Sanur Bali Food Guide: Best Places To Eat In Sanur Bali

Whether you are looking for the best places to eat in Sanur for breakfast, lunch or dinner you are in the right place. We’ll show you some of Sanur’s best restaurants, Sanur cafes, Sanur warungs and some of the best street food in Bali including the Sanur Night Markets.

Best restaurant food in Bali is traditional food from warungs

There are over 500 places to eat in Sanur. We’ve narrowed it down to our favourites plus the most popular with people who visit Sanur. The restaurants, cafes and warungs that diners consider “the best” based on their experiences.

If you are asking yourself what is a warung? You can find a full explanation here about warungs.

Sanur Restaurants

Wondering where to eat in Sanur? I can guarantee you if you walked out of your accommodation in Sanur and turned left or right you’d soon find a restaurant in Sanur that would suit your needs.

Think of most cuisines of the world and you will probably find at least one of two within walking distance of most hotels in Sanur.

You can choose from Bali traditional food, Japanese, Italian, Indian, Thai, Mediterranean, French, plus many restaurants in Sanur are now creative with fusion food. You’ll find tapas, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free food in Sanur and a good dose of funky on-trend healthy salads, poke bowls and acai bowls too.

Sanur best restaurants

One of our favourite places to eat any meal is at one of the Sanur beach restaurants. If you are looking for good Bali food take a stroll along the Sanur promenade and check out the menus at the front of the restaurant. Or simply stay for a drink.

Some even offer feet in the sand dining experiences. Nothing beats kicking back on the water’s edge sipping a cocktail, eating good Sanur food and staring at the sunset or ocean with your feet in the sand.

Artotel Sanur

Artotel has two properties in Sanur. One is a hotel, the other the beach club Sanur.

The Artotel Beach Club isn’t the typical beach club in Bali with hipsters and barely a person over 25. The club, located on the beach Sanur, caters for all generations.

It’s suitable for singles, couples and families as it has an area with a kids pool and playground.

It’s one of the restaurants in Sanur that has an interesting menu for brunch and dinner. From healthy brunch food to mezzes, Asian fusion, burgers, salads, pasta, fresh seafood, steaks, desserts and of course authentic Balinese dishes.

Restauarants Sanur Beach Artotel Beach Club

If you have food intolerances they have symbols next to the food on the menu for easy selection.

You’ll find Artotel Beach Club on the Sanur promenade or you can enter from the main street Jl. Danau Tamblingan No.35 and walk through to the beach.

Massimo Sanur

Massimo Italian restaurant is one of the top restaurants in Sanur and one of the most popular.

Popular for their food, service and location and very popular for their homemade Gelato, made daily on the premises. There isn’t a time we travel past Massimo and don’t see a queue of people waiting to taste this Italian delight. And yes it tastes great!

All dishes are made to order to guarantee freshness. There are no frozen or pre-cut ingredients and every dish is made from scratch.

You’ll find all your authentic Italian favourites of pizza and pasta dishes at Mossimo’s are all homemade, even the mozzarella is homemade.

Food from Massimo Sanur

If you have gluten intolerance (as I have) there is a dedicated menu that is gluten-free. As a diner, I really appreciate at a separate gluten-free menu as I don’t have to work out what food is and isn’t gluten-free, bother the wait staff or troll through the whole menu.

You can choose to dine inside with airconditioning or outside in the Balinese style garden. If you love Italian food, you’ll love Massimo’s.

You’ll find Mossimo Italian restaurant Sanur at the southern end of Sanur on the main street at Jl. Danau Tamblingan No.228.

Trattoria Sanur

The other popular restaurant Italian restaurant in Sanur is Trattoria Cucina Italia.

Trattoria has grown since its 2002 beginnings and has a few restaurants scattered throughout Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. We’ve been to two in Seminyak and earlier this year dined at the Sanur restaurant.

The authentic food is always consistent from one restaurant to the next, fresh and delicious.

Italian restaurant in Sanur Trattoria Sanur

You’ll find all your Italian favourite pasta and pizza here and a mixture of soups, salads and main course with a choice of sea or land.

