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“Great Food Slow service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Degan

Cafe Degan
Ranked #42 of 193 Restaurants in Kerobokan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Indonesian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Set in a traditional Javanese joglo house, Café Degan brings to Bali's dining scene a selection of popular Indonesian specialties, and a carefully chosen assortment of Thai favorites, in a sophisticated yet warm and welcoming ambience.
Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
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104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Great Food Slow service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

The food has always been good here and fresh the Waiting staff are always helpful and polite and quick - The kitchen speed lets the place down and its always in my head love to go there but just don't have the time to Wait for my food every person i ask about this they all say the same as me. Its been a while so i may try it soon and hopefully its better.

Visited February 2012
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Thank Andrew B
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Karlsruhe, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“An oasis in the culinary desert of Bali”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

If you like a good meal it is hard to get one when you stay in Bali.
So I was very lucky when I finally found this wonderful place where they serve Indonesian food with an European quality standard.
Prices are also more than fair being between 5$ and 9$ for a main.
If you there, try the coriander and ginger marianted duck (bebek goreng) - it's amazing.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank MarcusIsMyName
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Jakarta
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good Indonesian Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

The restaurant boasts Indonesian and Thai food, and has a cake corner.
We didn't order Thai food, as the cook was Indonesian. Perhaps we will try that the next time.

Food was quick to arrive. Our family of seven adults tucked into Indonesian fare:: Bebek Goreng ( Deep fried duck) which came complete with condiments..Sambal( chilli), was delicious. Other tasty dishes were the prawn and tofu stir fried with tauceo( fermented bean paste), beef with green chillies, stir fried kangkung, Soups were quite authentic too....Soto Ayam, Rawon, Sop Buntut.All were flavoursome in the right way.
While the food was delicious , a few things could have been improved upon::
More coconut slices in the fresh coconut water.
A chilled cheesecake rather than a warm one. ( Yes, we can understand it was fresh. Still, to sell it chilled is a better idea)
A better recipe for Sayur Lodeh. This one wasn't at all impressive.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MarquisaJakarta
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1 review
“Excellent food & atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

Went with the family and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food, atmosphere and excellent service.

Bebek goreng is our favourite.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JohnyGoodel
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Gili Air, Indonesia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Simply delectable!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

Went there to celebrate a friends' birthday and were wooed as we were being spoilt by three beautiful courses with a whole large and wide selection of absolutely stunning and delectable food. Good representation of both the Indonesian and Thai cuisine. We enjoyed wide varieties such as duck, green curry, a lovely tom yam soup and so much more. Literally after the main course we were ready to flop over and lay back. But then, the desserts... oh my, Christmas pudding, lebkuchen, kerststolle und noch mehr! It was a gorgeous and simply delicious representation of Chef Degan's exquisite experience. I've found my hub for Indonesian and good Thai food (which is hard to come by). I'm recommending it to all my family and friends and now to you. Miss this, you miss out - pass me your plate!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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