Cheap eats in Bali
Cheap eats in Bali
Cheap eats in Bali is part of a series of articles about eating out in Bali. See the links at the bottom of this article.
There are lots of very fancy and ex[pensive restaurants in Bali, but I am am becoming more attracted to the cheap eats in Bali where you can still eat for very little money, which I define as being able to eat a meal for under fifty thousand rupiahs or $5.
The cheapest eats in Bali are often roadside stalls that I cannot recommend for a tourist as one does not want to risk a holiday spent near a toilet!
Do you know of some cheap eats in Bali that ought to be on this page? Leave your comment about it or this article at the bottom of this page.
Often these are Bali nasi campur restaurants (nasi campur – pronounced champur – refers to a type of Indonesian buffet with rice and many other goodies that you can choose from) but there are still some a la carte Bali restaurants offering a dining experience on the cheap.
Following are some of my favourites, divided into locations. Click on the name of the restaurant in green to go to their page on this site where you will find a review, some photos of the restaurant and their menu, and a map.
I have only included restaurants where I liked the food, not just because they are cheap.
Cheap eats in Seminyak
Because there are so many cheap eats in Seminyak that I have been to over the years, they can be found on another page at Cheap eats in Bali, Seminyak.
Cheap eats in Kerobokan
Cheap eats in Kerobokan has also grown to where it needs it own page. See Cheap eats in Bali, Kerobokan
Cheap eats in Petitenget
Petitenget is home to some of Bali’s fanciest and most expensive restaurants but you can still find some very good deals here if your budget is important to you.
At the start of Petitenget road just up from Jalan Kerobokan are two very nice budget restaurants.
Petitenget restaurant Warung Murah serves a delicious nasi campur from morning till night, and is very popular amongst Westerners looking for wholesome food at a low price who come back again and again.
Petitenget burger restaurant Pit Stop is right next door and offers a great range of burgers for 50k, plus they have recently added other dishes that are a bit classier and more expensive.
Pit Stop is open morning till late at night, and has a great upstairs section to get above it all.
Exceptionally good value.
Cheap eats in Amed and Lovina in north Bali
Amed is full of cheap places to eat, and while nothing really stands out, I enjoyed pretty much every meal I had while I was there. I ate frequently at the Diver’s Cafe mainly because that was where we were staying.
The food was good and clean and the barracuda for 40k was exceptional.
Do a search on the home page for Amed budget restaurants.
Lovina restaurant JB’s offers exceptional value and good quality food. Eating and drinking for under 50k is easy to do here. Mains for 15-20k is the average. Not far from the beach too.
Cheap eats in Sanur
Sanur restaurant Blajong offers a very nice and healthy menu most of which is under 50k for a meal. Lovely vibe, clean food, a favourite of mine when I am in the area.
For sure there are other cheap eats in Sanur. Feel free to post them in the comments section below.
Cheap eats in Ubud
Ubud ricefield restaurant Warung Alon Alon has a cheap and basic a la carte menu but you do not come here because of the food, but the views and the aspect are stunning.
Ubud organic restaurant Sari Organics has wonderful organic food grown in their own garden in a gorgeous location overlooking ricefields, a wonderful and relaxed restaurant.
Mostly the food at restaurants in Ubud is a bit cheaper than the southern coastal strip so you will find many restaurants here where you can eat cheaply.
Cheap eats in Padang Padang and Uluwatu
Most places down this way are cheap with most of their dishes under 50k. Padang Padang restaurant Yeye’s is my favourite Padang Padang restaurant, while all restaurants on the Uluwatu cliff serve good food for under 50k. All of them.
With stunning sunset views too!
Cheap eats in Canggu
The seafood restaurants on Echo Beach qualify for this page, just, and offer a wonderful Bali seafood experience. Here you can order seafood for around 50k and fill up as much as you want from the salad buffet. Great for budget dining in an amazing position.
Cheap eats in Kuta
Yes there are cheap eats in Kuta, lots of them, but there are none that I can say I loved or I want to go back to again and again.
Kuta is some way from my house and I don’t travel far for cheap food when I get it closer to home so I don’t know much about quality cheap eats in Kuta.
Kuta nightclub Skygarden offers an all you can eat buffet on most nights of the week, including all you can drink, for 120k which is exceptional value. I went once and it was jam packed, and the food was pretty good.
Watch this space as this series of articles about eating out in Bali grows.
By Mark O’Brien, May 2015
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