As frequent visitors to Sideman, my husband and I recently ate dinner at Samanvaya with 2 friends. It is obvious that the owners are trying very hard and I commend them for that. But, we found the long menu to be too much. We all agreed that it would have been so much nicer just to have a few specials each day to choose from instead of laboring over an extensive menu. Especially when 2 of the entrees we ordered were not available (we were only told this after our menus were taken and the waitperson returned 10 minutes later). I could have told you that this would happen. One of our friends ordered the potatoes au gratin and said that they had ice chunks in them. Hmmm. The menu was also very heavy with meat items - no salads or light meals of any kind. The lightest thing one person in our party could find was bruschetta. But the bread was not toasted and the tomato topping was very bland. I've seen this so many times before... lots and lots of choices.. but none executed very well. I'd love to try this restaurant again as the setting is lovely. But, not with the current menu they offer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Samanvaya, a small and intimate boutique resort, nestles perfectly on the sweeping rice terraces of the Sidemen Valley on the tropical island of Bali.The word Samanvaya comes from the ancient Hindu language of Sanskrit and translated, means ‘Harmony’, a perfect interpretation of the resorts stunning location and ethos.Only one and a half hours from the international airport and half an hour from the coast, Sidemen represents the true Bali that most people still dream about, the Bali of years gone by. Here, a strong cultural identity and religious beliefs are retained and are reflected throughout the traditional Balinese communities of the Sidemen Valley.At Samanvaya, we would like to warmly welcome you as our guest and invite you to just relax and enjoy the comfort and tranquillity of our resort whilst embracing the natural beauty and simplicity of life in the Sidemen Valley. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Samanvaya Sidemen, Bali