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“Nice but overpriced”

KO Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #25 of 270 Restaurants in Jimbaran
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$222
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: KO Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge, is an award-winning and stylish venue, long popular on the island for its authentic and contemporary Japanese cuisine. Teppanyaki promises an interactive culinary experience, where chefs cook grilled Japanese specialities at two sit-up Teppanyaki counters, entertaining with theatrical culinary flair on an open grill right before your eyes. The Restaurant offers an informal yet sophisticated dining room, the perfect place to savour the freshest sushi, sashimi and tempura, and an assortment of Japanese salads, meats, fish dishes and other delicacies. The Cocktail Lounge is a relaxed spot with chilled-out music for pre or post-dinner drinks. It is the place to indulge in an extensive menu of Sake-based cocktails, and hot and cold Sakes, from our exclusive range, as well as a selection of premier Japanese beers. Food can be had here or outside on an intimate Japanese-style garden terrace.
Reviewed 24 April 2014

This place is really nice but you are really paying for the location. If you were to walk just outside the resort, you would easily find a restaurant with superior food for at least half the price. It's a nice place for a drink and beautiful ambience but I would suggest a meal elsewhere.

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Michel_KJ_Chertouh, General Manager at KO Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Dear Elizabeth A,

Thank you for your review pertaining to your recent visit to KO Japanese restaurant. We are continuously enhancing our service and facilities therefore your feedback is very advantageous for us.

Looking forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Bali.

Warm regards,
Michel Chertouh
General Manager

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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Best meal out I have had for ages. Loved the ambience and service in this restaurant. I chose the Tempura prawns as a starter, followed by salmon cooked in ginger, garlic and chilli. Both courses were cooked to perfection and big servings.
We drank Balinese wine called Artisan and also another Two Islands. The grapes are from Australia however the wine is vintaged in Bali. The wine is nice and worth trying.

Thank moetabudhabi
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Michel_KJ_Chertouh, General Manager at KO Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2014

Dear moetabudhabi,

Thank you for your review. I'm glad to learn that you enjoy your dinner at KO Japanese Restaurant.

Looking forward to welcoming you back on your next return.

Warm Regards,

Michel Chertouh
General Manager

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Reviewed 1 March 2014

We were staying at the Intercontinental Bali Resort and this restaurant is inside the resort. We came for the Tokyo Night where you can choose 8 from the 15 tapas style menu on offer. I thought that it was ok, some of the dishes were outstanding like the Beef teppanyaki on skewer, wagyu sushi but the rest were pretty average.

The restaurant decor is very nice, great for a date. It uses dark wood, water feature, dim light, perfect for a romantic evening. Very contemporary Japanese.

We paid 450K Rp per person which I thought was a little expensive. The eat-all-you-can teppanyaki every Tuesday seems like a better value based on the beef teppanyaki we had which was truly excellent. Too bad we're only staying until Sunday.

Service was great, as with the rest of the hotel.

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Thank Red_Yarn
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Michel_KJ_Chertouh, General Manager at KO Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2014

Dear Red-Yarn,

Thank you for sharing your dining experience at KO. It is always a pleasure to receive a positive feedback. I'm glad to learn that you enjoyed and that you feel to receive a great service.

I'm looking forward to welcoming you back on your next return to our resort.

Warm Regards,
Michel Chertouh

General Manager

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

We have been to KO a couple of months ago, so this review comes a little late.
The atmosphere at KO is great. KO is authentically Japanese equipped and located at Intercon Hotel, which is a nice area to have some drinks after also. The Food was ok, not very special and in combination with the price KO in our opinion only deserves a 3. It could be a 4 if the prices were less and a 5 if the food were a little better!

Thank BaliTravelMonkeyB
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Michel_KJ_Chertouh, General Manager at KO Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2014

Dear BaliTravelMonkeyB,

Thank you for your review and sharing your experience at our KO Japanese Restaurant. I am glad to learn that you enjoyed your dinner. Some of your concerns have been addressed.

We look forward to welcoming you on your return to another experience at KO.

Warm regards,


Michel Chertouh
General Manager

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Reviewed 29 January 2014

Ko was an amazing experience! The service was efficient, attentive and friendly. The restaurant itself and gardens are inspiring. Most importantly the food was fresh and delicious. I have only one other dining experience which is close to comparison that being Tetsuyas Sydney.

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Michel_KJ_Chertouh, General Manager at KO Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2014

Dear Rileytravels101,

Thank you for your review and I am glad to learn that you enjoyed your dining experience at Ko Japanese Restaurant. I will pass on your complements to our Chef & the team. It is very encouraging to see your positive feedback. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you on your another dining experience at KO.

Warm regards,

Michel Chertouh
General Manager

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