For tourists in search of good Indonesian food, Bali is the place to go - if a latest study by TripAdvisor is to be believed.
The study, announced on Friday, details the top restaurants serving popular local cuisines in Asia. It says Bali is home to the best Indonesian restaurants in the country.
According to the reviews of travelers from around the world, taking into account the quality and quantity of reviews from May 2013 to April 2014, nine of Indonesia's top 10 local restaurants are found in Bali, with the Merah Putih Restaurant, Warung Little Bird and Bambu Restaurant claiming the top three spots, respectively.
One TripAdvisor reviewer highlighted the Merah Putih Restaurant, which is famed for its traditional and contemporary Indonesian recipes served in a beautiful dining space.
“We're very impressed with the quality of the food. Interesting combinations and great tasting dishes set in a stunning restaurant. Try it!”
Other reviewer raved about Warung Little Bird, which has won accolades among Sanur beachgoers for its casual Indonesian fare.
“Very reasonably priced for a small local Indonesian diner. Everything we ordered was impeccable and captured the essence and spices of Bali," said the reviewer.
According to TripAdvisor spokesperson Jean Ow-Yeong, a recent TripAdvisor poll conducted on 1,033 travelers in Southeast Asia from July 22 to August 13, suggested that experiencing authentic local cuisines during a holiday was important or very important for 82 percent of travelers in the region.
“When it comes to food, TripAdvisor travelers have reviewed and rated what they think are the best restaurants to enjoy popular local Asian cuisines," added Ow-Yeong.
Top 10 Indonesian restaurants in Indonesia
1. Merah Putih Restaurant, Kerobokan, Bali
2. Warung Little Bird, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali
3. Bambu Restaurant, Seminyak, Bali
4. Kesuma Restaurant, Yogyakarta
5. Warung Apple, Singaraja, Bali
6. Putu’s Wild Ginger, Ubud, Bali
7. Gabah Restaurant & Bar, Kuta, Bali
8. Cafe Harmony Amed, Amed, Bali
9. Komang John’s Café, Amed, Bali
10. Padi Organic, Ubud, Bali
Top 10 Indonesian restaurants outside Bali
1. Kesuma Restaurant, Yogyakarta
2. The Sawah, Yogyakarta
3. Kampung Daun, Bandung
4. Warung Paradiso, Lombok
5. Layar, Surabaya
6. Lara Djonggrang, Jakarta
7. Jejamuran, Yogyakarta
8. Seribu Rasa, Jakarta
9. Green Cafe, Gili Trawangan
10. Pondok Laguna, Jakarta