[Updated: 5 August 2019]
You're travelling to Bali
and want to try local Balinese delicacies? Don’t worry! Even though it used to be pretty tough to find halal food in Bali, thanks to the increasing demand of domestic Indonesian travellers and other Muslim travellers around the world, you can now find local halal food easily. Yay! Not to mention, we also have 8 reasons why Bali is perfect as a honeymoon destination
Check out these 13 popular places to eat local halal food (and other awesome cuisines!) in Bali!
1. Warung KKN
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If you really want to experience eating like a local in a modest traditional café, warung
, this is the right place to be! Balinese people love their nasi campur
. Nasi campur refers to rice with a variety of side dishes or toppings. Usually, the side dishes are displayed in the counter, and you only need to choose which dishes you want to go with your rice and they will serve it to you. They have 3 different coloured rice i.e regular white rice, yellow rice (rice cooked with cumin) and red rice, with over 40 side dishes to choose from! ?
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Established 16 years ago, this restaurant has many loyal customers that love them for their authentic local taste of Balinese cuisine. Don’t be fooled by its modest appearance, this warung is certified by MUI (Indonesian Islamic Council)! Great news right? So just sit down and indulge yourself in one of the most authentic and tasty plates of Nasi Campur (but please always be remember to eat in moderation ?)!
Jl Danau Buyan No.36 Sanur, Bali (across McD Sanur)
7am - 7.30pm daily (Mon - Sun)
2. Nasi Pedas Ibu AndikaCredit: @vinyhalim on Instagram
This warung also has a similar concept as the one above - your choice of side dishes to go with a plate of white rice. The difference is that this warung is famous for the spiciness of its sambal
or chilli paste mixed with special ingredients or herbs.
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For those of you who can’t stand spicy food, you can also let them know that you don't want the chilli to be added to your plate of rice. The great thing about this warung is that they're open 24 hours! Truly a hero for those who have midnight cravings or those who land on the island at midnight or an early morning flight, right? You also need to be patient to eat at this place because they are known to always be packed!
Halal meat available. As this eatery is not halal-certified, we advise you to check with the staff to clear any doubts before eating. We advise you to dine at your own discretion.
Jl. Blambangan No.55, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
24 hours daily (Mon - Sun)
3. Raja’s Balinese Restaurant @ Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & SpaCredit: @moon_p on Instagram
For those who don’t have a particularly tight budget and are looking to experience the finest Balinese dining in a royal setting, you must not miss this restaurant at the 5-star Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa! The location is just metres away from the beach and reflects the gracious traditions of Balinese hospitality.
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Don't forget to try the Bebek Betutu (duck marinated in a secret blend of 16 Balinese spices, slow-cooked wrapped in palm leaves) and Palem Sari Ulam (steamed seafood in coconut curry pudding)! You can even end your meal with traditional Balinese desserts such as Dadar Gulung and an assortment of sweet kueh
Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, Lot North 4, Nusa Dua, Bali 80363
5.30pm – 10.30pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mondays
Email [email protected]
4. Café De Dapoer @ The Rhadana Kuta Bali HotelCredit: @vaniavalenciad on Instagram
Looking for other Indonesian delicacies? This place is a must-visit! Only 15 minutes away from the airport and 10 minutes from Bali’s hotspots such as Kuta Beach, Galleria Mall, and Seminyak, pay a visit to this café and enjoy local Indonesian tastes with a homemade touch.
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This 3-star boutique hotel & café is widely known by the Muslim community for its support to various Islamic events in Bali. The Javanese themed café with wooden furniture and decorations surely gives comfort and cosiness for a relaxing time with your family and friends.
Jalan Raya Kuta No.88R Kuta, Bali
6am-10am (Daily Breakfast, Mon - Sun), 11am-11pm (Daily All Day Service, Mon - Sun)
5. Bale Udang Mang Engking
This place is well known among Indonesians for its fresh seafood dishes and also has several branches throughout Indonesia for “Mang Engking”.
