Located in the heart of bustling Kuta, Bluefin is an established restaurant serving authentic Japanese food with a touch of contemporary pan-Asian aesthetic. The decor is attractive and luxurious, with impressive wine racks showcased in the front window. Try out their Exotic Funamori, an impressive spread of various Sashimi which can easily feed 2 to 3 people.
Ryoshi Japanese Restaurant and Bar has long been a part of Bali dining scene, offering authentic Japanese cuisine at an affordable price. Their main branch is located at Jl Raya Seminyak, with several new branches cropping up in Ubud and Kuta. The main branch at Seminyak features down-to-earth decoration and a relaxed atmosphere, and would often get crowded during dinner time – reservation or an early entrance is recommended. Ryoshi offers a wide selection of Japanese cuisine, from sushi and sashimi to tempura and yakiniku. While the food is definitely value for money, you won’t find creative neo-fusion food here, which may be a plus or minus depending on your preference. Expect to spend approximately USD10 to 20 per person.
Sushi Bar Teppanyaki – Tsukiji Tei
True to its name, Sushi Bar Teppanyaki are small boutique eateries serving sushi as its main attraction, as well as several teppanyaki dishes to add some variety. They currently boast several establishments, two in Kuta, one in Nusa Dua and one in Sanur, all boasting small indoor tatami style seating. Without a doubt, the main attraction is the dish on offer, with Chef Yamamoto of the famed Inagiku in Tokyo overseeing the overall operation. Prices are very affordable, with a serving of Salmon Sashimi at just USD5. You can expect to feast on sushi and sashimi and spend approximately USD15 to 25 per person.
Hanabi is another establishment that has long been a part of Bali. Located in Nusa Dua, the restaurant specializes in traditional Japanese cuisine as well as a wide range of Japanese wines and spirits. The restaurant even offers free shuttle services within the Nusa Dua area, which is a great plus for tourists who does not use a personal driver.
For a touch of luxury, head on towards InterContinental Hotel in Bali. Here, you can find one of Bali’s finest Japanese restaurant in KO. KO boast an impeccable decor, combining Balinese architectural elements with Japanese contemporary aesthetic to create an opulent dining experience for guests. The menu features a host of teppanyaki grilled items, as well as a complete sushi and sashimi list.