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Review of Sarong Restaurant

Sarong Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 202 Restaurants in Kerobokan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Private Dining, Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Fantastic food, fantastic service and fantastic atmosphere. A Bali treasure. But why do I still have to pay for cold still water???????

  • Visited October 2012
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Bangkok, Thailand
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great service and atmosphere, but very ordinary food.”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

My partner had researched the range of restaurants in Seminyak and heard great things about it from friends and we were very excited to try this rave reviewed restaurant. We read we needed to book ahead as tables filled up very quickly. We enquired to reserve a table for 3 people and weren't able to get in until our last night in Seminyak (we spent 4 nights in total), it was amazing how busy this place was, we were very happy to get in and not to miss out.

On arrival we were delighted at the mood and decor of Sarong, it has been well set out and has either outside or roof covered tables (it is all open air) filled with beautiful furnishing, comfortable couches and soft lighting. The waiting service on arrival and throughout the night were very attentive and pleasant.

The prices are quite reasonable across the menu at Sarong.

The menu looked good, we had to ask a few questions which were answered satisfactorily. We ordered a few dishes for starter one being the Wagyu beef perkedel (beef cake) which was not a good choice. 4 large croquet like patties came out, the tasteless wagyu beef was found in only small amounts through the dry filling. Not nice, we left some over so we didn't spoil our appetites for the main. The shrimp dumplings were ok, but not outstanding as we expected.

For mains again disappointing, we ordered the Wagyu Penang curry which was overpowered with Lemongrass and too much salt and the Wagyu was like a stringy pot roast. The Dahl was very salty and could not be finished. We felt quite bad as we don't usually leave food behind, it has to be unpalatable for this to happen, and it was.

The Pimms Collins cocktail was nice, the ambience fantastic and the staff cold not be faulted.

Maybe we ordered the wrong things? Maybe it was an off night?

If we were able to get a reservation earlier we would have liked to have given it a second chance on this trip, maybe next time.

So many rave reviews can't be wrong, can they?

We had far better food at several other places in Seminyak which I have recommend on TA.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Rens_Stimpy
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing food”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

A must place to dine at, the best food I had n Bali I went for dinner twice in the 10 days I was there it was that good. Service is also 5 star!

Visited November 2012
Thank BrookeMorkham
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Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Wonderful food”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We went here as we overheard some people talking at our resort. What a great surprise! Was fantastic food, great ambience, will be coming back! You have to book.

Visited October 2012
Thank Macafamily
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“"Oh what a beautiful evening..."”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Oh what a beautiful setting with the stunning decor, matched with the best food I had in Bali recently.
Its a little bit pricier but worth very cent. Whilst I am not one for cocktails my friends assured me they were fantastic.
Service was excellent - Strongly recommended

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank MJT195600
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