Japanese food in Bali is here to stay, as the cuisines have become well-liked and easily became a popular choice among the Balinese locals. Japanese restaurant chains is grow steadily in numbers in the past decade. This list is not an exhaustive one, but it gives you a general idea of the locals’ go-to establishments for Japanese cuisines. And because it’s considering the locals’ preferences, price is an important consideration on this list.
Usually located inside a mall or a big department store, Ichiban Sushi is highly popular with crowds across all ages. The place is often seen crowded and busy with families during the weekends. Ichiban Sushi is located throughout Indonesia, in Bali, it’s located at Level 21 Mall at Teuku Umar and Mall Bali Galeria in Kuta. The average price for a plate of makizushi (sushi roll) of 6-8 pieces is 30,000 – 50,000 IDR. If you’d like to eat a satisfying meal of sushi, order their Party Set that will set you back for approximately 200,000 IDR including tax and service charge.
Marugame Udon is an excellent place if you’d like a quick bite. The system is incorporated with self-service, where you get your own tray and chopsticks, wait for your bowl as you stand, and get the condiments and other additions to your plate or bowl by yourself. On an average, one person would spend 50,000 IDR. They give you free ocha refills after you buy one cup. In Kuta, Marugame Udon is located inside Mall Bali Galeria, and in Denpasar, it’s located at a standalone building located at Jalan Teuku Umar.
Ryoshi is one of the most authentic Japanese restaurant chains you’d find in Bali. It’s pretty pricey when compared to “local prices”, but if you spend a lot of time at famous Bali beach clubs and such, you’d find this place offers good value for money, especially for the quality of the sushi they serve.
A mid-range price Japanese restaurant establishment mostly targeted for the locals. Zushioda served a lot of fusion Japanese food such as California rolls and some “fried” sushi. Ramen and curry is also served here. Zushioda is also popular with the families and is usually the most crowded during dinner.
Sushi Tei’s price range is approximately around Ryoshi’s prices, which basically translates to expensive for a local’s price range. Their place is nice and often spacious. Sushi Tei offers a large variety of options and sets of makizushi, nigirizushi, as well as fresh sashimi. This establishment also offers a nice dessert option.