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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

1 City Tip

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8 Places

Gong Corner

Restaurants

Warung Indonesia

Restaurants

Warung 96

Restaurants

Warung Pama

Restaurants

Bamboo Corner

Restaurants

Sky Garden

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

Fajar Resto

Restaurants

rickm812'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!
  • Gong Corner
    Restaurants (Indonesian, Asian)
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    rickm812 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 #80 of 1,046 restaurants in Kuta
    • Delicious Dinner 11/05/2020
    • A cheap place to eat without frills 09/03/2020
    • Gong Corner
    Address:
    Gang Ronta
    Jalan Poppies 1
    Kuta
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 819-9970-0356
    Other:
  • Warung Indonesia
    Restaurants (Asian, Indonesian)
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    rickm812 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 #58 of 1,046 restaurants in Kuta
    • Decent eatery 13/03/2020
    • Good review 29/02/2020
    • Warung Indonesia
    Address:
    Jl. Popies II, Gang Ronta
    Kuta 80361
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 812-3811-1913
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 00:00
    Other:
  • Warung 96
    Restaurants (Chinese, Pizza, Indonesian)
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    rickm812 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 #218 of 1,046 restaurants in Kuta
    • 찐존맛탱, 가성비갑, 안주로갑 02/03/2020
    • Cosy place with friendly people 17/11/2019
    • Warung 96
    Address:
    Jl. Poppies II Gang Benesari
    Kuta 80361
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 361 4754654
    Price range:
    US$50 - US$100
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 00:00
    Other:
  • Warung Pama
    Restaurants (Asian, Indonesian)
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    rickm812 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 #140 of 1,046 restaurants in Kuta
    • Awesome food and service 26/12/2019
    • Excellent cheap food great service 27/11/2019
    • Warung Pama
    Address:
    Gang Ronta, Poppies Lane 2
    80361
    Kuta
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 361 752021
    Other:
  • Bamboo Corner
    Restaurants (Seafood, Asian, Indonesian)
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    rickm812 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 #194 of 1,046 restaurants in Kuta
    • Plastic Rice 21/03/2020
    • Good Local and Western Food 19/02/2020
    • 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
    Other:
  • Sky Garden
    Bars & Clubs, Other Food & Drink, Dance Clubs & Discos
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    rickm812 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 #3 of 45 Nightlife in Kuta
    • Lively place!!! 30/03/2020
    • Pick pocketed 07/03/2020
    • Sky Garden
    Address:
    Jalan Legian 61
    Kuta
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 361 755423
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    16:50 - 03:00
    Other:
  • Fajar Resto
    Restaurants (Asian, Indonesian)
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    rickm812 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 #3,424 of 7,637 restaurants in Bali
    • Fajar is closed 11/08/2018
    • Best vego spring rolls and indo food in Kuta! 08/10/2017
    • Fajar Resto
    Address:
    Jl.Legia Popies II Gang Ronta Kuta Bali
    Kuta
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 361 757632
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