Welcoming the Year of the Dragon, restaurants and resorts across the island are getting their Lunar New Year feasts ready. So, if you’re celebrating Chinese New Year in Bali, then you’re in luck!
On Saturday, 10 February 2024 the island will see delicious food, barong sai lion dances and red angpao envelopes and more to celebrate this annual occasion. Here we’ve listed the venues bringing you a way to celebrate Chinese New Year in Bali, listed by area.
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Chinese New Year in Bali
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Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali
Located at Holiday Inn Resort® Baruna Bali on South Kuta, Palms invites guests to celebrate Chinese New Year in Bali with a family-set menu, the ‘Reunion Dinner’, bringing authentic Chinese cuisine to the shores of Kuta, Bali.
Chef Bernard and his culinary team have created a dining experience where families can come together to dine and celebrate as one. This menu includes a special Yee Sang salad, bites, appetiser, main course, and dessert. Dishes include: Chinese Barbeque Beef Salad, Prawn Asparagus Soup for appetizer, Szechuan Beef, Steamed Fish with Sauce by the Chef, Salted Egg Shrimp with Chili Salt, Hoisin Glazed Roast Duck, Hong Kong Fried Noodles, Broccoli Stir-Fry and Baby Kailan with Men-Tsuyu Sauce for the main
course and Read Bean Pudding, and Sweet Azuki Bean Pie for the dessert.
The prosperity Reunion Dinner is priced at IDR 499,000 net per person, available on Saturday, 10 February 2024 from 6pm to 10.30pm. Special discount 50% for kids 6 to 12 years old and free for kids under 6 years old. Reservation required a minimum of one day in advance.
Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach
This Lunar New Year, celebrate a prosperous Year of the Wood Dragon at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach, where the five-star luxury resort presents a special dining experience at Makase restaurant, featuring special delights from a Singaporean hidden gem.
To celebrate Chinese New Year in Bali, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach presents ‘Makase’s Oriental Feast’, a sumptuous buffet spread featuring exclusive dishes from Singaporean F&B star, Timothy Loh. Timothy is well-versed in the scene with his independent pop-up kitchens that explore the local neighbourhood delicacies, including Assam Curry Tuna Tartare, Chilli Crab Bao, Pork Belly Buah Kelauk, and Kaya Toast as some of his favourite creations.
Available on Saturday, 10 February 2024 (6pm to 10pm) the buffet dinner will also showcase a tapestry of thematic food stations, from the iconic Yee Sang ‘Prosperity Toss Salad‘ in the salad station, comforting soup and steamed stations, a savoury Chinese counter, roasted lamb live carving station and Japanese corner to the mouthwatering sweet stations.
The Oriental Feast is priced at IDR 750,000++ per person, inclusive of a welcome drink, water, and soft drinks. The evening will also feature a special Barongsai performance for guests’ entertainment. To find out more on the Oriental Feast at Makase, click here!
Renaissance Bali Nusa Dua Resort
Experience the coming together of traditional flavours and lively celebrations at Renaissance Bali Nusa Dua Resort with their elevated Chinese New Year 2024 festivities. Head over to Lion X, the resort’s contemporary Chinese restaurant focusing on Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine, where New Year celebrations will take place.
From 9 to 11 February 2024, guests can savour an exquisite set menu as well as newly introduced a la carte options, prepared by Chef Alex Kuan. The ‘Fight Like Dragon’ set menu starts off with a premium salmon Yee Shang, the ‘prosperity toss’ salad. This is followed by Braised bird nest, crab meat, tiger prawn, and hipio (fish maw) in golden thick soup.
A harmonious medley of five main courses follows, blending flavours to perfection; Wok-fried tiger prawn with Kam Hiong sauce and sautéed mixed scallion; Steamed live grouper fillet with crispy ginger & garlic in superior soya sauce Hubei style, Authentic Braised 8 Treasure with premium oyster sauce; Braised pork belly with fragrant taro Hakka flavour, and Steamed glutinous rice with Chinese sausage, honey barbecue pork, and pok choy in a clay pot. The set menu concludes with two classic desserts, Double-boiled Tang Yuen with glutinous rice in coconut cream and Steamed golden Nian Gao coach with peanut and coconut.
Lion X offers guests a tempting selection of a la carte options for those who wish to pick and choose from Chef Kuan’s special set menu and more. The expanded menu includes other delicacies like Braised abalone, Wok-fried beef fillet; and Water-boiled white snapper fillet.
The “Fight Like Dragon” set menu is priced at IDR 888,888++ per person. On Chinese New Year’s Eve (9 February) guests will be treated to a spectacular live barong sai, or lion dance, performance.
Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua
The luxurious Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort invites you to celebrate Chinese New Year in Bali with an indulgent feast at their signature Kwee Zeen restaurant.
From 9-10 February 2024, the restaurant will feature a lavish buffet spread of Asian delights and authentic Chinese cuisine. This smorgasbord of choices includes live noodle stations, carvery and quintessential Chinese BBQ, featuring delicacies such as Peking duck, glazed pork ribs, Hong Kong crispy chicken, and suckling pig. Not to be missed are the Hainan chicken station as well as the steamed food sections, which feature the likes of dimsum, wonton, gyoza, and mantau.
