Is There Really a Michelin Star Restaurant in Bali, Indonesia?

Is There Really a Michelin Star Restaurant in Bali, Indonesia?

This is the question that many people have been asking for years. Unlike TripAdvisor or Yelp, Michelin Guide requires an anonymous person to rate the restaurants. It is also one of the reasons why no restaurant in Indonesia has Michelin Star title under their name. Balinese locals and international visitors alike are surprised to learn that there is no Michelin star restaurant in Bali.

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However, you can always find a culinary gem in Indonesia. Because of the prestigious reputation of Ubud’s culinary, our restaurant, Mozaic, is the closest you can get to Michelin Star restaurant in Indonesia. With award-winning, Mozaic promises an unsurpassed Ubud fine dining experience, offering the best cuisine the region has to offer.

If Mozaic Resteraunt’s many awards are anything to go by, you don’t have to find a restaurant with a Michelin Star in Bali to experience Michelin star food. Ranking with the top 5 star restaurants, Mozaic is widely regarded as one of the best restaurants in Bali.

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Michelin Star Trained Chef

American born chef Chris Salans studied the art of cooking in France, where he imbibed the passion for culinary excellence and exacting standards of classic European cuisine. He worked with several Michelin star chefs, learning from masters in his trade and honing his craft. His passion for cooking started to bloom when he discovered Asian cuisine, and soon enough, he was on a flight to Bali, embarking on an exciting culinary journey that would take him to the top of the restaurant business. Opened in 2001, Mozaic is the pinnacle of Salans’s career. Combining classic French techniques with the vibrant and surprising flavors and aromas of East-Asian food, Chris has put Ubud fine dining on the world culinary stage.

Mozaic’s kitchen team is now headed by Blake Thornley, a creative force.  He worked alongside Chris Salans, honing his craft over a decade ago at Mozaic. Chef Blake, from Christchurch, New Zealand, started working in kitchens at the age of 11 and has a passion for cooking and creativity. A world traveller who has sampled and learn from Michelin star restaurants and chefs of Europe, the US, and Asia , where he advanced his culinary practice and developed new recipes reflecting local traditions, worldly influences, and unique tastes.

Globally Recognised Culinary Excellence

You may have heard of Mozaic Restaurant, as our reputation for the best restaurant in Bali is widely known. As the top contender for a Michelin star in Bali, Mozaic has garnered many awards since it opened its doors in 2002. To name but a few:

  • Hospitality Asia Platinum Award for Number 1 Most Innovative Restaurant
  • World Gourmet Summits Top 10 in Asia 2017
  • First Indonesian restaurant to be awarded membership in Les Grandes Tables Du Monde
  •  Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2017-2018.
  • Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013

Indonesian Cuisine Prepared with European Culinary Passion

Michelin star chefs agree that sending out innovative, perfectly executed food is the foundation of an excellent restaurant’s reputation. Our adventurous global menu boasts an eclectic array of cultural influences, making us the standout candidate to be the first Michelin restaurant in Ubud, and receive the first Michelin star in Bali.

Bali is famous for its fresh produce, and Ubud is no exception. At Mozaic, we source only the finest quality local ingredients, which are carefully prepared with typical French precision to surprise and delight our guests. Every course from entree to dessert is a delicate balance between the bold exotic flavors of Indonesian cuisine and the subtle techniques of European cooking. And while our roots are certainly Indonesia and Europe, we’re passionate about raising the bar in the global sense, as more and more top chefs and culinary institutions begin to recognize that we offer cuisine and service worthy of the first Michelin Star in Bali.

Wine Lover’s Paradise

What is excellent food without excellent wine? The French would certainly not stand for it! If you visit a restaurant serving what is among the best cuisine in the world, you’d expect world-class wine to go with it. Our wine list has been expertly curated by talented and experienced sommeliers who understand our menu inside-out and are well-versed in the art of wine pairing. Sourcing top wines from vineyards all over the world, we offer your palate a guided tour of the world’s best winegrowing regions, all served in distinctive Schott Zweisel glasses, which let the aromas and flavors sing. Our tasting menus can be paired course by course with intelligent wine choices, bringing every bite to life.

Highly-Skilled Restaurant Team

Of course, chef Blake Thornley does not produce the magic all on his own. Working with one of the most skilled award-winning kitchen teams in Asia and an expert front-of-house staff, he is passionate about combining Michelin star food with an extraordinary dining experience worthy of any Michelin star restaurant in Bali.

From precision timing to skilled table service, you can expect the flair and attention to detail that 5-star restaurants are famous for.

Our dedicated and talented service staff are as passionate about our food as our chefs. They are always delighted to advise you on the flavor profiles of our menu, including cocktail and wine pairings. We welcome guests to share their dietary requirements and allergies with the servers, who will ensure that your needs are catered for.

It’s Not All About The Food

Aspiring to be the first Michelin restaurant in Ubud is about more than producing Michelin star food. At Mozaic, we challenge ourselves to provide you with a multisensory feast that delights all the senses. Our beautiful garden offers a scented and atmospheric backdrop for your dining pleasure, complimenting the gorgeous natural environment you’ve come to Ubud to experience. From the moment you arrive, we aim to show you why we’re one of the best restaurants in Bali.