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“Great food and ambience”
Review of Scratch

Scratch
Ranked #27 of 200 Restaurants in Kerobokan
Cuisines: Asian, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, 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.
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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“Great food and ambience”
Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled on this place by accident and had a really enjoyable meal in the mid-afternoon. The food and flavours were very good and you could tell that a lot of thought had gone into making each dish as tasty as it could be.

We shared a main as a starter, which was one of the days special - a spicy Mexican steak salad. Delicious! I had the coconut chicken curry which was so rich and deep in flavour. I have had a lot of indo curries and this was superb, really top notch and good value at 60,000. My partner had a burger which he thought was excellent as well.

We also had dessert which was a lovely gooey banana cake.

The ambience and service was great. The owner is very involved in his place and it's clear he's keen that each set of diners has a really good experience, which we did!

Would definitely recommend.

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Seminyak, Indonesia
1 review
“Top Food and great atmosphere”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

Ive been in Bali for maybe 1 month now. I met a friend here for lunch one day and come back all the time. Aaron's a great host/owner, the interior reflects his personality. I love the music and vibe inside. All the different concert posters are a great touch.

Food is top quality, its a great menu. The little stories around the food is an awesome touch. It reminds me of all the food ive had travelling around the world and everything Ive tastes excellent....But Coconut Curry for lunch is the stand out.

  • Visited June 2014
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Köln, Deutschland
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3 reviews
“Just awesome!”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

We have spent 3 months in Bali until now and this is the best restaurant we've been to.
Omnipresent chef Aaron always asks if everything is alright and keeps being very nice and authentic.
Nice and small choice of dishes that are just plain delicious! You definitely have to go for a dessert!

  • Visited June 2014
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Denpasar, Indonesia
1 review
“Delicious food, laid-back atmosphere and great service!”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

Perfect place to stop by for lunch or dinner, have yet to try more of the menu but definitely recommending the Grilled Salmon and the awesome steak!
Thanks Aaron, see you soon!

  • Visited May 2014
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Colombia
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“This top choice in Kerobokan is value for money- a must eat & drink coffee place”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

Scratch is a little bit hidden but for sure a treasure in the Kerobokan area providing great food with a creative twist and super familiar and relaxed atmosphere. Personally I think the coffee is one of the best tasting ones in Bali (where do you get this roast?) - and I would call myself experienced coffee drinker.
The canadian owner and chef Aaron, Sri and the whole team are fun made sure we enjoy our time at Scratch - always keen to serve any special wish with indonesian smiles and canadian hospitality & humour joining forces. Very special!

The food is refreshingly different from the other places in Seminyak and combines tasty canadian bases, with fresh ingredients, great spices, creative food names, topped by a unique twist and a lot of love. My personal winner is the boneless chicken satay, the steaks and the DIY Breakfast choices....Yum. If anything to improve: it could have some more healthy or veggie/salad choices.

Also this place is really a great pick for the work & travellers like myself - it opens early and internet connection is good, electricity plugs available and some great background tunes.

Worth mentioning is also the easy access, with its big sign hard to miss and plenty of parking space in the front. Altogether Scratch is real value for money which is hard to find in the Kerobokan area.

  • Visited June 2014
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