COCONUTS HOT SPOT — Indian food has arrived in the Jimbaran seafood-dominated hood and we couldn’t be any more excited.
If you’ve driven down the Jimbaran stretch of Jl. Uluwatu recently, then you’ll notice the impossible-to-miss new addition with its bright colors and full-length glass windows on the very corner of the aptly named Jimbaran Corner shopping center.
Indian Tandoor restaurant is so new that it hasn’t even released its full menu yet—that’s to come at the soft opening in two weeks on August 1, the operations manager (who actually is from India) informed us.
In the mean time, as we found out during our visit last night, there’s still a pretty decent menu selection that includes some Indian staples like samosas, curries, lentils, and those gloriously greasy breads.
Naturally we reached for the garlic naan (best decision ever), butter chicken, some chole, and jeera rice.
The food is a bit on the expensive side. For instance, Rp 85k for the butter chicken, Rp 27k for one serving of garlic naan, where a portion is three pieces, and Rp 30k for a lime squash (not including tax and service charge).
That said, the portions were huge (other than the naan) and can even be shared for those of you who don’t have bottomless stomaches like us and the food was simply outstanding. Everything came out fresh, the chicken tender, the bread hot, and all was extremely rich and flavorful true to Indian cuisine—the spices are actually even imported from India, the restaurant boasts.
While we love the roadside roti canai and teh tarik warung just around the corner on Jl. Uluwatu, Indian Tandoor is a much more upscale place that’s fit for a ‘treat yo self’ kind of night with a very chilled and colorful ambience that is more fit for long meals and lengthy conversations. You surprisingly won’t be bothered by noisy traffic from busy Jl. Uluwatu—that’s blocked out pretty well.
The staff is still learning the menu, but they’re super attentive and ready to help with anything you may need. We’re excited to see how the soft opening goes and would love for it to pass the test of time in the challenging Jimbaran restaurant scene.
Coconuts Hot Spots are notable new restaurants or undiscovered gems around Bali that we think are worth a visit.
Indian Tandoori at Jimbaran Corner
Jl. Raya Uluwatu