There’s something so ultimately satisfying about a big juicy burger dressed up with all the fixings, especially when that burger consists of premium ingredients and served with gourmet sides. Bali is home to more than a few much-lauded dining establishments that take their burgers very seriously. Whether you’re a meat lover, a pescatarian or even a vegan, you’ll find something to satisfy at these top burger joints.
Although the menu may be simple here, Five Monkeys gets it right with thick, juicy patties made with fresh beef, chicken or fish, fluffy homemade buns and their delicious sweet and tangy BBQ sauce. Grab a seat on the bar stools amid recycled wood tables and vintage beverage ads, and watch the chefs make your burger fresh to order in the open kitchen. You can also opt to sit outside on the patio and watch the action go by on Kuta’s busy Jalan Legian. We highly suggest the BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger served with a side of curly fries and washed down with a cold beer.
There’s just so much to love at this Seminyak burger bar located just next door to Sisterfields Cafe. First of all, the burgers are simply divine, as they are made with 60-day aged chuck steaks, slow cooked pork and lamb, or for the veggies, edamame, quinoa and sunflower seeds. Then there are the fries. Think hand-cut skinnies topped with truffles, porcini and shredded parmesan that melts the minute it hits the hot fries. Finally, the burgers are are globally inspired with imaginative toppings that range from kimchi to eggplant chutney, bone marrow emulsion and horseradish aioli.
The Butchers Club
‘Beers, burgers and bourbon’ is the motto at The Butchers Club, an award-winning burger institution brought to us by way of Hong Kong. Located just off Jalan Petitenget in Kerobokan, this warm and welcoming venue has a spacious 1,200 square-foot interior replete with an al fresco patio for people watching. Each burger is handcrafted in house, and can include your choice of a dry-aged beef patty, juicy slab of pork belly, or crispy fried king prawns. Be sure to save room for their delish duck fat fries.
Wacko Burger Cafe
Start with your choice of beef, chicken, fish or veggie patty, and then peruse the menu of burger creations for options like the Cheesy Bacon smothered in cheddar, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, pickles and bacon slices, the Down Under with all of the above plus beetroot, egg, and crispy onion rings, or the OMFG with the usual veggies and lashings of fiery sambal terasi sauce. Accompany your burger with a side of wedges, chicken wings or caesar salad. Other main course options at this bright and breezy Seminyak cafe include fish & chips, steaks and sandwiches.
Wahwah Burger takes your typical burger joint and classes it up with sleek decor, prime ingredients and enticing cocktail menus and wine lists. This is where you’ll find the only ‘zero-bad-fat’ burgers on the island, as the classic WahWah patties are made with only fresh hand-chopped Wagyu tenderloin steak that has all of the bad fat removed and only the marbling remaining. Choose from divine toppings like crispy prosciutto, parmigiano, wild porcini mushrooms or foie gras and side it up with tasty salads, skinny-cut fries or duck fat mash. They also offer butterfish, chicken, veggie and pulled pork burgers as well as steaks, satay and seafood.