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Top 5 Family Restaurants in Seminyak

Originally posted on: My Seminyak Villas

Naughty Nuris

Seminyak is home to so many amazing restaurants, it can be a time-consuming task trying to decide where to dine. From haute cuisine to street stalls, there’s sure to be something to suit your taste. Of course, if you’re after something in between, there are plenty of mid-range options too; here are our top picks of Seminyak’s best restaurants that cater for all!

Naughty Nuris Warung

Famous for its wicked ribs and brutal martinis, Naughty Nuris Warung is a fun and lively place to eat. The dining area, known as the ‘pig pen,’ is decorated with all sizes of colourful, funky pigs, which certainly do their job of attracting tourists morning, noon and night. Beware, though – because of the venue’s huge popularity, you will more than likely have to queue up for 10 – 15 minutes. (Don’t worry, it’ll be worth it, we promise!) Overall, Naughty Nuris might be a little pricey, but, for the amazing, drool-inducing experience, it’s a must visit for first-time visitors to Seminyak.

Address: Jalan Batubelig, 41 Kerobokan Kelod, Seminyak.

Tel: +62 (0)361 847 6722

Website: naughtynurisbali.com

Open: Daily 11:30am – 10:30pm

Taco Casa

At Taco Casa, expect fresh Mexican food in a relaxed and casual setting – everything from the taco shells to the salad relish and guacamole is homemade, delicious and great value for money! If you’re after fast and friendly service and a chilled out vibe, Taco Casa is our top pick every time.

Prices: IDR 57,000 – 114,000

Address: Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak.

Tel: +62 (0)361 916 1919

Website: tacocasabali.com

Open: Daily 11:00am – 10:00pm

Rumours Restaurant

Rumours has always been known for its delicious steaks at very affordable prices, but that’s not all they offer anymore. Last year, the popular venue decided to branch out and upgrade, adding a wide selection of pastas, pizzas and freshly baked bread to their already excellent menu. We definitely recommend dropping in to this fun, family-friendly restaurant and checking out some of the new dishes.

Prices: Main dish IDR 80,000 – 100,000

Address: Jalan Laksmana 100 Oberoi, Seminyak.

Tel: +62 (0)361 738 721

Website: N/A

Ultimo Italian Restaurant

Ultimo really does get a thumbs up from us when it comes to affordability. Here, you can enjoy a fine dining experience in a real, down-to-earth Italian restaurant. OK, the wine list is huge and does bump up the bill a bit, but when authentic Italian food is at such an great price, surely you can afford the luxury of a glass of fine wine to complement your dish 🙂

Prices: Special dishes menu IDR 150,000 – 250,000

Address: Jalan Laksmana 104 Oberoi, Seminyak.

Tel: +62 (0)361 738 720

Website: N/A

Queen’s Tandoor

Multiple award winning Queens Tandoor is well known in Seminyak for its mouthwatering Indian cuisine and excellent home delivery service. And, with its fresh, tasty food and very reasonable prices, we particularly recommend it for large groups and families. In the restaurant you’ll have a choice between the bar, an indoor air-conditioned dining area, an alfresco terrace, and a private air-conditioned function room, but, whichever you choose, the sensory journey into the taste, spirit and culture of Indian cuisine is guaranteed to have you coming back for more!

Prices: 114,000 – 170,000 IDR

Address: Jl Raya Seminyak 73, Seminyak.

Tel: +62 (0)361 732 770

Website: bali.queenstandoor.com

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Best Local Seminyak Cafes (Warungs)

Originally posted on: My Seminyak Villas

Warung Kolega

Whether you’re interested in trying local food or simply on a budget, a Seminyak cafe (warung) is a great place to eat. And although it is ‘local food at local prices’, don’t be put off by how cheap these authentic eateries are, as so many serve delicious, Balinese, Indonesian and Chinese food.

