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First Table's top five Bali restaurants

September 2022

First Table's top five Bali restaurants

World class restaurants, stunning views, next level food, it’s got to be Bali! Hop on your scooter and eat your way around First Table’s top five best Bali restaurants as voted by our diners.

Boy’N’Cow meat boutique

One of Seminyak's top restaurants catering to serious steak lovers, Boy’N’Cow is a must on your dining diary. Bali’s first meat boutique specialises in 28-day dry-aged beef and flame grill cooking. Using the best meats from sustainable and organic farms in Australia and the US, Boy’N’Cow has all the classic steak cuts of grain-fed black Angus. Think striploin, ribeye and tenderloin, rubbed with a special Boy'N'Cow seasoning. Make sure you indulge in some of their signature cocktails, such as the summer love or watermelon mojito, or a digestive cocktail like the coffee cow.

Bow'N'Cow Meat Boutique

Kilo Kitchen Bali

From Singapore to Bali, Kilo Kitchen opened in September 2014 along the Jalan Drupadi stretch in Seminyak. Expect fusion food with a tropical Balinese twist. Fresh local ingredients form the basis of their menu, where you’ll find spicy duck or prawn salad, paired with papaya or octopus joined by candied peanuts and potato puree. Next, take a journey around the globe with Ricotta gnocchi, BBQ pork ribs, pork laksa, or salmon tuturuga served with quinoa urap, manado style curry and furikake rice.

Kilo Kitchen Bali

Shima Teppanyaki & Shamu Shamu

Expect a hefty dose of theater and authentic Japanese cuisine with a modern twist at Shima Teppanyaki in Seminyak. Although Shima specializes in the art of teppanyaki, there's also the traditional hot pot style cuisine shabu shabu on the menu, as well as sushi, sashimi and tempura. So if it’s a quick plate of sushi, or a dining experience you won’t forget sitting around watching the chefs at work on the grill, you can get your fix of Japanese flavours at Shima.

Shima Teppanyaki & Shabu Shabu

AKAR

With sky-high ceilings, you’ll feel as though you’re dining in a bamboo cathedral filled with the last sun of the day. Shared plates are the place to start and are packed full of punchy flavours. Kick off the night with some Balinese yellowfin tuna, baked beetroot carpaccio or roasted farm cauliflower with feta cheese, garlic yogurt and black soybeans. For the mains, the charcoal grill delivers the most tender Australian beef cuts, garlic chicken, coriander lamb chop or BBQ Balinese pork ribs. Seafood fanatics, you’ve got mouth-watering barramundi, king prawns and garlic basil baby squid to choose from. Want to kick on? Stay long enough and you’ll see AKAR transformed into a nightclub. If you're popping by Ubud, this is a non-negotiable stop.

AKAR

Kebun

Embrace the Mediterranean way of life in Ubud, and continue your food adventure at Kebun Bistro. Start with tapas, and ease into lunch with the likes of arancini balls, bruschetta trio, sauteed chorizo, or a farmer's board filled with all the goodies a cheese board should have. If you're not feeling whimsical by now, let us the mains take you to the Med. Paella, Moroccan Mechoui Tajine or a linguine Bolognaise, dinner is served!

Kebun Bistro

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