The quiet resort area of Jimbaran is well-known as a destination for honeymooners and those looking to enjoy fresh seafood at the many beachfront BBQ restaurants, however the area is also home to many popular international restaurants and Japanese warungs.
When you get tired of Indonesian food, why not head to Jimbaran for some Thai, Italian, Japanese or Vietnamese flavors.
Katz Kitchen is possibly the most famous Thai Restaurant in Bali, attracting residents and tourists night after night. The main branch is located on Jl. Uluwatu, heading towards Uluwatu Temple, while the second restaurant is situated close to the Kupu Kupu Jimbaran Resort. Thai curries are what they're known for and there are more than 10 kinds to choose from. The papaya salad is also a popular favorite.
Details : Kat's Kitchen (Ungasan) - kura2guide.com
Vietnamese restaurants are rather rare on the island, so the opening of Saigon was met with a warm welcome. The small eatery is located just five minutes' walk from Kupu Kupu Jimbaran, on Jl. Bukit Permai.
Traditional Vietnamese dishes are available including four types of spring rolls (beef, chicken, seafood and vegetable) as well as rice noodles and soup. Due to the size of the warung, it's best to book ahead for groups.
Details: Saigon @ Jimbaran - TripAdvisor
Italian Restaurant in Jimbaran = Pepenero (or so most people think). This long-established favorite offers authentic Italian food at an affordable price, and is the ideal place to stop for dinner after watching the famous Kecak dance at Uluwatu Temple.
Details : Pepenero Jimbaran
The stylish Balique vintage cafe is located in front of the InterContinental resort in Jimbaran. With gorgeous decor and a relaxed atmosphere, you can easily spend an hour or two here sampling the delicious menu and range of cocktails.
The menu includes both Indonesian and western dishes such as nasi goreng and pasta, as well as a delightful high tea option.
Warung Bunana is where you go for authentic Malaysian roti canai. There are three locations throughout Bali, namely at Sunset Road, Sanur and Jimbaran.
Roti canai is their speciality, although there are also a few basic curries and rice dishes available on the menu. The small warung is usually packed with locals who come to enjoy a tasty meal at a very reasonable price.
Some people are saying that Wacko Burger does the best burgers in Bali and judging from their TripAdvisor ranking, we might agree! The main restaurant is tucked away in a quiet corner on Oberoi Street in Seminyak, at the Kayu Aya Food Village, however they recently opened a second restaurant in Jimbaran.
Obviously burgers are the main attraction here and all of the tasty combinations can be ordered with beef, chicken, fish or vegetable patties. Served with a helping of crunchy coleslaw, we're pretty sure that once you've tried a Wacko Burger you'll be back!
Details : Wacko Burger
Japanese residents of Jimbaran will know all about Warung Chili, especially those who like their noodles with a bit of a kick as their speciality is Mie Pedas (spicy ramen noodles). So spicy in fact that your eyes and nose will be running into your noodle bowl! Alternatively try the Oyakodon, a Japanese rice bowl made with chicken and eggs or the Korean favorite, bibimbap.
The main warung is located at Taman Griya and there's also another one at Jl. Kampus Udayana.
Details: Warung Chili - TripAdvisor
Warung Yoshida is located past GWK on the way to Uluwatu Temple. The quirky little space is Japanese-owned so you know you're going to get the real deal here.
The standard dishes are Ayam Goreng (fried chicken) and sushi, but be sure to check back as the menu changes daily. There are also plenty of vegetable dishes to keep vegetarians happy.
Details : Warung Yoshida - Facebook