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“Wonderful dining experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of CHANDI

CHANDI
Jalan Kayu Aya 72 | Bali, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia
+62 361.731.060
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Ranked #13 of 262 restaurants in Seminyak
Price range: $8 - $45
Cuisines: Asian, Barbecue, Dim Sum, Bar
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: CHANDI'S Kitchen, Wine Bar and Cocktail Bar, open daily from 12 NOON till 12 MIDNIGHT. CHANDI's Cuisine is Pan Asian with a focus on Indonesian Classics as prepared by Chef Agung Nugroho who comes from 20 years in some of the most celebrated New York City Kitchens. Locally sourced Organic Greens, Spices, Roots and Fruits mingle both in the Kitchen and its two Bars. 11 Wines by th glass are offered daily, as well as an extensive Wine and Champagne list offering over 80 Wines and 9 Champagnes by the Bottle.
Munich, Germany
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“Wonderful dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We visited Chandi for a friday night dinner and absolutely loved it.

For appetizers we had the lobster and the dim sum, which were both perfect. The grilled lobster was juicy and the soy based sauce had that special twist. The dim sum (sea food, beef) were creative and better than any dim sum I have tried in Europe so far. As main courses we had the Sate Platter (nice dish that comes with 6 sambals but scallops and beef sates alone would have been a better choice) and the grilled black sea food which was everything you want from a fish dish: fresh, juicy, well prepared, lovely combination of flavours in the reduction.

The dessert platter was only average. If you stick to the fondants and/or the homemade ice creams/sorbets you can't go wrong though.

Cocktails are above average but can't keep up with the best bars of Europe/US.

Service was good.

Make a reservation to get one of the "better" tables.

In a nutshell: Great asian fusion cuisine in a lovely ambience. Expect relatively high prices for Bali but a great deal if you're used to European/US/Aussie prices. We'll definitely go again!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Good quality food, good service nice drinks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

very large menu to choose from, a lot of seafood and a very cosy atmosphere, filled up me and the mrs on around $80 aud, which is very good for the amount of ood we had, definatly going back

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Impressive not outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

On my last 2 trips to Bali over the last 3 years I raved about Chandi. Here is Balinese and Indonesian food done with exceptional quality and imagination. Chef's inventiveness was the point of differentiation: not fish with sambal, but fish with 9 different sambal; not duck but duck done 2 ways, etc.

Chef has now changed the menu. What remains is Balinese and Indonesian food done with exceptional quality and imagination - but old favourites have gone and new replacements are not as exciting. This is entirely personal, and I still recommend Chandi as a must-do restaurant to others, but it has lost its gold medal to another place.

Decor and ambiance are superb; service is attentive; cocktails (and mocktails) delicious and different. I will return but I miss my 9 sambal.

Go, enjoy and have great night out.

Visited October 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Great pan asian selection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Dined here with friends and it really hit the spot.
It has a great mix of pan asian dishes ( as well as many Balinese dishes with a slightly modern twist), good cocktails and a decent priced wine list.

Service was great and the ambience good.
Dinner for 4 with a few alcoholic drinks was around 3 million so good value for great quality food.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Very traditional. Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Very traditional and spicy food. One of the best meals we had in Bali. This was recommended by friends and didn't disappoint.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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