The home of zingy sustenance!

The nearest you can get to Indonesia... without the bother of getting on an aeroplane.

Our menu accommodates many flavours: from the firey hot to the cooly mild; vegetarians, pescatarians and carnivores... are all catered for - as are children of all ages.

For a quick bite, we have special set menus throughout the day... or just take your time and meditate on the wonders of Indonesian cuisine.

A truly authentic Indonesian restaurant in the heart of London's West End. Over the years we have steadily built a reputation as a venue where you can relax, enjoy excellent food and find yourself in a little part of Indonesia.

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Indonesian Cuisine

Of course, the best and only way to find out what Indonesian food is like is to get some inside you. We would be the first to admit that actually being in Indonesia is the very best way to do that... but you would probably be the first to admit that London's West End is a tad closer. And our cooking is pretty damn close to what we eat back home.

Putting words in your mouth

Many people, when asked to describe Indonesian food, will say, "It's a cross between Indian and Chinese." A bit like saying that a tiger is a cross between a cat and a zebra.

All tastes are catered for: carnivores, vegetarians, piscetarians - some grilled, some fried, some gently stewed. And all delicious. OK, so some of the food is hot - but that's a legacy of the Europeans (bringing chillies from south America). Like most cuisines, Indonesian has many influences - yes, Chinese and Indian, but also Dutch, Malay, Portugese, middle eastern... and even a little English, if you look close enough.
Talking of chilli heat, we always recommend that our diners choose a balanced meal: some hot, some mild, some spicy and some tangy. If you find that your meal is not as spicy as you would like, ask for some Sambal sauce - very hot, but pungent and aromatic, too. Oh, and rice (not water) is the best cure for an over indulgence in chilli.
If you are new to our food, please ask a waiter for help. Also, our special lunch-time and pre-theatre menus are a great introduction. Even better, bring a few friends, so you can all sample a few dishes - BaliBali is a fun and enjoyable restaurant: great for parties, but also perfect for a quiet meal.

Important!

We cannot guarantee that any of our dishes do not contain nuts. If you have a nut allergy, we're afraid our restaurant is not appropriate.

Also Important!

Back home spicing can seem pretty volcanic if you're not used to our cuisine, so we tend to err on the side of caution with our chillies.

But we also know that many of our customers want something a little more authentic (or 'hot').

Please take your time to talk to our staff about how you would like your food spiced.

Talking with your mouth full:
Your reviews of our food

  • Amazing food, a real gem
    We were in London and just passed this place they had a set menu for 10.50 min of 2 people sharing. I was totally amazed at how good the food was I could not fault it at all we had rice, noodles a prawn dish, beef dish, coconut curry dish all delicious.
    This place is definitely a hidden gem perfect meal to end a great day, we spent around £30 in total including drinks. For the quality of the food this is a steal ! Thanks Bali Bali credit where credit is due x
    - Trip Advisor June 2017

  • 40th birthday treat
    Just wonderful, the food was fabulous and service to match!! Couldn't fault anything about it would highly recommend this fantastic, authentic restaurant to anyone...
    - Trip Advisor June 2017

  • Authentic tasty Indonesian food
    My Wife and I have been to Indonesia several times.
    We had a dinner in this restaurant. The food was very good and reminded us of our trips to this lovely country. The staff all speak Bahasa (Indonesian) and at the next table were eight Indonesian people so the food is obviously authentic.
    The restaurant is cramped, but that's hardly unusual in central London. Would we go back, yes we would.
    - Trip Advisor May 2017

  • Authentic Indonesian taste
    Namely Indonesian-Malay-Thai restaurant, Indonesian ambience is stronger than the other countries here. Waiters can speak Indonesian so if you can too, you may choose to speak with them in that language. There are plenty of choices you can pick for your dining experience: Rijstaffel, middle-portioning, or even ala/carte. Its curry/turmeric foods, salads, or even its fried rice; resemble the same foods in Indonesia. Don't forget to pick Rambutan as your dessert (it is good, especially the "soup").
    For those who are missing Indonesian taste of food during visit to or short-stay in London and are not too tight on budget, this restaurant should be in your consideration list.
    The restaurant is cramped, but that's hardly unusual in central London. Would we go back, yes we would.
    - Trip Advisor April 2017

  • Lovely enjoyable food and service.
    Firstly when I rang to book, the gentleman asked if I'd been before and when i said no gave me directions form the nearest tube which was helpful.
    On arrival we were seated promptly and given the menu and asked if we knew much about the food, we said no and he asked if we had any alergies and went through the menu explaining what things were saying for new comers the meal for 2 was a good idea. We had this but changed the wine and the banana dessert for different ones. The food was lovely very tasty and well cooked. I don't know if it was authentic Indonesian but it tasted so good I didn't care. The desserts were the only slight let down but it didn't matter or spoil anything. Price wise I paid about £75 so good value.
    I enjoyed it very much and would go back again and try other things, quite why it only rate at about 1100 in London I really don't know - it was rather nice.
    - Trip Advisor February 2017

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Please note that we are a small, family-run restaurant with a limited number of tables: if you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give us plenty of notice. Thank you.

If you wish to tweak your booking time in order to ensure you get to a theatre or somesuch (say, 18:45), please let us know in the text box at the bottom of the form.

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When

Monday-Friday:

12:00 - 14:30 and 17:30 - 23:00

Saturday:

Open all day: 12:00 - 23:30
Last order: 23:00

Sunday:

17:00 - 22:00

15% discount on Sundays!

Note that the kitchen closes about thirty minutes before the restaurant: please give us plenty of time to cook your meal.

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Where

Address: 150 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8HL

+44 20 7836 2644

Nearest Tube stations: Leicester Square, Covent Garden