Where to Eat in Ubud — the Best Restaurants & Cafes [2024]

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Ubud, Bali is paradise for food lovers with almost countless dining options, from authentic warungs to world-class gourmet restaurants and all the little pockets of gourmet bliss in between. Our guide to the best restaurants and cafes in Ubud showcases the unique offerings and culinary treasures of this magical destination. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the best of Bali’s cultural heartland with these unforgettable dining experiences.

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Apéritif: A fine romance

Bringing the roaring twenties to Bali, Apéritif is a beacon for gourmands seeking a memorable fine-dining experience and couples looking for somewhere special to dine in Ubud. On arrival, you’re immediately enveloped by an atmosphere of 1920s-inspired sophistication with the elegant dining room adorned with glittering chandeliers, plush furnishings and candlelight. The restaurant features a delightful fusion of Indonesian flavours and French culinary techniques led by chef Nic Vanderbeeken — complemented by an expansive wine collection curated by head sommelier Jean Benoit. The dining experience goes far beyond a menu, integrating the European tradition of pre-dinner drinks and canapés to transport you into a new era of Bali bliss.

Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomic Bali: A culinary wonderland

Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomic is one of Ubud’s most awarded and iconic dining destinations (and for good reason!). Chefs Chris Salans and Blake Thornley will take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey from Europe to Indonesia, celebrating Bali’s traditional flavours and natural abundance. You may even need a return visit as Mozaic now offers a choice of four dining experiences. The Dining Room serves up their celebrated seasonal menus and wine pairings in a setting that blends lush greenery with climate-controlled comforts. The new Tasting Rooms offer a fantastic casual fine-dining feel while the Chef’s Table is a stand-out interactive experience designed around views of the culinary team in action. Or book the Romantic Gazebo for a private dining experience paired with Champagne and fine wines. If you’re wondering where to eat in Ubud, Mozaic is a must!

Apsara Ubud Bali

Apsara: Perfect for sharing

Apsara offers a modern spin on Indian cuisine by adopting a pan-regional approach to thaalis (traditional Indian platters) for breakfast, brunch, and lunch, complemented by a tapas-style dinner menu. Situated in the heart of downtown Ubud, Apsara invites patrons to indulge in all-day dining experiences ideal for sharing, featuring a focus on whole foods and genuine, wholesome ingredients. This intimate “semi-fine dining” establishment is a hidden gem for lovers of Indian street food.

Best of Ubud: Dining Gems with a Little Something Extra

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Casa Luna

Casa Luna: Sip, sup & stay

With a story spanning over 30 years, Casa Luna is an Ubud institution serving authentic Balinese food, a warm welcome, and much more. Established by Ketut Suardana and Australian-born Janet DeNeefe, the Casa Luna stable includes the Honeymoon Bakery (so good!), cooking classes and market tours, culinary cruises, and an accommodation offering of 40 beautiful rooms set in tropical gardens. If you’re booking Casa Luna restaurant, try a Sunday for their regular Jazz Club session.

RÜSTERS: more than a restaurant

Playing on the Danish expression at ryste sammen (meaning to shake something together), RÜSTERS is a multifaceted venue you don’t want to miss in Ubud. Along with a café, roastery, Danish bakery, pottery studio, concept store and restaurant, there’s a stunning Sunset Bar overlooking Ubud’s lush rice fields. The perfect perch for golden hour! The coffee is excellent, and the dishes are delicious, fusing Asian and European flavours and techniques and designed for sharing. This is the kind of place where you could spend many happy hours eating, drinking, shopping for artisan-made treasures or even making your own with a pottery class.

Donna Ubud: Day to night

Full of style, Donna is the perfect location for a sophisticated lunch or evening out. Donna presents a series of incredible cocktails (a flaming mojito, anyone?) and delicious global tapas in an epic atmosphere. If you’re keen to make the most of it and take things up a notch, check out Donna’s Nightclub on the second floor (open Friday nights).

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Best of Ubud: Great Lunch & Dinner Spots

The Sayan House
The Sayan House

The Sayan House: Japan meets South America (via Bali!)

