Kuta is Bali’s most well-known beach destination, where the number of restaurants borders on infinity. Jalan Pantai Kuta, the main street of Kuta, is lined with renowned international franchise restaurants, bars and local warungs. Discover the top 10 restaurants in Kuta, and indulge in a laid-back dining experience in Bali with your friends and family.
1. Rosso Vivo Dine and Lounge
Rosso Vivo at Kuta Seaview Hotel is a gorgeous Italian restaurant offering a wide range of pizza, pasta, soups and desserts. The vast selection of cocktails, mocktails and wines along with the minimalistic and romantic interior are perfect for couples seeking for some solitude. Take a rest from the midday heat on the comfy sofas perched under a red umbrella and enjoy the ocean views from the elevated terrace.
2. Made’s Warung
Made’s Warung is one of the oldest and most famous restaurants in Kuta. The diner serves Indonesian, Western, Thai and Japanese cuisine, and is rightly considered one of the best restaurants on the island. The venue features a simple interior so as to not distract from savouring the delicious food.
3. Hard Rock Cafe
The world-famous Hard Rock Cafe is situated just across Kuta beach, flanking the Hard Rock Hotel. This renowned dining venue allows diners to immerse themselves in an unapologetically rock’n’roll atmosphere. The American dishes served here include the legendary burgers, various appetisers and a vast selection of beverages. And don’t forget to try the dessert, as they are fabulous at Hard Rock Cafe!
4. Jamie’s Italian
The new Jamie Oliver restaurant in Bali was an instant hit. The British celebrity Chef has numerous Jamie’s diners all over the world. After the successful launch of his restaurant in Singapore, Jamie’s Italian appeared in Bali. The delicious Italian cuisine, the vast selection of drinks and desserts offered in this dining place will make you Jamie convert. The restaurant has on open-plan design offering a great spot for people watching. The kids’ menu offers healthy choices in keeping with Jamie’s holistic culinary ethos.
5. Sushi Tei
If you are craving some fresh and tasty Japanese cuisine, sushi in particular, then head to Sushi Tei located at the Beachwalk Shopping Mall (which is also one of the best spots for shopping in Kuta). Delicious sushi rolls can be ordered either from the menu or snapped directly from the sushi train. The sushi is complemented by a vast selection of hot or cold teas, imported from Japan.
Bluefin is an award-winning Japanese fusion restaurant, located on Jalan Kartika Plaza. This chic and elegant establishment is all about quality and service. There are two different dining areas, including a lounge space with three Teppanyaki tables where large groups of friends or family can watch the cooking process, and an inner dining room featuring a romantic atmosphere and a beautiful setting.
Flapjacks is arguably one of the best pancakes restaurants in Bali. There are two branches in Kuta (one near Hard Rock Cafe and another one next door to Blue Fin restaurant), where you can indulge in some delicious crepes, pancakes and waffles completed with amazing homemade ice-cream and syrup on choice. Yum!
8. Bali Bakery
Bali Bakery offers a vast selection of Indonesian and Western favourites. But what makes this venue special are the gorgeous homemade bakery products. Tarts, danishes, croissants and eclairs will satisfy your sweet tooth, big time. Oh, and they also have delicious coffee that comes with the tiny homemade biscuit. Come alone or bring your friends – in any case, you will return there again and again (and most probably meet me there too!)
9. Ma Joly Restaurant and Lounge
Ma Joly Restaurant and Lounge is located far from the Kuta centre, but it’s more than woth the extra effort. The exclusive beachfront diner overlooks the tranquil Indian Ocean and provides unforgettable sunset vistas. The restaurant serves a wide range of French and continental cuisine executed by the unsurpassed Chef Paolo Petris.
10. Feast at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
Feast lives up to its name by offering a grand buffet and an ample selection of food to sample. The outdoor dining area offers stunning ocean view. You can choose to dine alfresco or seek shelter from the tropical heat in the spacious indoor dining room, which includes quaint knee-high furnishing, specially designed for the little ones.
We don’t know about you, but all this talk about succulent seafood and fresh sushi has left us hungry, big time! Time to head out for a fabulous dinner out on the town – luckily, in Bali, a great meal is never too far away.