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“Food to live for!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Starfish Bloo at W Retreat & Spa Bali - Seminyak

Starfish Bloo at W Retreat & Spa Bali - Seminyak
Jl. Petitenget, Kerobokan, Bali 80361, Indonesia
+62 361 4738106
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Ranked #21 of 117 Restaurants in Kerobokan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Wyong Creek, Australia
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“Food to live for!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is an excellent place to dine. Quality food, Friendly staff. AND you will need a session at the gym after Sunday Brunch

  • Visited November 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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Kevin C, Manager at Starfish Bloo at W Retreat & Spa Bali - Seminyak, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Hello Asiantraveller

We are so delighted to hear that you had an exceptional meal on your recent visit at Starfish Bloo. Your wonderful compliments have been passed on to our team members. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another Wow experience.

All the best,

Kevin Chung
Chef de Cuisine.
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“boo hoo at starfish bloo”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

As expats, we have eaten many times at starfish bloo, and always enjoyed our meal. Unfortunately over the last couple visits we have seen the quality in food drop dramatically. We dined last sunday for brunch. First off the western manager had only interest in the wealthy and thug looking guests (also expat) and ignored most other tables. We sat for 3 hours but still not even a glance, would have loved to discuss my meal at the time!

We tried the babi guling- very under cooked and the meat chewy and watery. This is the norm in bali but for the price tag and the western management, this should not have been served. i recommend cooking for an extra 3 or so hours.
We also ate the crab, which we felt was a frozen product. The meat was very watery and like mush. we thought it may have been just the 2 crab we had so we changed them for fresh, but still the same mushy meat!
I then ordered the foie gras with croissant (one of my all time favourite star fish bloo dishes) what i received was a small brioche bun with unseasoned foie gras on it, Totally tasteless and different to what i ordered.
I know their last chef left almost a year ago, but to have it nosedive so dramatically is a real disappointment. As a chef its very frustrating seeing so many easy mistakes not remedied by management.
We ordered cocktails which were great and our food server was very friendly.

over all- Our food was a real disappointment and for the price that we paid it was definitely not worth it. Some dishes were rurally nice like the steamed chinese buns etc, but over all not a real good selection.

Unsure if we will return.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Kevin C, Manager at Starfish Bloo at W Retreat & Spa Bali - Seminyak, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Hello benijones

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are disappointed to hear that we did not meet your expectation during your visit at Starfish Bloo.

I would like to apologise about the issues you experienced, I can assure you that all of our produce are delivered fresh on a daily basis. We are always creating new and exciting culinary dishes.

I would like to assure you that your review has been taken very seriously. You can email me directly at kevin.chung@whotels.com should you wish to discuss.

Kind regards,

Kevin Chung
Chef de Cuisine.
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“Good service, nice view, great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Loved it. Try the wagyu beef hot stone appetizer, it was so good we had it twice. Nice selection of western, Asian and local Balinese cuisine.

Visited January 2013
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Kevin C, Manager at Starfish Bloo at W Retreat & Spa Bali - Seminyak, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Hello HelenAmsterdam

Thank you for sharing your feedback on your dining experience at Starfish Bloo.

It’s great to hear you enjoyed our Wagyu Beef Hot Rock. It is one of our signature dishes and complimented by many diners.

We welcome you back to dining with us in the near future.

Kind regards

Kevin Chung
Chef de Cuisine.
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Perth, Australia
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“Great Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

The food was lovely especially the sashimi and a great choice at breakfast time. The service made the experience even better, Agus was fantastic and we couldn't have asked for more, a big thank you. The decor in the restaurant was great, especially the "cage" themed dining areas.

Visited December 2012
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Kevin C, Manager at Starfish Bloo at W Retreat & Spa Bali - Seminyak, responded to this review, January 20, 2013
Hello Bev0210

Thank you for sharing your wonderful review on your dining experience.

I am happy to hear about your wonderful compliments on the food and décor which I have passed on to our team members.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another Wow experience.

All the best,

Kevin Chung
Chef de Cuisine.
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Sydney, Australia
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Great food and great setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Great setting over looking the beach and the pool. Modern food with great service. Big and smaller meals also with a kids menu. Highly recommended!

Visited December 2012
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Kevin C, Manager at Starfish Bloo at W Retreat & Spa Bali - Seminyak, responded to this review, January 20, 2013
Hello PennyKM

Thank you for taking your time to share your comments on your recent visit to Starfish Bloo. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the wide variety available on our menu.

We look forward to meeting you again on your next trip to W Bali.

All the best

Kevin Chung
Chef de Cuisine
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