Up To You - Review and Tour
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Up To You, Lovina Beach Bali
"Up to you" is a restaurant that tries to be the local fun spot, but
ends up being that and more. As the logo implies, you'll find
people whiling away the time with an IPad during the day and on the
weekends, the DJ draws a people in with music, but where this place
really stands out is the food. The food is the absolute passion of the
owner along with keeping the place spotless.
We sat down with the owner and he explained that he goal was to
simple make a place with great food, drinks, a lot of fun while keeping
the most spotless kitchen and bathroom in town. He passlion about this
really shows through in the quality of the food and the cleanliness of
the place. In fact, we had to include the bathrooms as they are of
exceptional quality and cleanliness especially for the region. We did
get a chance to see the kitchen. The kitchen and freezer were well
organized with vacuum packed and dated packages on everything, which
helps explain why tastes so fresh at the table.
|The cuisine has the classic Balinese
food that you expect along Lovina, including "Nasi Goreng" a
fried rice that's the unofficial national dish along with other
traditional favorites. . They also serve Italian food and
Mediterranean food. On the day that we sampled the menu, we
found the following items on the menu
|Dinner Menu Sample:
- Filet Steaks that are imported for Australia and vacuum
sealed for freshnes.
- Sate (Richly flavored meat sautéed on a stick)
- Spaghetti (hard to fin) with:
- Chicken Curry
- Fish & Chips
- Sides: Meals come with bread, rice, pasta or potatoes.
- Many others.
- Breakfast is served here and it's start late in the
morning, the perfect place when "The Night is Hooter", but
if you're leaving early in the morning this restaurant and
the other don't open early in the morning.
Hot fresh ground coffee is made strong
here along with Cappuccino. These are all made from freshly
ground coffee beans. It's a fact of life that most places
servce instant coffee and "Coffee shop" quality coffee can
be hard to find. Go no further that Up To You.
There is traditional
coffee made here and other places. This is made from a fine
ground coffee mixed directly into the coffee and stirred.
They'll add milk and sugar for you if desired.
Beer and Wine:
- Up To You serves draft beer from the bar including
Heineken as well as a wine list for dinner or to enjoy with
Shoarma with Marinated
Chicken, Mango Juice and Crème Brule for desert.
- The Shoarma served on a fresh pita bread. The
chicken was richly season without being hot. The texture of
the chicken was more like tiny grill chicken strips rather
than Kabob, but the rich in favor was strongly noted. It
came with lettuce, cucumber, tomato and two sauces. The
white sauce tasted a little sweeter than what you would
expect from the Shoarma in the middle east and more like
Greek sauce, but definitely cool and tasty.
- The Mango Juice was rich and cool. This is different
than the Mango juice that you might find in the west. It's
equally as sweet, but natural. It's a Mango placed in a
blender and if required, just enough water may be added to
given it a consistency thicker than a smoothie.
- Crème Brule was sampled homemade tasting, not overly
sweet, but richly caramelized. We would recommend it.
- Tapas are many small portions food similar to a series
of appetizers. Each has a unique taste that cleans the
palette for the next. The Tapas are delivered one after the
other and elevated the quality of the meal beyond what we
would have expected from such a casual place.
- Octopus with vinegar sauce - This was served cold and
cooked only til tender. It was well presented but tasted
much better than it looked.
- Baklava was sweet and flaky with quality that we would
have expected from a bakery. This is a hard to find treat in
|Up To You has four different atmosphere depend on where and
when you visit.
Street side: You can site facing the
streets with tourists walking by as you enjoy the breeze or
Upstairs, it's quieter and the rear wall
is cut away for a view of the roof top and the stream with
is usually covered by the jungle like trees. It's a lovely
place for conversation with music in the background.
The Bar / Coffee Shop: This space is
where we find people meeting "pub buddies" or sitting
quietly with and Ipad and coffee.
Nightlife: On the weekend, the background
music turns into a DJ people are in and out while beer is
coming from the taps.
|Up to you is located right off the beach in Downtown
Lovina in View of the Lovina Dolphin statue and a moment's walk from the
beach. The general area offers, tourist guide, gift shopping,
restaurant, local fast food, hotel and
bars. You can find it on the Lovina Night tour or on the Google
|8:00am to 12pm 7 Day a week
|Click here to see the tour
|1 December 14