Warung De Koi Balinese Restaurant

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Serving traditional Balinese dishes, Warung De Koi is a great place to stop for a cold drink and meal with a view.

Restaurant NameDe Koi
Address: Jl. Tirta No.25M, Manukaya, Tampaksiring, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80552, Indonesia

Note: This is based on my personal experience.

Gardens - Waroeng De Koi - Restaurant, Bali
Gardens

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!

Bebek Betutu, Traditional Balinese Duck
Bebek Betutu, Traditional Balinese Duck

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.

Eating Areas & Gardens - De Koi Warung
Eating Areas & Gardens

Bintang beer is a wonderful compliment to the delectable dishes. Servers are dressed in traditional clothing and serve everything with a big smile.

Sambal Udang, Spicy Prawns - De Koi
Sambal Udang, Spicy Prawns

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.

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Anomali Coffee Ubud

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Craving Coffee? In the heart of Ubud, Bali is a unique cafe where the staff is having fun!

Cafe Name: Anomali Coffee Ubud
AddressJalan Raya Ubud No. 88, Petulu, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Note: This is an independent review based on my personal experience.

I wandered upon this not so secret gem while out and about in Ubud in February.  If you didn’t already know, coffee is grown locally on the lush green hills surrounding the town and therefore, it is taken very seriously by locals.

Bean to cup coffee is served in many cafes which line the streets, but it was the quiet laughter of the smiling baristas pouring out of the building which prompted me to have a cup at Anomali.

Anomali is an alternate spelling of anomally which means something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected. This coffee shop tries to do just that. Charts indicate acidity levels of single origin coffee so you can figure out what brew might be your favourite.

The huge variety of coffees and teas will not make this any easier, but that is the cult of coffee.  The cool vibe allows you to take your time and smiling baristas are willing to make suggestions.

I ended up ordering a Single Origin Sumatra Iced Coffee which was wonderful to sip away on while sitting on the patio and watching the crazy traffic go by. It cost 28,000 IDR / €1.70 / US$2 which is pricy for Indonesia, but it is definitely worth a visit.

Opening Hours: 7 AM to 10 PM
Contact: http://store.anomalicoffee.com/

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Location: Asia > SouthEast Asia > Indonesia > Bali Island > Kabupaten Gianyar > Ubud > Anomali Coffee

D’Medina Bistro

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Looking for a Restaurant eatery with fabulous service, good food and great prices in Legian Beach Kuta, Bali?

Restaurant Name: D’Medina Bistro
Address: Jalan Legian No. 111, Legian, Bali, Indononesia – across from Star Surf

Note:  This is an independent hotel / restaurant review based on my personal experience.

The Restaurant: A tidy, small and narrow eatery with a fresh modern cafe diner feeling.  Colourful pictures displaying some of their offerings decorate the brick look walls.

The Service: We were warmly welcomed on our first visit and every visit after by the super friendly server Malik! She was simply great! She had recommendations, was efficient, chatted if you wanted and was always smiling.

The Food: Nice menu serving traditional Indonesian Food with some Western as well as vegetarian options.

Unfortunately, on our first visit, at 1 pm in the afternoon they did not have any cooked rice and said it would take an hour. Assumedly, they had no rice because I have never heard of rice taking an hour to cook. Instead of getting upset, we simply doubled our original order of Mie Goreng Ayam.

The fried noodles with chicken was delicious. A side dish of Sambal Goreng Pedas added the perfect spice level to our meal.

The servings are not huge, but a satisfying amount so you will not walk away stuffed, but not hungry either.

The Cost: 92,000 Rupias / €5.50 / US$6.85 including 1 small mineral water, 2 lemon iced teas and 2 Mie Goreng Noodle dishes.

Do I recommend D’Medina Bistro? I definitely recommend it. Excellent prices, tasty food, friendly service. Affordable, cheap food – where to eat in Kuta Legian Bali.

More dishes we tried:
Sapi Lada Hiram & Rice – Beef in Black pepper sauce, bell pepper, ginger and Capsicum, good
Ayam Lemon & Rice – Deep Fried Chicken Fillet with lemon sauce, ok
Chicken Satay with white rice, good
Ayam Kung Pao – Chicken with cashews and white rice, delicious.

