Maria Hedian
Maria Hedian
New York City, New York State, USA
Solo Traveler | Event Producer | Marketing Creative

The Complete Nusa Islands Restaurant Guide

Many people think that the Nusa Islands are small and very traditional. While some of that may be true, there is so much more to them than what meets the eye, particularly when it comes to dining. During my stay, I made sure to try as many restaurants recommended by locals as I possibly could to see just what these islands had to offer. From cheap eats to high class 5-star resorts, there is something in here for everyone. I had such a great time trying out different foods and places to eat, each with their own individual specialty to offer. This guide will help you find and explore all of the amazing restaurants available on the various Nusa Islands. I hope you will love trying them all as much as I did! 
Maria Hedian Skyscanner

1. Bali Eco Deli

Jalan Raya Jungut Batu | North side, at the end of Jungut Batu village, Bali 80000, Indonesia

Cute restaurant with delicious healthy food and very friendly service. Stopped by one morning for breakfast before going snorkeling and had the fruit bowl with some iced coffee. Both were so good and so filling. They also offer lunch and desserts, such as delicious ice pops made from real fruit. Everything on their menu is made in-house using fresh ingredients sourced from organic & fair-trade farms. They provide free high-speed WiFi for guests and are the only café on Lembongan offering free water refills when using non-disposable or reusable containers. Their signs are hysterical too. Loved Bali Eco!

2. Sandy Bay Beach Club Lembongan

Sandy Bay, Bali 80361, Indonesia (Formerly Scallywags)

This is one of the most beautiful restaurants on the Nusa islands in my opinion! The pool area is serene and makes for the perfect backdrop to any picture. The restaurant has lots of choices which makes it so hard to decide what to eat, but everything I have had here has always been delicious. One of my favorite things to order any time I come here are the fruit smoothies. They are fresh, delicious and perfect for any hot Bali day!

Maria Hedian Skyscanner

3. The Deck Cafe & Bar

Batu Karang Lembongan Resort & Day Spa | Nusa Lembongan, Bali 80176, Indonesia

Everyone visiting Nusa Lembongan should stop by here, even for just a drink, to admire the incredible view this place has. It is expensive, even by Bali standards, but what you are paying for is the incredible view of the island from up high. On your way to The Deck, there are a few other smaller restaurants that will also provide a version of the view which are less pricey. Some nights they offer live music and others there are fireworks!

Maria Hedian Skyscanner

4. Hai Bar & Grill

Mushroom Bay, Nusa Lembongan | Lembongan Island, Bali, Indonesia

A trip to Hai Bar needs to be a day-long affair! There is so much to take in - between the beautiful pools and beach, to the fun live music and the delicious drinks. When we visited, we spent the entire day here, from morning to sunset. Note: the sunset here is incredible. If you don't have all day, at least stop by for dinner, a late lunch or drinks to witness it for yourself.

5. Ginger & Jamu

Jungutbatu, Nusapenida, Klungkung Regency, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Located right on the beach, Ginger & Jamu is one of my favorite places in all of Nusa Lembongan. It could be due to the fact that there is a yoga studio upstairs, but it is one of the most serene places you will visit on the entire island. The food is delicious and the staff is very friendly. The area is very large as you can sit indoors or choose the outdoor area which is split between regular tables on one side and couches on the other. There is even a small swing for kids or a beautiful picture moment. As with all places in Bali, there is no rush to leave once you've eaten. On our last day in Nusa, we had to wait 4 hours for our boat out and decided to stay here and relax while reading and playing some cards. It was absolute perfection.

Maria Hedian Skyscanner

6. Bamboo Beach Bar

Jalan Pantai Barat Bulak Laut, Pangandaran 46396, Indonesia

Cute beach bar and restaurant that is perfect for a day of lounging and relaxing. The drinks are delicious and the sunbeds are heavenly. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive but also gave us space, which is much appreciated in Bali (sometimes service can be a little too over the top). Gorgeous beach views and cool music fill your sense while at Bamboo, making it the perfect day. Note: a man approached us with a small book asking if we'd like massages. Say yes! We were skeptical at first, but it was hands down the best massage we received on the island!

