The Best Restaurants In Ubud

Ubud is fast becoming one of the top foodie destinations in Bali. With all the fabulous food options available in this region, it’s no wonder that Ubud is the go-to choice for travelers in search of a good meal. One of the things that makes Ubud cuisine so appealing to hungry travelers is that, despite being in the heart of Bali, you are not limited to Balinese dishes by any means. While Balinese dishes are, of course, common in Ubud, Western and European cuisine are just as popular and readily available.

Like any other main tourist area in Bali, the restaurants in Ubud can range in prices from low budget to five star menus and the atmospheres vary just as much. It really depends on your mood and your budget. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite from a local Balinese vendor or a Warung (this is the Balinese name for a local restaurant and they are seriously delicious) or somewhere or a world-class sit down meal, you’ll find it in Ubud. Here’s a look at some of the best restaurants in Ubud and a brief overview of what to expect when you go.

Murni’s Warung
Murni’s Warung has been in business since 1975 and began with one table and two chairs. Since that time, Murni’s has expanded its cliff-side location to four open air levels of Balinese huts connected by bridges, nestled among lush tropical river foliage. Despite its small start, Murni’s has become one of the best kept local secrets in Ubud. Murni’s specializes in Balinese food and their most popular dish is the sweet and sour shrimp.

Murni’s Warung
Jalan Raya Campuan
+62 361 975 233
Price Range: $

Naughty Nuri’s Warung and Grill
Naughty Nuri’s Warung and Grill (an Ubud institution) is a street-side open air cafe that serves some of the best BBQ ribs anywhere around. They also sell official Naughty Nuri’s Warung and Grill gear like t-shirts and caps so you can take home a memento of your visit. Naughty Nuri’s Warung and Grill is a cool, laid back kind of place where locals go to relax so you can expect crowds in the evening. Don’t bother making a reservation because they don’t take them so be prepared to share a table and some good convo with the locals!

Naughty Nuri’s Warung and Grill
Jalan Raya Sanggingan
+62 (0)361 977 547
Price Range: $

Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant
One of the favorite local dishes in Ubud is the duck  and that’s exactly what Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant  has built their business around. If you love duck wraps – hit this place! Located in the middle of a lush green rice paddie, Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant is famous for their roast duck dishes. In keeping with that theme, you will see ducks splashing about in the paddies as well as duck statues and décor throughout. On Sundays, Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant  features a classical Legong dance performance that is definitely one you don’t want to miss.

Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant
Jalan Raya Goa Gajah, Br. Tegas Peliatan Ubud
+62 (0)361 975 656
Price Range: $ (dance performance admission extra)

Taco Casa
If you have had all the Balinese food you can stand and are in search of something different, yet familiar – Taco Casa is the answer. It’s your typical taco joint serving all your Mexican favorites – tacos, of course – enchiladas, quesadillas, fajitas and more. All the food at Taco Casa is made from scratch and really hits the spot for weary tourists looking for some local cuisine they can find back home. Taco Casa also has margaritas, too – which go perfect with tacos!

Taco Casa
Jalan Pengosekan (South end of Ubud)
+62 (0)812 2422 2357
Price Range: $

Sage Bali
Sage Bali is an entirely vegan restaurant that features salads, desserts and main dishes that are vegan diet-friendly. They also offer a large selection of juices, smoothies and mocktails as well. We recommend you try the jackfruit tacos – just because. Sage Bali is a  semi-upscale place, but the prices are mid-range so they won’t break your budget. It’s also close to the Ubud Monkey Forest so you can stop by on your way if you are in the vegan mood.

Sage Bali
Jalan Nyuh Bulan
+62 (0)361 976 528
Price Range: $$

Cafe Lotus
The beautiful view provided by Cafe Lotus is second to none in all of Bali. It’s a Balinese style courtyard restaurant built around a gorgeous lotus pond and flowering trees in the center. Beyond the lotus pond is the Pura Saraswati temple, which features a Balinese orchestra and cultural performances each night. For a truly Balinese experience,  you can opt to sit on bamboo mats during dinner and the performances if you wish. Cafe Lotus offers a full menu of select Balinese cuisine, including the popular favorite Tamarind Tuna. Cafe Lotus is popular and can fill up quickly so call ahead for a reservation. Cafe Lotus also has bungalows for rent for tourists wanting a truly immersive Balinese experience.

Cafe Lotus
Jalan Raya Ubud
+62 (0)361 975 660
Price Range: $$

Ubud has so many places to eat and so many great restaurants that you will find that you don’t have enough time to explore all the options. The best you can do is pick a handful and go for it.