Jalan Melasti, Kuta, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Average Price: $ 2 per person
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Vegetarian
Features: After Hours, Reservation, Take Away, Dessert, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
For dining in, ordering a takeaway or having a meal delivered, LemonGrass in Jalan Melasti, Legian, is the place for generous portions of individually prepared mouthwatering Thai food at very reasonable prices. Winner 4 years running in the people's vote organized by the prestigious magazine Hello Bali, a visit to the Island of the Gods is incomplete without dropping in to LemonGrass to taste the nectar of the Gods. Be sure to go early in your trip because you will want to go back. Again and again. Since opening in Seminyak in 2002, Ibu Wayan Sadi has enjoyed such startling success that not only was she forced to move LemonGrass to bigger and better premises in Legian, but she has also launched a second restaurant under the same name in the rapidly developing area of Canggu, near Echo Beach, on the way to Bali's popular and iconic Tanah Lot temple. Open daily from 8am to 11.30pm in Legian and 10am to 10.30pm in Canggu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Ibu Wayan continues to maintain her strict ethos of preparing every dish to order using only the freshest of produce and hand-blended spices and currys. She has personally trained her chefs and indeed all her staff, in the respect and love of food, and her passion shines through in the consistent quality and presentation of every meal served. With no MSG or any other dangerous additives, the menu includes over 60 Thai dishes featuring all the popular choices and all prepared with authentic Thai herbs and flavourings: Tom Yam Goong (famous hot and sour Thai soup with fresh prawns) Yam Nuea (classic Thai beef salad with heaps of juicy grilled steak tossed with toasted ground rice, lemon juice and coriander), Gaeng Keow Waan (the definitive green chicken curry flavoured with aromatics, coconut milk, green beans and bamboo shoots), Pla Lad Prik (whole fish marinated in lemon and spices then deep fried and served with chilli sauce), Khao Pad (delicious Thai-style fried rice with chicken, egg, tomato, onions, shallots and green vegetables), and of course the linchpin of all Thai cuisine, Pad Thai (rice noodles fried with dried shrimp, pork, prawns, tamarind, fish sauce and garnished with bean sprouts and lime) as well as some lesser known dishes, all equally as tasty. There is also a large range of fish and seafood, many vegetarian options as well as weekly specials. Also offering Bali favourites like saté (delicate Indonesian-style meat kebabs with rice and peanut sauce) and soto ayam (wholesome chicken soup served with rice) the menu caters to everyone's taste. Choose a beverage to accompany your meal from the comprehensive drinks list that includes a range of coffees, teas, fresh juices, beers and wine and for the icing on the cake, top it all off with a delectable dessert like Gluay Too (Thai style fried banana fritters served with maple syrup and vanilla ice cream) or Mamuang Khao Nieo (freshly cooked sticky rice with coconut milk and slices of sweet mango sprinkled with sesame seeds). With seating for 60 people downstairs and 30 upstairs, a separate air-conditioned dining area and a bar offering an extensive range of drinks with Happy Time daily from 4-7pm, enjoy the casual, comfortable and friendly atmosphere of LemonGrass. You will be assured of a warm Balinese welcome, attentive service and a meal to remember.