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Discover the Culinary Delights of Uluwatu, Bali: A Guide to the Best Restaurants

Nestled in the southern tip of Bali, Uluwatu is renowned not just for its stunning cliffs and surf spots but also for its vibrant dining scene. Whether you’re craving local Indonesian flavors, fresh seafood, or international cuisine, Uluwatu offers a diverse array of restaurants that cater to every palate. Here’s a guide to the must-visit restaurants in our beautiful coastal area. Most of the restaurants below are not too far from Mata Bingin, some are even in walkable distance!

Cliffside Dining

  • Kelly’s Warung: Freshly renovated in 2024, Kelly’s Warung prides itself on serving up a menu of fresh, nourishing, and wholesome dishes that cater to health-conscious diners. From hearty breakfast bowls to vibrant salads and hearty wraps. Whether you’re a surfer craving some carbs after riding the waves or a traveler in search of a tranquil spot to relax, Kelly’s Warung offers an idyllic escape right on the beach of Bingin. As close as it gets to Mata Bingin!
  • Mu Restaurant: Mu offers a romantic dining experience with stunning ocean views. Known for its relaxed atmosphere and picturesque setting, Mu provides a perfect backdrop for enjoying delicious food. The menu features a blend of local and international cuisine, with fresh seafood, salads, and yummy desserts. Not far from Mata Bingin!
  • El Kabron: A luxurious cliff club known for its Spanish cuisine, particularly paella and tapas, with breathtaking sunset views.
    Single Fin: A legendary spot for surfers and sunset lovers, offering a menu of Western and Indonesian dishes with spectacular ocean and sunset views. Not far from Mata Bingin!

Seafood Specialties

  • Lucky Fish Bingin Beach: Sit right on Bingin Beach with your feet in the sand and enjoy a fresh fish barbecue with some veggies and rice. Nothing fancy but yummy and as close as it gets to Mata Binigin!
  • Mana at Uluwatu Surf Villas: Enjoy a blend of international and local dishes with an emphasis on fresh seafood, set against the backdrop of the Indian Ocean.
  • Jimbaran Bay Seafood: Just a short drive from Uluwatu, this area is famous for its fresh seafood grills right on the beach.
Lucky Fish Restaurant
Food choices at Yeye's

Indonesian and Balinese Cuisine

  • Yeye’s Warung: Located in Padang-Padang this Warung offers a delightful blend of authentic Indonesian cuisine, cozy ambiance, and charming local crafts. Yeye’s has become a favorite among locals and travelers alike for its warm atmosphere and delicious food. One of our absolute favorites!

Italian Delicacies

  • Divino @ CasAsia: They specialize in Mediterranean cuisine, offering a menu that celebrates the rich and diverse flavors of the region with many Italian dishes like pasta and pizza. Not far from Mata Bingin!
  • Rolling Fork: An Italian eatery known for its homemade pasta and pizzas, providing a cozy, relaxed dining atmosphere. This restaurant is one of our personal favorites! They usualy have a latin night on Tuesday evening with DJ and salsa dancing. They even have a teacher to show you how it’s done. Not far from Mata Bingin!
  • La Baracca: Is known for its cozy, rustic atmosphere and authentic cuisine with homemade pasta and wood-fired pizzas. The restaurant’s interior features recycled metals and reclaimed wood, creating a warm, vintage vibe that adds to the dining experience.
Rolling Fork
La Baracca
The Cashew Tree
Ours Restaurant

