Bali has come a long way since Nasi Goreng and Ikan Bakar. The island buzzes with bustling venues, reservation waitlists, and award-winning chefs.
The Asia Collective is a social butterfly and foodie at heart – we’re always out and about in town to discover the best spots you need to add to your must-visit-list! Indulge in the finest dishes from all over the world in the trendiest hotspots while enjoying some of the world’s finest cocktails.
We are spilling our secrets of places to-be-and-be-seen in our post popular dining guide – Seminyak’s Best Restaurants!
1. TANAMAN RESTAURANT, SEMINYAK
CUISINE Plant-based Indonesian
ADDRESS Jl. Petitenget No.51B, Seminyak (Location Map)
OPENING HOURS Mon – Sun 6pm – 12am
Tanaman is an extraordinary dining experience rooted in a respect for plants that elevates them to the divine. With her magical hands and dazzling sense of creativity, chef Dommy Hammond honours each humble ingredient, root to fruit, and metamorphs Indonesia’s lush, tropical flora and botanicals into their full edible potential, not a single cell wasted. At its heart, Tanaman is a multi-sensory restaurant from the future where diners are invited on a cosmic plant-fueled trip through provocative plates and spirited drinks.
Each meal is inspired by one of the five elements: air, fire, earth, water and space, and draws only from a bounty of plants—along with a wild selection of mushrooms—for dishes whose components are unrecognizable in the vibrant presentations. Dehydration and fermentation, infusion, marination and smoke—there is no end to what chef Dom will try. Paired with an equally thoughtful cocktail, each course is presented along with detailed storytelling as they explain not only the fantastical end result but the journey each element took along the way.
CUISINE Latin American
ADDRESS Jalan Petitenget No. 14
BOOK A TABLE +62 812 3999
Step into this large warehouse space with a private terrace overlooking Bali’s rice paddies and be instantly inspired by the mosaic-tiled floors, high ceilings, vintage leather banquettes and loft-style setting. BARBACOA’s kitchen is dedicated to BBQ, woodfire & charcoal. These combined fire methods have been influenced by Latin-American style flavours to create rustic dishes which attract a food-savvy crowd. The trendy setting features a centre bar creating the perfect atmosphere for a group dinner and pre-party drinks for your super cool crowd. The warm, inviting décor and top-class service makes Barbacoa one of the best restaurants in Seminyak.
CUISINE Fine dining Asian fusion
ADDRESS Jalan Kayu Aya No. 9
BOOK A TABLE +62 361 736969
KU DE TA’s cutting-edge restaurant MEJEKAWI, means ‘sacred table’ andis an intimate space offering a sophisticated yet relaxed fine dining experience. Impressive culinary skills of British Head Chef Stephen Moore brings forward an ultracontemporary tasting menu prepared with fresh seasonal produce, which can also be paired with premium wines. Dishes are prepared with a combination of traditional Indonesian recipes and techniques, and modern cooking methods, served against a spectacular backdrop of the Indian Ocean. Sip on a refreshing aperitif prior to your meal, go for a Classic Negroni, a sparkling Bellini or a refreshing Aperol spritz – cheers!
4. DA MARIA
ADDRESS Jalan Petitenget No. 170
BOOK A TABLE + 62 361 9348523
Escape to Italy with an authentic Italian food and wine experience all set within captivating interiors featuring that Capri feeling in the heart of Seminyak. The hyped Italian Osteria attracts a hip crowd and has quickly evolved into the latest place to see and be seen and has quickly become one of the best restaurants in Seminyak. Bringing the Amalfi Coast to Bali, DA MARIAhighlights the diversity of Italian food, wine, music, art and friends, with stunning interiors by Roman architects Lazzarini Pickering. Join the crowds at their busy bar and enjoy La Dolce Vita with Da Maria’s Campari-based blends for a buzzing night out.
5. MAURI RESTAURANT
CUISINE Italian contemporary
ADDRESS Jalan Petitenget No. 100
BOOK A TABLE +62 817 776 177
Step foot into the world of Southern Italy with MAURI’s dreamy interiors of whitewashed walls and deep green cacti adorned throughout. Inspired by award-winning Chef Maurizio Bombini’s Pugliese origins, MAURI offers a contemporary Italian dining experience with a touch of tradition where ingredients are handled with care to showcase their purest flavours. Aiming to use as many homegrown items as possible from its hydroponic rooftop garden and selecting the highest quality of local products in collaboration with Balinese farmers, the restaurant offers a conscious cuisine that respects the ingredients’ seasonality and origin. For a private tasting with Chef Maurizio choose the 4-seat chef’s counter.