Great value for money is the Sunday All You Can Eat roast day kicking off at 11 am. You can check here for details and upcoming events. 

They easily cater to food intolerances, you just have to ask the wait staff and they are happy to help.

Gong Restaurant Sanur

One of Sanur’s top restaurants is Gong restaurant located at the Kayumanis Sanur in a gorgeous peaceful Balinese garden setting.

Here your tastebuds will be tantalised with upmarket Balinese cuisine. The menu features the freshest seasonal ingredients, local herbs and spices and delicacies (think lobster).

Balinese Rijsttafel is a highlight and a signature of Gong available for lunch and dinner. Rijsttafel is a Dutch word and means “rice table” in case you were wondering. It’s a cross between shared tasting plates and a degustation menu.

Gong restaurant Sanur

Gong also offers cooking classes with a free pickup, a Royal Dinner featuring Balinese culture and dance and a Beach Picnic Lunch at their Beach Club.

You’ll find Gong restaurant a little off the beaten track at Jalan Tirta Akasa No. 28, Sanur so some call it the hidden gem of Sanur. Need a lift to and from the restaurant? If you call them on 62 361 270 260 a driver will pick you up and drop you back to your Sanur accommodation.

Soul In A Bowl

The Hippy in me loves this dining place and so does the foodie in me. The food is innovative and healthy, so it feeds both of me.

Locally sourced ingredients and flavours that your palate will love. Great coffee, cocktails and wine menu all at good prices.

At breakfast expect to see a menu of juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls, pancakes, fritters right through to eggs Benny and breakfast burritos.

The dinner menu features small sharing plates, a variety of salads, designer burgers, through to a mixture of mains that cater to everyone.

Food from Soul in a Bowl Sanur

If you are looking for vegan food in Sanur you will find it here. The menu has symbols to represent food intolerances.

You’ll find Soul In A Bowl at Jl. Danau Tamblingan No.180 at the southern end of Sanur.

The Sister cafe/restaurant opened a few years later right on Sanur beach. You can find Soul on the Beach at Jl. Pantai Sindu at the northern end of Sanur.

Neyalan Sanur Bay

We lost count the number of times we’ve been to Neyalan for breakfast, stayed on for a bite-to-eat at lunch. Then an afternoon cocktail, (try the Bali Rosca) before we cycled back to our villa for a dip and to get ready for dinner.

True feet in the sand experience at Neyalan plus you can choose from a number of seating arrangements. From table and chairs to 2 seater lounges, chairs and coffee tables you’ll feel that chilled Sanur vibe as soon as you sit down.

Restaurants Sanur Beach food from Neyalan Bay Sanur

The menu at Neyalan is a mixture of western and Asian foods. You can eat Italian, Thai, Chinese and Indonesian, plus if you are a dim sum lover they have a page dedicated to dim sum. The food is also vegetarian and gluten-free friendly. They have a “specials” menu for both food and cocktails.

You can choose to sit inside or outside on the beach and the amenities are spotless.

For good, fresh delicious food at great prices, with a great location, you can’t go past Neyalan Sanur Bay.

Three Monkeys Sanur

Stemming from the rice fields of Ubud the sister restaurant of Three Monkeys Ubud now resides in Sanur.

This family-owned and run restaurant feature chef Kali Sary. Her extensive culinary background and knowledge shine’s through in her food. While Kari completed her apprenticeship in Perth she also has a background in graphic design, photography and as a DJ.

Kari mastered Italian cooking in Sardinia, gained access to recipes from the Greek Isles from the generations of cooks that came before her along with seeds carried from Egypt.

Although a Balinese restaurant chef’s extensive background is clearly evident in the delicious food on offer at 3 Monkeys.

The grazing dishes to share, Mezze, bruschetta, spring rolls, small plates, soups and salads, housemade pasta, traditional Indonesian dishes, chargrilled delights, pizzas and the desserts will have you returning more than once. Some will argue that this is the place for the best food in Sanur.

Three Monkeys Sanur

You’ll find Three Monkeys Sanur at 116 Jl. Danau Tamblingan, right next to Casablanca towards the northern end of Sanur.

