“Overpriced bland tasteless food. Don't waste your time.”
What an experience - what can I say. This is my fourth visit to this over esteemed restaurant.
My friends booked a table of 8 for a Pre birthday celebration last week - and it was a disaster on all levels.
Firstly we were rushed to our tables while we were having a relaxing drink and chat over the rice paddies - only to have an insufferably long wait for our food.
Let me say right out - this place serves mediocre tasteless food at best. . Full stop.
and I'm trying to be kind here.
We had 3 children at our table. We tried ordering the fish dishes and having them into smaller servings, asking for red rice instead of white and red rice - all if which was impossible. So we ordered the sausages for kids. There is no kids menu -
Thirty something minutes later we got one serving of sausages divided into 3 The one plate was divided into 3 separate plates with a sausage each - the waitress noticing the mistake apologized - only to bring half cooked sausages to the table 10 minutes later. - 3 very unhappy kids.
My kids are accustomed to eating seafood - they love it - but there was nothing on the menu suitable for them apart from the sea bass which the waitress kept trying to push us to order for them.
I ordered the blackened tuna - along with a few of my friends. Blackened at sardines seriously translates into burnt. Please note - There is a difference. Chef please note - One is blackened one is burnt. The latter being un-edible and unhealthy.
My wife ordered the sardines - I don't know - I've had sardines all over the world. - these were the worst , overpriced tasteless - yes tasteless sardines - almost impossible to imagine - right - that we've ever had. My six year old who can eat a 100 of them spat them out.
The overall impression is that this place is all show and no substance. Nice presentation - no flavor.
I am a long term resident of Bali - and the tourists seem to love this place. Its probably the view. The food - apart from the bread- is tasteless . The service is awful and SLOW - 25 minutes wait for coffee and tea. It pretentious and......,Its overpriced and I left with the impression that the owner who was sitting at the bar - couldn't care less.
I don't like eating here simply because there are far better places I could spend my money on. I don't like eating here when the food is tasteless and bland. That's the word. Bland - no flavour - tasteless - burnt.
I don't like eating here and feel like I've wasted my time and money.
This wasn't my opinion - it was the opinion of everyone at our table. My eight year old summed it up by saying that was the worse food he's ever had in Bali. The table near us having heard him say this leaned over and related a similar experience saying that the food was the worst they had on holiday.
Don't waste your money. Don't believe the hype. Go to any of the nearby restaurants where they do care - Sarong, Mama San , Breeze- Star fish bloo at W - nearby warungs - even the street side stalls and you will go FAR better.
I won't be going back to Sardine in a hurry.
Do yourselves a favor and do the same.
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