June 28, 2015 | talktraveltome | Leave a comment When we first knew we were coming to Bali we weren’t expecting to be eating a large variety of foods. We thought we’d be stuck with fried rice all day every day for three months straight. Luckily for us, Ubud is a cultural hotspot and has a huge selection of cuisines at a budget friendly price. If you haven’t already figured this out from reading our blog, we both love food. To do our due diligence for our readers (and not for our waist lines) we spent our three months in Ubud, Bali taste testing as many restaurants and food groups as possible. You’re welcome! After doing our best to try it all, we’ve put together a list of our favorite places to eat and included an average cost per dish in US Dollars. We broke these restaurants out into three different categories: Killer Views, Healthy Eats, and A Taste of Everything. We also ranked them 1 through 16, with 1 being our absolute favorite restaurant and so on. So ready, set, eat…Ubud, Bali style! Killer Views In addition to the delicious food, all of these restaurants have incredible views and a great atmosphere to make your meal that much more enjoyable. Swept Away at The Samaya This is definitely not a recommendation for those on a budget, but if you’re looking to go somewhere really special, with some of the best food we’ve ever had (not just in Bali), then we’d suggest dinner at Swept Away. It’s situated on a small river with views of Bali’s famous rice terraces making for a great atmosphere to enjoy a special dinner. Our Ranking: #1 Price: $15.00 – $22.00 per dish Wifi Available: Yes Bale Udang For some great Indonesian food, our favorite spot is Bale Udang. It’s a step up from your typical Warung with an extensive menu and even a favorite of locals looking to celebrate a special occasion… so you know it’s good! It also offers a unique atmosphere as you sit over a fish pond filled with tons of coy. If you’re brave enough, we highly suggest dipping your toes in for a free fish spa! Our Ranking: #2 Price: $3.50 – $10.00 per dish Wifi Available: Yes Clear Cafe Definitely one of our favorite places in all of Ubud, Bali! Partly because they have an amazing chocolate-peanut butter drink called a Chocolate Butterfly, and partly because they have a great view overlooking the Ubud Palace. Their menu is broken out by cultural cuisine, with a little bit of everything. When we lived near Ubud we went here at least once a week. Our Ranking: #3 Price: $2.25 – $5.00 per dish Wifi Available: Yes Bambu Indah Ever think to yourself, “I really need some bamboo in my life!”, well then you’re in for a treat! Bambu Indah is a hotel/restaurant made entirely out of bamboo and also has out of this world food. Typically when we go, we put our orders in and then take a walk around the hotel grounds. It’s incredible to see the work that has gone into creating this place as well as the views of Bali’s tropical landscapes. Definitely a great place to take some pictures! Our Ranking: #7 Price: $3.75 – $15.00 per dish Wifi Available: Yes Sari Organik If you’re looking to walk through serene rice fields, on a small path with the sun setting in the distance, then we’d suggest you head over to Sari Organik. To get here you will either have to walk (around 15 minutes) or drive your motorbike. We suggest starting your walk as the sun is setting for a beautiful stroll before dinner. They have a pretty lengthly menu with typical Indonesian dishes and organic salads with ingredients picked fresh from their garden. Our Ranking: #10 Price: $2.25 – $4.50 per dish Wifi Available: Yes Quick Tip: Make sure you have a flashlight as the path is very dark once the sun goes down. Indus If you’re in the mood for Indonesian food with a view to go with it, Indus is a great option. Located on the outskirts of Ubud, Indus is set above rice fields and a great place to enjoy a delicious meal while watching the sunset. Our Ranking: #15 Price: $4.00 – $22.00 Wifi Available: Yes Healthy Eats Many places in Ubud, Balihave healthy options available, but these places make healthy eating their priority. They all offer natural, organic ingredients that are locally grown and leave you guilt free after indulging on some tasty treats! Bali Buda No, we didn’t misspell Buddha for all you grammar perfectionist out there. Bali Buda has been a leader in the organic movement throughout Bali and not only cares about the food they serve you, but about the local community as well. This is another one of our go-to places to eat, especially when we’re looking to have a relaxing and nutritious meal. Oh and they have bagels. This may not