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“A must do in Bali!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mama San

Mama San
Oberoi | Seminyak, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
361730436
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Ranked #1 of 520 Restaurants in Denpasar
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
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“A must do in Bali!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

This place is awesome. That is the only word for it. I had high expectations with the reviews and also recommendations from others and they were exceeded. Entree of soft shell crab, snapper dumpling and pork belly mince betel leaf were a great way to begin with the betel leaf standing out. Mains of black pepper beef, beef short rib in black bean and salty pork belly were some flavoursome and texturally perfect. The clear winner was the beef short rib you could have eaten by sucking through a straw. Wait staff were attentive and friendly and all round funky ambience. I would definitely go back and since I am here for another 5 days I very likely will. Highly recommended.

Visited April 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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Perth, Australia
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“Nice vibe, delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We visited Mama San on our first day in Bali, and the food there amzazed us. We ordered mainly Asian dishes and it is cooked in a "combined" way. E.g. I remember the prawn with mixed vegies has some typical Thai spices but also qualities of Indonesian cousine, i.e. the slightly sweet flavour. It is creative and tasted really nice. The food was served in suitable yet well-decorated plates, and the service was great and welcoming. Overall, very good!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great food, great atmosphere, vibe, funky and fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this place on our last night in Bali. It was terrific. Fun funky. Cool cocktails served in interesting ways. Mostly a white euro and aussie crowd. Cool music. Nice decor. Asian food, not exclusively Indonesian, but all good in any case. Recommend it.

Visited March 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Love this restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Excellent service, impressive menu. The restaurant decor is stunning. It's taken me a long time to finally visit this restaurant and it will now be a regular dinner choice for future trips.

It might be more expensive than a Balinese warung, but very reasonably priced compared to many of the higher end restaurants in Bali. If you want to treat yourself to a delicious meal, and maybe a bottle of fairly well priced wine (by Bali standards) make a booking. You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Geraldton, Australia
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“Amazing food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I can't wait to go back to have the most amazing food and service that is just incredible quite expensive for Bali but I definitely think it is worth it .

Visited March 2014
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