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“It all looks so good, shame it doesn't taste good too”
Review of Kuni's Bali

Kuni's Bali
Ranked #195 of 551 Restaurants in Seminyak
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Kuni's is Japanese owned so I had high expectations. We ordered tempura, sashimi, agedashidofu, tebasaki, yakisoba and yakizakana. I was astounded that the yakitori prices were per stick and were more expensive than many izakaya's in Japan.

Everything came out looking as it should and we had a good feeling about Kuni's. Sadly once we started eating we only found the Sashimi to be any good.
- tebasaki - preboiled and then semi-grilled? Chicken had no flavour, we had to actually request salt.
- tempura - old oil, giving everything a bad taste. Batter was not seasoned and maybe also old.
- yakisoba - preboiled chicken (why chicken I don't know) and overly oily.
- agedashidofu - was ok, but I think they must have a hard time sourcing flavoursome tofu.
- Karaage - no flavour and do terribly oily.

Such a shame this meal was do oily and lacking in genuine flavoursome.

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Thank tiges
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Stumbled across this Japanese restaurant by sheer fluke and wow, thank goodness we did!! They were slammed but the service was gorgeous and the food sublime!!! The tuna carpaccio is a MUST but all was incredible. The seafood was so fresh, the sashimi would literally melt in your mouth! We left, four very happy customers!

Thank Scott F
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

If you're craving Japanese whilst in Bali or just looking for a great meal, this is definitely a goer. The food was amazing, the salmon sashimi melted in your mouth and the butterfish in miso, was so good, we went for seconds. Great cocktails and reasonably priced. Highly recommended. Yum!

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Thank Jane M
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

The secret about Seminyak is that there are a few luxurious hotels and some pretty amazing villas, and they are surrounded (mostly) by places that are many stars (even lightyears) behind and I for one cannot understand this.

And so to Kuni's.

The service was good, attentive but not too much, the place is very nice looking and elegant, the music and lighting were perfect, the garden was beautiful,  the food was delicious and the whole experience was great!

It was priced at what I guess is expensive for the area, but we didn't feel like we overpaid as we were so happy with it and we felt like we were in a more sophisticated area than Seminyak. It was 358,000 (US$38 for 2 people) including a big piece of salmon and 1 beer.

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Thank OliinAsia
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Kuni's Bali is really nice place which is my best Japanese restaurant in Bali.
We had teriyaki chicken, tempura, and salad. Also, some drinks.
Foods are excellent and cooked exactly like in Japan.
Staff are really kind and they speak some Japanese. That really helped us.
Comfortable seats, very quiet place, and beautiful interior.
For sure we will come back again!

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Thank Jamken
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