What type of food in Sanur will I find

Eating food in Sanur is a culinary adventure. Sanur Bali is a melting pot of flavours, offering diverse cuisines to satisfy every palate. It is a true paradise for food lovers, from traditional Indonesian delights to international favourites.

Sanur’s foodie scene is a food lover’s paradise. Visitors will find cuisines to satisfy all taste buds, from traditional Indonesian dishes to international favourites like Japanese, Indian, Italian, and Korean cuisine.

Plate of assorted sushi rolls at Nori restaurant in Sanur
One of the best food in Sanur

Not to mention the delicious pizza, fast food, and more options. Whether you’re seeking local flavours or craving something familiar, Sanur has plenty of places to eat that cater to every palate.

Sanur’s food scene is a delightful fusion of local and global flavours. Many places to eat in Sanur may specialise in one cuisine, but they will undoubtedly have staples like pizza and burgers on the menu. 

Whether strolling down Jalan Danau Tamblingen or walking along the beach promenade, Sanur has a food type to suit everyone.

a traditional chicken satay from warung rainbow in sanur
Chicken Satay, an Indonesian favourite

You should eat Indonesian food most, as its spices and rich dishes reflect the culinary heritage of Bali. You’ll find popular dishes like nasi goreng (fried rice), mie goreng (fried noodles), satay (grilled skewers), and rendang (slow-cooked meat in coconut milk and spices) served in cosy warungs (local eateries) and upscale restaurants alike. We recommend you try Warung Rainbow on Jalan Danau Tamblingen.

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Japanese Food

Visitors to Sanur who love Japanese food will be pleased to discover a plethora of sushi, sashimi, tempura, and ramen options. From small sushi places like Nori Sushi to modern, stylish places like Soya, the freshness and authenticity of Japanese food are widely celebrated in this coastal town.

Japanese food is trendy in Sanur, with a Japanese restaurant every hundred metres along Danua Tamblingen.

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Indian Food

Indian food must be one of the most popular choices anywhere. Sanur offers a variety of Indian restaurants that serve aromatic curries, tandoori dishes, biryanis, and naan bread. Whether you prefer mild and creamy dishes or spicy specialities, you’ll find a range of Indian dishes to satisfy you. You will find a number of Indian restaurants down the south end of Danau Tamblingan, such as the Gateway to India.

Italian Food

having a meal at an italina restaurant with pasta dishes and wine
Pasta is popular in Sanur.

Italian food lovers won’t be disappointed either, as Sanur boasts numerous trattorias and pizzerias offering wood-fired pizzas, hearty pasta dishes, antipasti platters, and indulgent desserts like tiramisu and gelato. Fresh ingredients and traditional recipes ensure an authentic Italian dining experience. Massiomos is considered one of the best Italian restaurants in Sanur.

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Korean food

Korean cuisine has also made its mark in Sanur, with restaurants serving sizzling barbeque dishes, savoury stews, flavorful bibimbap bowls, and an array of banchan (side dishes). Combining bold flavours and healthy ingredients makes Korean food popular among locals and tourists.

Pizza in Sanur

a samll slab of pizza from pizza goo in Sanur Bali
Pizza from the Pizza Goo store in Sanur

Of course, pizza enthusiasts will find plenty of options to satisfy their cravings in Sanur, from classic Margherita pizzas to Hawaiian and creative toppings and gourmet combinations. You will find a pizza place in Sanur that you love. Every second place in Sanur seems to sell pizza, ensuring a slice of happiness for pizza lovers.

Do you love Pizza? Luckily, we have an article on the seven best places to get Pizza in Sanur.

Meat Lovers in Sanur

For meat lovers, Sanur has several steak and meat places offering succulent cuts of beef, lamb, and chicken prepared to perfection. Whether you prefer a juicy steak grilled to your liking or tender skewers of marinated meats, places such as the Brazilian Aussie BBQ are ready for big meat eaters on vacation in Sanur.

Seafood in Sanur

Seafood enthusiasts will find many options in Sanur, with restaurants showcasing the freshest catch from the sea. Sanur’s seafood eateries offer a delightful culinary experience by the coast, from grilled fish and prawns to seafood soups and curries. Many of the restaurants along the beach bath sell fresh seafood meals.

Fast food in Sanur

fried fish and chips beachside in sanur
Fast Foof from Arena Seaside on Sanur Beach

Lastly, Sanur has various fast food options for quick and convenient meals, ranging from global chains like KFC, McDonald’s, and Donut King to local favourites. Burgers, fries, fried chicken, and other fast food staples are readily available at local eateries such as Arena Seaside and Sanur Beer Garden for a satisfying on-the-go dining experience. You can also have the food delivered in Sanur with Grab and GoJek.

Do you love a good coffee to start your day? We have an article on the best places to grab a coffee in Sanur, Indonesia.

Cafes and Bakeries

a delicious assortment of freshly baked bread in a rustic basket at a cafe in Sanur
The Bread Basket is popular for breakfast in Sanur.

Sanur’s café and bakery scene offers a delightful experience for coffee lovers and pastry enthusiasts. From cosy coffee shops with freshly brewed java to charming cafes with homemade cakes and pastries, you can find excellent coffee, crusty bread, delectable cakes, pies, focaccias, and more. Sanur’s cafes and bakeries add to the culinary charm of this coastal town. Visit the Bread Basket or the Daily Baquette in Sanur.

In conclusion, Sanur offers a culinary journey to delight your taste buds if you’re looking for authentic Indonesian flavours, exploring international cuisines, or craving a quick bite. With its diverse food options and top-notch eateries, Sanur stands out as a food lover’s paradise in Bali.

Are you looking for the best breakfast in Sanur? We have nine great recommendations for you.

Best time to go to Bali

The best time to visit Sanur and other spots in Bali, Indonesia, is during the dry season, which runs from May to September. During this time, the weather is generally sunny with low humidity. It is perfect for outdoor activities such as walking, swimming, snorkelling, and reading a book while lying by the pool.

April and October shoulder seasons can also be good times to visit Sanur, as the weather is still pleasant but with fewer crowds. Pack your suitcase and book your flights for one of the best periods to visit attractions such as Bali Zoo, Waterbom, and the Monkey Forest.

For more accommodation options in Sanur Bali, click through to our places to stay page or search Booking.com Agoda or Luxury Escapes.

However, if you don’t mind the occasional rain shower, visiting Sanur during the wet season from October to March can also have advantages. The lush greenery and cooler temperatures can be refreshing, but ensure you have a waterproof bag and umbrella for your outings in case of a downpour.

It’s worth noting that Sanur in Bali is a popular tourist destination, and the peak season for tourism is from June to August. Planning your visit outside these months is best if you prefer to avoid crowds and higher prices.

Thank you for taking the time to read our blog post about Sanur Bali! We hope you found it informative and helpful when planning your trip to this beautiful region. If you’re looking for more information about things to do in Sanur, recommendations for places to eat, or where to go from Sanur, be sure to check out our website.

Our team is dedicated to providing you with the most up-to-date and accurate information to make your holiday planning as smooth as possible, from finding supermarkets to choosing hotels on and off the beach to renting a scooter. Once again, thank you for reading, and we hope our articles continue to be a valuable resource for your travel plans.

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Things to do in Sanur

Things to do in Sanur and its content is created by two Australians who have been to Sanur many times. We have enjoyed food and drink on the beach, we have sipped coffee on Jalan Danau Tamblingan. We have stayed in homestays and hotels in Sanur and made day trips to see the best of Bali. Not only that, but we aim to keep the information fresh by continuing to visit Sanur and getting first-hand information off our Balinese friends.

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