The island’s world-class food and beverage scene continues to grow and innovate, adding to the already fantastic variety of venues in which to eat, drink and enjoy. Brand new venues – be it a late-night speakeasy, the latest fine-dining destination or a comfy new café – are still popping up across Bali and herewith we bring you some of the most notable new kids in town. So, if you’re looking for the best new restaurants in Bali in 2024, or the most intriguing new bar don’t look any further.

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New venues in Bali that opened in June 2024


New casual coal-based woodfire restaurant in Ungasan

Perched on the dramatic clifftops of Uluwatu, a new dining destination has opened: Waatu. Blessed with stunning ocean views, the aptly named Waatu, meaning stone, welcomes culinary connoisseurs to its laidback eatery spearheaded by the illustrious, award-winning Australian Chef, James Viles.

Inspired by local ingredients spanning the Indonesian archipelago, Waatu focuses on the people and their connections, locality, and the freshest ingredients nature has to offer. Waatu combines indigenous cooking methods with thoughtful dining in a rugged yet sophisticated ambience.

At Waatu, fire is at its core, drawing upon the island’s essence and embracing the concept of cooking smarter and utilising regeneratively harvested produce. A unique draw is the restaurant’s method of cooking without gas and electricity, relying entirely on coals to create complex, layered flavours from the ingredients. This primitive cooking method brings Waatu’s conceptual food and beverage offerings to life.

Guests can savour the eclectic menu at Waatu, ranging from mortadella flatbread scorched in the woodfired oven, an indulgent assortment of yakitori, and pork & scallop fried rice to the most delicate greens. All dishes are cooked over coals, using raw materials and hand-picked timbers sourced from around the island.

Waatu’s cocktail menu is a canvas of creativity, boasting imaginatively whimsical concoctions crafted by the revolutionary mind of liquid magician, bartender and host Putu Wirawan. Several highlights include the Baraa, a smoked concoction reflecting the concept; Mega Mendung, a mix of gin Neptunia, dry vermouth, yuzu and ponzu; and Daluman, a cocktail inspired by the traditional Indonesian sweet beverage made up of grass jelly and coconut milk.

Waatu is open daily from 11am to 11.30pm.

+62 811 3830 6286 | |

Manggar Bali

New modern woodfire grill restaurant in Canggu

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Located near the famed Echo Beach, Manggar Bali is a modern woodfire grill restaurant that focuses on local products with Southeast Asian influences. Inspired by rich flavours and sustainable practices, this new dining destination offers a unique combination of Southeast Asian cuisine with contemporary Western influences.

The name ‘Manggar’ means the flower of the coconut tree, which embodies the rich natural resources and tropical climate of the Indonesian archipelago, a heritage integral to the restaurant’s identity. The name also holds significant meaning to owner Lukman Sujianto, who grew up in the Manggar neighbourhood of Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, where the nostalgic charm of his childhood is effortlessly intertwined into the essence of Manggar Bali.

The exquisite menu at Manggar is curated by Chef Wayan Kresna Yasa, a celebrated Balinese chef renowned for his expertise in Southeast Asian flavours and sustainable approaches. With a wealth of experience gained from his training at the Washburne Culinary Institute and stints in Michelin-starred kitchens, Chef Wayan crafts an eclectic menu highlighting local ingredients. His dishes are imbued with the rich, smoky essence of the woodfire grill, presenting clean and meticulous flavours that evoke both nostalgia and curiosity.

Utilising locally sourced ingredients to present authentic and fresh flavours, the menu showcases woodfire-grilled specialties such as the daily catch Grilled Market Fish; Jimbaran grilled king prawn with garlic butter, spicy fruit salsa, and lemon; Creamy Ramen with handmade noodles, miso cream, sweet prawn, dried nori, and cured egg yolk; Crab Croquette with togarashi aioli, spicy squid ink vinaigrette, and curry leaf;  Grilled oyster from Flores with prosecco beurre blanc, pickled shallot, and scallion oil; and the vegan Barley Risotto, served with roasted shimeji mushroom, tempe, herb purée, and chilli oil.

Beyond its outstanding cuisine, the venue boasts a warm and inviting ambience perfect for casual hangouts and special occasions. Featuring an open kitchen where guests can watch Chef Wayan and his team in action, Manggar Bali provides a multisensory experience enriched by the sights and aromas. The layout encourages social interactions, with cosy seating options ideal for intimate dinners or large gatherings. Complementing the dining experience is a well-stocked bar offering an array of local beverages and innovative cocktail concoctions.

Manggar Bali is open daily from 8am to 10pm.

+62 823 4068 7946 | @manggarcanggu


New steakhouse in Seminyak

KU DE TA welcomes the opening of a brand new steakhouse perched on the floor above the iconic beach club space. Enjoying elevated views out to Seminyak Beach, SALTLICK invites diners to indulge in wood-fired steaks, house-hung charcuterie and fabulous wines. 

On one side of the restaurant, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows open the space to vibrant beachfront scenes. Dark wood walls, marble table tops, plush leather booths and the steel open kitchen blend the natural and industrial, resulting in a sophisticated steakhouse feel. A welcoming terrace space allows for al-fresco dining. 

