It’s not hard to score affordable meals in Bali, especially if you know where to look! If you are in the Seminyak area and you’re wondering where the best place to eat for cheap in Seminyak Bali, check out our recommendations below:
If you are all about cheesy enchiladas, tacos, guac, and Mexican-style grilled meats, head for lunch or dinner at the Taco Casa Bali. Taco Casa Bali specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine, using only the freshest ingredients. The taco shells, tortillas, corn chips, salsa, and dressings are made fresh every day and contain no preservatives or MSG.
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Top favorites on the menu include cheesy enchiladas made with homemade flour tortillas and smothered with special sauce. We also love the tacos, which comes in crispy to soft flour tortilla stuffed with grilled veggies (Rp53,000), chicken (Rp57,000), beef (Rp 62,000), or shrimp (Rp69,000).
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If you want to score more savings on food, nothing beats the mouthwatering selection of meals at local warungs. Warung are mini diners or food stalls, often run by local families. Luckily, there are dozens of popular warungs in the Seminyak are that offers value for your money meals!
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Warung Ocha is one of the most popular and more ‘westernized’ warungs in the area. It’s a great place to stop for a satisfying meal that won’t break the bank at all. The meals are made from scratch using fresh, local ingredients. Since the restaurant also caters to families, there are child-friendly dishes and desserts on the menu too!
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All the items on the menu are affordable including appetizers like the classic minestrone soup or the Mediterranean inspired Ocha salad, which consists of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, olives, mushrooms, and pumpkin topped with feta cheese. The salad comes with olive oil and vinegar dressing. A meal at Warung Ocha costs an average of Rp30,000 to 40,000 per person. We love the extensive selection of vegetarian dishes too!
If you live for grilled seafood, you’ve come to the right place! Gipsy Fish serves up local seafood grilled just the way you like it. And the prices are unbeatable. Marinated seafood is sold by weight, you can just select the kind of seafood you want on display, and it will be cooked on the spot.
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Gipsy Fish offers all types of local seafood including scallops (Rp39,000), tuna (Rp33,000), and squid (Rp27,000)! Apart from seafood-based dishes, Gipsy Fish also offer western dishes including Hawaiian fish cakes and couscous tabouli.
Co-founded by executive chef Dean Keddell, Ginger Moon fuses traditional Balinese cuisine with modern cooking techniques. Ginger Moon has a warm, inviting interiors, comfortable seating and the customer service is great! This is a great place to hang out with friends, share great food and sample unique dishes.
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Ginger Moon specializes in Balinese, Indonesian, and Asian cuisines. Some of the must-trys are the spicy barbecue chicken wings (Rp 62,000), chicken curry spring rolls (Rp58,000) and the babi guling (Rp75,000)!
Taman Bambu or the Bamboo Garden is the place to be for traditional home cooked dishes at very affordable prices. The restaurant is located near the upscale main shopping strip of Jalan Raya, but this no-frills, hole-in-the-wall warung offers a range of Balinese favorites including fried tempeh, nasi campur, grilled seafood, and hearty (and spicy!) meat stews. The food is always served fresh and piping hot!
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Taman Bambu also features a lovely little garden out the back, making it a great casual dining experience suitable for the whole family too.
Made’s warung was one of the first restaurants in the Seminyak area in the late 1960’s, and has been a favorite with locals, tourists and ex-pats ever since. Made’s waring serves up traditional Balinese fare at very low prices. Since it was established, Made’s warung because a successful chain of restaurants, with branches Kuta, Benoa, and even Amsterdam!
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For a warung, Made’s offers a very spacious dining area, and it’s well known for its generous servings, high quality ingredients, and friendly service. The menu features classic Balinese dishes as well as Japanese, Thai and western cuisines.
Warung Kazu-ya is an unassuming restaurant known for its quintessential Japanese fare. What makes this restaurant unique is the warung has no sign, no name above the door. The management does not make a lot of effort to market the Kazu-ya name and they should because the food is amazing! It’s not surprising that the place is always packed with tourists and expats, especially during lunch and dinner time.
