Recently, Ubud ranked fourth among the Best Tourist Cities in the World, a recognition awarded by Travel and Leisure, surpassing even Kyoto, Japan, and Seoul. With that said, Ubud has now been recognized as a world-class dining scene awaiting exploration beyond the island’s busy jungle town, not only offering its stunning rice field terraces, outdoor yoga, and captivating waterfalls. In this list, discover the very best restaurants in Ubud, from fine dining restaurants, and high-end bars, to local warungs serving authentic Indonesian food, all in breathtaking and unique settings. So if you’re visiting Ubud soon, visit these places and treat yourself to an unforgettable dining experience!
Ubud Fine Dining Experience
Prepare your tastebuds for an incredible gastronomic trip at Locavore, which was selected as the Best Restaurant in Indonesia and one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2018. This small dining venue, led by Eelke Plasmeijer and Ray Adriansyah, creates its meals with care and technical refinement while sourcing fresh ingredients locally. Locavore delivers an amazing fine dining experience by artfully presenting, precisely preparing, and incredibly delicious dishes.
Nusantara, a spin-off of Ubud’s acclaimed restaurant Locavore, serves real Indonesian food from across the archipelago to showcase the country’s rich culinary heritage and distinct flavors. Nusantara, like Locavore, has a cozy and stylish setting and serves exquisite cuisine created entirely of fresh and seasonal ingredients.
Without leaving the table, you’ll be able to sample the delectable flavors of West Java, South Sulawesi, and beyond. Daun Kelor Mesanten, Celeng Gesing, and Cakalang Asap are must-orders on the menu.
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of busy Jalan Monkey Forest by visiting Folk Pool & Gardens. Ubud’s first swim-up pool bar and twilight pool cinema, with private daybeds, teepees, and decks lining the pool, is located right in the middle of town.
From vegetarian to grill alternatives, the brilliant cooks also bake their own sourdough bread, which pairs well with one of their delectable fresh smoothies. Are you a fan of their delicious cuisine? Learn how to cook by attending their weekly cooking class!
Don’t miss out on this award-winning garden dining experience at one of the top restaurants in the world! Chef Chris Salans, a French-American, will take your palate on a voyage from high cuisine in Europe and the United States to the enormous natural riches of Indonesia, with all of its unique flavors, culminating in a mosaic of flavors and cultures.
Mozaic is an oasis of inventiveness, with varying levels of experimentation and one-of-a-kind tasty menus. Chris Salans and his team of sommeliers have amassed a collection of over 150 different types of wines in order to create amazing moments.
Api Jiwa, part of the sophisticated tented camp Capella, is a gastronomic highlight with a highly interactive and intimate Asian barbecue restaurant named after the Sanskrit phrase for the soul of fire.’ Api Jiwa, surrounded by lush rainforest, takes you on a theatrically fulfilling neck-to-tail, farm-to-table culinary adventure.
Premium cuts of Australian meat, seafood, and fish are accented with local spices and organic, seasonal vegetables grown in the camp’s kitchen garden and on nearby farms. There will be no complex printed menu since the Chef will create a wonderful sensory experience based on your preferences, Omakase style.
At Ubud’s one and only rooftop restaurant, you may enjoy the jungle breeze. Copper Kitchen is noted for its seasonal food, which mindfully provides authentic and natural dining alternatives with a substantial amount of produce sourced from their own earth-friendly farm down the road, as well as Bali’s regional pastures, oceans, and forests. Finish your day with a sunset cocktail from their comprehensive menu, which combines exotic ingredients with polished techniques.
A one-of-a-kind exquisite dining experience tucked within the lush vegetation of Ubud’s rainforest. Chef Nic Vanderbeeken and his crew have created an elegant eight-course degustation meal including the finest-grade meats, fresh fish, and delightful flavors that will awaken your senses.
Diverse modern cuisine is influenced by flavors from throughout the world as well as the Indonesian archipelago. Be greeted by an elegant 1920s-inspired setting that features décor and artifacts from Indonesia’s Dutch colonial past, high ceilings, arched colonial windows, luxurious marble, bronze, and all the decadent touches of the glitzy twenties.
Embers, Bisma Eight’s new restaurant, offers an enticing array of mouth-watering delicacies inspired by real Mediterranean cuisine and is located within the new Villas at Bisma Eight. The menu features a unique blend of flavors from Greece, Italy, and North Africa, as well as aromatic Mediterranean-inspired components like olive oil, sea salt, and a sprig of rosemary.
Only the freshest products, collected from their organic farm and presented alongside locally sourced meats and seafood, are used in an earth-to-table mentality. Crowd favorites include the Pan-roasted Barramundi and Braised Lamb Shank, and the drinks menu has something for everyone with an enormous assortment of wine, beer, and artisan liquors. Your mouth will water just looking at the menu at Embers.
