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“Fantastic food, great atmosphere, good prices.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Crafty's Roof Top Bar

Crafty's Roof Top Bar
Main Road, Balabag | Crafts Supermarket, Aklan Province, Philippines
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Ranked #28 of 229 Restaurants in Boracay
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, great atmosphere, good prices.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

Crafty's bar was recommended to me by several ex-pats. I like spicy food and I was assured the Indian chef would be able to tickle my taste buds. I ate here several times and the food was consistently good, an opinion shared by diners around me. The menu covers Indian, Thai, Western, Italian and other styles; as the chef is Indian I generally stayed on the Indian menu and was never disappointed. The restaurant is on the top floor of Craft Supermarket and offers good views over the island covering both main beaches.

The ambience of the restaurant is very friendly and is very much a bar based restaurant. The joint managers of Crafts, Steve & Russ are regularly in attendance and a mine of local information. The staff are all genuinely very friendly and welcoming, it felt like my local within minutes of sitting down. As for the spices, the chef incorporates the spices into the food rather than just adding chilli powder so if you ask for 'explosive hot' you'll get something that tastes great, tickles the palate and tingles on the lips rather than just a hot aftertaste. I ate here more than anywhere else on the island - I wish I'd found it earlier.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Come here for a cheap eat but don't expect anything great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

The view is amazing, the prices are great but we found the food quite bland. A child with us ordered a pizza, and the pizza base looked prepackaged and lacked toppings and most importantly cheese. Its located ontop of the supermarket, which you can either enter from within the supermarket or a staircase on the side.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Oakley Green
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2010

If you`re on the island make sure you go to Craftys on the roof of the department store
Steve`s a great host and the food is fantastic
The view is spectacular of the island also

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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