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Sembilan Restaurant
Ranked #165 of 260 Restaurants in Legian
Cuisines: Indonesian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

Great holidays in bali... Everything was awesome, we found the best place to eat. Warm & friendly staff... Seafood BBQ and suckling pig fest was awesome...

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4  Thank Farahqueen
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

We happened to dine year one of the nights when we were staying at the Pullman. Great food and appropriately priced. We had the whole restaurant to ourselves and we felt pampered by the two people waiting on us. The restaurant was not empty because it's not good. There was an Aussie BBQ going on around the pool area that was packed and I guess everyone was going there. We didn't feel like Aussie BBQ coming from Australia. It's a shame we had to skip the Bali food buffet the restaurant had the next day.

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Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

We stayed with pullman for few days, we tried different kind of restaurant near by the hotel... But there was nothing like this one, the food, the friendlyness from the staff... Anga, she was knowledgeable... The seafood BBQ and suckling pig fest, good offer for all of you... If i were u, you won't miss this place...

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5  Thank Farahqueen
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Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

I ordered Indonesian food sop buntut, taste good and reasonable price. Services nice too... Recommended for guest who stayed at Pullman.

1  Thank Nanda O
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

This gem of a restaurant at the Pullman Legian Hotel, open to all not just guests staying at the hotel, appears to be a well kept secret. Tucked in at the beach end of the Pullman Hotel on Jalan Malasti it is the specialty restaurant for the hotel separate from the hotel's main dining and accessed via the entrance on Jalan Melasti.

We didn't need to book although we did and it is recommended.

You have the choice of dining inside (not air-conditioned), on the terrace for a more romantic experience, or on the lounge deck closer to the roadside (to enjoy the sound of the Legian night life along with the road noise, which you must do at least once in Bali).

You can eat the best of European food almost anywhere but you should not forgo the opportunity to eat the best of Balinese food on offer here.

The Nasi Campur dinner (a Balinese buffet on a Saturday night when we were there in September 2013) is a Balinese culinary delight providing the opportunity to try all the Balinese foods you could possibly imagine.

From a choice of bite-sized entrees (try as many as you like from the buffet), crackers and Balinese soup (similar to a French onion soup) to a mountainous platter of main dishes accompanied by satees and side dishes that we simply could not finish. Then, from the buffet a wide choice of Balinese sweets.

The service is five star. Your waitress will personally accompany you to the buffet and explain all the dishes and serve you at your table your appertiser and main course, which is cooked on the concourse outside the restaurant.
And attend to you during your meal with Balinese politeness and courtesy. No perfunctory "enjoy" you get in other countries, but genuine personal service.

Recommend you order a long cooling cocktail (Tokyo Lime Iced Tea, our favourite). When you are sitting at your candle-lit table those apparent small green beans are more likely to be green chillis!

With the accompaniment of live gamelan music.

And to top off a delightful evening a exquisite Balinese dancer - who may even invite you to join her. Neither of us were quite brave enough!

It is a five star experience not to be missed.

The cost for two including cocktails is around 750,000 IDR (Rupiah) or US$65 (A$70 or NZ$80) includes the 21% tourist tax and is extremely reasonable for five star dining anywhere in the world.
Eating out in Bali is so reasonably priced that you should not be missing the opportunity to enjoy some top class dining experiences that you couldn't otherwise afford elsewhere or back in your own country.

Dress code is smart casual.

Best dining tip:
Skip the overpriced, poor quality, tour-group crowd Jimbaran Bay restaurants. The sunset experience - best had elsewhere - will surely be spoilt by the disappointing eating experience. Just read Trip Advisor.

Instead go to the Pullman Legian Jimbaran Seafood Dinner (Tuesday evenings in September 2013). You get to select your own seafood (as much as you like, and seconds) which they then cook for you on the concourse then bring to your table.

With all the accompaniments you could wish for in a seafood dinner and five star service, and less expensive that the Nasi Campur Dinner at around 600,000 IDR (Rupiah) or US$50 (A$55 or NZ$60) for two with cocktails, it will live up to all the expectations you could possibly have for Bali seafood dining.

And save you any guilt trip explaining to others back home why you didn't eat Balinese food during your stay!

Once you have done these you can feel free to eat all the great European cop-out food on offer elsewhere for the remainder of your stay. But only if you can resist staying away from the Sembilan after having dined there!

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1  Thank pandjay
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