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Kuta - Food Guide for the Thrifty

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This one day itinerary guide will give you a list of cheap food restaurants in the Central Kuta area. The guide is aimed at the budget foodie where price is everything and you don't overly care about the surroundings. You will benefit from finding Gang Ronta which runs between Poppies 1 & 2 and contains many hidden gems that offer excellent food at bargain prices.

Good for
  • Foodie
  • Thrifty Traveller

8 Places

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8 Places

Tom Yums

Restaurants

Gong Corner

Restaurants

Warung Indonesia

Restaurants

Warung 96

Restaurants

Warung Pama

Restaurants

Bamboo Corner

Restaurants

Skygarden

Bars & Clubs, Other Food & Drink, Dance Clubs & Discos

Fajar Resto

Restaurants

Rick M's City Tips

  • If you like luxury, aircondtioning and beautifully manicured tables, then this guide is not for you. On the other hand, if you like good local cheap food and cold beer, then maybe it is!
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    Tom Yums
    Restaurants (Asian, Indonesian)
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    Rick M Says:

    Tom Yums serves Thai cuisine as you'd expect from the name, but also serves many other western and Asian inspired dishes. Cheap, but cheerful with adequate surroundings. This restaurant is small, open air and is just down the laneway off the Kuta Townhouse buildings. You will have to look, as it's tucked away and is not obvious to passersby. Serving sizes are reasonable and the standard of food for the money is quite good.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Get there early in the evening to get a prime spot. Seating for around 20 or so at a squeeze.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #188 of 872 restaurants in Kuta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Tom Yum the restaurant!! 03/09/2017
    • Indonesian Food 28/08/2017
    • Tom Yums
    Address:
    Jl. Poppies Lane I no. 1A
    Next to Kuta Town Houses
    Kuta
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 813-3838-1519
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    Gong Corner
    Restaurants (Asian, Indonesian)
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    Rick M Says:

    Gong Corner is located in the small alleyway between Poppies 1 & 2 access is via the Kuta Townhouse alley. Gang Ronta is mentioned in many of the restaurants in this guide and you should get to know it as it's hiding many a cheap restaurant. It runs North/South from Poppies 1 & 2 on the beach side of Legian Street. Gong Corner is the sister restaurant to Bamboo Corner and whilst the food is similar, it is also different enough to warrant a visit. Extensive and cheap menu with many specials of the day on offer. It's open air and features thatched walls and ceiling. Pleasant staff and very cheap prices.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Often very busy at night, but you'll usually find a seat.
    • Limited parking for scooters. Walk if you can.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #83 of 872 restaurants in Kuta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good cheap lunch.. 29/09/2017
    • Not even a sirloin 18/09/2017
    • Gong Corner
    Address:
    Gang Ronta
    Jalan Poppies 1
    Kuta
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 819-9970-0356
    Other:
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    Warung Indonesia
    Restaurants (Asian, Indonesian)
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    Rick M Says:

    This warung (local restaurant) is situated in the Gang (alley) that runs between Poppies 1 and 2. It is closer to the Poppies 2 end, so that might be your quickest access. This place has long benches where you can "share a seat" with a friend or a complete stranger. Cheap, and you will see a lot of locals here as well. You can order off the menu or try the pre-prepared Masakan Padang style food. Great soups and rice and did I mention cheap?

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • No airconditioning, but they do a pretty cold beer so that'll have to do!
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 872 restaurants in Kuta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The best that Bali has to offer 19/10/2017
    • Local food 12/10/2017
    • Warung Indonesia
    Address:
    Gang Ronta
    Kuta
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 361 759817
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 00:00
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    Warung 96
    Restaurants (Pizza, Indonesian, International, Asian)
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    Rick M Says:

