It has been a tradition of my family that the first meal of our stay is at the Green Garden Restaurant on the main drag towards Kuta. It makes us feel like we are back at home and is a great way to start the holiday. Plenty to choose from with Indonesian Satay's are flame grilled out the front of the restaurant and I highly recommend them! The Spring Rolls are also a great start!
The Bintang is cheap, and if you're lucky they will give you a 5 minute complimentary massage! The Staff are fantastic, always look like they are having fun and really take the time to speak to you and get to know you.
There is another Green Garden Restaurant at the Green Garden Resort, same menu and same great staff, usually a bit quieter, but up stairs!