If it’s your first time at a cafe in Seminyak, we’d definitely recommend trying ‘Nasi Campur’ (rice with your own choice of meat and vegetables), which is the most popular dish with both locals and expats and a great way to sample all the different foods on offer.

But which cafe to choose? You can find them on every street, side street and alley way, so even for an experienced Bali dweller, it can be a bit overwhelming to find the best ones! We think we’ve done a pretty good job though; here’s our pick of the best cafes you’ll find in Seminyak…

Warung Murah

Situated on one of Seminyak’s busiest shopping streets is Warung Murah, which serves Balinese, Indonesian and Chinese dishes from the menu at great prices. You’ll also find the locals’ favourite option, Nasi Campur, with a choice of white, yellow and sometimes red rice (nasi). Simply take a look at the different dishes on display and point out what you fancy! Oh, and don’t worry if you’re not sure what it is you’re about to point at; the super-helpful staff will be happy to explain 🙂

Prices:

  • Nasi Campur: around 32,000 IDR

Address: Jalan Laksmana / Oberoi, Seminyak (next to Cafe Bali)

Kolega

Kolega is one of Seminyak’s more foreigner-friendly cafes, although plenty of locals still join in the fun every lunch time. Popular for its Javanese Nasi Campur, here you’ll always have a choice of white, yellow or brown rice and all the food in the server is labelled in English, so you’ll know what you’re pointing at! Also available to order are Bakso and Soto Ayam for 20,000 IDR.

Prices:

  • Nasi Campur: around 35,000 IDR

Address: Jalan Petitenget 98A, Seminyak

Warung Eny

Popular for its home-cooked food, this family-run cafe serves fresh seafood and amazing satays, all of which are cooked on an open grill made from a half 44 gallon drum fuelled with coconut husks. And don’t let appearances put you off; while Warung Eny may look like an old farmhouse shed, its rustic setting is what makes it so special – there’s nothing better than watching an authentic Indonesian meal being cooked in a clean, family kitchen.

Price wise, Warung Eny isn’t quite as cheap as some other local cafes, but, with its fresh seafood, meats and organic vegetables, there’s no doubt it’s one of the best value cafes in Seminyak. There’s also an excellently priced drinks menu including fresh coconuts for 10,000 IDR and icy cold Bintang (Bali’s favourite local beer) for 25,000 IDR.

Beware though – during the day, this cafe is very hot as it only has ceiling fans to keep diners cool. But we couldn’t recommend it highly enough for a cheap, romantic evening meal in candle light.

Prices:

  • Nasi Campur: 50,000 IDR
  • Fresh from the grill: 80,000 IDR

Address: Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak (across from Gourmet Cafe)

Warung Ocha

Situated right in the middle of Seminyak’s shopping district, Warung Ocha is a great place to stop for lunch or dinner when you need a break from your shopping! Clean, with very friendly, efficient staff, you can sit in the front next to the bustling shopping street and people watch, or escape to the peaceful garden,enjoy the trickling waterfall and forget you’re on the main thoroughfare through Seminyak.

On the menu, you’ll find a huge range of a la carte western food, including pastas, salads, seafood and burgers, as well as an authentic Indonesian Nasi Campur. We have to admit it’s not the best Nasi Campur we’ve found, but the setting of this cute cafe is definitely a reason to stop by, and the drinks menu is simply enormous!

Prices:

  • Nasi Campur: 35,000 IDR
  • Wine by the glass: 80,000 IDR
  • Small Bintang: 25,000 IDR
  • Fresh juice: 28,000 IDR
  • Coffee or tea: starting at 27,000 IDR

Address: Jalan Raya Seminyak, 52, Seminyak

Taco Local

This cosy little spot is one of our favourites! The meals aren’t huge, as they’re mainly snacks and tapas dishes, but Taco Local is ideal for a little chill-out time – day or night. The menu is as simple as the layout and the plates; OK, there isn’t any! Your enchiladas or tacos are served on little takeaway-style dishes and your San Miguel comes in the can (unless of course you opt for a glass!) Either way, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed with this cool, little venue!

