Mana: We stan the pork belly tacos and cliff-top views at this Uluwatu restaurant

COCONUTS HOT SPOT — Unlike Bangkok, Bali doesn’t have the “Mexican” drunken-nights-go-to-fast-food joint Taco Bell, but we’re not that mad about it now that we have discovered some of our favorite tacos of all time outside of Mexico and the American Southwest (yes, we’d venture to say we rate them that highly). The pork belly ...

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Vital Signs: In Bali’s ‘deaf village,’ a unique language gives hope to a new generation

Two Fingers: Berawa spot serves up Cali-Mex food & booze like babi guling tacos and jalapeño-infused tequila in a jazzed-up dive bar space

Two Fingers: Berawa spot serves up Cali-Mex food & booze like babi guling tacos and jalapeño-infused tequila in a jazzed-up dive bar space

Two Fingers isn’t your typical Mexican restaurant outside of Mexico. No bright colors, no sombrero-wearing, mustachioed men. No mariachi music. None of that stereotypical (and...

Going with the Gatsby theme at Double Six: Dry-aged steaks, line-caught seafood, and 250+ types of wine at Plantation Grill

Going with the Gatsby theme at Double Six: Dry-aged steaks, line-caught seafood, and 250+ types of wine at Plantation Grill

It’s one of Bali’s most developed, built-for-tourism areas, well past its heyday, and chock-full of Bintang-singlet-wearing Aussies on their way to nightclubs and...

Review: Mason, the Canggu newcomer that produces in-house cured meats, cheeses, and (stiff) cocktails

Review: Mason, the Canggu newcomer that produces in-house cured meats, cheeses, and (stiff) cocktails

Mason, which opened just last month, is a project of the Brett Hospitality Group, the same people behind the popular Batu Bolong seafood spot Fishbone Local (we haven’t tried it...

LocaLAB ‘test kitchen’ in Ubud builds elaborate multi-course dinners around a single ingredient — here’s a look inside

LocaLAB ‘test kitchen’ in Ubud builds elaborate multi-course dinners around a single ingredient — here’s a look inside

A food laboratory in Ubud backed by one of Bali’s most hyped restaurant groups has been playing with various local ingredients and coming up with some pretty crazy, edible...

Ducking great: Eating roast duck in Bali’s rice fields at a kitschy Indonesian chain is the touristic experience we didn’t know we needed

Ducking great: Eating roast duck in Bali’s rice fields at a kitschy Indonesian chain is the touristic experience we didn’t know we needed

Taking a seat in the rice fields and sinking our teeth into some roast duck at Bebek Tepi Sawah is a touristic experience that we regret not having tried sooner. The road to the...

Two Trees Eatery in Bali’s hip Berawa has got some serious vegan substitution skillz

Two Trees Eatery in Bali’s hip Berawa has got some serious vegan substitution skillz

Searching for healthy food in Canggu is like looking for fast food in America. It’s everywhere. At every turn, there’s promise of another cafe offering “avo...

Seminyak’s Sea Vu Play rolls out new charcoal grill BBQ menu with serious salad bar

Seminyak’s Sea Vu Play rolls out new charcoal grill BBQ menu with serious salad bar

The new barbecue menu at Seminyak’s Sea Vu Play is an ode to charcoal — it’s all about deep, spice-packed flavors that bring heat and umami. None of that electrical...

Disrupting the vegan scene: Locavore opens premium ‘nose-to-tail’ butcher shop in Ubud

Disrupting the vegan scene: Locavore opens premium ‘nose-to-tail’ butcher shop in Ubud

COCONUTS HOT SPOT — It’s a bold move, opening up a neighborhood butcher shop in Ubud. Ubud’s food scene is like *so hot* right now — but it’s dominated by vegan and...

Spice for Days: Spesial Sambal (SS) comes to Bukit with 33 sambal varieties

Spice for Days: Spesial Sambal (SS) comes to Bukit with 33 sambal varieties

COCONUTS HOT SPOT — If you’ve got a thing for spicy food (or if you don’t, but are ready to step into the danger zone), then you’ve got to try Spesial Sambal (SS), an...


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Coconuts Bali Hot Spots

Coconuts Hot Spots are notable new restaurants or undiscovered gems around Bali that we think are worth a visit. We keep these pieces short and to the point. No TL;DR in our hot spots section! New bars, restaurants, and clubs are opening up in Bali on an extremely regular basis—try nearly daily—so we’ve got plenty of new and exciting places to tell you about. But let’s also not forget those hidden gems, hole-in-the-wall kind of places that give us reason to smile and are well worth mentioning to our hungry Coconauts.