They're big, they're juicy & they're downright delicious. We ate our way across the island to bring you the best burgers in Bali. It's about to get messy...
Don’t get us wrong – we LOVE eating local food in Bali. But let’s be real here – ain’t nuthin’ like a big ol’ juicy burger, stuffed to the bun’s brim with drool-inducing fillings that balance succulent, smokey meat with crunchy lettuce, a slathering of sticky sauce and alllll the ooey-gooey cheese. And don’t even get us started on the fries. Oh, those fries…
Whether you’re into the classic beef burger, a chunky pork whopper or you’re all about the gourmet variations dripping in truffled aioli, crispy bacon, miso-glazed eggplant and even deep-fried vegan deliciousness, we’ve found Bali’s best burgers that’ll have you licking your lips and begging for more. Bring a big appetite, it’s about to get messy…
THE BEST BURGERS IN BALI: Editor’s Pick
1. BB52 Craft Burgers – Canggu & Uluwatu
A craft burger bar in both Canggu and Uluwatu, BB52 had us at low key vibes and top quality burgers. Slinging serious foodgasms in a modern and no-fuss space, these guys are all about craftsmanship when it comes to creating an exceptional chef-driven burger. From naughty but oh-so nice meat burgers dripping in sticky sauces and plump rumps, to vegan variations that are as gluttonous as their carnivorous counterparts, BB52 knows how to get our burger juices flowing. And that’s before we mention the saucy sides, like the hot wings, hash potato nuggets, the vegan mac ‘n’ cheese and the truffled parmesan fries. Top tip: keep yourself well and truly lubricated throughout your gourmet burger binge with an Island Brewing beer, or BB52’s homemade kombucha.
Best Burger: Try the O-G beef burger with sharp cheddar, emmy sauce, sour pickles and miso onions in a pretzel bun. Or go vegan with the Earth Burger, stuffed with a mushroom patty, vegan brie cheese, coconut bacon and sour pickles.
BB52 – Canggu: Jl Tanah Barak No. 52, p. +62 813 3738 2521 || Uluwatu: Jl Labuan Sait No. 8, Pecatu, p. +62 821 4738 8865. Open daily 9am – 12am, or until 2am on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
THE BEST BURGERS IN BALI: CANGGU
1. The Bench
Sports and burger fans, this one’s for you. As the place in Canggu to catch a live event, it’s only right to pig out on The Bench’s lineup of signature burgers during half-time. Don’t be surprised if there’s barely a seat in the house here – it’s become a community hangout for both locals and expats, all who flock here for footie, rugby, and the BBQ beef and bacon burger. There are five burgers to choose from here (our fave is the fried chicken), alongside hot dogs, tacos and nachos plus expert cocktails and plenty of Island Brewing craft beer. Cheers to that!
The Bench, Jl Pantai Batu Bolong No. 99, Canggu, p. +62 812 3793 0213; Open Mon – Fri from 12pm, Sat & Sun from 8am.
2. The Shady Shack
This tropical-cute Canggu cafe is without doubt one of Bali’s most iconic restaurants, famous for its epic vegan and vegetarian masterpieces that even carnivores can’t resist. Well, their burgers are no different, and if every veggie burger were as good as The Shady Shack’s, we’re pretty sure everyone would go vegan. Just as big, just as juicy and just as drool-worthy as any other, these burgers are stuffed full of glorious goods, like gooey eggs, chunks of halloumi, marinated jackfruit and roasted peppers. YUM.
Best Burger: Try the Marinated Tempe Burger with grilled pumpkin, red onion and a homemade BBQ sauce.
The Shady Shack, Jl Tanah Barak No. 57, Canggu, p. +62 812 3611 6466; Open daily 7.30am – 10.30pm.
There’s a burger, and then there’s a Shmurger burger, AKA, the classic fave done mind-blowingly well. Is it a burger? Is it a slider? It’s neither, but rather, a little bit of both, plus a whole lotta freshness and tastiness served up proper. You see, Shmurger burgers are all about celebrating really good burgers, sans the grease, and with super soft brioche buns and high quality ingredients. Go classic, or do it double, load on the bacon and don’t forget the ice cold lemonade (it’s homemade). And FYI, Shmurger is from the same peeps who gave us Milk & Madu, Watercress and The Common, so you know you’re in good hands here…
Best burger: Try the Southern Chicken burger with Louisiana-style crunchy fried chicken, red cheddar, lettuce and Schmurger’s secret sauce.
