Ingka Restaurant is one of the latest hidden gems to dot the Kerobokan area bordering north of the main Seminyak hub, offering a bar scene that adjoins a number of cosy nooks under an open beam ceiling, where you can dine, gather and chill out well away from the common crowds. For a more airy setting, further back is the restaurant’s alfresco area, with seating spread over a wooden deck looking over a mini rice field.
With its name and distinctive logo clearly inspired by the round traditional dining plate made of woven rattan, Ingka Restaurant is one of a few spots around this urbane neighbourhood off Seminyak that highlights a good mix of local Balinese, Asian and western dishes. The restaurant welcomes families and social gatherings, and is a good stopover for coffees, breakfasts (and ‘all-day brekkies’), refreshing smoothies and after-hour drinks.
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The restaurant supplants the former short-lived Red Drum African Bar & Restaurant, now offering a totally revamped design, lighter colour schemes, and the wholly new concept. One of the highlights at Ingka Restaurant are the seamless spaces that enable you to amble effortlessly from the ample parking and entrance, past the bar at front, through the main indoor dining hall and towards the rear garden terrace.
The friendly atmosphere is complemented by a well varied menu featuring selections for all-day dining, and the food is well presented at prices that won’t break the bank. A good place to try out Balinese and Indonesian flavours, it has a dedicated ‘lokal’ favourites section, highlighting popular dishes such as a steamed rendering of ayam betutu at USD 4 (IDR 55,000), a Bali style beef rendang at USD 5 (IDR 65,000), and an assortment of satays comprising beef, pork, chicken and mahi-mahi (IDR 58,000). You can also go for nasi campur at USD 3.5 (IDR 48,000) – there’s even a glass food display akin to a traditional warung food stall, with all the bits and pieces that make up your plate.
Pan-Asian dishes include pad Thai, green curries, laksa and tom yum goong, while the western side is more wide-ranging with selections from sirloins, pork chops and seafood grills, to pastas, burgers, fish n’ chips and ham toasts. All dishes fall under the USD 8 (IDR 100,000) mark – save only for the 200gr Aussie ribeye steak that is served with your choice of steamed white rice or fries and sautéed veggies or salad at IDR 110,000.
Selections for your sweet tooth include lemon cheese cake, a good selection of waffles and crepes, fruit parfaits with mixed berries and wild honey and chocolate tart with pistachios and churros with delightfully runny chocolate sauce. Desserts range between IDR 20,000-45,000. Drinks range from healthy juice blends to booze, with a small but good selection of import wines also available. A small cold Bintang is at IDR 25,000, and standard cocktails such as daiquiris, cosmopolitan, mojitos and caipiroscas all at IDR 75,000.
Ingka Restaurant in Seminyak
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 08:00-23:00
- Location: Jalan Mertanadi 80, Kerobokan Kelod, Kerobokan
- Tel: +62 (0)361 735 219
- Website: http://www.facebook.com/ingkabali84