Ducking great: Eating roast duck in Bali’s rice fields at a kitschy Indonesian chain is the touristic experience we didn’t know we needed

Taking a seat in the rice fields and sinking our teeth into some roast duck at Bebek Tepi Sawah is a touristic experience that we regret not having tried sooner. The road to the elephant temple, Goa Gajah, is just south of Ubud. It’s filled with restaurants catering to day-tripping tourists. Most of these offer lush rice field ...

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Two Trees Eatery in Bali’s hip Berawa has got some serious vegan substitution skillz

Two Trees Eatery in Bali’s hip Berawa has got some serious vegan substitution skillz

Searching for healthy food in Canggu is like looking for fast food in America. It’s everywhere. At every turn, there’s promise of another cafe offering “avo...

NamNam Noodle Bar: What to order (and what not to) at Petitenget’s new pho spot

NamNam Noodle Bar: What to order (and what not to) at Petitenget’s new pho spot

When news dropped that a Vietnamese noodle bar set up shop on Jl. Petitenget, Bali’s trendy “eat street” — the address of some of the best restaurants on the island...

Disrupting the vegan scene: Locavore opens premium ‘nose-to-tail’ butcher shop in Ubud

Disrupting the vegan scene: Locavore opens premium ‘nose-to-tail’ butcher shop in Ubud

COCONUTS HOT SPOT — It’s a bold move, opening up a neighborhood butcher shop in Ubud. Ubud’s food scene is like *so hot* right now — but it’s dominated by vegan and...

Dumbo: Is Ubud’s new farm-to-table vegetarian restaurant worth the hype?

Dumbo: Is Ubud’s new farm-to-table vegetarian restaurant worth the hype?

[Editor’s Note: Rachel Malaguit is an associate editor at Coconuts Manila. She was recently in Bali on a visit, and though she was mostly intent on spending her meal...

This is what six days on a nutritionist-designed meal plan diet looks like in Bali

This is what six days on a nutritionist-designed meal plan diet looks like in Bali

I’m a big lover of all things goreng (Indonesian for fried), and someone who regularly skips breakfast and alternates between greasy (but delicious) nasi campur and tacos...

KILN takes over Petitenget: Smoking hot skewers and sizzling meats in Seminyak, Eastern Mediterranean fusion

KILN takes over Petitenget: Smoking hot skewers and sizzling meats in Seminyak, Eastern Mediterranean fusion

COCONUTS CRTIC’S TABLE — Taking over the space that was once the popular Petitenget Cafe, new kid on the trendy Seminyak dining block, KILN, has big shoes to fill. Marketing...

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

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...

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

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.

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

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 style.


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Coconuts Bali Reviews

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.