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Restaurants In Ubud

A Beginner’s Guide To Restaurants In Ubud

Restaurants In Ubud

If you’re planning a holiday in Bali, you’ve probably heard of Ubud. The city is famous for its natural beauty and culture, but it’s also famous for its food.

And if you’re like me, you’ll want to make it a point to try the local food while you’re there.

It’s full of restaurants that offer everything from traditional Indonesian cuisine to modern fusion dishes. Even if you aren’t staying there, it’s worth a trip to sample the culinary delights available.

The restaurants range from casual to fancy, so there’s something for everyone. If you’re looking for a romantic dinner or a fun night out with friends, you’ll find what you need in this guide.

Lavish Restaurants



Location: Jl. Dewisita No.10, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Price Range: $29 – $35

Locavore is a restaurant with an organic and locally-sourced menu you won’t find anywhere else in Bali.

They use only the freshest ingredients and have a daily menu based on what’s available at the market that morning.

The food is delicious. It’s prepared in a way that highlights the ingredients while still making them accessible to Western palates.

They also have a delicious selection of beer and wine, which is excellent if you want to unwind after a day of exploring Ubud.

The atmosphere is rustic and relaxed. You’ll feel at an old friend’s house on their back patio. 

If you’ve ever wanted to get out of your comfort zone with your food choices but needed to know where to start, Locavore is an excellent place for that.

Expect to eat a succession of miniature courses beautifully and deliciously presented by an experienced chef. You will leave full but not stuffed.

2 extraordinary chefs here prepare your mouth-watering meals, Ray Adriansyah and Eelke Plasmeijer. 

These 2 will give you an authentic foodie experience whilst visiting the Locavore restaurant.

This is not just a 1-meal sort of place. You can dine here and enjoy up to 9 meal courses. Wow, all that food.

The menu and staff embody a lighthearted approach to food. Don’t expect traditional Indonesian cuisine.

What time does it open? The opening hours of Locavore are

  • Lunch – Tuesday to Saturday, 12:00 – 14:30
  • Dinner – Monday to Saturday, 18:30 – 22:00

This is one of the top restaurants in Indonesia, so as you can imagine, tables here book up fast. So, make sure to book in advance.

Nearby Hotels:

  • Komaneka at Monkey Forest
  • Cendana Resort and Spa
  • Awan Bali House

Nearby Attractions:

  • Rang Reng Cave
  • Ubud Palace
  • Ôde à l’Indonésie

BLANCO Par Mandif

BLANCO Par Mandif

Location: Kompleks Museum Blanco, Jl. Raya Tjampuhan, Ubud

Price Range: $40-$105

Blanco par Mandif is one of the best fine-dining restaurants in Ubud.

You’ll love this restaurant if you’re looking for a cozy, romantic atmosphere with a touch of elegance. It’s been open since 2016 and features high ceilings, wooden floors, and an elegant interior that makes it feel like you’re dining in someone’s home.

The atmosphere is perfect for a date night or special occasion celebration. Not too formal but still classy enough to make your evening special.

The menu is full of sophisticated dishes with an emphasis on local ingredients.

I recommend the dry-aged smoked duck with tamarind & beetroot sauce, pineapple, and maize.

Another favorite is their aged wagyu which comes with Semur Sauce Mitolo G.A.M Shiraz 2016 from McLaren Vale Australia.

For the Hakkaisan option, try the Amuse Bouche with tomato consomme, black garlic & enoki, which has an exquisite flavor that will leave you wanting more.

Nearby Hotels: 

  • De Munut Balinese Resort & Spa
  • Sri Ratih Cottages
  • Hotel Tjampuhan & Spa

Nearby Attractions:

  • Gunung Lebah Temple
  • Don Antonio Blanco Museum
  • Wayan’s Shop



Location: Kubu at Mandapa, a Ritz Carlton Reserve, Jl Kedewatan, Banjar Kedewatan, Ubud

Price Range: $50-$150

Kubu is a bamboo restaurant with 9 private cocoons overlooking the Ayung river. It’s got Mediterranean-European cuisine and an extensive list of European wines.

