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“Absolutely Impeccable”
Review of Scratch

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Ranked #24 of 249 Restaurants in Kerobokan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

I could write a novel size review on this amazing restaurant and the wholesome, hearty food Aaron and his team create there but I'll just get straight to the point.

This restaurant is a MUST. for my partner and I breakfast, lunch or dinner at Scratch is like our bali staple. The menu boasts wholesome heart meals, which for us, is exactly what we crave at any time whilst in bali. His Canadian pie is out of this world and the serve of marinated chicken wings (20) will literally leave your mouth watering. Just to name a few.

To top it of the the owner/chef Aarron makes you feel welcome from the minute you walk in, explaining his food creations to anyone interested and the history of his cheffing career.

Our latest trip we were able to show my partners parents this restaurant we had raved about back home for some time and sure enough they asked to go back for lunch a few days later. If any of my friends head to bali this restaurant is the first place I recommend

Highly, highly recommend Scratch to anyone looking!

Thank TyronCouanis
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

For me, I would scratch Scratch from my list of places to go and try. The chef/owner was very nice but unfortunately I feel his food still has a way to go before it is up to the extremely high standards of his competition. We found it was very basic and lacked flavour and was overall a big let down after all the good reviews it had received. The dish we enjoyed most was one I could have easily prepared myself and perhaps that is what attracts others- after having such complex flavoursome meals elsewhere. But that is not what we look for....however if you have a simple palette and want basic flavoured food then this is for you. I would definitely not return or send anyone I know here though.

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5  Thank yummo t
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Scratch has moved from our last trip in August. Bit hard to find, but check on Scratch Web Site for directions. Don’t Google. Take the address with you as most taxi drivers don’t know Scratch. Good to see Scratch has a new web page. Great work. Scratch is fully A/C, closed door. This is the best restaurant I have been to in Bali for very tasty food and price. Aaron is very passionate about his cooking. So good to catch up with Aaron again. Growing & hand picking his ingredients. Nice decor, great how you can see in to the kitchen area. Not sure about his old clock collection? Aaron sits & talks to you, talks about his menu. Good free WiFi. He makes you feel right at home with his Canadian humor. See my other reviews.

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Thank Alcatraz59
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

My wife and I have just eaten at "scratch" and the food and welcome was excellent, this restaurant is a little out of the way but the service, attention to customer, and quality of food far outweighs the out of town location. The owner, Arron, is attentive without being obtrusive, and the rest of the staff are very welcoming and helpful. Price wise the value for money is exceptional for the quality of food provided.I ate on the chefs reccomendation, the Surf and Turf, and the steak was the best I have tried in a long time. My wife had the Salmon, which was equally impressive.Honestly, give this a try, you will not be disappointed.

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Thank Chrishobson
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

Recently relocated - so people tell me - my friends followed Aaron (the owner and Chef) to his new location with very high recommendations, which were delivered from the moment I walked through the door. I was not disappointed! :)

Each meal has it's own story, which Aaron is more than happy to come and tell you about it. I loved how Aaron, the Chef, makes everything from scratch - hence the name! Home made baked beans. Home made ice-cream and even his chocolate is homemade. Yum!

The prices were amazing. I mean, each breakfast dish costs only $5 - highly recommend breakfast, a new thing he's trying, so Aaron tells us.

The venue was clean and new, with a twist of modern urban/Indonesian deco. Basic but nice.

Bookings are not essential but finding the venue is extremely difficult. I suggest calling a head to get directions. Aaron explained that he is currently updating his website, but until then don't reply on TA or google!

Overall: food was out-of-this-world but the fact the owner/chef takes his time to come and talk to you made the whole experience more satisfying - hence my high score.

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Thank Michelle K
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