We decided to head over to Sardine Restaurant which was highly recommended by Lady Iron Chef. The set lunches are relatively affordable, unlike their dinner sets.
The interior was simple and really laid-back.
We ordered a mixed sashimi plate, rissoto, grilled hamachi and trio choco for dessert.
Complimentary bread, yay!
Despite it being slightly pricey, this has got to be the best sashimi ever. Light and refreshing with a hint of lemon zest, the translucent sashimi slices opened our senses. The somen noodles and wokame salad added a different element of touch to the entire appetizer. We were thoroughly pleased with this dish and I’m totally craving for it as I am typing away now.
Mixed sashimi – 5/5
I went for my absolute favourite – Risotto. Filled with prawns, scallops, calamari and asparagus, the dish smelled like the sea HAHA. However, there really wasn’t anything spectacular about it. I felt like I was having slightly more atas Mui Fan, albeit cooked in a Western way.
Risotto – 3.5/5
This was our first time having Hamachi. The texture was different from a fish and tasted like lean pork instead. The grilled hamachi was over done and tasted pretty dry. The herb and calamari salad with barley were refreshing though.
Grilled Hamachi – 3/5
Dessert was our ultimate favorite – Chocolate. Trio Choco consisted of 3 different renditions of chocolate of which included: Chocolate ice cream, chocolate tart and chocolate mousse. This is the worst dessert we’d ever tried. All three editions felt weird and was a thorough waste of our calories.
Trio Choco – 1/5
The experience at Sardine restaurant was nothing short of amazing with sub-par food. With the exception of the mixed sashimi, both mains were downright disappointing. Despite the relatively affordable prices, we are uncertain as to whether we would patronize Sardine Restaurant during our next visit to Bali.
Sardine Restaurant: 3/5
Jalan Petitenget No 21, Kerobokan, Kerobokan, Kuta, Bali 80361, Indonesia