|The signboard assures that nobody will get lost.|
The restaurant is very Balinese in term of style, but with some Western touches here and there, it is a very nice place to hang out. They even offer very generous happy hours: from 12pm to 3pm, then 5pm to 9pm, 7 days a week, which is one of the reasons why I chose to visit there after reading some reviews from Trip Advisor.
|East meets West theme brings a unique concept for the restaurant’s interior.|
|I found this stone Buddha statue very calming and comforting.|
|Many choices for your happy hour drinks.|
When I saw the menu, I was very surprised to see how many categories they serve. From tapas to Asian fusion, it seems like Lucky Day really put lots of efforts to create the menu. They have everything, literally.
|Fisherman’s Basket – IDR 70.000+++|
The first thing that I chose was the Fisherman’s Basket, which is basically a seafood (fish, squid and prawn) platter, beer-battered, served with lemon wedge, french fries and tartar sauce. It is indeed a very simple food and it’s hard to see the quality of a restaurant judging from fried stuffs like this, but at least I know the quality of ingredients. The platter was nice, okay, not too oily and the seafood was fresh. It is also a good choice to order when you bring your crowds because it can be shared.
|Cannelloni – IDR 65.000+++|
Cannelloni is just another type of cylindrical pasta which is usually baked with a filling covered by sauce. I had never tried it before so I ordered it just out of curiosity. The filling for our cannelloni that night was ground beef mixed with Spinach Béchamel Sauce and Parmesan Cheese, and of course tomato sauce. Honestly I wasn’t impressed when it was served on my table (hello, that looked like a tiny mini portion of pasta and didn’t look appealing at all), but it was delicious. The sauce was really nice, and the pasta was well-cooked and melted in my mouth the moment I ate it, perfecto!
|Pork Ribs – IDR 80.000+++|
We decided to try their pork ribs and boy, I wasn’t disappointed. It might not be the best pork ribs in Bali, but I really liked the sauce. The ribs itself were soft and tender, easy to eat, and satisfying. The sauce was great, unlike regular BBQ sauce which is usually too sweet or too sour for my taste.
Since there was still happy hour that time, we also ordered cocktails, which they had the promotion of BUY 1 GET 1. I always love BOGO promotion, and I really appreciate restaurants which holds this kind of promotion. I ordered a banana-based cocktail, combined with Bailey’s etc, it tasted really good. Another one is Mai Tai, the cocktail based on rum, Curacao liquor and lime juice. I didn’t try this one but Mr. P said that it was very nice, too.
|Monkey In A Tree – IDR 70.000+++ (Happy hour IDR 35.000+++)|
|Mai Tai – IDR 70.000+++ (Happy Hour IDR 35.000+++)|
A nice set of meal will never be complete without a dessert. So we ordered the Crepe Suzette, a French dessert, which is basically a crepe with Suzette sauce (more info here). The crepe was nice and well cooked, the sauce was aromatic but a bit too watery in my opinion. The vanilla ice cream was an extra, but it is recommended to order ice cream to accompany your crepe.
|Crepe Suzette & 1 scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream – IDR 50.000+++|
|The talented performer was a gem that night.|
|The owner was having some fun chat with the staffs.|
|The warm and friendly staffs ready to serve you.|
Jl. Caplak Tanduk
Bali, Indonesia 80361
Tel. (0361) 731925
$: < IDR 30K (cheap)
$$: 30K+ (okay)
$$$: 60K+ (pricey)
$$$$: 90K+ (borju)