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(Closed) The Villa Bali

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The Villa Bali is a restaurant located on Lock Road specialising in Balinese, Thai and North Indian Cuisine. Please call 97502140 for reservations.

Fri, Sat & Eve of PH: 4.00pm - 2.00am, Mon to Wed: 5.00 pm - 12.00 am, Sun: 4.00 pm - 12.00 am, Thu:
+65 64736763
$39 based on 19 submissions
Alfresco/Outdoor Dining (11 votes), Chillout (10 votes), Quiet (10 votes)
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Villa Bali - A restaurant that transports you into a little Bali

Villa Bali is set in a public transport challenged location, but perhaps because of its elusive location, it makes dining there almost like being in another country altogether. Perhaps eating at Villa Bali has renewed an interest to visit Bali proper. The set up of the alfresco diner is definitely a plus as you feel like you are in a little Balinese garden with nooks and crannies of plants, water features and ceramic sculpture offering privacy. There is an eclectic mix of furnishings from regular chairs to day beds and even benches set on wheels. I was able to enjoy the Thai, Indian, and Indonesian platters. Without a 50 percent off (due to the relocation) the platters would have been really expensive. The food is decent Asian fare, presenting with highlights of what makes a country dish special. This is one place that is great if you intend to have a leisurely dinner and take a breather to enjoy the lush foliage.

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Villa Bali Indonesian Platter
14 Feb 2011 • 36 reviews • 2 followers

Villa Bali - A restaurant that transports you into a little Bali

Villa Bali is set in a public transport challenged location, but perhaps because of its elusive location, it makes dining there almost like being in another country altogether. Perhaps eating at Villa Bali has renewed an interest to visit Bali proper. The set up of the alfresco diner is definitely a plus as you feel like you are in a little Balinese garden with nooks and crannies of plants, water features and ceramic sculpture offering privacy. There is an eclectic mix of furnishings from regular chairs to day beds and even benches set on wheels. I was able to enjoy the Thai, Indian, and Indonesian platters. Without a 50 percent off (due to the relocation) the platters would have been really expensive. The food is decent Asian fare, presenting with highlights of what makes a country dish special. This is one place that is great if you intend to have a leisurely dinner and take a breather to enjoy the lush foliage.
03 Dec 2010 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Spouse birthday dinner

ftf, if you are going for indian food, be specific and ask the ordertaker to repeat.

I ordered for 4 rotis and navaratna korma, guess what I was given two bowls of navaratna korma!!! and no roti - (how to eat macha) - hoped they had ppl who knew the basics of the menu. If it was not for the ambience of the place, that guy would have had it.

Apart from that, it was a good exp - the ambience was awesome, the taste was good, the island punch was great.

And finally the bill - it came to 90$ for two, was kinda of ok - if it was not for ambience then.... ;)

The management of The Villa Bali responded to this review:
08 Dec 2010
Thank you for your honest feedback. We are increasingly dependent on part-time students to support our operation and whilst they are diligent workers who are keen to learn it is difficult to train them properly due to their busy schedules. This is certainly no excuse for poor service and we are continuously striving to match our service level with our environment. We are very happy that the ambiance made the evening for you though! Come back and see us we will try to do better next time!
19 Jul 2010 • 11 reviews • 0 follower

Great location for drinks, but go elsewhere for dinner

Relaxed, casual, and resort-like atmosphere makes this place perfect for drinks. Food is ok if you're looking for bar snacks, but for anything more substantial I would probably go elsewhere.
09 Jul 2010 • 1 review • 0 follower

Villa Bali on my gf birthday

Was a awesome day! I would recommend not to order the platters as their ala-carte dishes were finger licking good!!! Chicken wings, calamari rings, soft shell crabs and also their variety of fish dishes. The ambience was great, was a romantic evening as we chose to have our dinner in a hut style! The ladies over there served us well and we did not have to wait long for the food..
24 Mar 2010 • 1 review • 0 follower

Terrible Service, They DESPISE their customers

I have been here a few times - both times were extremely unpleasant (I was there for business drinks with clients who worked nearby so didn't have much choice in the matter). The service quality is in inverse proportion to the ambiance - the place looks like it should be wonderful, but the staff give you the impression that you're really inconveniencing them by simply wanting to order a drink. If you plan on drinking more than 2 beers in 2 hours, I'd advise ordering a bunch ahead as it'll take a looong time for anyone to notice your existence.

Another thing to note... however much you spend - this place won't give you free tap water (it's hard enough to get paid-for beer!). This shows that the contempt for the customer goes beyond the waitstaff right up to the top... in fact...

I was only spurred to write this review after seeing the owner's obnoxious response to being listed in the Sparkette food blog's excellent "Places that don't serve free water" article. Have a read of Robin's (I guess one of the owners) contemptuous little diatribe about customers who have the temerity to want a glass of water with their over-priced drinks. It's available for your reading pleasure here: http://sparklette.net/food/restaurants-that-do-not-serve-water/comment-page-2/#comment-224266