Come for the views and stay for the food. Situated in Sayan, just outside Ubud, this casual fine dining restaurant boasts breathtaking jungle and Ayung River views. The Sayan House offers a unique fusion of South American and Japanese cuisine prepared by chef Yuki Tagami, who shares his unique flare and global experience in each dish.

Hujan Locale: Gourmet grazing

Hujan Locale is a culinary delight from pioneering chef Will Meyrick (Sarong/Mama San/Honey & Smoke). The restaurant offers a blend of Asian fine dining and wholesome home-cooked food in a relaxed setting. Perfect for couples and groups alike, each grazing-style meal is curated to be shared, guaranteeing an experience full of unforgettable food and genuine connection!

Pasir: A Mediterranean oasis

A Mediterranean retreat in the heart of Ubud, Pasir (meaning ‘sand’ in Indonesian) infuses coastal vibes into the vibrant atmosphere of Jalan Monkey Forest. The restaurant features fresh ingredients and seafood from local farms and a highly sippable drinks list. The vibe is pure coastal chic, perfected with earthy tones and textures, pops of fresh greenery and a serene ambience.

Nusantara Interior

Restaurant Nusantara: A regional celebration

From the team behind Locavore (a pioneer of the Ubud dining scene recently morphed into Locavore NXT), Restaurant Nusantara is a celebration of Indonesian cuisine. Nusantara means archipelago, representing Indonesia’s diversity in countless ways. Authentic and delicious, the dishes celebrate the heart and soul of the country in a contemporary way. Try their set menu for an unforgettable culinary journey.

Bacari: wine & tapas for two

Bacari Ubud is a chic restaurant and wine bar that effortlessly marries the gourmet flavours of its food with the subtle notes of its extensive wine list. Offering a beautiful tapas menu, Bacari features an impressive selection of artisanal cheeses, share plates and drinks thoughtfully designed to create a harmonious wine-dining experience on Ubud’s lively main street.


Dumbo: wood-fired Italian favourites

Good food, good tunes: what more could you want from a great night out in Ubud? Known for serving the best pizza in Ubud, Dumbo is an Italian restaurant serving up some seriously addictive vegan and vegetarian dishes with an emphasis on local, ethical produce. Created by Aussie former DJ Jonathan Russell, the restaurant offers a variety of nibbles, cocktails, wood-fired pizzas and larger plates perfect for sharing amongst some of Ubud’s best vibes!

Copper Restaurant - Ubud, Bali
Copper Kitchen

Copper Kitchen, Bar & Rooftop: rooftop favourite

Iconic rooftop venue Copper Kitchen, Bar & Rooftop offers Indonesian and Western seasonal earth-to-table cuisine, using ingredients from their farm and local areas. Open for a memorable breakfast, lunch and dinner, Copper’s menus include authentic and exotic local flavours served with sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. For a special night out in Ubud, be sure to book their Romantic Rooftop Dinner.

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Portofino: Magic from the Med

Full of Italian charm and modern flair, Portofino is a Mediterranean restaurant bringing a slice of the Italian Riviera to bustling Ubud. The menu is full of well-loved Italian staples like whipped ricotta and mushroom risotto that will bring joy to any time in Ubud.

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Kyoka Japanese Kitchen: Kyoto comes to Ubud

Kyoka Japanese Kitchen is the place for crispy katsu, hot-and-cold noodles, super-fresh sushi rolls and delicious Japanese favourites. Beyond the food, a highlight at Kyoka is the décor (an eclectic mix of contemporary and vintage Japanese textiles, prints, ceramics and antiques) and the exciting cocktail list brimming with unique Japanese-inspired creations.

Muse Cafe & Art: art on a plate

For vibrant, nourishing food and authentic Indian favourites in a relaxed tropical atmosphere, head to Muse Café & Art. The cafe offers vegan and vegetarian options and uses hand-picked organic ingredients from the Muse Luna garden across a menu full of global flavours.

