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“from Scratch” 5 of 5 stars
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Scratch
#78 Jalan Pengubengan Kauh | Seminyak, Seminyak, Kuta, Bali 80361, Indonesia
+62 361 737914
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Ranked #12 of 231 restaurants in Seminyak
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Steakhouse, Tapas, Pasta
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Purposely located off the beaten paths of nearby Oberoi and Kerobokan streets, SCRATCH is a new restaurant serving up "homecooked, like your momma did it, Sunday dinner, comfort food". SCRATCH is a needle in the haystack (or rice field in this case), located on a quiet street only five minutes away from Seminyak Square. SCRATCH is smoke-free and air conditioned with an outside patio for smoking and hanging out. It's got a relaxed atmosphere and hip decor, as the walls are lined with vibrant concert posters from bands like Cake, Arcade Fire and Kings of Leon, and more than likely you'll be hearing similar bands over the speakers. The menu is equally inviting, and can best be described as gourmet comfort food. But clearly the Canadian chef/owner (conveniently nicknamed Moose) won't settle for "mom's recipes", as it is obvious he enjoys putting a unique twist on most of his dishes. Signature steaks, rustic pastas, tapas, American classics, Asian favourites, and great specials during Happy Hour (8pm-10pm)...and you can wash it all down with a mango martini or a frosty mug of beer. So, if you've got an itch...come and SCRATCH it!! NOTE: The map provided by Trip Advisor has us pinned in the wrong location. So, please call us for directions, or just jump in a taxi and tell them "Scratch restaurant, Jalan Pengubengan Kauh, next to Pengubengan Banjar". Thanks, and hope to see you here soon.
Bali, Indonesia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“from Scratch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

When food is made from scratch it is made with love and care. The ingredients will always be the freshest and the results will always be amazing!

  • Visited April 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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Manila, Philippines
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“Exceptional salad, quality food, excellent service -- twice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The martini and sangria selections didn't hurt, but the Mediterranean salad was simply the best salad we've had in five years (ok, understated to the manager as it was more like 15 years; wanted them to continue to maintain quality). Over two visits a week apart, we sampled two just wonderful starters, yet a second spectacular salad featuring fish, and consistently tasty pastas. Staff were clearly well trained and uniformly friendly and helpful -- well-versed on the menu too. Gotta say the air conditioning helped too. Admittedly it's off the beaten path so do take the phone number so the taxi can home in on this exceptional dining opportunity. Tried several 4 star restaurants and voted to return here -- we were not disappointed and neither will you.

  • Visited April 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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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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“Great!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Had early tea here on recommendation of friend, very quiet but lovely interior, met the owner who recommended Toronto desert and it was deliciously awesome! Food was great and average price for bali. recommend though bit out of way but worth cpl bucks taxi fare!!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Denpasar, Indonesia
1 review
“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I didn't really know what to expect entering the restaurant for the first time. It felt a little bit like downtown portland with all the classic concert posters and indie rock playing from the stereo. I very classy atmosphere with service to match it. The menu is limited but all the selections are creative, fresh, plated, and served to perfection. It was nice to have free ice cold mineral water quickly filled each time it was empty. Quite Refreshing on a hot day in bali. I had the 'Scratch Burger' which is apparently a favorite because I saw 1 coming out within the 1st few minutes and knew that's what i was going to get. Enjoyed my visit.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Calabogie, Canada
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“A 'must' visit in Bali”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My wife and I had the great pleasure of dining one evening at Scratch in March 2014 and then just HAD to return for lunch on another day during a short visit to the Seminyak area .
The menu is very creative and truly is ' gourmet comfort food'.
We only wished that we had more time to explore their breakfast menu which is chock-full of original combinations!
Our meals, (Steak, Seafood, Satays, Ceasar Salads) were all terrific and I would not hestitate to highly recommend this excellent dining location.
Aaron,the Host/Chef , really made us feel at home which only added to the already great experience.......and the service was first rate .
Truly .....if you are in this area of Bali do not miss an opportunity to thoroughly enjoy yourself at SCRATCH !

  • Visited March 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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