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“Smoked duck feast--”
Review of Putu's Wild Ginger

Putu's Wild Ginger
Ranked #21 of 828 Restaurants in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $7
Cuisines: Indonesian, Healthy
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Putu's Wild Ginger is built out of love. Love that Putu and her husband, Nyoman, want to share with you. If you're coming through Ubud, swing by for the best home-cooked meal on the island. Reservations (by phone or email) strongly recommended. Please give 24 hours notice if you'd like to try Putu's famous smoked duck feast.
Reviewed May 18, 2014

I contacted the restaurant by email before we left home to arrange for the smoked duck meal. Putu's husband, Nyoman, was helpful in confirming.
My son and I tried to walk to the restaurant but got lost (it is a bit away from the main area and not all the private taxi drivers are familiar with it). We walked back to our hotel and the hotel car took us.
The restaurant is simple but lovely with great attention to detail. It is small with only 4 or 5 tables. (The restroom was also very clean, and this matters a lot to me.)
Service was very personal and attentive as it was from my email correspondent, Nyomen. We learned that he also is in charge of the duck smoking, while Putu does the rest of the cooking.
Since we had preordered, our only decisions were drinks and our food arrived after a little while (it was neither long, nor short, but just felt relaxed.)
It truly was a feast. Trying to remember it all--we had green salad and cooked vegetables and several appetizers and curried tofu and several other dishes. It was all very fresh with great sauces.
We were glad to meet Putu as well. It seems like a difficult business as we observed another table angry because they couldn't have the same thing we were having (even after it was explained that it was a preorder, etc.) I would be happy to go back to Wild Ginger to order the smoked duck or to order off the menu.

Thank FredPebble
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ryansobol, son of the owner at Putu's Wild Ginger, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2014

W'e're so happy that you enjoyed your experience. Please come back soon!

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Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for a cheap eat, with no fuss and fanfare that still tastes great, this is the place for you. Not a big menu or drinks list but worth a drop in for lunch or dinner. Your wallet and taste buds will thank you for it, as will the local Balinese owners for supporting their business.

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ryansobol, son of the owner at Putu's Wild Ginger, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2014

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Just to clarify, we're only open for dinner.

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Reviewed May 13, 2014

Make a reservation ahead of time and if you want the suckling pig, I think you need to give them 24 hr notice.

The place is great. Down a quiet road, sit outside and relax while Putu and her family make you dinner. A must stop for anyone visiting Ubud. This was the best (and cheapest) meal we ate while there.

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ryansobol, son of the owner at Putu's Wild Ginger, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2014

Thank you so much for the kind words. :)

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Reviewed May 6, 2014

Putu and her husband Nyomon provide both great food, and a really friendly experience for travelers that are in Ubud for more than a superficial tourist experience. Putu presents many of the traditional Balinese dishes with just that extra bit of love, and the restaurant ambiance is fantastic. My wife and I have had many an enjoyable evening at Wild Ginger since we came across it a few years ago, and have at least a couple of meals here every year when we visit Ubud.

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Reviewed April 27, 2014

Excellent Food and Service. Really one of the best Warung in Ubud!!!! We had a wonderful Dinner and an amazing Trip with Putu who was our Driver for one Day! Thank you very much!!!

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