Hungry after a night of partying or just feeling peckish while binge watching your favorite TV show? Luckily, McDonald’s and KFC are no longer your only options. Bali is booming and so are its options for a midnight snack, or feast. Here are just a few of the island’s late night eats.
Warung Laota – warunglaota.id
Serving delicious Hong Kong-style porridge in three locations—Jimbaran, Tuban and Kuta—Wrung Laota is the brainchild of Mr. Laota, a fisherman who decided to change career paths after his boat met with misfortune off the coast of Bali. While the eatery’s specialty is porridge—select from toppings such as beef, chicken, fish, squid and crab—it also serves a huge variety of other dishes. Some of the standout options from the extensive menu include steamed crab with Chinese arak; deep fried gurami with tofu and fermented black bean; and roasted duck Hong Kong style. There is also a selection of steamed and fried dumplings, siomay and buns. Those feeling particularly brave, or drunk, may wish to try Warung Laota’s porridge with frog (live). Consider yourself warned.
Warung Laota Sunset Road: Daily from 8 am to 12 am
Warung Laota Tuban: Daily 24 hours
Warung Laota Jimbaran: Daily from 8 am to 11:30 pm
Chandi Bali – chandibali.com
Open from 12 pm to 12 am, Chandi Bali in Seminyak delivers a “gastronomic twist on Asian cuisine” bound to satisfy your midnight craving. The restaurant, which specializes in modern Indonesian and Asian cuisine, serves dishes made from organically-grown fruit, vegetables, spices and roots, as well as imported New Zealand and Australian meat. Chandi caters to even the fussiest of the island’s gourmands, so if you are vegetarian, vegan or gluten free, the venue has you covered (it even has paleo and pescatarian options). The evolving menu features dishes such as caramelized butterfish miso dashi, pan seared ginger and soy giant prawns, and spicy purple eggplant curry with coconut rice. Alternatively, opt for the set seasonal or vegetarian menu (might not be the best idea in the middle of the night). The venue also features an eight-meter bar for a pre- or post-meal tipple.
Daily from 12 pm to 12 am
BO$$ MAN – www.bossmanbali.com
With a new Kuta location that stays open until 4 am, this Seminyak establishment (which incidentally also stays open until 4 am) has been dishing out quality grub since first opening its doors in 2015. The fast food joint serves six world-class burgers, most of which come with either a 60-day dry-aged chuck steak or pork that has been slow cooked for over 18 hours. Opt for the Al Capone with an 160-gram beef patty, bacon, grilled onion, smoked cheddar, creole chutney, aioli and house-smoke barbecue sauce, or go veggie with the Gandhi with an edamame, quinoa and sunflower seed patty, baby spinach, creole chutney, cucumber and dill tzatziki. BO$$ Man also serves sides, but when ordering keep in mind that the restaurant’s hearty burger portions are a meal in their own right.
Seminyak: Daily from 11 am to 4 am
Kuta: Daily from 12 pm to 4 am
Luigis Hot Pizza Bali – luigishotpizza.com
Masterminded by the crew behind Da Maria, Luigis is a laid back outdoor joint in the heart of Canggu. Those who like a story with their pizza will be pleased to know that their late night dinner has been prepared in an oven brought to the island directly from Naples—two ticks for quality and authenticity. In terms of toppings, try the spicy beef meatball, mozzarella, parmesan, tomato, parsley and onion pizza, or go for the good old mozzarella, salami, chili and onion option. Luigis also serves vegetarian dishes and pizza by the meter with up to four toppings. This venue is not just about Italian fare, however. Luigis is well-known for its cocktails and happy hour. Some of the pours on the menu include elder gin tea with gin, elderflower, pomelo and tonic, and Sicilian margarita with tequila, aperitivo and lime blood orange.
Daily from 5 pm to 12 am
Mad Ronin – www.facebook.com/pg/madronin.bali
Mad Ronin in Kerobokan is a cozy Japanese restaurant that recommends you to “strip bare from the pretentious fine dining bullshit” and get lost in the world of ramen and craft beer. Blending traditional and modern elements, the venue invites you to make yourself at home amid the Japanese-style murals and custom skateboards that line the wall of the open kitchen. In terms of fare, try the tonkotsu ramen, the big daddy of all ramen made with pork bones boiled for 8 hours, hakata noodles, yakibuta and egg, or the tori momo ramen with chicken broth, shoyu, hakata noodles, chicken thigh, nori and egg. Not into ramen? Opt for the tori katsu curry with breaded chicken or the tempura don with shrimp, shitake, okra and egg. If you are still in the mood for a drink grab a sweet stout from the Hitachino Nest Brewery. Alternatively, walk to the back of the restaurant and up the stairs to enter the world of 40 Thieves, a prohibition era-style speakeasy that specializes in quality cocktails.
Monday to Saturday from 6 pm to 2 am
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