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“Hit and Miss But Great Service” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of KO Japanese Restaurant

KO Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 246 Restaurants in Jimbaran
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $250
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Hit and Miss But Great Service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014

We were staying at the Intercontinental Bali Resort and this restaurant is inside the resort. We came for the Tokyo Night where you can choose 8 from the 15 tapas style menu on offer. I thought that it was ok, some of the dishes were outstanding like the Beef teppanyaki on skewer, wagyu sushi but the rest were pretty average.

The restaurant decor is very nice, great for a date. It uses dark wood, water feature, dim light, perfect for a romantic evening. Very contemporary Japanese.

We paid 450K Rp per person which I thought was a little expensive. The eat-all-you-can teppanyaki every Tuesday seems like a better value based on the beef teppanyaki we had which was truly excellent. Too bad we're only staying until Sunday.

Service was great, as with the rest of the hotel.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Red_Yarn
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Michel_KJ_Chertouh, General Manager at KO Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review, March 2, 2014
Dear Red-Yarn,

Thank you for sharing your dining experience at KO. It is always a pleasure to receive a positive feedback. I'm glad to learn that you enjoyed and that you feel to receive a great service.

I'm looking forward to welcoming you back on your next return to our resort.

Warm Regards,
Michel Chertouh

General Manager
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English first
Frankfurt, Germany
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Food is good but you are also paying for the location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

We have been to KO a couple of months ago, so this review comes a little late.
The atmosphere at KO is great. KO is authentically Japanese equipped and located at Intercon Hotel, which is a nice area to have some drinks after also. The Food was ok, not very special and in combination with the price KO in our opinion only deserves a 3. It could be a 4 if the prices were less and a 5 if the food were a little better!

Visited August 2013
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Thank BaliTravelMonkeyB
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Michel_KJ_Chertouh, General Manager at KO Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Dear BaliTravelMonkeyB,

Thank you for your review and sharing your experience at our KO Japanese Restaurant. I am glad to learn that you enjoyed your dinner. Some of your concerns have been addressed.

We look forward to welcoming you on your return to another experience at KO.

Warm regards,


Michel Chertouh
General Manager
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

Ko was an amazing experience! The service was efficient, attentive and friendly. The restaurant itself and gardens are inspiring. Most importantly the food was fresh and delicious. I have only one other dining experience which is close to comparison that being Tetsuyas Sydney.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Rileytravels101
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Michel_KJ_Chertouh, General Manager at KO Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Dear Rileytravels101,

Thank you for your review and I am glad to learn that you enjoyed your dining experience at Ko Japanese Restaurant. I will pass on your complements to our Chef & the team. It is very encouraging to see your positive feedback. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you on your another dining experience at KO.

Warm regards,

Michel Chertouh
General Manager
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corrales
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“great sushi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

The food was fabulous, although it is quite pricey. Wonderful atmosphere and great. friendly service. Everything was so fresh that it was worth the high prices.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Susan S
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Michel_KJ_Chertouh, General Manager at KO Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Dear Susan S,

Thank you for your review and I am glad to learn that you enjoyed your dining experience at Ko Japanese Restaurant. I will pass on your complements to the Chef and his team. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you on your return.

Warm regards,

Michel Chertouh
General Manager
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Perth, Australia
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121 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“What a great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Ko is located in the grounds of the intercontinental resort. The restaurant & grounds were just amazing. It was like being in Japan. The staff were friendly as you would expect from top end restaurant in Bali.
The atmosphere was really good.
The chef was very engaging & cooked our food spot on. His cooking skills were great to watch & he entertained us with his knife skills.
The food was fresh & plenty of..

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
Thank Mark O
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Michel_KJ_Chertouh, General Manager at KO Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear Mark O,

Thank you for the feedback pertaining to the recent visit to KO.

I am glad to learn that you enjoyed the meal. I will personally pass on your complements to the chef and his brigade. They are truly encouraging.

Look forward to welcoming you back at KO for another great dining experience.

Warm regards,


Michel Chertouh
General Manager
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