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Review of Surya Cafe

Surya Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This unassuming restaurant is nestled in a little Muslim enclave on the very tip of Tanjung Benoa and you could easily miss it if your cabbie doesn't know it. We have been coming here for at least 10 years, in days gone by you could go out the back and select your live seafood from large concrete tanks. The methods of cooking are predominantly grilling, steaming and deep frying. All dishes come with garlic butter or sambal. A family run business with friendly service. Limited English but enough to get by. Great views watching to ships in the harbour at night. This restaurant has become very popular over the years resulting in bus loads of domestic tourists at times meaning booking is essential. With fame has come a significant increase in prices. Small to medium live prawns are $A60.00 per kilo more expensive than in Australia, lobster same price as at home. You will probably do better than in Jimbaran Bay as these people are honest and their scales accurate. The fish and prawns don't shrink between the scales and the plate.

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Thank Sue M
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is the second time I took lunch at this resto. First time is 4 years ago.
Still same quality of food and taste and reasonable price.
Not every one know this resto, even my local driver.
But you should try this. The fish is fresh, almost all the food we order have are delicious.
Very recommended seafood restaurant at Tanjung Benoa area.

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Thank Kevin S
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Know this cafe from TripAdvisor and become more sure to visit this resto cafe after getting recommendation from front desk staff of Mantra Sakala Resort & Beach Club Bali.
Just take 10minutes and pay Rp.30.000,- (about USD 2.3) to reach this seaside cafe using Bluebird Taxi, most taxi know this quite famous and simple cafe.
First impression, we rather pessimistic because we just see the simple plank and narrow alley, walking about 45seconds through this alley then trala.
..we see fresh fish crabs etc in the aquarium and the smell tempting.
We, 5persons; order Live Shrimps, Live Crabs, Sayur Kangkung, Chicken Fried Rice, Manggo Juice and Tea.
Wow, the taste is really fresh and excellent, recommended, and I really will visit this resto again.
We spent about Rp.550
000,- that we think fair enough for the excellent taste.
Oh one more, the cafe is at the seaside and watersport area, so you directly can see the sea, many boats, and many times you can see planes flying through, a cozy place !

1  Thank Harianto C
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

Despite of the location (with tricky road route), they serve fresh (alive) sea foods with nice taste and affordable price. We tried crabs, prawns, fishes, squids in both deep fried and grilled style, they all are gorgeous!
They also keep the environment clean, we seldom see flies while we were enjoying the meals -something rare for the seafood restaurant on the beach.
Highly recommended!

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Thank Alain H
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

As we are staying in The Laguna Hotel in Nusa we felt as though spending 1.5Mil a night was going to be a bit of a stretch so we found this little gem on here whilst looking for other eateries in the area.

The food was plentiful and well cooked (Fresh grilled Snapper and Grilled Prawns)
We had half a kilo of each and that was more than enough for the two of us.
The food tasted great and I would highly recommend to most couples in a similar situation.
All in, including 2 Lg beers, came in at 0.5Mil which we thought was far more realistic and justifiable.

There was also a shuttle back to the hotel afterwards for convenience.

My only gripe would be the aesthetics of the place as it was I little tired in places, and if you don't mind the odd aircraft passing by from the airport, give the Surya Cafe a go and I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Thank Damien M
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