The bountiful buffet spread is sure to satisfy guests’ cravings, but room must be kept for dessert! Indulge in the palate-cleansing sweets including Nian Gao (Chinese New Year rice cake), mango pudding, and sweetened black sticky rice with pumpkin cream. To complement your dining experience, Kwee Zeen has also curated an array of special Chinese New Year-themed cocktails.
On Friday and Saturday, bring your family to witness the highlight entertainment, a mesmerising Dragon Parade, while a captivating Barongsai dance will take centre stage on the last day at 7pm.
Chinese New Year dinner at Kwee Zeen starts at 6pm onwards, priced at IDR 449,000++ per person.
Make your way to the serene Sanur neighbourhood and experience Panda Kitchen. Serving a great range of authentic Chinese cuisine, Panda Kitchen serves up an array of hot dishes, dim sum, Szechuan cuisine, Noodles, Cantonese porridge, soups, and so much more.
Experience the warmth and hospitality of the team at Panda Kitchen, where the friendly and attentive staff will ensure you enjoy an unforgettable dining experience. For dim sum aficionados, the dim sum menu offers the likes of Siomay, Xiaolong Bao, Steamed Chicken Feet, Hakau, and more.
Panda Kitchen also features Pork Wonton Soup and Dumplings, Hot Dishes such as Mapo Tofu, Szechuan Fried Green Beans and Stir-Fried Hand Ripped Cabbage, Rice and Noodles including Seafood Fried Rice, Fried Pork Kweitau, and Fried Pork Noodle, as well as Cold Dishes such as Liang Pi, Kou Shui Chicken, and Fu Qi Fei Pan.
Meat and seafood lovers can revel in dishes such as Angsio Pork, Deep Fried Pork Ribs, Szechuan Spicy Poached Beef, Szechuan Spicy Chicken, Douban Fish, Szechuan Spicy Shrimp, Dry Pot Shrimp, Fried Salt and Pepper Fish, and so much more.
From assisting you in choosing the perfect dish to ensuring sure each detail is right, the staff at Panda Kitchen will ensure you feel right at home as you savour the authentic Chinese cuisine offered at the restaurant. This is one of the newer Chinese restaurants in Bali.
Panda Kitchen is open daily from 10AM to 10PM.
+62 813 5346 4225 | balipandakitchen
InterContinental Bali Resort
The iconic InterContinental Bali Resort has prepared not one but two indulgent Lunar Eve buffet dinners at their celebrated dining venues, Taman Gita and KO Restaurant, giving diners amazing dining options in Jimbaran to celebrate Chinese New Year in Bali.
Indulge in an evening of opulence and prosperity as Taman Gita presents an exquisite array of Lunar delicacies that promise a feast for the senses. These include the Eight Treasure Soup, Siu Mie Long Live Noodles, Chinese Roasted Peking Duck, and the Lunar tradition of Yee Sang, Ching Bo Leung, and more.
Enlivening the auspicious celebration, guests will be treated to a captivating Barongsai dance, which symbolises prosperity and good fortune amidst the magical atmosphere, creating an ambience that wonderfully complements the special occasion.
Moreover, the resort’s KO Restaurant welcomes diners to celebrate the Lunar festivities with a taste of Japan. Indulge in flavours of Japanese delights including delicate Sushi or a Teppanyaki set prepared by the masterful Chef Mitsuaki Senoo and KO culinary team.
Toast to Lunar blessings and usher in a year of abundance, prosperity and joy. The special Lunar dinner at Taman Gita is priced at IDR 650,000++ per person, while the dinner at KO is priced at IDR 800,000++ per person.
From 5 to 11 February 2024, AYANA Bali, the island’s biggest integrated resort, is welcoming the Year of the Dragon with a series of events across multiple venues, featuring grand fireworks, traditional dances and special dining experiences.
Throughout AYANA’s special week of celebrating Chinese New Year in Bali celebrations, guests can enjoy a Special Noodle Menu encircled by koi ponds and verdant gardens at To’Ge. At Ah Yat Abalone Seafood Restaurant, a Family-style Lunch and Special Dinner Menu will be available from 8 to 11 February, guests can delight in seasonal delicacies such as Fortune Colourful Glutinous Rice Ball and Buddha Jumps Over the Wall Soup.
On Friday, 9 February 2024, AYANA’s world-famous Rock Bar will host the Dragon’s Roar: Chinese New Year Countdown. Also on 9 February, a Special Buffet Dinner surrounded by terraced lotus ponds will be held at Padi (Priced at IDR 880,000 per adult or IDR 350,000 per child).
The peak of celebrations takes place on Chinese New Year itself, on Saturday, 10 February 2024 with a Barong Dance and Fireworks show that will illuminate RIMBA by AYANA’s spectacular lobby. In the evening, at the resort’s Kampoeng Bali, a Chinese New Year Buffet with traditional Chinese fare will unfold across this dramatic, amphitheatre venue (Priced at IDR 900,000 per adult, IDR 450,000 per child).
