Looking for the best restaurant in Kuta? Read this! When it comes to tourist destinations in Bali, indeed, we should never forget Kuta Beach with its beauty that has received international recognition. Kuta Beach has become one of the most-visited tourist destinations. Tourists who come to the island of Bali will surely include Kuta Beach in their bucket list.
By far, Kuta is the most popular beach resort in Bali, with more restaurants compared to other places on the island. First and foremost, visitors should visit the main street, Jalan Pantai Kuta, where there are prominent international franchise restaurants, cafes, popular bars as well as local warungs or food stalls. Jalan Kartika Plaza offers some of the island’s best Balinese restaurants. Kuta has abundant options of place for dining which make every meal becomes a new experience.
Here are the selected places to help you choose among the best. The list is a mix of local food stalls and international restaurants. For those who also search for halal restaurants, they are already included in these 10 best restaurants in Kuta. Here are the best choices.
1. Warung Makan Nikmat Kuta
This food stalls or as the local calls it warung, has some unique culinary delights of East Java. Warung Makan Nikmat Kuta is the one that you should visit if you wish to taste some East Java culinary. It has various choices starting from oxtail soup, fried chicken, chicken soup and mixed rice. If visitors are looking for Balinese halal satay lilit, it is also available here.
The peak hour in is during lunchtime, around 11:00 a.m. – 13:00 p.m. and apparently many foreign visitors love to dine here too.
About the price, it depends on the choice of food. The visitors will get a small paper containing the price of the food once they order the food. The price for two people is around 200,000 rupiah, or around 19.14 US dollar with the current rate, for more than one menu.
Warung Makan Nikmat Kuta is located in Jalan Bakung Sari, Gang Biduri No.6, Kuta. Its opening hours are at 09:00 a.m. – 21:00 p.m.
2. Warung Nasi Pedas Ibu Andika
This is another halal food stalls in Kuta and owned by a Muslim. Warung Nasi Pedas Ibu Andika sells spicy food, so it’s not the rice that is spicy but its dishes that are spicy. Warning! Prepare a huge bottle of mineral water before eating.
Warung Nasi Pedas Ibu Andika is just like any other regular street food stalls but it’s really packed with customers. The menu ranges from chicken, beef, noodle, and many more. The price is about 30,000 rupiah per person or around 2,12 US dollars, depending on the menu.
Warung Nasi Pedas Ibu Andika is located at Jl. Raya Kuta, Gg. Kubu No. 120 C – in front of Joger Kuta. It opens 24 hours.
3. Ayam Betutu Khas Gilimanuk
For visitors who are looking for halal Balinese specialty at affordable prices, Ayam Betutu Khas Gilimanuk on Jalan Tuban Kuta is the one you are looking for.
This halal recommendation is based on the opinion of most people who have visited the restaurant. Apart from being halal, the betutu chicken menu in this restaurant is very tasty according to many customers.
The price range is around 10,000 – 78,000 rupiah per portion or around 71 cents – 5.50 US dollar. It opens from 09.00 a.m. – 22.00 p.m.
4. Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant Kuta
The first location of Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant is in Ubud Bali. The restaurant opened its branch in Kuta. There are three branches in Kuta. Many people are fond of eating at Bebek Tepi Sawah restaurants, especially the one in Ubud because it provides halal Balinese culinary experience.
The favorite also halal menu from Bebek Tepi Sawah restaurant is fried/grilled duck with a choice of three Balinese chili sauce, the price per serving is around 105,000 rupiah or around 7,41 US dollar.
Bebek Tepi Sawah, Tuban, is located in the Krisna Tourism Culinary Complex, Level 2, Jalan Raya Tuban, Kuta. It opens from 10:00 a.m. – 22:30 p.m.
Bebek Tepi Sawah Beachwalk Kuta is located at Beachwalk Shopping Center, 3rd Floor, Kuta. It opens from 11:00 a.m. – 23:00 p.m.
Bebek Tepi Sawah Kartika Plaza Kuta is located at Jalan Kartika Plaza, Bintang Bali Hotel Arcade, Kuta. It opens from 10:30 a.m. – 23:00 p.m.
5. Ma Joly Restaurant
Ma Joly is a restaurant with a unique and beautiful concept. This restaurant is located on Jl. Wana Segara, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali. The restaurant opens every 7am to 11pm.
This restaurant has two different concepts of area, indoor and outdoor. You can enjoy fine dining at the beachfront Ma Joly Restaurant. There are three choices of dishes here: buffets, set menus with three to six courses, and a la carte – with Indonesian, Asian, and Asian and Western fusion specialties. Recommended menus are Ayam Betutu, Mix Rice, Tongkol Sambal Matah, various sandwiches, and pasta. The price of a standard four-course set dinner is IDR 410,000 or around USD 29 per person.
