The 10 Best Warung in Ubud, Bali

A complete Indonesian meal
A complete Indonesian meal | © keem1201 / Pixabay
“Warung” in Indonesian means “little family-owned business.” They’re the best places to get a delicious and affordable taste of the mouthwatering local cuisine. Perfect for both a quick meal and a full dining experience, the best warung in Ubud are an absolute must-try.

Warung Mendez

Restaurant, Indonesian, Thai, $$$
Fried noodles with vegetables
Fried noodles with vegetables | © pxhere

Located in the Penestanan village, northwest of Ubud, Warung Mendez is one of the best local restaurants in the region. Not only is the food remarkable, but so is the attention to detail and quality of the ingredients. All dishes are MSG-free, they don’t use plastic cutlery and straws and the napkins are reusable. This is as important as a satisfying meal. Also, if you can’t choose between nasi goreng and mie goreng, they have a traditional dish that mixes them all: nasi magelangen. An absolute tastebud sensation.

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Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Open Kitchen, Casual

Kedaton

Canteen, Indonesian, $$$
ayam penyet
Famous Indonesian dish Ayam Penyet in Ipoh | Famous Indonesian dish Ayam Penyet in Ipoh

This is a classic Indonesian/Balinese buffet where you can make your own meal, choosing among several delicious options. The base for all dishes is white (putih) or yellow (kuning) rice and then there’s a vast choice of local delicacies, from fried tempe to veggies and grilled chicken. Amazing quality for the price.

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You & Mie

Canteen, Indonesian, $$$
dumplings and noodles with soup
Dumplings and noodles with soup | Dumplings and noodles with soup
Mie means “noodles” in Bahasa Indonesia and that’s what You & Mie specialize in. It’s a small family-run business, with a small menu, few seats and a homey ambiance. They make their own homemade egg noodles and wonton—steamed dumplings—free from preservatives, coloring and chemicals. Healthy and delish.
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Warung Bintang

Restaurant, Canteen, Indonesian, $$$
Pork ribs are one of the best dishes at Warung Bintang, Ubud, Bali.
Pork ribs are one of the best dishes at Warung Bintang, Ubud, Bali. | Pork ribs are one of the best dishes at Warung Bintang, Ubud, Bali.
Bintang means “star” in Bahasa Indonesia, and the food here is definitely stellar. A five-minute drive north of downtown Ubud, Warung Bintang is all about freshness: the vegetables are picked from their own garden. Perfect for a romantic sunset dinner overlooking the emerald green rice field, the warung is also ideal for a meal with friends. It’s famous for its pork ribs.
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Meal service:

Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Outdoors, Cosy, Casual

Biah Biah

Canteen, Indonesian, $$$
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If this is your first time in Bali, or in Indonesia, get all your travel buddies together and plan a meal at Biah Biah. The menu is rich and includes the signature dishes of the local cuisine. Mie goreng – fried noodles, and nasi goreng – fried rice. A classic.

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Meal service:

Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Casual

9 Angels

Canteen, Indonesian, $$$

9 Angels is more than a warung: it’s a community project and space where people can come and enjoy a lovely meal, see performing arts, read a book, share conscious skills and get inspired. It opened its doors in 2013, thanks to Thony and his friends. The food—all delicious local vegetarian—is served as buffet and diners pay with an honor system, leaving a donation on the table.

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PriMa Warung Vegetarian

Restaurant, Indonesian, $$$
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Prima’s philosophy is sweet and simple: one dish, but deliciously made. They serve amazing nasi campur—mix rice—all vegetarian. Perfect for a healthy meal surrounded by the Balinese tropical forests.

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Warong Pojok

Restaurant, Indonesian, $$$

With an ample dining space, Warong Pojok is ideal for a meal with friends. They serve the best local traditional dishes, with an explosion of spices and sauces. A must-try is the tofu nuggets and the black pepper chicken.

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Meal service:

Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Traditional

Warung Be Pasih Pak Tony

Canteen, Indonesian, $$$

If you like seafood and fish, Warung Be Pasih is the place to go. Pak Kony—Mr. Kony—prepares the most delicious and fresh ikan bakar, grilled fish, and ayam bakar, grilled chicken. Pair it up with a lemon iced tea and enjoy a good local meal at a great price.

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Meal service:

Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Casual, Traditional