7 Affordable Restaurants in Bali’s Ubud Area to Try

by Jackie
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Fried tempeh from Warung Pandok Madu in Ubud, Bali

During our past two trips to Bali, Indonesia, we based ourselves in the Ubud area. We love the calmer, laid-back ambiance, and easy access to the local attractions. Another reason to visit Ubud is because of the food! We love eating Indonesian food and you won’t be disappointed with the offerings in Ubud.

If you’re wondering where to eat in Ubud, then you’re at the right spot! 

In this post, we’re sharing our top recommendations of the most delicious and affordable restaurants in Ubud to try. With so many options to try, we’ve narrowed down the list to focus mostly on Indonesian cuisine. For each of the Ubud restaurants, we’ll include the dishes that we tried, average pricing, payment accepted, and whether there are vegetarian and vegan options available. 

Since we prefer eating local foods that have good value at warungs (local Indonesian restaurants), there won’t be any super high-end type of restaurants included on this list. We also paid for all of our meals and have visited some of the restaurants a couple of times. 

Ensure that you’re not reading this post when you’re hungry since there will be some drool-worthy food pictures! 

Before you check out our list of the cheap places to eat in Ubud, check out our other posts about Bali to help with your future Bali planning. 

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Map of Where to Eat in Ubud

Map of the places to eat in Ubud area of Bali, Indonesia

Click on the map to see the locations of the Ubud restaurants. Credit: Map data: Google

Recommended Places to Eat in Ubud, Bali

1. Warung Mina | Indonesian

Warung Mina is a popular Indonesian chain that offers fresh seafood so you can choose from gurami, shrimp, and catfish. For those who do not like seafood, there are chicken options available. 

We’re huge fans of eating gurami, freshwater carp, and this place doesn’t disappoint! It’s one of the better places that we’ve eaten gurami in Bali. We ordered gurami bakar (grilled fish) and gurami geprek (which was super spicy and topped with sambal, chili sauce), fried tempeh, and vegetables. 

The guramis were cooked perfectly and had a burst of spice and flavors. If you love eating spicy food, then the gurami geprek will be your jam. We love eating spicy food, yet this was so spicy that we had to scrape off some of the sambal from the top. Our foreheads dripped in sweat from the spiciness and the humidity. 

To complement your meal, order fresh juices or a fresh coconut. We suggest the Kelapa Mina Kalbu, which is a giant young coconut filled with colorful jellies and fresh fruit. You can say that this drink is like a dessert since there is so much stuffing in the coconut. 

Address: Jl. Gunung Sari No. 2 Ambengan, Peliatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80227, Indonesia (Restaurant is in a side street across from the main walking street). You can also find this chain in other areas of Ubud such as Kuta and Seminyak. 

Opening Hours: 11:00am-10:00pm

Average Prices: Main entrees start at 60,000 IDR ($4.30 USD)

Payment: Accepts cash and credit cards

Warung Mina in Ubud is one of the best restaurants to try with fresh seafood of grilled fish and coconut drinks.

Warung Mina is highly recommended as one of the best places to eat in Ubud.

2. Warung Pandok Madu | Indonesian

Warung Pandok Madu is another Indonesian restaurant that we recommend. The restaurant is not along the main street as it’s a 15-minute walk (1.5 kilometers/.9 miles away) from the Ubud Palace, so you’ll get some cheap and delicious food away from the crowds.

If you enjoy eating BBQ pork ribs, then this is the place to try. There are different options to choose from – nasi goreng iga (ribs with fried rice), ribs with sambal (with chili sauce), mie iga (ribs with stir-fried noodles), or order a half or full rack with BBQ sauce. We’ve tried the spicy one and ribs with nasi goreng on two separate visits. The ribs are moist, fall off the bone, and have lots of flavor. 

Other traditional Balinese foods include nasi campur (mix platter of rice with a side of meat, egg, rice, and peanuts), chicken curry, and ayam bakar (grilled chicken). We tried the gurami bakar since we can’t get enough of this fish. It’s a generous portion with rice, vegetables, and a whole BBQ fish. 

The menu offers Western options available such as burgers, pasta, and salad. We haven’t tried any of the Western food but we saw quite a few tourists order burgers. There are also vegetarian and vegan options. We tried the tempeh with noodles which was not bad. The tempeh was crunchier and more chip-like than what we’re used to. 

You must try the drinks at this place. The homemade kombucha, vegan smoothies, and avocado (or other seasonal fruit) smoothies are refreshing and delicious. They aren’t sweet either. 

