8 Best Restaurants in Nusa Dua 2013.10.24

nusa dua restaurants The resort area of Nusa Dua offers a wide variety of hotels, but finding a decent restaurant can be a little more challenging. Our Editorial team have put together a list of restaurants that are conveniently located not too far from popular hotels and resorts, and are ideal for visitors who want to try local food for the first time.

Bumbu Bali

Amazing food at Bumbu Bali Jeroen Reijn, on Flickr

Category: Balinese, Indonesian
Price Range: $$$
Balinese Authenticity: ★★★★★

If the words "Nusa Dua" and "Balinese restaurant" are mentioned in the same sentence, nine times out of 10 they're talking about Bumbu Bali. This famous eatery serves some of the best traditional Balinese dishes, all beautifully presented. Although a little on the pricey side, it's excellent value for money. There are dozens of Indonesian restaurants in Bali, but very few authentic Balinese ones and Bumbu Bali is one of the best.

Nearest Hotel: Grand Mirage, Adton Bali, Conrad Bali

Website: Bumbu Bali

Ulam Restaurant

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Category: Seafood, Indonesian
Price Range: $$
Balinese Authenticity: ★★★★☆

This famous seafood restaurant has been around since 1986. It's a traditional style establishment that offers a good set menu that includes a wide range of seafood.

Nearest Hotel:  Ayodya Resort, Inna Putri Bali, Novotel Nusadua

Website: Ulam Restaurant

Loco Cafe


Category: Indonesian, Seafood
Price Range: $$
Balinese Authenticity: ★★★☆☆

Loco Cafe is located in the Bali Collection entertainment complex and is very popular amongst Japanese tourists. The menu includes both Indonesian and Western dishes and is very reasonably priced.

Nearest Hotel: Grand Hyatt, Melia Bali

Website: Loco Cafe

Nyoman's Beer Garden

Category: German, Indonesian
Price Range: $$
Balinese Authenticity: ★★☆☆☆

The name might be Balinese, but the restaurant is definitely German. Located near Ulam Restaurant, Nyoman's is a lively venue where you can listen to live music or watch a football game on the big screen TV. Indonesian dishes, pasta, pizza, burgers and even schnitzel are served.

Nearest Hotel:  Ayodya Resort, Inna Putri Bali, Novotel Nusa Dua

Gourmet Cafe

Category: Kafe, Bakery, International
Price Range: $$
Balinese Authenticity: ★★☆☆☆

This super-famous cafe has branches in both Kuta and Nusa Dua. The Nusa Dua Gourmet Cafe is located at the BIMC Hospital, making it an ideal place for a quick bite to eat if visiting a patient. The concept is still the same - delicious smoothies and healthy salads all made from the freshest fruit and vegetables.

Nearest Hotel: Melia Bali, Laguna Resort, Westin Resort

Website: Gourmet Cafe

Benkay Restaurant

Category: Japanese, Sushi, Teppanyaki
Price Range: $$$
Balinese Authenticity: ★★☆☆☆

Benkay is a high-end Japanese restaurant located in the Nikko Hotel. The all-you-can-eat buffet on Sundays costs Rp. 395,000 (+21% ) and includes fresh sushi rolls and sashimi, healthy cold soba noodles, beef teriyaki and other innovative Japanese fusion creations, followed by delicious sweet treats.

Nearest Hotel: Nikko Bali

Website: Benkay Restaurant


Category: International
Price Range: $$$
Balinese Authenticity: ★★☆☆☆

For a chance to dine at a luxury resort, head to Boneka at the St. Regis Hotel. Their special brunch, held from 12 pm to 3 pm, features a la carte selection of breakfast favorites such as wagyu beef steak and eggs, lobster egg omelette, egg nouvelle and Fresh oysters, as well as lunch options including a carvery and a chocolate fountain. Guests can also enjoy the music of a live jazz band while sipping on a signature Bloody Mary.

Nearest Hotel: St.Regis, Novotel Bali, The Bale

Website: The St. Regis Bali

Soleil Restaurant

Category: International
Price Range: $$$
Balinese Authenticity: ★★☆☆☆

The Mulia is Bali's largest luxury resort, spanning 15 acres of prime beachfront in Nusa Dua. The resort features four excellent restaurants, one of which is Soleil - an elegant Mediterranean eatery that has been the talk of the town in Bali this year.

Their lunch and dinner buffets are a scrumptious affair, with two whole rooms dedicated to sweet treats and desserts alone. Lunch is priced at Rp. 199,000+21% per person and dinner is Rp. 279,000+21% per person.

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