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“Good food, good service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kayu Manis

Kayu Manis
Jln. Tandakan 6 | Shindu, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali 4907KV, Indonesia
62 361 289.410
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Ranked #1 of 242 Restaurants in Sanur
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Perth, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good food, good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We visited Kayu Manis after reading the raving reviews on Tripadvisor.

As an entree we had vietnamese spring rolls, as well as some fresh ravioli and bread that was complimentary. For mains we had salmon and duck breast, which were both nice. The desserts were also good, and the presentation was pretty impressive.

The service was excellent - almost at the point of being overly attentive at times (we hardly had time to put down our forks before the table was cleared!).

All in all, we had a really nice restaurant experience a Kayu Manis, although I'm not sure I would rate it number one in Sanur.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Beats Me What Makes This Place No.1 in Sanur”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We went there last night purely based on its score from Trip Advisor. Yes this place is upmarket-ish in appearance, the staff are friendly and super efficient, BUT the menu is nearly all western. Servings are well presented but small and food quality was at best average. Value not so good - a bit expensive given what you get.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The menu has a great selection of Asian and international dishes, with a personal touch.
No matter what you order, the presentation and quality of the food was outstanding. The waiter and waitress were extremely friendly.
Don't hesitate to go if you're in Sanur.

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Always excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Every time we go to sanur we always eat at Kayu manis and the food, service and atmosphere has always been great. The head chef, owner comes out to see if everything was fine and of course it always is. I had the duck on polenta with an amazing balsamic reduction. The only negative is the desserts are not as good as the entrees or mains but it is hard to cook western desserts if you have nothing to compare them too in the first place. The meals are also verry cheap for the quality of food. I'm a qualified chef and it is hard to get the quality of food in Australia that they serve.

  • Visited March 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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Park City, Utah
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent to satisfy this Foodie!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Wow. The food, presentation and service were all excellent. I had the grilled snapper and decided I wanted a lighter (no cream) and spicier sauce . The chef prepared a slightly spicy tomato relish for me. It was the perfect compliment to my meal. The fish was grilled to perfection - flaky and moist. My husband loved his soup and duck entree as well.

As we were waiting for our taxi to take us back to our hotel, 2 couples hugged and talked with the staff. They said they come to Kayu Manis every time they are in Bali. We will definitely be repeat customers too!

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