Uluwatu, one of the most sought-after Bali destinations, boasts million dollar views and incredible cliff-top villas and good news for the foodies: the area also houses fine dining venues and midrange diners to suit all tastes and budgets. Discover the best restaurants in Uluwatu and enjoy an unforgettable meal on the Island of the Gods.
1. Cafe La Pasion
You might need to hitch a ride to get to Cafe La Pasion, but once you are there, you’ll be glad you’ve made the trip. Cafe La Pasion is a hidden gem serving Mexican inspired cuisine and generous pizzas. The laid-back venue is centred around a pool – hop in if you like! There’s also a small stage where killer bands preform live sets of acoustic pop and salsa. Cafe La Pasion also offers sisha and has a movie screen where you can catch surf movies beneath the stars.
2. Sangkar Restaurant at Bvlgari Hotel & Resort
Sangkar Restaurant serves Indonesian haute cuisine in an exquisite and classy setting, offering a sophisticated dining experience. Perched atop a dramatic cliff and overlooking the stunning Indian Ocean, this fine-dining venue attracts visitors wishing to indulge in the stellar service, scrumptious Asian dishes and mouth-watering French-inspired desserts.
3. 360 Restaurant at Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort
360 Restaurant owes its name to the jaw-dropping ocean vistas and a wide selection of Asian and Western dishes designed to appease all palates. The must-try at this rooftop venue are the grilled seafood platter and fish satay. Gluten-free and vegan options are also available. 360 Restaurant is located at the prestigious Anantara Resort.
The awe-inspiring setting of Dugong fascinates and attracts crowds to relish the modern classic decor and to savour the succulent seafood and Asian fusion cuisine on offer. Besides the amazing decor and fantastic views, the restaurant features an inviting infinity swimming pool, seducing guests to take a dive and stretch out on the comfy sun loungers lining the pool.
5. Padang Padang Breeze
Treat your taste buds to a mouth-watering seafood barbecue at Padang Padang Breeze. Fresh fish of your choice, tiny octopus, huge jumbo prawns and succulent calamari cooked to perfection on coconut shells are the main reason why this simple eatery is always packed full. The clientele is a mix of locals, expats and travellers looking to savour some fair-priced and delicious seafood.
6. The Warung at Alila Villas Uluwatu
The Warung is an upmarket fine-dining venue offering exquisite Indonesian food. Stunning vistas, an infinity-edge swimming pool, chic decor and fantastic local fare are the main highlights of the venue, inviting guests to relish a chic and sophisticated clifftop dining experience.
7. Warung Bejana
Set inland along the main road of Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Warung Bejana is a midrange local restaurant housed in a traditional Joglo house and serving authentic Balinese food at a superb value. Catering to both locals and western tastes, this tiny eatery offers an ample range of Balinese food but also some Thai and Western specialities to sample.
8. Yumyum Cafe
Yumyum Cafe proves that eating healthy can also be very tasty. Their vast selection of vegan, vegetarian and organic dishes are to die for. Yumyum Cafe also serves a few Australian favourites and fantastic desserts, making this venue an ideal choice for anyone travelling with a mixed group of healthy eaters and hedonists.
9. Cire at Alila Villas Uluwatu
Another signature restaurant at Alila Villas Uluwatu, Cire features splendid vistas of the ocean and a luscious interior setting exuding elegance and luxury. Cire is a place to dress up for and celebrate a special occasion. The restaurant offers an a la carte menu along with a daily four-course menu created by the award-winning French Chef and his talented team.
10. Warung Cikgo
Warung Cikgo is a traditional local eatery specialising in grilled pork ribs and seafood barbecues. Standing out with its modern and trendy design, Cikgo is a one-stop venue where you can have a hearty dinner in a relaxed setting while listening to the latest hits and sipping a tropical cocktail.
And there you have it! As you can see, there are countless mouthwatering restaurants in Uluwatu that are just waiting to be explored. So bring your appetite and don’t forget your camera – those clifftop views are out of this world!