The majestic island paradise of Bali is famed around the world for its stunning beaches, beautiful coral reefs and its rugged and mountainous interiors. All manner of attractions await the international traveller to this corner of Indonesia - be they the vibrant bars of Kuta’s coastal town or the resorts of Sanur and Seminyak, among others. Those eager to explore unforgettable man-made sights will surely be mesmerised by the temples of Uluwatu and Ulun Danu Beratan. And, if it’s the natural marvels you crave, then the volcanic slopes of Mount Batur are out there just waiting. But whatever your plans, you’re sure to work up an appetite during your travels. Read on for some of the best halal restaurants in Bali, Indonesia.
1. Raja's Balinese Restaurant
One that is likely to appeal to diners who enjoy a little entertainment alongside their meal, Raja’s Bali doesn’t just place Balinese cuisine on your plate but also entertains customers with an array of pre-dinner drink performances that highlight Balinese culture. Open daily from early afternoon until late at night it also provides an extensive halal menu that will maximise the chances of finding something to tempt your palate. Dishes include everything from curries to grilled marinated chicken and from stir-fried squid to river prawn and rice. There’s even a kid’s menu for the little ones.
Raja's Balinese Restaurant
Address: Main Gate Nusadua no 2, Nusadua Bali – Indonesia
Website: Raja’s Balinese Restaurant
Opening hours: 1pm - 11pm (daily)
2. Ayam Bakar Wong Solo Kuta
Boasting of “best quality” products at “affordable” prices, the chefs at Ayam Bakar Wong Solo in Kuta serve up a mix of Asian and Indonesian halal cuisine. It enjoys a strong reputation amongst diners who have given it high marks for food, value and atmosphere. The grilled chicken is a big hit, as is the “friendly and fast” service and “tasty halal” offerings. And, if you’re planning to visit the nearby Museum to Mads Lange of Bali - a 19th-century Danish trader who was nicknamed King of Bali - then this eatery would make a good stopping point either before or after your trip.
Ayam Bakar Wong Solo Kuta
Address: Jalan Raya Kuta No.87, Kuta, Denpasar, Bali 80361
Website: Ayam Bakar Wong Solo Kuta
Opening hours: 9am - 11pm (daily)
3. Shisha Café
If you crave memorable decor and atmosphere alongside your food then you may wish to check out the Shisha Cafe in Sunset Road at some point during your travels around Bali. Its striking Middle-Eastern inspired decor and multi-coloured roof lamps leave quite an impression on diners, sparking a flurry of striking pictures on social media from customers eager to capture the moment. This stylish Lebanese restaurant is in fact, one of two shisha cafe outlets on Bali (the other being in Legian). It also boasts a spacious outdoor dining area should you wish to eat under the stars. As for the food, its extensive halal menu features everything from rice and wheat dishes to beef and chicken kebabs and from beef moussaka to shawarma.
Address: Jl. Sunset Road no.99, Kuta, Bali 80361
Website: Shisha Café
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10am - 1am; Sat - Sun: 10am - 2am
4. Warung Makan Nikmat
One of the best-reviewed eateries in Kuta, the Warung Makan Nikmat features a range of Asian and Indonesian dishes and also offers vegetarian and vegan-friendly options alongside its halal dishes. This should come in useful if you are part of a larger party with differing culinary tastes and requirements. It is also open from morning to night, maximising the window in which you can pick up some food, and slotting effortlessly around your daily travel plans. Diners are big fans of the flavour, with some even saying that they were “never disappointed” and others praising the “great value”.
Warung Makan Nikmat
Address: Jl. Bakung Sari, Gg. Biduri No.6A, Badung, Kuta, Bali 80361
Website: Warung Makan Nikmat
Opening hours: 8am - 8pm (daily)
5. Halal Ubud Burger
Those craving some fast food or American-style dining may wish to head for this halal-certified burger joint in central Ubud. Word-of-mouth amongst past diners is strong, with several pouring particularly high praise on the quality of the burgers - with one even saying it was “hands down the best” in Bali and another equally fulsome in their praise of the “awesome friendly service”. Those tucking into its low-cost fast food will also have the choice of sitting in or indulging in a little people-watching while enjoying the outdoor seating.