Taking over what used to be the famed Mejekawi restaurant, SALTLICK brings in a new concept that puts meat at its centre. Chef Jeremy Hunt thus channels his South African roots and showcases his expertise with the grill. He utilises a beastly custom-built wood-fired grill, on display for all to see. Of course, the tools are only half the story: the star of the menu is the premium, in-house aged beef, showcased alongside the house-hung charcuterie as guests enter the restaurant.

An impressive selection of cuts is available, including including 31 day age T-bone, New York Strip, Tomahawk and Porterhouse Black Angus (Stockyard, AUS); plus an even wider selection of beef steaks from premium Tenderloin Wagyu F1 to Black Angus Ribeye and Picanha Wagyu Cross,   with a variety of cut-sizes available. A selection of rich sides, sauces and ‘accessories’ complement diners’ chosen meat.

Beyond steaks, the extensive menu also features a range of hearty appetisers like house-hung meats from chorizo to Jamon Iberico; or wood-fired seafood from scallops to line-caught fish. Plus, a tempting dessert menu to cleanse the palate. SALTLICK’s six-page wine menu is just as enticing, featuring an extensive collection of international wines across a range of varieties, available by glass and bottle.

Open daily from 5pm to 12am.

+62 82247972138 | @saltlickbali | 

Chupacabras & Arriba

New South American restaurant and cocktail bar in Ubud

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Renowned for its breathtaking views of misty jungles, flowing rivers, picturesque sunsets, and its ever-growing culinary scene, Sayan welcomes two new dining and drinking destinations: Chupacabras and Arriba. These unique venues are set to elevate the gastronomy and mixology scene by merging diverse flavours and ingredients to present a distinctive multisensory experience.

Perched on the top floor is Arriba, the quintessential cocktail bar where Latin-American spirits become the main highlight of the venue and its creations. Here, guests will get the opportunity to explore a rich tapestry of signature cocktails, where each libation exquisitely fuses locally sourced ingredients found within the archipelago with Latin-American spirits, all concocted with precision and passion to elevate guests’ cocktail experience with a sensory journey that bridges continents.

To complement the signature cocktails, Arriba presents an array of small bites inspired by Latin America’s vibrant street food culture, from the refreshingly zesty ceviche to savoury charcoal-grilled arepas, celebrating its authentic flavours and tradition.

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As the sun sets, step into the enchanting mystique of Chupacabras found on the ground floor. Bedecked with rugged natural stones and flickering fire features that surround the dining area’s interiors, Chupacabras boast a contemporary take on the South American grill experience, enlivened with a hint of Indonesian flavours.

Featuring an open kitchen, guests are treated to a culinary show as the chefs work their craft on the wood-fired grill. The indulgences that await at Chupacabras range from succulent steaks to lamb chops that melt in your mouth, every dish is its own culinary medley of South American and Indonesian flavours, serving guests the finest of two culinary cultures. 

Arriba: WhatsApp | @arriba.bali |
WhatsApp | @chupacabrasbali |

Mamada’s Cafe & Bakery

New café in Uluwatu

Welcoming all into a cosy al-fresco space in Uluwatu, featuring homey furnishings and an open garden space, Mamada’s is the area’s newest sweet spot – literally! Serving up irresistible desserts and baked goods on the daily, this is one café you simply can’t pass up.

This story behind this café is as wholesome as you can imagine, starting off with one Mum with a love for baking, cooking up mouth-water desserts for her two sweet-toothed kids. This is Aida, better known as Mamada, whose delights were always so well-received that she was encouraged to share them with the world! This is a kitchen powered by heartfelt passion and the love for making things that bring joy to her friends and family.

Diners can settle into the breezy café space and see what’s been baking at the display. The range of desserts includes favourites like Apple Crumble Tart, Berry Crumble Tart, Sticky Date Pudding, Cinnamon Rolls, Dolce de Leche Brownie and mini cakes. Plus, a selection of enticing cookies, from Brown Butter Chocolate Chip to Double Chocolate Chip with Seasalt. But that’s not all, you’ll also find some savoury delights (all baked, of course!) that make for a great snack or lunchtime meal, including Chicken Pot Pie, Ham and Cheese Quiche, Jamaican Spinach Patty, to name a few.

Other than food, Mamada’s prides themselves with their coffee selection as well, of course being the ultimate pairing with whatever sweet you’ve ordered up! You can bet that even if you don’t come in hungry, that warm aroma of freshly baked goods will have you ordering something up in no time.

Head to Mamada’s in Uluwatu and meet this passionate baker yourself! And have a browse through the cute merchandise on display at the front of the café as well.

Jalan Labuan Sait No.42, Uluwatu | +62 81128900101 (WA) | @mamadasbali 


New venues in Bali that opened in May 2024

Jade by Todd English

New nightlife-oriented restaurant in Berawa

A suave dining destination opens in Berawa showcasing the culinary prowess of highly-awarded American chef, Todd English. With its unique aesthetic merging both traditional and contemporary elements, Jade by Todd English invites patrons to experience a captivating and innovative menu of East-meets-West delicacies and creations.

Inspired by the Silk Road, the ancient trade routes that connected Asia with the West, Jade by Todd English channels this history through design and the restaurant’s approach to food. The interiors are a great example of this, juxtaposing natural elements like its stone-tiled walls and   traditional hand-carved gebyok door against plush, art deco furnishings that pop with vibrant contemporary colours. The restaurant sprawls from a cosy outdoor lounge deck to a spacious indoor dining area, glistening from its grand copper ceiling and designer hanging lights. Inside, seating options are aplenty, form the central jade-coloured bar, to sink-in lounge chairs, dining tables and even a chef’s table seating. In the evenings, the venue doubles as a night life oriented restaurant for some after-dinner excitement.