As a heads up, the restaurant cooks everything in coconut oil, in case you have a sensitivity to coconut. 

Everyone receives a complimentary bowl of fresh spicy shrimp chips. It’s a good snack to munch on before your food arrives. 

Address: Jalan Jatayu, Tebesaya, Ubud, Peliatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Opening Hours: 8:00am-11:00pm

Average Prices: Meals start at 50,000 IDR ($3.50). Half a rack of ribs is 60,000 IDR ($4.30). 

Payment: Cash only 

Warung Pandok Madu in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Warung Pandok Madu offers delicious and cheap Indonesian cuisine in Ubud.

3. Naughty Nuri’s Warung | BBQ

We mentioned above how good the BBQ ribs are at Warung Pandok Madu. Another well-known place for BBQ ribs is Naughty Nuri’s Warung. It’s a chain restaurant as there are other locations in Seminyak and Macau, China. 

Locals and tourists enjoy the delicious BBQ pork ribs, chicken, sausages, and other grilled meats. We’ve tried the pork ribs and sausages and they were awesome! The smokiness from the grilling and the sauce brought out the flavor in the meats. You do need to wait for the ribs to come out, but don’t worry. They are worth it. 

For vegetarians and vegans, the menu has some vegetarian items. We tried tempeh and vegetarian curry. The tempeh is an appetizer item as it comes in four pieces yet it’s a good complement as a side dish. The yellow curry with vegetables is one dish that is skippable as it lacked flavor and depth. We know this is a BBQ place so we shouldn’t expect good vegetarian items. 

We recommend that you come here early for dinner since it gets crowded. You’ll need to wait for a seat. Just note that the seating arrangements are tight as tables are close together. Or, you may sit around the bar area. 

Address: Jl. Raya Sanggingan No.88X, Kedewatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Opening Hours: 10:00am-10:00pm

Average Prices: Indonesian food starts at 50,000 IDR ($3.50). Full set of pork ribs is 130,00 IDR ($9.20)

Payment: Accepts cash and credit cards (extra service fee for using credit card)

BBQ pork ribs from Naught Nuri's Warung in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia Yellow curry with tempeh and vegetables from Naughty Nuri's Warung in Ubud, Bali.

4. Bebek Tepi Sawah | Indonesian

Bebek Tepi Sawah is another winner to try traditional Indonesian food. Our driver recommended this restaurant to eat. What we love about this place is that you can sit in a gazebo and overlook their private rice fields in the middle of the courtyard. It’s peaceful to walk around the mini rice fields during the sunset.

While this restaurant does cost slightly more compared to the warungs that we’ve visited, it’s still a good place to try as they serve more traditional flavors. The restaurant is known for the crispy duck (bebek mesuir is the boneless version), so you have to order it when you’re here. We’ve tried other dishes such as nasi campur and two types of gurami bakar gurami and gurami pete bumbu (which has a more stew topping). These are solid choices to try.  

The menu also has Western foods such as pasta, pizza, and sandwiches. This place is also vegetarian and vegan-friendly as there are tofu options. 

If you don’t want to sit in the restaurant area, there is a more casual bar-setting near the entrance. 

Address: Jalan Raya Goa Gajah, Br. Teges Peliatan, Ubud, Peliatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia. You can also find this restaurant in Kuta and Nusa Dua area. 

Opening Hours: 10:00am-10:00pm

Average Prices: Main entrees start at 90,000 IDR ($6.40)

Payment: Accepts cash and credit cards

Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant with seafood, nasi campur, and boneless duck in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Bebek Tepi Sawah is recommended to eat traditional Indonesian cuisine.

5. Warung Falafel | Vegan/Vegetarian

We’re always on the lookout for delicious falafels around the world. What’s not to like about a crispy ball made out of chickpeas, spices, and parsley?! 

When you’re in Ubud’s Art Market area, check out Warung Falafel. It’s one of the cheap places to eat! Falafels are the only item on the menu. This place is where you can customize how you want to enjoy your meal. Choose either a pita, chapati wrap, or salad bowl and three toppings, such as eggplant salad, spicy carrots, Arabic salad, sweet potato fries, etc. You can also add fresh juices, smoothies, and kombucha with your meal. 

The falafels are a decent size and bursting with flavor from the spices. Plus, we like how the falafels are not dry inside. If you dine in at the restaurant, you can add extra tahini and spicy sauce to your meal. 

This place gets another star from us for using eco-friendly/sustainable bowls made out of banana leaves. 

