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Bali Asli

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Jalan Gelumpang | Gelumpang Village, Karangasem, Bali 80870, Indonesia
+6282897030098
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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
Great place to learn Balinese cooking

Enjoyed the cooking class in an awesome setting. The property is located in a beautiful surround overlooking Mount Aung and rice fields in the valley. Property is well maintained & the class was fun.

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5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the cooking class in an awesome setting. The property is located in a beautiful surround overlooking Mount Aung and rice fields in the valley. Property is well maintained & the class was fun.

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BaliAslirestaurant, Owner at Bali Asli, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and look forwards to welcoming you again next time you are in Bali. More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding day out fishing for food and then leaning to cook Balinese style in the most beautiful setting below Mt Agung in East Bali. Staff was wonderful. The chef was experienced, fun, knowledgable, and welcoming. She just made everyone feel right at home. And the meal at the end of it was sublime! Highly recommend. The highlight of our Bali... More 

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BaliAslirestaurant, Owner at Bali Asli, responded to this review

Dear CHO2015, Thank you for your review.I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your culinary adventure. I hope that you have been inspired to experiment with your new cooking skills now you are back home. More 

Eppan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything just GREAT, we had a wonderful, interesting and inspiring day with Penny. We can highly recommend it!

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BaliAslirestaurant, Owner at Bali Asli, responded to this review

Dear kathmattausch, Thank you very much for your review, I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed you cooking class, and now that you are "qualified Balinese ladies"! you have fun at home with your new skills. Safe travels and hope to se you next time you are in Bali. More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a cooking class to Bali Asli, which was one of the beat choices we made this holiday. We started the day by going to the local market in Amlapura with Penny the owner. She's Australian and it was refreshing to talk with a native English speaking person about the Balinese culture. The market was an place full... More 

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BaliAslirestaurant, Owner at Bali Asli, responded to this review

Dear NeocNampook, Thank you very much for your review. Im glad you enjoyed your cooking class and it was the highlight of your holiday. I hope you are experimenting your new skills on your friends at home now! Take care and safe travels, looking forwards to welcoming you back next time you are in Bali. Live life, Eat well, Penelope... More 

Bali, Indonesia
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Number one reason to visit this restaurant is its scenic views on Agung volcano. One of the best views you can get in Bali. They serve only local Balinese food but the place is owned by Australian chef. Very pricey. 165,000 rupiah for nasi campur dish (fish/chicken satay, vegetable & rice). We ordered coffee & dessert for 60k but coffee... More 

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BaliAslirestaurant, Owner at Bali Asli, responded to this review

Dear Bali Blogger, Thank you for your honest and informative review. Yes, if you look at the price alone it is higher (IDR155,000) than some other places you will find nasi campur featured on the menu. However those other places may not have, as fantastic view, linen napkins, quality tableware and glasses, beautiful and clean toilets, and organic local food... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food ...great service, high class higine sanitation, and the bali asli home made beer was very nice.. This place are realy recomended for the people that come to visiting east bali.

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Seattle, Washington
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Asli means REAL or original. As someone who's had plenty of authentic Balinese fair, Bali Asli is certainly NOT authentic......but that's a good thing for most westerners. This is toned down Balinese cuisine......with a "softer" spice pallet for westerners with less than iron stomachs. Top drawer service, with English speaker wait staff. Definitely authentic in style, presentation, and (if you... More 

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BaliAslirestaurant, Owner at Bali Asli, responded to this review

Dear AmedFriend, Thank you for your review, Im very happy to hear that you liked our (not so Asli) cuisine! You are correct, the food at Bali Asli is not as spicy as that which you will find in the street markets and local warung cafes. We have reduce the "heat" so that visitors to Bali can enjoy the amazing... More 

Bali, Indonesia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

We booked the walk, cooking class and cooked and enjoyed a wonderful Balinese lunch. Penny was great and full of interesting information about Balinese culture, food,spices,social issues and everything we asked about:) Her love for the island and its people and culture is infectious and left us wanting more. We will go back! The cooking class was great, we learnt... More 

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BaliAslirestaurant, Owner at Bali Asli, responded to this review

Dear Elena, Thank you very much for your review, I am happy to hear that you had a great culinary adventure with us. I hope that your new skills from the cooking class will get some good use now that you are home! I look forwards to sharing a new adventure with you next time your in Bali. Kind regards,... More 

Denpasar, Indonesia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I do advice this place for those who look for athentic Indonesian food and service. Great taste, wonderful home made beer, and amazing view. Really relaxing.

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The meal was fantastic though there was not much selection. Authentic & delicious. Place was spacious and very serene. Heard there are cooking classes that you can sign up for but you have to call to make reservations. What made the whole experience memorable was the view overlooking the fields and you can see the volcanoes as well. You will... 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: Asian, Indonesian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, 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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