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“We found it, we tried it, we left after it!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Ibu Oka 3

Ibu Oka 3
Jalan Suweta sidestreet, Bali, Indonesia
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Ranked #2,556 of 3,413 Restaurants in Bali
Cuisines: Indonesian
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“We found it, we tried it, we left after it!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We were taken to this Ibu Oka by our local driver with good expectations. Meal size was small with a sliver of meat, mainly rice and thankfully a side of sambal for a bit of a spicey kick. Not what I was really expecting! Thankfully we ordered some crispy skin, that was the best crackling I have ever tasted. A bit of a tourist gimmick

Visited October 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Over-hyped?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

As a Singaporean, growing up in food heaven. This Ibu Oka was really so-so. Pork was tender, skin was crispy(and oily). The gravy is nice. But that's it. Its a mixed of suckling pig + Nasi Padang.

But if you are outside Asia. Should be wonderful in your taste bud.

If you are coming from SG or MY, go for "since I am here, I just try" and hold back your high expectations.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good but doesn't deserve the hype”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Had lunch here and ordered the special menu which included variations on the suckling pig (meat, crispy skin, blood sausage). Was tasty but nothing spectacular. Venue was not where we thought it was by ubud palace but about 100m down the road and down an alley. Service pretty non existent. Meals served on disposable type paper on bamboo trays which seemed a bit budget. Given all the great options in ubud would not recommend.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“FUN PLACE, ONCE”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Ibu Oka had a widespread reputation as being perhaps the best place in Bali to get Babi Guling, or Suckling Pig. Their tremendous success has resulted in the opening of additional restaurants on the island.

This place in Ubud is visited ONLY by tourists and despite the best efforts of the people at Ibu Oka, it has lost any real Balinese feeling it may once have had.

The food is merely so-so, the service non-existent.

Try it once for the experience, but you'll not want to return.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Ok novelty, crispy skin but lousy billing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We had the special at Mas and The food ws good with the tender pork and crispy skin. However on going to pay the bill I was informed they had no change for 8000 Rp. I think this was their way of soliciting a tip for an average customer service that is not deserving of a tip.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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