The best restaurants in Sanur generally have an atmosphere that follows the laidback nature of this quiet coastal village. Most of these dining venues are on the beachfront, offering views of the beach and the Indian Ocean, as well as along Sanur's main road, Jalan Danau Tamblingan.

    As Sanur is one of the main beach resort areas in Bali, there are plenty of high-end resorts with award-winning restaurants here. You can enjoy authentic Balinese, European, and Asian cuisine, along with an extensive drinks list. Live music and traditional performances often take place in the evenings, while family-friendly activities are part of most weekend brunches. Check out our guide to where to eat in Sanur with its mix of fine-dining venues, casual cafes, and unique restaurants that children will also enjoy.


    Cafe Batu Jimbar

    Cafe Batu Jimbar is a restaurant in Sanur that serves organic cuisine, where you can enjoy Indonesian specialities as well as European and Asian cuisine. It often hosts live salsa on Saturday evenings and a fresh market on its front section on Sunday mornings. 

    If you're here for breakfast, enjoy healthy meals such Pukkolla muesli (served with homemade yoghurt, fresh fruit, blueberry and honey), breakfast muffins, and pumpernickel with honey or a choice of homemade jams. Lunch and dinner options include bebek betutu (roast duck) and grilled tuna steak. Cafe Batu Jimbar’s fresh smoothies and fruit juices are also must-tries.

    Location: Jalan Danau Tamblingan No.75A, Sanur, Bali 80228, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 8am to 11pm

    Phone: +62 (0)361 289 162


    Three Monkeys Sanur

    Three Monkeys Sanur has 3 dining sections with traditional Balinese-inspired architecture. On the ground floor, you can relax on plush sofas under a shady terrace, white parasols and frangipani trees. There’s an upper level with air-conditioned room for those looking to escape the heat. 

    The contemporary menu features Indonesian and Mediterranean dishes, including pide (Turkish flatbread) and pasta, while the drinks menu covers homemade soda mixes, shakes, coffee and tea. A decent wine list with Australian, New Zealand, and Argentinean labels is also available.

    Location: Jalan Danau Tamblingan, Sanur, Bali 80222, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 11am to 11pm

    Phone: +62 (0)361 286 002


    The Village Cucina Italiana

    The Village Cucina Italiana is one of the best places to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine in Sanur. Homemade pasta and pizzas are among the restaurant's most popular offerings. For breakfast, you can opt for the prix-fixe menu (2- or 3-course), which has beef carpaccio, seared snapper with green risotto, and crepes. 

    Dessert options at The Village Cucina Italiana include homemade gelato, panna cotta, and tiramisu. Live music, either by a pianist or resident DJs, accompanies your meal throughout the day.

    Location: Jalan Danau Tamblingan No.47, Sanur, Bali 80228, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 8am to 11pm

    Phone: +62 (0)361 285 025


    Charming Resto Sanur

    The cuisine at Charming Resto Sanur has a French influence, with Asian and European selections. You get to dine in a subtly-lit layout that combines joglo (traditional Javanese house) with wantilan (Balinese pavilion). Dining alfresco is also an option, as the restaurant's lush gardens provide a relaxed dining atmosphere. 

    A must-try is the rijstaffel option, which presents you with 10 Indonesian specialities, soups, mains and desserts. Charming Resto Sanur is only open for dinner, so advanced booking is recommended.

    Location: Jalan Danau Tamblingan No.97, Sanur, Bali 80228, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 5pm to 11pm

    Phone: +62 (0)361 288 029


    Kopi Bali House

    Kopi Bali House is an offshoot café of Kopi Bali, one of Bali’s top coffee producers. Occupying a 3-storey store in Sanur, it serves western and Indonesian dishes, together with cakes, pastries and a coffee-orientated drinks menu. The upper level has a gallery where you can admire life-sized and surrealistic coffee paintings. 

