A frequent topic which comes up often in discussion groups and dedicated groups on Facebook (Join Sanur’s Best Dining group) is where should we go for dinner in Sanur?

Dining out in Bali is a great way to sample local dishes or experience some new twists on dishes you enjoy at home. In this list you’ll find some of my personal favourites as well as a few other nice restaurants where you can sit back and relax with your toes in the sand.

I’ve listed them by location……check Google maps for accurate location, reviews & menus

On the Beach, toes in the sand

La Playa – end of Jl Duyung, turn left – extensive local and international menu, very reasonably priced – My favourite Seafood Risotto

Lilla Pantai – end of Jl Duyung turn right.  Lovely setting for anytime of the day

Soul on the Beach – Jl Pantai Sindhu – turn right -beautifully decorated, lovely atmosphere, burgers of all descriptions, yummy salads, thin crust pizza, fresh juices and great cocktails. My favourite “It’s all about Zoe” – Tuna salad

Genius Café – Southern Sanur by Mercure Hotel – Wholesome plant-based food, non-vegetarians don’t worry you can add chicken & prawns to the salads, featuring creative juices and healthy (sounding) cocktails, a huge menu.

The Fishermans Club at the Andaz Hotel.  Upmarket seafood restaurant

Hyatt Hotel – Sunday Brunch Buffet is a must do treat

Tapah – Sister restaurant of La Playa.  Friday nights rock with live music

Main Street Jl Danau Tamblingan

Mona LisaEternally popular western and Indonesian with some Swiss specialities !

Jepun – Lovely garden setting Indonesian and western selection.

Massimo – The most famous chef and owner in Sanur, Massimo, he sometimes puts on a magic show… His Italian food is authentic and extremely popular. The pizzas have a gluten free option and the pasta is made by hand in house. The Gelato is sooo good…. It’s sold all day long and there is a constant flow of gelato lovers.

The Glass HouseOn the corner of our Kejora complex and renowned for its scrumptious cocktails a charming café with great coconut prawns

3 Monkeys – set in a beautiful bamboo building with an airconditioned room upstairs. Greek, Italian and Asian dishes sit nicely side by side with some blurring in between. I often can’t decide what to order here, so love that they have tapas.

Jl Danau Posso

Warung Blanjong – lovely corner setting, featuring fresh local ingredients for tasty Indonesian food, the only place I’ve had palm heart on top of my Nasi Campur (rice with a selection of meat and vegetables) The beef Rendang is also superb as is the Pepes Ikan.

The Firestation – Australian bistro style – great steaks, burgers and fish dishes and yummy truffle mac and cheese as a bar snack….. pop upstairs to the funky FireFly cocktail bar for a pre-dinner drink– It was love at first sip with their Negroni’s…..

Barbarossa – small cafe at the far end, serving Italian food

Puerto 26 – aged beef imported from Argentina located on Jl Sudamala

Jl Pantai Sindhu

Shotgun Social – huge restaurant with craft beer on tap, childrens play area and an awesome selection of beautifully cooked and presented food. 

Jl Bypass

Kayu Manis – Back and just as good.

Warung Kecil Infinity – a mouthwatering selection of Indonesian dishes.  Just point and pick.  The price will make you smile.   They have their smaller, first restaurant on Jl Duyung.

Jl Batur Sari

Afterwork – popular burger bar

Parisi – Traditional french in a very laid back setting


My stomach is now rumbling, quite loudly, so I’m off…………but to which restaurant? Decisions, Decisions.

All of our Cool Bali – Sanur Villas are in walking distance to one of these fantastic eateries…. So be sure to check out at least one of our selections.