An essential part of the swathes of stunning beaches along the south coast of Bali next to the vibrant ambience of Kuta, is Seminyak beach and the town of Seminyak, which has its own eclectic mix of world-class restaurants, high end spas, designer boutiques, international surf shops and lifestyle brand outlets, that truly offer some of the best experiences on the enchanting island of Bali.
Over the past 10 years, Seminyak has developed a world-class dining scene. Seminyak is packed with some of Bali’s finest and most well-established restaurants, while several of its roads are recognized as must-visit dining destinations. Dubbed as a food-lover’s haven, rich flavors from all around the globe, prepared by highly skilled chefs – some of whom are notable figures in the international culinary scene – can be found here. From Italian, Spanish, Mexican, Japanese and Thai, as well as innovative Indonesian fusion, all the choices of world's cuisines are offered here, sure to promise quite a feast.
Seminyak restaurants are mostly found along the Jalan Laksmana main route, while others are scattered around the southern area of Petitenget and way up to Batubelig. Some offer impressive sunset views and beachfront settings, while Seminyak’s premier entertainment venues, the likes of Ku De Ta and Potato Head Beach Club, have a highlighted dining venues that are worth specific mention. Other significant names in Seminyak's Dining scene include: Chandi, La Lucciola, Sarong, Métis, Sardine, Mama San, Merah Putih, and more.
Seminyak is part of the main west coast conurbation in South Bali and traffic can get very congested at times. From Kuta and Legian, the Legian Street runs parallel with the beach, and at its western limit continues as Seminyak Street. You can also get to Seminyak via the eastern by pass of Sunset Street. This is almost invariably the quicker route from Kuta and Legian into Seminyak, although it is actually further distance-wise.