Rijsttafel is a Dutch word for “rice table,” an almost unlimited array of a variety of delicious spicy-sticky-sweet Indonesian cuisine in small servings served with rice. Your visit to Indonesia will only be complete if you sample the Balinese rijsttafel plate at Dapur Raja Balinese Rijsttafel.

What is rijsttafel?

Rijsttafel is a Dutch-Indonesian culinary tradition that originated during the colonial period in Indonesia. It is a meal consisting of a variety of small dishes served with rice, usually accompanied by condiments and sauces. 

A typical rijsttafel may include dishes such as satay (skewered grilled meat), rendang (rich meat dish cooked in coconut milk), gado-gado (vegetable salad), sambal (Indonesian chili sauce or paste), and krupuk (cracker made from starch or animal skin), among others. The dishes can range from mild to spicy and may be vegetarian or meat-based. The meal is usually served family-style, with several small dishes arranged on a large table for guests to share. Today, rijsttafel is considered a cultural legacy in both Indonesia and the Netherlands. It has gained popularity worldwide as a unique dining experience that showcases the rich and diverse flavors of Indonesian cuisine.

Dapur Raja’s Balinese rijsttafel plate

Dapur Raja is a restaurant that offers a Balinese rijsttafel plate, which is a unique and flavorful representation of Balinese cuisine. The Balinese rijsttafel plate at Dapur Raja consists of several small dishes that are served with rice, and it showcases the diversity and complexity of Balinese cuisine.

The dishes that are included in the Balinese rijsttafel plate vary, but they typically feature a mix of meat, seafood, and vegetarian options.

Rijsttafel Menu

Dapur Raja’s Rijsttafel Menu is a variety of savory dishes which you can enjoy for Rp. 175,000++ / person. The menu includes:

  • Sop Kelor: Moringa soup with grilled coconut
  • Satay Lilit & Ayam: Minced tuna and chicken satay with Balinese spices
  • Nasi Kuning Bira: Turmeric rice with vegetables
  • Urab: Green bean and vegetable salad
  • Tempe & Tahu Manis: Tofu and soya bean with sweet soya sauce
  • Ikan Pepes: Steamed minced fish wrapped in banana leaf
  • Iga Babi: Balinese spiced pork ribs BBQ
  • Babi Guling: Spiced Balinese suckling pig
  • Bebek Betutu: Spiced Balinese smoked roasted duck
  • Bubur Injin: Black rice pudding cooked with coconut cream and jackfruit
  • Dadar Gulung: Pancakes filled with shredded coconut and palm sugar

Vegetarian Rijsttafel Menu

For Rp. 150,000++ / person, you can enjoy the following:

  • Sop Kelor: Moringa soup with grilled coconut
  • Satay Tempe & Telor Puyuh: Minced Soya Bean and Quail Eggs Satay with Balinese Spices
  • Nasi Kuning Bira: Turmeric rice with vegetables
  • Mix Vegetable: Sautéed Mix of Sweet Corn, Green Beans, Carrot, Green Peas, and Balinese Spices
  • Tahu Manis & Sele Kuning: Tofu and Balinese Yellow Sweet Potato sprinkled with Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • Pepes Jamur: Steamed Chopped Mushroom Wrapped in soft Banana Leaves
  • Bergedel Jagung: Deep Fried Corncake drizzled with Balinese Flavour
  • Tumis Kangkung: Sauteed Kale seasoned with flavorful Balinese Spices
  • Jukut Pusuh: Banana Blossom Soup seasoned with delicious Balinese Spices
  • Bubur Injin: Black rice pudding cooked with coconut cream and jackfruit
  • Dadar Gulung: Pancakes stuffed with shredded coconut and palm sugar

Babi Guling

The traditional Babi Guling Bali refers to Balinese spiced suckling pig. Dapur Raja’s Babi Guling menu is made up of savory dishes with unique flavors. For Rp. 90,000++ / person, you can have a taste of the following dishes:

