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Jalan Gelumpang | Gelumpang Village, Karangasem, Bali 80870, Indonesia
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Ranked #2 of 77 Restaurants in Karangasem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $50
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Indonesian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery
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.
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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This was the second time visiting Bali Asli for one of Penelope's amazing cooking experiences. My first time earlier in the year was the fishing experience which was amazing. We took off from White Sand Beach (possibly one of the best in Bali) and headed out to the crystal clear waters to fish. This visit we took part in the... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We did the 'Day in the life of a Balinese fisherman' - this meant we spent the morning on a traditional fishing boat - having launched off the most amazing beach we bobbed about lazily in the ocean enjoying the view of the massive volcano that dominates island life. Having caught nothing but enjoyed our ginger beer we returned to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Cooking school and local tours with Bali Asli wonderfully interesting ....and yummy too. Bike tour with Mudi great way to absorb area. Highly recommended

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Bundeena, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Two set menus to try from. Not expensive. Interesting drinks and meal but I expected more flavours than was tasted. Views are spectacular in this out of the way restaurant. Combine with a visit to the mother temple at the foot of the volcano, Bekshir to make it a full day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My class commenced at 8.30am with a two hour trek through a village and the bush. It wasn't too hot. Mostly in the shade. I was wearing walking sandals and they were adequate. We received tea and coffee en route in one of the family compounds. Back at the restaurant we had our cooking lessons. I'm not much of a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

food, atmosphere, scenery; great cooking class with master chef Penny and you will receive the Balinese recipes.

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Bali, Indonesia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We travel from Bedugul to have diner to this restaurant, It is very challenging to find the place. Once we get there, just before the sunset, we where amazed by the stunning view overlooking the rice field and the volcano. The traditional Balinese food was good, a bite expensive for what we can find in many other warung in Bali,... More

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

The whole experience was superb, firstly the outlook over Agung volcano is majestic with the farms reaching up on to its lower slopes keeps your returning to take in the view. We had the tasting menu and enjoyed each of the courses, the dips were flavoursome and spicy (but not chilli hot), the soup very tasty. The other savoury courses... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

For those who do not know the East of Bali as I did not, it is very nice and has preserved the true feeling of Bali . Bali Asli (Authentic Bali) is a marvellous name for the restaurant. The market that we visited with Penny is the finest we have seen. Much cleaner, fresher and variety than the tourist-rubbish markets... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

To decide to build a very special restaurant in a tiny village far away from a big centre requires a huge amount of confidence. When you arrive at Bali Asli you realise why Penelope made this choice. Set on the side of a hill that looks across ricefields to the great volcano Mt Agung. the building is traditional Indonesian daone... More

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Additional Information about Bali Asli

Address: Jalan Gelumpang | Gelumpang Village, Karangasem, Bali 80870, Indonesia
Phone Number: +6282897030098
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Bali  >  Karangasem
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
Cuisine: Indonesian

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