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“Delicious Grilled Fish”
Review of Cendana Cafe

Cendana Cafe
Ranked #396 of 995 Restaurants in Kuta
Cuisines: Indonesian
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

While the adjacent cafe bore more famous name, but it's heavily crowded and the waiting list was long.
Luckily we found this place just next door. Cendana Cafe was as good as any other cafes in Jimbaran.
We had a grilled baronang fish, fried squid and stirred kangkung. We loved them all. Very delicious. The sauce and the spice was well blended. I also like their "sambal" condiment... it really brought out the fish flavor. And we end up spending 200 K IDR for 3 adults and 1 child. What a good bargain!
I would recommend this place for anyone looking for a nice grilled fish in Jimbaran!

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Reviewed 17 December 2016

We were supposed to have dinner at Menega Café, next door, at a friend's recommendation, but it was full when we arrived at 6pm.

We then popped by Cendana Café, which we found good as well. And the dinner experience on the beach with a sunset view was amazing. We ordered Pack 4, which included BBQ Lobster, crab, fish, squid, prawns and shellfish, which was very reasonably priced (IDR 350k). It was so good we ordered another of the same set!

Will definitely be back again.

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Thank aliciatansk
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We went there yesterday evening.
The place is amazing at sunset, it looks really authentic.
We took the pack 3 (320 000 / person without taxes), this pack includes see food (crack, fish, clams, lobster, etc.) with rise and vegetables.
Sadly all seafood arrived with a barbecue burned sauce. Everything had the same discussing taste. My fish was completely burned. My girlfriend just touched at her plate and I felt disturbed the all evening.
It is really sad since the seafood without this burned sauce would have probably been really good.

The night before we went to the jimbaran beach club, just some meters further. It is a little bit more expensive but much more enjoyable!

Thank David G
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

We went here 2 evenings and all time the food was excellent!!! The best grilled seafood in Bali we tried...You will not regret! And prices are very cheap, its next to Menega cafe which was always full...

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Thank Fergusinsh
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

At about 5:30pm, with all choices open, we chose Cendana because it looked authentic/Balinese, without flashy signs or annoying sales for tourists saying "special" this or that. The staff were sitting inside chilling but they were friendly and we ordered 3 dishes, crab, squid and yellow crazy fish.
So we ate early, about 6-7pm, while the sun set. The food was delicious, really well prepared - the crab was easy to eat with the shell ready-broken, the other dishes were super tasty and the side sauces were really yummy (and spicy too- I think the staff were surprised that we liked the satay, but we have proper curries at home).
Totally recommend Cendana. It had some empty tables while next door had a queue - which is amusing.

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Thank LushBird
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