Traditional Greek cuisine dates back some 4,000 years which makes it one of the oldest cuisines in the world. The Greek kitchen offers a wide range of flavours and fresh ingredients including olive oil, cheese, vegetables, fish and above all, meat. Greek dishes often include prime cuts of lamb, chicken, beef, rabbit and pork cooked and grilled to perfection. Then there are the desserts – we dare you to resist a slice of authentic baklava or a scoop of creamy Greek yoghurt.
It really is no wonder Greek cuisine has its own die hard following – also here on the island of Bali. This blog will introduce you to the best Mezethes platters, Gyros, Souvlaki and Moussaka on the Island of the Gods. Let us take you on a culinary journey to the best Greek restaurants in Bali.
What better place to go Greek than right in the heart of Seminyak’s famous Eat Street! As soon as you enter the restaurant, you will feel like you’ve landed in Greece. Thanks to the white and blue interior, it really does feel like you’re on the restaurant’s namesake island of Mykonos. A must try at Mykonos are their famous lamb chops grilled in traditional Greek herbs. Before you stroll in, please keep in mind that Mykonos exercises a strict dress code – those without shoes or without a shirt won’t get a table at the restaurant.
Slippery Stone is an extravagantly styled Greek restaurants nestled just off trendy Jalan Batu Belig. The beautiful restaurant features Greek columns and statues of voluptuous goddesses – it really is no wonder Slippery Stone is also a popular setting for photoshoots and even for hosting weddings. Headed by Chef Lazarus, a veteran of Jim’s Greek Tavern in Melbourne, Slippery Stone offers traditional Greek cuisine with a focus on family style tapas dishes which are perfect sharing. The best time to visit Slippery Stone is on Sunday evenings when the restaurant offers an all you can eat banquet with live entertainment including drag queens, belly dancers and fire dancers, oh my! The Sunday banquet is priced at IDR 300,000++ per person (USD $22).
Pantarei is a Greek bar and restaurant all rolled into one. Pantarei serves delicious cocktails in their bar area, but the food is the real reason you should spend an evening in Pantarei. Did you know that this is the hangout for the Greek community in Bali? When the Greeks are heading to Pantarei, Greek food aficionados should definitely follow suit. Every Saturday night, Pantarei hosts a live band playing an eclectic mix of Salsa, Flamenco and Mediterranean Music.
With locations in Ubud and Petitenget, Nostimo offers authentic Greek cuisine in a refreshingly modern and distinctly Greek setting. Nostimo offers fantastic mixed grill platters, hearty greek salad and of course, pita bread to die for. Our suggestion? Try their crispy and nutty Baklava made from layers of crispy filo pastry, filled with walnuts and garnished with lemon honey syrup… It’s simply divine!
If your looking for a relaxed Greek eatery in Bali, Warung Souvlaki is the way to go. Styled with fresh hues of white and blue, Warung Souvlaki serves authentic Greek dishes at amazingly affordable prices – their Moussaka is priced at just IDR 37,000 (USD $3). Mind you, the menu is not all Greek and includes quirky guest stars like spaghetti bolognese. Still, it’s a great place to grab some Greek dishes at unbeatable prices. Warung Souvlaki offers two locations: one restaurant is in Seminyak and the other outlet is located on the famous Poppies Lane in Kuta.
Bali’s ever expanding restaurant scene really covers every cuisine imaginable and as you can see, mouthwatering Greek food is no exception. When you book your stay in Bali with Ministry of Villas, our concierge team can help you with restaurant recommendations and bookings.