The other more popular eatery that came up in our research was Made’s Warung, although from all the reviews we understood that its a hyped up Indonesian chain mostly visited by tourists. We were unfamiliar of smaller restaurants to visit so we just went with this one. We had a free morning before moving to our next accommodation in Jimbaran, so Made’s Warung was supposed to be brunch. The Seminyak branch didn’t look too far of a walk (20 or so minutes) from our hotel so we did just that instead of calling a cab. Google maps took us through back streets and we eventually arrived at a busy main road… we were also there like 40min before opening time. Internet mislead us to thinking that they opened at 10 when its actually 11! Luckily there were several cafes nearby with wifi so we just sheltered there away from the heat.
We were the first ones in the restaurant, they were still setting up! The restaurant appears to be a part of a shopping complex and the open areas were the dining areas. There was also a stage for traditional performances, so I imagine it would be quite lively at night. We wanted to try their popular dish, Nasi Campur but it was not available at the time so settled with Satay, Nasi Goreng Special and Gado Gado. Flavours were decent, nothing much more spectacular than what we could get in Sydney but we spent $13~ between 2 people! (I’m sure you can get even cheaper elsewhere)
Hopefully in our future trip we’ll get to try the amazing Indonesian food we missed out on.