Chinese New Year, also known mostly as Imlek in Indonesia, is a festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year under the traditional Chinese lunar calendar. Having a family dinner to welcome the Chinese New Year is a tradition that is celebrated by Chinese families everywhere, including Chinese-Indonesians. This once-a-year moment should be celebrated with extraordinary menus that can be enjoyed by every single member of your family. If you are searching for a fancy restaurant to celebrate Imlek with the family, look no further! We have brought you a list of our recommended Chinese restaurants in Bali that surely are suitable for this special day. Check these five amazing places below!
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Bai Yun, which means 'white cloud' in Chinese, is a Chinese fine-dining restaurant located in The Apurva Kempinski Bali that offers a luxurious ambiance. The restaurant, whose name was inspired by the steam coming out from a hot pot, offers various premium warm and comforting Chinese hot pots that are perfect to be shared with your family. Bai Yun Hot Pot can definitely be a suitable choice for casual meetings or family gatherings.
Address: Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Sawangan, Nusa Dua, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Opening hours: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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Mama San Kitchen Bar & Lounge is a restaurant that serves fusion Chinese delicacies. Through the vision of Will Meyrick, the executive chef of Mama San Kitchen Bar & Lounge, the place offers a comfortable environment suitable for any type of occasion, including family gatherings. Furthermore, Mama San Kitchen Bar & Lounge also provides amazing cocktails as well as a private dining experience.
Address: Jl. Raya Kerobokan No.135, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Phone: +62 818-0612-6700
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (Monday - Saturday)
12:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Sunday)
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Sista Dumpling is a modern Chinese fusion restaurant located not too far from the exotic Canggu Beach offering numerous choices of unique and delicious fresh foods. The place also conveniently provides an open view to a rice field which gives off a peaceful vibe that can make your new year family gathering feel even more special. Enjoy scrumptious delicacies with your beloved family accompanied by the gentle breeze around Tibubeneng!
Address: Jl. Raya Semat No.7, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Opening hours: 7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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Ji Restaurant combines the ambiance of old Chinese and old Balinese culture. It had been a family temple in Java, before it was relocated to Bali and then revamped into a restaurant, without sacrificing the 300 years old temple. The cuisine at Ji Restaurant is inspired by old cooking traditions from Japan and other East Asian countries with fusion sushi as its signature dish.
Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, Pantai Canggu, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Canggu Kuta Utara, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Phone: +623614731701 / +6281239652695
Opening hours: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
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Table8 is considered to be one of the finest Chinese restaurants in Bali. The restaurant is well known for its delicacies that follow Chinese traditional spices; from Cantonese Dim Sum to Szechuan food selections. Its interior took inspiration from a royal Chinese palace with a series of porcelain pagodas, imperial-themed furniture, and artworks. Dress properly before coming here because sleeveless shirt for men, swimsuit, bathrobe, and room slippers are not allowed
Address: Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Kawasan Sawangan Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363
Opening hours: 8:09 AM – 11:00 PM
So how is it? Have you chosen which restaurant you would like to visit with your beloved family? As one of the melting pot destinations in Indonesia, Bali offers diverse cultural experiences originating from not only within Indonesia, but also outside of Indonesia. Do also check out these four awesome places to further cherish the joy of Chinese New Year with your family. As always, be as responsible as you can while traveling around Bali by complying with the existing health protocols all the time, which include wearing your mask in public spaces, keeping your distance from others, washing your hands regularly, avoiding crowded places, and minimizing your mobility.
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