Travelers to Bali are spoilt for choice when it comes to the best restaurants and bars in Seminyak. One of the hottest hangout spots in Bali right now is Char Char Bar & Grill, situated near to our favourite Italian restaurant, Ultimo.
Walk up to Char Char Bar & Grill and the first thing you will notice is a flight of steps where guests can chill and have a drink with some finger food. This is the best place to people watch and see all the action going down at Jalan Kayu Aya, a bustling street with tourists and locals.
Those who are there for a drink and light bites may prefer to sit on the tiered steps. The dim lighting and tight seating arrangement encourages heart-to-heart conversations with your companion.
However, we would recommend the rooftop al fresco area for diners who are there for a proper meal. The impressive Mongolian Grill serves up a range of meat (duck/ chicken/ beef/ lamb/ pork) and seafood (fish/ prawn/ crabstick) grilled on a hot plate before it is served to your table.
Pick what you fancy from the Mongolian Grill menu featuring Trio Pepper Beef (RP95,000/ S$9.50), Duck Noodle (RP75,000/ S$7.50) and Chicken Sunny Side Up (RP75,000/ S$7.50).
Fans of seafood can opt for the Fresh Seafood Omelette (RP95,000/ S$9.50). Alternatively, you can also build your own platter for RP85,000/ S$8.50—you get four varieties of meat, five types of vegetables and a sauce of your choice.
On top of that, there is also a salad bar surrounding the grill station.
Looking for something more? Char Char Bar & Grill offers mains from their House Speciality menu too. The Spicy Barramundi (RP180,000/ S$18) is a pan roasted barramundi fillet paired with sambal and drizzled over with rich clam butter sauce.
Another item we tried was their Australian Striploin (RP225,000/ S$22.50) in medium rare doneness. While we love the juicy beef steak which came with homemade caramelised red wine onion sauce, it was nothing fantastic.
At the side, you will find creamy mashed potato, steamed baby carrot and broccoli.
Other mains to try at Char Char Bar & Grill would be the Bacon King Prawn (RP190,000/ S$19), Black Forest Pork Rack (RP175,000/ S$17.50) and Char Roasted Beef (RP220,000/ S$22).
Char Char Bar & Grill
Oberoi, Seminyak, Jl. Kayu Aya, Kerobokan Kelod
Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 738 720
Wed to Sat: 5.30pm – 11pm
Sun: 12pm – 11pm