The food quality was acceptable, and the view pleasant, but the prices are ridiculously high.
We were touring the southern part of Bali for the day and our driver took us here for lunch. I think the only way this place stays in business is through kick-back arrangements with tour providers like ours. You supposedly choose fresh seafood and buy it by weight, then they cook it up for you. First, the quoted prices are steep, then it somehow shrinks considerably before landing on your plate.
We had already offered to buy our driver his lunch, so the bill really shocked us.
Adding insult to injury, you may be trapped into tipping a motley band of musicians who appear at your table.
There is really little defense for travelers led here by their guides. You don't know you will be going here and probably can't check it out in advance.
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January 15, 2014
Dear guest matahari cafe, I apologize for the inconvenience that you experienced during dinner at our place, I really understand your complain and we are sorry, we have staff who depend completely with your review, I'd love to meet with you if you visit back to our cafe, thank you, best regards to your family
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