Nestled in the south-western tip of Bali, Uluwatu is celebrated for its pristine white beaches, majestic clifftops and exciting surf breaks. Simply put, Uluwatu is an ideal getaway for reconnecting with nature, but luckily it also has some great options for vegans on the look out for good food.
When it comes to Uluwatu’s dining scene, there aren’t many solely vegan restaurants in the area, but we do know six exceptional spots where you can enjoy tempting vegan food. Below we’ve shortlisted one exclusively vegan restaurant in Uluwatu, alongside five other restaurants that make our list due to the excellent vegan options on their menu.
So join us as we dive into the vegan dining scene in Uluwatu, where you can enjoy some fantastic plant-based food.
Six Restaurants In Uluwatu For Fantastic Vegan Food
1. Circle Point Vegan Eatery
We had to start with the best – and as far as we know – only 100% vegan restaurant in Uluwatu. Luckily this place still turns out exquisite traditional and flavorful Indonesian cuisine, despite the lack of vegan competition.
Just a short drive from the Mangrove Taman Sari nature preserve, Circle Point Vegan Eatery is the perfect stop for you to refuel during your Bali adventures. This unpretentious restaurant has a contemporary yet sleek décor, but the traditional food will leave you impressed thanks to their use and mix of flavors and seasonings.
Some popular dishes here include their Sate Madura and the BBQ Rice Bowl – both are good introduction dishes to Circle Point as the flavors are brilliant, and the level of spice not overpowering.
However if you’d like to try a typical spicy Indonesian dish from Padang, then their ‘Ayam Cabe Ijo’ could be right up your street. This dish is prepared with vegan ‘chicken’ and a super spicy sauce made from green chilies.
We’ve got to quickly mention that even though you will words like ‘Ayam’ – which means chicken in Indonesian – or ‘Ikan’ which means fish, you can rest assured that this vegan restaurant in Uluwatu only uses meat substitutes.
But if you’re unsure about what to pick, the friendly and accommodating staff are always happy to assist. And as a big added bonus, we think you’ll be impressed by the large portions here, as well as the super affordable prices!
This restaurant is open everyday from 11am to 9pm, except for Tuesdays.
Address: Jl. Teges Gede II No.18, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
2. Giridhari Vegan & Vegetarian
Since you’re in stunning Bali, why not delve into some of the best Balinese cuisine, and that too happens to be vegan! This down-to-earth family-run restaurant is one of the best places to try traditional Balinese food, and offers incredible vegan dishes true to the island’s culture.
You’ve got to take our word when we say it can’t really get more local than this. You’ll find Giridhari situated just off a main street between a selection of stalls, where you’ll get the chance to dine outdoors like a true Uluwatu resident.
These outside restaurants are typically called a ‘Warung’ in Bali, and this family-run business is one of the best in the city. Sitting here is an experience in itself, but you can also expect great food, plenty of people watching opportunities, and impeccable, friendly service.
The dishes are very affordable and some of the most popular include their Nasi Campur which consists of white rice coupled with various traditional side dishes. It’s the perfect way to taste the different Balinese staples.
For a lighter choice try their Bakso. This is a vegan version of meatballs which is prepared with blended tofu, gluten and soy protein and then served with glass noodle, vegetables and cabbage is ideal.
And if you really want to delve into the local food scene then Giridhari also do cooking classes where you can learn how to make your favorite Balinese dish!
This vegetarian and vegan restaurant in Uluwatu is open from Monday to Saturday from 11am to 7:30pm and on Sunday from 9am to 4:30pm.
Address: West side Faculty of law UNUD, Jl. Sri Ratu Mahendradatta, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
3. Muzz Kitchen
Laidback, serene, and zen: that’s what comes to mind when Muzz Kitchen is mentioned. No wonder too, as this restaurant also doubles as a yoga retreat!
Muzz features a very relaxed dining space on an open wooden terrace where you enjoy your food while watching the world go by. This restaurant specialises in raw vegan food, although that’s not all they create. In fact you’ll find mainly globally inspired dishes here from pancakes, burgers, falafel, tacos, and pizza to energizing bowls.
Some of the top vegan dishes here are their raw Dragonfruit Bowl which is prepared with dragon fruit, banana, coconut milk, cashew, lime, agave, pineapple, pumpkin seeds and topped with granola and coconut flakes.
For a savory choice, their Tempeh Benedict consisting of smoked tempeh, spinach, eggplant, asparagus and vegan hollandaise sauce is a great pick.
