10 Great Halal Restaurants in Bali Island
These great halal restaurants in Bali can answer your search for Muslim-friendly dining spots on the island. Besides offering exotic flavors for your culinary adventures here, their range of halal cuisines are also considered cleaner, healthier and more sustainable, thanks to the stricter methods of ingredient selections and overall preparation. Most of the local halal cuisine comprises of seafood, and you’ll find no shortage of ‘warung’ (local food stalls) and halal restaurants in Bali serving anything from grills basted in juicy chili sambal to spiced, leaf-wrapped and steamed fresh daily catches. You can even find fine five-star dining serving halal local cuisine in regal settings. We’ve compiled the stand-outs, with several halal-certified by MUI (one of Indonesia’s top Islamic councils). These great halal restaurants for your next Muslim-friendly dining experience in Bali are ready to make you drool!
- Raja’s Balinese Cuisine in Bali
Raja’s Balinese Cuisine is an award-winning beachfront restaurant located within the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa Bali. Raja’s serves Balinese culinary treats with ingredients and tastes for all. Its name in Indonesian means ‘Of Kings’ and it aptly features a royal-themed, well-illuminated wooden interior and exterior, complemented by unique Balinese décor of crafts and fabrics. You can choose to dine indoors or outdoors and a group up to 10 persons can book the Princess room for a private feast. Raja’s Balinese Cuisine’s recommended signature dishes include the bebek betutu – whole duck, marinated in a secret blend of Balinese spices and steamed seafood in coconut curry puddings.
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 17:30-22:30
Location: Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa Bali, Nusa Dua
Tel: +62 (0)361 771 210
- Jimbaran Seafood Cafes
Jimbaran seafood cafes must already be on your must-visit places for your Bali holiday, especially if you’re a seafood lover. Not only is Jimbaran Bay one of Bali’s best places for memorable sunsets, but it is also the most popular coast to enjoy grilled seafood. Seventeen seafood cafes line the white-sand beach locally known as ‘Pantai Muaya’. Mostly open afternoon until late, each of the venues within the row of Jimbaran seafood cafes in the bay offer fresh-grilled seafood served at candlelit tables on the sand. As the sun goes down, the horizon features faint lights from the Ngurah Rai airport and traditional fishing boat lanterns at sea.
Opening Hours: 15:00-23:00
Location: Jalan Four Seasons, Muaya Beach, Jimbaran
- Bale Udang Mang Engking
This is one of the very few dining spots in the urban area of Kuta which welcomes you to dine in ‘floating’ thatch-roofed pavilions set over an artificial lake filled with carp and tilapia. The varied menu is mostly Sundanese-style, with prawn among its speciality highlights that are prepared in a wide variety of ways, with spicy sauces of different hotness levels to suit your taste. Grilled jumbo prawns with barbecue sauce costs IDR 130,000 (USD 10). There’s a dedicated playground for the kids, with bite-sized snacks on the menu available as well. It has an Ubud branch, right before the Goa Gajah temple site.
Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00
Location: Jalan Nakula 88, Sunset Road, Kuta
Tel: +62 (0)361 8947 119
- Pondok Tempo Doeloe
If you’re ever tempted to try local cuisine while in Bali but are afraid to explore the many small traditional roadside warung food stalls, Pondok Tempo Doeloe on Kuta’s Sunset Road is one of a few places to go to try out quality heritage Indonesian cuisine in clean and stylish upscale restaurant settings. Pondok Tempo Doeloe is an Indonesian restaurant that is part of a successful national franchise, and, its name suggests traditional home-style Indonesian dining – pondok signifying a ‘small hut’ while tempo doeloe is a common Indonesian expression indicating ‘old times’.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Location: Jalan Sunset Road, Kuta
Tel: (0361) 919-6868
- Ayam Bakar Wong Solo
For juicy grilled chicken prepared a la ‘Solo’ (a town in Central Java), this restaurant is worth a try. Popular among domestic travellers, its main offerings are platters known as ‘paket’, featuring different compositions per single serving. These range from grilled or fried chicken with chilli sambal sauce, and options of duck, gourami and catfish. Prices range between IDR 28,000 and 39,000. Each serving comes with steamed white rice, fried tofu and tempeh, freshly sliced cucumber, seared eggplant and fresh sprigs of basil. Wong Solo has another large outlet in Renon, Denpasar.
