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Friends Bar & Restaurant

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East side of the Jl Raya, Candidasa, Karangasem, Indonesia
19:30 - 02:00
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Sun 05:00 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 19:30 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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East Java, Indonesia
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love chicken cordon bleu, but I didnt like what they served to me. It had plain taste. The staffs are friendly and the place is quiet.

Thank IntanSariSmile
Canberra, Australia
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely meal of Balinese food at this restaurant. The seafood and vegetables were very fresh and cooked beautifully. The price was modest and we took advantage of Happy Hour drinks. Staff were very friendly and helped with making selections. The restaurant has bright clean decor with local art. There is free transport to the restaurant from local... More 

Thank scottbill9
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere , great food great staff 👍 we all thoroughly enjoyed our food 😉 Located on Main Street right hand side coming into candidasa .

Thank Paula B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We had the pleasure of taking a meal here during our stay in Candidasa Bali , 1st the staff top notch, 2,The cleanness on a par with other bali eateries 3rd and most important the food , top value and fresh with enough on your plate , will be returning next time I am in bali 10 out of 10... More 

Thank tearohapatch
Perth, Australia
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We visited on 2 occasions, once with a large group of family and friends and then as a couple. As always the service is great and the Bintang ice cold. On both occasions Ayu was cooking, so the food was exceptional. We have been visiting Friends for 10 years now and will continue to do so in the future. Highly... More 

1 Thank Warren M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We had a great night food was the best. Both local for the parents and Western for the kids. We met the chief and she was lovely. She even try to teach us some Balinese. Would highly recommend to all

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Perth, Australia
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I was recommended Friends for seafood. I had the seafood basket, I think the chef had a bad day as the mahi mahi was very dry, over cooked. The squid was very rubbery and chewy. The prawns were ok. Nicely presented though but I will give it a miss next time.

1 Thank 337Paula
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Had walked past Friends many times during our stay in Candidasa & decided to have our last lunch there. We explained to the waitress that we wanted a quick, light lunch & she suggested a fish dish which was perfect. The restaurant is very clean & bright with colourful freshly painted tables & walls. Our lunch arrived quickly & was... More 

1 Thank rfo65779
Auckland, New Zealand
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82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner here for the first time and it was great. Feeling like some comfort food I went for a seafood pizza and my partner went for a the chicken cordon bleu. Dinner was served up quickly and we both got our food together ( sounds normal but hard to get sometimes here in Bali). Taste was... More 

1 Thank Keith M
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I went here alone and was pleasantly surprised! The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Staff were lovely and I felt looked after. I can't speak for anything else but I would definitely recommend the gado gado, it was one of the best I've had so far!

1 Thank vegigi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Asian, Indonesian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
05:00 - 02:00
19:30 - 02:00
19:30 - 02:00
19:30 - 02:00
19:30 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East side of the Jl Raya, Candidasa, Karangasem, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Bali  >  Karangasem  >  Candidasa

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?