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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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Not just a meal: an experience!

High up in the hills, Bali Asli is not your ordinary restaurant . We hired a driver to take us up and enjoyed the Balinese scenery on the way. Penny is an expat Australian who has created this dining experience. ( you can do cooking classes there too! ) the food is magnificent. Go and experience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Joy C
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Warragul, Australia
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Warragul, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

High up in the hills, Bali Asli is not your ordinary restaurant . We hired a driver to take us up and enjoyed the Balinese scenery on the way. Penny is an expat Australian who has created this dining experience. ( you can do cooking classes there too! ) the food is magnificent. Go and experience it for yourself. You... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

With views out to Mt Agung and the surrounding organic farm of Bali Asli, this is a truly magical place to visit. If you can, make the time and book an experience - visiting the local village or even markets and finishing with an enjoyably delicious cooking class. Penny and her team are fantastic and you'll leave pampered, informed and... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a stunning restaurant, in a wonderful location, with amazing views. The food, drinks and service was fabulous. It's more expensive than standard local fare, but this isn't your standard local restaurant......for the experience, in my view its great value. My 9 year old son and 15 year old daughter enjoyed the food, so if your kids are adventurous,... More 

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Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Polite staff, Very nice view from the rest to the hill. Perfect place for family and couple not for children. Food quality is good, overprice for local but maybe not for foreigner. Thanks to Ms Peni for the treat, she is talented chef and care to customer

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Hong Kong Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We loved it here. We were taken for a fishing trip in the morning in the most crystal waters we have seen in Bali to date. Great fun! My husband loved catching his lunch! Then the restaurant of Bali Asli itself is so well designed and open with fantastic views. Incredible food, with knowledgable and friendly staff. Penny is a... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We should probably have never visited Bali Asli because we reside in Samuh, Karangasem for many months of the year and Balinese cuisine is our main fare. Notwithstanding this, the food is well prepared, presented and ideal for people not familiar with traditional Balinese food. The view is magnificent! On the other hand, the menu is very overpriced for basic... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you're in the neighbourhood don't miss it. A place with wonderful service, delicious food and an amazing view! Try the local menu and drink fruit beers, you won't regret it!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Penny and her team certainly know their food, service and about delivering it in an unhurried, unwashed manner! A foodie focal point if there was single one! We tried the Nasi Campur, with pork, satay, beans, soup accompanied with views that will still your mind! Certainly worth the drive from Jimbaran and certainly somewhere where I hope to return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Penny and her team at Bali Asli made us having a great cooking class. Go through the ingredients and then step by step cooking. Penny was a great teacher and we will be more than happy to come back. And when you go there- don't miss to take the toilet selfie:-)

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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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BaliAslirestaurant, Owner at Bali Asli, responded to this review

Dear kph87, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. We are also happy to know that you loved our restaurant and the food as well as the view, even though it was cloudy! We try very hard to cook our cuisine to keep the flavours as traditional as possible, we are glad you thought so too. safe travels... 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: 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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