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“Looked like it might be good ...” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ary's Warung

Ary's Warung
Ranked #599 of 714 Restaurants in Ubud
Price range: US$4 - US$12
Cuisines: Indonesian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Contemporary Balinese Asian Cuisine. Martini Bar-Cigar Lounge-Wine Cellar- Degustation Menu-Terrace Dining. Having experienced more than fifteen years of international patronage, Ary’s has developed its reputation by serving fresh intriguing foods and providing amicable service.
Kangaroo Valley
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Looked like it might be good ...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

..... but it wasn't!
The menu read well. It looked like a menu that might have been from a good restaurant somewhere. Maybe they borrowed it.
Proceedings started with the ubiquitous water sting. We all know that one. It starts with being hot and thirsty and ends with buying bottled water sucked from the melting ice caps of another planet or somewhere nearly as exotic.
Next came cocktails ..... oops I meant mocktails. They had run out of the correct ingredients for a brandy Alexander but after sniffing the contents of a few near empty bottles the youngsters running the show that night did find a little bit of some other stuff that hadn't been quite exhausted. They splashed nearly a whole thimble full of each into some white stuff with some ice. Likewise they waived the Vodka bottle past the Black Russian glass. Not much Kahlua was harmed during its construction. My Indonesian is OK. Even my English is OK but they would not begin to understand what was really needed and the mention of a correct measure made Made tremble.
Appertisers; no lobsters at all were harmed during the making of the lobster wontons but the prawns in the coconut prawn dish did seem to have died of natural causes some time ago. There was however a nice little salad on the plate.
Side salads; parsimonious but fresh leaf and a nice little green bean salad.
Mains; Once upon a time the pork belly might have been ok, but not this week. But that's cruel. It could possibly have been less than a few days old.
The fish on the other hand was great. Fresh. Well cooked. It had to be a fluke ( not a flake ).
We didn't hang around for afters.
Our only other neighbours on the night grunted quite audibly as they evacuated the sinking ship.
By the way, all this blistering mediocrity ain't cheap. Even if it was cheap it would have been mediocre.
They did appologise for it all at the end after I gave it to them with both barrels. It was their best performance on the night probably because they had to do it so often. Paid in full. Not a single solitary rupiah as a tip.
In nutshell, "all show, no go".
Can you tell that it made me cranky? I could have had a chewy pork satay and a cold Bintang (thirty times over) somewhere and have had some fun!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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130 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Durian brulee mmmmm!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2012

This is the only place I know that serves durian brulee, and a super delicious one at that! I go back every chance I get just for the durian brulee. To be honest, I have not tried anything else on their menu so I really can't comment. Great place to chill out too. Interesting ladies room, there's a fish pond next to the toilets ;)

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank irenenevada
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Really disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2012

We had read some great reviews on here about this place and so couldn't wait to check it out. We ordered a cocktail each and asked for a food menu. The bar is in the centre so we could see the 2 bar staff trying to make the cocktails. About half an hour later they finally came and resembled nothing like they were meant to be. They also tasted really horrible and being Brits we drink anything! After nearly 30 mins more waiting they never came to take a food order and instead we could see the 2 staff just laughing. The place was deserted with only 2 other couples there. The drinks were too horrible to drink, so we left them and the terrible service was now too much! We told the staff the drinks were terrible and he seemed to think it was rather funny. We we're told to pay in full and left really disappointed. You can tell this place was once the place to go but when we passed it an hour later there was no one there and now we know why. A real shame as it ruined our evening.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Ubud, Indonesia
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“On the main street.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2012

Ary's was once one of Ubud's premiere restaurants when there were only a few top quality dining establishments here. They continue to offer fine food and may be worth trying if you are here for an extended time.

Visited June 2012
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Thank LisaUbud
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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3 reviews
“awesome food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2012

food at Ary's Warung was just amazing! the best food i had in bali, definitely, and i did travel a lot around the island. they create interesting dishes with mix of European and Asian cuisine. i never tried food like that before. also, i'm vegetarian and they had lots of options for vegetarians as well. staff is friendly and just wonderful. aside that, they have lots of events in the evening, live music, movie screenings. when in ubud, you should definitely go for a visit.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BostonEcuba
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