by John Symons, frequent Warung Sobat diner.
mie goreng, sate and cap-cai.. The restaurant is open for
lunch and dinner every day except Saturdays and Balinese holidays. Local
and imported wines and spirits available at reasonable prices. Main courses
start from Rp 8,000. Special dishes like the Balinese village feast, Ayam
or Bebek Betutu must be ordered 1 day in advance. Try once and you
will never want to eat elsewhere. I thoroughly recommend Warung Sobat.
|Warung Sobat is a small Café on Jalan
Batu Belig, only a few minutes walk from Grand Balisani Suites, or a few
minutes more along the beach from Bali Intan Hotel. (see
map on home page) This is not of course, a 5 star restaurant,
it is just a simple café-restaurant, but you will not find food
as good for twice the price elsewhere in Bali. The Warung
is run by Made (Mar-day) and his wife Cadek
Made graduated as a chef in an Italian Restaurant. The restaurant has a
Balinese family atmosphere you will not find elsewhere. The food is excellent
and unbelievably reasonable. The menu features European, Balinese, Indonesian
& Chinese cuisine. The seafood is excellent from calamari, tuna, snapper,
king and tiger prawns, to the best lobster. For non-seafood lovers there
is Balinese banana leaf roasted duck, Indonesian fried chicken, pasta,
What others say
With thanks to Bali Travel Forum - http://balitravelforum.com/
|Posted by ANN:
some time ago on the (Bali Travel ) forum you recommended
Warung Sobat, and We went their in March towards the end of our holiday,
I must say it is every thing you said it was, the food has to be the best
we had in Bali and what a lovely family they are. We were staying in Kuta
at that time so we caught a Cab there it was only $4, I wish we’d
had the chance to go back, but we going Back to Bali Sept 1--19 so we will
defiantly be going back their for quite a few Meals - got to taste
the duck next time. Give Pak made and his family our best wishes and tell
them we will see them in Sept all you forumities out their you must give
this place a try its the best kept secret in Bali.
Cheers Ann and Lionel
|Posted by FIONA:
We found the best eating place in Bali!, I just can't
believe I forgot it. It's the Warung Sobat, & it's literally in the
middle of nowhere. It's on Jalan Batu Belig, about 10 minutes from Seminyak.
If you're driver doesn't know where it is tell him the (Grand) Bali Sani
Suites Hotel. It's about 100 metres away from the beach. Don't panic when
you think you're totally lost, you really have to go a long way to find
it. I can personally recommend the garlic bread, chicken curry, all their
fruit juices, their nasi campur (I always want to spell that with a 'h'
as well, like you say it), nasi goreng - simply the best I have ever eaten!,
their seafood was not overcooked, always a surprise! and last but certainly
not least, the banana pancakes were wonderful. The warung is simple and
certainly not flash looking, but believe me it was simply wonderful food.
We met Pak Made and promised him that we'd give him a big big praise. It
was so, so, so cheap, that it wasn't funny, for four of us, with lots of
drinks it wasn't much over Rp100,000 (less than $20 AUD or $14US)
- dirt cheap really. Oh & if you go at night, there's a tame gecko
they feed egg white on a stick to, a great photo opportunity! Oh, and for
those of you who're concerned, their toilets are squat, and spotlessly
clean and tidy at all times, we were really impressed. Happy eating!
|Posted by PERTHOLDIE:
Tried the duck at Warung Sobat. Rp40,000 each (less
than $8 AUD or $5 US) cooked to perfection. Included desert as well.
Couldn't eat a thing more. The very cold Hatten AGA white also helped (&
also priced good at Rp 60,000 (less than $12 AUD or $7.50 US)).
Even met the man himself - John turned up to eat a meal so I can at least
prove he practices what he preaches in eating at the place - G'day John