When it comes to food, Chef Todd English brings his global expertise. His international experience — from Olives at the Venetian Village, The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi; blueZoo at Walt Disney World’s Dolphin Hotel; and his namesake hotel, The English Hotel in Las Vegas — has landed him five James Beard Awards throughout his career, one of USA’s most respected culinary recognitions.

Staying within theme, Chef Todd English’s command of over global ingredients has allowed him to create recipes that are altogether new, even infusing some American classics into Asian-style dishes. Examples are abundant: ‘Philly Cheesesteak Potstickers’, an American-twist on gyozas with cheese and caramelised onion’; or the trufffle-glazed ‘Matsutake Mushroom Meatballs’, with coconut cream, burrata and soy-tomato fonduta; and a twist on an Indonesian classic, the ‘Beef Tartare Rendang’. Todd English classics and Large Plates follow a similar, innovative direction, including a ‘Caramelised Spring Onion Tart’, using goat’s cheese and sweet soy; to an enticing ‘Peking Duck Bolognaise’ using udon alfredo and a five-spice ragout. The expansive menu spans starters, bar snacks, sushi, salads, sides and of course dessert.

Open Wednesday to Sunday, from 7pm to 2am,

+6281138822225 | @jade.bytoddenglish | 

Ghost Kitchen & Record Bar

New modern bistro in Berawa

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Located a stone’s throw away from Berawa Beach, a produce-driven modern bistro has recently openedGhost Kitchen & Record Bar, a space born out of pure passion and creativity. Designed as a melting pot for like-minded individuals to gather and mingle, Ghost Kitchen merges a restaurant, two exquisite bars, and a bespoke vinyl-focused DJ booth, creating a fresh dining experience in the bustling Canggu.

Stepping into Ghost Kitchen’s first floor, guests will be welcomed by a charming space with an artistic ambience decked with leather booths, a bar, and a dining room that can accommodate up to 40 diners, complemented by a long open kitchen where the custom wood-fired grill acts as its centrepiece.

Ascending the stairs to the second floor, guests will discover an airy vibrant space with room for 30 diners and 20 cocktail connoisseurs. The luminous space features a cocktail bar and a sunset balcony, providing the perfect spot for intimate conversations and hosting private sundown sessions. Adjacent to the first-floor bar, melophiles will find a vinyl haven, showcasing a curated vinyl collection and a DJ booth. This quaint corner is a place to gather and listen to the curated tunes personally selected by Ghost Kitchen’s rotating roster of local selectors.

The new dining destination is Co-Owned by Executive Chef Tim Stapleforth, a New Zealand-born culinary expert with 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry. At Ghost, he will infuse his culinary zest and creativity into every dish, where the European-focused menu utilises locally sourced produce with flicks of charcoal and woodfire.

Guests will experience a casual and interactive dining experience in a cosy environment, paired with exquisite dishes, drinks, and warm hospitality. Here, guests can expect tantalising wood-fired meats, succulent fresh seafood and seasonal dishes. The bar offers meticulously crafted cocktails and beers on tap, alongside a curated collection of wines.

Ghost Kitchen & Record Bar is open daily from 4pm until late.

+62 823 4091 1839 | @ghost_bali


New venues in Bali that opened in April 2024

Waroeng Bernadette

New restaurant in Ubud

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Those in search of authentic Indonesian cuisine with the comforts of a home-cooked meal will be delighted to know that Waroeng Bernadette, a household Indonesian restaurant, has undergone a revival, poised to reignite Ubud’s spirit with its rich and flavourful culinary offerings at its new location.

Originally established in 2012 in Ubud by Ibu Bernadette, the eponymously named Waroeng Bernadette’s humble beginnings sprouted from her deep-rooted family traditions passed down through the generations. The fragrant and flavoursome Beef Rendang every Christmas time has become a staple and symbol of family and community, shared generously with the neighbours.

Its tantalising culinary offerings catapulted Waroeng Bernadette from a modest eatery to a bustling culinary hub, leading to the opening of its second branch in Seminyak. However, the pandemic brought challenges to the Ubud branch resulting in its closure in 2020.

In 2023, a collaboration with Mario Blanco’s family, a loyal customer of Waroeng Bernadette, birthed a new vision, a revival of Ubud’s spirit at the Antonio Blanco Museum area in Penestanan. Waroeng Bernadette Ubud’s new venue is reminiscent of a grandmother’s home, exhibiting Ibu Bernadette’s personal journey, resulting in a timeless and trendy aesthetic.

Diners can expect a union of culture, warmth and culinary passion in the restaurant’s menu, including highlight dishes such as the Perkedel Jagung, Lumpia Goreng, Authentic Beef Rendang, Opor Ayam, Sop Buntut Iga, Rawon, Sate Ayam, Bakso, Nasi Goreng, Gado-Gado, and Dadar Gulung to name a few.

+62 819 9229 9992 | @waroengbernadette

La Casa Mexican

New Tex-Mex restaurant in Legian

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Lovers of Mexican cuisine can indulge in a brand-new Tex-Mex dining destination that recently opened on the famed Double Six Beach in Legian. Found within the beachfront venue of Anantara Vacation Club Legian Bali, La Casa Mexican Bali presents diners with an eclectic selection of authentic Tex-Mex delicacies set amidst the Legian coastline.

