I've been coming back to Kagemusha since my first dining experience there in 2007. I have taken countless friends and families there to enjoy some of the best, unpretentious, delicious home-cooking in town. The place never disappoints.
If you are particularly fussy about service, this isn't the place for you. I know all of the servers and they know me and I pretty much order the same dishes every time but they have never once made an effort to remember the little details/preferences about my orders, like asking for chili powder. It's often as if I'm ordering it for the first time. Not that I'm complaining. I'm not really here for the service.
It's always a good sign when there are actual Japanese people in a Japanese restaurant. This place is often frequented by the elusive Japanese expatriate community of Ubud.
The ambience is fantastic. Simple seating with a lovely rice field view. Great for a little romantic dinner or a casual gathering with friends.
I come both for lunch and dinner. The lunch set menu is fab. I have my favourites - the nasu miso is a must for aubergine lovers. I love the onigiri, the cold noodles (on the specials board), the bento box (when I'm starving), and the fruity arak. I've tried almost everything on the menu and I have to say I've never had a bad meal here. Please don't expect sushi and sashimi (go somewhere boring for that).
The owner, a lovely Japanese lady, always comes out of the kitchen (she's the chef) to say "thank you" as you walk out of the place. This, to me, is the highlight of my visit.
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