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“Amazing food, Amazing location” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kisik Bar and Grill at Ayana Resort and Spa

Kisik Bar and Grill at Ayana Resort and Spa
Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, Bali 80364, Indonesia
+62 361 702222
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Ranked #2 of 141 Restaurants in Jimbaran
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood, Grill
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The best Bali seafood restaurants don't get any better. Take the inclinator down the cliff-face and choose your favorite seafood from our ice-cold display, fresh from the boats! Kisik's team of chefs will cook it to perfection and serve it with a delicious array of Balinese accompaniments. The dining tables are situated on the sand at our Bali private beach hotel, surrounded by glowing tiki torches and the iridescent Ocean Beach Pool.
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“Amazing food, Amazing location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

This restaurant was amazing.
I proposed to my fiancee just before dinner then we walked down to the restaurant where we had dinner right on th beach front.
The atmosphere was simply beautiful with the table and chairs on soft sand and the waves crashing in only meters away we could not have asked for a nicer spot.
Aside fomenting the atmosphere the food was delicious and had very large servings. We did not get seafood from the choose it yourself bar but the steak I had was the best steak I have had and I eat a lot of steak.
The service was outstanding and the staff are very well presented.
Will defiantly go back when in Bali next time.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Sunset indulgence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Loved the food, location, great view of the ocean, cocktails at sunset, had a great water edge table and liked how they had sand on the floor like eating at the Jimbaran Bay seafood restaurants.

Visited October 2012
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“lovely food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

If you like your sea food then this is a little gem within the Ayana resort. Set on the cliff with great views of the sea and sunset - this is a definite visit if you stay at the Ayana.

Visited October 2012
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“Exotic !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Great food and ambience. Take a seat by the sea and you will feel mesmerized by the waves hitting the rock beneath. Ordering was simple. We went to a live counter and picked our fish, prawns and chicken. Everything was weighed. We then mentioned our style of the dish to the chef and voila it was there. Great experience. Highly reccomended for couples looking for a nice romantic dinner.

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“Extremely disappointing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

The view was good. That's about it.
The snapper we ordered tasted "fishy" despite the BBQ. I ended up with an upset stomach after the meal. The other seafood was not fresh - just placed on ice and displayed in the open. The concept is exactly like those beachfront restaurants along Jimbaran Bay where some restaurants have live swimming fishes and lobsters. Of course the prices were 4-fold at the Kisik. For what it's worth, I suggest taking a taxi (cost - about 400 rupiah) to Jimbaran Bay and have a feast for a fraction of the price.
Romantic? Not quite. At least not with loud and obnoxious diners seated all around us.
The service was good though, as it is throughout Ayana. Kudos to the management team that trained them. Too bad they can't train some of their guests.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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AYANARESORT, Manager at Kisik Bar and Grill at Ayana Resort and Spa, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Dear ‘Lucksa’

Thank you for your review of Kisik, which opened in 1996 and has been replicated by others on Jimbaran beach. I am happy to hear that you found the service good, and that you enjoyed the views. However, I regret that the quality of the food was not up to your expectations and that you were disturbed by other guests. I am investigating your points with our culinary team, so we can improve and ensure the quality of our products. We source all of our seafood fresh daily from the Jimbaran Fish Markets and have not had any other reports of illness from other guests. Nevertheless, we are committed to providing the highest quality cuisine and service, and Executive Chef Giordano Faggioli and I are treating your feedback as a priority to address with our culinary team. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

In regards to our prices, we have reviewed our pricing against other 5-star venues and found ours to be compatible. I will continue to monitor our prices and quality to ensure they offer value to our guests.

Best regards,
Jerome Colson
Food and Beverage Executive
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