  • Jukut Ares: Soup from young banana stalks
  • Lawar: Vegetables with minced meat, rich herbs, and spices
  • Be Guling: Suckling pig meat
  • Kulit: Suckling pig skin
  • Urutan / Oret: Balinese pork sausage
  • Gorengan: Crispy deep-fried pork
  • Sate: Balinese Satay
  • Krupuk Babi: Crispy deep-fried pork skin
  • Sambal: Traditional Balinese chili sauce
  • Nasi: Steamed rice


You can enjoy these drinks with your meal at Dapur Raja:

  • Water: Equil Still or Sparkling Water 25,000 (380ml) / 40,000 (760ml)
  • Free Flow Infused Water: 20.000
  • Juice: Orange, Apple, Pineapple, Watermelon, Mango, Mixed 25,000
  • Fresh Young Coconut: 30,000
  • Soda: Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Soda Water, Sprite, Tonic Water, Ginger Ale 25,000
  • Tea: Jasmine, Oolong, English Breakfast, Iced Lemon Tea 25,000
  • Coffee: Espresso, Cappuccino, Coffee Latte, Flat White, Macchiato, Americano, Mochaccino, Iced Coffee, Hot/Iced chocolate 28,000
  • Beer: Bintang Beer, Heineken, San Miguel Light 40,000, 1945 by Stark Beer 50,000
  • Basic Spirits: Vodka (Absolut), Gin (Gordons), Rum (Myers), Scotch (Johnny Walker Red Label/Chivas Regal), Whiskey (Jack Daniels), Tequila (Jose Cuervo) 85,000
  • Premium Spirits: Vodka (Belvedere), Gin (Hendrick’s), Whiskey (Gentlemen Jack), Scotch (Macallan), Tequila (Patron), Rum (Ron Zacapa) 140,000
  • Cocktails: Margarita, Martini, Cosmopolitan, Daiquiri, Mojito, Caipiroska, Pina Colada, Bloody Mary, Singapore Sling, Irish Coffee, Long Island Ice Tea, etc. 95,000 (Basic) / 160,000 (Premium)

Sparkling Wine

Your Dapur Raja Balinese rijsttafel plate will only be complete with sparkling wine to bring out the flavors of the dishes. There is quite a selection of the best wine at Dapur Raja that includes:

  • Cinzano – Prosecco D.O.C NV Italy 640,000
  • Veuve Clicquot, Brut – Champagne NV Épernay, France 2,100,000, White WineTwo Islands, Reserve – Chardonnay 2014 Bali, Indonesia 98,000 / 480,000
  • Villa Maria – Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough, New Zealand 600,000
  • Louis Latour, Ardeche – Chardonnay 2016 South of France, France 700,000
  • Pierro, LTC – Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Margaret River, Australie 1,200,000, Red Wine Two Islands, Reserve – Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Bali, Indonesia 98,000 / 480,000
  • Casillero del Diablo – Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Chile 560,000
  • Baby Doll – Pinot Noir 2017 Marlborough, New Zealand 710,000
  • The Chocolate Block – Shiraz, Cab Sauvignon 2016 Cape Town, South Africa

The experience of dining at Dapur Raja

Dining at Dapur Raja is a unique experience that immerses diners in Balinese culture’s flavors, aromas, and ambiance. The restaurant is located in Jl. Goutama Selatan Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, 80571, a cozy and inviting space, with traditional Balinese decor and warm lighting creating a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. When diners order the Balinese rijsttafel plate, they can expect a feast for the senses. The small dishes are beautifully arranged on a large platter, and the colorful and aromatic ingredients are sure to stimulate the appetite. As diners enjoy the flavorful dishes, they can savor the unique and complex blend of spices, herbs, and ingredients that define Balinese cuisine. 

Throughout the meal, diners can also enjoy the restaurant staff’s hospitality and warmth. The knowledgeable servers are happy to answer any questions and share insights into the dishes and the Balinese culture that inspired them. Their enthusiasm for the food and the culture adds to the overall experience and creates a memorable and enjoyable dining experience. Enjoy dining at Dapur Raja and experience an immersive and enjoyable experience highlighting Balinese cuisine’s rich flavors, cultural heritage, and warm hospitality.


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