No need to worry about the traffic jams when you stay on the Monkey Forest Road and want to go out to eat. There are many excellent places within walking distance.

A great favorite among visitors and Balinese alike is Ibu Oka’s Babi Guling, which serves only its specialty: babi guling, spit-roasted pork. Every morning before dawn, half-a-dozen pigs are roasted over a wood fire at Ibu Oka’s house nearby. People in the know come from as far away as Denpasar just for the sambal. Open from around 11am until they run out (usually by early evening). Across from the western gate of Puri Ubud.

Arang Satay Bar, on the corner of Monkey Forest Road and Ubud Main Street, is a gastronomic take on satay, Indonesian’s famous street food. At once chic and casual, with industrial Art Déco interiors and a good cocktail list, you will find superb creations by a New York-trained Javanese chef.

If you’re undecided about what to eat, wander down Jalan Gautama (sometimes spelled Gootama), Ubud’s “Eat Street” on the east side of the Ubud market. Here you’ll find a huge variety of cuisine: Japanese, French-Vietnamese, Balinese, Northern Italian, and many eclectic small restaurants. And there are several good ice-cream shops, Gelato Secrets, on the way back to your hotel.

Komaneka guests may also arrange transport to dine at any of the four resorts: Garden Terrace Restaurant in Komaneka at Monkey Forest, Madu Manis Restaurant in Komaneka at Rasa Sayang, BatuKaru Restaurant in Komaneka at Tanggayuda, and Seneng Kitchen Restaurant in Komaneka at Bisma.