Bali is all things to all people. It is an island paradise wher
e you can still find blissful moments of beach-front seclusion or sweeping terraced rice fields, but it is also a booming cultural capital built on late nights, big waves, limitless possibilities and the best food in Southeast Asia.
Millions of people come to The Island of the Gods every year to have that moment that they’ll remember for the rest of their lives — and Qraved wants to take them all out to dinner.
The culinary scene in Bali is world-renowned; some of the best chefs on Earth have their kitchens here, and every year the competition for diners gets a little more fierce and the food just gets a little bit better. Fine dining has come a long way since Said Alem and Nicolas Tourneville opened their first cafe — Seminyak is boiling over with restaurant concepts that ranges from the traditional to the experimental. Chef Will Meyrick’s work at the sublime Sarong and the swinging Mama San are destination restaurants, and Christian Vannequé brought the sommelier front-and-center at his critically beloved Sip.
This is a thriving culinary scene that can be ranked right alongside Sydney, Hong Kong, or Tokyo — and it is only getting better.
But before there was fine dining and private tables on private terraces, before there were even tourists, there was Balinese cuisine. For people who take their world-wide quest for eating well seriously, life can be divided into ‘before and after your first bite of babi guling‘. The everyday magic of a skewer of Sate Lilit, the total perfection of cutting into the spicy iconic that is Ayam Bututu, the huge and varying flavor profile found in every plate of Nasi Campur Bali. This isn’t simply having a meal, this a culture that has decided to honor food in its most pure form.
Bali is a place like no other, with food like no other. From the beaches of Nusa Dua to the hills of Ubud and beyond, Qraved is going to be your partner for finding good places to eat across the island of Bali. Come for the adventure, come for the beauty, but always come hungry.
Download the Qraved app for iOS or Android now, and let your adventure into the epicurean heart of Bali begin.