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“Seafood Sensation” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Urchin Bali

Urchin Bali
Ranked #28 of 501 Restaurants in Seminyak
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary, Japanese, Seafood, European, Asian, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The newest addition to Seminyak's hub of wining and dining, URCHIN - Grill & Raw Bar offers a modern Australian style of seafood and more!
Dongara, Australia
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Seafood Sensation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

The Urchin is a relaxed, open kitchen that has the best freshest sourced seafood. A great team of happy restaurant staff, and lovely front of house Kathy a pleasure. Steven the main man of Urchin has a very passionate vision and has put his heart and soul into this place and is a credit to his hard work.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jayne I
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“It's a must!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

All the reviews are spot on. Loved this resturant & will go back before we leave. After going to all the talked about resturants in Bali we are so excited there is a new one on the list & this one rates even higher than most.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 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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2 Thank Deb K
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Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Absolutely Brilliant A MUST TRY when in Bali”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

Ahhhh what a gorgeous, non pretentious restaurant. Absolute top quality food. Tuna and salmon tartare cones OUTSTANDING. Scallops OUTSTANDING. Sashimi OUTSTANDING. Crispy skin Sea Bass OUTSTANDING. Barramundi OUTSTANDING. Passionfruit Soufflé TO DIE FOR. This restaurant is a total dining experience plus air conditioned inside. The Australian Ranga front of service is hilarious. Just adorable. Could eat here again and again.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank TheChristos
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Bali, Indonesia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Lovely meal, great atmosphere, inconsistent service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

We enjoyed a lovely meal at Urchin last night. On arriving we found the atmosphere inviting, nice decor and welcoming staff. The meals were beautifully presented. Our group had the scallops, which were divine, the squid, the Tuna, the Barramundi, the Wagyu Beef and the Snapper and all these meals were very tasty. The service was a little inconsistent though. It started out well but by the time we ordered our wine, we had a few issues. Our white wine was bought out and served then the bottle was placed on the table. The waitress said she was going to get the ice bucket but then proceeded to serve another table and didn't come back. We waited a little then had to ask another waitress to get the ice bucket. With our second bottle they poured the first glass then left us to pour the rest. Overall it was a lovely night but more attention needs to be paid to consistent service all night long.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CHOOKIE6281
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great first night in Seminyak”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

After spending nearly two hours in the line at immigration at the airport, we were very much looking forward to our pre-booked dinner at Urchin. And it didn't disappoint. We shared two entrees - scallops seared to perfection with delicious cauliflower and potato and with a sherry caramel sauce (sounds a bit odd but was delicious) and a trout carpaccio - which to our taste lacked a little zing but there's no doubting the freshness of the fish. For mains we had a crispy skinned red snapper fillet that was ABSOLUTELY delicious (a big call from someone who doesn't eat much white fish) and a seared tuna which, like the trout, lacked a little seasoning. Nothing wrong with it, but just not as good as the snapper. We also shared the passionfruit soufflé for dessert - and glad we did as it was enormous - and quite good. Overall the food was good. The service was "almost there" - the local staff tried very hard but lacked many of the niceties that their Aussie owners seemed to be aiming for (e.g. Took our food order before asking for our drink order). Worth a look if you order carefully.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank Melissa R
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