Address: Jl. Karna No.15, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Opening Hours: 9:00am-9:00pm

Average Prices: 70,000 IDR ($5.00)

Payment: Accepts cash and credit cards

Warung Falafel offers falafel bowls in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Try the falafels at Warung Falafel in the Ubud Art Market area.

6. Acai Queen | Dessert

Need an afternoon snack? Head to Acai Queen to try the delicious acai bowls. Acai is a dark purple berry that originated from South America. It’s considered a superfood due to its high antioxidants and vitamins. You often see acai in smoothies and bowls. 

Acai Queen serves five acai bowls with fun names such as True Brazillian, Brownie Fudge, Mango Pearls, Tropicana, and Choc Peanut. The bowls come with acai sorbet, fresh fruit, and toppings. The bowls are on the pricier side compared to eating local foods, yet they are healthy!  

We tried the Tropicana since it had our favorite tropical fruits of passion fruit, dragon fruit, mango, and papaya. It was topped with chocolate sauce and granola. Since it was hot and humid, the acai bowl was refreshing to eat and had the right amount of sweetness from the acai sorbet to the fruits. Plus, it was presented in a gorgeous wooden pineapple platter. 

There are other items on the menu such as ice cream bowls, smoothie bowls, protein bowls, milk tea, and hot foods such as avocado toast, chicken tacos, and nachos. 

The sitting area is adorable and photo-worthy with swings and colorful cushions and pillows. 

Address: Jl. Gootama No.02, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Opening Hours: 8:00am-10:00pm

Average Prices: Acai bowls are 65,000 IDR ($4.60) for medium and 95,000 IDR ($7.70) for large. 

Payment: Accepts cash and credit cards (extra service fee for using credit card)

Acai Queen in Bali's Ubud area has acai bowls with fresh tropical fruits such as mango, papaya, dragon fruit and topped with granola and dried coconut.

Try the acai bowls when you visit Acai Queen in Ubud.

7. Kakiang Garden Cafe | Bakery

We stayed at Element by Westin and didn’t want to eat the overpriced breakfast. Luckily, Kakiang Garden Cafe is next to the hotel and has a wonderful array of baked goods and at affordable prices. The offerings change every day and include colorful donuts, croissants (almond and regular), muffins, fruit pastries, and other unique items such as coconut pandan bread. You can also buy loaves of fresh bread and baguettes. We enjoyed the fluffiness of the pastries and they aren’t too sweet. 

If you have more time, consider sitting down in their cafe or outside in the back patio area to enjoy a meal. They have a full menu that includes salads, sandwiches, pasta, and dessert. The millecrepe is a popular dessert and tends to run out by the end of the day.

If you’re closer to the Monkey Forest area, try the main bakery, Kakiang Bakery

Address: Jalan Raya Andong, Petulu, Ubud, Petulu, Kec. Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Opening Hours: 10:00am-8:00pm

Average Prices: Pastries start at 12,000 IDR ($.85)

Payment: Accepts cash and credit card. You’ll need to reach a minimum amount of 50,000 IDR ($3.50) to use a credit card

Donuts, croissants, and other baked goods in Kakiang Garden Cafe in Ubud, Bali.

You won’t be disappointed with trying the baked goods at Kakiang Garden Cafe.

If you visit Bali’s Ubud area, hope you can check out one or more of these restaurants! We can’t wait to return and eat more Balinese and Indonesian food. We’ll update this list with new recommendations.  

Visiting other areas of the island? Check out our post on the best places to eat in Bali

If you have other recommendations on places to eat in Ubud, please share in the comments below.

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This post includes the top and affordable places to eat in Ubud (Bali, Indonesia) which includes traditional Indonesian cuisine such as as gurami fish. Indonesian and Balinese food to try such as tempeh, pork ribs, and fish when you're in Bali's Ubud area, Indonesia.

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Jenn Summers October 16, 2020 - 9:09 pm

Everything looks scrumptious! I would need to stay for a month just to be able to try everything haha

Jackie October 17, 2020 - 9:40 pm

Hi Jenn. Oh yesss! Would love to stay in Bali and eat all of the delicious food. It’s my kind of vacation! 🙂

Arlee Bird October 27, 2020 - 5:28 am

It all looks great, but sadly I seriously doubt that I’d ever be in that part of the world.

Now I’m hungry.

Jackie October 27, 2020 - 10:33 pm

Hi Arlee. Glad you enjoyed the post. Hope you get a chance to visit Bali in the future. It’s worth the plane ride to enjoy delicious food, culture, and gorgeous views!


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