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

  • Easily the best Indonesian/Malay cuisine in London
    The food is delicious, the staff friendly and the prices very reasonable.
    I recommend getting the chicken sate which is amazing. But you’d be safe with any dish you order as everything is cooked to perfection with lovely fresh ingredients.
    My parents have been coming to this restaurant since it first opened and introduced me to it from a young age and I’ve been going back ever since.
    The perfect place for a pre/post theatre meal, or just an enjoyable evening out in London. Despite being on one of the main roads in London you walk in and feel away from the hustle and bustle and can relax and enjoy incredible food. This is the only place in London you can get authentic great tasting food as if you were in south east Asia.
    - Trip Advisor October 2017

  • Consistently great
    I have dined here from time to time ever since the restaurant opened. Eating there this weekend was a pleasure once again. Every single dish was great, the service faultless, and the price reasonable. I can’t think of any significant improvement, and hope to eat there again.
    - Trip Advisor November 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 December 2017

  • Fantastisk authentic indonesian food
    Wow! I can only recommend everybody who likes indonesian food to go here. A small restaurant, with good, prompt service and fantastisk food. I had the rendang, chicken sate and sambal telor: it was way too much for me alone (but I couldn’t choose...) so very good portions. The taste was really indonesian, I will definitely come back here!
    - Trip Advisor November 2017

  • Authentic Indonesian and Malaysian dishes.
    Authentic Indonesian and Malaysian dishes. They have the lunch box offers of one starter and one main meal or à la carte. They make the food as you order. Friendly and efficient service and affordable too.
    - Trip Advisor December 2017

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Consider...

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.

FESTIVE UPDATE!

We will be closed:

24 and 25 December

1 January

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+44 20 7836 2644

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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