According to most restaurant critics, the perfect Indonesian meal is served on a plate, which rests on a table with legs. Try some authentic Indonesian cuisine the way it was meant to be served with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of eats and drinks at Taste of Bali on Bethel Road.
Deliciously-fresh ingredients, garden-grown vegetables, and quality meats define Taste of Bali’s master-chef-prepped menu of authentic Indonesian fare. Inside a serene environment, relaxed guests can unrelax their chewing-and-drinking muscles with four pieces of pangsit goreng, an appetizer of deep-fried chicken dumplings and sweet-chili sauce ($2.50). For nourishment on a dream date, family outing, or goldfish wake, guests can chomp on the ayam bumbu rujak, a dish of grilled-chicken breast cooked in red-curry sauce ($8.95), the banana-leaf-wrapped pepes ikan with tilapia, green onions, mushrooms, and potato ($8.95), or the shrimpy udang goreng tepung with sweet-chili sauce ($10.95).
The recipient of numerous awards, Taste of Bali’s restaurant is a small taste of Indonesia in a large bite of world cake. While dining, auditory ambiance is provided by stirring sounds of live music that softly dance upon eardrums like a light-footed gazelle. With eyes and belly filling fast, feast your eyes on the palm-tree- and bamboo-plant-populated interior replete with comfortable tables, smoothly-off-white walls, and ready-to-ride pink elephants visible only to those with vivid imaginations.
Reservations required on weekends. Not valid with any other offers.
Taste of Bali has caught a great deal of press attention, including good reviews from Columbus Alive and the Columbus Dispatch. Yelpers, Citysearchers and four TripAdvisors give it four stars, and 84% of Urbanspooners recommend it:
- In an era and a city in which the mainstays of many ethnic cuisines have become passe, Indonesian food maintains a cache of exoticism. – G.A. Benton, Columbus Alive
- Dark-colored jackfruit becomes a meaty-looking vegetable with entrees such as white chicken braised in a mild coconut sauce. The truly different dish also has a side of hard-boiled egg that has been peeled and fried lightly with a blazing-hot chili oil – Jon Christensen, Columbus Dispatch
- One big plus is that you are likely to taste flavors you've not had before, if you're the least bit adventurous. If you're heading to Taste of Bali with the goal of trying something new, I recommend getting a dessert. We ordered three and they were all unique. – Jessica K., Yelp