The best restaurants in Jimbaran comprise a selection of fine dining restaurants at numerous five-star hotels dotted around this favourite Bali beach resort area, as well as popular local ‘warungs’ and cafes along its main streets of Jalan Raya Uluwatu and Jalan Bukit Permai. The latter is also the focal point of Jimbaran as one of the most popular dining destinations in Bali, where the longstanding array of local sunset seafood cafes line the scenic ‘Pantai Muaya Jimbaran’.
Here you can experience Bali’s all-time favourite seafood dining experience on the beach, which serves up great barbecues and cold beers that go down particularly well with the dramatic sunsets. For a more refined and upscale luxury dining atmosphere, you don’t need to go too far, as lavish beach clubs and restaurants offering haute cuisine are within walking distance along the sand. Here we have selected the best places to eat in Jimbaran for foodies enjoying their time in and around this picturesque bay.
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Cuca presents great tapas and desserts in a casual dining setting overlooking a gorgeous garden and coconut grove. The restaurant is located in front of the Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate and Spa, and features three distinctive spaces, namely an interactive food bar alongside a long teak counter, a relaxed and intimate dining room, and a chilled out cocktail bar and garden lounge with sea breezes. Chef and restaurateur Kevin Cherkas presents western cuisine using locally sourced ingredients prepared in an open kitchen. Items are reasonable priced, from IDR 30,000, and must-tries include pulled pork and mushroom croquettes, and the special fire-baked seafood rice with marinated prawns, sliced fish, tender octopus, vegetable sofrito and optional addition of soft-shell crab. Cuca also offers cooking or ‘tasting’ classes that provide a great insight into local ingredients and the chef’s techniques. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 - 24:00
- Location: Jalan Yoga Perkanthi, Jimbaran
- Tel: +62 (0)361 708 066
Sundara Bali at the Four Seasons Resort Jimbaran is a refined beach club that combines five-star dining with excellent lounging options, making good use of its hard-to-beat location on the southern end of Jimbaran Bay. A fresh beachfront hotspot by day and a sophisticated dining scene by night, it features a blue infinity pool overlooking the blue waves and comprises a bar and a semi-open dining area for all-day dining. International selections from a semi-open kitchen helmed by Executive Chef Greg Bunt include shared plates of sushi, Wagyu steaks, salads, and wood-fired pizzas, while after sunset innovative and classic dishes such as steak and seafood with wine pairings and cocktails hit the spot. Resident DJs help set the cool and relaxed mood with chill-out music later into the night. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 11:00 - 01:00
- Location: Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay, Jalan Bukit Permai, Jimbaran
- Tel: +62 (0)361 701 010
Rock Bar Bali at Ayana Resort and Spa wins accolades from travel media the world over, partly thanks to its unique setting on a secluded limestone cliff. This premier sunset venue continues to win the hearts of patrons, some who fly to the island just to experience the signature cocktails, exceptional views, and moods set by its resident music director and a regular line-up of world-class international DJs.
The Rock Bar boasts a minimalist design with an open-top platform seamlessly built onto the natural formation. Ambient lighting from around the bar and the shades at sunset, together with traditional fishing boat lanterns that dot the seascape add to the dramatic appeal of the bar. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 16:00 - 01:00
- Location: Ayana Resort and Spa Bali, Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran
- Tel: +62 (0)361 702 222
Bella Cucina at InterContinental Bali Resort offers fine dining with authentic Italian cuisine served in the elegant ambiance of a grand dining pavilion. The restaurant is open for dinner, and also presents a Sunday brunch program with a la carte options. The culinary brigade helmed by Milan-born chef Egidio Latoracca cook up orders from behind a beautifully-designed open kitchen. There are two levels with the upper floor offering more privacy and balcony dining options with cool Jimbaran sea breezes, perfect for candlelit dinners for two. From pastas to risottos and Italian gelati for dessert, the menu offers a rich array of fine Italian dishes, with wine pairings from a fully-stocked cellar which are also available. Must-tries include a cured Norwegian salmon, Black Angus sirloin, and the chef’s personal take on the classic tiramisu. Live vocal entertainment accompanies the elegant dining experience. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:30 - 22:30
- Location: Jalan Uluwatu, Jimbaran
- Tel: +62 (0)361 701 888
Ju-Ma-Na at the Banyan Tree Ungasan pairs fine dining with spectacular views from its lofty 70m-high cliff perch over the Indian Ocean. Sophisticated décor with contemporary art sculptures and rattan chairs adorn its interiors, and large seamless floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows allow great views to accompany the delish French menu with a Japanese twist.
