Authentic and wallet-friendly, warungs are where you should go when you’re looking for great Balinese and Indonesian food.
Usually small, family owned businesses, the home-cooked food will make you feel at home.
Balinese cuisine is rich in spices and flavor, be ready for a sensation adventure!
Including tourist faves like nasi campur to Babi Guling, here all the best warungs in Bali.
Everyone knows Canggu for being hip and happening with amazing restaurants, big parties and epic bars.
Sometimes you are just craving something a little simpler, these incredible warungs are perfect for satisfying cravings.
Warung Sika in Canggu is super central in the heart of town, yet is still incredibly affordable.
To order, you will use the ‘touch screen’ technology – aka pointing at the dishes available behind the glass.
They off a variety of Indonesian dishes including meat, vegan and vegetarian. Create your own nasi campur (mixed rice) with a sauce and drink.
With the appearance of a simple cafe, Warung Local is one of the busiest warungs in Batu Bolong.
They name their set packages of nasi campur using Balinese names such as Wayan, Made and Nyoman.
The highest price is USD $2.60 per plate containing rice, veggies, side dishes and chicken/beef/seafood. You can also build your own plate.
Choose from white, yellow or red rice and select your toppings for the ultimate mouthwatering meal.
If you dine in, you will sit at a long table along with other hungry tourists and locals.
Be prepared to fight for a seat as this warung is famous, and always crowded at lunch time.
‘Maaaaak’ or Mak in Bahasa Indonesia means mother. Eating at this warung will make you feel like you are eating dishes made with love by a mother.
One of the most popular dishes at Warung Maaaaak is yellow rice or turmeric rice, which has a savory taste with coconut milk and turmeric.
Combined with stir-fried tempeh, corn fritters, vegetables and sambals, it is a taste sensation.
When you stay around Jalan Echo Beach, Warung Heboh will be your go-to dinner spot.
As the name implies, heboh or feeling excited, this warung has a variety of exciting local dishes.
Cheap warung-style dishes, coupled with live music and outdoor seating are the draws of Warung Canteen in Tibubeneng, Canggu.
Warung Canteen not only serves Indonesian and Balinese dishes, but also European and fusion options. One day you can try out the nasi goreng, the next, sample the burger.
Having a cafe-like feel with white and blue colors, Warung Lima Rasa is one of the best warungs in Bali withs a set menu of nasi campur using the names of famous tourist spots on the island.
While in Canggu, try their Canggu package which contains rice, vegetables, 2 side dishes (tofu, potato, tempeh or egg) and rendang.
The vibe of Warung Yess is very traditional and Balinese with wooden features in the furniture and building.
Purposely designed like a home, its purpose is to make you feel like you are eating with family.
They specialize in authentic Balinese and Indonesian food.
After a tiring surf session, head to Warung Varuna for fuel up.
This warung has Indonesian cuisine, and Western breakfast options.
Only a few minutes from Batu Bolong beach, it is a bit hard to spot as the sign is covered by trees.
Ubud is the heart of all the culture and art on the island – and vegan food!
Even the cheapest of warungs have vegan options to accommodate the yogi crowd. Warungs are some of the best places to eat in Ubud!
The interior in Waroeng Adji is super unique, with tables lined with black and white checkered tablecloths, and colorful lights that stand out at night.
Not only serving Indonesian and Balinese cuisine, you can also find Chinese food and western-style menus.
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Healthy food is common in most of the warungs in Ubud. They don’t use MSG, and often replace palm oil with coconut oil.
One of the best warungs in Bali is Puspa’s Warung.
It is small and cute, but the menu will surprise you! Many of the traditional dishes are served on a plate with a banana leaf.
Not far from Ubud market, Warung Krisna is famous for having a lot of choices of Indonesian cuisine.
Sip a beer or fruit juice to accompany your tasty meal.
With a semi-open area and views of the rice fields, you can enjoy a meal at Nucifera Warung along with a cool Ubud breeze.
The presentation of the food is just as satisfying as the taste.
The warung is a perfect end destination if you are on your way to, or after a tiring trek, at Campuhan Ridge Walk.
To get to the warung, you will need to walk a little bit through beautiful, lush greenery.
Sweet Orange Ubud is located among rice fields, making for a magnificent dining setting.
Order a feast from the menu of Indonesian and Western dishes, and enjoy the stunning views.
The warung is connected to a cottage, Sweet Orange Pondok, where you can stay encompassed by nature.
Warung Colada serves Indonesian, international and seafood in a space with wooden tables and chairs.
The presentation and portions are incredibly tempting. They even have cocktails!
It is a great place to stop for food after you visit Peliatan Royal Palace.
