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“Reputation is deserved” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bumbu Bali

Bumbu Bali
Jalan Pratama | P.O. Box 132, Tanjung Benoa, Bali 80363, Indonesia
+62 361 77 45 02
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indonesian
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
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“Reputation is deserved”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Wow - what a great experience. Food fantastic and service is good without being great.

Critics of this place were either very unlucky or are looking for faults. The food is extremely flavoursome and presented with some flare. The Coconut Pancakes for dessert are an absolute must.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore
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“Tasteful Indonesian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Great food, nice ambiance and friendly staff. The oxtail soup was tasteful, satay was succulent, BBQ pork was also good. I like the sour sup juice too. The only thing slightly disappointed us was the rice and yellow rice. Overall, it is a nice restaurant with delicious authentic Indonesian food.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“really excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Great food, nice and attentive waiters, perfect atmosphere and it is a must visiting this restaurant. Thank you very much.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne Victoria Australia
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“Lived up to its reputation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Our dinner was magnificent. We had booked four months in advance a dinner at Bambu Bali 1 but we decided to transfer our booking to Bambu Bali 2 after inspecting both. It seemed fresher and newer.
When we arrived, the staff gave us a very welcoming greeting and for the rest of the night we felt most looked after. The Restaurent was full of tourists naturally, and was lively and fun to be amongst. The food was gorgeous, but we ordered too much! They kindly doggie bagged the remainder which we appreciated.
Our only gripe was that it was a bit HOT inside....no air con but with the hot food and no airflow it became a bit oppressive,
They drove us back to our hotel after dinner which saved us falling down a pothole back to our hotel. The streets are terrible in Bali. Leave your high heels at home!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Too touristy these days!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

I went to Bumbu Bali for the first time in 2004 and fell in love with the food and the place. Infact during every subsequent trip to Bali (and there were many since we lived in Indonesia for a while and so there were plenty of weekends in Bali), the reason I always chose to stay in Nusa Dua is because it is close to Bumbu Bali and I could have my meals there!

However this time around, I went back to Bali and to Bumbu Bali after a span of about 5yrs and I found the place a little different as compared to how I remembered it from all the years ago. It felt as if the focus has shifted slightly from the food being the hero to there now being too much focus on tourists and selling them the whole idea of Balinese cuisine and culture!

The food was almost as good as before (but not as good but then sometimes things always taste better in your memory than they do in real life so I shall not be judgemental on that count) but the whole ambience was definitely more commercial with the sale of books, dvds et al.

Also there during the course of the evening performance, there was a dance performed by school going little girls and I somehow didn't understand or appreciate why the restaurant needed little school girls to perform a dance late in the night, on a week night that too!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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