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Friends Bar & Restaurant

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East side of the Jl Raya, Candidasa, Karangasem, Indonesia
Today
19:30 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 05:00 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 19:30 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great night food was the best. Both local for the parents and Western for the kids. We met the chief and she was lovely. She even try to teach us some Balinese. Would highly recommend to all

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was recommended Friends for seafood. I had the seafood basket, I think the chef had a bad day as the mahi mahi was very dry, over cooked. The squid was very rubbery and chewy. The prawns were ok. Nicely presented though but I will give it a miss next time.

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Thank 337Paula
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Had walked past Friends many times during our stay in Candidasa & decided to have our last lunch there. We explained to the waitress that we wanted a quick, light lunch & she suggested a fish dish which was perfect. The restaurant is very clean & bright with colourful freshly painted tables & walls. Our lunch arrived quickly & was... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner here for the first time and it was great. Feeling like some comfort food I went for a seafood pizza and my partner went for a the chicken cordon bleu. Dinner was served up quickly and we both got our food together ( sounds normal but hard to get sometimes here in Bali). Taste was... More 

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Thank Keith M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I went here alone and was pleasantly surprised! The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Staff were lovely and I felt looked after. I can't speak for anything else but I would definitely recommend the gado gado, it was one of the best I've had so far!

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Thank vegigi
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Was out riding my bike and stopped in for a late lunch. The food was good and extremely reasonably priced for the amount of food provided.

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Thank FlaGirl0616
Geraldton, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Having been a visitor to CandiDasa for the last 10 years we have never visited this restaurant. Thought we would give it a try and it was great. Good service. Nice menu with good quality and quantity of food. Drinks nice and cold and over all cheap. Having now been we will certainly be back. Recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

My hubby and two older teenage sons ate dinner here on the night we arrived in Candidasa so we did not have a gauge to compare this restaurant to. We thoroughly enjoyed dinner here and then tried other places. It has got to the point that the boys just want to keep coming back here as they say the food... More 

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Thank Brigitte R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We ate at Friends several times whilst in Candidasa. The food was great and the kids got to know the lovely staff very well. Beer was cold and the amount of basil in the margarita pizza was magnificent. It is quite a busy and noisy spot - close to the road. We enjoyed the decor - unique for the area.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We had late lunch here after visiting some local temples. We both ordered the seafood basket, which included large prawns, squid and fish served with sambal, rice and a coconut salad. It was delicious. The setting is colourful with brightly painted tables picturing birds in a pop art style.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Cuisine
Asian, Indonesian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Cash Only, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
05:00 - 02:00
Monday
19:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
19:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
19:30 - 02:00
Thursday
19:30 - 02:00
Friday
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East side of the Jl Raya, Candidasa, Karangasem, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Bali  >  Karangasem  >  Candidasa

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?