Seminyak’s sexy new ‘Bikini’: Trend chasers, flashy Miami-Beach-style settings and shared-plate dining at new Bali resto

COCONUTS CRITIC’S TABLE — The last thing Seminyak (let alone the Oberoi area) needs is another mid-market restaurant. This stretch of Bali is already beginning to resemble the slick high streets of Europe. What need is there, then, for Kiwi chef Jethro Vincent to add another arrow to his 8 Degree Projects Seminyak quiver of

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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

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

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

COCONUTS CRITIC’S TABLE — Immediately when you walk up to Saigon Street, the first thing that will likely strike you is the restaurant’s colorful, whimsical

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

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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.