Sharing a space with vacation club’s The Coffee Club café, bar and restaurant, La Casa Mexican’s indoor venue offers guests a little taste of Mexico in Bali. The venue boasts a vibrant ambience with its colourful Mexican muralist-inspired walls, and classic elements of Mexican décor with rich shades of red, orange, and yellow, as well as earthy tones of terracotta and sage green, balanced out with patterned black and white flooring to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Open daily from 2pm to 10pm, La Casa Mexican serves up comfort-food staples including tacos, burritos, nachos, tostadas, enchiladas, taquitos, huevos rancheros, quesadillas, fajitas, chimichanga, as well as indulgent Mexican twists on burgers and pizzas, and a variety of tasty gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options to cater to all palates.

A perfect spot to catch Bali’s iconic golden sunsets, the venue also serves a great beverage menu with its range of Mexican-inspired cocktails, including tequila-based concoctions such as Mexican Coffee, Tequila Sunrise, Mexican Madras, Charro Negro, Cinco de Mayo, and Strawberry Margarita.

+62 811 370 3803 | | @lacasamexican.bali


New venues in Bali that opened in March 2024


New Middle Eastern restaurant in Seminyak

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Bringing the fragrant flavours of Turkey to the island, SUMAK Bali opens on Seminyak’s classic eat street, Jalan Kayu Aya. Named after the versatile red spice, sumac, which is so central to Middle Eastern cuisine, SUMAK Bali aims to present an authentic cultural experience in both place and palate.

The restaurant pays homage to the country’s heritage and history through design, featuring elements like traditionally woven carpets and kilim, such as those made by Turkey’s nomadic tribes since the 3rd Century; paintings depict 15th-century court musicians and dancers of the Ottoman Empire era. Walls are painted in the signature clay red, adorned with flowing curtain fixtures, antiquated mirrors and ornate hanging lights iconic of the region.

The scene is set for a fine Turkish culinary experience, and the menu at SUMAK Bali certainly delivers. The in-house prepared delicacies feature original, imported ingredients to ensure absolute authenticity across the many menu options. Start with a wide selection of Mezes, unique dips like Atom, homemade strained yoghurt with fried spicy red peppers; or Cig Kofte, a specialty appetiser from the city of Urfa (Southeastern Anatolia) made of lean minced raw beef, bulgur, kneaded with spices and pepper paste. Everything is prepared fresh daily, including the Turkish bread hot out of the oven. Which leads us to the selection of Pides, Turkish flatbreads, topped with minced meats and ingredients bursting with zest and spice.

For heartier options, SUMAK Bali serves up the all-time favourite Kebab and Doner Kebab, perfectly prepared char-grilled skewers or succulent slices of beef, served with sides of breads or dips or fresh salads. Diners can savour the restaurant’s Specials, including Mixed Grills to share, or authentic ‘Tava’, a diced meat stir fry. Finally, SUMAK presents authentic Turkish desserts, including the ever-indulgent Baklava (made with Anatolian pistachio), and Sutlac, a traditional baked rice pudding. From start to finish, SUMAK presents an immersive Turkish dining experience, rich in flavour and spice!

 +62 811 3098 8989 | @sumakbali

ORIGEN Mexican Restaurant

New Mexican restaurant in Pererenan

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Adding some spice to the increasingly popular Pererenan neighbourhood, ORIGEN serves up authentic Mexican flavours and atmosphere, brought to life by three Mexicans: Founders Alvaro Rosales Machado and Cassandra Escamilla Frutos; and Executive Chef Alejandro Urbina Andrade.

Guests walking into this new restaurant will be transported to the heart of colonial Mexico, with exposed brick walls, traditional furnishings and grand archways really set the scene. Like a true Mexican casa, guests can dine in the open-air Jardine, ascend to the Patio, or take a seat inside the Sala, filled with the aroma of freshly made corn tortillas.

When it comes to food, Chef Alejandro brings his own family’s generations-old recipes and techniques to the table. Guests are greeted with Salsa Fresca and homemade corn chips on arrival. Then can explore regional specialities like: Mole Madre, the national dish of Mexico, combining tender chicken marinated in a blend of spices for a rich, savoury and slightly sweet sauce; Pescado Veracruz, one of the most famous seafood dishes from Veracruz of pan-seared locally caught barramundi layered with an aromatic sauce and salsa ranchera; Ceviche Mexicanouses cured local line-caught fish of the day with traditional pico de gallo; Cochinita Pibil, a traditional Yucatec Mayan slow-roasted sweet and sour pork dish; a range of authentic street-food tacos like the Tacos Pastor and Lechon.

When it comes to drinks, ORIGEN boasts the largest range of Mezcal varieties found in Bali is also available, showcasing 10 different agave species, and guests are invited to work their way through the offering from sweet to savoury while delving into the rich history of mezcal. The cocktail programme includes a mini Margarita menu with varied versions of the OG and a dedicated Spicy Margarita menu inspired by the popular Pica Pica with habanero and jalapeno. The Mezcal Bar is set to open in June.

