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The Best Restaurants in Seminyak, Bali

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Seminyak has emerged as the foodie capital of Bali. Here, you can find everything from stalls selling street food to restaurants that give serious competition to any that have won a Michelin star. Following my recent visit, I've created a guide to help you find the best restaurants in Seminyak.

Seminyak has emerged as the foodie capital of Bali. Here, you can find everything from stalls selling street food to restaurants that give serious competition to any that have won a Michelin star. Following my recent visit, I've created a guide to help you find the best restaurants in Seminyak.

Seminyak has emerged as the foodie capital of Bali. Here, you can find everything from stalls selling street food to restaurants that give serious competition to any that have won a Michelin star. Following my recent visit, I’ve created a guide to help you find the best restaurants in Seminyak.

Barbacoa Bali

Jl. Petitenget no. 14 // +62 361 739233

Barbacoa was definitely the most see and be seen place I visited while in Seminyak. It somehow manages to simultaneously pull off being both trendy but not cliché and expansive yet still featuring cozy nooks. The leather banquets and dark wood featured throughout give the restaurant a classy feel without being pretentious.

When you walk in, you’re immediately impressed with the expansive layout. We were seated outside on a deck overlooking a bright green rice paddy. This is a great spot to meet for happy hour or sunset cocktails after a long day at the beach.

The Latin American eatery focuses on BBQ, charcoal, wood fire, and smoke dishes, and it does them all well.

My favorite dish of the night was the ultimate ham and cheese starter, which consists of fresh hot bread, a skillet of melty, spreadable Manchego, and a serving of salty Spanish ham. You combine the ingredients together yourself–this is not the ham and cheese sandwich from your childhood.

The Best Restaurants in Seminyak, Bali

The Best Restaurants in Seminyak, Bali

We also loved the roasted suckling pig with chimichurri sauce. The meat was incredibly tender and flavorful, and the sauce paired perfectly.

The jalapeño croquettes were also amazing–flavorful, but not overly spicy. And make sure to try the Corona beer battered fish tacos with a homemade mango chutney. These went really well with the jalapeño margarita that the bartender sent over.

The Best Restaurants in Seminyak, Bali

The Best Restaurants in Seminyak, Bali

The Best Restaurants in Seminyak, Bali

For dessert, make sure to ask for the Toblerone ice cream. It’s prepared table side using dry ice. The ice cream itself is delicious, but watching the preparation is fun and is something I’ve never seen done anywhere else.

Kreol Kitchen

Jalan Drupadi No. 56 // +62 361 738514

Kreol Kitchen is definitely another place to put on your list of places to check out for breakfast while you’re in town. While I only had time to stop in once, the shakshouka was delicious, and every dish I saw delivered from the kitchen made me wish I had time to come back again. The corn fritters looked especially great.

The Best Restaurants in Seminyak, Bali

Wacko Burger

Jalan Drupadi 18 // 821 44010888

I adore the creative burgers I found at Wacko. Corn chips, beetroot, guacamole, sour cream, bacon, pepper cream cheese, tomato chutney and many more toppings could be found on the menu.

My favorite was the OMG burger, which included not only a super spicy sambal (sauce) but also an entire fried chili.

The Best Restaurants in Seminyak, Bali

This place was so good that I ended up there twice, even though it wasn’t the healthiest option I found during my trip.  During my second visit, I enjoyed the Speedy Gonzalez, which was much milder but still creative and delicious.

Seminyak has emerged as the foodie capital of Bali. Want to know the best foods and find the best restaurants? Click on the image to see the guide of the top places to eat in Seminyak!

Kaum

Potato Head Beach Club, Jl. Petitenget 51B // +62 361 300 7990

Kaum is impressive because it features the best regional dishes from all of Indonesia in a single restaurant. Before the restaurant launched, the team behind the menu went on a culinary tour of the country and learned recipes and cooking methods from tribal communities.

Our server had so many amazing suggestions that we let her order for us, and we genuinely liked everything she chose. As she delivered dishes to the table, she explained both the dish and its region of origin.

