A true three-star which can be 4 or 5
Beautiful views (remember Bridges in Ubud?) but rather ordinary food and very basic presentation. Provided that they upgrade the kitchen and the decoration, this joint can easily be 4 or even 5star, but it is only 3 as we experienced it. Kind waiters, ok service. Good for quick bites, beer, coffee. Enjoy the river valley view!
11 Jan 2018
I’m not giving 1 star just because the view is very pretty. Inexperienced waitress who didn’t know what Lassi was. Poor selection of bland pricey food. The Nasi Goreng didn’t have any taste at all...I ordered the staple dish and they can’t even cook that 😤.
16 Nov 2017
Below Average Food Overlooking A Pretty River
When you come to this restaurant, you will be charged a lot of money to eat instant noodles and instant soup next to some pretty scenery. We arrived and went upstairs to be seated at a table at the edge of the balcony and were treated to a pretty nice river view. We ordered the Nasi Goreng Special, a plate of Mi Goreng and Baby Corn Soup (Spelled "Shoup" in their menu), and two non-alcoholic drinks. We ended up getting some pretty mediocore Nasi Goreng and our Mi Goreng consisted of some instant noodles fried with tomatoes and spinach. The soup was some instant soup in a tiny cup. The total, including the 20% service charge, came out to 309K IDR. That's 100K IDR more than the total amount charged by some of the nicest restaurants we could find in Ubud. This place is located near many popular tourist attractions, so I guess that's why they charged so much for the food here but they didn't put much effort to make the food or service enjoyable. We didn't notice any major flaws with the food, but the quality is not what we were expecting for a place that charges almost 100K IDR for Nasi Goreng. Don't come here if you can avoid it. We were hungry and pressed for time.
23 May 2017
Petanu River Restaurant
Jl. Raya Goa Gajah, Bali, Indonesia