Seminyak & Kerobokan –
Seminyak is food central for tourists. It is home to many of the island’s most popular and famous restaurants.
When the chic, luxe atmosphere isn’t what you fancy, small local warungs offer something just as tasty, but more relaxed.
Located on busy Sunset Road, Warung Bunana serves Middle Eastern-style roti with sweet or savory fillings.
This is a must-go warung if you’re looking for roti canai and iced teh Tarik at an affordable price.
Not only in the Seminyak area, there are also branches in Sanur and Jimbaran.
As the name suggests, Taman Bambu (Bamboo Garden), this warung features a mostly bamboo and wooden interior.
It is another Bali warung with the ‘touch screen’ set up. Point at the food you want, and the server will plate you up!
The menu offered is mostly Indonesian and Balinese, with a choice of white or brown rice.
At Warung Dedalu, you can find all the usual dishes – fried rice, chicken satay and spring rolls, perfectly paired with a cold coconut.
For a reasonable price you can get a decent portion, and free WiFi if you choose to stop by!
Another ‘touch screen’ warung, Warung Bu Ani Banyuwangi is well-known for its variety of dishes from the island of Java, and some Balinese options.
It is incredibly popular at lunch time. All the best dishes often run out, you’ll want to be quick to snap them up!
At Warung Eny Petitenget try the Eny & Wayan Specials menu, which offers a light breakfast.
Or fill up with classic choices such as chicken, fish, pork and vegetables.
Open until 11pm, it is great for a late night snack.
As the name implies, Warung Eropa serves European dishes such as French Escargot, Pasta Carbonara and Aglio Olio.
There are also several European x Balinese fusion options like Escargot sambal goreng or stir fried pasta.
The atmosphere of the warung is vintage and traditional, with red walls and wooden furniture, like taking you to old-school Bali.
Not typical Indonesian side dishes, but in this warung you can choose Italian dishes behind the touch screen display case.
Wood-fired pizza, homemade pasta and delicious gelato are something you shouldn’t miss.
Coupled with the quiet Umalas, the more you feel comfortable enjoying the food.
If you are hungry for something tasty after sunset, Warung Dayu is especially for evening eaters.
Open only from 5.30pm-9.30pm, it is a family run spot with an open kitchen. The small menu is filled with Indonesian classics.
A red, floral patterned tablecloth is the trademark of Warung Kawan.
They serve Indonesian and Balinese dishes, as well as traditional herbal drinks such as Temulawak ,which is packaged in a green bottle like beer. Served cold, it is delicious and enjoyed during the day after a full meal.
After mornings of surfing, exploring all the best beaches in Uluwatu and tackling the hills on your motorbike, filling up at a warung is needed!
Warung Makan MADE Ungasan has a simple dining room with colorful walls. It is small, but always full, especially during lunch and dinner times.
Offering a standard warung menu of nasi goreng, seafood options and fresh vegetables, it is a great warung in Bali.
“Just use your pointer finger” is the written on the display case in Campur Campur, encouraging to stack up your plate high with tasty options.
It is famous for its nasi campur and nasi kuning (turmeric rice), there are also dozens of side dishes to choose from.
If you are wanting to try something super local and not found in every warung, Warung Bajang Uluwatu has some special dishes.
Tipat Cantok (steamed rice cake, blanched vegetables, served in spicy peanut sauce) and Rujak Kuah Pindang (fruit slices with broth made from fish, salt, shrimp paste, and chili) are both offered for a taste of something different.
Warung Bu Oki is one of the fastest growing warungs in Bali. Initially it was a small stall, selling on the overhang of the road.
Now there are 5 branches spread throughout Bali, one of which is in Ungasan.
The main menu is chicken based, and if you like spicy food that can burn your tongue, this is your dream.
The space is quite small, but always busy with customers, so expect to see a queue.
Warung Ubay has been a humble establishment since 2016, serving Indonesian and fusion food.
Unlike warungs that are busy during the day, Warung Ubay is usually crowded at night.
Advertising healthy, fresh, no MSG dishes, The Warung 168 is perfect for those who want to be careful what they eat.
With all the usual warung trappings – rice, proteins and sambals – it is a great option for vegetarians!
Meaning “Stop! Let’s eat!”, Makan Yuk is a show stopper on the side of the road.
It has a homely atmosphere, nice meals and amazing location.
Nasi Campur is available with lots of choices like rendang, fried chicken or milkfish.
Eating at a warung in Bali is a great way to experience authentic Balinese and Indonesian food.
If you are bored with famous food chains and heavy Western food, it’s time for you to try local dishes at warungs.
The best warungs in Bali are found all around the tourist areas. You really have no excuse not to try!
Featured image: Warung Sika