Cuisine: A La Carte, Indonesian
Price Point: Mains from Rp 200,000+
Ranked: #3 of 97 restaurants in Bali
Book for: Rp 100k a table

Discover exquisite Indonesian cuisine at this award-winning restaurant...

A leader in culinary innovation, Nusantara (which translates as ‘archipelago’), celebrates traditional Indonesian food and heritage in a beautiful setting.

Journey through Indonesia’s diverse islands and discover dishes from the country’s farthest regions. From signature sambal goreng to Balinese slow-cooked duck, there’s something to delight all palates.

Head Chef Putu only uses the freshest seasonal produce and ethical meats from local suppliers (over 95% kitchen ingredients are Indonesian). His team continuously push the boundaries of flavour and innovation, creating new dishes to keep the menu fresh.

Born from the acclaimed sister restaurant Locavore, these two eateries identify local foods and cooking techniques that are in danger of disappearing, due to an increase in food industralisation.

For traditional flavours from the Indonesian archipelago, head to Nusantara, one of Indonesia’s finest dining destinations.

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Nusantara by Locavore
Jalan Dewisita
Ubud

Open Hours:
Monday 6pm - 10pm
Tuesday - Sunday 12pm - 2pm // 6pm - 10pm

Phone: +62(0) 361 972973
Website: www.locavore.co.id/nusantara

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Ranked: #2 of 19 restaurants in Ubud 2
Nusantara by Locavore
Location: Ubud
Cuisine: A La Carte, Indonesian
Book for: Rp 100k a table

Reviews

Katrina Senn

Nusantara by Locavore is our favourite restaurant in Ubud... My husband and I booked here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The staff were very friendly and created a nice atmosphere to enjoy our meal. We had the Grilled baby squid, which was succulent and cooked to perfection... And the Ikan muja, which was delicately flavoured and delicious! If you like spicy, definitely order a sambal or 2! We can't wait to return back there again...

- dined at Nusantara by Locavore on

We have a simple system. Would we go back? Yes. We’ve booked to return.
We’ve been looking for a more authentic quality local cuisine and this seems to be its headquarters in Bali.
The staff were genuinely charming. The space was comfortable and very attractive. Despite its wide street frontage we struggled to find it. Look for the flames of flavour out the front. The food was amazing. Make no mistake though it is earthy, solid and real and made from extraordinary ingredients. We were not expecting drinks of the same nature but they were there. The hors d’oeuvres were a very special gratis surprise . My favorite dish was the coconut custard cake and my dining companion’s was the banana blossom salad. The duck was remarkably good as well. Our neighbours had completely different food from us and it looked spectacular.
We can’t wait to go back.

- dined at Nusantara by Locavore on

We received excellent service from all staff. The menu was explained as family sharing style and we were well advised about the right quantities to order. We were surprised and delighted with a delicious tasting platter. This was a sign of things to come. We loved the food. Favourites were the squid and pork. Loved being able to try so many sambals also. Finished with desserts which were lovely and cooling. Overall an excellent experience.

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David Coates

Five months here, the best meal I've had in Ubud. The duck was incredible, the veggie sides, the apps, the dessert, could not have asked for a better meal and evening. Will definitely be back.

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Arthur Wilson

Nusantara was recommended to us by the hosts where we were staying in Ubud. They told us if we wanted an authentic Indonesian culinary experience Nusantara was a must, and they were spot on. The food is exceptional, so many flavours it is hard to describe. The complimentary starter plate before the meal was both unexpected and unbelievable and just built the anticipation even higher for what the meals would be like. The dishes did not disappoint. We have no hesitation recommending this restaurant as a place to enjoy a magical authentic Indonesian meal served with the wonderfully generous Balinese hospitality.

- dined at Nusantara by Locavore on

From start to finish this was a great experience.

The staff were professional & gave excellent suggestions & service.
All of the food was amazing. Starting with appetisers & snacks all the way to the dessert, everything was delicious. This also includes the cocktails & wines we had.

I would definitely recommend Nusantara by Locavore to anyone who is staying in Ubud & wants to enjoy some fine dining.

