Ubud was just named the fourth best tourist city in the world by Travel and Leisure, surpassing even Kyoto, Japan and Seoul. Having said that, Ubud is now recognized as a world-class eating scene worth exploring beyond the island’s popular jungle town, offering more than just magnificent rice field terraces, outdoor yoga, and mesmerizing waterfalls.
Discover the top restaurants in Ubud, from fine dining to high-end bars to traditional warungs serving authentic Indonesian cuisine, all in stunning and distinctive locations. So, if you’re planning a trip to Ubud soon, stop by these restaurants and treat yourself to an amazing dining experience!
Ubud Fine Dining Experience
Prepare your tastebuds for an unforgettable gastronomic journey at Locavore, which was named Indonesia’s Best Restaurant and one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2018. This small dining establishment, directed by Eelke Plasmeijer and Ray Adriansyah, makes meals with attention and technical precision, obtaining fresh ingredients locally.
Locavore creates an unforgettable fine dining experience by artistically presenting, precisely prepared, and amazingly delicious food.
Nusantara, a sister restaurant to Ubud’s famed Locavore, serves authentic Indonesian cuisine from across the archipelago to highlight the country’s rich culinary tradition and distinct flavors. Like Locavore, Nusantara has a pleasant and stylish atmosphere and provides superb cuisine made completely of fresh and seasonal ingredients.
You’ll be able to enjoy the wonderful flavors of West Java, South Sulawesi, and beyond without leaving the table. Must-order dishes include Daun Kelor Mesanten, Celeng Gesing, and Cakalang Asap.
Visit Folk Pool & Gardens to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy Jalan Monkey Forest. The first swim-up pool bar and twilight pool cinema in Ubud, with private daybeds, teepees, and decks lining the pool, is situated in the heart of the town.
In addition to vegetarian and grill options, the talented chefs create their own sourdough bread, which matches beautifully with one of their delectable fresh smoothies. Do you enjoy their delectable cuisine? Attend their weekly cooking class to learn how to cook!
Don’t miss out on this award-winning garden dining experience at one of the world’s best restaurants! Chef Chris Salans, a French-American, will take your palate on a journey from high cuisine in Europe and the United States to Indonesia’s tremendous natural riches, with all of its distinct flavors, concluding in a mosaic of flavors and cultures.
Mozaic is a creative haven, with varied levels of exploration and one-of-a-kind scrumptious dishes. Chris Salans and his sommelier crew have gathered a collection of over 150 different types of wines in order to provide unforgettable experiences.
Api Jiwa, part of the upscale tented camp Capella, is a culinary highlight with a highly participatory and small Asian barbecue restaurant named after the Sanskrit word for “soul of fire.” Api Jiwa takes you on a theatrically gratifying neck-to-tail, farm-to-table gastronomic trip surrounded by verdant rainforest.
Premium cuts of Australian meat, seafood, and fish are complemented with local spices and organic, seasonally grown vegetables cultivated in the camp’s kitchen garden and on adjacent farms. There will be no complicated printed menu because the Chef will construct a fantastic sensory experience depending on your choices, a la Omakase.
You can enjoy the jungle wind at Ubud’s one and only rooftop restaurant. Copper Kitchen is known for its seasonal food, which offers authentic and natural dining options with a significant percentage of produce acquired from their own earth-friendly farm down the road, as well as Bali’s regional pastures, coasts, and forests. Finish the day with a sunset drink from their extensive menu, which combines exotic ingredients and refined techniques.
A one-of-a-kind fine dining experience nestled within the lush foliage of Ubud’s rainforest. Chef Nic Vanderbeeken and his team have crafted an elegant eight-course degustation menu with the finest-grade meats, fresh fish, and delectable flavors that will stimulate your senses.
Modern cuisine is diverse and influenced by flavors from around the world as well as the Indonesian archipelago. The magnificent 1920s-inspired atmosphere welcomes you with décor and relics from Indonesia’s Dutch colonial history, high ceilings, arched colonial windows, sumptuous marble, bronze, and all the decadent details of the glittering twenties.
Embers, Bisma Eight’s new restaurant, is located within the new Villas at Bisma Eight and provides an exciting assortment of mouth-watering dishes inspired by true Mediterranean cuisine. The menu combines flavors from Greece, Italy, and North Africa, as well as aromatic Mediterranean-inspired ingredients like olive oil, sea salt, and a rosemary sprig.
In an earth-to-table mentality, only the freshest products are used, picked from their organic farm and presented alongside locally sourced meats and seafood. The Pan-roasted Barramundi and Braised Lamb Shank are crowd favorites, and the beverages menu has something for everyone with an extensive selection of wine, beer, and artisan liquors. Just looking over the menu at Embers will make your mouth wet.
