Naughty Nuri's Ubud

I guess you could call me the type of "foodie" who loves to try small local out-of-the-way places. I first came across Naughty Nuri’s in Ubud (before it was an "in" meeting place for expats and the occasional celebrity, when I back packing through Indonesia with some friends. I returned every time I was in Bali on business or pleasure. Whenever I was planning a trip I would check out their website to make sure they were still around. The last time I was in Bali I was part of a healthcare data analytics team that also included Salesforce consultants. The progressive software company I worked for sends us all over the world to help their clients with their software. We do a lot of custom software development. One of the more exciting areas is in healthcare data analytics. Saleforce has recognized the importance of this marketplace and developed a Salesforce Medical Could which empowers health providers to deliver more personal, targeted care. When my company first started out addressing the practice of using healthcare big data to improve patient care and healthcare deliverables, there was no Salesforce Medical Cloud. We felt that we were only scratching the surface of what clinical data could be used for and how health care analytics could change the face of healthcare as we now know it. When our initial work in Bali was finally completed, the team decided to take a week off and travel around Bali. Of course I suggested going to Ubud. I was so looking forward to just relaxing with one of Naughty Nuri's signature vintage drinks and eating some spare ribs. They never disappoint.

Anyway, when this site disappeared, I was concerned the restaurant had also met its demise. Fortunately the later wasn't true. And then recently I saw that the site's domain was available. I immediately bought it and decided to rebuild the site to it’s nostalgic self. By using archived content, I have attempted to bring back the spirit of the original Naughty Nuri's website. Please be indulgent, if it is not exactly as you remember it.

And do enjoy a bit of nostalgia as you take a look at their reconstructed site. If you are in the uplands of Bali, do drop by.

Many Balinese street side food vendors serve their food in a warungs, usually a modest shack or roadside lean-to with a small counter and a bench where customers sit and eat traditional dishes. The larger warungs are basically no-frills cafes, often fashioned out of modest materials like rattan and corrugated metal. An American expat, Brian Kenney Aldinger, and his Javanese amateur chef-wife, Isnuri Suryatmi, opened Naughty Nuri’s in Ubud around 1995.  Some might have considered this warung a hole in the wall fronted by a smoking barbecue grill.

Ubud located in the uplands of Bali, Indonesia, is known as a center for traditional crafts and dance. It has developed a large tourism industry as a consequence. Culinary travelers who enjoy seeking out the most authentic Balinese meal will be surprised by Naughty Nuri’s which is better known for its mean martinis, Thursday sushi night, and their barbecued ribs, than truly authentic Indonesian dishes. In fact, Naughty Nuri’s serves some of the best pork ribs, an incredibly tasty combination of Balinese seasoning and pork, charred and glistening.  And because of it amazing martinis and BBQ ribs, it became a favorite meeting spot for the island’s expats, celebrities, tourists, and the locals.

FYI: There is also a Naughty Nuri's in Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur. A family of Malaysian F&B entrepreneurs who won the endorsement of the Indonesian owners of the original Naughty Nuri's original warung opened it. There is also another Naughty Nuri's opening in Macau. Another Naughty Nuri’s outlet is in Seminyak in south Bali. Naughty Nuri's has come a long way from the first iteration that opened on a lonely street on the North side of Ubud, Bali.

A warung usually means that it is a low-end eatery. While the ambiance at Nuri's is definitely casual, the prices are pretty high for a typical local, but probably not for visitors to this tourist hotspot. So go! If you like ribs, you will not be sorry. Ribs. Beer. Martinis, if that’s your thing. Excellent. Happy. After a long day of exploring Bali and the Ubud area, this is a fun way to start your evening and good place to meet with friends with relatively cheap, delicious food.


Welcome to Naughty Nuri's Warung

Jl. Raya Sanggingan

Across the road from Neka Museum

Down the Road from Uma Hotel

Up the Road from Nacho Mama's 

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Open from 8am - 10pm

+62 361 977 547
0361 977 547


Email Nuri and Brian:
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Remember, this is a family restaurant

Naughty Nuri's Warung and Grill

Barbecue, Fusion, Indonesian

#155 of 496 Restaurants in Ubud

4.0 of 5 stars from 1,735 Reviews


Typical Trip Adviser Reviews


“The Most Delicious Ribs in Bali”

5 stars

Everytime we visit Ubud in Bali we try to make time to stop at Naughty Nuri's. If you like a little bit spicy taste, try the spare ribs with + Mash potatoes. I find it the best ever combination. The portion is generous, the food is delicious and the location it self is great, just in front of the Neka museum..
What you should try : RIBS + MASH POTATOES


“Popular warung with tasty BBQs!”

4 of 5 stars

Naughty Nuri's happens to be fairly close to my hotel. I was attracted by the aromatic smell of the BBQ as I walked past. I visited twice. The first time I only tried its satay, but the second time I tried their famous ribs. The ribs were nice and juicy and grilled pretty perfectly. But I thought it was a bit costly for the very casual setting.



5 of 5 stars

They had the best ribs I have ever eaten. This is a place you must visit if you are in Ubud. The staff was great. We had a good selection of food at our table since it was a party of 20. Although the restaurant was busy, our wait time was not long at all. The staff even offered to take photos of us. It was a great experience all round.


“The restaurant was full of locals - a very good sign indeed!”

4 of 5 stars

Fortunately, while I was in Ubud I met up with another solo traveller who invited me to come along for dinner at Naughty Nuri's. He persuaded me to try the thrice cooked spareribs and I wasn't disappointed. The ribs melted in my mouth.

The restaurant tables were all full with locals dining there. There was one large table that accommodated 3 groups of tourists tucking away the mouthwatering ribs. I can't speak for any of their other dishes, but the ribs are a must!


“The recent posts say it all”

4 of 5 stars

This place just oozes its local Balinese ambiance. It is smoky (barbecue), noisy, in-your-face table-sharing casualness. And it is a heap of fun. Yes, the pork ribs are finger-lickin’ good. Don’t forget to bring wads of tissues/serviettes for your fingers..

A few words of warning regarding the portions. They are huge. So if you are a dainty eater take note; you may wish to share. We decided to walk to the restaurant and ended up walking  and walking, then some more walking, and finally hailed a taxi.

If you are tired of 'goreng' and 'kecap' and 'sate' and 'curry' and 'nasi'  consider seriously going here


Pork Ribs yang paling ekan!”

If you are on a vacation in the Ubud area of Bali , you should stop by to try the Pork Ribs at Naughty Nuri 's Warung ! There are various options on the menu here , but the main options which must be tasted are their Pork Ribs ! Iga Bakar. A large portions costs £ 90,000. It’s big enough to share between to people. I've tried also some branches of Naughty Nuri's Warung in Jakarta, but there is still nothing as good as the food at Naughty Nuri's Ubud. Just enjoy!


NOTE: This page is reconstructed from the archived content of the site, as well as from other sources for the fans of Naughty Nuri's original warung.