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“Oh my god! Outstanding”
Review of Kebun Bistro

Kebun Bistro
Ranked #37 of 731 Restaurants in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$25
Cuisines: Italian, French, European
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Oh my god! Outstanding”
Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

We choose this place for a romantic birthday dinner based on recent reviews and we absolutely LOVED it. Everything was perfect. The location and ambience was lovely. It really felt like we were miles away in the finest french bistro. Great european vibe. The staff were great. Quick, informative, friendly and efficient. We ordered a bottle of the shiraz and it was awesome. The farmers board for a starter was outstanding. An amazing array of tingling flavours. The organic chicken main dish was delicious. A real WOW moment. Our deserts were the coffee cake and profiteroles. Brilliant! Our kind waiter and waitress brought down my partners' cake, singing "happy birthday" and with lit candles. A very nice touch. The fresh press coffee was also top notch. A real delight and we seriously recommend this place for a really memorable ubud dining experience. The value for money is good. More expensive than the traditional balinese eateries but for quality european fayre, this place was a real winner. Enjoy!

Thank gregoryscottjones
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Koh Tao
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

Great food, great service and a great atmosphere! I have now eaten here twice and this time will certainly not be the last. Thank you to all the staff!

Thank KohTaoElaine
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Sydney, Australia
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125 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Gnocchi and vegetable stack to die for!”
Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

So I've been here several times, and it's all about what you order - the burger was nice, but nothing to write home about. Snails delicious but (suffice to say) very rich.
But the gnocchi in pomodero sauce - oh my goodness!! Indescribably delicious - soft, melt in your mouth - not in the slightest bit stodgy! One of the best I've had anywhere - ever!
And the vegetable stack (with fetta) -incredibly delicious!
Love the vibe, and the music - THANK YOU for playing appropriate music - finally a pop-free (and acid-jazz free) zone in Ubud!
Would be nice if happy hour extended beyond 7pm (which is a bit too strictly enforced) - and if the airconditioned area could actually benefit from the 3 air conditioning units, that would be great (but alas 2 doors are left wide open, rendering the indoor airconditioned area hotter than the outside tables)
But thanks to the gnocchi and the gazpacho and the vegetable stack (and the music), they still deserve 5 stars!

1 Thank Fris B
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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food but staff too noisy”
Reviewed 9 November 2013

Really love the menu at Kebun. Feel there are many dishes they do well. My only complaint however is sometimes the chefs and wait staff are too noisy and unprofessional. Seems this is common problem. Think if management was a bit more attentive and corrected staff when they were doing this it would make dining far more enjoyable for the guests.
Why does the waitstaff always open the door of the small room with A/C? A/C would be a lot cooler if the doors were kept shut. Seems the staff doesn't like the A/C on.
Seems the staff doesn't put the guests before their own needs.
We can have 5 or 6 staff in the room with us and because they are so busy fooling around, they don't even notice we are asking for something.
If you could get the staff to quiet down and be more professional, your restaurant would be fantastic!

  • Visited November 2013
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    • Food
Thank Hua M
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balimeg, Manager at Kebun Bistro, responded to this review, 15 November 2013
Dear Hua M

Firstly I would to thank you for taking your time to write us a review

We sorry to hear of your displeasure with the staff attitude, we will find about the matters that you mentioned and fix it... I hope this not ruin you vacation and will come again to Kebun Bistro to give us second chance, cause we always anxious to improve our services and products.

About the AC, the reason why our staff open the door because at that time we have problem with the AC, is not cold enough... so we have to open the door to get more air circulation especially to circulate the smoke from the kitchen...

Anyway, once again thank you for your review

Kindly Regards,
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101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“A new favorite”
Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

Eaten here twice now and both times were fabulous. Staff, food,drinks, setting, location are all lovely. The whole concept is great and is a fantastic addition to Ubud.

Thank indobb
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