+62 822 6630 6072 (WA) | @origenbali |

Juggan Sky

New beer garden in Ubud

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Ubud’s social scene welcomes a vibrant new addition catered especially towards those who enjoy ice-cold pints with the opening of Juggan Sky, an eclectic beer garden blessed with exotic sunset panoramas.

Nestled amidst the lush highlands of Ubud, Juggan Sky is poised to be a versatile hotspot for casual social gatherings as well as an exclusive venue to host private events with its eclectic ambience effortlessly combining relaxation and sophistication.

Juggan Sky sets itself apart with its wide-ranging collection of beers available, from local craft brews such as IOI, Canard, Kura Kura, and Island Brewing to international beers, ensuring casual drinkers and beer connoisseurs alike will find something to their liking.

Additionally, the venue also features an innovative cocktail menu concocted by the talented mixologists, including Classic Cocktails such as Negroni and Espresso Martini; Long Drink Cocktails such as Aperol Spritz and G&T Arkamara; Juggan Sky Sunantara specials such as Kintamani Martiin and Sunantara Mule.

When it comes to bites, the talented kitchen team has created a gourmet food menu that pairs perfectly with the beers, including a variety of Sandos and Burgers, Pastas, and bites to share. The venue also offers the Juggan Sky Omakase, a 2 to 4-course beer-paired menu.

The garden’s design elements encapsulate a balance of natural beauty and modern aesthetics, resulting in a lively ambience in a serene setting where guests can relax and cherish the company of friends and family. Whether it’s catching up over drinks, celebrating special occasions, or simply marvelling at magical sunset views, Juggan Sky provides the ideal setting.

Accommodating to private events, Juggan Sky offers bespoke packages that cater to a range of occasions, from intimate gatherings to larger events. With its unique setting, it strives to be a preferred venue for those looking to host exquisite events.

Juggan Sky is open daily from 12pm to 11pm

+62 823 4045 2707 | @juggansky |

Komodo Restaurant & Bar

New Pan-Asian restaurant and bar in Seminyak

Nestled in the heart of Seminyak, Komodo Pan-Asian Restaurant & Bar promises an exquisite dining experience in the vibrant neighbourhood. Prepare to embark on a tantalising journey through the diverse flavours of Pan-Asian cuisine, meticulously curated by Chef Wayan Priana, a seasoned culinary expert with nearly two decades of experience.

Drawing inspiration from his previous stints at Bali’s esteemed dining establishments such as Mamasan and Sarong, Chef Wayan showcases a menu that is a testament to his expertise in Asian gastronomy. Each dish is exquisitely crafted to tantalise guests’ palates with an orchestra of authentic flavours.

Revel in several highlights from the menu, from the enticing Fish Cakes to the savoury Asian Pork Spring Rolls and the delectable Vegetarian Cauliflower Bao, the entrées and small bites beckon with irresistible allure. For the main course and sharing plates, indulge in Chef Wayan’s signature creations such as the succulent Slow Cooked Butter Chicken, the aromatic Indonesian Beef Rendang, and the King Prawn.

No dining experience is complete without a sweet finale, cleanse your palate with Komodo’s fantastic dessert menu. From the timeless classic Crème Brûlée to the indulgent Banana Roti and the heavenly Carrot Cake, each dessert is a celebration of culinary excellence

Complementing the dining fare is Komodo’s collection of signature cocktails, expertly crafted using locally sourced ingredients. Whether you’re a cocktail connoisseur or a casual imbiber, you’re sure to find delight in the bar’s offerings.

Beyond its culinary offerings. Komodo Pan-Asian Restaurant & Bar also serves as a vibrant social hub, where guests can tuck in the warm ambience and chic surroundings while relishing in the scrumptious dishes and signature drinks. Be it a leisurely brunch or a late-night rendezvous, every moment at Komodo is designed to take your dining experience to new heights.

Komodo Pan-Asian Restaurant & Bar is open daily from 8am to 2am.

+62 821 4722 8734 | |


New venues in Bali that opened in February 2024

Old Pals

New café and taproom in Pererenan

Foodies looking for a cosy new hotspot to dine, drink or simply hang out with friends over good food and good company can head to a brand-new establishment in the Tumbak Bayuh, Pererenan neighbourhood. Introducing Old Pals, a charming neighbourhood café and taproom serving up a delectable tapestry of gourmet delights, specialty beverages and craft beers.

The venue boasts a clean minimalist design with pastel-hued interiors, chic décor and comfortable indoor and outdoor seating options. The vision behind the venue was to create a comfortable space where guests can gather over wholesome comfort meals and invigorating drinks, and share heartwarming moments.

At Old Pals, the menu has been designed to spoil guests with an exquisite mix of comforting classics and specialties that are meticulously crafted with the highest attention to detail and quality to ensure guests’ satisfaction.

The breakfast menu showcases hearty meals including English Muffins and Crispy Pancakes with a variety of toppings available, while the menu available from lunch until late features an array of Burgers, including Chubby or Smashed Cheeseburgers, Chicken Burgers and Naked Burgers; Hot Dogs such as the Classic Dog and the Japanese-style Atsui Dog; while the Munchies menu offers light finger foods such as Buttermilk Chicken Strips, Hand-cut Fries, and Poutine.

The Sweets menu will surely delight those with a sweet tooth, offering the likes of Soft Baked Cookie, Ice Cream, and Big Choux. The beverage menu showcases classic Vanilla and Chocolate Milkshakes, while the Seasonal Drinks comprise Nitro Cold Brew, House Soda and House Iced Tea. For craft beer connoisseurs, Old Pals also has a fantastic rotating line-up of local and international brews.