You can also order à la carte if you want to try just one thing from the menu instead of ordering everything on it like me.

The atmosphere here is intimate and romantic, making it an ideal spot for couples to spend quality time together without being disturbed by other diners.

It’s one of my favorite restaurants in Ubud. I love how they focus on local ingredients and make everything from scratch. They also source their produce locally and prepare it in a unique way that makes sense with their location.

If you’re looking for a spot where you can relax with friends or family over great food and drink while enjoying a beautiful view, Kubu is the place for you.

Nearby Hotels:

  • Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
  • Amandari
  • Ayuterra Resort

Nearby Attractions:

  • Bali Rafting Ayung Ubud
  • Mandapa Spa
  • Suant Bali Tours

Romantic Restaurants

Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique

Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique

Location: Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali

Price range: $58-$102

If you’re looking for a restaurant in Ubud that’s beautiful, serene, and delicious, look no further than Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique.

Mozaic is a member of Les Grandes Tables du Monde, The Best Tables in the World, so you know it will be good. The chef, Chris Salans, trained at Michelin Star restaurants and brings his knowledge and experience from around the world to this gorgeous little spot. The garden setting is perfect for enjoying some wine and excellent French-Indonesian cuisine.

And if you can go during their 6-course and 8-course dinner service. Not only will you be able to taste some fantastic dishes that are incredibly well-crafted, but you’ll also get to enjoy them with some great wine from their extensive selection. And if you want to treat yourself even more? Try the foie gras. It’s divine.

All in all, this place is an excellent choice if you want to have an unforgettable date night with someone special.

Nearby Hotels:

  • Kkori Ubud Resort & Spa
  • Ananda Cottages
  • Pita Maha Resort and Spa

Nearby Attractions:

  • Neka Art Museum
  • Ring A Bike Tour
  • COMO Shambhala Retreat at COMO Uma Ubud

Uma Cucina

Uma Cucina

Location: Jl Raya Sanggingan, Banjar Lungsiakan, Kedewatan, Ubud

Price Range: $10-$38

Uma Cucina is a must-visit when you’re in Ubud. Located in Como Uma Ubud, it’s a restaurant with a fun and lighthearted vibe, but the food is serious business. The menu comprises 6 main sections: appetizers and salads, brick-oven pizzas, grilled seafood entrees, desserts, and cocktails.

If you want to get the most out of your visit to Uma Cucina, I recommend starting with a small plate. Then make sure to order one of their brick oven pizzas. They’re delicious. If you’re feeling adventurous, go for an order of grilled seafood.

The cocktail menu at this Balinese bar boasts an extensive collection of Italian-inspired drinks that pay tribute to the island’s culinary traditions.

If you’re looking for a laid-back brunch spot that doesn’t break the bank, it offers a brunch every Sunday from 1130AM to 330PM that combines traditional Italian cuisine with healthy Balinese ingredients.

Nearby Hotels:

  • COMO Uma Ubud, Bali
  • Ubud Paras Villa
  • Royal Villa Jepun

Nearby Attractions:

  • Kuluk Gallery
  • Neka Art Museum
  • Wayan’s Book Store



Location: Jl Lanyahan, Banjar Nagi, Ubud

Price Range: $30-$95

CasCades is a perfect place for a romantic dinner in Ubud, Bali. This restaurant is just 5 minutes from the center of Ubud.

It’s close enough that you can enjoy some time together before or after dinner without worrying about traffic getting back into town. But it’s far enough away that you’ll feel like you’ve escaped into nature.

You’ll have a fantastic view of the valley below while enjoying gourmet traditional Indonesian dishes alongside Western classics. You can’t go wrong no matter what you order.

Breakfast is only available for guests staying at Viceroy Bali, but don’t worry. There are plenty of other options for breakfast nearby. But if you’re staying at Viceroy Bali? You’ve got it made.

