Kuta is by far Bali’s most renowned beach resort that has more restaurants than anywhere on the island. First up, visitors should check out the main beach road of Jalan Pantai Kuta, lined with prominent international franchise restaurants, popular bars, cafes and locals warungs. For something more refined, Jalan Kartika Plaza is home to some of the island’s best Balinese restaurants. Kuta is profuse with dining choices, certainly enough for every meal to be a new experience; nevertheless, there are several venues that we have singled out here to help you decide between only the best.
Our Top 10 Kuta Restaurants list features the most famous dining spots in this world-famous beach resort – whether you have a penchant for exceptional beachside dining or menus and flavours so unique that you won’t find elsewhere, Kuta offers an eclectic mix to experience. Here are our top selections.
Ma Joly Restaurant & Lounge is located at the serene beachside of the Sandi Phala Boutique Resort (formerly the Kupu Kupu Barong Beach Resort) in Tuban, on Kuta’s southern border. The restaurant comprises several different dining settings, from a long table shaded by a leafy arbour to a main fine dining area under a thatched roof and open beam ceilings. There is also a special romantic tent on the sand for romantic sunset dinners. The magnificent backdrop of the Indian Ocean and south Kuta’s rolling surf makes Ma Joly an exclusive destination for diners. Ma Joly serves tasty European and continental dishes, and offers a great selection for afternoon teas. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 07:00 - 23:00
- Location: Sandi Phala Resort, Jalan Wana Segara, Tuban
- Tel: +62 (0)361 753 780
Meaning ‘bright red’ in Italian, Rosso Vivo offers a classic menu of soups, pastas and homemade pizzas together with a broad selection of cocktails, mocktails, and a sizeable wine collection. You’ll easily catch sight of Rosso Vivo as you stroll halfway down Jalan Pantai Kuta’s footpath, with its striking red parasols and sofas on a slightly raised terrace. A great escape from the midday heat of the Kuta seaside, Rosso Vivo features a comfortable, cosy and romantic interior that combines minimalist Balinese and European designs. The main dining room is airy with full floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the busy beach road. Zigzagged neon lamps and ambient garden lighting around the sun loungers make a cosy atmosphere after sunset. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 07:00 – 02:00
- Location: Kuta Seaview Bali, Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta
- Tel: +62(0)361 751 961
Feast, at the newly opened Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, lives up to its name by presenting grand buffets in a contemporary setting. Its spacious interior has an open design to ease the flow of diners moving from their tables and past the row of food stations displaying assortments from starters to dessert. If you want to sit alfresco, there is a wide patio with views of Kuta’s sunsets and Jalan Pantai Kuta. Located street side of the Sheraton, with its outdoor patio adjoining Kuta Beachwalk, the restaurant is an eye-catcher. Magenta lighting glows throughout its interiors and seating, and each station has a specialty cook on standby that also takes cook-to-order requests. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 06:30 - 16:00
- Location: Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta
- Tel: +62 (0)361 864 5555
Made’s Warung is a renowned restaurant in Kuta, and is one of the long-running establishments that have witnessed Kuta’s rise to fame as a premier tourism destination. Owners Peter and Made opened their humble ‘warung’ (local street-side stall) in 1969 and since then it developed into the sociable eating and meeting venue for locals, expats and visitors from around the globe. It has grown from traditional roadside roots into the cosmopolitan restaurant it is now, serving a wide variety of food including Indonesian, Japanese and Western dishes. Their other branch in Seminyak – opened later in 1996, featuring a similar menu but boasting a larger and more comfortable space. The menu features speciality delights such as Bali’s famous babi guling roast pig and betutu chicken.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 to 24:00
- Location: Banjar Pande Mas, Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta
- Tel: +62 (0)361 755 297
Papa’s Limoncello Bali Ristorante
Papa’s Limoncello is a family Italian restaurant located at the front of Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort, which is easily found at the near end of the main Jalan Pantai Kuta beach road. Home to the famous ‘volcano pizza’, a wide variety of other special wood-fired pizzas and meaty lasagnes, Papa’s tradition includes the option to experience making your own pizza, mixing your own favourite toppings assisted by the helpful and friendly kitchen staff. Live jam sessions are featured throughout the week, creating a laidback alfresco dining scene overlooking the beach drive. A great spot to escape to from the heat of the beach, Papa’s is also ideal for families looking for some tasty and authentic Italian treats.