Shmurger, Tamora Gallery, Jl Pantai Berawa N. 99, Berawa, +62 812 3676 3328; Open daily from 9am.
A delish collab between the owner of a famous burger hotspot in France, and the brother of our girl crush, Inka Williams, Burgerz brings the best burger recipes from Europe to the island (with some Bali-exclusive additions thrown in, like waffle buns and hash brown patties for the veggies and vegans). What’s more, all of the bread is baked daily by a French baker, and all straws, take away boxes and coffee cups are 100% biodegradable made using corn starch and cassava. Guilt free burger feasting? We’ll take it!
Best Burger: Try the Frenchy beef burger with camembert cheese and a drizzle of honey.
Burgerz, Jl Pantai Pererenan No. 80, Pererenan, p. +62 878 6187 0495; Open Tue – Sun from 3pm.
5. Burger Brothers
With a name like Burger Brothers, these guys sure know how to do things right. This American-style diner serves up all the classic staples: giant burgers with all kinds of sides and sauces, plus thick milkshakes and desserts. You’ll want to pair your juicy beef, chicken, fish or vegetarian burger with classic loaded fries, or the Brotato chips and jalapeño poppers. Got a sweet tooth? Try the Peanut Butter milkshake and finish off with a cheesecake. Or, balance it out with a green mango kombucha… it’s Canggu after all.
Best Burger: For a burger fit for the royalty, opt for the Cheesy Broyale – buns loaded with a Wagyu beef patty, bacon, crumbled fried cheese and a dash of mayo.
Burger Brothers, Jl Canggu Permai IV No. 10B, Berawa (p. +62 813 3889 1520) & Jl Pantai Pererenan No. 31, Pererenan (p. +62 821 4663 6843); Open daily.
THE BEST BURGERS IN BALI: SEMINYAK
1. BO$$ MAN – Seminyak
A badass burger joint that’s all up in your grill, BO$$ MAN means big business when it comes to a serious feed. As the neighbour and tougher relative to Sisterfields (Seminyak’s ultra-famous cafe that’s rightly raved about) BO$$ MAN is all about top notch ingredients done right – think 60-day dry-aged chuck steaks shaped in-house daily, and juicy, tender pork cooked low and slow over 18 hours. And then there’s the BO$$ MAN vibe. The waiters are dripping in gold, the decor has more swag than Pharrell, and the hip-hop beats keep the burger party going ’til late on the daily.
Best Burger: Try the Texas-style Al Capone with beef patty, bacon, smoked cheddar, creole chutney, aioli and house-smoked BBQ sauce. It’s a cheeseburger on steroids.
BO$$ MAN, Jl Kayu Cendana, No. 8b, Seminyak, p. +62 812 3916 7070, e. [email protected]; Open daily from 11am.
2. Strawberry Fields
Oh, Strawberry Fields. Where to begin? Well actually, we know exactly where to start: with their beer battered loaded fries, piled high with gluttonous toppings like maple aioli, chorizo, bacon and melted cheddar that’s dripping with umami goodness. And that’s before we even mention the big guns, AKA the Strawberry Fields burgers. The menu is as big and beefy as Strawberry Fields’ Le Big Mac burger, with its double Wagyu patty, double American cheese, gooey special sauce and allll the pickles and onions. You’ll want to come extra hungry, because these guys will knock your greedy socks off.
Best Burger: Try the “The Colonel Sanders” burger with buttermilk chicken (marinated with not one, but 11 herbs and spices!), double American cheese, crispy AF bacon and coleslaw, drizzled in Carolina gold BBQ sauce.
Strawberry Fields, Jl Batu Belig No. 77, Gang Anisa, Seminyak, p. +62 859 5895 5141, e. [email protected]; Open daily from 9am.
