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“Rather Stale Mediterranean Experience in Candi Dasa” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The Dining Room Restaurant, Bar & Pizzeria

The Dining Room Restaurant, Bar & Pizzeria
Jl. Raya Candidasa | ( Opposite Bus & Car Park ), Candi Dasa, Karangasem, Bali 80851, Indonesia
0363 42174
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Ranked #13 of 41 restaurants in Candi Dasa
Price range: $2 - $15
Cuisines: Indonesian, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: A building with cone shaped alang-alang roof, with a violet lighted bar. In front of Candidasa's car park and side by side with La Rouge Restaurant.
Jimbaran, Indonesia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
“Rather Stale Mediterranean Experience in Candi Dasa”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We went to Candi Dasa for a day out and decided to try out the much hyped "Dining Room".

First impression, it wasn't very clean. Table cloths were very dirty. But then we've seen worse and didn't let it spoil the appetite.

As we were a rather large group we ordered a wide selection of tappas and appetizers from their Mediterranean menu and juices and lassies to drink.

The staff was friendly, but not knowledgeable about the menu.

The juices were OK and the lassies were fine.

The food unfortunately was rather stale and it more or less all tasted the same. The bread was old and just reheated in a microwave. We could not identify what it was they sold as foie gras, but it tasted "funny" and the bread was stale again. They provided some already brownish apple rings with that dish... I won't go into further details about the food...

All in all not a good experience and rather bad value for money.

Will I go back? No, there are so much better choices in Candi Dasa.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Ketut Dian N, Manager at The Dining Room Restaurant, Bar & Pizzeria, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thanks for Dining with us, we're apologized for disappointing. We will fix the problem you have experienced. For the French Cuisine, we're admit that's our major problem as we're only Balinese that trying to cook it, you probably have had taste better than that, but we will soon hire a French Chef to teach our junior chef here how it supposed to cook and taste.
Thank you again for your review, without this we wouldn't know our problem. We will improve so that we can give the better choice.

Best regard,
Ketut Dian
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Ribeauville, France
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Supermarket pizza”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

Not good pizza , fakes juices , poor service , not clean. Will not go anymore! They better have to offer less choise , and upgrade quality

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Ketut Dian N, Manager at The Dining Room Restaurant, Bar & Pizzeria, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
Dear Sir,
Thanks for dining with Dining Room, we're apologize for disappointing. We were having managerial problem back then, that now is already sorted, We're now cut down almost a half of the menu and only serve the best we can cook. Thank you for telling us, we've got your point of view. Also our pizza is now improving so much since we change the sauce. The juices is now made from quality ingredient. We will make sure our guest don't have to experience the same thing as you do. But once again, without your review we wouldn't know our problem.

Best regard,
Ketut Dian
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Perth, Australia
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“A Touch of Class.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

When my wife and I think of Candi Dasa, we tend to picture it as a kind of "Sanur in the 1980's" - a sleepy little town that doesn't cater for El Touristos all that much. Well, welcome to the 21st Century, Candi Dasa!!
This restaurant, although attached to a hotel, has the ambience of quality. It looks impressive, it serves an impressive range of foods, and even the bill is impressive(ly cheap - for what you get). We enjoyed our lunch here, and will definitely return next year when we visit Candi Dasa again.
Thoroughly recommend it.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hobart
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Something for Everyone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Among the smorgasboard of restaurants and eateries in Candidasa is The Dining Room. It offered a huge menu from a range of cuisines. The food was tasty and plentiful - quality 7/10, that might even be a bit harsh. Decor - modernistic balinese. Staff excellent - friendly, helpful and great service. Prices very good. Highly recommend a visit.

Visited June 2012
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Gurgaon, India
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6 restaurant reviews
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“Pizza break after a lot of Mie Goreng”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

My pizza was quite ordinary, but the family pizzas turned out quite nice. They prepare the pizzas in a wood fired oven and also deliver in resorts around.

Visited June 2012
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