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“Turned out okay.....”

KO Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #23 of 263 Restaurants in Jimbaran
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $250
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: This award winning Japanese restaurant offers cuisine in three distinct dining venues. Teppanyaki promises an interactive dining experience cooked before your eyes in a lively performance.The Sushi Lounge & Bar invites you to enjoy fresh sushi, sashimi, tempura and yakitori in a relaxing setting and the Tatami Dining room serves an a la carte menu of authentic fare.Evening weekly at KO.Open for dinner only from 06.30pm
Singapore, Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Turned out okay.....”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

My wife wanted to try this restaurant, was expecting an another round of disappointing hotel food, but this turned out okay. The grounds on which this restaurant sits was magnificient, felt as if i am in kyoto again. Ordered a Teppanyaki set and a sashimi set. The sashimi was ok, with the exception of the unfresh swordfish. Teppanyaki chef was entertaining as he was clowning around using his chef hat as a bin for discarded food. The seafood was mediocre, howver the beef tenderloin was grilled well. I went on to order another round of veal tenderloin, very tasty in the butter soya red wine concoction of a sauce. I had a sashimi dinner set, 3 grilled oysters, teppanyaki for 1, veal tenderloin, 2 heinekein, 2 x 180ml sake, USD 260. I won't say this is cheap, but neither would i say this is expensive. My recommedation is to go easy on the alcohol, forget the medicroe sashimi, go for their beef, very nicely done here. (teppanyaki seafood - not very good in terms of quality and skill of cooking....)

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank LDY99
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Sushi or tepanyaki - both very good”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

I have been to KO a number of times now, as we usually stay at the Intercon while in Bali. We usually sit at the tepanyaki bar, but on this night we tried the sushi area - not a bar but a dining room. The service at KO is always good and there was no exception this time. We chose the sushi bar because the size of the portions at the Tepanyaki bar are too big, and it is possible to order tepanyaki style dishes anyway. We have a sashimi dinner (shared) which was fresh and delicious, followed by miso glazed black cod and a tepanyaki steak - with a balsamic tepanyaki saude. Different, but very tasty.

The food is cooked well, and we were not disappointed - our only comment, which is common to dinining in asia is it may be best to order your start first, and then only order your main course when done - saves having an empty plate immedately replaced by a full one.

The drinks list is impressive but as usual, pay attention to the pricing. Bali is expensive for wine!

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank pjanusik
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Jarrahdale, Western Australia, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Crayfish was off”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

We paid $280.00 for 3 meals and the overall experience was disappointing the most disappointing experience in bali and not because of the price the food in tepanyaki all lacked flavor and our crayfish smelt and tasted off another traveler complained about something similar for a chicken dish

Visited October 2012
Thank Nicole M
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Japan surreal”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Good for kids as they love the theatrics.. most amazing entrance to the restaurant.. I felt like i was in Japan. great food and service!

Visited September 2012
Thank tiankyv
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good service, good food”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

We dined at the sushi part of the restaurant and found the food to be good but not great. In hindsight it may have been better to try the teppanyaki as this gets great reviews. The service was friendly and prompt.

Visited September 2012
Thank Aucklandloulou
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