3. Habitual Quench & Feed
You know a place is good when it’s grown by word-of-mouth only. Now known island-wide (and even globally!) as the best place for burgers in Bali, Habitual Quench & Feed is an icon when it comes to drool-inducing juicy patties, insanely flavourful fillings and knockout twists on the classics. Try the Cowboy Big Mac to see exactly what we mean. This iconic American burger is fixed-up cowboy-style, filled with all the classics then stuffed with ‘cowboy candy’ and south of the border sauce! Six ounce patties, Americana cheese, maple bacon and crispy hash browns – these guys have got it all.
Habitual Quench & Feed, Jl Umalas 1 No. 12b, Umalas, p. +62 819 9954 9135; Open daily 11am – 8pm.
Brought to Bali from Australia, Grill’d in Seminyak is where you can chow down on homemade signatures from this Aussie icon, alongside exclusive, island-inspired sides. Think charred pineapple in their famous Summer Sunset burger, and local produce from their dedicated Bali farmer. Yup, the burgers and sides here are as fresh as they get, all grilled-to-order and served alongside a Bali-fied cocktail and drinks list. Knock back the Pink Knight cocktail while grazing on the classic Crispy Bacon & Cheese Burger. And psst – Grill’d is also home to the famous Beyond Meat burgers; plant-based patties that are as beefy and delicious as their meaty contenders. Any of their burgers can be turned vegetarian or even vegan by replacing with a Beyond Meat pattie, best served with a side of crispy onion rings, charred broccoli or their famous herbed potato chips.
Best Burger: Try the Almighty burger with tasty cheese, crispy bacon, egg, beetroot, salad, relish & herbed mayo.
Grill’d, Jl Kayu Jati No. 3X, Petitenget, Seminyak, p. +62 811 399 9716; Open daily from 11am.
5. The Butcher’s Club
The name kinda gives it away, but let us tell you, The Butcher’s Club knows exactly how to serve its meat. Brought to Bali from Hong Kong, this international knockout slings next-level burgers made with dry-aged Australian beef (grain and grass-fed) sandwiched between homemade buns that are both bouncy but firm. As for the carnivorous fillings? Expect crispy bacon, pork belly and creamy mayo. And if that doesn’t curb your caveman cravings, double up on the meaty deliciousness with their mac and cheese. #sorrynotsorry, waistline.
Best Burger: Try The Double Happiness burger that uses grilled cheese sandwiches instead of a bun (yes, you read that right!).
The Butcher’s Club, Jl Petitenget Jl Cendrawasih, Seminyak, p. +62 877 7871 7146, e. [email protected]; Open daily from 12pm.
6. Wah Wah Burger
Wah Wah Burger kickstarted Bali’s gourmet burger trend, bringing its big, juicy creations to central Seminyak way back in 2008. Their world-class burgers broke boundaries with luxurious, gluttonous toppings, from pork ribs and Australian Wagyu beef (dry-aged in-house), to grilled chicken with Gochujang. Heck, they even offer sandwiches and rice bowls to get the full Wah Wah experience. And to evolve with the times, WahWah now has a number of vegan and vegetarian burgers on the menu too.
Best Burger: Try the Korean Vegan Burger with kimchi tempeh patty, pickled radish, tomato, cucumber, caramelised onions and Gochujang.
Wah Wah Burger, Jl Laksamana No. 11A, Seminyak, p. +62 853 3482 5181; Open daily 11am – 11pm.
7. Wacko Burger
This Seminyak original has been pushing Bali’s burger boundaries for many years now, grilling up the wackiest burger combos we’ve ever seen. Sure, you can wrap your chops around the classics (with bacon, gherkins, cheese – the works), but at Wacko Burger, you’ll want to load up on weird and wonderful “Next Generation Burgers” filled with the likes of mac & cheese, fried sausages and even nachos…
Best Burger: Try the Macintosh Burger with beef, fried sausage, mac & cheese, fried onions and a mac ball on top.
Wacko Burger, Jl Drupadi No. 18, Seminyak & Jl Petitenget, Petitenget, p. +62 821 4401 0888; Open daily 8am – 10.30pm.
