Even as one of the smaller, quieter areas of Bali, Sanur is full of amazing places to eat. Sanur restaurants range from local food to Western choices and everything in between. No matter what you’re craving, you’re sure to be able to find it. In this post, I will cover the best restaurants in Sanur, Bali.
9 Best Sanur Restaurants
Jl. Duyung No.3 // +62 811-398-5611
Dusk Blue is one of the most popular restaurants in Sanur, and for good reason. Featuring a small but interesting menu, this place is often crowded. I went for brunch–make sure to try one of their fresh-pressed juice combinations.
Jl. Pantai Karang No.2 // +62 361-28-9361
As a family-run Swedish restaurant, Cafe Smorgas has an entire menu of local and Swedish dishes to choose from. My favorites were the open-faced sandwiches–which makes sense because “smorgas” is Swedish for sandwiches!
Jl. Danau Tamblingan No.102 // +62 361-449-0325
If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m constantly searching Asia for good Mexican food. Jalapeño definitely satisfied this craving. My favorite dishes were the rice bowls and their fresh guacamole.
Spice by Chris Salans
Jl. Danau Tamblingan No.140 // +62 361-449-0411
Spice applies French cooking techniques to local Indonesian flavors. With multiple locations across Bali (and more coming soon), it’s obvious the concept has been well received.
All of the ingredients are locally sourced, and the chef has received multiple awards for his work.
Make sure to check out the cocktail menu. Their creative offerings are designed around the freshest local ingredients and whole spices blended with imported spirits from around the world. The mixologist is happy to suggest the perfect cocktail pairing for your meal.
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Jalan Danau Tamblingan No.89 // +62 819-9945-6706
White House was an unexpected find, and I expect to find them on many futures “where to eat in Sanur” lists. The menu was interesting, the presentation was gorgeous, and most importantly, the food was delicious. I had an opportunity to visit with the chef during my stay, and he seemed both passionate and excited. I left wanting to try every dish on his menu.
Grocer & Grind-
Jalan Danau Tamblingan No.152 // +62 361-270-635
While I typically try to avoid chains, I was happy to discover this Grocer & Grind. A large menu featuring many local and Western dishes, this spot also had some of the best wifi I found in Sanur–perfect if you need to get caught up on some work!
Jl. Danau Tamblingan No. 228 // +62 361-288-942
Massimo’s menu is so large it’s almost intimidating. The chef is actually from Italy, and it shows in his cooking–this place is definitely one of the best Sanur restaurants and a favorite to many. The octopus carpaccio was sliced near paper-thin before being drizzled with olive oil, a squeeze of lemon, and finally freshly cracked black pepper. I’m still craving this dish!
Soul in a Bowl
Jalan Danau Tamblingan No.180 // +62 361-472-0063
Saving the best for last–you can likely tell by the number of photos I have from this place how many times I have visited. This was easily my favorite place to eat in Sanur.
More than once I went for breakfast and spent the day working there, staying long enough to end up hungry for lunch.
Another night we met friends here for dinner and all raved about the menu. Everything we tried we loved. It was as though the presentation was created for Instagram, and the service was some of the best in town.
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Travel writer and owner of the blog. My work has been featured on Fodors, Eater.com, International Living, and Great Escape Publishing, among many others. My story? Nearly six years ago, I left my job at an Oklahoma City law firm and embarked on a journey around the world. At the time, I thought I would only be gone for 6 months, but the more I traveled, the longer my bucket list became. Flashpacker describes how I travel. Rather than traveling as the normal world wise backpacker and staying in hostel dorms, I prefer a more comfortable experience, and typically stay in private rooms, take Ubers instead of taxis, and now use a suitcase instead of a backpack. Foodie, on the other hand, describes one of the key reasons why I travel. I love to pick a central “base camp” and then explore the surrounding area, really immersing myself in the culture and interacting with the people, and enjoying and exploring the food of an area is an essential part of this experience.
Saturday 29th of September 2018
Soul in a Bowl! Did you mention that the back of the restaurant opens to the ocean? Can’t wait to go back. Dinner, and a cold Bintang on the beach, nothing better
Saturday 11th of March 2017
Great to see someone else loving the food at White House... we absolutely loved our meal there & it was so inexpensive too!
Thursday 23rd of February 2017
I've never even heard of Sanur but it's definitely on my list now! I am a chef so food is so important to me.. especially while traveling! Your photos are amazing. Those tacos are calling my name! Thanks for sharing :)
Thursday 23rd of February 2017
I was really surprised by how much great food there was in Sanur! It was foodie heaven.
Tuesday 24th of January 2017
I'm vegan - do you know if there are veggie options there? I hope so as I'd love to visit someday! Thanks :)
Monday 23rd of January 2017
Wow, you certainly ate well in Sanur! Major food envy right now, next time I wanna go on holiday with you! Awesome photos too, I'm a big fan of Salmon Eggs Benedict so that one really jumped out at me!