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“Dissapointing” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Melasti

Melasti
Tanah Lot | Melasti, Beraban, Bali 1234, Indonesia
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Ranked #3 of 4 Restaurants in Beraban
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Branch of the Melasti Cafe in Jimbaran.
Perth
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Dissapointing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We were going to title this review 'don't bother' and leave it at that, but an explanation should be given.
The restaurant is in a fantastic location. Unfortunately the food we had was inedible. We had the set menu, a watery, salty corn broth. Then rice and some green spinach (stone cold) came to the table, followed by a selection of 'fish'. The calamari was rubbery, overlooked and couldn't be chewed, the fish was dry and burnt and full of bones. A previous reviewer had mentioned the dim lighting, so bad we couldn't see tot are the bones out of the fish. The prawns were cooked so much there was no meat and the oysters were the best of the pick, but 2 isn't going to fill you up. All the food was cold and the wandering, crying cats under the table were very off putting.
This restaurant could be so much better, the location and view are outstanding, unfortunately the food doesn't even come close to what is acceptable for the money. We bought a package through our villa, including the fire dance and a driver, so cannot say exactly how much the food cost. Whatever it was, was too much

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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Brisbane, Australia
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64 restaurant reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Family and Friends dinner at Tanah Lot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Enjoyed a great meal at the Melasti restaurant in Tanah Lot. The restaurant is conveniently placed near both the temples and the entertainment area (fire dance). There was a reasonable selection on the menu with the best option being to select your seafood from the "tanks". The seafood, while not live was very fresh and good quality. The service was prompt and the food arrived quickly. There was a band there who proved very entertaining, playing at our table while we sang along. If the weather was good we would have sat overlooking the sea.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore
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“Restaurant with a spectacular view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

This is the best place in Tanah Lot to dine if you would like to enjoy a seafood dinner with a scenic view. The best time to arrive is half to one hour before sunset, so you could dine while watching the spectacular sunset in Tanah Lot. Make sure you ask for a table by the beach! The food is average though and not quite worth the money we are paying. One other comment is that the dining area is extremely dim and we could not quite make out the food on our table.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Fantastic seafood dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Despite all of the less than flattering reviews, we had a fantastic meal here. Food was fresh, tasty and very good value. We had the chilli crab and grilled king prawns. Will be going back for sure. The view was also second to none.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Nice view, lousy food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Real seafood lovers, please do NOT eat here. Was recommended by my driver to eat here whilst enjoying the sunset. It was a bad choice. Food was pricey, lacks variety and isn't clean.


I was served the last bottle of Carlsberg they had and the glass bottle was coated with rust. I asked for glasses and when i returned the glasses due to very visible food on the edge of the glasses, they returned with another glass that was as dirty.

King prawn was priced at 35k rupiah per 100g and the prawns were more like large prawns instead of king prawns.

I initially wanted crabs and fish but when I saw that the seafood were all frozen (many of the fish eyes were blood red i.e. not fresh), I changed my mind and just settled for whatever could fill our stomachs at a lower cost.

We were served complimentary crab corn soup but it tasted like sea water - just salty from MSG.

And like Andrew F mentioned in his post, the table next to us had several incorrect orders as well as delayed orders.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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