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Cafe Sanur and Warung Sanur

What we might call a cafe, as it’s a small eating place, a warung is also a small eating place. Both cafes and warungs are interchangeable for this next section, meaning it is a casual affair with cheaper prices than restaurants.

While some cafes may open for breakfast and close mid-afternoon, warungs can open for breakfast and close after dinner.

Sanur Night Market

Technically it’s not classed as a warung, the night markets in Sanur is where you will find some of the best Bali street food.

Sanur market by day inside opens up into a night market with yummy traditional Indonesian and Balinese food. You’ll find all your favourites here from sate’s, nasi goreng, mie goreng, martabak, roti Roppongi, Ayam betutu plus a variety of seafood and other dishes too.

A must visit is the Night Market Sanur

The markets open from 5.45pm to 10 pm but best get there between 6-7pm so you can be assured of a good selection and plenty of food.

Night markets Sanur are located at Jalan Danau Toba, Sindu at the northern end of Sanur. If you grab a go-jek or Bluebird taxi they will know where the markets are.

Lilla Pantai Sanur

Lilla Pantai has undergone an upgrade in the past few years. You can choose from lounge chairs or tables and chairs to eat your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Couches also dot the beachline so you can kick back with a cocktail for happy hour. Or you can sit inside if you prefer.

Start your day with a freshly squeezed juice followed by some of the classics. Eggs Benny, smashed avo, french toast and porridge are available. Smoothie bowls in a few flavours or make up your own combination. The coffee here is pretty good too.

Is Lilla Pantai the best warung in Sanur?

Lunch and dinner feature a selection of western and local Balinese food with the curries and seafood dishes a standout. Especially the seafood chowder.

We had breakfast a few times earlier this year and the food was spot on. W found the staff on the morning shift a little apathetic with us having to ask for a menu, to order, a coffee, etc.

Lilla Pantai is in the southern end of Sanur right on the beach near the Fairmont Sanur and Nest Day Spa.

Little Bird Sanur

Warung Little Bird is another popular favourite amongst Sanur visitors.

You’ll eat good authentic Indonesian and Balinese food with a few western favourites thrown in to cater for everyone.

Warung Little Bird Sanur

Although considered a basic place to eat with no-frills the food here is good, plentiful and cheap by western standards.

Usually, a band playing most nights and the owners also own The Owl Warung and Coconut Warung on the opposite side of the road.

Little Bird is at the northern end of Sanur at Jl. Danau Tamblingan No.34.

La Playa Sanur

Back down to the beachfront for this popular cafe.

Whether you are there for breakfast, lunch or dinner the food is always good. If you are craving a steak this is the place to eat it and the seared tuna is excellent too.

Other seafood dishes are available too along with authentic Balinese and Indonesian food. You can also try the Balinese Rijsttafel here too.

Seafood on the beach La Playa Cafe Sanur

Popular for families as they have a play area for kids inside.

You’ll find La Playa at the end of JL Duyung, then turn left and you are there.

Genius Cafe Sanur

Think healthy foods that are delicious at Genuis cafe.

This cafe doubles as a co-working space for digital nomads and entrepreneurs. Special events and guest speakers also feature.

Start the day with a smoothie, omelette or smashed avo or choose your new favourite from the prominently high plant-based menu. The green fritters are a standout. This free-from menu will also satisfy the vegan lifestyle. Don’t worry, there are western dishes too, even the blokes will love the food.

Genius Cafe Sanur

The food not only taste’s good it looks fantastic. We eat with our eyes first right?

Extensive menu and superb cocktails and drinks menu. Prices are higher than other cafe’s but the quality of the ingredients and high standards are worth a visit.

Situated at the southern end of Sanur on the beach in the grounds of the Mercure hotel that I feature here. Plus they have a Sister cafe at Gianyar if you are heading up that way.

Sanur Restaurants Map

Below you will see a map of the restaurants, cafes and warungs featured above. These are some of the best in Sanur Bali.

Tell us in the comments what restaurant or restaurants, cafe’s or warungs wins your vote for the best restaurants in Sanur?

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