AYANA Bali’s ‘Perfect Family Getaway’ offer is available until 31 March 2024 for those looking to stay at this illustrious resort complex. With a minimum of a three-night stay, guests can enjoy benefits such as a 15% discount on room rates including breakfast across all properties within AYANA Bali; daily breakfast for two adults and two children under 9 years old; resort credit worth IDR 300,000 for AYANA Resort, AYANA Segara, and The Villas at AYANA, and IDR 200,000 at RIMBA by AYANA. Find out more here.
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay (TELU)
This Chinese New Year in Bali, celebrate the Year of the Dragon at TELU, the innovative zero-waste cocktail den tucked within the iconic Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay. Deeply rooted in the Balinese philosophy of Tri Hita Karana, the chic rustic cocktail bar has set a new standard since its launch.
Toast to a prosperous year with the special concoction that bar manager Jan Jurecka and the talented mixology team at TELU have created: the Red Dragon (红龙). Available from 10-24 February 2024, this original concoction is infused with Pomelo Gin, Tangerine, Dragonfruit, Rice Wine Essence, Sesame, Lemon, Aquafaba, and Honglong. Imbued with the rich flavours of Chinese New Year traditions and drawing inspiration from classic food and snacks, this auspicious blend comprises eight ingredients, symbolising wealth and prosperity. TELU also has a non-alcoholic alternative to the Red Dragon, which uses TELU’s ground-breaking zero-proof gin.
TELU is open Wednesday to Sunday from 5pm to 12am (last order at 11.30pm).
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Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa
Embrace the spirit of the Lunar New Year with culinary delights at Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa. In honour of the Year of the Dragon, the resort presents “The Dancing Dragon” celebration, featuring three exclusive events that promise to bring prosperity and joy to all guests.
Savour a lavish feast and celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Dragon at Clay Craft Restaurant. Delight your senses with a sumptuous Chinese New Year buffet spread featuring traditional and contemporary Chinese delicacies. Amidst the festive ambience, be enthralled by a captivating Lion Dance performance, a symbol of prosperity and good fortune. Come together with loved ones and embark on a culinary journey filled with auspicious flavours and joyful moments. Priced at 588,000++ per person.
From 7-18 February 2024 indulge in an exclusive afternoon tea experience, ‘Lunar Prosperi-Tea’, featuring a delightful blend of auspicious flavours and elegant treats for this festive. Available from 2pm to 6pm at R Bar. Priced at 288,000++ per person.
Golden Monkey Ubud
Where better to celebrate Chinese New Year in Bali than in an authentic Chinese restaurant! Golden Monkey has been serving Chinese food that Ubud residents always return for and visitors will flock to. Offering both authentic Cantonese fare and Szechuan dishes, there’s a whole range to choose from, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Whether you’re after Chinese barbecue, all-you-can-eat Dim Sum or classic Cantonese, Golden Monkey has it covered.
Their BBQ specialties include everything from Peking Duck (Crispy Duck Skin Wrapped Pancake and Dipping Hoisin Sauce) to the irresistible ‘Siu Yuk’ (Crispy Pork Belly) and Char Siew (Honey Roasted Pork). Other classic choices include Kung Pao Chicken, and Duck and Black Pepper Beef (with an option of tenderloin), to name a few. Their premium seafood offerings are authentic Steamed Cod and grand servings of Singapore Chilli or Black Pepper Crab. You’ll also find Eggplant Clay Pot, Mapo Tofu to classic Chinese fried rice.
Another favourite category of offerings is, of course, their Dim Sum menu, which features nine different selections including Xiao Long Bao, Har Gow, Siu Mai and Chicken Feet. To have alongside these delicacies is a range of sides and vegetables.
Hotel Tugu Bali
Celebrate the Year of the Dragon inside a Kang Xi Period Temple, a historic gem built in 1706 and transported into the cultural haven known as Hotel Tugu Bali, Canggu.
On the evening of Saturday, 10 February 2024, at 7.30pm, lose yourself in the grandeur of a Chinese New Year dinner and watch as this ancient temple awakens with the captivating dance of Chinese lions’ performance, adding a touch of grace to the festivities. Each dish humbly nods to the flavorful traditions of the festival, creating a beautiful blend of tastes that spin tales of prosperity. Featuring the exquisite Yee Sang Imlek Udang Mabok— a Tiochiu-inspired celebration salad boasting slightly seared tuna, beetroot, red radish, pomelo, and crispy shallots in sesame dressing; Longevity Noodles paired with Soy-Glazed Beef & Broccoli, a spread of Peranakan New Year Dim Sum, and other specially crafted delicacies. Priced at IDR 588.000++/pax
The festivities continue into Sunday, 11 February 2024, where a Lunar New Year, family-style brunch awaits inside the majestic dining venue. Good fortune and prosperity is weaved through every dish, bringing in the Year of the Dragon in indulgence and style. Starts at 11am, priced at IDR 388,000++ per person, minimum of 2 pax per booking.