Old Pals provides a laidback space to commune, indulge and unwind with old pals and maybe even meet new pals along the way.

Old Pals is currently open Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm.

+62 823-2275-8980 | @oldpals.bali

Locavore NXT

New concept-driven restaurant in Ubud

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Culinary connoisseurs always on the lookout for something fresh, new and innovative will be delighted to know a new concept-driven dining destination has opened just on the outskirts of Ubud: Locavore NXT, Locavore Group’s latest project by founders chefs Eelke Plasmeijer and Ray Adriansyah.

Locavore NXT takes the brand’s local ingredients philosophy a step further with a ‘more than a restaurant’ experience of innovative cuisine. As guests enter the venue, the first room they’ll encounter is the bar where their experience will begin. Featuring a micro-distillery, the central bar concocts all sorts of fantastic drinks made from local ingredients. Moving on to the dining room, guests will be welcomed by the expansive architecture that will captivate guests’ imagination as they settle down at their table with views of the open kitchen as its centrepiece and large windows that look out to the rice paddies.

The first menu at the establishment is a celebration of nature, culture, people and even the building that makes up Locavore NXT. Diners will be treated to a tasting menu experience of 20+ courses with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks pairing available. They also offer vegetarian and vegan options on the menu. Several of the menu’s highlights include Koji Pudding, The Whole Banana Tree, Jengkol and Ripe or Unripe Papaya, just to name a few.

Beyond just a dining destination, this new venture is Locavore’s new playground for discovery. Locavore NXT houses a food forest on the rooftop where edible plants are grown as well as beekeeping; a mushroom fruiting chamber in the basement; LabX, their dedicated food laboratory and testing kitchen for R&D; a beverage lab for research and development of new beverage ideas; a fermentation kitchen for all fermented related production; a lab sauna for koji fermentation; the Canteen, the team and onsite staff’s restaurant which will also be used as a casual pop-up restaurant space for guests; the design store, featuring a curated selection of items sold; and The Woods Rooms, the onsite cabin next to the restaurant where guests can stay overnight.

Locavore NXT is currently open for dinner reservations and for bookings of ‘The Full NXT Experience’, which comprises dinner at Locavore NXT, followed by an overnight stay at their onsite cabins ‘The Woods Rooms’, a private tour of the NXT project including meeting the team, and an off-menu breakfast in their Canteen restaurant.

+62 821 4956 226 | @locavorenext |


New restaurant in Ungasan

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The newest gem of the Umana Bali, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Oliverra welcomes guests into an immaculate dining destination perched elegantly on the limestone cliffs of Ungasan. Across three distinct spaces — The Restaurant, The Bar, and The Patio — the unparalleled panoramic views of the Indian Ocean are put on display like a theatre, with guests given front-row seats to this natural stage, especially come sunset. Inside, a chic dining room with its soft sand shade evokes a Mediterranean atmosphere, bordered by near floor-to-ceiling windows that give the space a grand feel. Outside, upon the patio and balconies, guests can sit under the stars and amongst the elements enjoying a fresh ocean breeze.

As its name suggests, the binding theme of this elegant restaurant is the olive tree, synonymous with the rich and hearty cuisine of the Mediterranean. As such, the menu traverses the region from north to south, journeying through the flavours of Italy, Spain, and even North Africa. Oliverra sources most ingredients locally, from nearby farms or their resort’s hydroponic gardens, only flying in the irreplaceable premium ingredients like their Kiwami wagyu and Hokkaido scallops.

New Restaurants in Bali -Oliverra Glass Sunset

A tapas-style ‘Bites and Sweets’ menu features Artisan Cheese and Charcuterie boards, Jabon Iberico with heirloom tomatoes, to Truffle Lobster with Gruyere Cheese. The mains feature a range of premium ingredients across starters, pasta, seafood and grills.

You’ll find delicacies such as slow-cooked Lobster Bisque, a delicate Salmon Gravlax with caviar, to handmade squid ink tagliatelle Vongole with local clams and Lobster Tortellini in a chardonnay sauce. Grills feature favourites from land and sea, including line-caught fish of the day, a Mediterranean must. But Oliverra sets a new standard with its two signature cuts of meat: Kiwami Wagyu MB9+ and Stockyard Striploin MB5, renowned for their marbling and tenderness. Desserts pay homage to the region as well, with Oliverra’s own Baked Cheesecake, Tiramisu and a Soufflé garnished with Grand Marnier and vanilla bean ice cream.

The drinks menu transports guests into a Mediterranean summer, with a selection of aperitifs and spritzers that suit the clime and setting of Ungasan. Highlights are the Oliverra Spritz, a twist on the Aperol classic; and Oliverra Sour, an avant-garde creation fusing bourbon and olive oil for a truly bespoke flavour. As for wine lovers, the refined restaurant lists a wide selection from Italy, Spain, France, and more.

Welcoming guests from Tuesday to Sunday, 6pm to 10pm, Oliverra is an intimate dining destination, inviting couples, families and solo travellers to experience this clifftop gem.