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Toni Gerdelan

A really wonderful dining experience, we enjoyed trying some Indonesian dishes we had not tried before. Servings were very generous, and the complimentary starter dish has to be seen to be believed! Lovely attentive service and beautiful decor.

- dined at Nusantara by Locavore on

Amazing authentic Indonesian cuisine. Crab is must order.

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S Kenneth

I think Nusantara is a great restaurant and coming here with first table absolutely a good deal. Its not only for food but dessert as well. The service was warm not pretentious and staff didn't show any dots of discriminations for locals in here. staff were very professional but most importantly, the food is really authentic. Spicy, yes very spicy. Be really careful with what you order.
Food is amazing for local cuisine.

- dined at Nusantara by Locavore on

Amazing decor, beautiful cocktails, and fantastic food made for a wonderful experience at Nusantara! I only wish I lived in Bali so we could come back next week. Do not miss the Duck for a main course and come hungry! Service was great from start to finish.

- dined at Nusantara by Locavore on

Our third dining experience at Nusantara and didn't disappoint
From the complimentary tasting dishes of nibbles to our main course the food was well presented and we were given the option of the spicy accompaniment to be kept on the side and used to our taste
The delicious food, attentive service and lovely ambience all made our evening most enjoyable
Thank you Nusantara we will be back again on our next visit

- dined at Nusantara by Locavore on

Amazing dining experience, would recommend it to anyone with the great discount.

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Teddy Pujol

Probably one of the most original resturants weve been to. A learning journey though culinary Indonesia. The small starters were delicious, the frogs legs being the stand out closely followed by raw fish and baby squid. The mains didnt live up to the starters, although interesting the crab lacked flavour of crab and the pork tasted like sundays best ham. The desserts were amazing and after being advised only to have 1 we went for 3, the frozen coconut milk with bread and mango jam.being top dog. Great experience we learnt a lot about Indonesian cuisine

- dined at Nusantara by Locavore on

Teddy Pujol

Probably one of the most original restaurants we've been to. A learning journey though culinary Indonesia. The small starters were delicious, the frogs legs being the stand out closely followed by raw fish and baby squid. The mains didn't live up to the starters, although interesting the crab lacked flavour of crab and the pork tasted like sundays best ham. The desserts were amazing and after being advised only to have 1 we went for 3, the frozen coconut milk with bread and mango jam.being top dog. Great experience we learnt a lot about Indonesian cusine

- dined at Nusantara by Locavore on

Katrina Senn

Nusantara by Locavore is our favourite restaurant in Ubud... My husband and I booked here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The staff were very friendly and created a nice atmosphere to enjoy our meal. We had the Grilled baby squid, which was succulent and cooked to perfection... And the Ikan muja, which was delicately flavoured and delicious! If you like spicy, definitely order a sambal or 2! We can't wait to return back there again...

- dined at Nusantara by Locavore on

We have a simple system. Would we go back? Yes. We’ve booked to return.
We’ve been looking for a more authentic quality local cuisine and this seems to be its headquarters in Bali.
The staff were genuinely charming. The space was comfortable and very attractive. Despite its wide street frontage we struggled to find it. Look for the flames of flavour out the front. The food was amazing. Make no mistake though it is earthy, solid and real and made from extraordinary ingredients. We were not expecting drinks of the same nature but they were there. The hors d’oeuvres were a very special gratis surprise . My favorite dish was the coconut custard cake and my dining companion’s was the banana blossom salad. The duck was remarkably good as well. Our neighbours had completely different food from us and it looked spectacular.
We can’t wait to go back.

- dined at Nusantara by Locavore on

We received excellent service from all staff. The menu was explained as family sharing style and we were well advised about the right quantities to order. We were surprised and delighted with a delicious tasting platter. This was a sign of things to come. We loved the food. Favourites were the squid and pork. Loved being able to try so many sambals also. Finished with desserts which were lovely and cooling. Overall an excellent experience.