8. Corner House
Tucked away on Seminyak’s famous Oberoi corner, Corner House is a cosy and stylishly decked-out treasure trove of Antipodean tastes and European flavours. It’s a favourite hangout spot with a scrummy menu and perfectly brewed coffee, all wrapped in French bistrot charm and industrial interiors. And with a whole menu of burgers and sliders, you’ll want to get a taste of Corner House’s twists on the classics…
Best Burger: Let Corner House rock your world with the indulgent Memphis Mac ‘n Daddy Burger. It’s cheesy goodness with an Angus beef patty, slathered with smashed mac ‘n cheese, three-cheese sauce and chilli mayo, paired with fresh shredded lettuce and sweet caramelised onions. It’s served with golden fries on the side and a mac ‘n cheese ball on top.
Corner House, Jl Kayu Aya No.10, Kerobokan, p. +62 813 3960 9258, e. [email protected]; Open daily from 7am.
9. Souma Seminyak
Maybe it’s the sunlit space and hidden location. Or maybe it’s the delicious coffee and menu. We say, Seminyak’s crowds flock to Souma Seminyak for its epic burgers – brekkie burgers included! You see, this stylish cafe is most famous for its laid-back brunch fare, but trust us when we say you won’t want to miss out on their big beef burgers too!
Best Burger: As the cafe’s specialty is breakfast, you’ll want to try the Breakfast Burger. A unique mix of chorizo and beef, it comes topped with a sunny side up egg, caramelised onions and golden hash browns.
Souma Seminyak, Jl Bidadari II No. 3, Kerobokan, p. +62 819 5356 7494; Open daily 7.30am – 4pm.
THE BEST BURGERS IN BALI: ULUWATU
1. 2080 Burger
Seriously smokey and obscenely succulent, 2080 Burger is where you can stuff your face full of beer battered drunken chicken and double beef patties. This hole-in-the-wall-style burger joint may be small in size, but it means big business when it comes to juicy whoppers. Think Aussie beef, Philly cheese, homemade cheese sauce, and bacon-loaded fries on the side. These guys also serve the best veggie burger around, made from pulled herb-roasted oyster mushrooms and a dousing of espresso BBQ sauce. And FYI, they have stores in Canggu and Seminyak, too!
Best Burger: The Black Mamba Burger, made with smoked beef brisket, Philly cheese, bacon, chilli jam, smoked onion and 2080’s magic sauce, sandwiched by a soft charcoal bun.
2080 Burger, Jl Raya Uluwatu No. 8B, Banjar Bakung Sari, p. +62 817 050 2080; Open daily 9am – 11pm.
Feeding hungry crowds in Canggu and Uluwatu, Mason is not only one of the best restaurants in Bali – you’ll also want to make a stop here whenever the burger cravings hit. Mason’s oh-so-juicy burger is the only one on the menu – because they’ve done it right, all with Mason’s sophisticated twists. This organic pulled beef burger is as big and juicy as it is delicious, best paried with Mason’s superb cocktails (our pick is the the Margarita A La Mason!)
Best Burger: True to Mason’s wood-fired cooking style, the melt-in-your-mouth organic pulled beef burger is both smokey and succulent. Think rich and soft pulled beef, perfectly complemented with pickles, shaved cabbage, gooey cheddar cheese and Mason’s special sauce.
Mason, Jl Labuansait No. 10, Pecatu, Uluwatu, p. +62 821 4676 5177, e. [email protected]; Open daily from 12pm.
3. Gooseberry Restaurant & Boutique
Created by the stylish babes who gave us Bali’s internationally-acclaimed lingerie and swimwear label, Gooseberry Intimates, this cafe and restaurant in Bingin is a must-try. Forget the bikini body and graze all day on modern cuisine, or take a dip post-burger binge. You’ll want to try all the bistro-style dishes, but the juicy double cheeseburger is a standout!
Best Burger: Try Gooseberry’s take on the classic Double Cheeseburger. Soft buns are stuffed with 180-grams of wood-fired Wagyu beef, melted cheddar cheese, fresh tomato, lettuce, onions and relish, slathered in burger sauce and served with hand-cut fries. YUM.
Gooseberry Restaurant & Boutique, Jl Buana Sari, Gg Pirta, Pecatu, p. +62 821 4482 3166, e. [email protected]; Open daily 8am – 10pm.