International Flavors

  • The Cashew Tree: Known for its healthy and organic menu, this spot offers a range of Indonesian and Western dishes, featuring live music on Thursday evenings. Just down the alley from Mata Bingin!
  • Ours: Offering a chic, minimalist setting, this restaurant serves Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with a focus on fresh, local ingredients. Not far from Mata Bingin!
  • Shaka Riki: Specializing in a delightful blend of Japanese and Hawaiian flavors, creating a menu that is both innovative and delicious.
  • Sushimi: Order a la carte or just take some yummy sushi fresh from the sushi conveyor belt. The menu is a celebration of traditional Japanese sushi with a contemporary twist.
  • Taboo: The menu is a fusion of international flavors and local Balinese ingredients, designed to satisfy a wide range of tastes. It is a vibrant and eclectic dining and nightlife venue with a unique atmosphere, creative cocktails, and diverse menu. Whether you’re looking for a place to enjoy a delicious meal, sip on innovative drinks, or dance the night away…

Healthy and Vegan Options

  • Alchemy: The menu is a testament to the power of plant-based eating, featuring a diverse array of vibrant dishes made from locally sourced, organic ingredients. From nourishing salads and hearty bowls to freshly pressed juices and superfood smoothies, each item is crafted with care to promote vitality and well-being. Not far from Mata Bingin!
  • Drifter Cafe & Restaurant: Drifter is a popular spot known for its unique blend of dining and surf culture. This cafe offers a relaxed atmosphere perfect for surfers and tourists alike. The menu at Drifter Cafe emphasizes healthy, locally sourced ingredients, catering to various dietary preferences including plant-based and pescatarian options. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served with a variety of fresh dishes such as smoothie bowls, salads, and sandwiches, along with specialty coffees and cold-pressed juices. Not far from Mata Bingin!
  • Nourish Cafe: The menu is mainly a plant-based cuisine, designed to nourish the body and delight the senses. Each dish is crafted with care using locally sourced, organic ingredients, ensuring freshness and flavor in every bite. Not far from Mata Bingin!
Alchemy Restaurant
Drifter Restaurant and Surf Shop

Casual and Family-Friendly Spots

  • The Loft: Offering a range of healthy and indulgent options, this café is perfect for families and groups looking for a relaxed dining experience. Not far from Mata Bingin!
  • Ulu Garden: A family-friendly spot with a diverse menu and a great place for breakfast or brunch.

Coffee Shops and Bakeries

  • Fren’cha Cafe and Bakery: Enjoy great coffee, sandwiches, cakes pastries as well as burgers and other main dishes. It is a real French place, they even have frog legs on their menu. Feel free to try… Very close to Mata Bingin.
  • The Bakery: Good coffee, fresh bread and yummie pastries just across the street of Drifter Surf &Restaurant.
  • Suka Espresso: While famous for its coffee, Suka Espresso also serves a delightful mix of Indonesian and Western breakfast and brunch options.
  • BGS Bali: A surf shop and café hybrid, known for its great coffee and relaxed vibe.
Fren'cha Cafe
Savaya Club

Nightlife and Bars

  • El Kabron: A luxurious cliff club with pumping music known for its Spanish cuisine, particularly paella and tapas, with breathtaking sunset views. Not far from Mata Bingin!
  • Single Fin: A legendary spot for surfers and sunset lovers, offering a menu of Western and Indonesian dishes with spectacular ocean views.
  • Ulu Cliffhouse: A vibrant beach club with a restaurant serving international cuisine, ideal for enjoying food, drinks, and music by the ocean.
  • Sundays Beach Club: Located on a private beach, this club offers delicious food, cocktails, and live music in the evenings.
  • Savaya Club: Located on the southern coast of Uluwatu/Bali, Savaya Beach Club is a premier destination for party and nightlife. It offers an amazing venue with panoramic ocean views, exquisite dining experiences and hosts world famous DJs on a weekly basis.

Uluwatu’s dining scene is as diverse and exciting as its natural beauty. Whether you’re looking to indulge in gourmet cuisine, savor fresh seafood, or enjoy a laid-back meal with stunning views, Uluwatu has something for everyone. Make sure to explore these restaurants and experience the rich culinary offerings of this stunning Balinese destination.

Let us know what you think of the above restaurants then we can make even better recommendations to our guests in the future.

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