- dined at Nusantara by Locavore on

Saskia Hendrikse

What a great food experience!! Loved the decor, the service and the food. From the cocktails, the lovely wine, the impressive (free) sample plate (some things I've never tried before, like deep fried amaranth leaves), our meal, the coffee and dessert - all of this made for a memorable Balinese food experience. We had the soft shell crab for our main, plus some delicious smaller plates, and the Balinese brown rice. We love Balinese food and this was next level. Super tasty and deliciously spicy but just the perfect balance. Highly recommended and I am so glad we booked this through First Table.

- dined at Nusantara by Locavore on

David Coates

Five months here, the best meal I've had in Ubud. The duck was incredible, the veggie sides, the apps, the dessert, could not have asked for a better meal and evening. Will definitely be back.

- dined at Nusantara by Locavore on

Arthur Wilson

Nusantara was recommended to us by the hosts where we were staying in Ubud. They told us if we wanted an authentic Indonesian culinary experience Nusantara was a must, and they were spot on. The food is exceptional, so many flavours it is hard to describe. The complimentary starter plate before the meal was both unexpected and unbelievable and just built the anticipation even higher for what the meals would be like. The dishes did not disappoint. We have no hesitation recommending this restaurant as a place to enjoy a magical authentic Indonesian meal served with the wonderfully generous Balinese hospitality.

- dined at Nusantara by Locavore on

Amazing Indonesian delicacy experience, we ordered around 8 sharing dishes for 4 and had super great experience going to a journey of tasting different food of different Indonesian islands. Beautifully served, authentic and full of flavours

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Sarah McConchie

Beautiful traditional Indonesian food. Would highly recommend.

- dined at Nusantara by Locavore on

From start to finish this was a great experience.

The staff were professional & gave excellent suggestions & service.
All of the food was amazing. Starting with appetisers & snacks all the way to the dessert, everything was delicious. This also includes the cocktails & wines we had.

I would definitely recommend Nusantara by Locavore to anyone who is staying in Ubud & wants to enjoy some fine dining.

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Stephan Laucht

Great authentic Indonesian food, I am not great on spicy food but was able to enjoy the servings offered.

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Julienne Morgan

Nice ambiance. Had the brisket and duck to start then goat and pork. All the dishes, although small, were very tasty and come out as share plates. Enjoyed my meal, the staff were attentive and obliging.

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Paul Blades

We had a pleasing and unique dining experience at Nusantara. The decor is modern and appealing and the staff very welcoming and efficient at their job. The food was delicious with very authentic flavours and the servers did an excellent job of describing each dish. There was also a nice choice of beverages to compliment the menu. With regard to the First Table deal, that was all put through seamlessly on the final tab without any hiccups. A very nice experience at Nusantara and we would return without hesitation.

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Craig Fishlock

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- dined at Nusantara by Locavore on

Amazing food! One of the best restaurants in Ubud especially for Indonesian food. Just be aware the food can be quite spicy. I was a bit nervous using first table for the first time but the experience was seamless. The waitresses were extremely pleasant. I would definitely do this again and again.

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Michelle Prowse-Wylacker

Such a wonderful meal. Special mention of the soft shell crab - so light and so delicious.

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Toni Gerdelan

A really wonderful dining experience, we enjoyed trying some Indonesian dishes we had not tried before. Servings were very generous, and the complimentary starter dish has to be seen to be believed! Lovely attentive service and beautiful decor.

- dined at Nusantara by Locavore on

Amazing authentic Indonesian cuisine. Crab is must order.

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S Kenneth

I think Nusantara is a great restaurant and coming here with first table absolutely a good deal. Its not only for food but dessert as well. The service was warm not pretentious and staff didn't show any dots of discriminations for locals in here. staff were very professional but most importantly, the food is really authentic. Spicy, yes very spicy. Be really careful with what you order.
Food is amazing for local cuisine.

- dined at Nusantara by Locavore on

Amazing decor, beautiful cocktails, and fantastic food made for a wonderful experience at Nusantara! I only wish I lived in Bali so we could come back next week. Do not miss the Duck for a main course and come hungry! Service was great from start to finish.

- dined at Nusantara by Locavore on

Delicious and plentiful food - balance of flavours was perfect and would highly recommend the various sambals. Will return.

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Kate Sutho

Amazing traditional Balinese food and fantastic service

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