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    Take

    Flee Bali for a relaxed version of Tokyo just by ducking under the traditional curtain over the doorway at this ever-expanding restaurant. Hyper-fresh sushi, sashimi and more are prepared under the keen eyes of a team of chefs behind a long counter. The head chef is a stalwart at the Jimbaran fish market in the early hours.

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    Pisgor

    All sorts of goodness emerges from the ever-bubbling deep-fryers at this narrow storefront near the airport. The pisang goreng (banana fritters) are not to be missed and you can enjoy more esoteric fare such as ote-ote (vegetable cakes). Get a mixed bag and munch away with raw chillies for extra flavour.

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    Poppies Restaurant

    Opening its doors in 1973, Poppies was one of the first restaurants established in Kuta (Poppies Gang I is even named after it). It's popular for its elegant garden setting and a menu of upmarket Balinese, Western and Thai cuisine. The rijsttafel (selection of dishes served with rice) and seafood is popular.

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    Wooyoo

    In a hot tropical place, what is better than ice cream? The soft-serve treats here come from a well-known Korean brand renowned for its rich, creamy swirls. Enjoy in a cup, cone or on sweet 'snail' bread. Toppings include sweet popcorn, chocolate bits and churros. The dining area has a woodsy, open style.

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    Fat Chow

    A stylish, modern take on the traditional open-fronted cafe, Fat Chow serves Asian-accented fare at long picnic tables, small tables and lounges. The food is creative, with lots of dishes for sharing. Among the favourites: crunchy Asian salad, pork buns, Tokyo prawns and authentic pad Thai.

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    Saleko

    If you haven't tried Masakan Padang food yet, you haven't eaten proper Indonesian. Saleko is a great place to sample this simple, delicious and cheap Sumatran street food. Spicy grilled chicken and fish dare you to ladle on the volcanic sambal – not de-spiced for timid tourist palates. For vegetarians there's also tasty tofu, cooked jackfruit and flavourful eggplant.

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    Plantation Grill

    The gaudy sign outside leaves no doubt that this posh hotel restaurant springs from the empire of Australian chef Robert Marchetti. Inside you'll find a luxurious tropical setting meant to evoke a 1920s fantasy. The menu features big steaks and seafood with some wildly priced specials such as lobster Thermidor (855K!). Sling bar is an intimate retreat for a fantasy cocktail.

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    Mama's German Restaurant

    Once you get used to the local serving staff in full German dirndl, you might almost think you're in a sweatier version of Munich. The menu is authentic German, with a vast selection of sausages, roasts and pork steaks from the restaurant's own private butcher. (Non-wurst choices include burgers, noodles, pizza etc.) Quaff draught Bintang by the litre.

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    Mozzarella

    The best of the beachfront restaurants on Legian’s car-free strip, Mozzarella serves Italian fare that's more authentic than most. Fresh fish also features; service is rather polished and there are various open-air areas for moonlit dining, plus a more sheltered dining room. A great spot for a quiet beachfront breakfast.

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    Made’s Warung

    Made’s was the original tourist warung in Kuta and its Westernised Indonesian menu has been much copied. Classic dishes such as nasi campur (rice with a choice of side dishes) are served in an open-fronted setting that harks back to when Kuta’s tourist hot spots were lit by gas lantern.

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    Warung Nikmat

    This long-running Javanese favourite is known for its array of authentic Indonesian dishes, including beef rendang (curry), perkedel (fritters), prawn cakes, sop buntut (oxtail soup) and various curries and vegetable dishes. Get there before 2pm for the best selection.

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    Balcony

    The Balcony has a breezy tropical design and sits above the din of Jl Benesari below. Get ready for the day with something from the long breakfast menu. At night choose from pasta, grilled meats and a few Indo classics. It's all nicely done and the perfect place for an impromptu date night.

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    Warung Murah

    Lunch goes swimmingly at this authentic warung specialising in seafood. An array of grilled fish awaits; if you prefer fowl over fin, the sate ayam (satay chicken) is succulent and a bargain. Hugely popular at lunch; try to arrive right before noon. Don't miss the sambal.

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    Jamie's Italian

    One of 40 worldwide, this outlet of Jamie Oliver's chain has the expected creative and seasonal menu. The dishes bust clichés and also, possibly, your wallet. Burgers are priced the same as you'd get in NYC. There are tables inside and out. Service and presentation is polished.

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    Balé Udang

    Serving the food of Indonesia, this large restaurant is a metaphor for the islands themselves, with various thatched dining pavilions set amid ponds and water features. The long menu focuses on fresh seafood. Service is snappy, but friendly.

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    Sushi Tei

    Let the beach breezes waft across your cheeks at this upscale sushi outlet with views of the surf. The menu is long on sushi and quality is high. Watch for incredible-value specials. There's a good drinks list and sunset happy hour.

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    Ajeg Warung

    This simple stall with shady tables is right on Kuta Beach. It dishes up some of the freshest local fare you'll find, with views of the surf. Enter the beach where Jl Pantai Kuta turns north and walk south 100m along the beach path.

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    Bemo Corner Coffee Shop

    An attractive oasis just off the madness of Jl Legian, this sweet little open-fronted cafe serves excellent coffee drinks, smoothies and casual fare such as sandwiches and huge trad breakfasts with eggs, bacon, sausage etc.

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    Warung Yogya

    Hidden in the heart of Legian, this simple warung is spotless and has a bit of mod style. It serves up hearty portions of local food for prices that would almost tempt a local.

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    Kopi Pot

    Shaded by trees, Kopi Pot is a favourite, popular for its coffees, milkshakes and many desserts. The multilevel, open-air dining area and bar sits back from noxious Jl Legian.