On the hunt for the best new restaurants in Bali? Bookmark this page, because here we bring you the hottest new openings of 2022.
From epic breakfasts and never-ending brunches to cool cafes and ultra-fine dining degustations – you could say we’re a little obsessed with food here at Honeycombers. And when it comes to the best new restaurants in Bali? We’re all over it. From Seminyak and Canggu to Ubud, Uluwatu and beyond, each month we bring you the best new restaurants, cafes and bars in Bali, keeping you in the loop with all the hottest places to eat across the island.
Honestly, we don’t often blow our own trumpets. But if we’re talking food, we can always tell you the best place for a local Balinese feast, a drool-inducing burger, or even where to eat vegan across the island. And as for all the brand new, hot-off-the-press restaurants you absolutely need to try? Well, this is everything you need: our Hot New Tables 2022 roundup.
ALL THE BEST NEW RESTAURANTS IN BALI
Hot New Tables: 2022
Yuki – Canggu
Tuna truffle sushi, nori ahi tacos and even vegan yakitori – Yuki is Canggu’s brand new modern Japanese izakaya with some of Bali’s biggest hospitality names behind it. And it shows. Served up right beside the seaside, Yuki’s boundary-pushing menu is a fusion of fine ingredients and contemporary twists, topped off with an impeccable drinks list and a nifty fit-out too. To find this breezy beachfront spot, follow the beautiful Canggu crowds to the Batu Bolong seafront, where classic cocktails, cold beers and hot sake are served up alongside Japanese aesthetics and some of the best Japanese bites this island has ever seen.
The Suku Bali – Ubud
A farm-to-table restaurant hidden in the hills of Ubud, The Suku Bali has been built with five of our favourite things in mind: food, community, coffee, art, and music. The restaurant itself is truly breathtaking, but it’s what’s happening behind the scenes that’s really impressive. Suku is committed to supporting an ethical food system, minimising waste and offering world-class quality at a fair price. All of this while changing the menu according to the seasons and produce from local farmers and fishermen. The result? Fresh-from-the-net red snapper with pea puree, pan-search duck with seasonal veggies, and our fave, the carrot ravioli with emmental cream and a parsley oil. Yum!
Mosto – Berawa
Indonesia’s very first natural wine bar has officially landed in Berawa, and with it comes a relaxed and unadulterated vibe inspired by the neo-bistros of Paris and Sydney’s flourishing wine bar scene. The brains behind Mosto are certainly worth a mention too: a powerhouse collective of six industry superstars from Bali’s pioneering Mexicola Group: Da Maria, Luigi’s, Uni and Motel Mexicola. Together, these F&B trailblazers bring decades worth of experience to the tabletop, and the result is a forward-thinking food menu (hello skewered ox tongue!) and a drinks list of more than 70 different low-intervention wines and zero-waste cocktails. New releases, rare cuvées, special events and international wine fairs will also be a Mosto mainstay, so vinophiles, watch this space!
Tabu – Uluwatu
Mexico meets Japan at Tabu – one of the most exclusive and elegant destinations to open in Uluwatu. Brought to us by the unstoppable Ours Group (the peeps behind Ours restaurant and Our Spa) none of the Ours flair or flavour has been lost at this hot new spot. Think truffle parmesan and olive croquettes, hamachi ceviche rojo and coconut-prawn chipotle tacos. And of course, the cocktails are not to be missed either. A smoking Old Fashioned, Grand Negroni and a Bloody Maria keep us coming back every evening. And it goes without saying, you’ll need to make a reservation here, as this place is booked out most nights.
Woods – Pererenan
Inspired by nature, Woods is all about fresh food, fine local ingredients, and some of the most beautifully presented dishes we’ve ever seen. This green and breezy cafe feels like a fancy treehouse, with hanging plants beside twinkling chandeliers and indoor palms watching over the colourful spreads of eggs, avocado, pancakes, and of course, great coffee. Psst – breakfast cocktails are on the menu too!
Atelier 5 – Canggu
From Paris to Bali with love, and a whole lotta French deliciousness. Atelier 5 is a creative patisserie, cafe and workshop in one, where you can graze on artisanal baked goodies, signature a la carte creations and an entire menu of bespoke teas to wash it all down. Nibble on buttery hazelnut croissants for breakfast, feast on grilled octopus for lunch, and whatever you do, don’t leave without trying some of the specialty cakes and desserts from famous pâtissier, Vincent Nigita. Psst – keep your eyes peeled on Atelier 5’s social calendar for gourmet workshops too!
Ulu Garden – Uluwatu
A hidden oasis behind Uluwatu’s most happening strip, Ulu Garden is described as a ‘multidisciplinary hospitality space’ where you stroll in for brunch, catch a live acoustic band over cocktails, or work away on your laptop overlooking the breezy tropical garden. Founded by a Belgian food entrepreneur and a local artist, Ulu Garden captures the best of both worlds: a wholesome and delicious all-day menu, wrapped up with authentic Balinese character and a raw contemporary look and feel. Swing by in the evening to catch Ulu Roots playing live, and come back for a set menu boozy brunch on the weekend.
The Barn – Canggu
Bringing the charm of a London gastro-pub to Bali, The Barn is where you can feast on all your favourite British pub classics. Think juicy pies, fish and chips and even bangers & mash. In fact, the menu has been specially crafted by a top UK chef to ensure everything’s just right. And just like any good English pub, the focus here is on top quality drinks. We’re talking craft beer on tap, imported fine wines and premium hand-crafted cocktails too. Top it all off with contemporary yet cosy interiors reminiscent of a London member’s club, and you’ve got yourself a bloody lovely British experience in Bali!
Golden Monkey – Canggu
After the roaring success of its steaming dim sum, sticky char-siew pork and deep-fried Gurami in Ubud, Golden Monkey has now opened in Canggu too. Here, you not only get to feast on all your favourite Chinese staples, you can also settle in for an all-you-can-eat Dim Sum Brunch every Saturday and Sunday. And that’s not all. While the Golden Monkey menu is perhaps best known for its succulent Chinese BBQ and specialty meat dishes (like the grilled prime rib in oyster or Oriental sauce), there are also plenty of vegetarian dishes too. Think Eggplant Clay Pot, Fenkow dumplings, salt and pepper tofu and a vegetable congee to name just a few. And of course, it wouldn’t be a true Chinese feast without dessert, so save room for the custard cream buns and the traditional Gui Ling Gao. Měiwèi!