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“One of the best restaurants we have ever visited...”
Review of Sardine

Ranked #30 of 239 Restaurants in Kerobokan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed April 5, 2014

An unassuming restaurant with hidden beauty, from the moment you walk in your wow'd by the ambience with tiered dinner overlooking the lit rice paddies. Greeted and led to your table Sardine is a well oiled service machine...we've never felt so important in a busy restaurant!! But that was just the start...the menu was full of dishes we'd love to indulge in but finally settled for what turned out to be 'the best' dishes we've had during any of our travels at home in Australia. The seafood is incredible fresh and perfectly cooked, but also accompanied with some of the most amazing and complimentary flavours which made each and every bite perfect. Following dinner we were led to a more relaxed table on the edge of the rice paddies where could enjoy the view, each other's company and the amazing desserts ever!! We will without a doubt be sharing this restaurant with all of our friends and family so they can enjoy what we were lucky enough to experience. Sardine we will be back...

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1  Thank eeyore4412
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Finally tried the food here as it's always busy.. twice with different selection and none of them blew me away, service is good though. Wasn't even expecting much for the food but still.

Thank TamyClaflin
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Setting with rice paddies view & fish pond. Recommend booking in advance especially Fri & Sat nights.
Only draw back restaurant is not child friendly as there was no provision for a high chair and it was very hard to eat our dinner.
We had to take turns to eat out meals/holding the baby.
Kind of ruined our experince

Thank shanti222
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Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

I stopped to visit this place after the owner (she is European) fired all male waiters one or two years ago (just imagine if this happened in a western world these days).
This time my friends asked me to bring them here.
The view to the rice terrace is still great. But this is the only reason to visit the place.
Food was just Ok, but local girls waiters were below any worst expectation. They didn't pay any attention to the customers and were talking to each other all the time.
I don't recommend this place.

Thank RomanK2629
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

We were skeptical about going to Sardine after Jas told us she wouldn't recommend this place for such a short trip. But on our last day in Bali, we just couldn't resist going there for lunch before heading to the airport and we were definitely blown away by it!

The decorum was absolutely charming with an indoor dining area within a bamboo hut and an outdoor sofa area and both overlook the gorgeously beautiful green rice fields. The view was stellar and impeccable, and tantalizingly natural!

Like the name of the shop suggested, the menu comprised mainly of various kinds of fish. The service was acceptable and they seemed attentive enough and they could explain the dish and give recommendations which proved to be quite helpful. Lunch was priced at around HK$150 to HK$200 per person.

(1) We started with the Tuna Tartare (HK$60) which was served with Avocado & Wakame Seaweed Salad. It was nicely flavourful but the seaweed salad was the star of the dish and it was very delicious and comforting.

(2) The Sautéed Prawns (HK$80) on Green Papaya Salad with Nuoc Cham Dressing was another excellent starter! The sautéed prawns were exquisitely juicy and tender and the green papaya salad acted as a right citrus element to balance the oceanic taste of the prawns!

(3) The main dish took a while to come and we had to remind the waitresses that we had a flight to catch. The Pan Roasted Mahi Mahi (HK$90) was served with Curried Rice, Sautéed Greens, Cucumber Raita. The Mahi Mahi was not as tender and fresh as D expected, and the curried rice lacked the chewy texture rice normally had.

(4) The Grilled Hamachi (HK$100) served with Virgin Olive Oil & Preserved Lemon, Citrus Pearl Barley, Herb & Calamaris Salad was delicious. The Hamachi was nicely grilled to achieve a fabulously firm and chewy texture, and the side salad was super fresh and simply unmissable!

When we were waiting for our food to come, we walked around the lovely rice field and took pictures there. The environment was just incredibly magical and the gorgeous view must be seen in person, and we were just fairly happy to be able to witness this place in person.

Overall remarks: It's hard to imagine not liking Sardine on one level or another. No, it isn't crazily imaginative fine dining French cuisine, nor does it serve authentic Balinese food, but its ambience flawlessly matches with its food and environment--rice fields never look so beautiful and charming before. These were definitely some wonderful and memorable images to end our short trip in Bali!

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Thank Carson C
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