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“Splendid View & Fairly Tasty Food But Poor Service & Questionable Food Hygiene...”
Review of Lotus Seaview

Lotus Seaview
Ranked #39 of 70 Restaurants in Candidasa
Price range: $10 - $20
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 14, 2012

After visiting Tirtagangga (a scenic, water-themed garden which was about 20 minutes away by car), we stopped for lunch @ CandiDasa. We chose Lotus Seaview Restaurant based on our DK Travel Guide's recommendation. It is an open-concept restaurant @ CandiDasa Beach with a lovely, unobstructed view of Bali Sea. There were only a handful of diners @ 1pm that day & we were seated @ a table along the sea-facing side of the restaurant.

Service was rather slow & inattentive with wait staff often observed to be idly standing or chatting in a corner. It took some time for our orders to be taken & even longer for the food to be served. We didn't really mind the waiting nor the lack-lustre service as we were mesmerized by the splendid view of sunlight dancing off a glittering sea against an azure sky...

My partner had a ravioli dish which elicited no comments so I assumed it was just passable... I ordered the Bebek Goreng (Balinese deep-fried duck served with yellow rice); the duck meat was very dry & tough but nonetheless quite tasty. I found the portion to be fairly big as I could barely finish the duck & didn't even touch the rice provided.

We also ordered a dessert to share but the wait staff just brought 1 set of cutlery to the table. We had to request several times before they got us dessert plates & another set of cutlery. When we asked for a knife to cut the crepes, we were expecting a normal dessert or dinner knife but they sent us a long, serrated bread knife instead which was really awkward to use... We can only conclude that the staff here seriously lack training & initiative in their service.

The 'Dadar Gulung Pisang' were rolled banana crepes stuffed with grated coconut & palm sugar; it was delicious & we really enjoyed it despite finding a tiny black insect (looked like a dead fly) stuck to the inside of a crepe... We didn't even think of sending it back to the kitchen as by then, we had already eaten nearly 3/4 of the serving.

Total Cost for 2 pax was Rp260,000 (about CHF26) which we considered acceptable but slightly too expensive for Indonesia.

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Reviewed May 17, 2012

Have been wanting to try this restaurant for a while. Very disappointed, the duck was very dry and more bone than flesh, the other meal pork spare ribs was just 2 small ribs and not much meat and a small serving of chips. 2 meals, 1 large bintang and 1 iced tea 300,000.

Thank fransan41
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

Average food at high prices...take you're appetite and money elsewhere

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Thank Perthection
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

I enjoyed the babi gulung (roast suckling pig) during a stop en route back from Tirta Gangga. The staff was attentive and the food was tasty. They gave me a "discount" without asking which means clearly the prices are set too high, but it was still about US$13 for a nice lunch with two soft drinks and a perfect waterfront view.

Thank erb162
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

On the days we didn't eat at Vincents , we for the most part ate at the Lotus Seaview.

The Lotus is part of a family chain of restaurants throughout Bali, each being a different style.

The Lotus was on the seafront and offered nice waterfront dining with exceptional waitstaff.

We will go back when we get to Chandidasa again.

Thank klinoregon
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