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Bali Asli

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Jalan Gelumpang | Gelumpang Village, Karangasem, Bali 80870, Indonesia
+6282897030098
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Bali Asli is located in Gelumpang village, near the town of Amlapura, the...
Bali Asli is located in Gelumpang village, near the town of Amlapura, the capital of Karangasem regency, in the North East of Bali. About 2 hours drive from the airport, and 30minutes from Candidasa village, and 30minutes from Amed village. Nestled in the foot hills of Mount Agung, Bali’s most sacred mountain, surrounded by rice fields, there is not a building to be seen. Bali Asli promotes Balinese cuisine and culture without exploiting it or it’s people. We embrace our community, supporting those who fish, farm and forage in the near by fields, ocean and jungle. Our menu offers authentic Balinese food using a traditional Balinese style kitchen, cooking on wood-fired, mud brick stoves, allowing the real flavours of Bali to shine. Most of our ingredients are either grown in our garden, in our neighbour’s garden or purchased from the local market The cooking school runs unique classes themed on “a day in the life of...” every class includes an adventure into local areas off the beaten track. Weather it is learning how to plant rice or plough with a cow, fishing in a jukung canoe and cooking on an open fire or making cocktails from cashew nut wine, our students always leave with fond memories and new skills to experiment with when they get home.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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Chef Penny could work anywhere in the world and she chooses this village Karangasem to excite all her followers with great Bali /Indonesian food in a room with one of the best views in Bali -Friendly relaxed and fun a reflection of the driving force and the spirit of Bali Asli This talented lady... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Cottesloe, Australia
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  • Local cuisine
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Cottesloe, Australia
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132 reviews 132 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Chef Penny could work anywhere in the world and she chooses this village Karangasem to excite all her followers with great Bali /Indonesian food in a room with one of the best views in Bali -Friendly relaxed and fun a reflection of the driving force and the spirit of Bali Asli This talented lady is know for her passion and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

no doubt that this restaurant got a stunning view of mount Agung and a beautiful paddy rice field. good decoration and also good place to gather with family. but the taste of the food not really good. kinda raw and less spicy for me as a local visitor the waiter was also kinda unpolite to the locals..

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The best local food presented in an incredible atmosphere. The restaurant is surrounded by the forests and in a clear (not rainy) day you can see the volcano. Service is excellent and prices slightly above average for the set menu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

A one of a kind restaurant that gives you the taste of 'real Bali' - perfect harmony of delicious traditional food, beautiful decor and breathtaking views. There is a sense of personalised attention that makes this lunch stop a highlight of your journey.

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Perth WA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We stopped in for morning tea and were blown away with the views and the philosophy of the owners of this place. Will definitely be back to do the cooking school on my next trip. Authentic Balinese at its best. Love this place. Also coming back for lunch sometime. A great venue for an event or wedding etc

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Adelaide
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

After visiting the nearby Water Palace, we stopped in at Bali Asli, having read about it on tripadvisor. The location is amazing with fantastic views of Mt Agung. We sampled a range of delicious traditional tastes. The sambal were excellent. It was lovely to chat with Penny (the executive chef) who was extremely friendly and shared with us the history... More 

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Rome, Italy
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47 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is a wondeerful personalised restaurant in East Bali. Not too many tourists in groups so you get a quiet view of the terraced rice fields from the large patio. The open kitchen is clean and attractive. Its daily menu is really Balinese and unique and has vegetarian options. We enjoyed ourselves and even sat through the rain which is... More 

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Torredembarra, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

being right in the middle in the jungle with amazing views was worth the hour we spent trying to find the place on our motorcycle. Food was similar to other local restaurants we tried before but a lot better presented. In general a very good meal at not very expensive price.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This place is just gorgeous and has amazing views of Mt Agung as you sit and eat authentic and healthy balinese food. The tapas is great value and so delicious. Try the snakefruit drink with sugarcane stick, so refreshing in the Bali heat. Highly recommended. The toliet is also worth a visit ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

in between the beautiful ricefields, with a unforgettable view, tasty food, you'll feel all the love of the Australian owner, who gave her restaurant an extraordinary touch! I've been there 2 years ago already, but after losing the business card I started to look for this place again and again...after hours on tripadvisor, some coincidence and I think a lot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jalan Gelumpang | Gelumpang Village, Karangasem, Bali 80870, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Bali  >  Karangasem
  • Phone Number: +6282897030098

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: Indonesian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Bali Asli is located in Gelumpang village, near the town of Amlapura, the capital of Karangasem regency, in the North East of Bali. About 2 hours drive from the airport, and 30minutes from Candidasa village, and 30minutes from Amed village. Nestled in the foot hills of Mount Agung, Bali’s most sacred mountain, surrounded by rice fields, there is not a building to be seen. Bali Asli promotes Balinese cuisine and culture without exploiting it or it’s people. We embrace our community, supporting those who fish, farm and forage in the near by fields, ocean and jungle. Our menu offers authentic Balinese food using a traditional Balinese style kitchen, cooking on wood-fired, mud brick stoves, allowing the real flavours of Bali to shine. Most of our ingredients are either grown in our garden, in our neighbour’s garden or purchased from the local market The cooking school runs unique classes themed on “a day in the life of...” every class includes an adventure into local areas off the beaten track. Weather it is learning how to plant rice or plough with a cow, fishing in a jukung canoe and cooking on an open fire or making cocktails from cashew nut wine, our students always leave with fond memories and new skills to experiment with when they get home.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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