Sindhu Market

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Shelly K
Wollongong, Australia190 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Went to this market based on trip advisor reviews, it was exactly as we expected. Small with roughly about 15 eateries. We chose to try a few different smaller bites. Satay chicken was yummy but a 40 minute wait to order and we were the 1st in line, all the locals get fed 1st they don’t wait in line and they just keep turning up. There was also very little chicken on each skewer, 10 skewers per serve for $1.50.
We also went to the fried food stall with spring rolls fried banana, fried beans donuts etc got 17pieces for $1.70 an absolute bargain and also all delicious, especially the fried coconut donut...omg. I also got the fresh juice of banana and dragon, also absolutely delicious .
All up dinner cost for both of us $8.80 which included all the above plus a Bintang.My husband and I both left feeling so full. Simple no fuss and delicious. If we were staying longer we would definitely eat here every night.
Written February 10, 2020
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Melbourne, Australia118 contributions
Mar 2020
We love to eat at food courts and night markets and this one did not disappoint. Approximately 15 different stalls serving a variety of foods. Started with chicken satay sticks which were very tasty. A little on the small side, but at only $1.50 for 10 sticks how can you go wrong. Usual Nasi Goreng and Mie Goreng for under $3 but our new favourite meal is Tami Goreng which is mixed veges and chicken over fried noodles. We went three out of the 6 nights we were in Sanur and because my husband had left something behind at the hotel we also came back to the area after a day trip to Ubud and went to the market again. Also recommend the banana fritters, especially if they are freshly cooked.
Written March 18, 2020
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Kellyville, Australia38 contributions
Jan 2020
Have walked around the night market looking at the different foods on offer many times when in Sanur over the past few years but have never been game enough to eat there until now.
After reading other reviews we decided it was time to give it a go and for $5 my wife and myself each enjoyed a lovely good serving of nasi campur.
Will for sure eat there again.
Written February 6, 2020
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Grant P
Cowaramup, Australia104 contributions
Feb 2020
A great place to visit to get out of the restaurant-after-restaurant-cycle.

No fuss night time food market that has all the usual stalls... satays, soups, nasi goreng, mee goreng etc... great value and is somewhere we always return back to.

Tried some mixed satays but have to say the lamb skewers were pretty dodgy.
Soups looked amazing but couldn't get a seat throughout the night.
Absolute highlight was a chocolate pancake thingy that was less than AU$1
Written February 17, 2020
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Virginia, Australia626 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
We go here often and still the best value in Sanur for more authentic food. Don't be afraid to eat at this market. The local cuisine here is awesome and cheap. We often go to Ihu du seafood down the back right hand corner. You pick your fish or seafood and the ladies take it down to the gent who I reckon is the Bali master of open grill. Never have I had a crappy prawn and my better half goes the local snapper every time. The ladies do great veggies and rice and will even go and get you a bintang. Love these guy's and love this market. Do yourself a favour!! 9/10
Written January 11, 2020
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Mansi Reddy
Chennai (Madras), India288 contributions
Oct 2019
This is a small night market where you can buy freshly made and cooked foods such as nasi campur, nasi goreng, delicious home made Indonesian sweet foods, chicken, curry, dumplings and much more. Value for money and worth the taste. The seating consists of tables with small plastic stools for seating.
Written February 29, 2020
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Perth, Australia130 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
At worst you will walk in and then promptly walk out. At best you will indulge in the local opulence of smoke and sweaty bodies and be returning again and agin for the cheaper than cheapest food you will find anywhere in such a market accessible to tourists. For example, we fed our family of four for AUD$11, and fed well! (No alcohol or drinks though). You can add juices for about IDR10-15K per serve if you want. We don't drink alcohol but it is also freely available, probably at similar prices to the local grocery shop.

This market starts at around 5.30-6pm and is a mixture of tourists and locals, though nowadays it seems mostly tourists. There is a fair stream of locals that visit, and they seem to circumvent the lines by ordering directly, which to me seems quite reasonable, we are the visitors!

I am not an expert at all of the choices, and tend to give some care to food choices by sticking to things I know is cooked fresh in front of me, with ingredients that have the lowest risk possible, with as much turnover as possible to ensure freshest possible. We know sate (satay) and we know martabak, and these happen to be family favourites but there are other good choices such as the fried rices & noodles (eg Nasi Gorengs). There are also some breads called Roti that seem pretty dirt cheap (AUD$2) and ofer both savoury (eg bolognaise) and sweet (eg chocolate) options available.

