Seminyak is the food centre of Bali.
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.
Pull Up a Bean Bag for a Sunset Meal
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
Sitting up against the sand, Mano Beach House is a chill, boho-chic, and one of the most popular restaurants in Seminyak. It is also a beach club!
Filled with cosy seating nooks and private tables for relaxed dining it is a great place to go for a sunset meal with your loved ones.
The menu has 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 smooth music, it will be a memorable meal.
With a dash of Seasalt..
Located within the luxurious Alila Hotel, Seasalt is their signature restaurant serving 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 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.
It is a great fine dining spot for those who like something a little fancier.
Get-Together with Friends for Tasty Afternoon Bites
Kilo Kitchen is ideally located in the heart of town, just a short walk from Eat Street.
The perfect stop-off after a day of retail therapy in Seminyak, 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 of Kilo Bali makes this a relaxing place to dine.
Roll Out the Red Carpet
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!
Serving 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 Jalan Kayu Aya, close to La Favela, you can start, or even end, your night here.
Come and Get Your Gyros
This is my favourite restaurant 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
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. The whole restaurant is filled with fun games!
A Cosy Nook to Enjoy an Afternoon View
On the outskirts of Seminyak, in scenic Umalas, Nook is one of the most popular restaurants in Seminyak for its expansive Western menu and Indonesian food, with rice paddy views.
A beautiful place to spend an afternoon out of the sun, enjoying some luscious greenery, you can dig into smoothie bowls, salad bowls 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 serves up a menu filled with Moroccan dishes that will 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 Morocco.
Dance on the Tables for Tacos
Motel Mexicola has some of 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 extensive 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
For those who love fine dining, tasting 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 food 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
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 best restaurants in Seminyak.
Not Just a Regular Steakhouse
Giving a Korean edge to a Western classic, Si Jin Steakhouse is the perfect combination of a traditional steakhouse 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.
A Plant-Based Haven
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
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.
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
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 are perfected and recreated in the modern setting, and served to the masses.
Mama San features a huge 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
Serving up authentic Thai dishes in the heart of Umalas, 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.
Best BBQ Restaurant in Seminyak
A super modern, industrial style restaurant on bustling Petitenget, The Grumpy Butcher is an amazing BBQ spot in Seminyak serving some of the most succulent and tasty meat dishes on the island. Choose from platter dishes, huge steaks and tasty side options, while overlooking rice paddy views and enjoying top-tier service.
For a really meaty feast, The Grumpy Butcher should be top of your list!
Service with a Smile
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 has a diverse menu of Indonesian and Chinese dishes to delight every patron.
The comfortable and relaxed setting makes for a chilled dining experience, where you can enjoy your personal favourites 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
We are going to end on my ultimate favourite restaurant in Seminyak, 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