Bali is an Indonesian island that is extremely popular among tourists because within the island itself, there is much to see and do. The island boasts activities catering to both young and old—there are gorgeous beaches, exciting night clubs and not forgetting the wonderful Balinese food.
Towards the southern region of Bali is Seminyak, an upscale area catering to those who are into the latest fashion hauls, fine restaurants, luxury spas and the hottest bars in town. You are likely to find something unique at every turn—be it a lovely concept cafe or an up-and-coming themed restaurant and bar.
Seminyak has so many great restaurants, cafes, eateries and bars and it is impossible to cover the area within three days. For starters, here’s our 3D2N Seminyak Eating Itinerary to show you the best places you should not be missing out.
DAY ONE IN SEMINYAK
HEARTY BREAKFAST AT THE FAT TURTLE
8am: The Fat Turtle is a cute cafe which we frequent for affordable brunch and coffee. For those who cannot wake up early for breakfast, you will be happy to know that The Fat Turtle offers an all-day brunch menu from 8am to 6pm every day. Try their famous Red Velvet Pancakes and Churros.
Jalan Petitenget No. 886 A,
Seminyak, Kuta Utara, Kerobokan Kelod
Tel: +62 813-3737-4766
Daily: 8am – 6pm
CHILL OUT AT POTATO HEAD—ONE OF THE COOLEST HANGOUT SPOTS IN BALI
10am: Everyone knows Potato Head; it is one of the most popular hangout spots in Bali to chill out with your squad. Potato Head Beach Club in Seminyak is home to two restaurants, three bars, an infinity pool and a 500 square metre lawn that overlook the Indian Ocean.
Seminyak, Jl. Petitenget No.51B,
Tel: +62 361 4737979
Daily: 10am – 2am
MERAH PUTIH—ONE OF THE MOST GORGEOUS RESTAURANTS IN BALI
12pm: Merah Putih Restaurant is one of the most gorgeous restaurants in Bali. Indonesian cuisine is a communal affair, and this is reflected in Merah Putih’s offerings of dishes in small and large plates. The dining concept is actually inspired by the local Nasi Padang, where you have an array of dishes to choose form—hence the small plates to share.
You have to go to Merah Putih for a meal when you are in Bali.
Jl. Petitenget No.100X, Kerobokan Kelod
Tel: +62 361 8465950
Daily: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11.30pm
DROP BY THE HOTTEST POOL CLUB IN SEMINYAK
2pm: Hailing from Sydney, Mrs Sippy is the most happening pool club, restaurant and bar in Seminyak right now. Known for its fantastic saltwater pools and dive tower, the modern pool club features a man-made beach, tall palm trees and comfortable day beds.
Jl. Taman Ganesha, Gang Gagak 8
Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara
Seminyak, Bali 80361
Tel: +62 361 3351079
Daily: 12pm – 12 Midnight
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GO FOR A DRINK AT CHAR CHAR BAR & GRILL
5pm: Char Char Bar & Grill is a restaurant and bar known for its impressive Mongolian Grill, which serves up a range of meat and seafood grilled on a hot plate before it is served to your table. Sit by the open tired steps and people watch or dine at their rooftop al fresco area with your companions.
Jalan Kayu Aya
HAVE DINNER AT ULTIMO—ONE OF THE BEST AFFORDABLE ITALIAN RESTAURANTS IN BALI
8pm: This is our favourite Italian restaurant in Seminyak because you get so much more than what you pay for. Most of the pastas and pizzas on the menu are priced less than RP100,000/ S$10. You can even complement the food with house pour wines starting from as low as RP25,000/ S$2.50.
Jalan Kayu Aya 104X
DAY TWO IN SEMINYAK
8.30am: There are several popular Babi Guling (Balinese suckling pig) eateries in Bali—with Oba in Ubud being the most famous. But if you are not planning to travel to Ubud, you should check out Warung Pak Malen—Jalan Sunset in Seminyak—which is also well known for its Babi Guling.
Jl. Sunset Road No.554
Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung
Tel: +62 851 0045 2968
Daily: 8.30am – 6.30pm
BREAKFAST AND COFFEE AT WHALE AND CO
10am: Whale And Co is a fantastic place with great breakfast and excellent coffee if you are looking for a simple breakfast spot in Seminyak, Bali. Diners can get mains at wallet-friendly prices, ranging from RP25,000 to RP60,000 (S$2.50 to S$6).
Jalan Nakula, gang Kresna unit 3 Seminyak
Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Tel: +62 0878 6156 0977
Mon to Sat: 8am – 7pm
Sun: 8am – 3pm
INDULGE IN THE BEST PORK BELLY DISH
12pm: Bali Pork Star is an eatery in Seminyak, Bali that specialises in pork dishes. They deliver traditional Balinese food with a twist. Some of the must-try dishes there include Bali Pork Star’s Nasi Campur (RP48,000/ S$4.80) and Pork Belly (RP50,000, S$5).