- Opening Hours: 08:00 to 24:00
- Location: Jalan Pantai Kuta
- Tel: +62 (0)361 755 055
Ketupat, named after the traditional Indonesian rice packet dish, offers an authentic Indonesian dining experience on Jalan Dewi Sri, bordering between Kuta and Legian. The restaurant features traditional Javanese architecture with carved wooden Javanese houses, and also offers complete facilities for families comprising a swimming pool, kids’ playgrounds and Wi-Fi connectivity. Ketupat serves a kaleidoscope of Indonesian flavours, covering cuisine from most of the regions in the archipelago. There is also a rijstaffel option which lets you experience the famous rice table feast of Indonesia through a number of dishes, including sides and desserts. Cosy cabanas offer intimate settings, and you can also opt for private traditional houses or at the poolside.
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 24:00
- Location: Jalan Dewi Sri, Kuta
- Tel: +62 (0)361 758 969
This prominent dining and entertainment venue opened in 1993 at the front of the Hard Rock Hotel Bali. Just across from Kuta Beach, the cafe serves American dishes off its rock n’ roll inspired menu and a wide selection of beverages and desserts. The venue features a main dining area upstairs which is open for lunch and dinner, while the lower stage area and bar sets the atmosphere for guests who wish to dine with a ‘rock n’ roll ambiance. Hard Rock Cafe Bali’s specialties include tasty appetizers, such as its Jumbo Combo for a sampling of the cafe’s ‘greatest hits’ that is big enough to share, with spring rolls, hickory-smoked chicken wings, onion rings, potato skins and Tupelo chicken tenders; served with four different sauces. Don’t forget their legendary burgers! Its kitchen closes at midnight. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:30 – 01:00
- Location: Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta
- Tel: +62 (0)361 755 661
With a name meaning ‘gateway’ in Balinese, Kori was established in 1998 by the figures behind the island-based Uluwatu handmade lace brand, and serves a wide range of international and Asian cuisine in its leafy and cosy garden settings. Well shaded cabanas adjacent ponds and flowering hedges create great intimate spaces to enjoy along with the exciting menu on offer. Best-selling selections include hot stone meat and seafood comprising its giant hanging seafood grill, Singapore chilli crab and Chefs Jaya’s satay and spicy fried duck, which all offer ‘gateways’ into the rich and spicy Indonesian flavours. The various setups make it a great place to eat for couples or as a group. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 - 23:00
- Location: Poppies Lane II, Legian
- Tel: +62 361 758605
Golden Lotus at Bali Dynasty
Golden Lotus is widely considered as the best Chinese restaurant on the island. Open for lunch and dinner and with a special Hong Kong style dim sum Sunday buffet, Golden Lotus forms a significant dining outlet in the Bali Dynasty Resort – a family-oriented resort on Kuta’s south. The restaurant specialises in Szechuan and Cantonese style cuisine, which can be enjoyed in a brilliant Oriental interior and elegant dining room with exotic black wood tables. Long-time favourites comprise the legendary Peking duck and the Shanghai sesame chicken. Also, lookout for their Hainanese chicken rice promotions at very special prices, great to be shared by a company of four; or the dip and dine promos that enable the whole family with kids to enjoy a swim in Bali Dynasty’s fun pool before dining.
- Opening Hours: 11:30 – 02:00
- Location: Bali Dynasty Resort, Jalan Kartika Plaza, Tuban
- Tel: +62 (0)361 752 403
If you’re feeling peckish for some Japanese cuisine – sushi in particular – head down to Sushi Tei on Kuta’s Sunset Road. Part of the large Singapore-based international franchise, the restaurant presents a wide range of Japanese cuisine from sashimi to teppanyaki. Inside the large restaurant are choices of 8 VIP rooms for dining, meetings and private gatherings, a hall with 150 seats, and a garden setting with 50 seats. The menu also features a wide selection for those not in the mood for seafood. The atmosphere is enjoyable and live performances augment the dining experience with jazzy and easy listening tunes. The sushi is served on a rotating belt, but the best experience is going through and selecting from the menu. The spot does get a little busy during dinner time, but is indeed a great place to briefly escape the traffic scene of Sunset Road and for a wholesome Japanese meal before heading down to the airport.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 - 23:00
- Location: Jalan Sunset Road 99, Kuta
- Tel: +62 (0)361 780 774 4