Comprising a main restaurant and bar, Ju-Ma-Na offers a la carte and degustation menus in a romantic setting on two levels. Its spacious wooden deck is also one of the island’s best chill-out spots for those who enjoy ocean breezes under the stars. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tue - Sun, restaurant 18:30 – 22:30, bar 16:00 – midnight
- Location: Banyan Tree Ungasan, Jalan Melasti, Banjar Kelod, Ungasan
- Tel: +62 (0)361 300 7000
The Warung offers the perfect mix of authentic Indonesian cuisine and stellar views of the Indian Ocean. The fine-dining restaurant is located at Alila Villas Uluwatu, a luxury resort with a clifftop location, making the venue ideal for sunset gazing. The food does not pale in comparison with the views. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 - 23:00
- Location: Alila Villas Uluwatu, Jalan Belimbing Sari, Banjar Tambiyak, Pecatu
- Tel: +62 (0)361 848 2166
- Cuisine: Indonesian, Balinese
Chiringuito El Kabron Spanish Restaurant & Cliff Club is a one-of-a-kind chill-out spot in Bali. This beach club and restaurant has one of the best cliff-top sunset locations, providing 180 degrees of Indian Ocean seascape. From the kitchen are traditional Spanish and Mediterranean delights crafted by Executive Chef Marc Torices Guardia, who hails from Barcelona where he led the kitchen of the 3-Michelin Star Restaurant San Pau. The menu presents an array of tapas, brasas and paellas, the latter which are great to share, comprising seafood or meat pan-fried with saffron-infused rice and Spanish ‘sofrito’ sauce. There’s also a wood-fired section for barbeques and grills. An infinity pool serves as a mini-Mediterranean oasis where you can relax and enjoy the breathtaking views. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
- Location: Jalan Pantai Cemongkak, Pecatu
- Tel: +62 (0)361 780 3416
Sundays Beach Club (formerly Finn's Beach Club) is one of Bali’s most favourite beach clubs that enjoys a spectacular setting, namely a private white sand beach with crystal clear and swimmable waves. Also a popular dining destination, it serves a range of Mediterranean cuisine under breezy, thatched-roof shades overlooking the cliff-fringed bay. Access down is a two-minute funicular ride down a limestone crag from the resort. The semi-open kitchen serves a large variety, from light salads to main dishes and hearty pizzas. An all-day menu is available, with hearty pasta favourites complemented by refreshing drinks, from icy granitas to cool juices and blends. Try the Rendang pizza for a unique experience, in between the fun in the waves and the sand. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 09:00 – 21:00
- Location: Jl Pantai Selatan Gau, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan
- Tel: +62 (0)361 8482 111
Kedonganan seafood cafés and restaurants line the coast of the namesake fishing village, serving the day’s catch fresh from the sea, while you can enjoy ocean views with your feet in the sand. The dining destination is only half a kilometre north of the popular Jimbaran Bay, otherwise known as Muaya Beach. Sumptuous grilled seafood feasts, paired with Bali’s dramatic sunsets, is the main draw of the seafood restaurants in Kedonganan. It offers a large variety to choose from, and while most feature a reasonable price range, some venues within the cluster are upmarket with fresh, modern designs and refined settings. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 16:00 – late (after 24:00)
- Location: Jalan Pantai Kedonganan, South Kuta
Jimbaran seafood cafes are a selection of longstanding dining establishments on Jimbaran Bay, which the area owes its fame to. A barbecue and seafood lovers’ haven, especially those who are looking to try out great local flavours, the cluster includes a total of 17 restaurants that each offers a slightly different set of appeals for dining families and couples. One of Bali’s best places to enjoy memorable sunsets with local food, the cluster of cafes mostly open afternoon until late with parasol-shaded wooden tables laid out near the tide’s edge. Some cafes offer slightly gimmicky live entertainment or attractive palm leaf decorations to set themselves from the rest. Flavours and recipes of homemade Balinese sambal chilli dips slightly vary from one café to another. The ikan bakar Jimbaran or ‘grilled snapper à la Jimbaran’ is a must-try. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 15:00 - 23:00
- Location: Jalan Pantai Muaya, Jimbaran
- Tel: +62 (0)361 975 768