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With so many upscale restaurants, local eateries and mid-range European-style cafes, it’s easy to get lost in Seminyak’s cosmopolitan dining scene, especially if you are travelling for the first time. Usually featuring simple décor with wooden tables and long benches, aka family-style tables, there are hundreds of great local eateries ‘warungs’, so we’ve narrowed down the list to a dozen of tasty (and safe) spots to savour the authentic Balinese food.

1. Naughty Nuri’s Warung Seminyak

One of the first franchise-style warungs with a beautiful love story behind, Naughty Nuri’s Warung after the great success in Ubud has opened its awesome locale in Seminyak offering some of the best pork ribs on the island. Many celebrities have already tried their mouth-watering dishes, sumptuous BBQ sets and delicious Naughty Nuri’s Martinis including Anthony Bourdain, Donna Karan, Julia Roberts and Elizabeth Gilbert – the author of ‘Eat, Pray, Love’, who was a regular guest in Ubud’s restaurants while living and working in Bali.

Opening Hours: 11AM-10PM
Address: Jalan Mertanadi No. 62, Kerobokan, Seminyak
Tel: +62 3618476783

Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia | Naughty Nuri's Warung Ribs

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2. Made’s Warung Seminyak

From the simple roadside eatery popular among locals and expats established in 1969, Made’s Warung has recently evolved into one of the most sought-after restaurants with delightful dishes, colourful performances and incredible home-made desserts. The menu includes distinct dishes from Balinese, Japanese, Chinese and European cuisines. Must-try tuna salad and mouth-watering ceviche.

Opening Hours: 10AM-12AM
Address: Jl. Raya Seminyak, Seminyak
Tel: +62 361732130

Seminyak, Bali | Made's Warung

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3. Warung Mina Seminyak

Warung Mina Seminyak is an authentic Balinese restaurant with simple wooden tables, spacious open-sided layout and ubiquitous Balinese charm. The locale serves amazing Indonesian food slightly moderated for Western tastes. Menu highlights include sweet, sour sauced prawns and fried or grilled gourami. Be sure to add traditional Balinese sauces.

Opening Hours: 9AM-11PM
Address: Jalan Kayu Jati 19, Seminyak
Tel: +62 3614740031

seminyak, bali, indonesia | warung mina

4. Warung D’Sawah

Warung D’Sawah strikes spectacular views of cascading rice fields and gorgeous natural setting offering an alfresco dining experience in traditional bamboo thatch pavilions scattered around vast lawns in Kerobokan. Try restaurant’s speciality – crispy duck slowly cooked on the open fire and served with eggs, satay and vegetable salad – yum!

Opening Hours: 8AM-11PM
Address: Jalan Raya Kerobokan Kelod 17, Kerobokan
Tel: +62 361731196

Seminyak, Bali | Warung D'Sawah

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5. Nook

Simple and unpretentious, Nook’s casual design with rustic whitewashed tables and matching benches and arm-chairs are beautifully blended in the spectacular setting opening to the emerald green paddies flanking the quiet Jalan Umalas Street. Specialised in Balinese and Indonesian dishes, the eatery serves fabulous Soto Ayam, nasi goreng and Nasi Campur and their extensive list of smoothies and fruit bowls will surprise any foodie.

Opening Hours: 8AM-11PM
Address: Jalan Umalas 1, Gang Nook No. 1, Kerobokan
Tel: +62 3618475625

Seminyak, Umalas, Bali | Nook Cafe Restaurant

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6. Ithaka Warung

In Ithaka Warung you won’t need to repeat ‘tidak pedas’ – no spicy – for a couple of times, as their slightly Westernised local dishes are already good to eat. Portion sizes are a bit smaller than elsewhere in Balinese eateries but really affordable, so you could try more dishes and spend equivalent to other venues.

Opening Hours: 7AM-11PM
Address: Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No. 96A, Canggu
Tel: +62 81239325317

Seminyak, Bali | Ithaka Warung

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7. Warung Ocha

Warung Ocha is a typical Balinese-style eatery with food being displayed in a glass vitrine, so you could either order from the extensive menu or simply indicate. Serving a vast variety of Indonesian food as well as Western specialities, the eatery is always busy. No worries though, you will always find a seat.

Opening Hours: 7AM-11PM
Address: Jl. Raya Seminyak, Seminyak
Tel: +62 361736222

Seminyak, Bali | Warung Ocha Noodles chicken satay or Sate Ayam

8. Warung Jerami

Warung Jerami stands out with cool décor and vibrant feel offering delicacies from around the world. The restaurant also houses a modern bar where you could have a cocktail or three before heading out. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Warung Jeremi is a beautiful locale offering authentic Balinese food in a stylish setting.

Opening Hours: 7AM-11PM
Address: Jl. Kunti I, No. 9, Seminyak
Tel: +62 3618475970

Seminyak, Bali | Warung Jeremi

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9. Warung Cahaya

Warung Cahaya is a small and cosy local warung with very simple interior located on the border of Legian and Seminyak. The locale serves amazing crispy pork with sambal matah spicy or if you are looking for something less hot, try their Nasi Campur.

Opening Hours: 8.30AM-7PM
Address: Jl. Dewi Ratih No.1, Legian
Tel: +62 85205830136

Seminyak, Bali | Warung Cahaya Nasi Goreng

10. Warung Kolega

Warung Kolega is a typical point-to-order-style warung with a wide variety of Balinese dishes daily. Casual, open-sided layout cooled off with ceiling fans seem to work well in tropics. As for dishes, you can’t go wrong with crispy Tempe with spicy sambal sauce, or Nasi Campur served with white, yellow or brown rice at your choice.

Opening Hours: 9AM-8PM
Address: Jl. Petitenget 98A, Seminyak
Tel: +62 0361732480

Seminyak, Bali | Warung kolega

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11. Warung Eny’s

Warung Eny is a must-visit when holidaying in Bali. Home to the Love Cooking School located in Kerobokan, the restaurant serves fresh and organic food cooked by Eny and Wayan in front of you. There is a menu, but usually, you will dine on seasonal vegetables, and seafood caught this morning and carefully selected by Wayan.

Opening Hours: 8AM-22PM
Address: Jalan Petitenget 97, Kerobokan
Tel: +62 03614736892

Seminyak, Bali | Warung Eny's

12. Babi Guling Pak Malen

Meat lovers are blessed with the most authentic and rustic eatery on the Sunset Road in Seminyak. There is only one dish on the menu – a succulent Babi Guling or spit-roast pork – making your life a little bit easier. The eatery usually gets crowned at lunchtime and dinner, though, you will never need to wait for too long. The serving includes pork meat bits, crispy, crunchy skin, satay and a side dish – steamed rice and vegetable mix salad. The hearty portion will cost you around USD$ 2.

Opening Hours: 8.30AM-7PM
Address: Jalan Sunset Road No.554, Seminyak
Tel: +62 85100452968

Seminyak, Bali | Babi Guling Pak Malen Warung Roasted Pig

Here are our top picks of the affordable, atmospheric Seminyak locales to eat your way through the delicious Balinese cuisine and experience the island culture through all five senses.

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