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8 Reasons Bali Food Safari is the Best Food Travel Experience

With over 100 5 star google reviews it’s no secret that our tours are hot property. However we thought we would break down the top reasons that our guests keep coming back for more!

1. Our Hosts.

Our hosts are bonafide foodies, they’ll be in touch prior to your tour and then literally be by your side every step of your food safari. They are passionate locals who love to spout their knowledge on every aspect of your Bali food tour. From the chef, right down to the cuisine or the architect who designed the venue, your host will warmly and excitedly fill you in on everything there is to know about the restaurant you’re visiting. By the end of your Bali food tour, you’ll have a new best friend!

2. Our Venues

We work extremely hard to ensure that each and every venue that we have partnered with, honours what Bali Food Safari represents. Which is an exclusive, delicious, 5 star dining experience that will leave you satisfied yet wanting more at the same time. The cuisine, the atmosphere, the fit-out and the staff are all integral parts of our Bali food tour and we’re certain that you’ll love each and every one of them for their unique offering.

3. The In-Vehicle Experience

We’ve already mentioned our incredible hosts, but whilst you’re being driven on your Bali food tour by your private driver, you’re privy to an interactive in-vehicle experience that connects you to the wider Bali Food Safari team!

4. The FOOD

Need we say more? The reason you’re here! Each and every dish has been tasted and approved by the Bali Food Safari team. We work closely with the venues to ensure that our exclusive menu is just so. With incredible variety of cuisines, each dish is beautifully and carefully presented by the chefs in order to take you on a culinary experience like no other.

5. The Mystery

Each Bali food tour is a mystery tour, and guests are not informed of each venue until they are on their way there. This adds a level of anticipation and excitement to the evening, as guests never know whats coming next!

6. The Variety

We have many repeat guests that have returned countless times, and have not done the same tour twice! We ensure that each tour is unique, with differing venues, menus and hosts to ensure a completely new mystery experience, each and every time! You can also let us know which restaurants you’ve visited previously – so we can ensure you’re trying something new on your Bali food tour!


7. The Ease

Guests are picked up for their Bali Food tour at their hotel at the beginning of the evening, and dropped back at the end. Ensuring that all elements of their Bali food experience is taken care of, allowing for a carefree and seamless evening where all they need to worry about is how to fit in their next meal!

8. The Customer Experience from start to finish

Everyone from our Marketing to our Operations staff ensure they go above and beyond for all guests. In line with our five star product, our staff take pride in the little things, ensuring that guests walk away from every interaction with Bali Food Safari with a smile on their face!


The Ultimate Festive Season “Over Indulgence” Recovery Tonic

Over the holidays, we all love to indulge in the things we love most.

But even the most seasoned of eaters suffer from over indulgence at this time of year. Here we offer up our special updated recipe to help soothe the ache of gluttony with our “Over Indulgence” Recovery Tonic.

Just like the festive season, our tours allow for guests to indulge in up to 12 full-size meals in one evening. It’s our experience in this area that inspired us to create the ultimate “Over Indulgence” Recovery Tonic.


7 most instagrammable places to eat in Bali!


A unique combination of Balinese and French has Folie Bali’s menu singing, and with the pastel décor and stunning murals – you’ll never want to leave. Amazing staff and naughty pastries are the literal cherry on top!

Recommendation: The mushroom baked eggs!

Address: Jl. Subak Sari No.30a, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung

 Open: Open everyday from 7 AM – 10 PM



A design lover’s dream, Kilo is all glass and structural steel – making for some unique Instagram images. Beyond this, their food is adventurous, full of flavour and an absolute must-visit when in Bali.


Recommendation: Squid Ink Rice with crispy baby squid, salmon roe, garlic aioli

Address: 22 Jalan Drupadi, Bali, Indonesia 80361

 Open: Open Daily Brunch 8AM-230PM Dinner 530PM-11PM


Kynd Community:

A gem set a stones throw away from the famous eat street Kynd Community is unmissable with its bright pink (and highly instagrammable) walls and beautiful murals. The plant based menu here has people lining up and possibly even more delectable is their plant based ice-creamery just next door.

Recommendation: The alphabet smoothie bowl – your very own personalised meal!

Address: Jl. Petitenget No. 12, Seminyak

Open: 6am to 5pm each day


Café Organic:

With two destinations across Bali, who knew healthy could look so damn sexy! With an overflowing menu jampacked with bowls, salads and heartier vegetarian fare – go armed with your camera and an empty belly!

Recommendation: Anything and everything!