If you’re looking for something new, try Soto Ayam or Truffle Mushroom Risotto. They are must-haves.

Nearby Hotels:

  • Viceroy Bali
  • Manyi Village
  • Kamandalu Ubud

Nearby Attractions:

  • Lembah Spa
  • Ubud Float Garden
  • Beras Bali Cooking

Family-Friendly Restaurants

Melali Ubud

Melali Ubud

Location: Jl Sri Wedari No. 58, Ubud

Prince Range: $3.53-$9.96

The atmosphere at Melali Ubud is comfortable and relaxed, making it the perfect place to dine with your family.

It’s not just their food that makes them stand out. It’s also the ambiance. If you’re looking for something more intimate, there’s also a cozy outdoor seating area.

Salad, smoothie bowls, and seafood catch-of-the-day are offerings at this restaurant’s Moroccan-inspired interior. Plus, they have protein-rich legumes and red meat in moderation that keep things on the lighter side.

The steak frites at Melali is one of my favorite meals, and it’s done perfectly there. The steak is succulent, and the fries retain their crispness but are not too hard on your teeth. If that doesn’t do it for you, consider going for their tuna ceviche instead, it’s delicious.

If you’re looking for a place where everyone can relax and enjoy themselves while eating great food, Melali Ubud Restaurant is definitely worth checking out.

Nearby Hotels:

  • Dinara Ubud
  • Gita Maha Hotel
  • The Udaya Resorts & Spa

Nearby Attractions:

  • Widya Batik Class
  • Samana Aksata Spa
  • Gymnasium Bali

Akar Restaurant & Bar

Akar Restaurant & Bar

Location: Jalan Raya Cebok, Kedisan, Tegallalang, Kecamatan Ubud.

Price Range: $20 – $120

Akar Restaurant & Bar is a restaurant that aims to serve delicious, healthy food while also giving back to the community that surrounds it.

This restaurant sources fresh and organic ingredients in Bali and its talented chefs carefully prepare every dish. The diner experience here is unique. You can enjoy a fantastic laser show while you dine.

You have to try the rice noodle tum with wild mushrooms and coriander if you’re coming here. And I can’t forget about the desserts.

Their Milk Chocolate Marquise 80 chocolate praline vanilla ice cream, oreo powder, dried meringue, and walnut will leave you speechless and wanting more.

If you’re looking for a place where everyone in your family can find something they like on the menu, Akar Restaurant & Bar should be on your list.

Nearby Hotels:

  • Aksari Resort Ubud
  • K Club Ubud
  • The Kayon Jungle Resort

Nearby Attractions:

  • Ankhusa Restaurant Ubud
  • Cafe Dewi
  • Ganapati Bar & Lounge

Nusantara by Locavore

Nusantara by Locavore

Location: Jalan Dewi Sita 9c, Ubud

Price Range: $10-$26

Nusantara by Locavore is a family-friendly restaurant serving authentic Indonesian dishes from around the archipelago since it opened in 2013. They use only fresh, seasonal Indonesian ingredients, so you can feel good about what you’re eating.

You can enjoy a unique adventure into the local market and rice paddy by signing up for an early-morning cooking class that includes making your lunch.

It won’t be the cheapest meal or trip, but you will get great authentic food with only top-notch ingredients.

This is my favorite place in Ubud to get seafood. They have a great selection of soft-shell crabs, prawns, and white fish.

But don’t take my word for it. See for yourself what makes this place so unique.

Nearby Hotels:

  • Sania’s House Bungalows
  • Gayatri
  • Cendana Resort & Spa

Nearby Attractions:

  • Eclectik.Asia
  • Ewa Oceanic Sepik Art gallery
  • Anjaly Bali

Budget-Friendly Restaurants

Babi Guling Ibu Oka

Babi Guling Ibu Oka

Location: Jalan Tegal Sari No. 2, Ubud 80571 Indonesia

Starting Price: $3.50/ meal

Ibu Oka, the babi guling (roast pig) restaurant in Ubud, was my favorite place to eat.