7. Muntigs Bar & Restaurant

Batu Karang Lembongan Resort & Day Spa | Nusa Lembongan, Bali 80176, Indonesia

Muntigs is a restaurant that is part of a hotel complex and somewhat elevated, which means you get a truly breathtaking view. Food is delicious but prices are higher than other restaurants in the area. Staff was very nice and welcoming. This is another restaurant that offers free pickup and drop services to and from the restaurant, which is amazing. The night we came for dinner, there was live music and a man playing a saxophone which added the perfect backdrop to an already wonderful experience.

8. Planet Nomadas Spanish Tapas and Healthy Food

Jl. Jungut Batu Dusun Kaja II Desa Jungut Batu | In the road to the Mangrove, Bali 80771, Indonesia

As someone who absolutely loves Spanish food and tapas, I had to try this restaurant on my trip to Nusa Lembongan. Right off the bat, the atmosphere is lovely. The menu is extensive and offers many Spanish delights. We ordered the pitcher of sangria and were very happy with the taste. The olives, peppers and potatoes were absolutely delicious. They did not have the taste of the ones in Spain, however had their own spin on it and were very good. For the main course we ordered the pailla. However, please note: it takes them 45 minutes to make this dish and is recommended that you call in advance to let them know you'd like to order. This way, you won't have to wait quite so long when you arrive. While it wasn't the Spanish food I was expecting, it was still very delicious!

9. Mola Mola Coffee Shop

Mushroom Beach-Nusa Lembongan, Klungkung, Bali, Indonesia

Simple but delicious food right on the beach. We loved Mola Mola because of its chill nature and proximity to the beach. Here, you can get anything from coffees to all day meals, desserts and delicious drinks. It is a great spot to visit while spending time in Mushroom Beach. It also has lots of healthy options, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten free.

Maria Hedian Skyscanner

10. Penida Colada Lounge Bar

Jl. Raya Ped | Ped Village, Nusa Penida, Indonesia

Super delicious and cheap food (vegan and gluten-free options available!) with plenty of fresh fish, fresh produce and most of it local. Extremely friendly staff and beautiful location right on the white sandy beach. They have snorkel gear available for rent for only about $2 to rent and amazing 2 for 1 cocktail deals during happy hour daily 4-7pm.

Maria Hedian Skyscanner

11. B' Fresh Juicebar & Coffee Corner

Gg. Nusa Indah, Jungutbatu, Nusapenida, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Amazing small juice bar run by a woman named Putu and her daughter. Many of the locals recommended this to us and once we tried it, we understood why. The food taste so delicious and so fresh - it makes you want to cry tears of happiness. I ordered the pancakes with tropical fruit and curd with a berry fruit smoothie on the side. Everything was to die for!

Maria Hedian Skyscanner

12. Lemongrass Bar & Restaurant

Jungut Batu, Bali, Indonesia

Born from a 100% local initiative, the restaurant serves beautifully presented Indonesian and Western food. Prices are moderately priced (higher than other places in Bali, but still quite inexpensive when converting to USD). For instance, salads are about 40k, pizzas start at 45k and pastas start at 46k. It’s open every day from 8am–11pm, so you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and even late night drinks. There are 2 for 1 happy hour drink specials every day from 3pm–6pm. They also offer a free pick up and drop off service! One night, they were kind enough to take us to the marina area while they were doing a drop off so we didn't have to get a taxi! There is live music most nights and the restaurant itself gets very packed. Be sure to make a reservation in advance - our first night in Lembongan, we got lucky and sat next to someone who was dining alone, but another night we tried to go without a reservation and weren't so lucky - we weren't able to stay as even the bar was full. Overall, delicious food, great ambiance and large open space off the main road.

