The best restaurants in Kerobokan entice you with a great variety of cuisine and a collection of contemporary dining concepts. There’s an endless range along Jalan Petitenget, while some others along Jalan Raya Kerobokan offer views of perhaps the last patches of rice fields in the area.

    The variety of cuisines, styles, settings and ambiences is huge, as is the budget range. There are those where you need to be sure to bring your credit card(s) to truly appreciate the high standards of services and setups, while there are countless small warungs and bars that are light on your pocket but provide a good and filling dinnertime.


    Biku Restaurant

    Biku is a chic restaurant along the main Petitenget route that’s a unique combination of a tea lounge, restaurant, antiques shop and bookstore. The main structure is a historic 150-year-old teak joglo from East Java. Inside, you’re treated to 'tropical comfort food', with Indonesian and Balinese specialities as well as international dishes to choose from. There’s also a centrepiece selection of delicious homemade cakes, pies and other sweets that Biku has become famous for.

    Location: Jalan Petitenget No.888, Seminyak, Kerobokan Kelod, North Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 8am to 11pm

    Phone: +62 (0)361-857-0888


    Jemme Jewellery & Dining

    The House of Jemme combines a fine jewellery showroom and a restaurant under 1 roof. Here you’ll find glam interiors with displays of jewellery pieces accompanied by a gourmet menu of dishes made with locally sourced ingredients. There’s also a host of inspiring signature cocktails that help to create a very unique dining experience. It’s a great place to bring your partner or even to propose. There are 3 separate dining sections, including an alfresco terrace overlooking rice fields, allow for varied settings.

    Location: Jalan Petitenget No.28, Seminyak, Kerobokan Kelod, North Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 11am to 11pm

    Phone: +62(0)361 4732392


    La Lucciola

    An unofficial Petitenget Beach landmark, La Lucciola draws a regular crowd of visitors and expatriates who enjoy the wonderful beach and seascape with a bite to eat. The restaurant is accessible via a small bridge over a stream that flows to the beach. It welcomes you to a garden and lawn on its ground level and a breezy upper level where you can take in the views over the Seminyak surf and sunsets. The cuisine here is described as nouveau Australian, with delights such as oysters topped with roe, grilled Black Angus beef tenderloin and Valrhona nougat chocolate soufflé for dessert.

    Location: Jalan Kayu Aya, Kerobokan, North Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 9am to 11pm

    Phone: +62 (0)361 730838


    Mama San Kitchen, Bar & Lounge

    A dining landmark on Jalan Raya Kerobokan, Mama San welcomes you to 2 levels of fine dining, with interiors that are styled after 1920s Shanghai. There are marble-top mahjong tables and oversized tan leather chesterfields in the lounge area. Throughout the main dining hall are eye-catching murals and artworks lining the walls.

    The menu, created by chef/owner Will Meyrick, lets you discover the flavours of Asia, with bits of Burmese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian and local Indonesian hints. Favourites include Vietnamese grilled minced pork belly wrapped in betel leaves with the sweet, sour, salty and spicy sauce and grilled Thai beef salad with cherry tomatoes.

    Location: Jalan Raya Kerobokan No.135, Kerobokan Kelod, North Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 12pm to 3pm and from 6pm to 11pm

    Phone: +62 (0)813-3942-3033


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    Merah Putih

    Merah Putih presents Indonesian cuisine with a fine-dining twist. The restaurant is located on Jalan Petitenget and wows diners with its impressive eco-sustainable design set on 2 levels. This includes full floor-to-ceiling windows that enclose its spacious atrium, where tables are laid out among tall indoor palm trees.

    The eclectic menu has selections of traditional dishes and modern fusion takes on Balinese and Indonesian classics, such as traditional Balinese crispy fried duck and Sulawesi spiced barramundi. Its corner bar makes for a great prelude to dinners, with cocktails such as the tropical-inspired rambutan-and-grape martini and Merah Putih’s own Kayu Rempah spicy blend of Bulldog gin, citrus fruits and aromatic addition of cinnamon.

