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“Great food, accommodating and friendly!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Scratch

Scratch
Ranked #2 of 192 Restaurants in Kerobokan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Contemporary, European, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Purposely located off the beaten paths of nearby Oberoi and Kerobokan streets, SCRATCH is a new restaurant serving up "homecooked, like your momma did it, Sunday dinner, comfort food". SCRATCH is a needle in the haystack (or rice field in this case), located on a quiet street only five minutes away from Seminyak Square. SCRATCH is smoke-free and air conditioned with an outside patio for smoking and hanging out. It's got a relaxed atmosphere and hip decor, as the walls are lined with vibrant concert posters from bands like Cake, Arcade Fire and Neil Young, and more than likely you'll be hearing similar bands over the speakers. The menu is equally inviting, and can best be described as gourmet comfort food. But clearly the Canadian chef/owner (conveniently nicknamed Moose) won't settle for "mom's recipes", as it is obvious he enjoys putting a unique twist on most of his dishes. Signature steaks, rustic pastas, tapas, American classics, Asian favourites, and great specials during Happy Hour (8pm-10pm)...And you can wash it all down with a mango martini or a frosty mug of beer. So, if you've got an itch...Come and SCRATCH it!! NOTE: The map provided by Trip Advisor has us pinned in the wrong location. So, please call us for directions, or just jump in a taxi and tell them "Scratch restaurant, Jalan Pengubengan Kauh, next to Pengubengan Banjar". Thanks, and hope to see you here soon.
Barcelona, Spain
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food, accommodating and friendly!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014

Scratch has moved from their old location in Seminyak. It took us a while to find it in a taxi as the google maps location isn't accurate. Their website map is far more accurate. It's right by the road on Jalan Pengubengan Kauh. Anyway, the manager / owner is there on most nights (we went back a few times) and he's probably the nicest guy you'll meet.

He was super accommodating to my vegetarians friends and offered to make vegetarian versions of non-vegetarian meals. Our meal itself was awesome. When in doubt, have the Philly Cheese Steak which is amazing. I wasn't a huge fan of the Singapore street food though. The burger was also good and the fries was apparently great (I didn't have any but my friends did). Oh, and the steak, thick, juicy and perfectly cooked. Not to be missed. We also had the BBQ Chicken wings (great to take away too and have the next day), bruschetta and other entrees that were really good.

Also, Scratch has the best Red Wine Sangria I've tasted in a while. I can have glass after glass of the stuff. Seriously. And pleaase, please save room for deserts!! I can't remember their names but desert was DELICIOUS! Ask the owner to recommend something.

So, if you're tired of getting sub par food in western priced restaurants in Bali, then I suggest coming to Scratch. We went back so many times because the owner is always there giving you great service, going the extra mile to make your dining experience a great one.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great service!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

Great service at Scratch, very friendly staff, and great food! Definitely book ahead, as they are small and don't have that many tables. They were amazing at the end of the night calling us a taxi and making sure we got in it ok.

Visited October 2013
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

Had the nicest meal ever tonight! The steak was cooked to perfection and was yummy! Had the dessert "Toronto" it was to die for! A must go place. The taxi had a bit of trouble finding it but all good in the end.

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Perth, Australia
1 review
“Best Food in Bali”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

This place has the best food i have ever eaten in bali. The whole menu was amazing the cocktails were superb! Service was great. I would catch a flight back to bali just to eat at this place for a week it was that good.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“We are hooked!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

From our first bite we were hooked! A little out of the way but the staff were very helpful and lovely and the food was amazing we had a three course meal because we wanted more and more. We had the chicken wings and the feta and chicken mini souvlaki. Both were amazing then we had mains of the Asian BBQ ribs and the Canadian pie, more sensational food. Finally dessert was a chocolate brownie with ice cream and the banana bread called the Toronto was crazy good. Safe to say we are going back again, very reasonably priced and the restaurant was happy to order us a cab to get back to our accommodation. The owner came over multiple times and asked how we were doing and checking how the food was, which was great. Definitely worth a visit if you want to grab some great dinner we left sooooo full we had to lie down!

Visited January 2014
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