+62 812 3958 2978 (WA) | @oliverra.bali |

Lila Cita Tavern

New bar in Nusa Dua

New Restaurants in Bali - Lila Cita Tavern

A vibrant new bar has opened inside the classic Nusa Dua resort, Grand Hyatt Bali, offering a destination for great drinks, food and entertainment. Lila Cita Tavern has been designed as the ultimate sports bar, featuring great bar games, live sports on big screens and a comfortable space in which to sink into and enjoy a wide repertoire of food and drinks.

The main area of this tavern-style bar presents a cosy living room atmosphere, where an eclectic collection of plush sofas and lounge seating have been arranged generously for social or private seating. For a tavern it’s certainly smart and sophisticated, showcasing a warm, rustic charm. Still, Lila Cita is without a doubt a place for fun. Scattered around are an array of classic bar games including a pool table, foosball table, air hockey, board games and even a vintage, Dr. No-themed pinball machine! It’s a suave pub, and as such serves up a great range of beers, be it locally brewed craft beers or your favourite pilsner and lager options. The bar also has a good wine list and premium spirits, with the bartenders serving up a good repertoire of classic and signature cocktails. When it comes to food, a menu of great bar snacks is available, including comfort favourites like Calamari Fritti, Nachos, Arancini al Funghi and more.

Now, this Nusa Dua sports bar takes things to a whole new level when it comes to bar entertainment with a state-of-the-art golf simulator, so punters can enjoy a swing and swig at the same time! Not only that, Lila Cita also boasts its very own karaoke room that fits up to 25 people, with cosy interiors, large screen TVs and professional equipment.

Lila Cita is open every day from 5pm – 12am and welcomes travellers and locals alike who are seeking a place to unwind or indeed have a fun night out in Nusa Dua.

+62 855 390 3658 (WA) | |


New venues in Bali that opened in January 2024

Sala Bistro Ubud

New bistro and cocktail bar in Ubud

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Nestled amidst the vibrant streets of Jalan Raya Ubud, Sala Bistro makes a grand entrance into Bali’s cultural heartland. Following the success of its flagship restaurant in Sanur, Sala opened its second restaurant in January 2024: Sala Bistro Ubud.

Having first captivated Sanur with its flagship venue in 2017, Sala Bistro swiftly became a go-to spot for brunch seekers, gatherings, and a daily caffeine fix. With an expansive menu catering to diverse palates, from Asian comfort foods to familiar dishes that expats will enjoy, Sala Bistro Ubud distinguishes itself as a new culinary hotspot in Ubud.

Designed by BlancoStudio, the new Ubud location retains the cosy ambience of its Sanur counterpart while infusing it with fresh elements. Warm terracotta hues adorn the space, paying homage to Ubud’s renowned friendly and communal spirit. The first floor offers an airy, semi-outdoor setting to soak in the island’s energy, while the second floor provides a cool retreat within an air-conditioned haven.

Keeping up with Ubud’s competitive coffee scene, Sala’s signature coffee does not disappoint. Partnering with Bali’s esteemed Seniman Coffee, their signature blend, expertly brewed by passionate baristas, promises a sensory journey par excellence.

The menu at Sala is carefully crafted for both brunch and dinner, elevating comfort classics with fresh and premium ingredients. The menu serves a selection of healthy and wholesome foods full of flavour, while a range of freshly baked goods and cheeky sweet delights are on display. Sala spoils its patrons with a tantalising array of options, including exclusive Ubud specialties like pizza, hot and fresh from the oven.

For late-night aperitifs, guests can head upstairs to The Roof, Sala’s cocktail bar, where specialty drinks infused with local flavours, such as the Tispy Jamu and Monkey Business, await to enchant discerning palates.

Sala Bistro Ubud is open for dine-in and takeaway services, from 7.30am to 11pm.

+62 813 9989 1481 | @salabistro

Kilo Kitchen Pererenan

New restaurant in Pererenan


Catering to one of Bali’s up-and-coming neighbourhoods, Kilo Kitchen Pererenan welcomes diners into a handsomely designed restaurant space, channelling the same design ethos of its counterpart in Seminyak.

Whilst its predecessor displayed a sophisticated, semi-industrial look, with its cool glass and concrete foundations, the Pererenan venue takes a more natural approach, with wooden wall panelling and furnishings creating a warmer atmosphere. Floor rugs, consciously placed indoor plants, and handpicked art hung on select walls give the space a welcoming living room feel. A terrace space allows for outdoor, al-fresco dining among the foliage as well.

The menu at Kilo Kitchen Pererenan mirrors that served in Seminyak, presenting the brand’s now signature style of fusion cuisine. The approach is a reflection of the journey of the Founders: two Latin Americans finding a home in Asia.

The menu presents Raw, small and Salad starters, made to share; plus hearty mains and desserts. Dishes include creations like the ‘Truffled Tai Yuzu Roll’, the ‘Seafood Ceviche’ served with wonton crisps, ‘Corn Furikake’ with chipotle mayo and nori, and Crispy Soft Shell Crap with compressed watermelon squares. From the mains, long-time favourites include ‘Squid Ink Rice’, ‘Tiger Prawn and Cream of Ebiko Pasta’ and ‘Grilled Wagyu Steak (MB6)’. Consulting Chef Jethro Vincent, who also curates the cuisine at Maize Bali, leads a skilled brigade in the open kitchen, where a focus on locally sourced ingredients makes its way onto the menu.