Bluefin is an award-winning Japanese fusion restaurant, located on Jalan Kartika Plaza. This stylish and chic restaurant is all about quality and service. There are two different dining areas, including a lounge with three Teppanyaki tables where a large group of friends or family can watch the cooking process, and the dining room displays a romantic and beautiful atmosphere. The price is around 200,000 rupiah or 19.14 US dollar for two persons. The restaurant runs from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
7. Made’s Warung
About 50 meters from Poppies Restaurant, there is a legendary eating venue in Kuta, Bali, named Made’s Warung. This stall, which was founded in 1969, offers traditional Balinese food. The stall opens from 10:00 a.m. to 24:00 a.m.
This culinary place on Kuta Beach Road is Made’s Warung’s first stall. The traditional Balinese interior is still maintained until today.
Their special menu is nasi campur ayam betutu. A portion costs around IDR. 90,000. What the visitor will get on their plate are rice, betutu chicken, lawar, chicken satay, and long bean kalasan. Do not forget there are sambal matah and soto sauce as an appetizer.
For beverage, Made’s Warung serves Iced Ginger Sereh. This spice drink is valued at IDR 18,000 per glass.
8. Rosso Vivo Restaurant
Rosso Vivo Restaurant at Kuta Seaview Hotel is a beautiful Italian restaurant that offers a variety of pizzas, pasta, soups, and desserts. The minimalist and romantic interiors are perfect for couples looking for some privacy. The restaurant has a minimalist design of Bali collaborated with a modern European touch for the interior and artificial lights. Take a break from a hot afternoon on a comfortable sofa perched under a red umbrella and enjoy the ocean view from the elevated terrace.
Rosso Vivo is a stylish yet simple Italian restaurant located along Jl. Kuta, right in front of the famous Kuta beach on the island of Bali. Therefore, this restaurant has a good view because visitors can immediately see the sunset from Kuta beach. Rosso Vivo in English means “bright red” that is why the restaurant is dominated by the burning red color.
This fancy restaurant also offers a lounge with a poolside and a wide selection of cocktails, mocktails & a wine cellar offering a wide variety of wines, mostly from Italy, Australia, France and Chile. The restaurant famous menus are spaghetti and tiramisu. They are number 1 in Bali. All culinary lovers should never miss to try the number one menus here.
The price for a complete meal, the appetizer, main course to dessert ranges from 150,000 to 200,000 rupiah (14.35 – 19.14 US dollar) per person. Yes, it’s a bit pricey, but it’s worth trying.
9. Jamie’s Italian Restaurant
This restaurant belongs to famous British chef James Oliver. The restaurant that is located next to the Hard Rock Hotel Bali on Jalan Pantai Kuta, offers typical Italian menus. Not to forget, the organic ingredients of this restaurant are excellent. Jamie himself is famous as an expert in Italian cuisine who uses organic ingredients. The Englishman learned to cook from Gennaro Contaldo.
Jamie’s Italian restaurant serves a varied menu with local and imported ingredients ranging from appetizers, salads, main meals, various pasta to desserts, such as pannacotta and gelato. The restaurant also has children’s menu. It offers healthy choices according to Jamie’s holistic culinary ethos.
The prices at Jamie’s Italian are IDR 60,000 (5.74 US dollar) for appetizers, IDR 145.000 – IDR 345.000 (13.87 – 33.01 US dollar) for main meals, and IDR 60,000 for dessert.
The restaurant opens from 12.00 p.m. until 23.00 p.m. with a capacity of 220 seats prepared to meet the tastes of every visitor.
10. Kori Restaurant & Bar
It is one of the restaurants offering a variety of menu ranging from local, Asian to international specialties that taste good and delicious. If you wish to taste Indonesian cuisine, you can skip the international cuisine, such as salads, sirloin, spaghetti, and look for Balinese menu on the menu list. You can try satay, vegetable salad or urap, and fried rice that you can request the level of its spiciness according to your taste.
The price of Kori Restaurant and Bar in Kuta is very affordable. The price here ranges from IDR.300,000 (28.70 US dollars) for two people. This restaurant is very suitable for visitors who come with their couple.
Kori Restaurant & Bar has indoor and outdoor spaces. All areas have a similar interior design concept that is a garden restaurant. So, if you wish to get a garden atmosphere in Bali, Kori Restaurant & Bar is the right place for you.
Kori Restaurant & Bar is located on Jalan Legian, Gg Poppies II, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali which only takes 23 minutes from Ngurah Rai Airport or around 5 km travel distance. The restaurant opens every day starting from 12:00 a.m. until 24.00 p.m.