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Warung Kazu-ya is owned and managed by a Japanese family. The warung prides itself for serving authentic Japanese dishes, as well as vegan and vegetarian dishes. We love Warung Kazu-ya’s mixed vegetable curry, stewed pork, vegan soy lasagna, pumpkin and spinach croquettes, and freshly pressed juices. Apart from the great food and the shockingly affordable prices, the restaurant has a cool, relaxed vibe.
When the craving for Javanese cooking hits but you’re on a budget, we highly recommend checking out Warung Kolega. Warung Kolega is a small restaurant located in one of the most popular dining spots in Seminyak. This tourist-friendly cafe offers a great selection of grilled seafood, vegetables, curries, and rice bowls. It’s so awesome that Warung Kolega offers different types of rice: white, yellow, and brown rice.
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If you are looking for a hearty meal, we recommend ordering the nasi campur. Essentially, a nasi campur is a rice bowl dish where you get your choice of side dishes. Warung Kolega also specializes in rawon, a decadent, aromatic soup made from Indonesian black beef cooked slowly for hours, yum!
For homey, modest ambiance and delicious but super affordable Javanese dishes, try Warung Aneka in Jalan Laksmana (Kayu Aya). Warung Aneka offers a range of full meals, snacks, and drinks at very affordable rates. The meals are presented buffet-style “point-to-order” style, which literally means you just point what you want to order and the waiter will assemble your meal. Complete meals go as cheap as 4 bucks!
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If you live for options, you will love Warung Aneka’s great selection of dishes. Some of the must-try dishes to order are mixed vegetable salad, tempeh, corn fritters, beef rendang, and spicy eggplant. The servings are very generous so this is a great spot for a family lunch!
Sarong, one of the most highly rated restaurants in Bali, is a restaurant and lounge in Seminyak that offers a mix of Pan-Pacific fare. The concept behind Sarong is Asian street food, which chef Will Meyrick scoured the streets around Asia for, searching for exotic and unique culinary delights!
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The restaurant features a casual dining experience with two pavilions outdoors or near the bear. Starters are large and go as low as Rp65,000, while mains are reasonable at Rp100,000 to 165,000 for massive portions big enough to share. If you’re stopping by, you have to try the Thai roasted duck salad, grilled chicken over coconut husk, and the tuna tartare!
Biku is a restaurant, bookstore, tea lounge, and curios store in one. Oh, and the resto offers Tarot reading too! Biku offers intimate dining, unusual finds, and plenty of cheap eats that are satisfying and made fresh every day!
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Inspired by the diversity of the Indonesian culture, the restaurant combines the old with the new, creating a fusion of influences that is unique and profound. True to form, the restaurant is housed in a 150-year old teak Joglo, a former antique store converted into the restaurant we all know and love! They serve fantastic breakfasts, high teas and main meals starting from Rp25,000 and mains at Rp40,000 to 95,000.
If classic Italian fare makes you go weak in the knees but you’re not in the mood to splurge, we recommend Ultimo on Jalan Kayu Aya. Ultimo offers a range of authentic Italian favorites including oven-baked pizza, pasta, Carpaccio, salads, and much more.
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The romantic, fine dining experience belies the surprisingly affordable prices. Ultimo offers garden and indoor dining so it is perfect for couples and families alike. We also love the range of extensive menu, promo dishes, set menus, and the long list of desserts!
Café Moonlight is a cozy coffee shop that offers a selection of fine coffee, sandwiches, brunch and breakfast items. The café features warm, comfortable dining and bright, nature-based interiors. The café is named “Moonlight” is inspired by a wish for the light of the full moon to lead guests to “tomorrow’s happiness.”
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Café Moonlight is all about healthy eating so the meals are made using only the freshest ingredients. The menu also includes fruit smoothies, shakes, salads, pillow soft pancakes and set meals. This is a great place for brunch or to afternoon coffee, chill out and read a good book. And at night, the menu changes into unique recipes that are sure to tickle the taste buds!
Eating on the Cheap in Seminyak Bali Isn’t as Hard as You Think!
Seminyak Bali is known for is swish bars, villas and restaurants, but there are tons of amazing places to feed your family as well. Don’t worry about having to take out a new mortgage, you know now that it’s possible to eat cheap in Seminyak!