Opening Hours: 09:00-23:00
Location: Jalan Raya Kuta No. 87, Kuta
Tel: +62 (0)361 763 487
- The Halal Boys Bali
Inspired by the Halal Guys in New York, the Halal Boys originated in Jakarta, gaining popularity with its ‘gyro-style’ chicken and lamb over basmati rice. Now they’ve landed in Bali to present their quick and tasty bites. You can find their bright yellow outlet, made from a shipping container, right on Jalan Petitenget in Seminyak, from where you can order their fast food-style Mediterranean and Arabic delights. Try their combinations of lamb or chicken (or halves of both), over rice, served with their signature white and spicy sauces. Dishes are from IDR 55,000 (USD 4) per serving.
Opening Hours: 11:00-23:00
Location: Jalan Petitenget 8M, Seminyak
Tel: +62 (0)819 164 914 54
- Pawon Pasundan
The halal-certified Pawon Pasundan has been serving halal Sundanese cuisine in Tuban since 1999. Its setup is great for families and group gatherings, with snugly grouped tables alongside mini gardens, with traditional sitting styles akin to Japanese tatami setups. Sundanese cuisine from West Java is depicted by its simplicity and freshness, and is also predominantly based around freshwater catches. Try the favourite Gurame Goreng or ‘flying gourami’ (IDR 55,000), as well as the range of refreshing traditional light bites and desserts such as ‘gado gado’, ‘es puter’ and fresh fruit juices.
Opening Hours: 11:00-23:00
Location: Jalan Raya Kediri, Tuban
Tel: +62 (0)361 755 833
- Layali Arabiya Lebanese Restaurant and Lounge
A passionate brainchild of a Lebanese food lover, Layali in Legian serves a wide range of Lebanese, Arabian and Middle Eastern dishes, such as hummus, mezze, kibbeh, kofta and rice dishes such as biryani with lamb or chicken (IDR 65,000-72,000 or USD 5-6). Besides being great for Muslim travellers, the delights at Layali are also good for vegetarians. For light bites, try their sandwiches, which range from a ‘shish taouk’ marinated chicken kebab, served with coleslaw, French fries and garlic sauce. Alternatively, settle down for their falafels and shawarma (IDR 45,000-60,000 or USD 3.50-4.50).
Opening Hours: 12:00-24:00
Location: Jalan Legian No.445, Legian
Tel: +62 (0)851 0089 0445
- Queen’s Tandoor
This is one of the best places to enjoy authentic Indian dishes in Seminyak, and is Queen’s Tandoor original restaurant before it eventually expanded to the island’s other popular areas, including Kuta and Nusa Dua. The Queen’s Tandoor in Seminyak has gained a loyal following throughout the years, serving top quality authentic Indian fare in indoor and outdoor settings. For something light, try their Mumbai Chat menu, with varieties of ‘dahi puri’, dosas and uttapam (IDR 47,000-67,000 or USD 3.50-5), or go for their specialty tandoori chicken and tikkas (IDR 87,000-92,000 or USD 6.50-7) for a more filling treat.
Opening Hours: 12:00–23:30
Location: Jalan Raya Seminyak No.73, Seminyak
Tel: +62 (0)361 732 770
- Bawang Merah Beach Front Restaurant
This halal-certified beachfront restaurant in Kelan, farther north from the more popular Jimbaran seafood cafés lining Muaya Beach, serves fresh seafood selections and Balinese specialties. Tables are arranged on the sand, with views to the surf and famous sunsets and the runway of the Ngurah Rai International Airport to the right. Try the ‘ayam sambal bawang’ platter of fried chicken served with steamed rice, mixed vegetables and a unique rendition of shallot-based sambal mix on top. For a lavish sharing feast with friends or family, there’s a ‘rijsttaffel’ option (IDR 250,000 or USD 19 per person), with a multi-course serving of Indonesian cuisine. They also offer many delicious non-alcoholic drinks, including traditional ‘jamu’ herbal drinks, fruit juices and a variety of mocktails.
Opening Hours: 12:00-22:00
Location: Jalan Segara Madu, Kelan Beach, Jimbaran
Tel: +62 (0)361 770 210
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