be a big deal for most, but growing up in Northern New Jersey, bagels have been a staple of our diet since we were little and we’ve definitely been missing them. Our Ranking: #6 Price: $1.00 – $6.00 per dish Wifi Available: No, they prefer people talking than checking your Instagram feed. Quick Tip: Want to connect with nature? Grab a free Earth Tray for your feet! Soma Soma is all about healthy eating. Most of their food is raw, keeping in all that good stuff, but for everything else they use slow cooking techniques which helps the food maintain its natural delicious flavors! When we’re looking to keep it healthy, Soma is always at the top of our list. And if you’re a fan of mushrooms definitely try the Shitake Patty! Our Ranking: #9 Price: $2.00 – $4.00 per dish Wifi Available: Yes Quick tip: Every Saturday they have a great brunch from 11:00am – 2:00pm with live music. Elephant Elephant has the perfect combination of fresh healthy food and great views. Overlooking lush landscapes its easy to see why Elephant has become a popular lunch spot for many people visiting Ubud, Bali. Our Ranking: #11 Price: $2.50 – 8.50 per dish Wifi Available: Yes Warung Sopa Not you typical Indonesian Warung, Sopa has organic/vegetarian takes on traditional Indonesian dishes. They don’t have the biggest menu in Ubud, but the meals they do offer are cooked with a homestyle love and care. They also have some really great soups… our favorite is the corn! Our Ranking: #16 Price: $1.50 – $4.00 per dish Wifi Available: Yes A Taste of Everything As mentioned above, Ubud is cultural hotspot and offers a variety of foods from all over the world. The below places don’t necessarily have an amazing view but their food is definitely worth being on our list. Melting Wok A restaurant featuring Asian cuisine but run by a French woman named Geraldine … is there anything better? This place only serves a few dishes, but sometimes less is more. The few dishes they do offer are all incredible. Our favorite is the Sautéed Wok Curry Noodles in Coconut milk. It’s mmm mmm good! And speaking of mmm mmm good, don’t forget to get one of their French desserts! Our Ranking: #4 Price: $2.80 – $4.30 per dish Wifi Available: Yes Quick Tip: Make a reservation. They are packed every night and closed on Mondays. Toro Sushi To say we love sushi is an understatement, and we’re always on the hunt for a good roll. When coming to Bali we weren’t expecting much in the Sushi department but then we stumbled onto Toro. Toro has a variety of your standard rolls (California, Shrimp tempura, Spicy Tuna, etc.) as well as some great specialty rolls. If you’re wondering, our go-to are the Mexican Roll, Spicy Shrimp, and Gucci Roll. Our Ranking: #5 Price: $2.50 – $5.50 per roll Wifi Available: Yes LaRaMona Tapas If you feel like you need to get a break from the hippies of Ubud, head over to LaRaMona Tapas to get some 90’s grunge back in your life (in a good way). With a speakeasy feel, you have to look for the octopus on the door to find the place. Once you get in you’ll be greeted with graffitied walls and live music. Everything is tapas style and you’re going to want to try it all. Oh, and don’t forget to try the sangria! Our Ranking: #8 Price: $2.50 – $4.50 per tapa Wifi Available: Can’t remember… we had too much sangria. Warung Siam Home to some classic Thai dishes, Warung Siam is our go-to spot when we’re craving some Pad Thai. The portions are generous and the food is delicious! If Pad Thai isn’t your thing, they have a large selection of other Thai classics. Our Ranking: #13 Price: $2.00 – $4.00 per dish Wifi Available: Yes Three Monkeys Located on one of the busiest streets in Ubud, Three Monkeys is a great cafe set back from the street next to some small rice fields. We typically like to go here for lunch when we need to get some work done, as they have great wifi and relaxing atmosphere. They also have some pretty great pizza’s! Our favorite is the Fungi. Our Ranking: #14 Price: $3.00 – $13.00 per dish Wifi Available: Yes Taco Casa If you’re in Ubud and get hit with a craving for some good Mexican food you’re in luck. Taco Casa is a great place to grab a few tacos and some delicious margaritas. You wouldn’t necessarily think to eat Mexican food in Indonesia, but this place is always packed and for good reason. A great place to visit if you’re looking for a quick eat. Our Ranking: #15 Price: $3.50 – $7.50 per dish Wifi Available: Yes And there you have it, our top 16 places to eat in Ubud, Bali! As you can see, Ubud has a variety of places to eat, ranging from your typical warung to flavors from all corners of the world.