Steak restaurants aren’t the first thing that springs to mind when you think “food in Bali”.
Trust me when I say that the steakhouse scene on the island is nothing short of unreal. From high-end dining experiences to speciality butchers, dry-aged to wagyu, Bali’s epic selection of steak restaurants can be found in chic hotels, upscale malls and along the streets of stylish Seminyak.
This article is here to point you in the direction of Bali’s best steak restaurants. From affordable to amazing, it’ll make you wonder why you don’t just book a plane ticket to Bali every time you feel like chowing down on some incredible steak.
10 Top Steak Restaurants in Bali
You’ll find Bali’s top steak restaurants hiding in plain sight, mainly – along with a plenty more equally cool, high-end eateries – in the trendy hub of Seminyak. Whether you’re all about the sides, or if you just want a meat feast, there’s something for all manner of foodies below.
Describing itself as a “meat boutique” this industrial-style steakhouse has been consistently raved about since the day it opened.
You’ll find Boy’N’Cow hidden away at the end of Eat Street, where you can enjoy the experience of delicious dry-aged steak. The beef has been grain or grass-fed, and carefully picked from sustainable farms in the US and Australia.
The next step of the process sees the beef going through a 28-day dry-ageing process onsite. House chefs prepare expert cuts before whacking it on the grill with a speciality rub. The result? Delicious, tender steaks served with side dishes that perfectly complement them.
Make sure to book in as it can get super busy. Boy’N’Cow is one of the unbeatable best restaurants in Seminyak.
Si Jin is a sleek, modern grill house experience with a difference.
Combining Japanese and Korean BBQ techniques, this steak restaurant in Bali claims to provide “a grilling experience like no other” and I can safely say that this is definitely the case.
Its location in Seminyak sees a steady stream of hungry diners arrive for the aesthetic gourmet endeavour. You even get to pick your own steak knife, making it feel even more luxe and special.
Everything feels like it has been very carefully put together, all thanks to Chef Joel Si Jin. You need to book weeks in advance, so be prepared!
The Butchers Club Steak House has become a staple in the wining and dining scene of Seminyak.
The Bali steak restaurant serves up a menu of Australian beef that’s been grain and grass-fed, and dry-aged to perfect. The interiors are laid back and welcoming, which puts the good food and family-friendly vibes centre stage.
Everyone’s welcome at The Butchers Club Steak House, making it a great option for families staying in the area who want to enjoy a top-quality steak experience.
There’s even live music some evenings, adding to the casual ambience of the restaurant.
Compared to the likes of Si Jin and Boy’N’Cow, Terrazza Steak House Bali has a much more casual atmosphere for all your steak house desires.
But don’t let the unfussy interiors put you off. The steak here is surprisingly good, particularly given the affordable price point!
While steak is obviously the star of the show, I particularly like the side dishes on offer at Terrazza – the mashed potato is a hearty addition to proceedings, while the mixed veg is always fresh and adds a healthy crunch to the juicy, meaty meal.
The sauces are also immense; I highly recommend the mushroom sauce – drool.
The name Tokyo Skipjack may be a little misleading, but this is definitely a steak house through and through.
A more local take on a traditional steak house, they all the same cuts, sides and sauces without the hefty price tag.
People return time and time again, just to eat the same dish but with a rotating variety of sides (think creamy mushroom sauce, corn, french fries, salads and more).
If steak isn’t your thing, there are a whole load of other options to tuck into.
If you’re looking for an elevated steak house experience in Bali, DAVA Steak & Seafood Restaurant should be on your radar.
Located at the AYANA Resort in Jimbaran, this chic fine dining option is the place to go for high-end steak and seafood with a difference.
Everything is cooked to utter perfection for a five-star experience that you won’t forget in a hurry.
Forget Bali, this may actually be the best steak house in Indonesia (maybe the Southern Hemisphere?). Well, it’s definitely up there for me, at least.
The food is excellent, the ambience is ideal – sometimes there’s live music – and the views out across the ocean are sublime. A dreamy spot for a decadent meal with loved ones.
Barrels Steakhouse is a fairly longstanding member of Bali’s steak house scene, and has been serving (very) happy customers since it opened in 2016.
You’ll find it at the open-air Samasta Lifestyle Village shopping mall in Jimbaran, nestled among other suitably high-end restaurants. Though upscale, prices are affordable.
Take a seat at one of the indoor-outdoor tables and choose from an array of steak options and other gourmet small plates that make up the menu.
The focus is on Spanish-Mediterranean style dishes, with multiple tapas sides on offer, with the chefs themselves ordering ingredients from across Europe and Japan. The steaks are succulent, dry-aged and grilled over charcoal wood.
Providing a kitchen counter dining experience, Salazon serves up a whole selection of steak. From 28-day and 45-day dry-aged offerings all the way to Japanese wagyu tomahawk steaks clocking in at 1.2 kilograms, it’s a meat-lovers paradise.
Styling themselves as “unpretentious, with a whisper of sophistication”, this steak restaurant in Bali is popular with foodies who want to see their steak cooked before their very eyes.
The counter seats allow a front-row view of everything that’s going on. There’s also the bonus of options like bottomless drinks, booking a private dining room, and live music to add to the overall enjoyment.
I really like the vibes at FIRE, but then again, being situated inside W Bali, who wouldn’t?
As you’d expect, this steak restaurant in Bali really nails it in terms of ambience, interior style and – of course – the food quality.
Though the whole menu is packed full of mouthwatering gems, the steak here at FIRE really steals the show, easily making it one of the best steak houses in Bali.
Hailed as Michelin star-worthy steak, FIRE is a must-go for any meat lover.
The Meat Emporium is one of the top butchers in Bali as well as being a restaurant, so you know you are in for a good bite!
It’s an easy-going spot that’s always busy with diners, whatever day of the week you happen to visit. It’s a real magnet for foodies.
The first thing you’ll notice is the delicious aroma – something that, if you’re at all hungry, will make you stop in your tracks.
The meat is fresh, beautifully prepared and expertly cooked into a delectable dish for hungry diners.
Gone are the days when steak in Bali are a basic slab of beef.
Bali’s steak houses have up’d the anty, elevating this fairly simple food item into heavenly realms. They take inspiration from Balinese aesthetics along with Japanese, Korean and Spanish (among other) culinary traditions.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a purist or if you want to experience the best ever mushroom sauce you’ve ever tasted – there’s literally something for everyone in the world of steak restaurants in Bali.
Personally, I’m always amazed when watching the chefs work their magic at Salazon, but it’s not always the most casual experience.
That’s where places like The Butchers Club Steak House, The Meat Emporium and Terrazza Steak House Bali come into their own.
Then again, if you’re in the mood for something special, FIRE is otherworldly, while Si Jin is in a league of its own when it comes to steak. If you’re a real steak fan, try a few out to find your absolute favourite!
Featured image: Tokyo Skipjack