Halal Ubud Burger
Address: Jalan Raya Ubud No.23, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
Website: Halal Ubud Burger
Opening hours: 8am - 10pm (daily)
6. Deliziosa Coffee Pizza & Pasta
Fans of Italian dining seeking a halal diner will likely want to check out this eatery in Kuta, which boasts a range of pizza, pasta and other Mediterranean dishes alongside Asian options. What’s more, you don’t have to be a particular lover of Italian food to enjoy it, for Deliziosa Coffee Pizza & Pasta is one of the highest rated restaurants in the whole of Kuta. It’s also within easy walking distance of the town’s impressive Legian beach, should you prefer to follow-up your dining experience with a leisurely stroll.
Deliziosa Coffee Pizza & Pasta
Address: Jalan Popies II No.46, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361
Website: Deliziosa Coffee Pizza & Pasta
Opening hours: 9am - 12am
7. Bale Udang Mang Engking
Designed to feel like a rural idyll in the midst of Kuta’s bustling streets, Bale Udang features a picturesque wood and reed-roofed building with still water around - indeed a memorable dining location. Running since 2009, the restaurant features a mix of Indonesian dishes that include halal food including a range of seafood options alongside the likes of chicken, beef and vegetarian choices. As well as the main dining space, which is semi-open to the outside world, there are also smaller fully-enclosed dining areas for bigger groups - and air-conditioned too - and even a number of small pergolas sitting over the water for a truly unforgettable setting. What’s more, it’s not the only one on the island, with a sister site at Ubud that may appeal to those based in that town.
Bale Udang Mang Engking
Address: Jln. Nakula No. 88, Sunset Road, Kuta 80361, Bali
Website: Bale Udang Mang Engking
Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)
8. Cafe De' Dapoer
This halal al fresco restaurant serves a mix of mostly Indonesian dishes alongside a number of international options that should ensure that everyone in your group will find something to suit their palate. Indeed, dishes range from Indonesian staples such as deep-fried duck to classic western options like fish and chips. Located in Sanur near Oasis Lagoon Sanur hotel, it is also within walking distance to the beach, and is open from early morning for breakfast and right on through until midnight (with a short 30-minute gap before 11 am) so you’ll be able to enjoy a nice meal at any point in the day.
Cafe De' Dapoer
Address: Oasis Lagoon Sanur, Jl. Danau Tamblingan No. 136 A, Sanur 80228, Bali
Website: Cafe De’ Dapoer
Opening hours: 6.30am - 12am (daily)
9. Warung Omahan Bali Halal Food
Waroeng Omahan features a range of home-cooked Indonesian and Japanese to entice the palette. Its dishes, which are halal, has also won diners over for the size of the portions and the affordable prices. It’s location, in the west of Kuta Selatan, is also close to a number of local hotels, such as the Grand Jimbaran Boutique Hotel and Spa or the [email protected] budget hotel, should you happen to be staying at one and fancy a change of dining experience.
Warung Omahan Bali Halal Food
Address: l. Uluwatu II No. 4 XX, Jimbaran, Kuta Selatan, Jimbaran, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Website: Warung Omahan Bali Halal Food
Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)
10. Nasi Ayam Kedewatan Ibu Mangku - Petitenget Seminyak
Another contender for those staying in, or visiting, Ubud during their trip, the Nasi Ayam Kedewatan Ibu Mangku is a family restaurant that serves a mix of Indonesian and Asian dishes and is halal compliant. A popular option in the town, it has scored highly from past diners for the quality of the food, while value and atmosphere were also well thought of. Indeed, several diners rate it among their favourite in Bali, with the likes of its burgers, and its mixed rice chicken proving especially popular.
Nasi Ayam Kedewatan Ibu Mangku - Petitenget Seminyak
Address: Jl. Teak Wood No. 12, Patitenget, Seminyak, Kuta, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Badung, Bali 80361
Opening hours: 8am - 9pm (daily)
Something for everyone
Those seeking halal dishes during a visit to Bali are truly spoilt for choice. All manner of different food styles are covered and at a myriad of different eateries. So, whether you’re looking for traditional Indonesian cuisine or something with a more international twist, you’ll find the perfect restaurant for you.
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