Bali is a rich culinary landscape with a vast array of cuisines – one that sends our taste buds watering is the aromatic spices of Indian food. Dining is a family style experience with both entrees and mains being served together followed closely by a selection of sweets. We have found traditional home cooking hidden gems and restaurants offering the luxuries of fine dining.
Quickly gaining traction as a delectable restaurant to enjoy Indian fine dining in an ambient open space with an eclectic bar area. Chai’Ba will bring you a unique dining experience with an infusion of spices, cooked in olive oil and seasoned with organic sea salt. Boasting a large variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes and flexible to suit all dietary requirements. We love the feeling of dining right in the heart of India with a quirky twist of authentic street food.
Must Try: Indian Fish Tacos
An innovative restaurant of Southeast Asian cuisine that honours traditional recipes with a modern edge. One of the most sought after dining hotspots for their fusion of Indonesian cuisine with Indian spices. The luxe interior décor, high pavilion style ceilings and soft sofa seating has people booking well in advance as they are sure to not be disappointed.
Must try: Stuffed Naan bread (with lamb, potato, chopped coriander, and more)
Native professionally trained Indian chefs have curated a menu that is enticing to both the beginner in spice and adventurous types. Most of the dishes hailing from North India and featuring Tandoori Chicken, a delectable Fish Tikka, a Goan Vindaloo and a vibrant range of sauces. It is understandable that the Queen’s Tandoor is wildly popular on the island of Bali with restaurants in Seminyak, Ubud, Kuta and Nusa Dua. Flowing wooden interiors with a vibrant selection of artwork lining the walls making diners feel like they have escaped to royal India.
Must try: Vegetarian Sheekh Kebab
Purely vegetarian Indian food served with a basis of rich Indian spices and full bodied aromas. Focused on serving dishes that complement the meaning of the namesake ‘Sattvik’ you will find an array of season fresh fruit, legumes, whole grain, nuts and protein loaded vegetarian meals. They are known for their freshness and flavour which reminds people of traditional home cooked food.
**They also offer catering options for out door, events, meetings, wedding and parties and can offer both vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine with traditional hospitality.
Must try: If you can handle some heat then we recommend their spicy Dal Tadka
Taste the authentic samosas and smell aromatic curries when experiencing the fine dining of the Gateway of India. A popular choice for Indian cuisine in trendy restaurant settings with their fresh fruit lassies and chai tea. Whether you are a meat or non-meat persuasion there are many options available at an affordable price. A great option for the family with their vast arrange of curries, samosas and delightful daals all hailing traditional Indian spices used the proper Indian way.
** If you are looking for traditional Indian catering with a modern and interactive twist, we suggest contacting Gateway of India. Their skilled team can curate with you a delicious menu as well as serve your guests whilst you relax and celebrate your special occasion within your villa.
Must try: Gobi Tandoori (Veg)
Beautiful Balinese hospitality with a versatile menu serves to suit your taste buds. Whether you are modern vegan, non-meat or meat or need gluten-free options, the exquisite chefs at Atithi Bali will prepare a cuisine to suit your needs. We recommend trying the staple butter chicken for beginners or for those ready to tackle the heat of India’s spices – a vindaloo is perfect for you. To enhance your dining experience on Wednesday and Friday nights band play live Bollywood music that will have you wanting to dance like the taste buds are in your mouth.
Must try: Fish Tikka Masala
An authentic menu consisting of shared plates served tapas style. Your mouth will water at the taste of north Indian snacks as well as a selective range of spicy chaat offerings. We suggest trying the Aloo Chaats (a potato based street food that is both tangy and sweet and can be mildly spicy) or allowing the experienced Indian Chefs plan a dining experience sure to make your taste buds dance. The outdoor restaurant style is perfect for people watching whilst you feel Bali pass you by.
Must try: Butter Chicken (we vote this as the best we have tried in Bali)
An edgy take on modern Indian flavours with a playful molecular gastronomy and avant-garde cuisine. Delighting guest with their complex and intricate dishes in both Kuta and Seminyak, you will not just enjoy a meal here but also a foodie journey through India’s best culinary favourites. Whether you feel like starting with a soup or salad or small bite to eat for something more filling, their menu has multiple options all with varying level of heat (spice). Finishing your journey throughout India with a ‘sweet detour’ we couldn’t go past their Jamun Bon-Bon … a.k.a. an over the top chocolate brownie.
Must try: We recommend trying the lemon and coriander soup richly combined with coconut milk.
Nestled in a cozy warung and boasting Indian home-style cooking, a welcoming setting with colourful décor. Warung Little India consistently delivers a combination of home favourites like daal, naan, samosa and warming curries that have been carefully prepared to perfection. Their welcoming owner Ibu Siti regularly can be found mingling with guests to ensure they have the best dining experience. We like the spice scale they include on their front of their menu, making it easy for you to let them know just how much heat you can handle.
Must try: Samosas, and their fresh lemon juice
Built around a philosophy that ‘you need to taste a culture to understand it’ – Roti Daal is a vegetarian and vegan restaurant offering home style cooking for the trendy hipsters of Canggu. Their impeccable service and unwavering smiles draw in the expat and tourist community, however it is the ambiance and flavoursome dishes that turn their customers into regulars. Perfect for both families and couples as the base of their food is highly palatable and not spicy. Rot Daal offers 3 levels of spice on the side to cater to all taste buds.
Must try: We can’t recommend just one dish as this restaurant changes their restaurant daily, thus is why we recommend trying as each day there will be a new flavoursome meal on their menu.