After reading the ranking #1 of Tripadvisor.com I made an appointment at this restaurant for lunch and reached there recently. First of all it does not have a proper building and it is uncomfortable to climb the deep steps (9-10 inches) which were also wet. We had one elderly person who was barely able to climb to the 1st floor where the restaurant is located. When we reached there we did not find any comfortable chairs or table, they were bare wooden benches and tables cramped so tightly together that if you move your arm it will touch the person at the next table. There was some sitting arrangement on the floor of a deck which is not comfortable for older people.
The place had an open kitchen right next to the dining tables and the place was smoky and stinking of fish and spices and I had serious doubts about the good hygiene practices that a restaurant should follow. The noise of cooking, the cooks and waitresses talking loudly and the smell of fish and the unclean atmosphere made the place like a fish market.
We sat down for a while and looked at the menu for a couple of minutes and got so uncomfortable in that environment that we left the place and had our lunch in another place nearby.
I have been a reviewer on Tripadvisor for some time and I think ranking this place as the best restaurant in Ubud places its own credibility at stake. This place need to be re classified as a below average eating places. I have been to Ubud twice and had my food in at 6-7 restaurants. All the others had much better infrastructure, were really comfortable and the food was good. But this one was so bad that we could not even sit there.
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