Opening Hours: 12 noon to 4 am

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Location: Asia > SouthEast Asia > Indonesia > Bali Island > Kabupaten Badung > Legian Beach > Jalan Raya Legian > D’Medina Bistro

Apache Reggae Surfer Bar Our Kitchen

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Happy hour, live music, food and fun! When the Bali sun sets in Legian Kuta, it is time to head to the Apache.

Restaurant NameApache Reggae Bar / Our Kitchen / Apache Surfer Bar
Address: Jl. Raya Legian No.146, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Note:  This is an independent restaurant review based on my personal experience.

The Restaurant / Bar: has Happy Hour two for one and themed nights of live entertainment including rock, reggae, and chart performed by great bands. There are several bars, a dance floor, high seating and table seating.

On the first night when we arrived, a super duper Indonesian live band was performing cover music of hits from the 80’s to present.  People were dancing, drinking and having an all round good time.

It is a fantastic atmosphere with disco balls, patio lanterns, palm leaves and neon lights. They say “the air is charged with the positive energy of love and sweet music” and from what we saw, we have to agree.  Bands start playing at 11 pm.

They serve Indonesian, Chinese, Western and Mexican food from 11 am in the morning until late.  We ordered Satay Campur and Ayam Sambal Matah.  Both dishes were fantastic, I think the Satay was some of the best we had on the Island.

Cost:  Our night including our meals, 4 beers and 2 slings cost 344,500 IDR / €19.50 / US$25


Opening Hours: 11 am to 3 am
Contact: Apache Club


It is definitely worth a visit; whether you love dancing, good music or crazy fun vibe, it is hard not to have fun.


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Location:  Asia > SouthEast Asia > Indonesia > Bali Island > Kuta > Kabupaten Badung > Apache

 

Warung D’Pererenan Bali

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Craving Pizza?  This well priced roadside Restaurant between Tanah Lot and Canggu may calm your Hunger!

Restaurant Name: Warung D’ Pererenan
Address: Jl. Raya Canggu No.88, Pererenan, Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia

Note:  This is an independent restaurant review based on my personal experience.

After a wonderful morning walking the park setting of Tanah Lot, we were ravenous and looking for somewhere to eat in the Canggu area.  Driving along the Jl. Prerenan-Tanah Lot highway, we eventually stopped at Warung D’Pererenan.

The Restaurant:
This is a simple, convenient roadside stop serving traditional Indonesian dishes, salads, pasta, burgers, steak and pizza. It is very noisy due to the constant passing traffic, but easy access, fabulous prices and lots of parking make it an easy choice.  This is Indonesian Food without the Bali price!

The Service:
No complaints at all.  All though the lovely ladies working could not speak any english, they tried very hard to understand and kept smiling through it all!

The Food:
For drinks, we ordered a vanilla milkshake as well as a papaya juice.  We kept switching, because one was as good as the other!

Along with the drinks, we asked for a Mie Goreng and a Nasi Goreng.  Again, both dishes, although not huge, were more than filling and tasted delicious.  If you have been following my blogs, you will understand why the following prices make this restaurant an all around winner.

The Cost:
– Mie Goreng 15,000 IDR / €0.85 / US$1.05
– Nasi Goreng 15,000 IDR / €0.85 / US$1.05
– Milkshake 15,000 IDR / €0.85 / US$1.05
– Papaya Juice 10,000 IDR / €0.57 / US$0.70

Later, we saw the pizza and although we had not ordered one, it looked quite tasty and is probably worth a try!

Do I recommend Warung D’Pererenan?  Yes.  Good food, fabulous prices! Seriously, did you see those prices?


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Other Canggu Links of Possible Interest:
 Canggu
….⇒ Stay: Sleepy Gecko Guest House
    …..→Eat: Breakers Tavern 
    …..→Eat: La Pan Nam Warung Restaurant
    …..→Eat: My Wahrung
 …..→Drink: Where to Drink / Happy Hour
…..⇒ Go: Temples Tanah Lot & Batu Balong
…..⇒ Do: Top Fun Things to Do 


Location:  Asia > SouthEast Asia > Indonesia > Bali Island > North Kuta > Canggu > Warung D’Pererenan Restaurant