Liap Liap, which translates to “the crackling flame of charcoal embers,” lives up to its name admirably. Liap Liap has transformed Indonesian cuisine with a one-of-a-kind menu that is sure to excite the senses, specializing in a blend of inventive grilling and smoking techniques. This modern Indonesian grill, which combines authentic ingredients with contemporary culinary techniques, can not be missed when visiting the jungle town of Ubud.
The head chef, Mandif Warroka, produces one-of-a-kind dishes with bold tastes using only the freshest local products from land and sea available in markets and the surrounding area. Liap Liap is pushing the boundaries of modern Indonesian cuisine with dishes like Coconut Smoked Octopus and Hot Pot Clams, as well as the renowned Braised Beef Rendang and Smoked Skipjack Tuna.
Cascades at The Viceroy, one of Ubud’s best restaurants, is only a five-minute drive from the town center and offers views of the verdant Valley of the Kings. It’s a great backdrop for a special occasion or a romantic lunch or dinner. While overlooking the tropical valley, enjoy an award-winning restaurant meal that combines French and Asian characteristics, as well as an extensive wine selection! Enjoy the calm atmosphere while eating delicious food and listening to monthly live piano performances. You’ll appreciate it afterwards!
Ubud Local Restaurants and Warungs
Warung Janggar Ulam
Warung Janggar Ulam, located on Jalan Raya Teges Kangin, is highly praised by Ubud inhabitants. Menu prices range between Rp. 15.000 to Rp. 60.000.
Sapo tofu, gado-gado (mixed veggies with peanut sauce), pork/beef barbecued ribs, grilled chicken, grilled fish/carp, grilled duck, chicken satay, and seafood fried noodles are some of the local favorites. The added benefit of dining here? A lovely vista of rice paddies and lotus ponds. What more could you want? Affordability and breathtaking natural beauty.
Warung Siboghana, located on Jalan Made Lebah, number 36, is well-known for its wonderful vegan cuisine. The vegan mixed rice is one of the locals’ favorite dishes at Siboghana. They’re all prepared from plant-based foods like satay wrapped in coconut, crispy mushrooms, potato katsu, curry veggies, and urap, and they’re all delicious. Menu prices range between Rp. 5.000 and Rp. 35.000.
Culinary exploration in Bali would be incomplete without sampling the Balinese national dish, Babi Guling (roast pork). Although you can find this dish in most tiny warungs, Warung Babi Guling Ibu Oka is the spot to go when in Ubud. If you go to Jalan Tegal Sari or Jalan Raya Mas, you’ll find a restaurant filled with people.
A dish of rice with babi guling costs around Rp. 50.000. They’re big, filling, and wonderful. The pork rolls here are popular because they are crispy and melt in your tongue.
Since 2013, 9 Angels has provided vegan, vegetarian, and raw meals to culinary enthusiasts in Ubud. This food booth may be found on Jalan Suweta No. 32. 9 Angels serves vegan meals as a buffet.
On the menu, a spoon costs only Rp. 5.000. There are many vegan options available, including tempeh, mushrooms, tofu/tahu, vegetables, and brown rice. The restaurant uses a “self-serving” system in which hungry customers serve, pay, and clean their own dishes. Visitors with extra funds are also welcome to contribute to the 9 Angels charity projects.
Warung Garasi, located near Monkey Forest Road, serves good and inexpensive local fare. This little but distinctive eatery can be found at Jalan Wenara Wana No. 15. This Vespa-themed stall has a menu with main course prices ranging from IDR 15.000 to IDR 30.000.
There are several options, including mixed rice, chicken soup, gado-gado, chicken curry, and fried rice. Snacks include a variety of rolls, oatmeal, and Warung Garasi’s signature spring rolls. It costs only IDR 10.000 – Rp. 15.000!
Warung Nessa, also known as Nessa Warung 2, is located at Jalan Goutama Sel 34. This modest yet well-liked neighborhood eatery serves wonderful and reasonably priced traditional Indonesian cuisine. A serving of gado-gado and a coconut costs approximately Rp. 50.000.
Mixed rice, fried rice, grilled chicken, pig ribs, and pumpkin soup are also available. Dining here also provides a ‘homey’ sense that you won’t find anyplace else.
Another local cuisine stall to visit when in Ubud. Sweet Orange is located on Jalan Kajeng and has its own following. Menus range from Indonesian to Western, with pricing starting at IDR 40.000 per serving.
Spicy chicken, chicken soup, fried rice, shrimp/tuna/chicken curry, gado-gado, and chicken satay are among the Indonesian cuisine options. Sweet Orange is also well-known for its distinctive assortment of Indonesian coffee. Coffees from Bali Plaga, Gayo, and Bajawa can be savored using the Vietnamese Drip, French Press, or Paper technique. Prices begin at Rp. 30.000.