Billy Ho, a popular eatery in Canggu, is making a grand comeback with an exciting new concept. After being closed for several years due to the pandemic, the restaurant is reopening as a late-night Asian boteco, adding a fresh and vibrant twist to its renowned Canggu identity.
Renowned chef Will Meyrick, the mastermind behind Billy Ho, has returned to Bali after spending the past three years in Perth. With a plethora of new ideas, Meyrick is ready to infuse his long-term home with culinary innovations. He is also joined by chef Tom Lavery, who brings additional expertise to the team.
The newly revamped Billy Ho promises a sophisticated dining experience, complete with a revamped interior to match its late-night atmosphere. Guests can expect a clandestine space adorned with darker shades, moody lighting, and stylish bronze accents. While the communal dining aspect remains, the restaurant now offers more intimate options, including bar tables.
As part of its transformation, Billy Ho has completely overhauled its menu. The focus has shifted from lunch to dinner and late-night bites, with an emphasis on sustainability and locally sourced ingredients. While maintaining its distinct Asian influence, the menu now showcases a wide variety of snacks as the highlight. The offerings are categorized into sections, including Dim Sum, Sushi and Nigiri, Small Plates, and Large Plates.
Despite the smaller portions, the dishes are packed with bold flavors. Noteworthy items include the indulgent Fish and Pearl Meat dumplings with garlic chives, pork oil siew mai, and the Pork Miso Cabbage Shimeji Gyoza. The menu also features fresh sashimi and nigiri made from the daily catch.
For those seeking heartier options, Billy Ho offers dishes like the nduja-spiced dry-aged tuna tartare served with squid ink sago cracker, miso smoked garlic, ponzu, charred corn, and crushed hazelnuts. Another standout option is the duck and peanut caramel with prawn, watermelon, pineapple, chili salt, and finger limes. Larger plates, such as the grilled fish with sambal belacan, fire-grilled kiciwis, coconut serundeng, charred pineapple, and coconut, or the red-glazed lamb shoulder with charred miso-braised cabbage, mandarin pancakes, wombok kimchi, and Chinese smashed cucumber, are sure to satisfy those with a hearty appetite.
To complement the dining experience, Billy Ho offers a diverse selection of beverages. With a renewed focus on late-night enjoyment, the bar menu takes center stage with specialty cocktails, wines, spirits, beer, aperitifs, and after-dinner delights. Creative twists on classic favorites are a highlight, such as the Billy Ho Chilli Margarita, which introduces a zesty twist with lemon and orange marmalade and chili flakes. The Asian Daiquiri combines rum, honey pineapple, ginger flower syrup, lemon, and chili flakes for a unique flavor profile. The carefully curated wine list prioritizes quality and features a global selection, ranging from celebratory Taittinger Grands Crus Brut to easy-drinking Pascal Jolivet Pouilly-Fumé and Cusumano Nero d’Avola from Italy. The bar also boasts an extensive collection of international spirits, including gins, whiskeys, and tequilas, perfect for late-night indulgence.
With its reopening, Billy Ho aims to bring a new and exciting chapter to Canggu’s dining scene. The late-night Asian boteco concept promises a fusion of exquisite flavors, stylish ambiance, and innovative libations, creating an enticing destination for food and drinks in the area.
Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Opens everyday from 5pm to 12am.