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“Outstanding gado gado!”
Review of Ketupat Restaurant

Ketupat Restaurant
Ranked #740 of 1,024 Restaurants in Kuta
Cuisines: Asian, Indonesian
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Resturant
Reviewed August 19, 2012

The restaurant was recommended by our chaffeur as we didn't want to eat hotel food ( Laguna resort) . We ordered nasi campur, gado gado and vegetarian spring rolls. To our surprise, the gado gado was really delicious! However, I could taste the MSG in the nasi campur. Ketupat was the best restaurant we had in Bali. We will surely go there again if we go to Bali!

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Reviewed July 22, 2012

[NOTE: We really don't appreciate Indonesian/Balinese food.] We offered to take our Balinese friend and family out to eat anywhere of their choosing. (We don't eat red meat, so that limits some of the choices.) They took us here. We had no idea what to expect and as it was their choice; we had no chance to read TA before arriving. The building is stunning; hate to think about how much rainforest was devastated to create this beautiful architecture. The inside has some cases filled with silver jewelry for sale. (Different- but not our taste.) The serving staff spoke reasonable English, but had short memories. (The bill was to go to us, not our friends which lead to a fast snap of the arm when the bill went to them.) The menu is long so come prepared: drinks (alcoholic or not) // noodles; rice; meat // ala carte or platters. Then narrow it down from there. (“Rice table” requires at least one day’s notice and a minimum of 4 people. This is really something to consider.) Drinks were as usual highly priced. One of us only had water (in a glass) which was charged- double price for half as much as a bottle from a mini-mart. We had two appetizers: corn fritters (nice, but a very small portion); some filled puffs (OK, but quite oily). The locals had Nasi Goreng Kampung (they are simple folks), which was presented nicely and the same size as a local warung portion. They had no comments. The teenagers had platter dishes (Nasi Kuning & Ketupat Lebaran) which was only half finished by them. I'm not sure if this is reflection on the food or simply being teenagers. We had one order of Mie Goreng Bedugul. As we live in Taiwan, these noodles were not tasty to us at all. (It is not only this restaurant as we didn't find any noodles we liked while visiting.) The last entree was Wajan Sawah, a roast duck dish. The duck was overcooked and a minimally-sized piece. The dishes inside this platter, including quail eggs, were tasty. We also ordered two side dishes of vegetables: fern tips and green beans with bean sprouts. The bean dish was good. The fern tips were good but had a covering of a local semi-spicy sauce which covered the taste of the vegetable which might be the local way but sort of defeated our purposes in ordering vegetables. The platter dishes are large and can more than fill an average eater. It was a mistake to order appetizers and sides of vegetables with these platters. (What wasn’t finished became take away and served as our lunch the next day.) The food is served attractively and all of the surroundings add to that. There was also live music for a birthday when we were there, which added to the atmosphere. This restaurant sits on a property that also serves as a hotel-like complex with an inviting looking swimming pool. The cost is high by local standards, but by international standards this was a tremendous bargain. You have servers dressed in traditional Indonesian style inside a beautiful building (if you can get past that rainforest issue); food served attractively at a beautifully hand-carved table (rainforest!) with live music; fairly priced- thus 4 stars. Please note that like most places we ate at in Bali, MSG must be used in the cooking. We paid for it the next day. If you are MSG sensitive, you might want to have this printed out in Indonesian and carry it with you. We will on future trips. This was the only big night out we had on our trip and overall it was quite good. We would return *with* our MSG note in hand.

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Thank jashock
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

We found this late in our stay at Kuta and wished we had found it earlier as it was within walking distance from our hotel (Grand Kuta). We had seen it earlier in the day, liked the menu and so had the taxi drop us off there after a day trip. The setting was just amazing at night though it was nice during the day. The lighting, pool, and entertainment all contributed to this amazing, romantic ambience.

The food was nice too and beautifully presented - nasi padang or one of those which comes in this huge platter with bits around the rice mound.

We had a lovely time with our two boys (4 and 10). The entertainment was a bit loud but I gather they were trying to create atmosphere as the patronage was rather low. Despite that, we loved the experience and enjoyed the entertainment though at one point, my husband froze when he was asked to go up to sing at my son's request. :)

Sitting next to the pool, eating and chatting .... worth a visit! I believe the prices were reasonable too.

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Thank Aggie M
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

We had been to the old Ketupat (on Jalan Legian) on several occasions previously and had generally been satisfied with the experience. On this occasion we went to the Ketupat on Jalan Dewi Sri (Sunset Road) as the Jalan Legian restaurant has closed.

The setting of the Sunset Road Ketupat is lovely: a large teak pavilion from Java situated in front of an inviting pool with tables scattered around the courtyard. It really is a very beautiful oasis in an industrial and commercial area.

The menu at Ketupat is extensive - to say the least. It is difficult to make a choice there are so many options but the task is made easier by photographs of each dish together with good descriptions of the components. Our starters of curry puffs and spring rolls were piping hot and very good. Our various mains including crumbed calamari, sarong prawns and variations of nasi goreng were also all very pleasant.

The staff are very friendly and helpful and the entertainment - a duo - were pleasant. Ketupat is definitely ed Bali familya place for a relaxed family meal rather than for a night of fine dining. We will return to Ketupat in the near future with our extended Bali family - they will love it.

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Thank Burleighboys
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

With a menu as ambitious as Ketupat's, it's no wonder they don't execute it well. If you want a crash-course is pretty much all typical Indonesian dishes, it's there, at least to get an idea of how good it could be. Portions were small, prices not especially good, but not expensive, either. I don't think I would bother returning.

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