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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Just great

We were recommended this place from a hostess at Ubud. A big shame that the weather were cloudy. Although, the service, food and experience was great. This is real traditional balinese food. Beautiful restaurant as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Aalborg, Denmark
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Aalborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We were recommended this place from a hostess at Ubud. A big shame that the weather were cloudy. Although, the service, food and experience was great. This is real traditional balinese food. Beautiful restaurant as well.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We did the market tour and class with Penny Williams. We were here at Bali Asli last year and couldn't wait to return and of course we were not disappointed by this wonderful experience. The market tour was fantastic fun and Pennys knowledge of all that is Bali, from the Hindu religion to all the types of food was just... More 

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BaliAslirestaurant, Owner at Bali Asli, responded to this review

Dear Bill, Duncan and Judy, It was lovely to have you back for a second culinary adventure. Im very happy to hear that you all had a great day at Bali Asli, And that the market tour was as fun for you as it was for me! I hope you have just as much fun experimenting on your friends at... More 

Como, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The location is absolutely stunning, I have been here during an heavy thunderstorm and during a beautiful sunny day, but did not make much difference, it is a bit difficukt to find but worth it! The quality of the food is very good even if the choice is minimal, if you are not a great fun of Indonesian food forget... More 

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BaliAslirestaurant, Owner at Bali Asli, responded to this review

Dear Giullo D, On behalf of the Bali Asli team and myself, we would like to thank you for the great review, and good advice for people that don't like Indonesian food to give us a miss! WE are glad that you enjoyed the flavours and that even though we where tricky to find it was worth the hunt for... More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Food was delicious & its authentic balinese. It was a suggestion by our driver, Gejor & are we glad he did suggest it. Wow, views & a fab meal. The chef is Australian, the standards are high & the food is full of flavour. And a surprise awaits should you feel the need to visit the bathroom...Best view from a... More 

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BaliAslirestaurant, Owner at Bali Asli, responded to this review

Dear TravelnutVictoria, On behalf of myself and the Bali Asli team, we would like to thank you for your super review. And also thank you to your driver! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your lunch and the bathroom! Safe travels and we look forwards to welcoming you next time. Penelope and the Bali Asli team More 

Bali, Indonesia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A vist to Bali Asli is an absolute must! It is absolutely worth seeking out this gorgeous restaurant located high above the rice paddies in East Bali. We did the 'life of a Balinese fisherman' cooking course and it was one of the best cooking courses I've ever done. It was a special experience to hop in a traditional fishing... More 

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BaliAslirestaurant, Owner at Bali Asli, responded to this review

Dear Eliza, On behalf of Myself and the team at Bali Asli , we would like to thank you for your great review. And although we enjoyed "Eco friendly" fishing you still enjoyed your trip on the jukung boat! We are so glad to hear that you left inspired to experiment your new skills on your friends when you get... More 

Karlsruhe, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The Bali Asli is the best Place we visited in Bali. First you can have an amazing Walk Thronfolger the Jungle and have an Original balinese coffee in a traditional village, a Great viel on the Rice fields and the vulcan. Afterwards you learn to Cook ( with Ort without Meat) a typical balinese meal which you can Eat looking... More 

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BaliAslirestaurant, Owner at Bali Asli, responded to this review

Dear Tina P, Thank you for your review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your culinary adventure through the villages and rice fields, and the cooking class was fun for you too. We look forwards to seeing you for your second adventure soon, Penelope and The Bali Asli team More 

Bali
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Been had lunch for many times at Bali Asli, with a guest, with my wife and family in past few months. This restaurant is offer a peaceful view ,amazing area of hidden area in East Bali. And the best think I love is, this place not using much electricity, all are nature and simple but the food are amazing. Its... More 

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Dear AdimelaliBALI, Thank you for your great review, the team at Bali Asli and I are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your lunch again at Bali Asli. We are happy to hear that you enjoy the flavours of electric free cooking at Bali asli, yes we are the only ones crazy enough to cook with out modern appliances... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I have been here a couple of times over the past few years and I love it. It's a little tricky to find and you have to keep your eyes peeled for signs and encourage your driver to keep driving even though it seems like you are driving to nowhere. Once you walk in the restaurant you will see it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Amazing food,amazing view,amazing setting definitely a must do, you must book it's a set menu and is based on what is available at the market that morning

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 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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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: Asian, Indonesian

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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: 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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