April 2012 Trip Report:
Ibu Oka - very good, waited for fresh pig to arrive in the afternoon.... not exactly a revelation, but certainly a must see lunch sport.
Murni's Warung - very good, satay came out on a charcoal filled ceramic dish which made the satay itself that much more enjoyable... the main course of smoked chicken was great, but the satay really stood out as a winner.
The best for last:
Warung Mina - the absolute star jewel of my trip to Bali. Recommended by a local, this restaurant about 5 minutes by car from the main intersection on Ubud had fantastic seating in private bungalow up a hill from the main dinning area. I had the grilled shrimp, chicken & fish satay, and a char-grilled grilled whole fish with coconut curry on the side. The fish was an absolutely revelation, and one of the best dishes I have ever had in Asia... it was was perfectly cooked, with crispy skin, the flavor you can only get from true fire grilling and absolutely buttery fresh flesh... the coconut based curry was spicy with crispy shallots and was to die for. I would highly recommend this restaurant as an absolute must see show-stopper in Bali. (Photo attached).
Jalan Gunung Sari 2, Banjar Ambengan | Peliatan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia