Halal refers to “forbidden” object or action according to Islamic law. The term covers everything from food, drinks to all facets of daily living. The country of Indonesia has the largest population of Muslims in the world, so eating Halal in Bali is easy! In today’s post, we are listing down 9 Restaurants in Bali that offer 100% halal dishes. And even if you don’t eat Halal, the food is delicious!
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#1 Virgin Duck
For duck lovers who are craving for local roasted duck, try Virgin Duck. This restaurant offers a dizzying selection of duck-based dishes as well as breakfast favorites and classic Indonesian cuisine.
While there are so many great items in the menu to try, we recommend the house special: Bebek Goreng or deep-fried half duckling! You can also get the grilled version of the Bebek Goreng called Bebek Panggang. Both dishes can be paired with different variations of sambal and lots of rice! Other must-try duck mains are the Bebek Betutu which is a steamed duck flavored with herbs and spices. They also have a braised duck called Bebek Kalasan, which is so tender that the meat is practically falling off the bone!
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#2 Bumbu Desa Renon
Bumbu Desa Renon is without a doubt, one of the most unique restaurants on the whole island. The restaurant offers authentic Sundanese dishes, which originate with the ethnic people from the western part of Java. Dining at Bumbu Desa Renon is a great way to get to know the Sundanese culture and tastes.
The restaurant offers homely, flavorful indigenous dishes. And many of the ingredients are very fresh because they are farmed in Bumbu Desa Renon’s own garden. A complex combination of spices and ingredients to bring out the flavor to every dish!
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Guests can treat themselves to a buffet-style serving of a variety of contemporary and traditional dishes. Specials include the shrimp and fish rarong paray served with spiced roasted rice. Other options range from fish, vegetables, beef offal, grilled chicken and plenty more.
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#3 Bale Udang Mang Engking
Bale Udang Mang Engking has been wowing diners since 2009 and now has locations in Kuta and Ubud. Udang in Bahasa Indonesia means “shrimp”, which of course is their specialty. Many variations of shrimp-based dishes are available; grilled, battered, with soup, steamed, and more. Those who prefer to eat meat don’t have to worry as they also serve chicken, beef, and duck delicacies.
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Apart from the great food, the beautiful natural landscape makes for an unforgettable dining experience. Bales, or seating platforms, float above a pond while the restaurant itself is decked out in natural bamboo and straw. Even better, if you’re taking the whole family with you, there is a play area where kids can play while waiting for the food.
#4 Layali Arabiya Lebanese Restaurant and Lounge
For those who are craving for authentic Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine, we recommend the Layali Arabiya Lebanese Restaurant. Established in 2010, this foodie’s paradise serves up 100% halal dishes.
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Lebanese chef Ziad Mzannar whips up classic Lebanese favorites including the bestselling Mezze Platter. The platter consists of 5 bowls of cold appetizers and is a great dish for sharing. You can choose from different dips and appetizers like hummus, moutabal, olive salad and more.
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For the main course, try the Shish Kofta! The kofta is made of lightly seasoned ground beef or chicken grilled over coals. Another option is the Lamb Shish Kebab which is skewered chargrilled lamb cubes served with grilled veggies.
#5 Falafel House
Falafel House offers Greek, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern cuisine with vegetarian and vegan-friendly options. Using fresh, organic ingredients, Falafel House is out to prove that healthy eating is not boring at all.
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The house bestseller is, of course, the falafel. Falafel is a Middle Eastern dish made up of balled up, deep-fried ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both. Another must-try is the tabbouleh, a traditional Arabian dish with tomatoes, onion, parsley and bulgur, beautifully seasoned with Middle Eastern spices. The refreshing drinks are just as delicious at the Falafel House! We recommend the fruit juices, which are made from 100% organic veggies and fruits. These drinks contain zero syrup, sugar or other sweeteners.
#6 Rumah Makan Ayam Bakar Wong Solo
Love grilled chicken but want it Halal? Then get yourself to Ayam Bakar Wong Solo quick smart!
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Wong Solo is a popular Indonesian food chain that offers affordable, Halal dishes for students and young executives. “Solo,” refers to the city of Solo in Java, also called Surakarta. This is the place where the first Wong Solo restaurant was built and the house special ayam bakar, originates from. The chicken is served with sambal, fried tofu and slivers of fresh cucumber to cleanse the palate. The great thing about Wong Solo is the sheer diversity of dishes to choose from. Apart from the house specials, Wong Solo’s gurami bakar, sop bontot, and sup sayur asem are must-trys!
Be warned though, this is a local restaurant so if you’re sensitive to spice, go easy on the sambal!
Nasi Goreng is a national obsession in Indonesia, so if you’re looking for the best spot for halal Nasi Goreng, we recommend dining at Poppies restaurant in Kuta. This restaurant was established in 1973 and is renowned for its scrumptious selection of halal dishes and beverages. The beautifully set up to look like a water garden, which gives it a very relaxed and intimate feel.
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The house special is, of course, the Nasi Goreng. Imagine a heaping bowl of seasoned fried rice topped with tender slivers of chicken, prawns and an egg sunny side up? YUM! And how about washing that all down with a refreshing Pina Colada? Poppies Restaurant’s version of this festive drink (made with coconut cream, pineapple juice, and light rum) is served up in a hand-carved coconut!
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#8 Raja’s Balinese Restaurant
For halal foods that are truly fit for a king, check out Raja’s Balinese Restaurant. Located in the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa, Raja’s Balinese Restaurant serves up fresh, delicious and halal Balinese cuisine! This award-winning restaurant happens to be the first Halal-certified fine dining restaurant in Indonesia so you know you’re getting nothing but the best halal foods around.
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While the menu is diverse (try their amazing BBQs, palem sari ulam or wrapped satay), the house special is the Bebek Betutu. Bebek Betutu is comprised of a marinated whole duck seasoned with 16 local herbs and spices. The bird is wrapped in palm leaves and slow cooked for hours until the tender meat is falling off the bones!
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The restaurant’s décor is just as breathtaking! Inspired by royalty, the whole restaurant is decked out in luxurious decors for refined, regal dining!
#9 Warung Nikmat
Loved by locals and backpackers alike, Warung Nikmat serves up affordable halal dishes and authentic Indonesian dishes. Warung Nikmat literally translates to “Delicious Café” and that’s exactly what you can expect from the diner’s wide array of tasty dishes!
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Because Warung Nikmat is extremely popular among tourists, expect the place to be packed with hungry customers. But don’t worry, the amazing food and the friendly staff will make up for the few minutes you might have to wait to be seated.
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The house special is nasi campur. This is an Indonesian favorite made up of rice and a mix of veggies, meat and sambal. Warung Nikmat also boasts of 20 side dishes comprised of fish, veggies and chicken to choose from!
Bali is filled with exciting tastes, and just because you eat Halal doesn’t mean you have to miss out. Enjoy all this amazing cuisine, or Selamat Makan as they say in Bali!
We hope you get to enjoy sharing one of these Halal Restaurants in Bali with your kiddos!
Eating Halal in Bali is a Great Way to Taste Local Flavors
For those who eat Halal, there are tons of amazing choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And even better news? Anyone can eat Halal and get some of the best tasting food from Indonesia and abroad! Don’t miss out on these fantastic halal restaurants!