This is my uncountable restaurant review in Kuta area but this one is the highlighted one! Why? First, the restaurant has very scenic sea view from top. Second, menu is vary and delicious. And third, it has very affordable price!!! Oh, oh… it’s just the beginning but too sum up, it’s a worth it restaurant to dine in around. Curious for the details? Keep reading! 🙂
Celsius Cafe and Grill Kuta Bali located at one of the hippest mall in Kuta, Dicovery Shopping Mall, Bali. The restaurant is placed a bit hidden, not in the crowd, nor in the ground floor where the other restaurants is built in. I even got lost and had to ask two securities for the location before finally head in to the restaurant. I’ll make it easy for you. Just hit into second floor of the mall and get into Centro Department store. From there, just go ahead to the back and you’ll find an escalator up. Go through that escalator and here you there at Celsius Cafe and Grill.
DINING WITH A SEA VIEW
Having a dine at Celsius Cafe and Grill Kuta Bali is quite exciting since you’ll have a sea view from the top. They have separated indoor and outdoor dining room. In the afternoon, it was nice to have an indoor dining since it’s very hot outside. But still, you can see the blue ocean clearly from the big window. If you come for short dessert or drinks, outdoor might be okay. While in the early evening around 18.00 – 19.00, I highly recommend you to pick outside seat. All of the tables in outside area were facing to the sea thus you can directly see the beauty of sunset view from the top!
DELICIOUS BITES FROM LOCAL TO WESTERN SPECIALTIES
There are plenty choices you could find at Celsius Cafe and Grill Kuta Bali vary from western grills such as variant choices of steaks to local specialties like satay platters, grilled fish, and grilled ribs. Other non-grilled menu also available for optional choices such as hamburger, sandwiches, variants of pasta, even popular Thailand stir-fried noodle, phad thai.
Snack Platter – IDR 58.000
This snack platter consist of five types of appetizer; spring rolls, chicken wings, squid calamari, chicken in a basket, and roast corn in BBQ sauce. My favourite were absolutely the calamari and roast corn (you can tell by seeing the pic!). Chicken wings and spring roll was so so while the chicken in basket covered with too much flour. The platter served with mayonnaise and sweet-sour sauce (oh I like it!).
Satay Platter – IDR 58.000
Celcius’s Satay Platter has four style of satay skewers including chicken satay with peanut sauce, Balinese satay Lilit Ayam (Chicken Lilit) and Lilit Ikan (Fish Lilit), and Beef satay. All of the satay were delicious. It was accompanied by typical Indonesian pickles. Highly recommended for those who want to try Indonesian traditional skewers for sharing starters.
Grilled Boneless Tender Chicken Steak – IDR 68.000
The flamed grilled boneless chicken was one of Celsius’s favourite western picks beside pasta. Look at that nice grill marks on the chicken! Who-ho, this was the real grills. The tender chicken steak basted with American style of homemade Caroline sauce and served with french fries and sauteed vegetables.
Beef Rib Fried Rice – IDR 55.000
I found that Celsius Cafe and Grill Kuta Bali is one of that proper restaurant who serve fried rice in affordable price around Kuta! Believe it or not, fried rice is one of favourite menu in Bali and it cost unreasonable very expensive in some restaurant. This 55k price (exclude tax) already include two pieces of special grilled ribs and considerably cheap enough in the area. The fried rice tasted usual, but the ribs was delicious. It’s tender and sweet (they seemed to use soy sauce for marinating the ribs).
Grilled Ribs with Spicy Rica-Rica Chili – IDR 85.000
Caution on for this dish, make sure your stomach can handled spicy well and you have glasses of cold drinks beside you! This grilled ribs with Indonesian rica-rica chili relish is definitely a must try at Celsius Cafe and Grill Kuta Bali. Ribs was tender and well cooked. The hero was the rica-rica, it’s very spicy but so addictive. I cannot stop eating and dipping my rib to the relish. Although I sweated but I kept doing it until finished all of the plate.
Grilled Boneless Milkfish with Seasoned Sweet Soy Sauce – IDR 70.000
Beach-side restaurant won’t complete without fresh-grilled seafood and this dish was my favourite among all. The fish grilled very well, it’s not over cooked, not fishy and very delicate. The seasoned sweet soy sauce marinated well and combined nicely with the taste of mikfish. The grills accompanied by steamed rice and fresh chili relish. I guess Celsius’s Chef mastered in processing chili since this relish was also delicious!
ALL ABOUT DESSERTS
Desserts and ice cream lovers, you won’t regret to come to Celsius Cafe and Grill Kuta Bali because they have choices of pancakes/ waffles with ice cream topping and special mix bowl with very affordable price IDR 25.000 – 35.000 only. If you want a simple sweet, I suggest you to pick their choices of pancakes and waffles. But, if you want a serious sweet, you can choose one of their special mixed bowl. Although the mixed bowl was packed with calories, but it also use healthy ingredients (like a taiwanese bowl) such as red bean, fruits, raisin, and puddings. You must be confused to pick one! I also suggest you to pick this dessert if you want one-for-two.
I enjoyed my time very well for having a dine at the restaurant. The restaurant wasn’t that crowded and full packed of people since it’s not located at the hustle bustle of walking area in the mall. Inspite it’s beautiful sea view during the day, what I like the most was their reasonable price that overall worth it for the food and taste.
Lastly, did I recommend this restaurant for you to try? The answer is definitely yes.
Will I be back? For sure!
Oh, I just know that they also have another branch at Jakarta located at Jalan Balap Sepeda 6, Rawamangun. Not sure whether they have the same concept and menu for the restaurant, but it should be 🙂
CELSIUS CAFE AND GRILL KUTA BALI
Discovery Shopping Mall, Discovery Shopping Mall Centro Dept Store 3rd Floor,
Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta, Badung, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Operational time: 10.00-22.00
Tripadvisor: Celsius Cafe & Grill
Tax: 10% government tax, 5% service tax
Smoking room: Yes
Music: No live music
Parking lot: Mall parking lot