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“Simply Amazing!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Melting Wok Warung

Melting Wok Warung
13 Jl. Gootama, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
+62 821-5366-6087
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Ranked #5 of 476 Restaurants in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indonesian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: New restaurant on busy road, just out of Ubud Centre. Small menu with excellent Indonesian food, cooked with a slight European twist.
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“Simply Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This little Warung boasts amazing curry's packed with flavour and freshness. A simple menu that does not fail to satisfy and a very low cost teams with brilliant service and. A real bali ambience.

  • Visited February 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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“Great food, excellent service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Best meal I had in Bali. The curry were great. Host and waitress were attentive and kind despite my little one make lot of noise in the restaurant. Thumb up!

Visited February 2014
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

A visit to Bali/Ubud is incomplete without a meal at a warung, which is typically a small family-owned eatery, and an essential part of daily life in Indonesia.
This is a warung with a twist, run by a French lady, Geraldine and her Laotian chef-husband who dishes up Indonesian food adapted to foreign tastes. The curries are not your typical Balinese curry which tend to have more spices. We found their vegetarian curry noodle a tad sweet (better with a squeeze of lime), but their sambal mata (an onion/chilli condiment dish) that went with their chicken rice was absolutely delightful, so too their signature caramel custard.
Geraldine played host as hard as she worked with her girls to attend to her lunchtime guests. When we were there, at least 2 people came to ask for dinner reservations that night, disappointed that the previous day (Monday) the eatery had been closed.
The food was decent, but what makes this place worth checking out is its combination of accessibility, cleanliness (with their own guest washroom, not what you would expect of most local warungs), price, quality cooking and hospitality. We were glad we made the effort to seek it out, but if you want to have a truly authentic warung experience, you will have to sweat it out at one of the unheralded local eateries run entirely by locals and patronized by locals, as we did on an earlier Ubud trip. it will make for an interesting contrast.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent!!n An Ubud must.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

Host and waitress's exceptional. Best curry we have had in Bali. Service was attentive. Prices more than reasonable. A must for every Ubud visitor.

Visited February 2014
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“Delicious food. Highly recommend!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Absolutely delicious food made with love. One of the best curries I have ever had. Perfect flavors, not too spicy. The chef adjust spice according to request. Lots of green veggies and crunch. In addition, very welcoming and warm service. Would definitely go back. Very reasonably prices. These are people who clearly care about food.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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