    Location: Jalan Petitenget No.100X, Kerobokan Kelod, North Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 12pm to 3pm and from 6pm to late

    Phone: +62 (0)361 8465950


    Métis Bali is a French Mediterranean fine-dining restaurant along the Jalan Petitenget road in Kerobokan that offers a ‘sensory dining’ experience. It combines a restaurant, bar and lounge, as well as an art gallery and luxury designer boutique, all under 1 roof. The 350-seat restaurant, bar, lounge and private dining venue offers exciting menu selections crafted by chef/owner Nicolas ‘Doudou’ Tourneville, who brings his legendary talent and culinary artistry to the table with a masterful combination of French and Mediterranean flavours. Delights include a 14-hour crispy pork belly and delectable desserts such as a trio créme brûlée of green tea, ginger and lemongrass.

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    Location: Jalan Petitenget No.6, Kerobokan Kelod, North Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 11am to 4pm and from 5.30pm to 11.30pm, Sundays from 5.30pm to 11.30pm

    Phone: +62 (0)361 4737888


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    Sangsaka Restaurant

    Sangsaka invites you to a sophisticated dining scene within the Seminyak-Kerobokan neighbourhood, with modern and innovative takes on rich Indonesian cuisine. Subtly-lit interiors of its main dining space complement a well-stocked bar. The menu features creative takes on traditional Indonesian dishes by Chef Kieran Morland, who was also responsible for the creations at Merah Putih Restaurant. Must-try ala carte selections include smoked duck with carrots and coriander and grilled wagyu rump with short ribs, coconut, soy and fern.

    Location: Jalan Pangkung Sari No.100, Kerobokan Kelod, North Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 6pm to 11pm

    Phone: +62 (0)812-3695-9895



    Located along the eastern end of the main route of Jalan Petitenget, Sardine welcomes you to a cosy rice field-view dining spot with inspiring alfresco setups and décor. The main part of the restaurant is under an all-bamboo structure, which seamlessly blends into its natural landscape with lush ornamental bamboo gardens and lily ponds.

    The menu is a seasonal rotating one, but mostly features healthy and tasty seafood selections, from pan-seared scallops to grilled lobster or octopus, and the chef’s chargrilled sardine specials served with red ginger rice, baby Chinese cabbage and Japanese ponzu sauce.

    Location: Jalan Petitenget No.21, Kerobokan Kelod, North Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 11.30am to 4pm and from 6pm to 1am

    Phone: +62 (0)811-3978-333


    Sarong Restaurant

    Sarong is a fine-dining spot in Petitenget, offering romantic dining ambiences complemented by a menu created by chef/owner Will Meyrick. Similar to Mama San (his other venture in the same area), the menu here showcases his passion for Asian cuisine, as can be seen through his innovative takes on rich Asian street food.

    Despite its upscale setting, Sarong welcomes diners to a somewhat leisurely ambience. From Asian-style tapas with tasty satays marinated in Javanese spices to an 8-hour slow-braised shredded beef stew, you might instantly also acquire a taste for Asian cuisine here.

    Location: Jalan Petitenget No.19X, Kerobokan Kelod, North Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 6.30pm to 11pm

    Phone: +62 (0)812-3634-3386


    Slippery Stone

    Slippery Stone is a cosy restaurant, lounge, bar and gallery on Jalan Batubelig in Kerobokan that offers a relaxed and casual dining experience. It has an open kitchen and bar concept, great paddy views and trickling water gardens. Slippery Stone offers Greek cuisine, and the décor follows suit, with old-world Athens-themed Greek god statues as part of its welcoming façade.

    Greens and vegetables are locally grown with seeds brought in from Down Under, and olives and pure virgin oil are imported from Crete. Chef Lazarus of the famed Jim’s Greek Tavern in Melbourne is behind the cuisine, and he brings light mezzes, chargrilled seafood and meats and wraps.

    Location: Jalan Batu Belig No.9N, Kerobokan Kelod, North Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 6pm to 12am

    Phone: +62 (0)361 8465999

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