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“Fantastic cocktails, great atmosphere, great staff - just go!”

IBU SUSU Bar & Kitchen
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Ranked #17 of 971 Restaurants in Ubud
Description: IBU SUSU Bar & Kitchen - serving delicious eclectic Pan Asian share plates and Cocktails + All Day Breakfast! Open from 8:00am until late! Enjoy a relaxed dinner with friends or take a seat at the bar and try one of our signature cocktails created by owner and head Bartender Ketut.
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Description: IBU SUSU Bar & Kitchen - serving delicious eclectic Pan Asian share plates and Cocktails + All Day Breakfast! Open from 8:00am until late! Enjoy a relaxed dinner with friends or take a seat at the bar and try one of our signature cocktails created by owner and head Bartender Ketut.
Reviewed August 11, 2018

What a brilliant place! We called in without a reservation, planning just to have a couple of drinks. The cocktails were inventive and delicious - the Friends with Benefits which is topped with a blow-torched, caramelised passion fruit and served with a shot glass of prosecco was a great mix of texture and flavours - and we loved sitting at the bar and watching the staff in action. We couldn't initially get a table but had the option of eating at the bar, which other people were doing and which helped create a really convivial buzz in what is a really well-planned space. As one booking didn't turn up, we were offered a table - but as it's a small bar/restaurant it's probably wise to book in advance. The food was excellent: Ketut's fried chicken was a delicious and substantial starter; the duck red curry and beef redang were richly flavoursome; the pork belly was perfectly done and the side dishes were excellent. Everything was carefully presented and the service was efficient and friendly. Ketut, the man in charge, is an urbane, experienced and very cool host, who makes customers feel valued and clearly sets high standards for his staff.

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1  Thank Gillian M
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Ketut A, Owner at IBU SUSU Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Hi Gillian,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such an excellent review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and enjoyed watching everything happen at the bar! We really appreciate your support and hope you will visit us again next time :)

Cheers,

Ketut

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Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

I visited IBU SUSU recently and enjoyed the atmosphere & the food. The space is a cross between a restaurant & cafe but more upmarket. They have a trendy fit out with natural elements throughout.

The food was excellent: I had the tofu steam buns, the vegetarian summer roll (rice paper roll) and the crispy soft shell crab with papaya salad. All well made & the flavours were great. The only thing I didn’t like was the brown sauce that accompanied the summer roll. It wasn’t for me, however that didn’t matter as they serve it with another dipping sauce.

I also had the Lycheelicious cocktail which was very refreshing.

Price wise, it’s definitely a little more expensive than other establishments around but the quality is worth paying the extra for.

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Ketut A, Owner at IBU SUSU Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Hi OneInAMillion1,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a comprehensive and positive review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our food and cocktails and managed to try a range of dishes! Also thanks for the feedback re the dipping sauce I will check in with our Chef and do a taste test :) we hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Bali!

Cheers,

Ketut

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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Went for a quick lunch and I was impressed with the quality and sophistication of the food (certainly for the price) as well as the impeccable service! I had the soft shell crab salad and one of the juices - both excellent. The place is also on a mission to recycle, more so than I’ve ever seen anywhere (including US & Europe). Definitely worth a visit!!

1  Thank 65roxy
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Ketut A, Owner at IBU SUSU Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Hi Roxana,

Thank you so much for the great review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your lunch with us and appreciated our efforts to help the planet :) hoping to host you again in the future!

Cheers,

Ketut

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Reviewed August 8, 2018

We dined here the night of the earthquake in early August. The manager was so concerned with the welfare of the customers that he went around speaking to every table. Excellent customer service and really classy.

The food is great and the cocktails are absolutely incredible. I was sad to leave this restaurant behind in Bali.

1  Thank dan_saviola
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Ketut A, Owner at IBU SUSU Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Hi Dan,

Thank you so much for the great review and for joining us inside again after the Earthquake! We really value our customers and want them to have the best experience not just in our restaurant but in Bali in general - so I'm really pleased you could feel that :) Thank you again for supporting our small family run business and I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Bali!

Safe and Happy travels!

Ketut

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Reviewed August 7, 2018

So glad we randomly stumbled into IBU SUSU. Reservations were full but they had open seating at the bar. The food was EXCELLENT and the bar staff was exciting to watch. Such great attention to detail. The drinks coming from the bar all looked like works of art. We ate spring roll, pork buns, kang kong water spinach, and fried chicken. Staff is very friendly. Highly recommended! Had no clue it was ranked so high on Tripadvisor but totally makes sense.

1  Thank floridastylee
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Ketut A, Owner at IBU SUSU Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Hi Floridastylee,

We are so glad you randomly stumbled into IBU SUSU too! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review and for supporting our small business! We hope you will visit us again next time you are in Ubud :)

Cheers,

Ketut

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