Nothing is more exciting than exploring a new country for the first time. And discovering local food is one of the most memorable parts of the whole trip: new smells, beautiful colours and flavours make the experience unforgettable. Seminyak has an amazing dining scene and it’s still pretty easy to score affordable meals (below IDR 100,000), especially if you know where to look! Here’s our pick of the best places to eat on a budget in Seminyak.
1. Warung Murah
Murah means cheap in Indonesian, so you won’t have to worry about taking out a new mortgage to eat here! Warung Murah serves MSG-free Indonesian and Chinese dishes at great prices. You’ll also find the locals favourite option, Nasi Campur, with a choice of white, yellow and red rice. Simply take a look at the different dishes on display and point out what you fancy.
Address: Jalan Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm
Price range: start from Rp. 10.000
2) Warung Kolega
Warung Kolega is a favourite lunch haunt of a growing number of Westerners and locals alike. Popular for its Nasi Campur, Warung Kolega offers a choice of white, yellow or brown rice and all the food in the server is labelled in English, so you’ll know what you’re pointing at!
3. Warung Taman Bambu
About 100 metres down Jalan Plawa, Warung Taman Bambu offers a range of Balinese favorites including fried tempeh, nasi campur, spicy fish sate, and hearty (and spicy!) meat stews.
Just like the local warungs, the meals at KZU are presented buffet-style “point-to-order” with a large choice of Japanese and Western dishes, as well as vegan and vegetarian dishes, plus a wide array of healthy salads. It’s not surprising that the place is always packed with tourists and expats.
Address: Jl. Sunset Road No. 151, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Opening hours: 11 am – 10 pm
Price range: start from Rp. 35.000
5) Taco Casa
If you’re in need of some comfort food, then head to Taco Casa. You’ll find all the Mexican staples here: tacos, quesadillas, nachos, enchiladas, fajitas and burritos. The tortillas and taco shells are made from scratch and the salsas are homemade and contain no preservatives or MSG. And while you’re here, you can pair your food with a margaritas, mojito or sangria!
6) Warung Bunana
You are probably going to be licking your fingers after a meal at Bunana – well, you are going to eating with your hands anyway, so you can do this without being too rude 🙂 It is actually a compliment anyway! Warung Bunana serves authentic Malaysian-style Indian food with delicious roti canai to dip into your curries. An iced or hot Teh Tarik on the side and this meal are just perfect. It is also ridiculously cheap, a favorite among locals and a paradise for travelers on a budget. The kitchen is open so you can see the skillful chef cooks of Warung Bunana do the hard work. It is always busy so you might have to wait a bit if you go during peak hours but no worries, your efforts will be rewarded with delicious food!
7. Warung Souvlaki
Surround yourself in a perfectly cozy Greek ambience at Warung Souvlaki on Double Six Road in Seminyak. This charming little eating place stands out from the crowd with its typical Greek music, paintings of Santorini and colorful lights. It is always busy and no wonder; Warung Souvlaki is owned by a Greek couple and so the food is authentic, delicious and cheap. What more could you wish more? Munch on traditional Greek delights such as Mousaka, Souvlaki, Greek Salad and more and have it with a glass of wine, of course, to make this Mediterranean evening in Bali complete.
8) Warung Eny’s
If you are up for some traditional Balinese food in a local eating stall, Warung Eny’s makes a perfectly good and affordable choice! Ibu Eny and Pak Wayan cook the most delicious traditional Balinese dishes with fresh ingredients from the morning market. Surprisingly, this warung is located right on Jalan Petitenget in the hottest, most happening area of Seminyak so you can stroll down there in minutes from your private villa. Ibu Eny also organizes cooking classes for you to learn the secrets of Balinese home-cooking. Ask her about the possibilities when you are there.
9) Fat Tony
OK, this one is not exactly in Seminyak, it is located in Legian, just a mini drive from central Seminyak but if you like burgers, you are on a budget and you don’t want to end up at McDonald’s, you should definitely have tried the homemade burgers at Fat Tony. The location is a bit hidden, the reviews are great, the service is super friendly and the burgers are made freshly on the spot and they are super cheap, too. Come and have a bite!
10) Layali (permanently closed)
Not the cheapest restaurant of all the budget options around, but certainly one of the most exotic ones. Layali Bali is an authentic Lebanese restaurant where you can feast on hummus with flat bread, samosas, falafel and grilled chicken with a pot of hot Morrocan tea on the side. This exotic find in Seminyak features cozy sitting corners where you can get comfortable on the comfy plush floor cushions and pillows, surrounded by colorful middle eastern curtains. After dinner, why not share a traditional Lebanese water pipe with some sweet treats on the side. Layali certainly has allures and an enchanting one-thousand-and-one-nights ambience. I personally love the mezze platters and think they are great value for money.