With the local cart vendors very very well used to tourists, their English is quite good, to the point where if you try some local words, they will translate back to English just to make sure there is no misunderstanding! Examples of approximate costs include; AUD$1.50 for 10 sticks chicken satay, AUD$2.50 for goat satay (goat is very good Paleo meat - worth a try for meat lovers), AUD$2-2.70 for 2-4 egg martabak, AUD$2 for a Roti bread, AUD$1.50 for afresh juice (note that these are approximate prices to give you an idea and reference point). The pricing is fair for the tourist and I am certain there may be a 'local' price but the tourist price is either upfront on the cart, or you will be told on querying, without any fear of being "ripped off", in the time that I have been there anyway.

The atmosphere is awesome to me (my kids and wife didn't rate it) but I loved the smoke and mingle of people and noise, the cooking smells, the 'Wild West' feel to it and the rustic nature of the interaction. It isn't at the beachfront, its about 300m away from the beach but its easy to find from either Tripadvisor Google maps or the throng of people cycling, walking and driving there in the evenings.

We are a cheap family, known for our penchant for dirty cheap but safe food choices, so we have Ben known to get a bundle of takeaway from the markets on a fairly regular basis, thus saving some $$ for other things. If this is also your style, then join us there!
Written April 16, 2017
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Claire n Andrew A
Darwin, Australia263 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
We have been here a few times, always get decent food at great prices. 10 satay sticks for 15,000 rp ($1.50 AU), freshly made mango smoothies for 15,000 rp ($1.50!!), we also had seafood, 200 gram fillet mahi mahi, (40,000 rp, $4 au) 5 large prawns (40,000rp, $4) and squid (20,000 rp, $2) and soft drinks only 10,000 rp each ($1)
recommend the seafood stall right at the back ( fresh fish you pick out of the esky and they cook up for you, whatever they have caught that day and will accommodate special requests, so if you want crayfish you let them know the day before), the smoothie stall in the middle, the roti roppangi stall, satay sticks and the roti canai from a lady to the right hand side (she wasnt here on our last visit but saw her this time, her roti canai was really good)

Basically a grand total of $28.50 AU , 285,000 Rp got us a large feed of seafood, 30 satay sticks, 2 roti canais with chicken curry sauce, a good sized smoothie, 3 soft drinks, 3 filled roti roppangis (sweet or savoury filled breads), 5 fried coconut finger type doughnuts and a packet of deep friend prawn cracker twists. Which we think is a bargain.
Cheap dinner and satisfying.
Written January 19, 2019
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Anna R
10 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
We visited last night, 1 adult and 3 teenagers. Its a safe place for everyone to wander around on their own without getting lost. We arrived right on 6pm, and it was filling up quickly. By the time we left, it was chokka.
It's only small, but there are plenty of food vendors. So much choice. The cheapest I've come across and very fresh and tasty. Sit down at a vendors stall, and they'll serve you. Choose what you want and they charge per item. Basically its like a served buffet. We loaded our plates and it was NZ$13.40 for 4 of us. Some use their hands, and others tongs or plastic bags to handle the food. Watch first if this is an issue for you.
There was barely room for dessert, but at NZ10cents per donut or deep fried fruit, who could resist? In fact they were so delicious, we bought more to take home.
There are a couple of juice stalls. We paid NZ$1.50 per juice and the choice is massive. The strawberries are quite bitter at the mo, so I recommend mixing it with a sweet fruit. You get the option of adding sugar and milk (which is actually condensed milk, but only a drop). I passed on the sweeteners and had strawberry and dragon fruit, yum. Be adventurous!
There are the usual stalls with sarongs, shoes and bags etc, but only a few. They are not as busy here so we got some pretty good bargains compared to some of the other parts of Bali. These ones definately don't like to let you walk away, whereas on the nearby streets they did. You can use GRAB in Sanur without issue and there are plenty of spots to get picked up and dropped off easily just outside, but the roads are small and busy! We're here for 8 nights so we will definately be returning to the night market, its actually cheaper to pay for a GRAB there and back (10 mins each way), and eat, than to eat at a local warung.
And go to the toilet before you go, its pretty gross in there. Take your own loo paper!
Written October 7, 2018
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Andrea C
Christchurch, New Zealand51 contributions
Jul 2016
We went to this market on the 2nd night we were there and while it wasn't as big as I thought it would be, there was lots of choice and the food was so cheap. We started off at a food cart that had 20+dishes, we didn't even know what they were so we just pointed and picked what we think looked good. You could have a variety of things on the one plate so the choice was up to you. Then we visited the BBQ skewer place where 10 small skewers cost 15000 IDR. It did take quite a long time as local people can order and get their food before you but we weren't bothered. We just waited and got our 20 skewers of chicken and the 5 of us devoured them in seconds! We then moved to the pancake stall where again the wait was long but it was worth it. As our teenagers had eaten quite a bit they couldn't finish these delicious pancakes so we took them home and reheated them for breakfast the next day. So it was smaller than what we imagined but there was lots of choice and it was a fun experience. We also had no digestive problems which is also a plus so would totally recommend going there for some cheap and cheerful eats :)
Written July 27, 2016
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