We can’t talk about restaurants without mentioning the food centre of Bali – Seminyak.
Full to the brim with restaurants offering every type of cuisine, atmosphere and view, you can’t beat a meal out in the heart of town.
Home to the famous ‘Eat Street’, hosting some of the most famous beach clubs and just a short drive to the airport, this is the place to go for unbeatable cuisine.
Sit back, and be ready for a culinary adventure. Here is my round-up of the best restaurants in Seminyak.
I’m going to start strong with some beachfront, ocean-view restaurants –
Pull Up a Bean Bag for a Sunset Meal – La Plancha
Right on the sand of Seminyak Beach, La Plancha is one of the most popular spots to watch a tropical colourful sunset. Filled with bean bags and exuding a chilled atmosphere, you can lounge under an umbrella as the sun begins to descend into the horizon. Their menu is filled with tapas plates, pizzas, snacks and sandwiches to accompany your refreshing sunset cocktail. Ideal for a relaxed meal with your loved ones, head to La Plancha for a bright and special dinner.
Trendy Luxury on the Beachfront – Mano Beach House
Sitting up against the sand, Mano Beach House is a chill, boho-chic and comfortable restaurant in Seminyak filled with cosy seating nooks and private tables for relaxed dining. A great place to go for a sunset meal with your loved ones, the menu is a grand selection of snacks, big plates and sweet treats. Order up a round of snacks to share with the table, and then dig into a sumptuous meal – I love the fish and chips, or beef ragu. With the stunning backdrop of the setting sun and the smooth music, it will be a memorable meal.
With a dash of Seasalt.. – Seasalt Restaurant
Located within the luxurious Alila Hotel, Seasalt restaurant serves meals round-the-clock from brunch, to lunch, to dinner – and the dinner choices is where the restaurant really shines. Featuring a menu full of fresh fish and unique takes of Asian cuisine, as well as a chef’s menu of selected dishes – there is something for every palate to enjoy. A great place to come for a special event or romantic meal, you can enjoy the calm, elegant atmosphere and a decadent dinner with the sounds of the ocean in the background.
Daytime to Sunset Meals Overlooking the Ocean – KU DE TA
KU DE TA is one of the most widely known beach clubs in Seminyak. The ideal setting for a luxurious day tanning in the sun around a private pool, you can relax just steps from the sand with service coming to your seat. There are 2 restaurants within KU DE TA – the beach club restaurant offering beachfront snacks and bites or the famous Mejekawi that serves up a expansive menu of tasty, sumptuous meals. For a lunchtime get-together or evening meal, KU DE TA can provide for every circumstance and event.
A Bright and Fun Setting for Poolside Sunny Dining – Tropicola
For a lavish day in the sun, Tropicola is a bright and fun beach club. On Batu Belig, away from the crowds, Tropicola is located right on the beachfront overlooking the sand and ocean. With a refreshing swimming pool encompassed by private sunbeds and booths, you can relax for a day of poolside beers and snacks until sunset. Their menu is full of tasty treats and main meals to get your taste buds going. The huge menu of cocktails and beverages perfectly compliments the extensive food choices.
Next up, we have the best of the Western restaurants in Seminyak for your consideration –
Get-Together with Friends for Tasty Afternoon Bites – Kilo Kitchen
Kilo Kitchen is ideally located in the heart of Seminyak just a short walk from Eat Street. The perfect stop-off after a day of retail therapy, you can escape the sun and enjoy a refreshing beverage, picking at some of the tasty snack bites on the menu. Their all-day menu is filled with sumptuous delights to satisfy your hunger as well as large meals and sweet desserts. The clean design and chilled atmosphere makes this a relaxing place to dine.
Roll Out the Red Carpet – Red Carpet Champagne Bar
If you are looking for a place to start a night-out with a hearty meal, Red Carpet Champagne Bar is the place to go! Offering a menu filled with big meals or tasty snacks, you can sip on one of the many refreshing cocktails available in their huge drinks menu while enjoying the diverse playlist. Located on Eat Street close to La Favela, you can start, or even end, your night here.
