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About Bali's online restaurant guide

Greetings and welcome to Bali’s online restaurant guide. has grown into a comprehensive Bali food and fun guide with reviews of over 750 restaurants and bars.

We aim to be a definitive Bali online restaurant guide, though with new Bali restaurants and Bali nightclubs popping up and dying like the proverbial mushroom after a storm, it’s a bit hard to review them all and stay current.

We aim to bring you reviews and comments on as many Bali restaurants and warungs as possible, as well as the various nightspots in Bali, along with some restaurants and bars of interest, particularly to Westerners, in Jakarta.

Mostly we are focussing on the relatively unknown places in Bali, or new places, to let our readers know of places that are a bit different, not so much the bigger places.

There are also many reviews of Lombok restaurants and bars, in particular in Senggigi as well as the three Gili islands off the northwestern tip of Lombok, Gili Meno, Gili Air, and Gili Trawangan. See Dining out on Gili Air.

There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of bars and nightclubs in Bali, ranging from the sublime to the grungy, and while we may not get to or like all of them, we do our best to at least go in!, Bali’s most independent online restaurant guide honestly reviews restaurants and nightspots.

We do not let the boundary between editorial and advertising get blurred regardless of how many drinks are offered, as is usually the case in Bali restaurant guides.

We exist to provide information for the benefit of you, the reader, not the restaurant, and try to see beyond the hype that new Bali restaurants often seem to believe.

So it is with some experience and discernment that reviews will be presented to assist you, the reader, in locating the best, not just the most exclusive and expensive, restaurants and Bali nightspots for you.

See the following articles on this website that may help you find what you want.

Going out in Bali

Dining out in central Ubud

Going out in Seminyak, Oberoi area

Going out in Seminyak, Dhyanapura area

Dining in the Oberoi area of Seminyak

Going out in Central Ubud

Sports bars in Bali

Wine bars in Bali

Playing pool in Bali

Mexican restaurants in Bali

Vegetarian restaurants in Bali

Dining out in Gili Air

Cheap Eats in Bali 

Thai restaurants in Bali

Japanese restaurants in Bali

Health food stores in Bali

We do not accept advertising from nightclubs and restaurants as that would compromise our mission.

We also take happy snaps instead of doing professional photography, so don’t worry if the pics appear less than professional – they are!

Happy Editor Mark

Willing editor Mark

I don’t like disturbing diners with a flash, so only no-flash pics here. Some restaurants have no pics at all because I visited them a long time ago, before I thought of this site.

Bali has long been a place where lovers have come to enjoy and be inspired by the warm, humourous nature of the Balinese who have been able to make manifest the whims of any local or international designers and architects.

Their polite and discrete nature lends itself perfectly to helping you relax, making sure they take care of every detail of your Bali dining or Bali nightclub experience.

In Bali you can discover local warungs that serve up delicious, healthy and clean food at a price that can still amaze.

You can also go totally decadent, or at least as far as your budget will allow, and dine like you have never dined before in an ambience that you’ve never felt before. Perfect for lovers, new, old or those about to be!

Feel free to submit your comments, and your ratings, and if you find a restaurant that you really like, or even really dislike, and it is not listed on this site, submit your own review. Take a pic or two also and send them in; pics makes it more interesting to read.

Clearly getting around to every restaurant in Bali is impossible, which is why we are growing a team of authorised reviewers.

Check out this page and contact me if you are interested. So enjoy this site, and we hope it makes your Bali dining experience more pleasurable.

Mark O’Brien, editor