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An island with a distinct local culture that attracts travelers from around the world, Bali has some amazing food experiences. Here are a few to put on your list:
1. Seafood on the beach. Our Forbes Travel Guide editors loved the freshly caught red snapper at White Sand Beach. For something a little less remote, eating seafood on the beach at Jimbaran Bay is a must. All the restaurants serve pretty much the same thing; you pick out what you want from the seafood tanks and pay by the pound. Go for a swim, grab a table and a cold beer, and dig into a seafood feast.
2. Indus. Located amidst a peaceful hillside overlooking the Tjamphuhan River in Ubud, Indus serves up a changing international menu that’s expertly conceived and prepared. The atmosphere is elegant but relaxed, and the popular restaurant offers a free shuttle to and from the center of town.
3. Naughty Nuri’s. It’s dark and smoky at this roadside joint, but it’s also absolutely delicious. The roadside pork place in Ubud is where local chefs go for barbequed ribs and fresh tuna sashimi.
4. Casa Luna. This casual restaurant has some of the freshest, most innovative café food you can expect with Balinese and Mediterranean influences.
5. Ku De Ta. The modern food and chic ambiance at this beachside hotspot cannot be overstated. Eat there once and you’ll want to do it again and again.