Muzz Kitchen’s Vegan Burger is also a popular due to the tasty combination of lentil chickpea patty, guacamole and cashew chili mayo. What a mix!
While this place can’t claim to be a vegan restaurant in Uluwatu, their vegan choices make Muzz a worthy addition to our list. They’re open everyday from 8:30am to 5:30pm, except for Wednesday when they close a little later at 8pm.
Address: Jl. Labuan Sait Suluban, Pecatu 80361
4. The Cashew Tree
The Cashew Tree beautifully portrays the feel of the tropics with its Bohemian décor, wooden cabanas complete with thatched roofing and large garden. And the food doesn’t miss out too, as even the delicious vegan dishes here have a touch of the tropics with some even being presented in coconut shells!
There’s a relaxed ambience during the day here, making it the perfect place to catch up on that holiday book you’ve been meaning to tackle. Just make sure you put that book down when the sun sets, as The Cashew Tree really transforms into a lively, fun party place in the evening – thanks to the help of a drink or two and some great music.
This restaurant has it nailed in regards to events and deals too. You can enjoy live music every Thursday evening here, but don’t forget to make a reservation via WhatsApp on +62 859-5378-9675 as it’s reservation only. And unlike many places in Uluwatu that don’t do happy hour on Friday and Saturday, The Cashew Tree bucks the trend and has one running from 4pm to 6pm. In fact that happy hour is everyday! What’s not to like?
Although not a solely vegan restaurant in Uluwatu, this organic café has a large array of vegan food that should please all. They do a mean breakfast too, and some of the top picks for breakfast include their Pitaya Bowl or their Tofu Scramble which is prepared with turmeric tofu, cherry tomato, kale, mushroom, black beans and hash brown.
If you’re visiting this restaurant for lunch or dinner then try and make sure you’re craving a hearty and indulgent burger, as their Vegan Big Mac is perfect for your junk food fix. However, if you’re looking for a healthier alternative, then their Power Plate consisting of nutrient-dense ingredients such as potato tofu kofta ball, falafel, mushroom, kale slaw, hummus, avocado, cashew cheese and tomato chutney will be right up your street.
Not only is the food super Insta-worthy, but the drinks and smoothies will leave you impressed too. In particular we recommend the Frozen Margarita and their Jungle Gin – this one has a hidden kick to it.
The Cashew Tree is open everyday from 8am to 10pm.
Address: Jl. Pantai Bingin No.9, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
5. Warung Bejana
While Warung Bejana is not as lively as The Cashew Tree, this traditional Balinese restaurant is well worth visiting too thanks to their fantastic selection of curries, local specials and smoothie bowls.
We love the super modern décor here and thanks to the open restaurant, you’ll have views of the garden outside pretty much wherever you choose to sit.
Although Warung Bejana does a fantastic curry, we highly recommend trying their Vegan Burger which includes avocado onion, tomato, lettuce, vegan feta cheese and tahini.
But if you’ve got a sweet tooth, then their Blur Magic Smoothie Bowl which has delicious ingredients such as blueberry, banana, almond milk, granola, coconut, and chia seeds, which is then topped with seasonal fruits, will be a great option.
This restaurant is open everyday from 10am to 10pm.
Address: Jl. Raya Uluwatu Kawasan Wisata Pura Uluwatu, Pecatu 80364
Located just a few minutes away from Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, this organic restaurant is the perfect spot to grab some delicious food and talk about your travels with new friends. And if you end up visiting Livingwell but not the nearby park, then definitely stop by after your food as the park is home to one of Bali’s most iconic landmark – the majestic Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue.
This restaurant has a very relaxed and hip vibe thanks to the welcoming outdoor patio which has warm lighting, wooden décor, and beautiful plants. This spot is known as being a great place to make new friends while enjoying some good food, and if you’re after a quiet evening chatting about your day’s adventures rather than partying, then Livingwell is just the place to kick back and relax.
We think you’ll be impressed by the food here, as they’re very passionate about including some of the region’s freshest, farm-to-table produce. Although this restaurant isn’t solely vegan, they have some good vegan and vegetarian options which are worth trying. The friendly staff appear to be happy to accommodate any request to not include cheese in their dishes too.
Some of the vegan options include their Quinoa Salad, and the Gado Gado which consists of lettuce, cabbage, tomatoes, cucumber, basil, beansprout, tofu and tempeh, all drizzled with a delicious Javanese peanut sauce.
This organic, vegan-friendly restaurant is open everyday from 8am to 9pm.
Address: Uluwatu St No.9-7, Ungasan, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361