If you fancy something healthy for your burger fix, then check out the “superfood” creations at Omburger in Uluwatu. Their burgers are healthy reincarnations of the classics, made with feel-good ingredients like black rice, organic sweet potato and dragon fruit salsa. You can order your burger naked or in a bun, and it’s not only vegan and vegetarian burgers here. There’s also fish, organic lamb and grass-fed beef, best enjoyed with fresh guacs.
Best Burger: The Triple Veggie Stack with three layers of superfood scumminess!
Omburger, Jl Labuansait No. 432, Pecatu; Open daily 12pm – 8pm.
THE BEST BURGERS IN BALI: UBUD
1. Locavore To Go
As the little sister to Ubud’s world-famous restaurant, Locavore, Locavore To Go is where you can get a taste of Locavore’s legacy without the three-month advanced reservation. Slinging sandwiches, homemade brekkies, deli goods and a collection of burgers, expect all of Locavore’s kitchen tricks here, including the all-local, top-notch ingredients and the flair of a fine diner (without the hefty price tag).
Best burger: Try the Burger a la Ray with its big beef patty between a soft butter-toasted potato bun, filled with crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, iceberg lettuce, grilled onions, and secret and BBQ sauce.
Locavore To Go, Jl Dewi Sita No. 10A, Ubud, p. +62 859 0450 4917, e. [email protected]; Open daily 9am – 9pm.
2. Simply Social
Dishing up some good ol’ classic burgers, Simply Social in Ubud is where you can feast on all your fave comfort foods, with plenty of booze to wash it down. But of course, we’re here for the rockin’ burgers (and craft cocktails, obvs). The burgers here are all served with Scrummy sides and sauces that perfectly complement the juicy meat or falafel patty.
Best Burger: Try the Social Signature with minced brisket beef patty, double cheddar, bacon, onion relish, mustard, tomato, lettuce, red onion and Simply Social’s signature mayo, wedged between whiskey-glazed buns. Knock it back with the signature cocktail Dressed in Purple that’s as pretty as it sounds.
Simply Social, Jl Raya Ubud, Ubud, p. +62 813 3840 8050; Open daily 7am – 11pm.
Sanburg is Ubud’s grab-n-go burger and sandwich shop that’s all about fresh ingredients, full flavours and a price tag that’s as palatable as its juicy patties. There are six different burger varieties here, as well as seven different sandwiches, each one stuffed with the good kind of sloppiness, AKA juicy meats, melty cheese and slicks of dribbling house sauce. But here’s the thing – Sanburg is also where you’ll find an epic selection of vegan and vegetarian burgers, including the Barbie Pulled P*rk that features tender and juicy slow-cooked fake pulled pork. There’s even deep fried mushrooms and a vegan ‘chicken’ pattie.
Best Burger: The Strayan burger is the biggest of the Sanburg burger gang, stacked with melted red cheddar cheese, a tender beef patty, grilled pineapple, bacon, a sunny side-up egg, pickled beetroot, lettuce and tomato, finished with Sanburg’s special chipotle mayo.
Sanburg, Jl Raya Campuhan No. 18, Ubud, p. +62 813 3793 9288; Open daily 8am – 8pm.
THE BEST BURGERS IN BALI: SANUR
Whether it’s a lunch break or after work burger feast, head to Afterwork – Sanur’s neighbourhood eatery that’s all about grilling and chilling. The humble, fuss-free approach fits right in to this east coast ‘hood, wrapped in cosy interiors and laid back vibes. And of course, one of the specialties here is the burger – the classics that stand the test of time, given Afterwork’s twists. The burgers are handcrafted using homemade buns, sauces and juicy meat and fish patties, best paired with the salty french fries and an ice cold Bintang…
Best Burger: A meat lovers’ treat, The Slab is a favourite at Afterwork. This burger is packed with sautéed ham, bacon, melting cheddar cheese and a 160-gram premium handcrafted beef patty – all balanced out with a portion of salad, homemade pickles and Afterwork’s remoulade, sandwiched between pillowy homemade buns.
