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“Its number one for so many reasons” 5 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 276 Restaurants in Sanur
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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“Its number one for so many reasons”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2010

A wonderful little place which scores top marks for every aspect. Excellent food, wonderful atmosphere, nicely decorated, excellent owner and staff.
Visited twice during our last stay in Bali. (Sept/ Oct 2010).
Reservations advised.

No criticism whatsoever. Most enjoyable.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney
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“A must visit for "Foodies"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2010

We went to Kayu Manis last week after reading all the reviews. The food and service was fantastic. The first night we had the seafood canneloni which was fresh pasta, and a salad, then stuffed ocutpus and seafood skewer on a bed of risotto. The quality of the ala carte food well exceeded the prices which were pretty reasonable. We enjoyed the food so much we came back again two days later and agreed to not have any of the same dishes. The food and service again were fantastic. This time we had a gorganzola and spinash risotto, and a salad as a starter. For mains I had osso buco which was amazingly tender and a stuffed chicken breast with a rum raisen sauce. The restaurant only has a very small wine list. The chef also came out of the kitchen and spoke to us about our meals.

If you have a passion for good food this place is not to be missed when in Bali.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2010

Second visit to Bali this year and made a point of going to Kayu Manis.
Fantatsic service
Balinese chicken curry was the stand out meal.
wild rice pudding was also excellent.

we both had 3 courses , 2 drinks ( arak cocktail ), total was 330,000 rp ( $38 AU ).

yet again the best meal in Sanur.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“A Hidden Gem in Sanur”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2010

Atmosphere: it's very nice and cozy with only few tables (around 6-7 tables I guess), so make sure you book before you go there

Wine: if you want just a glass, only white wine is possible. They can't open the red for you to have a glass

Drinks: the only thing I disliked about this place and overall in Bali is that I can't get a normal fruit juice smoothies - and it's the same here, but the juice was nice and lovely decorated

Appetizer&Main Courses: we shared a salad, then had seafood skewers on top of risotto and seabass steak wrapped in bacon, which was well prepared and decorated - it was lovely

Desserts were also very nice.

And for two, we paid less than what we paid at a local restaurant on Mt.Kitamani - definitely worth the money!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent Food & Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2010

We booked for our first night as we'd read the reviews & we were''nt disappointed ! The food is wonderful. The owner who is also the chef, came out to speak to us & he is obviously very proud but humble too! We liked it so much we returned the following night too & we were only in Sanur for 2 nights!! Next time well be back.

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