Fast Food in Bali

by Nick on April 14, 2006

by Nick | April 14th, 2006  

arch.jpgBali has a selection of fast food outlets for those people who can’t live without it. Among the more prominent companies are McDonald’s, KFC, Pizza Hut, A & W and Dunkin Donuts. The location of these restaurants is always in city areas and usually in tourist areas. A stroll through Kuta Square, to Jl. Kartika Plaza will take you past KFC, McDonalds, Pizza Hut.

McDonald’s:
According to McDonalds website, there are no restaurants in Indonesia, but I can assure you they are here. McDonalds can be found at Kuta Square, Jl. Legian in Legian, Jimbaran on the Bypass, and on Jl. Pantai Kuta at Kuta Beach. I’m sure there are others but official info in hard to find. I don’t eat at McDonalds so am not really am expert on their menu or prices. If you even care about what’s on McDonalds menu be sure to check it out when you go into a McDonalds in Bali.

KFC:
Here is a page with info on KFC in Bali. The menu includes chicken pieces, including a chicken bucket, chicken sandwich, spaghetti, and as in every Indonesian restaurant, nasi (rice).

Pizza Hut:
This American pizza chain has a website to allow diners to gain information to their product. I know there are 3 locations in Bali, at Jl. Kartika Plaza, Jl. Pantai Kuta and Jl. Diponegoro in Denpasar. Ika and I went a couple of weeks ago and what showed up was something that looked like a pizza, had tasty sauce on, but after a couple of bites, was obviously not pizza, more like fluffed up bread. They try hard with th kids giving out balloons, but the food will give you guy ache. My’fruit punch’ had so much sugar in I could drink 2 gulps.

A&W:
This American chain has an outlet on Jl. Pantai Kuta, between Mades Warung and the beach. The staff are always smart and polite. A&W started out with root beer and branched out to burgers.

Dunkin Donuts:
This donut & coffee shop is popular with tourists and locals. I have been in the one in Kuta before and they had no coffee, unbelievable, but true. DD serves an array of cheap donuts in dozens, or single. You can find them all over including Poppies II & Jl. Legian, and even in Gianyar on the main street. I love the way their homepage has a rotating picture of a cop car in it. That’s the ultimate donut cliche.

Fast food in Bali exists mainly to serve package tourists their daily fat portion. In the Kuta area you can find all the above, and whether its an Aussie family or a bus load of Koreans, the fast food chains are like crack dealers to dopes. Indonesian tourists themselves indulge and the halal sign, that is displayed in some form or another, means the meat has been killed in accordance with Muslim tradition.

Most of the fast food places in Bali do not open super early, maybe 8am and close around midnight at the latest.

{ 3 comments }

Kore Peterson April 14, 2006 at 8:41 pm
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I find it interesting how the major chains adjust for each region. Mc Donald’s in Indonesia. Chicken and rice are most common items ordered. They have sambal and ketchup. Some of the Mc Donald’s also have delivery. Mc Donald’s used to have an Indonesia web site at http://www.mcdonalds.co.id. Pizza hut also has some interesting pizzas in Indonesia if I recall correctly I saw tuna and mayo on a pizza.

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Coni April 15, 2006 at 12:50 pm
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Ni Hao ma Nick…fast food fast fat is everywhere…

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Dan April 15, 2006 at 1:02 pm
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HEY NICK!

check out the DVD “SUPER SIZE ME” you can get it for 10,000rup at any shop in kuta, and after that you will be in the gym 24-7 and never step in to those places……….

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