    There’s an onsite training centre for those keen on learning about Indonesia’s fine high-grade beans, with some cultivated right here in Bali. A must-try at Kopi Bali House is kopi luwak (civet cat coffee), one of the world’s most expensive coffee.

    Location: Pertokoan Graha Niaga Sanur 405 E, Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai No.4, Sanur, Bali 80221, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 7.30am to 11.30pm

    Phone: +62 (0)361 270 990


    Ristorante Massimo Bali

    Ristorante Massimo Bali has been serving classic Italian cuisine since 1996, with Chef Massimo Sacco occasionally delivering personalised services for his customers. Must-tries include the oven-baked Avellinesi pasta with seafood in tomato sauce and risotto with parmesan and mozzarella cheese. 

    There’s also a gluten-free menu for those with food sensitivity. Ristorante Massimo Bali is also famous for its homemade gelato, considered one of the best in Bali. Its wine cellar stocks a wide selection of Italian wines for pairings.

    Location: Jalan Danau Tamblingan No.228, Sanur, Bali 80237, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 11am to 10.45pm

    Phone: +62 (0)361 288 942


    Byrdhouse Beach Club at Segara Village Hotel

    Byrdhouse Beach Club at Segara Village Hotel has 3 restaurants and 2 bars, as well as family-friendly activities on the beach. Kids can have fun at the club’s dedicated playground and kids’ corner, while parents can sit back and relax on the beachfront. 

    Live bands and cultural dance performances often accompany your seaside seafood barbecue dinners here. Byrdhouse Beach Club also regularly organises face painting, crafts making activities, and free buffets for kids.

    Location: Jalan Segara Ayu No.8, Sanur, Bali 80227, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 6.30am to midnight

    Phone: +62 (0)361 288 407


    Tsavo Lion Restaurant at Bali Safari and Marine Park

    Tsavo Lion Restaurant at Bali Safari and Marine Park serves buffet breakfasts and dinners with views of lions, meerkat and hippos wandering about in their park enclosures. It has an African-themed dining room with floor-to-ceiling glass panel, giving you a sense of being close to these wild animals. Guests staying at Mara River Safari Park Lodge can enjoy buffet breakfasts at this restaurant. 

    You can request for a window seat in advance for the best view, which the kids will surely enjoy. An African fire show regularly takes place beside Tsavo Lion Restaurant in the evening.

    Location: Bali Safari and Marine Park, Jalan Profesor Ida Bagus Mantra Km 19,8, Serongga, Gianyar, Bali 80551, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 7am to 10pm

    Phone: +62 (0)361 950 000


    Keramas Aero Park

    Keramas Aero Park lets you enjoy local and international dishes in a repurposed aeroplane. Located on Keramas Beach, this quirky restaurant occupies a 1985-built Boeing 737-400 series plane, with well-spaced dining tables and leather seats. 

    The cabin windows offer views of green rice fields, the Indian Ocean, and the outline of Nusa Penida on the horizon. Standout dishes at Keramas Aero Park include the seafood platter, bebek betutu (roast spiced duck), and nasi campur (Indonesian mixed rice).

    Location: Jalan By Pass Ida Bagus Mantra KM. 28, Keramas, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 10am to 10pm

    Phone: +62 (0)361 479 1830


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    Basilico Italian Pavilion at Prama Sanur Beach Hotel Bali

    Basilico Italian Pavilion at Prama Sanur Beach Hotel Bali serves authentic Italian cuisine with views of Sanur Beach in Bali. It has an opulent dining pavilion on the beachfront, with an extensive menu of wood-fired pizzas, pasta and seafood dishes. 

    Basilica’s Alfresco Sunday Brunch takes place from 12pm to 3pm, when you get to enjoy dishes like sautéed blue river prawns, cheesy pizza, and tiramisu. Kids under 12 years old get to enjoy free meals and access to the hotel’s splash pool and beach.

    Location: Jalan Danau Tamblingan, Prama Sanur Beach, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 11am to 11pm

    Phone: +62 (0)361 281 805

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