Departing / Departure from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Bali Airport Guide – Food, Shopping and Where is that Boarding Gate?

Trying to save ourselves from the overpriced lunch on budget airlines (price viz-a-viz quality and options), I tried to scan the internet for information on where I could bring the folks for a decent meal before boarding. The only 2 links I found were rather dismal (and gave me the impression there was pretty much nothing except for coffee).

Since I have found out on a recent trip that it is not the case, I hope that sharing my experience will be helpful to you on your next trip through Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport!

THE DEPARTURE HALL
Some cafes, a book shop and souvenir store to tickle us before entering the Departure Hall (standby your passport and ticket please). No worries, more options after we clear passport control.

Outside the Departure Hall of Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport

Outside the Departure Hall of Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport

Outside the Departure Hall of Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport

Bintang Beer anyone?

Duty Free Shopping (DFS)

There is huge DFS store after clearing passport control. You can’t avoid it. You can’t teleport through it.

Main DFS after clearing passport control. Cannot miss.

Main DFS after clearing passport control. Cannot miss.

After exiting the main DFS, we now find ourselves in ION. No, it’s Paragon. Wait, it looks like Ngee Ann City at Orchard Road. Oops, nah, just branded stores lining both sides of the walkway.

For a moment I found myself in ION or Paragon

ION or Paragon or Ngee Ann City?

FOOD MAKAN DRINKS & TOILET / WASHROOM / JAMBAN
Finally we reach the “centre” of the departure area. There is foodcourt #1 with a large sitting area and a coffee place.  Great place to nap if you can find a secluded bench.

Huge seating area for the first foodcourt

Huge seating area for the first foodcourt

Big sushi bites. Looks pretty decent actually (not dry and wrinkly).

Big sushi bites. Looks pretty decent actually (not dry and wrinkly).

Ladies washroom near the foodcourt. Big and clean (always a great thing), but not too much space in the cubicle to place your bags on the shelf (hook doesn’t have a catch either to prevent the sling from slipping off).

Clean! Has a cubicle for the handicapped too.

Nice.

If sandwiches & sushi are not your thing, continue to blaze forward. More ahead. Pass foodcourt #1 and head towards the departure gates.

Another DFS!  Last chance?

Another DFS! Last chance?

Near the Last Chance DFS there are two other Asian options.

The Duck King

The Duck King

Black Canyon here sells Roast Duck and Roast Chicken Rice.

Black Canyon here sells Roast Duck and Roast Chicken Rice.

Just in case we were too busy browsing and left with just 15 mins for a bite, no worries, another deli and beer place coming up just before the gates. There is also foodcourt #2 behind if you have more time to chill with a glass of wine.

Final Deli and Foodcourt Number 2

Final Deli and Foodcourt Number 2 behind.

What do you know… another DFS just before the boarding gates!

This is really really the last chance DFS before the actual boarding gate.

This is really really the last chance DFS before the actual boarding gate.

ONE MORE THING… WHERE IS MY BOARDING GATE?
Don’t panic if you do not see the gate number on your boarding pass. Just look for the inconspicuous signboard somewhere along the way in.

Where is the Gate?

Where is the Gate?

Boarding Gate Screen somewhere inside.

Boarding Gate Screen somewhere inside.

I forgot where we had located the signboard. From the photo, I think it is on the left side of the entrance to the Main DFS after passport control.  If you make the trip to Bali, do share with us where to locate this important screen!

P.S. There is no charging station at the boarding gate area. Bring your extra battery.

Above info as at June 2015

For other Bali eats / Things to do
Pecel Solo (Kuta) & Malo’s (Seminyak)
Potato Head Beach Club (Seminyak)
Naughty Nuri’s Warung Batubelig
Bebek Tepi Sawah, Ubud (Fried Duck)

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4 Responses to Departing / Departure from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Bali Airport Guide – Food, Shopping and Where is that Boarding Gate?

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