Serving traditional Balinese dishes, Warung De Koi is a great place to stop for a cold drink and meal with a view.
Restaurant Name: De Koi
Address: Jl. Tirta No.25M, Manukaya, Tampaksiring, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80552, Indonesia
Note: This is based on my personal experience.
This restaurant is a great excuse to go watch a mythological cultural show, take in some waterfalls and eat from a traditional inspired menu while sitting in the rice fields. Bali pure!
Gardens surround the eatery and the seating areas are as diverse as the food on offer. You can choose to sit at traditional low tables with cushion seating or at western regular tables with chairs. All eating areas are private and overlook the vast rice fields.
Bintang beer is a wonderful compliment to the delectable dishes. Servers are dressed in traditional clothing and serve everything with a big smile.
We chose to try the Balinese duck – Bebek Betutu – and the spicy shrimps – Sambal Udang. Although the duck plating was beautiful, I think we all agreed the shrimps were the winner.
Our order consisted of:
2 – Bingtang beer
1 – Radler
1 – Iced Tea
1 – Bebek Betutu – traditional Balinese duck & spinach (130,000 IDR ea.)
2 – Sambal Udang – spicy prawns (94,000 IDR ea.)
Total: 497,500 for 3 persons / €30 / USD$33
Was the food fantastic? No, it tasted good, but was nothing special. However, the scenery, style and presentation make it worth a visit if you are in the area.