Maria Hedian Skyscanner

13. Hai Ri Zen

Mushroom Bay, Jungutbatu, Nusa Lembongan, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Beautiful beachfront restaurant on Mushroom Bay that specializes in small plates, similar to a tapas restaurant. The place itself is breathtaking, with its natural bamboo style architecture. Situated right on the beach, your meal usually comes with sweeping views of the ocean and the most spectacular sunsets Nusa Lembongan has to offer. They make amazing cocktails and have happy hour offerings available.

Maria Hedian Skyscanner

14. Sea Breeze Ceningan Bar and Restaurant

Ceningan Kawan, Jalan Nusa Ceningan, Lembongan, Nusapenida, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771, Indonesia

If there is any restaurant that will give you the perfect Instagram-worthy pictures you're looking for in Bali, it's Sea Breeze. From its beautiful infinity pool to the cool bar areas and awesome swing set, you'll have a hard time deciding on a spot to take the actual pictures. Nice island-style music plays loudly on speakers while the crowds hang by the pool area and relax. The service was poor, they got our drink orders right away but completely forgot to put in our food order and we waited an hour to receive simple salads. When there is low tide, you are able to walk pretty far out which also makes for amazing pictures. Basically, come to Sea Breeze for the most incredible photo shoot experience of your trip!

Black_Claw flickr

15. Mangrove Beach Club

jl. pantai jungutbatu, Nusa Lembongan, Jungutbatu, Nusapenida, Klungkung Regency, Bali 87500, Indonesia

Breathtaking restaurant with delicious seafood options. Accidentally found ourselves here after riding on our bikes all day and it was definitely a happy surprise. The views from the restaurant are amazing - especially at sunset. The environment is lively and can get very busy at times. Wait staff is friendly and very accommodating - I had some reservations about ordering some things on the menu due to allergies and they made sure I was not only happy with my order but that everything came out exactly as I wanted it to. Highly recommend!

avlxyz flickr

16. Nano Nano Restaurant

Nordspitze Der Insel Mangrove Plantage, Jungutbatu, Nusapenida, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Located in Mangrove Beach, this wonderful restaurant serves traditional Indonesian food with a specialty in seafood. It is right on the beach which makes for a very relaxing experience, perfect for families and solo travelers alike. You can't beat the prices - they are amazing, especially for the amount of food you get (and the quality)! There is a tour office onsite as well where you can set up snorkeling, diving, etc.

Maria Hedian Skyscanner

17. Sukanusa Bar & Restaurant

Jln. Raya Jungutbatu, Jungutbatu, Nusa Lembongan, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Beautiful little restaurant right on the beach specializing in Indonesian food. Highly recommend the vanilla nut shake - it is my favorite item on their menu! They also have cheap drinks which is nice when you just want to spend the day on the beach having some Bin Tangs and appetizers.

18. Nick's Place Nusa Lembongan

Jalan Lembongan, Jungutbatu, Nusapenida, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Even though I am a vegetarian and even though I do not eat spicy food - I still give this restaurant 5 stars! The experience alone deserves this rating as the staff goes above and beyond to make sure you have the absolute best night out. They have a free service that picks you up at your hotel and brings you to the restaurant. They will also bring your back to your hotel should you need a ride. For free! The driver is so friendly and made the experience even more unforgettable than it already was. My friend's ribs looked absolutely delicious while my cajun shrimp and Caesar salad were incredible. We splurged and also got dessert because we figured, if the food is this good - the dessert is probably out of this world. We were not wrong. Two words: caramel bananas. You're welcome.

Maria Hedian Skyscanner

19. Next Level Cafe Ceningan

Dusun Ceningan kawan, Lembongan, Nusapenida, Lembongan, Nusapenida, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Next Level has so many amazing vegetarian and vegan options! Superfoods, raw food, beautiful breakfast and smoothie bowls are only some of the offerings available. On my last visit, I ordered the avocado egg bread and my friend got the banana peanut bowl. We both also got smoothie bowls which were incredibly filling and refreshing. The place is really peaceful, the view is nice as you are on the upstairs of the restaurant and the service is very friendly. Overall, highly recommend for a healthy, peaceful breakfast.