Afterwork, Jl Batur Sari No. 47B, Sanur, p. +62 878 6047 2636, e. [email protected]; Open daily 11am – 9pm.
2. Shotgun Social
Brewhouse meets gastropub at Shotgun Social – a family (and pet!) friendly restaurant that gives you the perfect duo: burgers and beers. Prop up the bar and sample your way through the selection of 16 international craft beers on tap, or settle in for a long and leisurely lunch within the spectacular domed interiors or the breezy garden. As for the menu? Think gastropub classics, including a juicy selection of giant burgers!
Best Burger: While we love all the meaty beef burgers, we say start with the spicy Bird Gang – fried, Memphis-style boneless chicken, pickles and fresh slaw slathered in Shotgun Social’s “smack your lips” sauce, all stuffed in charcoal buns and served with crispy french fries.
Shotgun Social, Jl Pantai Sindhu No. 11, Sanur, p. +62 813 3975 1933; Open daily 9am – 11pm.
3. Soul on the Beach
Want a burger with beach views? Make your way to Sanur’s beloved beachfront restaurant, Soul on the Beach. This family friendly little sister to Shotgun Social serves up a delicious menu of creative and wholesome dishes, including a selection of burgers and sliders.
Best Burger: For the best pairing with your cold beer, try the Schnoz Burger. Toasted sesame buns loaded with a 160-gram Australian beef patty that’s been cooked to juicy perfection, then topped with sliced tomatoes, red onion, shredded lettuce, dijon mustard and garlic aioli, served with french fries.
Soul on the Beach, Jl Pantai Sindhu, Sanur, p. +62 813 3975 1932; Open daily 7am – 11pm.
4. Sala Bistro
A neighbourhood fave since 2017, Sala Bistro is an Aussie brunch spot with breezy interiors and cosy nooks for all-day grazing. The international menu is full of healthy and wholesome dishes made from the freshest ingredients – but we say, get messy with a great burger. You’ll find plenty of burgers on the menu, packed with meat and fish patties, and an equally as juicy veggie burger.
Best Burger: Try Sala Bistro’s modern take on a veggie burger, the Portobello burger. Squishy buns sandwich a patty-size breaded portobello mushroom, together with avocado, fresh lettuce, tomatoes, caramelised onion, honey mustard and gooey cheese.
Sala Bistro, Jl Danau Tamblingan No.180, Sanur, p. +62 859 0134 0984; Open daily 7.30am – 10pm.
THE BEST BURGERS IN BALI: KUTA
1. Fat Tony’s
A popular burger joint in the heart of Kuta, Fat Tony’s knows how to cook up the perfect burgers for hungry beach-goers and bar hoppers. Everything is homemade here, and you can find humbly delicious classic burgers with premium Aussie beef, alongside grilled chicken burgers and even a veggie patty made from soybeans.
Best Burger: Go with the single, double or triple (yep, you read it right!) premium Australian beef burger. This classic burger is perfectly assembled with lettuce, tomato, cheese, homemade mayonnaise and ketchup, and served with fries.
Fat Tony’s, Jl Sriwijaya No. 28, Legian, Kuta, p. +62 857 9264 1911, e. [email protected]; Open Tue – Sun 2pm – 10pm.
2. Hard Rock Cafe
Standing right across the street from Kuta Beach, the world-renowned Hard Rock Cafe dishes up international flavours that suit all kinds of hungry diners, even little ones too! Not only home to rock ‘n rolling vibes, Hard Rock Cafe is also where it’s at for a whole menu of tasty burgers, including Hard Rock’s signature Legendary Burgers…
Best Burger: You can’t go wrong with the Original Legendary Burger. What makes it legendary you ask? Well, the devil’s in the detail – freshly baked brioche buns toasted to order, filled with juicy premium steak, and not one but two slices of melting cheese. The ultimate crunch comes from golden onion rings, bacon, and last but not least, Hard Rock Cafe’s signature sweet and smokey sauce.
Hard Rock Cafe, Jl Pantai Kuta, Kuta Beach, p. +62 361 755 661 / +62 821 4737 8845, e. [email protected]; Open daily from 12pm.
Happy munching, Honeys!