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You will be greeted by several wooden bamboo huts (known as bale
in Indonesian) surrounded by a fish pond. The sound of splashing water and instrumental music will surely calm and soothe you in the middle of bustling Denpasar. Not only a place to eat, but Bale Udang also has an indoor meeting room, a kids playground, and a Musholla ready (hooray!!).
Declared also by its name, this restaurant specialises in prawn dishes (udang means prawn in Indonesian). You will be fascinated by the variety of prawn dishes over here - from grilled, stewed, steamed to crispy deep fried variations. For those of you who can’t eat prawns, they also serve squid, carp, beef, chicken, and duck in various dishes.
[Check out the dishes that we recommend from Bale Udang Mang Engking!]Halal Status:
Halal meat available, prayer facilities in the establishment. As the eatery is not halal-certified, we advise you to dine at your own discretion.
(Kuta) Jln. Nakula No.88 Sunset Road, Kuta 80361, Bali
(Ubud) Jl. Raya Goa Gajah, Banjar Teges Kanginan, Desa Peliatan, Ubud, Bali
(Kuta) 11am - 11pm daily (Mon - Sun)
(Ubud) 11am - 10pm daily (Mon - Sun)
6. Bali BudaCredit: @pixpangx on Instagram
Trying to eat clean after over-indulging in the sinful yet delicious Balinese cuisine? Vegetarian? Or on a diet? If yes, you'd have to drop by this café for a meal! Bali Buda commits itself to serve ‘real food’ from organic sources. Everything is grown locally and is prepared by hand. There is also a small shop in the café that has ranges of natural skincare and household products, supplied only by small local businesses throughout Bali.
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They also return to society by running a non-profit clinic that provides medical, dental, and birthing services for women. They also lead a group called Eco Bali Recycling, dedicated to educating the Indonesian community on environmental issues and becoming part of the solution. Where else in Bali can you eat good food and feel good by knowing that the establishment supports great causes?
(Ubud) Jl. Jembawan 1 No.1, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
(Batubulan) Jl. Pura Puseh No.3, Batubulan, Kec. Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80582
(Sanur) South, Jl. Danau Tamblingan No.95, Sanur, Kec. Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80228
(Bukit) Jl. Raya Uluwatu Pecatu No.104, Ungasan, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
(Kerobokan) Jl. Banjar Anyar No.24, Kerobokan, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351
(Canggu) Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351
7am - 10pm daily (time may vary at each location)
7. Nyoman Cafe Jimbaran
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If you've always dreamt of having a romantic dinner while admiring the sunset at Jimbaran, Nyoman Cafe's got the solution for you! Dig into seafood delights at this halal restaurant specialising in grilled fish.
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Other equally delectable dishes on their menu include juicy flame-grilled prawns, with sides of fresh lalapan (Indonesian raw vegetable salad) and three variants of power-packed chilli sauce. Wash it all down with some thirst-quenching fresh coconut juice, and you're all set for a satisfying night of star-gazing by the sea.
Seafood options available. Do note that alcoholic beverages may be sold here. As this eatery is not halal-certified, we advise you to dine at your own discretion.
Jalan Pantai Jimbaran 5, Jimbaran 80361
11am - 10.30pm (Tue - Sat), 11am - 11pm (Sun), 11am - 10pm (Mon)
+62 361 8553963
8. Warung Nikmat
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Experience Bali's authentic Javanese food at this local favourite! Specialised in home-cooked dishes, the harmony created by the myriad of colours and fragrance from the spices will hit you the moment you enter the store.
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They also sell a classic dish that everyone loves - Nasi Ayam Penyet! As everyone knows, wherever the locals are, there's surely great food to be uncovered. So pop by this eatery for a meal when you're in Bali!
