tried one of the panini sandwiches taking home some leftover as the portion sizes are quite good here.

🍝 Why go: Trendy place with Italian food
💰 Price Range: $
⭐ Star Rating: 4.7
⏰ Hours: 11:30 am–11 pm daily
📍 Location: Google Maps

Hopefully, you know all the best spots to eat in Ubud now! And if you have a place you loved not listed here I’d love to know in the comments below!

For more reading, you may also like:
🚶‍♀️Bali Solo Travel Guide
🏝️ Unique Things to Do in Bali
🐒 Top 10 Things to Do in Ubud, Bali 
🌴 Guide to Campuhan Ridge Walk
🏡 10 Most Beautiful Villas with a Private Pool in Bali
🌿 7 Best Things to do in Munduk, Bali
⛰️ Best Viewpoints of Mt Agung
🌅 Guide to Bukit Cinta for views of Mt. Agung

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