6. KAUM AT POTATO HEAD
ADDRESS Jalan Petitenget No. 51
BOOK A TABLE +62 361 300 7990
KAUM, which means “tribe” in Indonesian, is part of the iconic Potato Head Family and serves up authentic Indonesian cuisine in a beautiful setting. Its eclectic menu has been thoughtfully curated applying traditional indigenous cooking skills, methods and native ingredients, derived from extensive research across the archipelago. The focused menu features time-honoured recipes and traditional Balinese flavours, such as fragrant Sate Babi Kecap and Nasi Goreng. The dining space mirrors Indonesian craftsmanship, design and culture, featuring genuine Torajan wood carvings, bespoke ceramic tableware and a long communal table, re-enforcing the traditional family-style dinner setting.
7. IJEN AT POTATO HEAD
CUISINE Sustainable seafood
ADDRESS Jalan Petitenget No. 51
BOOK A TABLE +62 361 473 7979
IJEN is the first zero-waste seafood restaurant in Indonesia, proudly serving fresh, line-caught fish in an open-air environment built from recycled materials. With sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, it’s the ideal spot for a tropical-island meal or a carefully crafted sunset cocktail. The daily catch is cooked over a wood fire and complemented by a range of creative plant-based dishes, such as a chilled watermelon salad and smoky prawn skewers, all designed for sharing. Every detail at Ijen has been consciously designed to reflect Potato Head Family’s “Good Times, Do Good” ethos.
8. SEA CIRCUS
CUISINE Western & Mexican
ADDRESS Jalan Kayu Aya No. 22A
BOOK A TABLE +62 361 738667
You can’t miss this rainbow coloured Seminyak institution with its quirky interiors and mouth-watering day-to-night food offerings. You’ll have a hard time choosing a menu favourite between its famous Acai Bowl, Fish Tacos and Margarita jugs as Sea Circus simply has one of the tastiest selections in town for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Bring the family for an addictive breakfast experience or stop by with your love for a non-pretentious feast under the glittering fairy lights at one of the best restaurants in Seminyak.
9. MOTEL MEXICOLA
ADDRESS Jalan Kayu Jati No. 9X
BOOK A TABLE +62 361 736688
Visit this Taqueria & Tequileria in Seminyak for the best Mexican food on the island! A quirky candle altar awaits you when entering the 1960s Acapulco retro-styling heaven before venturing on into its photogenic two-storey interior wonderland.
Besides serving a mouthwatering selection of your usual Mexican suspects such as quesadillas, tacos and ceviche, you will also find one of the best parties in Bali at MOTEL MEXICOLA – including dancing on tables and free tequila poured into your mouth!
10. NEON PALMS
CUISINE: Australian breakfast, Asian inspired tapas, tacos and mains
ADDRESS: Corner of Jalan Kayu Aya & Jalan Kayu Jati (enter the pink door at Bali Boat Shed)
OPENING HOURS: Daily, 8am – 11pm
Found in the prime position above boutique store Bali Boat Shed is the sister restaurant to everyone’s favourite restaurant – Sea Circus. With its vibrant tropical decor, delicious cocktails & colourful menu, Neon Palms is one of Seminyak’s newest hotspots!
Indulge in their signature Flatbread Tacos or Korean Spiced Chicken Strips for the ultimate Bali feast. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner you can shop, wine and dine all under the same jungle-styled roof – don’t blame us if you go on a spending spree at Bali Boat Shed after a few cocktails!
11. PLANTATION GRILL
CUISINE Seafood and meat grill
ADDRESS Jalan Double Six No. 66, 4th floor
BOOK A TABLE +62 361 734300
Splash out for a special occasion at PLANTATION GRILL above Double Six Hotel, with twenties-style luxury and glass walls overlooking the ocean. Indulge in high-quality imported meat and line-caught sustainable seafood cooked on coal, wood grill, and wood-fired ovens. After dinner, climb its spiral staircase for a cocktail in its ‘The Great Gatsby meets Hemingway’ Sling Bar.