Prices:

  • Enchiladas: starting at 35,000 IDR
  • San Miguel: 30,000 IDR

Address: Jalan Petitenget, 900, Seminyak

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Top 5 Restaurants in Seminyak

Originally posted on: My Seminyak Villas

Metis Restaurant Bali

Whether you’re a Thai food lover, a fan of classic European fare or keen to sample some local Indonesian cuisine, you’ll be able to find a top-quality restaurant in Seminyak that can cater to your needs. The only problem is that there are so many, it can be difficult to decide which ones to try when you’re only in town for a short visit.

So, we’ve done the hard work for you. Here are our top 5 picks of restaurants you can’t go to Seminyak without trying out!

Sarong

Since opening in 2008, Aussie-run Sarong, which serves traditional Asian street food recipes with a high-end twist, has become a bit of a Seminyak institution. And with good reason. The menu includes everything from wagyu beef Thai curry to traditional Tandoori dishes, and there’s also an impressive selection of cocktails on offer. We currently can’t decide whether our favourite is the signature Sarong Swizzle or the dangerously strong Prohibition Ice Tea!

Sarong may require a substantial deposit to book a table depending on the size of your group, so please bear this in mind when making a reservation.

Prices: main courses from IDR100,000 to IDR170,000

Address: Jalan Petitenget no.19, Seminyak

Website: sarongbali.com

Metis Restaurant & Gallery

If you’re after classic French dining in an authentic Balinese setting, look no further than Metis. Perfect for a romantic evening, Metis offers both amazing rice paddy views and an exquisite French menu, featuring classics including crispy pork belly and duck leg confit, as well as an entire section dedicated to foie gras. For a really intimate dining experience, book into Metis’s exclusive bale (Balinese pavilion), which is set in the midst of stunning lily ponds and has the best rice paddy views in the house.

Prices: dinner main courses from IDR78,000 to IDR275,000, lunch main courses from IDR68,000 to IDR110,000

Address: Jalan Petitenget no.6, Seminyak

Website: metisbali.com

Ku De Ta

Although it’s better known for its Miami meets Ibiza vibe and mouth-watering sunset cocktails, Ku De Ta is also up there with the best in Bali when it comes to cuisine. The menus, created by executive chef Phillip Davenport, are mostly Mediterranean, and our current favourite dishes are the crispy soft shell crab salad for entree and the slow roasted lamb shoulder for main. We’d recommend either indulging in a leisurely brunch or arriving early for dinner at Ku De Ta so you can make the most of the fantastic sunset at this beachfront institution.

Prices: dinner main courses from IDR260,000 to IDR330,000, lunch main courses from IDR100,000 to IDR140,000

Address: Jalan Laksmana no.9, Seminyak

Website: kudeta.net

Sardine

A relative newcomer to the Seminyak restaurant scene, Sardine, which opened in 2010, is our top pick for seafood lovers. The mouth-watering menu changes every day and features fresh seafood, picked out on the team’s daily trip to Jimbaran, and organic vegetables grown on Sardine’s very own farm. Sample menu items include saffron bisque of crab and blackened mahi-mahi fillets. The view at Sardine, which overlooks vistas of rice fields, is also not to be missed!

Prices: dinner main courses from IDR140,000 to IDR285,000, lunch main courses from IDR85,000 to IDR145,000

Address: Jalan Petitenget no. 21, Seminyak

Website: sardinebali.com

La Lucciola

No holiday to Seminyak is complete without Sunday brunch at ‘La Luch’. Not only are the authentic Italian risottos and icy fresh granitas absolutely to die for, the location of La Lucciola (a stone’s throw from Petitenget temple and right on Seminyak’s beachfront) is second to none. The service and atmosphere at this popular venue are also excellent and, if brunch turns into evening drinks, there are some great cocktails on the menu too.

Prices: main courses from IDR170,000 to IDR270,000

Address: Petitenget Beach, Seminyak

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