Come nightfall, food markets in Bali spring to life in a magical, thriving, and aromatic form. By day, market enclaves are shopping and bargain meccas, but from dusk they become a bustling destination for hungry locals and visitors alike. These markets are the authentic destination to enjoy specialties like babi guling (suckling pig), bebek betutu (slow-cooked duck), and ikan bakar (charcoal-grilled fish).
With a wide range of dining options to suit all tastes and desires, Bali restaurants are plentiful and easy to find. Notable regions include Kuta, where the bustling restaurant scene features western, traditional Balinese and Asian influences; Jimbaran Bay, where you can enjoy a beachside meal of freshly caught seafood; Ubud for its local produce and authentic Indonesian fare; upmarket Nusa Dua; and Seminyak and Legian.
A magical sunset over the Balinese waterfront is just the beginning of a night’s entertainment in Bali. Come sundown, the Bali nightlife begins in earnest with a host of venues open to accommodate dining, entertainment, and enjoyment. Kuta is widely recognised as the hub of after-dark excitement, but Seminyak and Legian also feature a vibrant, cosmopolitan feel with plenty of live entertainment including cultural shows.