    This old school Bali restaurant is located on Benesari Street, just a short walk from Poppies 2. They serve an awesome wood fired pizza as well as most European and Indonesian favourites. Cold beer, no aircon and in the traditional open air style. There's usually some music playing and the food is very reasonably priced. I normally go there for lunch, but they get quite a crowd at evening meal time. Old school Bali at it's finest.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Not much parking for scooters, so if you can walk then that might save you a problem finding a parking space.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #315 of 872 restaurants in Kuta
    • Nothing spectacular but the pizza is ace! 16/10/2017
    • Not recommended 11/09/2017
    • Warung 96
    Address:
    Gang Poppies 2
    Kuta
    Indonesia
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$10
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 00:00
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    Warung Pama
    Restaurants (Asian, Indonesian)
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    Rick M Says:

    This little gem is situated on the corner of Gang Ronta and Gang Sorga. Serves local food with some European, mainly Dutch inspired meals. Cheap and cheeful and often frequented by back-packers.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Couples
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Very little parking and a bit hard to find as it's located in a back alley.
    • There's a nice little (very little) Greek restaurant on the opposite corner. You might want to have a look at this one too.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #103 of 872 restaurants in Kuta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Yummy & Cheap 29/09/2017
    • Ridiculously cheap! 09/07/2017
    • Warung Pama
    Address:
    Gang Ronta, Poppies Lane 2
    80361
    Kuta
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 361 752021
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    Bamboo Corner
    Restaurants (Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Indonesian)
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    Rick M Says:

    Well here's a little gem in the middle of Poppies 1 that's been around for a few decades. Really old school Bali and the food is really cheap. Quality is ok and I've personally never had a bad meal here. You can get jaffles, milkshakes, and any of the old "surfie" food as well as curries and and Indonesian fare. My favourites are the seafood basket (for around $6 AUD) and the Kare Ayam (curried chicken). Here you will experience what Balinese restaurants were like years ago with thatched walls and ceiling and no airconditioning. Very basic (ordinary) toilet as well.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • This place is always busy and you may have to be content to wait....
    • Don't expect miracles for the money, because it's very cheap. This is the sister restaurant to Gong Corner (mentioned above in this guide).
    • If you hang around the mini mart opposite you can sit down whilst waiting for a roadside al fresco seat. But when seated beware, as you're very close to the road!
    • Very hot inside this restaurant. Sit outside whenever possible.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #146 of 872 restaurants in Kuta
    • Best cheap meals 22/10/2017
    • Best food in bali. 19/10/2017
    • Bamboo Corner
    Address:
    Poppies Lane I no. 26
    Kuta
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 361 765966
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$9
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 00:00
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    Skygarden
    Bars & Clubs, Other Food & Drink, Dance Clubs & Discos
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    Rick M Says:

    This is the cheapest BBQ in town. Around $6 AUD will get you an all you can eat meal of extraordinary quality and has to be the best value for money in Kuta. Get there between 5 & 6pm for the free beer with the purchase of the BBQ meal.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Get there early (before 5pm) as there is usually a queue.
    • You may have to wait, or queue up for food when inside as this place is very busy on nearly every night. But do get down there as you won't be disappointed.
    • Every night has a different food them in addition to the regular all you can eat BBQ. Tuesday night is Taco night, which is always a favourite.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 23 Nightlife in Kuta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • One of the Best Party Place in Kuta 02/10/2017
    • They have a right to brag 02/10/2017
    • Skygarden
    Address:
    61JI. Legian
    Kuta
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 361 755423
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    16:50 - 03:00
    Other:
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    Fajar Resto
    Restaurants (Asian, Indonesian, Chinese)
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    Rick M Says:

    This too, is another little gem hidden away on Gang Ronta and is close to Warung Pama and Warung Indonesia. Similar story, cheap local and European dishes in the open air Bali style.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Service is pretty good and occasionally they do Frogs Legs if you are a fan.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #2 614 of 5 312 restaurants in Bali
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best vego spring rolls and indo food in Kuta! 08/10/2017
    • Lost order 16/09/2017
    • Fajar Resto
    Address:
    Jl.Legia Popies II Gang Ronta Kuta Bali
    Kuta
    Indonesia
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