Best food we had in Bali

Leave busy Ubud now and go eat at this place. This is by far the best food we ate in Bali. Everything is perfectly cooked, the sauces are perfectly done, and everything is made from fresh ingredients. It is a short drive out of Ubud and worth the distance 1000 times over. Also the cooking school is super fun, highly recommended for a fun morning (and great lunch)!

Visited December 2016

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The Perfect Retreat!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pesantian, surrounded by rice fields and yet only a short drive from the centre of Ubud. Our room was nicely furnished with high quality linen and lovely views of the rice fields. Chef Santika was always available and his team were friendly and curtious. Widunu happily offered to guide us around the rice fields one afternoon and we thoroughly enjoyed hearing his stories and learning about the Balinise traditions and how the crops are grown and harvested. It was refreshing to experience the peace and tranquility of such a beautiful area, be in touch with the local people and really experience Bali. Pesantian ticked all the boxes for us and we look forward to our next visit and tasting some more of Chef Santika's delicious food.

  • Visited August 2016

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Balinese lifestyle at its best

We have just returned after staying at Pesantian as part of a longer trip.
Positioned in a small village a short drive to Ubud, you quickly see the old Balinese lifestyle firsthand. Positioned amongst the rice paddies and very friendly villagers, enables you to feel true relaxation - we loved it.
Accommodation is excellent with a number of very well appointed villas, a pool and excellent warung with great food, life seemed to slow right down for 4 days.
The cooking class was brilliant with Santika (former Exec Chef for Alila Hotel Group) leading us, the results were personally very satisfying.
Highly recommended for a relaxing out of town stay.

  • Visited January 2017

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DIY Food

We did a cooking class here on our last morning in Ubud and have to rate this B and B and restaurant very highly - Sandika and his team have a beautifully located establishment on a small creek with gorgeous rooms and a cooking school where you will learn to cook like the very best .. truly great time spent with an amazing teacher

  • Visited June 2016

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Best food we ate in our 2 week Bali stay

The food here was outstanding and by far the best we had while in Bali. After hectic and congested Ubud it was such a pleasure to be in this tranquil setting in a village where everyone was friendly and the setting was peaceful. We were staying nearby and walked over seeing rice, cassava, cacao,papaya, salak, banana, etc.). Definitely worth the drive ( which is beautiful and interesting once you clear the Ubud traffic jam). The green mango salad was delicious as were the pork ribs.

Visited December 2016

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Chef cooking!

What a perfect taste and a brilliant view! The menue is only a page, but dont worry, just ask the chef Santika whats in the cooking pot today. In Europe I eat a lot in high end restaurants - but this is worth a 15 min taxi ride from ubud!

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Delicious food, amazing location

Whilst staying in Ubud, a friend and I took the short drive to Warung Pesantian based on a recommendation. We were not disappointed! The food was exceptional - the best in Bali by far! Ingredients are locally sourced and lovingly prepared by Chef and owner, Sandika, who was keen share his recipes and cooking methods. I had the slow cooked pork ribs which melted off the bone, topped with a sweet and spicy sauce. My friend had the grilled local freshwater fish which was also cooked to perfection. Flavours were beautifully balanced with traditional Balinese salads. The location is beautiful, set amongst the rice paddies and it's a great place to stop for lunch on the way to tourist attractions in Tampaksiring.

Visited October 2016

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Fantastic Cooking Class

Whilst staying in Ubud my husband and I decided to do the cooking class with Santika at Pesantian Warung. We are so glad we did because we had a fantastic time. We were picked up early from our accommodation by Dewa who had an outgoing and friendly personality and who immediately put us at ease. He took us to the Ubud Market and explained in detail the ingredients we would be using at our cooking class. It was fascinating experiencing the market.
We then travelled to Pesantian Warung where we were met warmly by Santika, the Head Chef. The warung is gorgeous with stunning views of the rice paddies.
After an enjoyable morning tea we were given our apron and our cooking class began. We didn't realise how much we would enjoy the class. We learnt so much under Santika's careful guidance and really gained an understanding of the effort and time that goes into Balinese cooking. It was so satisfying to sit down and enjoy our three course meal knowing that we had cooked it. The food was absolutely delicious and we can't wait to try our new cooking knowledge when we arrive home. Thank you Santika and staff for a wonderful experience.

Visited April 2016

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Pesantian Bali Cooking Class,

Banjar Pesalakan, Desa Pejeng Kangin Ubud - Bali
Phone : +62 812 363 37673

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