Worth a Detour!

Warung D’Uma Tapan is one of the new wave of warungs, operated by young local industry professionals and offering a mix of restaurant and warung food. In the famous Guide Michelin guide books of dining in Europe, they seek out and mention those out of the way places that offer excellent food at reasonable prices, […]

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Dining in the Garden!

Famous is indeed an almost arrogant name for a restaurant. This one hopes to become one and it is well on the way to doing just that. It serves Mediterranean cuisine, mainly Italian with a little bit of French. The pervious operators at this site [Urbana] did not succeed but the new French ones seem […]

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Simple Italian!

Sardinia at Trans City Mall offers simple Italian plus a good selection of local Indonesian dishes. Italian is mainly, as is Japanese, a simple cuisine, fresh quality ingredients being the main requirement. Sardinia is the brother restaurant to Café Sardinia, possibly the most popular restaurant at Kuta’s Beachwalk, both places under the Cocoon management, so […]

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The Mexican Invasion!

Taco Casa is a Mexican restaurant in Ubud. In fact it was the first one ever opened there many years ago. It began in a small space that was full from day one, often with people waiting outside for a table. Recently it moved to temporary premises just around the corner whilst the original site […]

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Dining in Basque Country!

Akua di Bilbao is a Spanish Tapas restaurant featuring many standards from Basque cuisine. Whilst it is mainly a Tapas restaurant standard mains are also served. The Tapas plates here are all very generous in size and big enough to be shared, unlike the mini plates that are traditionally served in Tapas bars through out […]

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A Burger House!

Burger Cartel is the latest in a long line of crazy restaurant names in Bali. According to the dictionary a cartel is a group of apparently independent producers whose goal is to increase their collective profits by means of price fixing, limiting supply, or other restrictive practices. How that can apply to a hamburger restaurant […]

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Not Only Sushi!

Sushi Hana began many years ago as just a small sushi bar, in the early days of Sunset Road. Unlike many other restaurants that have opened on this busy roadway and failed, Sushi Hana prospered. So much that it has moved from its initial small space into a much larger one a bit further along […]

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Japanese, and All That Jazz!

Ryoshi was one of the first Japanese restaurants in Bali, just a single shop size in Seminyak which later morphed into a much larger one next door. That move also heralded the beginning of Jazz at Ryoshi, utilising the large roof top area and pandering to the owner, Sagon’s, love of Jazz. An early expansion […]

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The New Wave…..

Dandelion is an example of the new wave sweeping Bali. Cafes and Restaurants operated by young Balinese restaurateurs who have learnt their trade from working for many years under/with international professionals and have been able to absorb the resulting lessons. Owner Yunus is such an example. Back in the in the 80’s the main Influences […]

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Something Different!

Bittersweet is different! Jalan Monkey Forest in Ubud is always a busy frenetic rush, full of noise and chaos. Stop at Bittersweet and enter another world. An European style café, chandeliers and all. The décor is so different it is almost strange. A section of small booth tables for lone diners, another area of normal […]

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