About Rick M
Lives in Albany, Australia
Since Jan 2015
50-64 year old male
Bars & Clubs, Dance Clubs & Discos, Other Food & Drink
Tom Yums serves Thai cuisine as you'd expect from the name, but also serves many other western and Asian inspired dishes. Cheap, but cheerful with adequate surroundings. This restaurant is small, open air and is just down the laneway off the Kuta Townhouse buildings. You will have to look, as it's tucked away and is not obvious to passersby. Serving sizes are reasonable and the standard of food for the money is quite good.
Gong Corner is located in the small alleyway between Poppies 1 & 2 access is via the Kuta Townhouse alley. Gang Ronta is mentioned in many of the restaurants in this guide and you should get to know it as it's hiding many a cheap restaurant. It runs North/South from Poppies 1 & 2 on the beach side of Legian Street. Gong Corner is the sister restaurant to Bamboo Corner and whilst the food is similar, it is also different enough to warrant a visit. Extensive and cheap menu with many specials of the day on offer. It's open air and features thatched walls and ceiling. Pleasant staff and very cheap prices.
This warung (local restaurant) is situated in the Gang (alley) that runs between Poppies 1 and 2. It is closer to the Poppies 2 end, so that might be your quickest access. This place has long benches where you can "share a seat" with a friend or a complete stranger. Cheap, and you will see a lot of locals here as well. You can order off the menu or try the pre-prepared Masakan Padang style food. Great soups and rice and did I mention cheap?
This old school Bali restaurant is located on Benesari Street, just a short walk from Poppies 2. They serve an awesome wood fired pizza as well as most European and Indonesian favourites. Cold beer, no aircon and in the traditional open air style. There's usually some music playing and the food is very reasonably priced. I normally go there for lunch, but they get quite a crowd at evening meal time. Old school Bali at it's finest.
This little gem is situated on the corner of Gang Ronta and Gang Sorga. Serves local food with some European, mainly Dutch inspired meals. Cheap and cheeful and often frequented by back-packers.
Well here's a little gem in the middle of Poppies 1 that's been around for a few decades. Really old school Bali and the food is really cheap. Quality is ok and I've personally never had a bad meal here. You can get jaffles, milkshakes, and any of the old "surfie" food as well as curries and and Indonesian fare. My favourites are the seafood basket (for around $6 AUD) and the Kare Ayam (curried chicken). Here you will experience what Balinese restaurants were like years ago with thatched walls and ceiling and no airconditioning. Very basic (ordinary) toilet as well.
This is the cheapest BBQ in town. Around $6 AUD will get you an all you can eat meal of extraordinary quality and has to be the best value for money in Kuta. Get there between 5 & 6pm for the free beer with the purchase of the BBQ meal.
This too, is another little gem hidden away on Gang Ronta and is close to Warung Pama and Warung Indonesia. Similar story, cheap local and European dishes in the open air Bali style.