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“Couldn't fault it - excellent value in very pleasant surroundings.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bali Bali

Bali Bali
Ranked #1,333 of 22,376 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Indonesian, Malaysian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
Description: An utterly authentic Indonesian restaurant in London's West End, Bali Bali goes from strength to strength, constantly gaining new fans among locals and visitors alike. Classically decorated in simple tones and unfussy furnishings, Bali Bali has a pleasingly relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere and efficient service from staff who know the menu well. For the many years that Bali Bali has been a fixture on the London dining scene the kitchen has only improved, perfecting the traditional regional Indonesian dishes which delight customers with their balance of flavour and heat. The lunchtime and pre-theatre menus are an ideal introduction to Indonesian food or, if you can't decide, simply give chef free reign over your dining experience.
Wiltshire, England
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Couldn't fault it - excellent value in very pleasant surroundings.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2010

We ate here early on a Saturday evening before going to the theatre - at 6pm it was full so it's best to book. We chose the pre-theatre menu at £9.95 each (4 of us) and everything was delicious, as was the wine. The rest of the menu looked good but we didn't have time to linger. Good location and easy to find and just a short walk from the theatres of Leicester Square area. It's small, cosy and clean and very pleasant decor.

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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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“Great Food and Excellent Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2010

Very tasteful Indonesian dishes even the hard to find Sambal Goreng Tempeh. Quick and excellent service, the background music may not be everybody's liking.

Truly recommended restaurant

Thank vinylmeister
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Derby, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2010

We visited Bali Bali on a day trip to London for my birthday. On our trips to London before we have always eaten at the nearby chinatown, so this time we decided to try something different. We were not disappointed. We tried the set menu, which gave us a chance to try a wide range of food. Two starters, four main courses, dessert and coffee and a half bottle of wine per person for £45.00. I recommend to try the battered Prawns, they were huge and succulent and the satay sauce was lovely. The service was great and the prices was also ok

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Thank Melodybungle
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Province of Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
“Authentic Indonesian cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2010

We had the chicken satay, beef rendang, and tauhu telor, all cooked to near perfection. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes Indonesian cuisine.

Thank IWouldQueueForThis
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Denver, Colorado
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166 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Good Indonesian food. Friendly service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2009

Good Indonesian food. Friendly service.

Thank Malkmus
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