Address: Jln. Petitenget 99x Seminyak Bali and Jln. Batu Bolong 58x Canggu Bali

 Open: Daily from 7am – 6pm


Motel Mexicola:

A Seminyak  instituation, Mexicola is definitely a haven for FUN! With a fit-out that will never grow old, head there for dinner where you’ll find dancing and cocktails aplenty with some of the best Mexican around!

 Recommendation:The 6 course banquet menu

Address: JL Kayujati 9X Seminyak Bali

Open:  Daily from 11am – 1am


Coffee Cartel:

For all those pink lovers out there, Coffee Cartel is known for its pink coffee and pink mural walls! They also offer the chance to have your name or your own design created on the top of your coffee!

Recommendation:Any of their coffees!

Address Jl. Lb. Sari No. 8, Seminyak

Open: 6am to 5pm each day



Known for creating LITERALY EVERYTHING from scratch, Salazon serves up epic pizzas and wood-fired goods in their inspiring space! A must visit for dinner!

Recommendation: We can not go past the Tomahawk Streak! drools

Address: Jl Kayu Aya 33, En Vie Lane Seminyak

Open: Daily from 3-11pm





Helicopter Food Safari

Bali Food Safari has launched Indonesia’s first-ever VIP culinary tourism experience by air to showcase luxury dining options in  Bali and to assist in  promoting Bali as one of the world’s leading culinary destinations.


Best known for our exclusive mystery progressive dining tours, we have now created a new high-end food tourism product to captivate the interest of high-value tourists by air. Fine dining helicopter packages are now allowing tourists to take part in a VIP experience by immersing themselves in a mystery progressive-style journey of mouth-watering gastronomy set against sweeping coastal views or over iconic cultural sites whilst being transported in luxury by helicopter from one fine dining establishment to another.

Simon Ward, founder of Bali Food Safari, says, “…there is absolutely no better way to spoil your loved ones or VIP guests by taking them by air to the island’s most sophisticated restaurants and luxury locations that are truly shaping Bali as an international culinary destination. It is a wonderful way to explore some of the islands world renowned  dining destinations and to create truly unforgettable moments while getting to know Bali through its amazing cuisine, unique culture and unbeatable hospitality.”


Ward adds, “… Bali continues to be one of the world’s most famous tourist destinations. Over the years, the team at Bali Food Safari have received increasing interest from affluent yet time-poor travellers who want to explore Balinese culture and cuisine.. These patrons want to participate in a highly exclusive experience and indulge in a slice of the best cuisine and views from exotic luxury beach resorts, all within in a limited time frame. These new packages have been curated in response to this demand and we hope it will play a small part in boosting economic growth within the local tourism sector.”

Packages are inclusive of bespoke paired menus and are based on visiting 3 to 4 pre-selected “mystery” eateries that offer 9-12 signature sample plates, over the course of 4-6 hours, from two departure points (Seminyak and Jimbaran). Each tour offers generous flight times to ensure that guests may be swept away by the breathtaking scenic views between each dining location, these packages can be customised to meet the specific needs of each touring party.


Prices are inclusive of all meals and drinks that form part of the specially designed menus for each flight package. All meals feature quality seasonal produce prepared by some of the worlds best chefs. All other operational costs including hotel transfers, landing and facility fees, wait times for pilot and hosts during courses, local taxes and in-flight refreshments  are all covered in the price.

Each appetising flight can accommodate between 2 and 4 guests, plus local host and fully qualified pilot, to create an enjoyable yet intimate dining experience. Our knowledgeable in-flight hosts offer fascinating facts about local produce and exotic delicacies and  are happy to share a little a bit about Balinese history and culture with diners, all within the safety of their luxury aircraft. Opportunities are available for guests to engage in ‘table talks’ with executive chefs, restaurateurs or sommeliers to learn more about local produce incorporated into regional and international cuisine in the most spectacular surroundings, all included as part of this ‘money-can’t-buy’ “foodie” experience.


As one customer mentioned during a soft-launch tour, “We’ve visited Bali on many occasions and have feasted at a number of internationally-recognised eateries, but it’s really only through this tour that you can dine at the island’s most sought-after dining establishments and be treated like an A- lister.. It was thrilling and exciting to be whisked away between each course together with our personal host and travel via luxury aircraft, landing at private helicopter pads, throughout the entire day. Most importantly, the artistically-plated meals were absolutely mind- blowing, they would easily meet Michelin Star standards.”


For more information on Bali Food Safari’s helicopter packages or to book an exclusive VIP experience, please click here!