Liap Liap, which translates to “the crackling flame of charcoal embers,” perfectly fulfills its name. Liap Liap has revolutionized Indonesian cuisine with a unique menu that is sure to stimulate the senses, specializing in the mix of innovative grilling and smoking techniques. This contemporary Indonesian grill, which combines genuine flavors with current culinary techniques, is not to be missed when visiting the jungle town of Ubud.
Mandif Warroka, the head chef, creates one-of-a-kind dishes with robust flavors utilizing only the freshest local products from land and sea accessible in markets and the surrounding area. From Coconut Smoked Octopus and Hot Pot Clams to the iconic Braised Beef Rendang and Smoked Skipjack Tuna, Liap Liap is pushing the boundaries of modern Indonesian cuisine.
Cascades at The Viceroy, one of the top restaurants in Ubud, is just a five-minute drive from the town center and overlooks the lush Valley of the Kings. It’s the ideal setting for a celebratory or romantic lunch or dinner. Enjoy this award-winning restaurant menu, which combines French and Asian elements, as well as an extensive wine list, while overlooking the tropical valley! Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere while enjoying tasty food and weekly live piano performances. You’ll be able to thank us later!
Ubud Local Restaurants and Warungs
Warung Janggar Ulam
Located on Jalan Raya Teges Kangin, Warung Janggar Ulam is recommended by local Ubud residents. The menu prices range from Rp. 15.000 to Rp. 60.000.
Some of the local’s favorite dishes are sapo tofu, gado-gado (mixed vegetables with peanut sauce), pork/beef grilled ribs, grilled chicken, grilled fish/carp, grilled duck, and chicken satay, and seafood fried noodles. The bonus of dining here? Beautiful view of rice fields and lotus ponds. Affordable and stunning nature, what more can you ask for.
Located on Jalan Made Lebah, Number 36, Warung Siboghana is famous for its delicious vegan dishes. One of the local’s favorite dishes at Siboghana is the vegan mixed rice. All of them are made from plant-based ingredients such as satay wrapped around coconut, crispy mushrooms, potato katsu, curry vegetables, and urap that will satisfy your taste buds. The menu prices start from Rp. 5.000 to Rp. 35.000.
Culinary in Bali is not complete without giving yourself a chance at the Balinese’s most loved dish, Babi Guling (roast pork). Although you can find this particular dish in most small warungs you can find when in Ubud, Warung Babi Guling Ibu Oka is the place to go. Head yourself to Jalan Tegal Sari and Jalan Raya Mas and you will find the restaurant packed by locals.
A portion of rice mixed with babi guling costs around Rp. 50.000. They are large, satisfying, and delicious. Many people like the pork roll here because they are crunchy and melt in the mouth.
Since 2013, 9 Angels has been offering vegan, vegetarian, and raw food for culinary lovers in Ubud. This food stall is located at Jalan Suweta No. 32. 9 Angels offers vegan food in a buffet style.
The price per spoon on the menu is only Rp. 5.000. You can choose from a wide variety of vegan dishes such as tempeh, mushrooms, tofu/tahu, vegetables, and brown rice. The restaurant is applying a “self-serving” system where hungry visitors serve, pay, and clean the dishes themselves. Visitors who have more money are also welcome to donate to 9 Angels charity projects.
Located near Monkey Forest Road, you can stop by for a delicious and cheap local meal at Warung Garasi. The exact location of this small but unique restaurant is on Jalan Wenara Wana No. 15. This Vespa-themed stall offers a menu with a price range of IDR 15.000 to IDR 30.000 for main courses.
The choices are mixed rice, chicken soup, gado-gado, chicken curry, and fried rice. For snacks, there are also various kinds of rolls, porridge, and Warung Garasi special spring rolls. The price is only IDR 10.000 – Rp. 15.000!
Warung Nessa or Nessa Warung 2 is located at Jalan Goutama Sel number 34. At this humble but much-loved restaurant by the locals, you can taste a delicious and cheap traditional Indonesian menu. A portion of gado-gado and a coconut here costs around Rp. 50.000.
Other menus include mixed rice, fried rice, grilled chicken, pork ribs, and pumpkin soup. Dining here also gives you this ‘homey’ feeling you won’t get anywhere else.
One more local food stall that you can visit while in Ubud. Sweet Orange is located on Jalan Kajeng and has built up its own fans. Indonesian to Western menus are served here with prices starting from IDR 40.000 per serving.
The Indonesian menu choices include spicy chicken, chicken soup, fried rice, shrimp/tuna/chicken curry, gado-gado to chicken satay. Sweet Orange is also famous for its unique selection of Indonesian coffee. There are Bali Plaga, Gayo, and Bajawa coffees that can be enjoyed using the Vietnamese Drip, French Press, or Paper method. Prices start at Rp. 30.000.