Jalan Bakungsari, Badung, Bali, Indonesia 80361
8am - 9pm daily (Mon - Sun)
9. Halal Ubud BurgerCredit: @hungrydebbie on Instagram
Craving for a good, juicy burger? No worries, make your way to Halal Ubud Burger and you'll find yourself in burger paradise! ? This eatery is really serious about keeping it local. Unique toppings include tons of jalapeños on top of caramelised onions. If you're a self-proclaimed spicy food lover, this one's a must! ?
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The menu offers pretty much everything from veggie burgers to soups and salads! Pair your meal with some classic fries and a glass of cold brew ? So if you're ever taking a break from the local feasts, pay this gem a visit ?
Halal meat available, prayer facilities in the establishment. As this eatery is not halal-certified, we advise that you dine at your own discretion.
Jl. Raya Ubud, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
10am - 10pm daily (Mon - Sun)
10. Tamarind Mediterranean Brasserie @ Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & SpaCredit: Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa
Dining with a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean? Yes, please! Not only does the Tamarind Mediterranean Brasserie boast a great view but you can also have the chance to dine under a bamboo thatched roof ?
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Tamarind serves a wide variety of Western and contemporary Asian dishes. Their signature main course grills offer mouthwatering options like Australian Beef Tenderloin, Ribeye and Lamb Cutlets or Whole Lobster, Prawns and Mahi-Mahi Filet. This is definitely a great way to pamper yourself while on holiday ? If you'd like some traditional Indonesian cuisine, fill your tummy with Beef Rendang, Nasi Goreng or Chicken/Lamb Satay instead. Don't forget to end off your meal with their appetising and creative desserts too!
Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua North 4, Kuta Selatan, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
12pm - 11pm daily (Mon - Sun, last order at 10.30pm)
+62 361 771210
11. Ayam Bakar Wong Solo
Ayam Bakar Wong Solo is an Indonesian grilled chicken chain that's highly popular among the locals. If you're in Bali, don't miss out on their tantalising signature dishes like grilled and deep-fried chicken. Top that with their spicy sambal and we guarantee that you'd be thoroughly satisfied ?
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Alternatively, for those of you who aren't a fan of chicken, we recommend getting their fried fish dishes too like Gurami and Pecel Lele. The crispy exterior of the fish, coupled with its freshness will sure leave you craving for more!
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Other than chicken and fish, Wong Solo also has other yummy dishes like Gado-Gado, Nasi Goreng, Mie Goreng and more.
Jln. Merdeka No. 18, Denpasar
80000, Bali, Indonesia
Jln. Raya Kuta No. 87, Tuban, Kuta,
10am - 10.30pm daily (Mon - Sun, may vary across outlets)
+62 (0361) 231191
12. Jempiring Restaurant @ The Aston Hotel
Located in the popular Aston hotel in Bali, Jempiring Restaurant serves a selection of creative and authentic local and Western cuisines. With a highly talented culinary team, the restaurant changes up its menu once in a while, so you can always look forward to new creations.
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One of their seasonal items that's really interesting is the Balinese Risjjatafel - which simply means rice table in Dutch. With this set, you can enjoy various Balinese specialties like Sate Lilit, Sate Udang, Ayam Betutu, Ikan Panggang Jimbaran and more! Definitely the best way to savour all of Bali's yummiest food.
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If you're a fan of duck, look out for their Grilled Duck served with Basil leaves. This delectable dish is sure to whet your appetite ? Other than their yummy food, Jempiring has a stunning poolside view, which makes your dining experience even better!
Jl. Gatot Subroto Barat, Pemecutan Kaja, Denpasar Utara, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80111, Indonesia
24 hours daily (Mon - Sun)
+62 361 411999
If you're facing a hunger emergency while travelling in Bali and you're nowhere near any of the warungs or restaurants listed above, keep calm and just enter a Padangnese restaurant in the area. Most Padangnese restaurants are owned by Muslims and they always serve halal food however we advise you to dine at your own discretion. Other choices for emergencies are well known fast-food chains such as KFC, CFC, Burger King, A&W, Domino’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, McD, and Wendys. These chains have halal certification!
Have a worry-free and fun time in Bali!