Come and Get Your Gyros – Nostimo Greek Grill
This is one of my favourite spots in Seminyak. Representing traditional Greek style with its blue and white design, cosy interior and perfectly located right on the main road – Nostimo is a place to go for a big feast with your loved ones. Tuck into some of the best Greek food on the island with their tender meats, fresh dips and lively atmosphere. You will forget where you are and be transported to the Greek islands.
Battle To Be the Ultimate Champion – Shooters
Unlike any other restaurant in Seminyak, Shooters is a place where you can come and have some delicious food while playing mini golf and fayre games. Grab your friends for a fun night of drinking and snacking, putting for points and fighting over who is winning. The perfect ice-breaker for a first date, Shooters is a memorable and entertaining place to spend an evening.
A Cosy Nook to Enjoy an Afternoon View – Nook Restaurant
On the outskirts of town, Nook is one of the most popular restaurants in Seminyak for its expansive Western/Indonesian menu and rice paddy views. A beautiful place to spend an afternoon out of the sun enjoying some luscious greenery, you can dig into smoothie bowls, salads and burgers in a cool breeze. The restaurant is popular with domestic and international tourists alike for its surroundings, on-site clothing boutique and tattoo parlour. You are guaranteed a memorable meal at Nook.
Morocco in the Tropics – Tagine
Tagine serves up a traditional menu filled with Moroccan dishes to knock your socks off. The lavish and comfortable restaurant keeps an air of mystery and romance with its sumptuous hanging chiffon and authentic carpets. The food is unlike anything else with spices, fresh herbs, fresh salad and succulent meats. Relax with your loved ones for a luxurious meal, and get lost in the flavours of the Mediterranean.
Dance on the Tables for Tacos – Motel Mexicola
Motel Mexicola has hands-down the best Mexican food on the island – the atmosphere, the setting, the music – everything comes together to provide an unbeatable fun and lively vibe to dine. Their vast menu is filled with all the classic Mexican dishes from tacos to burritos to tostadas. You can spend your meal dancing in your seat to the amazing music, and as the night gets later, the real party begins..
Luxury Dining Over Italian Cuisine – Mauri
For those who love fine dining, taster menus and decadent cuisine, Mauri is the place for you. Their tasting and a-la-carte menus are filled with deluxe plates to get your tastebuds dancing. Fresh cheeses, homemade pasta and authentic Italian techniques create the most delicious flavours. Bringing fine Italian dining to the island, it is a luxurious and sumptuous setting to enjoy good company, amazing food and a relaxed lavish atmosphere.
A French Culinary Experience – Métis
Another fine dining experience with European cuisine, Métis has a menu filled with French inspired meals from foie gras to escargots. It is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or event with your loved ones in a private room around a decadent table. Dig into the French speciality menu, enjoying the luxurious atmosphere and 5* service. Right in the heart of Petitenget, Métis is one of the must-try restaurants in Seminyak.
All-Day French Dining – The Bistrot
From breakfast to dinner, The Bistrot has a menu filled with French, Indonesian and Western favourites to satisfy every craving. Unique takes on simple dishes – Foie Gras Burger, Orange Slipper Lobster, Mie Goreng Crispy Duck – make it one of the best restaurants in Seminyak. The rustic and comfortable style of the restaurant allows you to concentrate on the food and spend quality time with your loved ones. It is a great place to go for a family and friends meal.
Not Just a Regular Steakhouse – Si Jin Steakhouse
Giving a Korean edge to a Western classic, Si Jin Steakhouse is the perfect combination of a traditional steakhouse restaurant with touches of Korean flavour and spice. You can pick out your favourite cuts and dry-age of meats to be served with salts, pickles and sauces. A lavish take on a popular favourite, you can savour amazing mouthfuls of food with the addition of a spicy kick. You don’t want to miss out on this incredible marriage of food.
Fresh Fish Over the Rice Paddies – Sardine
After an early morning trip to Jimbaran to check out the day’s catch, the Sardine chefs create their dishes for the menu. Brimming with fresh fish of all kinds, you can dine overlooking the expansive luscious rice paddies digging into the most delectable of dishes. Scallop starters, locally grown salads, grilled snapper and sardines, there is something to suit everyone in their expansive menu. The relaxed and tropical setting perfectly matches the freshness of the fish for a memorable and lavish dining experience.
