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#57 of 588 Asian in Ubud
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Spice by Chris Salans is a happy haven, all-day gastrobar serving affordable, casual good food in a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere. Get ready to experience the legendary creativity of Chris Salans at marrying Indonesian ingredients and flavours to Western cuisine Café style. Open all day from 12pm to 11pm, Spice offers quick bites to a full hearty meal and divine desserts. The funky beverage selection also infuses Indonesian ingredients to give it that added exotic kick. Have fun and choose to sit at the bar counter that faces the open kitchen, watching an interactive culinary theatre, with the chef and his team at work putting on a show preparing every bite of food. Or opt to sit down at communal
PRICE RANGE
USD 4 - USD 18
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Asian, Gastropub, Indonesian
FEATURES
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 June 2020 via mobile

We visited for lunch during Covid time and it was very quiet. Staff were very good, helpful and could not do enough for us. Food was exactly as it was laid out in the menu and delicious. Would recommend the croquettes as a starter and...we had the pork belly and chicken curry for mains, again both very good. They have a few cocktails on the menu, Timun Mas was very fresh and refreshing, had to have another. Definitely worth a visit, prices reasonable for this sort of venue.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 16 March 2020

My husband and I discovered the restaurant while walking down the street, and we were very glad we did. I ordered a tofu patty (very generous serving) and my husband vegetable curry. Both were delicious, service was good, and the bill was reasonable. If I...lived in Ubud, I would visit again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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DDarling123, Owner at Spice by Chris Salans, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2020

Thanks very much for your review. We're glad you stopped in and happy to hear that you enjoyed lunch at Spice. Please come again the next time you are in Ubud!

Reviewed 5 March 2020

Dinner here was delicious. Traditional Indonesian flavours with a modern twist. Food was so tasty, we loved it. Staff were very attentive and friendly.

Date of visit: March 2020
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DDarling123, Owner at Spice by Chris Salans, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2020

Thanks very much for your kind review. You completely understand what our food is about. Do come back again!

Reviewed 2 March 2020 via mobile

Beef rendang and chicken curry were entirely forgettable! Beef was cooked well but had no flavour and came with a teaspoon of gravy. Chicken curry was watery and harsh. Worst meal we had in five days. And 800 thousand... go to hojun locale instead

Date of visit: March 2020
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DDarling123, Owner at Spice by Chris Salans, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2020

Thank you for your feedback. I am amazed and alarmed to hear these comments, and will share them with the team immediately. We hope you will give another chance.

Reviewed 29 February 2020

Loved this bright, slick and modern restaurant overlooking the main road in Ubud. The food we ate was delicious with a modern twist on Indonesian food. Perfectly balanced, every flavour shone through without being dominated by excess chili. Staff were wonderfully attentive and polite. A...joy to experience. Thank you everyone at "Spice".More

Date of visit: February 2020
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DDarling123, Owner at Spice by Chris Salans, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2020

Thank you so much. We're delighted that you came, and we hope you will come again.

Reviewed 27 February 2020

This was the a perfect kind of restaurant for us: Good food protions ( not too big or too small ) Every dish we order had selective ingredients with authentic taste. Allso the presentation of the disges is very elegant. Great ambiance and flavours. Erica...gave us a very good serviceMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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DDarling123, Owner at Spice by Chris Salans, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2020

Thanks very much for your kind review. We are happy to hear that you found Spice to be the perfect restaurant for you. It is good of you to give special mention to Erica. We'll let her know.

Reviewed 18 February 2020

Chris Salans is one of international chef who stay in Ubud. His restaurant serves the customers with their best materials, taste and service. Indonesian or western food both are yummy. For local food, he put modern style in the way of cooking and serving. The...price is reasonable for Bali and its quality. Recommended for vegetarian as well. one of a must try in Ubud.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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DDarling123, Owner at Spice by Chris Salans, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2020

Thanks very much for your review and recommendation. Our cuisine uses all Indonesian ingredients, prepared with modern techniques. Please come visit us again!

Reviewed 18 February 2020

In Bali for a week recently and searching for decent restaurants along the way in Ubud. We discovered “Spice” - the name may scare some customers away unfortunately but the restaurant and staff were so great we ate there 3 of the 5 nights we...had and wish we had more time. There salad is exquisite, the Korean bbq ribs, fish and deserts were incredible. Such undiscovered talent along a roadway of subpar restaurants. We loved every bite and waiters, bartenders were all very friendly. Don’t miss going to Spice, I wanted to stand outside and tell people to come in, but I figured they would think I was crazy.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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DDarling123, Owner at Spice by Chris Salans, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2020

No need to stand outside and tell people to come in — but we really appreciate your enthusiastic review. Thank you for coming back 3 of your 5 nights in Ubud. We hope to see you again on your next trip.

Reviewed 17 February 2020 via mobile

We sat upstairs from where we could watch our dishes being prepared in the kitchen below. Staff delightful and wanting us to be happy. We chose crab cakes, then barramundi, then pineapple cake. All were delicious. And as others have said the wine here is...much better value than elsewhere. You won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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DDarling123, Owner at Spice by Chris Salans, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2020

Thank you for your kind review and recommendation. We're happy that you enjoyed the food, wine, service and the view of the kitchen at work. Do come visit us again!

Reviewed 17 February 2020 via mobile

Me and my wife had a fantastic meal on Valentine’s night , I had lobster starter ❤️soft shell crab curry and apple pie , my wife had dumplings , stir fry veg , apple crumble , the food was amazing and the young lady serving...was a credit to the restaurant , would definitely returnMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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DDarling123, Owner at Spice by Chris Salans, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2020

Thanks very much for your review and for celebrating Valentine's evening with us. We appreciate your mentioning the quality of the service, too. Do come back again!

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Right now they are offering a prix fix menu, but just 4 courses.
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