Nothing spells luxury better than a wine-and-dine experience with the perfect setting of the magnificent ocean stretching out in front of you. Well, that’s what a good meal on a clifftop in Bali promises you. Ithaka has picked out the very best options for an unforgettable dinner overlooking the ocean in beautiful Bali.  

 

1. Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant & Bar, Banyan Tree Resort, Ungasan

 

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Perched on the brink of a cliff in Southern Bali is the Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant & Bar. Sitting pretty at a height of 70 meters, the restaurant has a breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean. Along with a taste of gourmet French cuisine with exquisite Japanese flavours, the place promises you a large selection of cocktails and wines. Whether it’s chilli martinis or champagne served with strawberry mash – you’re bound to get your taste buds tickled with their inventive concoctions!

Ithaka’s Pro Tip: Reserve a table on the spacious wooden deck, which puts you 200ft above the beach, and gives you a bird’s-eye view of Bali’s brilliant night sky. 

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Must try: French cuisine, Spicy Martinis, and Lava Lamp Cocktails.

How To Get There: Ju-Ma-Na restaurant is a 45-minute cab ride from Ngurah Rai International Airport.

 

2. Di Mare Restaurant, Ungasan

 

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 Right above the surf, Di Mare is an award-winning Mediterranean restaurant that has gained popularity over the years for good reason.

Crystal waters crash into the base of the craggy cliff on which this restaurant rests. And the classic blue-and-white theme mirrors the colours of the frothy ocean. 

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Good to Know: To gain access to this joint, you have to take a hill elevator that climbs up 280ft.

Must try: Black Linguine with freshwater clams, French Tarragon dressing

How To Get There: Di Mare restaurant is a  40-minute cab ride from Ngurah Rai International Airport.

 

3. Rock Bar, Ayana Resort & Spa, Jimbaran

 

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Bali’s Rock Bar has become a hotspot on the world map for its great food, entertainment, and unparalleled seashore views. Hop on the cliffside inclinator (like an elevator) or simply climb the steps to reach this bar.

Relax in style under the evening lights as the  DJ plays popular music, or unwind with the famous concoctions that the bar serves up. Look out over the sea, 50 feet above the waterline, and soak in the majestic sunset. Watch the horizon glow in shades of fiery orange, making for the grandest dining experience of your vacation. 

Ithaka’s Pro Tip: It’s best to arrive early (before 4 pm) or late after sunset to avoid queues. You can also call ahead to make a reservation at the 18-seater VIP Round Deck.

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Must Try: Chicken Popcorn, King Prawn saganaki, and Spa On the Rock Cocktail.

How To Get There: Rock Bar is a 25-minute cab ride from Ngurah Rai International Airport.

 

4. El Kabron Spanish Restaurant & Cliff Club, Uluwatu

 

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At sundown, Bali’s hippest crowd makes its way to El Kabron to watch the golden skies turn charcoal grey. The venue is a restaurant and beach club combined, complete with an infinity pool if you prefer to eat while you wade. Live music, Spanish food and a 180-degree view of the ocean will keep you company in this secluded location.

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Must-try: Spanish cuisine, homemade Sangria, or Secret-Recipe Cocktail.

How To Get There: El Kabron is a 40-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport.

 

5. Ulu Cliffhouse, Uluwatu

 

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The newest restaurant on this list, Ulu Cliffhouse has uninhibited ocean views as captivating as the food it serves. The chic decor and lighting, a huge infinity pool, and an art space create a beautiful setting that allows you to soak in every lovely moment spent here.

An open-air restaurant whips up delicious beach grub, poolside barbeques, and even weekend brunches!! There’s an open ocean deck overlooking the edge of the ocean – the perfect place to watch the sun take leave for the day as you relax with an in-house Margarita! 

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Must try: Crab Bruschetta, Barbeque pork ribs, Pineapple Margaritas.

How To Get There: Ulu Cliffhouse is a 45-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport.

 

If you’re in the mood to lounge about in luxury to the sound of waves crashing against the cliffs, these are Bali’s hippest places to be! Food from around the world and the incredible beauty of the tropical seashore – few places reward the senses like Bali does.