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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Taste Explosions!

SANGSAKA offers the amazing combination of international standards with the spices of Indonesia utilising the expert skill of chef Kieran Moreland. It is an off shoot of the successful Merah Putih but oh so different. Merah Putih is bold and brassy, whereas Sangsaka is reserved and intimate, almost hidden behind the native shrubbery half way […]

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Sushi ++++

NAGI is not really just a Japanese restaurant even though it offers a two page special list of sushi options and a couple of other Japanese dishes as it also has a significant international menu as well. The sushi is mostly of the ‘California Roll’ variety, including most of the standards and quite a few […]

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The Wrap of 2018

The rush to be a part of the Bali food scene continues. As with almost anywhere else in the world those who know what they are doing succeed, and most of the others fail. 2018 has seen so many new operations open and many close, some even opening and closing in the same year…   […]

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Surprising!

Odette is a surprise! A clean modern stylish fit out that you would more expect to find in Seminyak rather than in the up-country wood carving village of Mas. Not only that, there is also a relaxing garden courtyard down below where you can also dine. Whilst Odette is a popular place to visit just […]

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Snack, Sip and Sunset!

The Bali Dream is, for many tourists, the image of relaxing by a Bali beach in a trendy bar/cafe, sipping exotic cocktails and picking at gourmet snacks as the sun sets over this tropical paradise. Many resorts and stand alone restaurants are aware of this and charge accordingly, some even levying an entrance fee as […]

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Vegetarian in Ubud!

UBUD was not even on the Bali map years ago, just sometimes mentioned as an ‘Artist’s Colony’. Yet over time it has become Bali’s quality destination due to its culture preservation and fame as a top end restaurant and wellness location, with almost as many spas as restaurants. Wellness and Vegetarianism would seem to go […]

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