 A generous selection of Kilo-style cocktails and mocktails, imported wines and premium spirits complement the menu offerings. Open from 7am to midnight, Kilo Kitchen Pererenan also serves breakfast and lunch presenting separate menus, with fresh juices, health drinks and smooth coffees available.

+62 819 3400 0022 | @kilobali_pererenan | 


New restaurant in Seminyak


The aptly named Dome welcomes diners into the intriguing, bunker-esque space found adjacent to the poolside of Potato Head Studios. What was once the home of plant-based restaurant, Tanaman (set to reopen soon, watch this space), is now a cool and casual destination in which to enjoy natural wines and bites.

Enthusiasts of architecture and design will likely marvel at the interiors of Dome, where the seemingly incongruent manage to blend perfectly: teak wood seating, space blue floors and steel table tops converge beneath a concave earthen-styled structure. The atmosphere created is the juxtaposition of a retro-future, a vintage-cosmic look and feel.

The dishes at Dome draw a tight focus on locally sourced produce. These are served as small sharing plates that aim to complement a drinking and gathering experience. Some highlights include the ‘Octopus Croquette’, with aioli and nori powder; ‘Beef and Oyster Tartare’; a ‘Tomato Salad’ which features watermelon kimchi and local berries; ‘Cuttlefish Noodles’ in a chicken broth.

Dome’s drinks list is a response to the growing popularity of natural wines. The variety available is impressive, with sparkling, white, orange, rosé, red and sweet natural wines — labelled for those in the know, after their particular preferences be it biodynamic, organic or pét-nat, etc. A good selection is available by the glass. The cocktails and mocktails also have a local focus, using now high-quality, Bali-made liquors and wines and local fruits and produce to flavour and infuse.

Open Wednesday to Sunday, with bar open 3pm to 11pm, dinner starting from 5pm. 

+62 361 6207979 | | 


New patisserie in Nusa Dua


There’s a brand new reason to visit The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas in Nusa Dua with the opening of Cannelé, a sophisticated patisserie showcasing a range of sweet and savoury delights. Found at The Mulia Bali’s terrace, overlooking the resort’s pools and ocean view, Cannelé invites guests to savour a wide range of perfectly prepared pastries, cakes and freshly baked bread.

Named after the favourite French pastry, the cannéle de Bordeaux, visitors can expect creations that pay the utmost respect to artisanal French baking, with a dedicated team led by Corporate Executive Pastry Chef, Michael Pretet. This is showcased throughout the day as the talented patissiers put their skills on display, preparing different products live at the centre of the shop. No expense was spared to ensure the quality of their pastries, even bringing in two specialised chocolate tempering machines to create the smoothest, silkiest chocolate creations.

You’ll find a wide selection of enticing savoury bites, with delicatessen offerings including freshly baked flatbreads, baguette sandwiches, quiche, salad-filled pastries, Korean garlic bread and curry puffs. Of course, the sweet delights are the most enticing with delectable viennoiseries like Danish pastries, croissants, pain au chocolat and turnovers; gorgeously decorated tarts and cakes, including burnt Basque cheesecake to opera cake, and signature Mulia Tiramisu. Savour pastry snacks from madeleines and macarons, choux and petit gateaux, as well as a wide selection of Mulia-made confectionary. Selections can be purchased to take home or indeed enjoyed at Cannelé alongside wines, teas or a wide selection of single-origin Indonesian coffee. 

@cannelemulia | 

Ganesha Ek Sanskriti

New restaurant in Nusa Dua

The Ayodya Resort Bali in Nusa Dua now showcases Indian cuisine amongst its vast dining repertoire with the opening of Ganesha Ek Sanskriti Restaurant, in partnership with PT Ganesha Sanskriti Indonesia. 

Ganesha Ek Sanskriti is an institution in Indonesia, opening in Jakarta in 2003 and spreading with popularity to Yogyakarta and Bali. Serving authentic Indian cuisine, the restaurant celebrates rich traditions and the vibrant tapestry of Indian culture through food and flavour.

The menu is a culinary exploration across India’s vast and diverse regions, curated by the talented team of chefs spearheaded by Indian Chef Nitesh Singh. Savour South Indian delicacies like ‘Uthappam’, a savoury pancake with crispy golden edges and soft centre topped with tomato onion, vegetables or paneer; or the classic ‘Dosa’, A crispy crepe made from a batter of fermented lentil and rice. Fragrant and complex dishes of North India can be found too, from the creamy ‘Butter Chicken’ to the spicier ‘Rogan Josh’ and ‘Vindaloo’. Delicious vegetarian options are aplenty as well, such as the ‘Malai Kofta Curry’, cottage cheese dumplings stuffed with dry fruits, simmered in rich cashew nut gravy; ‘Aloo Gobhi’, florets of cauliflower simmered in spices; and of course ‘Dal Makhni’ and ‘Dhaba Dal’ available. Diners will find a range of tandoori grill favourites, seven types of authentic tandoor breads, plus fragrant rice options.

The restaurant nestles amidst the tranquil and verdant landscapes of the Ayodya Resort Bali. It boasts a timeless ambience that seamlessly merges traditional Indonesian motifs with contemporary design elements, resulting in an inviting space that emanates warmth. The interiors echo the essence of Indian art and architecture, where intricate details and superb craftsmanship adorn every corner, integrating with the theme and architecture of the resort.

+62 361 771 102 (ext. 3606) |

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