BatuBara: Standout steaks

Wondering where to get a great steak in Ubud? Head to BatuBara, a laid-back and friendly steakhouse with an Argentinian/Med flavour. They serve meats and seafood from the grill with delicious sides and an impressive wine and cocktail menu.


CasCades: Luscious views

CasCades is a unique restaurant perched on a ridge overlooking the beautiful Valley of the Kings. Admire the jaw-dropping scenery while choosing between iconic traditional Balinese dishes and well-loved Western favourites. It is the perfect spot to get a taste of Ubud and the breathtaking tropical valley views for which it’s always remembered.

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Best of Ubud: Healthy Cafes & Restaurants in Ubud

The Seeds of Life - Ubud - Raw Vegan Banana Pancakes
The Seeds of Life

The Seeds of Life: Raw food cafe

A haven for health-nuts, yogis and those looking to nourish mind and body, The Seeds of Life is a raw vegan health food cafe serving delicious, fresh, organic food. They offer a variety of unique raw dishes, healthfu elixirs from the Lolah Taoist Tonic Bar, and Ashtanga Yoga classes.

Alchemy: superfoods, smoothies & sanctuary

Alchemy is a raw vegan eatery and wellness centre known for its holistic dining approach. Serving up raw food goodness with dishes like enormous superfood salads and all-day smoothie bowls, pop in for a bite and a range of holistic services including yoga classes and healing treatments. Alchemy is a sanctuary for Ubud’s wellness community, from locals to tourists.

Kafe Bali

KAFE: A healthy institution

Ready for a cool juice to beat the heat? Nestled in the heart of Ubud, KAFE is sure to become a second home for any health-conscious traveller here. With menus jam-packed with organic and local ingredients, this is an inclusive spot for all dietary preferences and requirements.

Yellow Flower Café: Hello sunshine

A magical experience, Yellow Flower Cafe is a blissful little pocket of sunshine in Penestanan, just outside of Ubud. Climb the stairs to be greeted with stunning jungle views and a charming menu of local healthy food. The unique Cempaka Flower water offered here is recognised as the flower of the Gods and is said to induce states of euphoria!

Mumbai Station: Indian treats

Mumbai Station is a vegetarian Indian café and restaurant downstairs from Shala Devi Yoga. From raw treats to life-giving Indian elixirs and signature curries, Mumbai Station is full of charming little corners where you can cosy up together or settle in with a book.

Moksa Restaurant Ubud - Sampler

Moksa: plant-based delights

The perfect fusion of exotic local and international flavours with a vegetarian and vegan twist, Moksa is known for its unique plant-based creations and feels-like-home atmosphere. Drawing from the café’s own permaculture garden, dishes are prepared with a passion for nature and local produce.

Best Warungs in Ubud

First up, what is a warung in Bali? It’s basically a small shop or cafe that serves homestyle food in a simple setting, usually with very reasonable prices.

Melting Wok Warung

Behind the Ubud markets you’ll find Melting Wok Warung: a charming local spot for … you guessed it…mostly wok food! With its selection of specials and fresh market ingredients, this restaurant boasts a beautiful local meal.

Warung Babi Guling Ibu Oka 3

Warung Babi Guling Ibu Oka 3 is a must-visit for those craving traditional Balinese cuisine. Their signature dish is the Babi Guling, or suckling pig, which is slow-roasted for several hours to achieve that coveted blend of tender meat and crispy skin. Although they don’t have a website, you can read their reviews on Tripadvisor.

Warung Makan Bu Rus

Warung Makan Bu Rus is an authentic Balinese warung that serves delicious local dishes at very reasonable prices. Their menu includes traditional Indonesian dishes like Nasi Campur, Ayam Betutu and Sate Ayam. Again, this local warring doesn’t have a website but does have nearly 1000 reviews on Tripadvisor!

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It’s no secret that Ubud is Bali’s spiritual heartland, beloved for its temples, creative vibe and lush valley vistas. But trust us, it’s also a tropical paradise perfect for food lovers. Whether you’re seeking traditional Balinese flavours, somewhere special for date night, or raw treats with a side of yoga, Ubud has it all.

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