20. Indica Restaurant & Bar at The Tamarind

Nusa Lembongan, Jl. Jungutbatu No.1, Jungutbatu, Nusapenida, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771, Indonesia

If you are looking for a classy, 5-star meal, then look no further than the Indica Restaurant. Located within the Tamarind Hotel, this is by far one of the most luxurious restaurants in all of the Nusa islands. The service is impeccable, the staff is so warm, welcoming and friendly and the view is incredible. It has such a beautiful ambience with water features so all you hear is running water and the background music as you enjoy your meal. We tried the floating champagne breakfast mainly because it sounded incredible. It did not disappoint! Food was plentiful and delicious - all of the ingredients tasted fresh with a very high quality and standard. All of these amazing features are reflected in the prices, but it is well worth the splurge.

Maria Hedian Skyscanner

21. Warung Putu

Bali, Indonesia

Recommended by our homestay owners, Warung Putu is a small local Indonesian restaurant that is charming and definitely underrated. The food is absolutely delicious and the staff almost feels like family. They do absolutely everything in their power to make sure you are happy with your order. They were even nice enough to take us back to our hotel after we were done with our meal. I can't recommend this place enough.

Maria Hedian Skyscanner

22. Pisang-Pisang

Br. Kaja, Desa Jungutbatu, Bali 0366, Indonesia

Beautiful restaurant connected to the Rama Garden Retreat and is a great place to get delicious juices and smoothies. They also offer a range of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options which is right up my alley! Finding the restaurant itself is a bit of a challenge as it is tucked in the back of an alleyway. Prices are a little higher than most juice bars in the area, but with their amazing taste, it is more than worth it. Some additional (really cool) restaurant features include old school surf movies playing in the lounge area, free wi-fi and a book exchange (yes, really!). There are also lots of surfers that hangout here which makes for an overall relaxed and friendly experience.

Maria Hedian Skyscanner

23. Blue Corner Bar & Restaurant

Blue Corner Beach | Jalan Jungutbatu, Bali 80000, Indonesia

What do you get when you pair delicious Mexican food with a chill environment (I'm talking bean bags, beer and sunsets)? The best hangout spot in all of Nusa Lembongan! Blue Corner is probably one of my favorite night time places to hangout and relax with friends while enjoying the sun set and a cold beer. The prices are great, the staff is friendly and the atmosphere is so chill it is very easy to start random conversation and make new friends. Unfortunately, we only discovered this spot on our last night - otherwise we definitely would have been back every night we stayed on the island!

Maria Hedian Skyscanner

24. Mushroom Espresso

Lembongan island, Jungutbatu, Nusapenida, Klungkung Regency, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Coffee made with love. This should be Mushroom Espresso's motto. They offer some of the best coffee on the island and always with a big smile. I think I went there so often on my last trip more to talk to the baristas than to actually drink the coffee. Everyone is so content and brings such peace through conversation that it is almost therapeutic! Pair that with an amazing cup of coffee with strong South American blends and you have yourself the best spot on the island. It's also fascinating to watch them make coffee art so delicately for every single customer's order. Absolutely love and recommend this place to anyone visiting the area.

avlxyz flickr

25. Oishii Bar & Grill

lembongan street, Jungutbatu, Nusapenida, lembongan, Bali 80771, Indonesia

I was surprised to find a Japanese restaurant on the island, but one of the locals recommended it to us and I am so happy they did! The quality of the sushi is outstanding - everything is tasty and so fresh. The edamame was also delicious and very fresh. They have a bird (parrot?) that entertains everyone by what it says and sings which was really cute. The waitstaff was friendly, knowledgeable and willing to accommodate to ensure we were happy with our order. The cocktails were strong and delicious! Perfect place for dinner - it is a Nusa Lembongan's hidden gem!

Last updated at Nov 26, 2018