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“Good but too expensive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ganesha Ek Sanskriti Indian Restaurant

Ganesha Ek Sanskriti Indian Restaurant
Jl. Monkey Forest, Br. Padang Tegal Mekarsari, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
+62 828 9719 1000
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Ranked #142 of 440 Restaurants in Ubud
Price range: $2 - $16
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Ganesha Ek Sanskriti Ubud started it's operations on Mei 20th 2014. As the main branch outlet of the well known Ganesha Ek Sanskriti restaurant chain in Bali, Ganesha Ek Sanskriti Ubud offers a range of favorite Indian foods and beverages loved by people all around the world. Ganesha has won the award for BEST Indian Restaurant for 2 years in a row in Jakarta. And have received a lot of positive reviews from local medias in Bali. So, what are you waiting for? Look us up, and come experience the BEST Indian food only at Ganesha Ek Sanskriti, Ubud.
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“Good but too expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The food is really good, but you have to order the rice separate and it was the most expensive bowl of rice we have ever had. >€3,- for plain white rice. We asked for explanation: the rice had to come from India, that was why. Bali is full of rice fields...??

Visited July 2014
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Bendigo
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“All good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Two things I liked about this place. 1. The lamb which is imported from India. On two occasions I had slow cooked leg of lamb which was tender and Devine. About $18.00.

2. All you can drink unlimited Heineken draft for about $13.00

Enough said. Oh and the rice is good to as it is long grain imported from India and a refreshing change from the Balinese rice which is short grain and soft.

KRUSTY says REWARD THE GOOD PUNISH THE BAD: VERDICT: great mate!

Visited July 2014
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“We went there about 4 nights ago”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

After walkingby the restaurant about a doen times we decided to give it a try. When reviewing the menu I thought it was a bit pricy for Bali. After we ordered our food and found it did not come with rice I called the waiter overand found that rice was extra I was disappointed and then felt the the cost of the rice just tipped the scale as being too pricy for Bali and the made the judgement call thatonce was enough for me while in Bali there are too many other Indian establishments to try for less money.SoI give it a three starfor good service, good food(not exceptional) and good location on Monkey Forest Road.

Visited July 2014
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Largo, Florida
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“Way too expensive, This is not the USA”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The food was good, but you had to pay extra for rice with your meal and I eat in many Indian restaurant around the world and have never had to pay extra for the rice. The service was good but too expensive for any repeat visits from us.

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“Unexpectedly great Indian food in Ubud, but at a price!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We passed this restaurant on the way to the Monkey Forest, and knew we had to try it that night. It's a huge facility, rather extreme for Bali, and quite empty. The whole thing didn't make sense until we learned from the manager that it had only been open since May and was part of a chain by the same name, with restaurants in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, and Dallas. That explains where the capital for this endeavor comes from. The cook is from India, and they import a lot of their ingredients. If the whole operation sounds expensive for Bali, it sure was! Not surprised other reviewers found it too pricey for them, we won't be regulars.

On the other hand, except for the horrible complementary fried cheese starters, the food was excellent. It was equal to some of the best Indian restaurants we have been to. The Naan was perfect, and the Aloo Ghobi was some if the best we have had, anywhere. Sad not to see our fav chicken tikka masala, but the Murgh Makhni was delicious as we'll. also liked the dal. As for value, it really missed the boat. Rice was extra. Papadam was extra. Portions were ample but certainly not generous. Prices more on par with what we paid in our hotel, so definitely only for a special occasion or splurge. Larger portions might get me back for a second time!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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