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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/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery
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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful friendly stop for lunch

We had lunch at Asli yesterday on a day trip up the East Coast. The building is really impressive, beautiful design and setting. The view is divine. The staff are lovely, friendly and helpful. The food is Balinese Cuisine at its best. Visually beautiful, it's an excellent way to introduce new... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
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Sydney
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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Sydney
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had lunch at Asli yesterday on a day trip up the East Coast. The building is really impressive, beautiful design and setting. The view is divine. The staff are lovely, friendly and helpful. The food is Balinese Cuisine at its best. Visually beautiful, it's an excellent way to introduce new comers to Bali to the unique flavours of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

As others have said, it is a little bit off the beaten track, but it is absolutely worth the visit if you are in the Karangasem area. The food is delicious and plentiful, and the home made beers are so refreshing. The views over the rice paddies and Mount Agung are breathtaking.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

whoever who decided to place a restaurant here was very clever. It is a little bit tricky to find but totally worthy. You will be in the middle of the forest enjoying the most traditional dishes of the island. Open your mind!

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perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Living in Bali and participating in its growth in quality restaurants and hotels requires almost Olympic fitness levels, but you win a gold medal when you stay at AASHAYA RESORT on Jasri Beach and then visit BALI ASLI for the best Balinese experience we have enjoyed in 3 years. Thanks Penny and staff.

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Murray Bridge, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We enjoyed the view it was spectacular! over looking the rice paddies and the volcano! the service was excellent. I even took a photo of the toilet and the view from there!! the food was the best we had tasted on our Bali trip. (Excepting the dinner at our taxi drivers home)

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Back to basic, Penelope, owner and chef, brings you to the local market for you to hand pick your ingredients and learn how to assemble them together in a Balinese style. The view is phenomenal, the deco is superb, Penelope is an excellent host who knows how to make you work hard with fun and also enjoy life with a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Amazing restaurant started by a super Aussie girl, Penelope. Amazing location, amazing building, amazing view, amazing food. Bali Asli was the highlight of our holiday and will stay in our memories forever. Thank you

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The view overlooking the rice patties and volcano (although shrouded by rain clouds) was amazing. The decor was beautiful, with the most interesting open concept restroom. However, like many restaurants in Bali, it serves "tourist food" where flavours are dumbed down, and spices left out. Why bother serving Indonesian food at all when there is no authenticity? Disappointment considering the... More 

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Briarcliff Manor, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My daughter and I had had 2 weeks of excellent dining in Jakarta. But lunch at Bali Ali topped them all. The combination of local ingredients and a wonderful, unobstructed view of rice and corn fields stretching across to Mount Aging, Bali's highest peak, topped them all. This restaurant is on a quiet back road in East Bali well away... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We know, most of the tourists hang around in the South and West of Bali, but hey, there is much more to see and to experience! If you want to flavor the pure Bali in all its colors, you have to head to the East and once being there, it is almost a must to visit this little culinary gem... 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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