11. Tamade Cafeteria
This little family-run restaurant is the place to be for simple, affordable, good authentic Indonesian-Chinese food. Located in the center of Seminyak, praised with good reviews, Tamade Cafetaria surely is a place to check out before you leave the island. The service is friendly, the flavors are rich and even simple dishes like nasi and mie goreng are said to taste amazingly good. I’ll definitely be going here soon to get a taste of their handmade noodles! Oh, did we mention that they got some awesome wall-paintings to be admired inside as well?
Address: Jl. Raya Basangkasa No.15, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Opening hours: Wednesday to Monday 10 am – 3:30 pm & 6 pm – 9 pm
Price range: start from Rp. 42.000
12. Xich Lo
A bit out the center of Seminyak, hidden away in the rice paddies of Kerobokan, sits this charming little warung, serving up authentic and delicious Vietnamese food. From hot steaming noodle soup – the traditional Pho, to fresh spring rolls, Banh Mi baguettes, and Vietnamese salads. Even though this warung is not exactly located in Seminyak, it is one of my personal favorites and it is well-worth the effort! Go for lunch or for dinner just before the sun sets so that you can enjoy the enchanting view of rice paddies while sipping some local pandan tea or a fresh young coconut, awaiting the mouthwatering food. You will not be disappointed!
13. Warung Italia
We all come to it at some point during our holiday – the craving for Italian food. A good and budget option to get your Italian fix is at Warung Italia, located in the center of Seminyak. Pizzas served in regular or huge family sizes, freshly made pasta’s and delightful desserts such as tiramisu and panna cotta await. A grand Italian feast, indeed!
Address: Jl. Kunti I No.2, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: (0361) 737437
Opening hours: 9 am – 12 am
Price range: Start from Rp. 40.000
14. Cabe Rawit
Traditional Indonesian dishes at affordable prices in a restaurant setting is what you will get at Cabe Rawit, tucked away on Jalan Kunti just off of Seminyak’s main street. Cabe Rawit serves specialties from several places in West Java such as Bandung, Jakarta, and Bogor. A great restaurant to get a taste of the authentic Indonesian Cuisine. They got a kids’ menu as well for the little bellies and traditional desserts such as black rice pudding, fried bananas and Es Campur.
15. Warung Kopi
Another great little local warung of buzzing Seminyak is Warung Kopi, located across the Bintang Supermarket. A great place to get a plate of nasi campur (rice with a selection of local dishes) or a bowl of home made Soto Ayam, the much-loved Indonesian chicken soup. For less than US$ 2,- you have your belly filled up with nice authentic Indonesian food. Go try it out.
Address: Jl. Raya Seminyak No.22, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Price range: start from Rp. 10.000
16. Makao Bali
Ahh, mouth watering Asian Fusion food is sometimes just what you need! Their menu takes you on a journey across Asia, from Vietnam to China, to The Philippines and all the way to India. Makao’s specialty includes several dishes with duck, in fact, they have one entire page dedicated to duck dishes including Beijing roasted Peking Duck. What a feast!
17. Seminyak Night Market
No better place to find the real traditional food than on local night markets. Seminyak has got one of those, too, and it is located on Jalan Nakula in Seminyak. When the sun is down and the stars come out, this market will start to come alive. A great place to get a real local nasi or mie goreng (fried rice & noodles), fresh pisang goreng (fried bananas) and more. It is a good way to experience the authentic local life, too and the food is very cheap.
Nakula Night Market
Address: Jl. Nakula, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Opening hours: 5 pm – 10 pm
Price range: start from Rp. 10.000
For Japanse haute-cuisine at affordable prices head to Ryoshi on Seminyak’s main street. On top of delicious food, GMO-free, this restaurant features amazing live Jazz bands on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. You can get a sushi set with sashimi and the whole shebang from as little as Rp. 69.000. If you want to come here for a great night of Japanese food and Jazz music, be sure to make a reservation beforehand as it is mostly fully booked. Live music starts at 9.30 pm.
19. Babi Guling Pak Malen
This is thé place to be for original Balinese suckling pig, better known among the locals as Babi Guling. There is just one dish, making your life a little easier. Pak Malen is a popular place, so prepare to wait in line a bit. Your plate will filled up with nasi putih (white rice), chili and different parts of the roasted pig such as pork meat, crunchy pork skin and pork sate. It is a simple place but the food surely is authentic Balinese and busy with locals.
Babi Guling Pak Malen
Address: Jl. Sunset Road No.554, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Opening hours: 8.30 am – 6.30 pm
Price range: Rp. 40.000
20. Warung Bambuku
This is a charming and colourful little local warung on Jalan Kerobokan, bordering the center of Seminyak. A great place to score some more Indonesian food, fresh, tasty and healthy. They make great juices, too! Do note that Warung Bambuku is only open for breakfast and lunch, closing at 3 pm in the afternoon.
Address: Jl. Raya Kerobokan No.120, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: (0659) 35351589
Opening hours:7 am – 3 pm
Price range:start from Rp. 45.000
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