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“Sticky mouldy menus” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bali - CLOSED

Bali
Cuisines: Asian, Indonesian
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
London
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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Sticky mouldy menus”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

I can't tell you what the food is like at Bali.
We sat down and asked to look at the English menu, which was somewhat grudgingly brought to us. Upon opening it, we found that the pages were stuck together and - yuck - within the plastic wallets which held the sheets of paper, mould was growing on every page.
We reasoned that if the menu was this dirty, we wouldn't take a chance with the food. So we left and went elsewhere.

Visited July 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Comes close to the taste of Indonesia”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

There's hundreds of "Chinese-Indonesian" restaurants in Holland. There's only a few that come close to the real taste of Indonesia, a former colony of the Dutch where many foodstalls and restaurants were run by Chinese people much to the envy of less entrepreneurial native Indonesians. Many of them came to Holland in the fifties when we had to withdraw from "our" Dutch Indies. Restaurant Bali brings the taste of the food as it can still be found in present day Indonesia with a twist......pork included. The rise of Islam since WWII has wiped that sort of meat from the Indonesian menu, not in Holland though! (long may it stay like that).
True Indonesian dishes but also the "rice table" for 2 , 3 or larger groups of guests, rice table being a Dutch invention "give me a bit of everything your kitchen has to offer" which may see you surrounded by 25 small dishes with all sorts of meat, fish, saté (skewers with satay sauce), rice, noodles, fried banana and all sorts of vegetables. Some of them really hot which may surprise people well known with the Indian "curry"kitchen. THis restaurant, BALI in Bergen op Zoom, brings the tropical archipelago of Indonesia to your tastebuds. You won't regret it!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Sintra, Portugal
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“nice food good price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

nglish menu, friendly staff but not all speak English, diverse menu, all you can eat, reasonable price, good spicy food, would eat here again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Daniel S
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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73 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“fine Indonesian dining in a cosy atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

This restaurant is located in the centre of the historic city and has a nice terrace and stylish interior.
The service is friendly, their dishes are authentical, fresh and tasty prepared.
It is a spacy and good restaurant and because of their excellent cookery, always busy.
I am a regular visiter for many years and the quality was through out these years stable and good.
I can recommend this place to everyone who enjoys the original Asian kitchen.
Jim Malinka Malinka Engineering The Netherlands.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jim M
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Kolding
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Visit again”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

We have tried this restaurant before, about 6 years ago - and it was amazing. But now it has a good indonesian food, but not close to earliere: but very nice service

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank NielsenKolding
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