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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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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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
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in between the beautiful ricefields, with a unforgettable view, tasty food, you'll feel all the love of the Australian owner, who gave her restaurant an extraordinary touch! I've been there 2 years ago already, but after losing the business card I started to look for this place again and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Woerden, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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Woerden, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

in between the beautiful ricefields, with a unforgettable view, tasty food, you'll feel all the love of the Australian owner, who gave her restaurant an extraordinary touch! I've been there 2 years ago already, but after losing the business card I started to look for this place again and again...after hours on tripadvisor, some coincidence and I think a lot... More 

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Ibiza, Spain
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10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Traveling from Amed to Ubud we found this magic restaurant on the road, in the middle of the rice fields with a wonderful landscape around with the best traditional food in Bali, with the best views so far of all the restaurants I've been before, very natural and with a magic atmosphere. Original food, homemade drinks and beers, good service,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Bali Asli a beautiful restaurant nestled in the foothills of Mount Agung ....a hidden gem in small village of Amlapura... The drive up to the restaurant is lovely... steps up to restaurant give nothing away ...once inside the space opens out to a vast dining room built with wood and natural stone ...one whole side of the restaurant is open... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We spent a very special day at Bali Asli - enjoying one of the incredible cooking experiences in stunning surroundings. Madé was an excellent host, and the food that we made on the day was incredible. Would absolutely recommend Bali Asli to anyone looking for an authentic and tasty Balinese cooking experience. Thank you to the team for making it... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Perched on side of hill overlooking beautiful Balinese landscape this restaurant is a gem. Traditionally cooked Indonesian food full of subtle spices. Met the owner this time. Lovely lady who also runs cooking classes. On my list for next time

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Second visit to Bali Asli, we have recommended many friends to take the time to visit Penny while they were in Bali. This time, we booked a table at the restaurant without going to the market and cook our own recipe. An afternoon at Bali Asli gives you all the necessary boost you need to to have an awesome day.... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I took the above mentioned cooking class right after my arrival on Bali. It was a great experience, starting with the visit of the local market to by all the ingredients, followed by a relaxing coffee & tea break with the sweets bought at the market. We were a small group of 4 and cooking instructor took all the time... More 

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Perth, Australia
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

Myself ,husband and 2 friends , enjoyed an amazing lunch in this amazing place .Penny ,the owner and creator has developed a space that is true to Bali ,taking into account the magnificent surroundings and beautiful culture -both of which is reflected in the food.She has a veggie patch ,and much of the menu features seasonal produce from the garden... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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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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