In all honesty, I would have to say that for me personally, the best food on Bali is available at Mama San. Yes I know, on an island with so many internationally award winning chefs and restaurants that is quite a statement to make, but hey, it’s just my opinion!
Like most of Bali’s most famous restaurants Mama San is situated in Seminyak and from lunch through dinner serves up plates of food literally bursting with flavor and colour to the non-stop hordes of people that flock to this exceptional restaurant.
I have been to Mama San many times, and have never been disappointed. The menu is heavily influenced by Asian cuisine ranging across south-east and east Asia and is always served up promptly, irrelevant of how busy the restaurant is. Like most Asian style restaurants the idea is to order a few different dishes, grab your chopsticks and share little bits of flavor with your partners around the table.
My personal favorite is the steamed Barramundi with ginger, shallots and chili. A good friend of mine loves the beef and bamboo dumplings with hot bean sauce, and the soft shell chili crab is always a winner as well.
I’m a creature of habit and cant help but finish off my meal at this lovely restaurant with a portion of poached pumpkin and coconut ice cream, to die for.
The upstairs bar is very well stocked with a wide variety of top class alcohol available, and a cocktail menu that is original, daring and delicious. I love the vibe at Mama San in the evenings, and it is a favourite haunt of mine when im planning on having a great dinner before a night out on the town. I make sure to always have one of their delicious espresso martinis on my way out the door headed for a dance floor with a full belly and a satisfied smile on my face.
- T. +62 361 730436
- E. info[at]mamasanbali[dot]com
- W: www.mamasanbali.com
- Address: Jl. Raya Kerobokan No. 135 Br. Taman, Bali.