A Plant-Based Haven – Kynd Community
Featuring a huge menu of breakfast, lunch, dinner + pizza, Kynd Community has created a setting that even the non-plant-based consumers can enjoy. Veggie burgers bursting with flavour are a healthy and guiltless alternative to your regular beef burger. Take the time to learn about their ethos and mission, whilst digging into some tasty snacks. Keeping the earth safe and protecting animals, it is a great restaurant option in the centre of Seminyak.
Most Popular Pizza in Seminyak – Da Maria
Popular among the Instagram crowd for its bright interior, Da Maria is a relaxed place to go with friends for a night of pizza and cocktails. Their menu features a range of pizza, appetizers and pastas to fill you up and have you ready to dance. On the thriving Petitenget Street, Da Maria hosts parties and club-nights for when the meal is over.
Woah! That’s a lot to take in, and we haven’t finished yet!
Next up, we have some of my Asian favourites – these restaurants in Seminyak will have you coming back for more..
Western-Asian Fusion – Ling-Ling’s
This may be my favourite out of all the restaurants I have mentioned. Ling-ling’s is the perfect combination of tapas, Western and Asian cuisine. Their unique dishes such as cheese-burger spring rolls and mac-and-cheese dumplings will have you confused for a second, before the flavours explode in your mouth. The huge menu is filled with these quirky twists on traditional foods to make your meal exciting and fun! And let’s not forget, the taco Tuesday that makes porking out on tasty tacos affordable!
Street-Food Inspired Restaurant – Mama San
Using local fresh ingredients, spices and herbs, the chefs at Mama San have curated a menu filled with traditional street-food from around Asia. Authentic recipes from around the world are perfected and recreated in the modern setting and served to the masses. The restaurant features a grand mural of a lady watching over the room, ensuring everything is cooked as it should be – reminding the chefs of their duty to the original recipe and the cooks who passed it on.
Spice Up Your Life – Thai Spice
Serving up authentic Thai dishes in the heart of Eat Street, Thai Spice is a trendy and modern restaurant delivering flavourful and tasty meals. Their menu is filled with traditional Thai delicacies, Western favourites and sweet treats. Spend an evening dining over the perfect amount of spice and heat while watching the world pass by. The friendly staff and central location will have you coming back again and again.
Fine Dining Asian-Style – Sarong
Sarong is one of the best restaurants in Seminyak for Asian cuisine. The fine dining setting, extensive menu and 5* service makes it a memorable and special experience. Spend the night tucking into unbelievably delicious dishes and enjoying a luxurious time with your loved ones.
Service with a Smile – Happy Chappy Chinese
Happy Chappy is an island classic for traditional Chinese food in a lively atmosphere. The bright red restaurant is filled with cosy booths where you can order up your favourite dishes with your friends and family. Their vast selection of Dim Sum, dumplings and classics will have your mouth watering before the plates hit the table. Offering fresh fish, vegetables and ice-cold beverages, it is the perfect escape from the island heat for a filling meal.
Winner of the Best Fusion Restaurant 2019 – Ginger Moon
Ginger Moon has a diverse menu of Indonesian and Chinese dishes to delight every patron. The comfortable, relaxed setting makes for a chilled dining experience where you can enjoy your personal favourite meals or try something new. On the famous Eat Street close to all the hotspots of Seminyak, Ginger Moon is one of the best restaurants in Seminyak for a family evening meal or get-together with friends.
Conveyor of Sushi – Sushimi
We are going to end on another of my favourite spots in Seminyak, this time for sushi – Sushimi. A classic sushi restaurant with a rolling conveyor belt of dishes, this affordable hotspot prepares all the traditional Japanese sushi dishes and sides to be enjoyed in a spacious and comfortable setting. Just a short drive from the beach and open from lunchtime, you can nibble on your favourite rolls and nigiri whenever you please.
And there you have it! A run-down of the best restaurants in Seminyak for every cuisine.
I can’t wait to get back to Sushimi for their 20k Friday’s, and Nostimo is definitely on my list to get to soon.
No matter your appetite, dietary requirements or preferences, Seminyak has the award for the most diverse and wide ranging selection of restaurants on the island.
Take your pick, and dig in!
Featured image: Seasalt