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Review of Sarong Restaurant

Sarong Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 198 Restaurants in Kerobokan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Private Dining, Reservations
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2013

I would never eat at this restaurant again. Myself, my boyfriend and a girlfriend all got sick from eating here in October. Another friend got sick after eating here the week before and my boyfriend got sick the first time he ate there last year.. something is wrong there !!

Visited October 2013
Thank Bali633
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Sarong B, Manager at Sarong Restaurant, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to post about your recent experience at Sarong. We are obviously deeply troubled and surprised to hear that you felt sick after dining in the restaurant.

We go to great lengths to ensure that our food safety and hygiene protocols are of the very best standard, and vigilant in every aspect of these procedures, from food storage to preparation and serving. The quality of our food and produce is also of the very highest standard, with every single dish being made fresh on a daily basis to achieve the consistency of taste, flavour and finish that this level of fine dining requires.

Certainly with a full house of guests enjoying wonderful meals with us every evening, if we had any issues with a particular ingredient or dish, then we imagine we would get a flurry of reports from everyone who ordered and ate the same thing. Because this hasn't been the case, and we take any report of possible issues very seriously, we would like to get to the bottom of this and try to ascertain exactly what happened.

Without a specific or direct report received by either you and your boyfriend, or from the friend you mentioned, it is very difficult, if not impossible, to try and find out if there was indeed an issue that we can trace back to the restaurant.

We would appreciate the opportunity to do this and talk to you personally. As a restaurant with an internationally acclaimed reputation, and one that is fully booked every night, our guest safety, heath and happiness is of the utmost importance to us.

We kindly ask that you email us directly at pr@sarongbali.com so that we're able to get some more specific details and try to find out what happened, so that one of our team can get in touch and we can explore every opportunity to look at things from our end.

Warmest regards,
the Sarong team.
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Far from delicious and below average service”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Enjoyed the ambiance however found the food very average. Pork belly is fatty piece of meat but that served at Sarong was 100% cubes of pork fat. Almost impossible to eat. Food came out very slowly, long waits between dishes. One of main dishes came out cold and everything was too salty. Had to ask for them to bring order of nan which was forgotten. Waitress aggressive about pushing for a large order and then wanted to remove the dishes when we had waited 30+ minutes for them to arrive and they had been on the table for less than 10 minutes. Maybe we caught Sarong on a bad day but saying this type of food and service would rival other cosmopolitan cities is not accurate.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank DC-Brussels
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237 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“At last...finally a vacancy :)”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Have tried on three occasions to book into Sarong...yeah finally a vacancy! Walked in to a great buzzing restaurant....fantastic interior and friendly staff. Drinks at the bar first before being shown to our table. The menu was amazing and I would have loved to work my way through EVERY DISH....so many choices. Fresh, tasty, beautifully presented food. I will certainly make sure on my next visit to Bali then I book in before I leave home. A must restaurant to visit!

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank ZipEchucaAUS
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Singapore, Singapore
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68 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Having heard many good things of Will Meryick's restaurant to say we were disappointed is an understatement.
3 of the wines we ordered were out of stock.
Service was very poor with english standards not great ( ok this can be expected in some places in Bali but not at a 5* restaurant) simple instructions were not followed ie checking for nut content. To be fair half of the dishes were great the other half not good, in their favour when we did complain they comped a dish for us so clearly the management understand service issues. Not sure i'd be rushing back

Visited September 2013
Thank Charleyquant
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20 restaurant reviews
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“Devine Fine Dining”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

A group of friends and I were here on the weekend and it was devine! The food amazing, not one of us could fault a thing.
I tried the soft shell crab salad....omg I wanted more and more!
Those who have not been, this is fine dining and at awsome price!

  • Visited October 2013
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