Jalan Nakula 88C
Seminyak, Badung, Bali
Tel: +62 0818 817 760
Daily: 10am – 10pm
AFTERNOON TEA AT BIKU
3pm: Biku—known for its traditional Indonesian classics and afternoon tea—is one of our all-time favourite Indonesian restaurants in Seminyak, Bali.
Gather here with your friends for afternoon tea with cakes and a wide array of tea selections from China, India and Indonesia. If you have room for more food, you must try their Nasi Campur A’la Biku (RP55,000).
Jl. Petitenget No.888
Seminyak, Kuta Utara
Tel: +62 851-0057-0888
Daily: 8am – 11pm
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TAKE OOTD PICTURES AT MOTEL MEXICOLA
5pm: With its flashy and colourful interior decorations, Motel Mexicola is unabashedly loud and funky; it would be a crime to not stop by the popular Mexican joint for some drinks, churros and OOTDs.
Jalan Kayujati 9X, Petitenget
Tel: +62 0361 736 688
Daily: 11am – 1am
GO FOR THE BEST PORK RIBS IN BALI AT NAUGHTY NURI’S
7pm: A trip to Bali will not be complete without having the legendary pork ribs from Naughty Nuri’s. Their pork ribs are so good that you would lick your fingers and plate clean.
Jalan Mertanadi No.62, Kerobokan Kelod
Tel: +62 361 8476783
Daily: 11am – 10pm
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PARTY ALL NIGHT LONG AT SEA VU PLAY
9pm: The night is still young and it is time to party at Sea Vu Play! This colourful nautical themed restaurant and bar boasts a large collection of alcohol drinks and finger food for you to munch on.
Jalan Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod
Kuta Utara, Kerobokan Kelod
Tel: +62 361 4736579
Daily: 11am – 1am
DAY THREE IN SEMINYAK
SISTERFIELDS CAFE—THE IT CAFE IN SEMINYAK
7am: Of salads, eggs, burgers, coffee and green juices, Sisterfields Cafe is the it place to be at for breakfast when in Seminyak, Bali.
Jalan. Kayu Cendana
No.7 Seminyak, Kerobokan Bali
(Near Seminyak Square)
Tel: +62 361 9050507
Daily: 7am – 5pm
SHOP FOR LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS AND HOMEWARES AT KIM SOO
9am: A gorgeous lifestyle and retail space, what attracts the great throngs of visitors to Kim Soo is the remarkable range of homewares sourced across the Indonesian Archipelago and works of art that are manufactured by the brand itself.
Jl Kayu Aya 21,
Tel: +62 822 4713 0122
Daily: 9am – 10pm
GET YOUR MORNING CUPPA AT THE KOOP ROASTER
10am: The Koop Roaster & Cafe is a place that will instantly remind you of home. Do not be shy to spend on their speciality coffee and baked items such as Carrot Cake and Banana Bread.
Jl. Drupadi No. 66
LUNCH AT MAMA SAN—ONE OF THE HOTTEST TABLES IN BALI
12pm: Opened by Chef Will Meyrick—who is also behind the famous Sarong Restaurant at Petitenget—MAMA San is an uber-trendy restaurant which serves Asian-inspired dishes. It is one of the most hyped about restaurants in Bali, and rightfully so.
It reinterprets and serves polished and modern Asian street food in an upmarket environment. Not an easy feat, that is for sure.
Jl. Raya Kerobokan No.135
Tel: +62 813 3942 3033
Daily: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
NOOK SERVES THE BEST NASI CAMPUR WITH A VIEW OVERLOOKING PADDY FIELDS
3pm: Tucked away from bustling Seminyak, NOOK is a lovely eatery overlooking green paddy fields. Besides taking pictures of the fields, you have to try their Nasi Campur Special (RP49,000/ S$4.90) and Ayam Betutu (RP55,000/ S$5.50).
Jalan Umalas 1, Gg Nook Nr. 1
Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Tel: +62 0361 8475 625
Daily: 8am – 11pm
SUNSET COCKTAIL AT WOO BAR
5pm: Woo Bar at W Retreat & Spa is one of Bali’s most vibrant and upbeat Seminyak night clubs destinations—undoubtedly the place to see and be seen. It is also our favourite spot to enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset in Bali.
Jalan Petitenget – Seminyak, Kerobokan Kelod
Tel: +62 361 4738106
Daily: 10am – 1am
END OFF WITH A BANG AT EATWELL
7pm: Serving a range of quality Australian steaks, pork dishes and burgers from RP100,000, EatWell is an eatery for meat lovers only. Its no-frills concept focusing on affordable, yet delicious food adheres strictly to the restaurant’s slogan—to live well is to EatWell (eat well).
Jl. Raya Basangkasa
No.36, Seminyak, Kuta
80361 Bali, Indonesia
If you need more recommendations, read our Bali food and travel guides which feature the best places to go to.