I loved the open-air setting. While eating, you could sit on a bench and look over the rice paddies and coconut trees. And I loved how it was right next to the Ubud Royal Palace.

But most of all, I loved the food. The babi guling was so tender and flavorful. It’s so tender that it falls apart in your mouth as soon as you bite into it, yet it retains that delicious smoky flavor that makes it addictive. 

The traditional Balinese spices used to season the meat give it just enough kick to create a flavor explosion on your tongue every time you bite into one of those delicious little morsels of piggy goodness.

They also give you a small slice of a sausage known in most cultures as “blood pudding.”

My favorite part was trying different cuts of meat from different pig parts. Some pieces were softer than others, but they were all equally flavorful.

This place will satisfy you if you get there early enough for lunch. But if you’re late, or if they run out of pork, you might end up disappointed.

I recommend this because it’s most famous for the late Anthony Bourdain’s loving coverage of the restaurant and its product.

Nearby Hotels:

  • Rayshiva Homestay
  • Pondok Serayu
  • Kubu Loris Residence

Nearby Attractions:

  • Ubud Palace
  • Peliatan Royal Palace
  • Lempad House

Bebek Bengil

Bebek Bengil

Location: Jl. Hanoman Padang Tegal, Ubud Indonesia

Price Range: $5 – $15

Bebek Bengil has been around since 1990 and serves some seriously delicious duck dishes. The menu focuses on duck specialties, with a few other offerings for good measure. Try the deep-fried duck spring rolls if you’re looking for something easy to eat while you drink your beer. They’re crispy, salty, and perfect with a cold glass of Bintang.

But if you’re feeling adventurous, go for the Bebek Bangil. It’s a half-duck steamed in Indonesian spices and deep-fried for a crispy finish.

It’s not exactly light fare, but it’s worth it if you want something truly unique in your mouth experience.

But if you’re not up for duck, there are plenty of other options on their menu. And their service is always friendly and fast.

So if you’re looking for a place to eat that won’t break the bank or make you wait too long for your food, this is one of the best places in town.

Nearby Hotels:

  • Alaya Resort Ubud
  • Dewi Sri Bungalows
  • Puri Padi Hotel

Nearby Attractions:

  • Coconut Wellness
  • Komaneka Art Gallery
  • Coco Supermarket Ubud

Naughty Nuri’s Warung

Naughty Nuri’s Warung

Location: Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Ubud 80571 Indonesia

Price Range: $4.95-$20.19

Suppose you’re looking for a restaurant that’s both affordable and delicious. Naughty Nuri’s is the place to go. This local favorite has been serving up its famous BBQ Ribs and Martini since 1995, so you know it’s worth the trip.

Naughty Nuri’s specializes in grilled meats. They also offer an array of classic Indonesian dishes such as Wagyu Short Rib Rendang, Nasi Goreng, and Ayam Lemak.

But if you ask me, the best thing on the menu is the Signature St.Louis Spare Ribs glazed with secret ‘Pangang’ sauce before grilling over charcoal flames for a wholesome smoky flavor.

The ribs are stuffed with caramelized onion, bell peppers, and tomatoes, and then they’re slathered with more sweet-smoky sauce before hitting your plate. It’s honestly a symphony of flavors.

And if that doesn’t fill you up enough for dinner? Try one of their signature cocktails: The Shake Shake Shake Martini or the Margarita.

The atmosphere is casual and fun. It’s not stuffy at all. You feel like you’re hanging out with friends at their house instead of being waited on by someone else’s staff members when you’re here. That makes for a comfortable experience that you won’t soon forget.

Nearby Hotels:

  • Ubud Paras Villa
  • Royal Villa Jepun
  • COMO Uma Ubud

Nearby Attractions:

  • COMO Shambhala Retreat at COMO Uma Ubud
  • Neka Art Museum
  • Kuluk Gallery

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