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“Just awesome!”
Review of Scratch

Scratch
Ranked #27 of 200 Restaurants in Kerobokan
Cuisines: Asian, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Purposely located off the beaten paths of nearby Oberoi and Kerobokan streets, SCRATCH is a new restaurant serving up "homecooked, like your momma did it, Sunday dinner, comfort food". SCRATCH is a needle in the haystack (or rice field in this case), located on a quiet street only five minutes away from Seminyak Square. SCRATCH is smoke-free and air conditioned with an outside patio for smoking and hanging out. It's got a relaxed atmosphere and hip decor, as the walls are lined with vibrant concert posters from bands like Cake, Arcade Fire and Neil Young, and more than likely you'll be hearing similar bands over the speakers. The menu is equally inviting, and can best be described as gourmet comfort food. But clearly the Canadian chef/owner (conveniently nicknamed Moose) won't settle for "mom's recipes", as it is obvious he enjoys putting a unique twist on most of his dishes. Signature steaks, rustic pastas, tapas, American classics, Asian favourites, and great specials during Happy Hour (8pm-10pm)...And you can wash it all down with a mango martini or a frosty mug of beer. So, if you've got an itch...Come and SCRATCH it!! NOTE: The map provided by Trip Advisor has us pinned in the wrong location. So, please call us for directions, or just jump in a taxi and tell them "Scratch restaurant, Jalan Pengubengan Kauh, next to Pengubengan Banjar". Thanks, and hope to see you here soon.
Köln, Deutschland
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3 reviews
“Just awesome!”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

We have spent 3 months in Bali until now and this is the best restaurant we've been to.
Omnipresent chef Aaron always asks if everything is alright and keeps being very nice and authentic.
Nice and small choice of dishes that are just plain delicious! You definitely have to go for a dessert!

  • Visited June 2014
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Denpasar, Indonesia
1 review
“Delicious food, laid-back atmosphere and great service!”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Perfect place to stop by for lunch or dinner, have yet to try more of the menu but definitely recommending the Grilled Salmon and the awesome steak!
Thanks Aaron, see you soon!

  • Visited May 2014
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Colombia
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“This top choice in Kerobokan is value for money- a must eat & drink coffee place”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Scratch is a little bit hidden but for sure a treasure in the Kerobokan area providing great food with a creative twist and super familiar and relaxed atmosphere. Personally I think the coffee is one of the best tasting ones in Bali (where do you get this roast?) - and I would call myself experienced coffee drinker.
The canadian owner and chef Aaron, Sri and the whole team are fun made sure we enjoy our time at Scratch - always keen to serve any special wish with indonesian smiles and canadian hospitality & humour joining forces. Very special!

The food is refreshingly different from the other places in Seminyak and combines tasty canadian bases, with fresh ingredients, great spices, creative food names, topped by a unique twist and a lot of love. My personal winner is the boneless chicken satay, the steaks and the DIY Breakfast choices....Yum. If anything to improve: it could have some more healthy or veggie/salad choices.

Also this place is really a great pick for the work & travellers like myself - it opens early and internet connection is good, electricity plugs available and some great background tunes.

Worth mentioning is also the easy access, with its big sign hard to miss and plenty of parking space in the front. Altogether Scratch is real value for money which is hard to find in the Kerobokan area.

  • Visited June 2014
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Western Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Come for brekky.. Stay for dinner..”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Welcomed by owner/chef Aaron on arrival, relaxed decor, speedy delicious drink service and an amazing menu you will want to work your way thru .. On the border of Seminyak & Kerobokan, this is my new favourite restaurant... Another frozen Ruby Tuesday please....

  • Visited June 2014
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“Love at first bite.”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

I loved Scratch. It's the best restaurant that I've been to in Bali so far...(it's been 4 days).

So glad I found it. The bruschetta was so yummy, I had a burger and the Toronto dessert. The food tasted fresh and like it was lovingly made.

It was empty because we came in late and a large group was leaving as we came in but it was nice, felt special like we had a chef cooking in our home.

The owner was unobtrusively friendly and genuinely asking how we found the food.

The bathrooms were clean, restaurant was lovely and I could wax lyrical about it all night!!

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