Our favorite appetizer from the evening was easily the Gohu Ikan Tuna, which consisted of raw tuna with virgin coconut oil, lime, pomelo & toasted kenari nuts. This dish was so light but flavorful.

The Best Restaurants in Seminyak, Bali

The runner up for best appetizer would be the batagor–fried fish & prawn dumplings tossed in spicy cashew nut sauce with sweet soy sauce. I could have eaten an entire second order of these. I love dumplings of any kind.

The Best Restaurants in Seminyak, Bali

We left the restaurant still debating the best main course–it was too close to call. My vote was for the duck dish. It was fried and served with a green mango and red chili relish.

Seminyak has emerged as the foodie capital of Bali. Want to know the best foods and find the best restaurants? Click on the image to see the guide of the top places to eat in Seminyak!

Teatro

Jalan Kayu Aya Blok C No. 1-2 // +62 8510 1700078

Teatro means theater, and that’s exactly what diners are in when they visit- a production.

I joined the team at Teatro to sample their degustation menu. I honestly don’t have enough words to describe how great the experience was. The setting–gorgeous. The food–incredible. Drink pairings–perfect. The service–flawless. The entire experience was so incredible and the staff somehow makes it appear to happen with ease as one plate after another hits your table with precision timing.

The plates come to the table looking like one piece of edible art after another.

The Best Restaurants in Seminyak, Bali

The Best Restaurants in Seminyak, Bali

With so many dishes, it was difficult to choose one that stood out. I will say that throughout the evening I was especially impressed with the seafood dishes. The fish is locally sourced, and the ingredients that share the plate all highlight the fish well.

The Best Restaurants in Seminyak, Bali

The Best Restaurants in Seminyak, Bali

Wild 1 Deli

Jl. Drupadi no. 68, 80361 // +62 813-3919-6139

I found this great little breakfast spot one morning, and as usual, I wish I had been able to make it back to try more of the menu. The dish I tried, The Surfer, was excellent: poached eggs, bruschetta, sautéed spinach, and feta over sourdough toast. Make sure to try one of their fresh juices as well.

Seminyak has emerged as the foodie capital of Bali. Want to know the best foods and find the best restaurants? Click on the image to see the guide of the top places to eat in Seminyak!

Sisterfield’s

Jalan Kayu Cendana No.7 // +62 811 3860 507

Sisterfield’s is a local favorite, as evidenced by the line out the door and the queue to get in. But the meal is well worth the wait. On the day I visited, I tried the house made papparadelle with lamb neck ragu. You could tell the pasta was made in house because it’s texture was perfect, and the ragu had an intense flavor.

Seminyak has emerged as the foodie capital of Bali. Want to know the best foods and find the best restaurants? Click on the image to see the guide of the top places to eat in Seminyak!

So, there you have it–the best restaurants in Seminyak. Which one looked best to you? Let me know in the comments below.

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Lauren Meshkin @BonVoyageLauren

Wednesday 8th of March 2017

Okay, you always find the best places to eat. I need to book a ticket to Bali ASAP! Why did I read this before dinner?! Thanks for sharing and happy travels :)

Jetsetter Jenn

Wednesday 8th of March 2017

Okay, your blog is my new obsession. I'm a chef so food and travel for me go hand in hand! Eating my way through a new destination is what I always aim for ;) Everything from your suggestions to your photos are on POINT! Thanks for sharing and making my stomach rumble.

Mike

Monday 20th of February 2017

These all look positively delicious and now I"m hungry! I had no idea Seminyak had such a diverse collection of restaurants. I love that there are all different types of cuisines available too.

G&D Blog

Friday 17th of February 2017

Wow. I would say I love all. But Im drooling with that Speedy Gonzalez from Wacko Burgers....and Ill get the Nachos Supreme from Macheese Cafe. Would really love to check these restaurants out with my hubby when we go back to Asia...

Nathan

Friday 17th of February 2017

That one was really good! Both were great-- this was the non spicy one I had. I would definitely have it again!

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