Batik in Seminyak: Dazzling atmosphere, food of varying quality from ok to awesome

COCONUTS CRITIC’S TABLE — The first thing that’ll strike you when you walk into Batik Restaurant Bar on Seminyak’s busy Jl Oberoi is its dazzling ambience  Photo: Juminten Jones/Coconuts Bali Photo: Juminten Jones/Coconuts Bali The restaurant’s chic colonial style is immediately impressive with its high ceilings, white walls and furniture with subtle splashes of color, and...

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We went to Bali’s much buzzed about Vietnamese resto Saigon Street to check if it’s worth the hype

COCONUTS CRITIC’S TABLE — Saigon Street in Bali’s trendy Petitenget hood is arguably one of the most buzzed about restaurants on the island at the moment  The...

We went to Bali’s much buzzed about Vietnamese resto Saigon Street to check if it’s worth the hype

Pasta in paradise: Carbo-loading at La Baracca

COCONUTS CRITIC’S TABLE — With a 5K run on Kuta Beach the next day, a carbo-loading session was seriously in order for me And what better than carb-heavy Italian food to...

Pasta in paradise: Carbo-loading at La Baracca

Cheers to the Republik: elevated Indonesian cuisine with elevated prices

COCONUTS CRITIC’S TABLE — Just because Indonesian Independence Day has come and gone this month doesn’t mean the celebration of 70 years merdeka has to...

Cheers to the Republik: elevated Indonesian cuisine with elevated prices

Great Moorish style and hit (or miss) Middle Eastern influenced food at Cafe Cous Cous

COCONUTS CRITIC’S TABLE — While Bali isn’t exactly abound with Middle Eastern fare, a little (but trendy) restaurant on a rice paddy road caught our attention so...

Great Moorish style and hit (or miss) Middle Eastern influenced food at Cafe Cous Cous

Bo & Bun: Vietnamese highlights and Asia’s greatest hits

COCONUTS CRITIC’S TABLE — There’s something so refreshing about Vietnamese food, it’s just a like a breath of fresh air  With all the greasy gorengan...

Bo & Bun: Vietnamese highlights and Asia’s greatest hits

Carbs, Cocktails, and a Killer View: Fat Chow, take 2

COCONUTS CRITIC'S TABLE — I'd heard a few people talk about Fat Chow a while back, but had always written it off as a no-go each time they uttered, “it's on Poppies Lane...

Carbs, Cocktails, and a Killer View: Fat Chow, take 2

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Coconuts Critic's Table reviews are written based on unannounced visits by our writers and paid for by Coconuts Media. These reviews are full length critiques on Bali restaurants, usually hot, new, buzzed about places and fine dining institutions. First and foremost, we write about the food. On the most basic level, how was it? How about the portion sizes? And price per portion? And of course we get into the service. Were the servers on top of their game, welcoming and helpful, or did we feel totally ignored and left to fend for ourselves. It wouldn’t be a proper review if we failed to describe the ambience. Is the place hella crowded and popping with a fun vibe or is it a more intimate candlelit setting with dreamy classical music gently playing in the background? Finally, how do all these elements come together? Would we come back to this restaurant again? We’re not getting paid by any of the restaurants we review to make them sound good, so you know when we write a glowing review, that place is heavenly exceptional.