BaliUbudFrenchFusionIndonesian $$$$$ Town Center
Bistro

Melting Wok Warung

A traditional Balinese warung so small only 8 tables fit in the semi-open dining area. These tables book out days in advance by diners eager to indulge in Melting Wok's authentic curries.

Dish names scrawled on humble blackboard menus are few in number, usually 2 main curries and a daily special, meaning chefs focus on quality over quantity, preparing mouth-watering curries worthy of the wait.

Maybe part of the reason Melting Wok's curries are so famous is that diners get to choose how their meal is prepared. Select your preferred level of spice, protein source from either tofu, tempeh, chicken, meat, or marlin, and whether you'd like your curry with rice or noodles. Whichever options you choose, the curries are always full of flavor and packed with fresh vegetables. The restaurant's French fusion dessert options, like crepes, are equally as delicious.

The warung's convenient location on trendy market-stall-lined Jalan Gootama may entice hungry shoppers to stop for a bargain meal. While you may be lucky enough to find a free table for lunch, you'll almost certainly be turned away during dinner hours so always plan ahead and book a table in advance.

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Price & Hours

Meal Prices From

Rp5,000 (USD$0.34)

$$$$$

Bistro

French Fusion Indonesian
Drinks
Beer Wine Cocktails Coffee Tea Soda Fruit Juice
Available
Dairy Free Gluten Free Vegetarian Vegan
Location
Town Center

Hours

10am-10pmTuesday-Sunday

Overview

  • Food Quality: Best in town
  • Service: Excellent
  • Value: Excellent
  • Location: Very Convenient
  • Open For: Lunch, Dinner
  • Bookings: Required
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Noise Level: Louder Than Usual
  • Comfort Level: Average
  • Seating: Semi Open
  • Decor: Earthy
  • Wifi: Free & Password Protected
  • Delivery: No
  • Good For Groups: No
  • Who Visits: Mostly Tourists & Expats
  • Payments: Cash Only

Dietary

Gluten-free: 1-2 dishes
eg. Chicken coconut curry with rice
Vegetarian: 1-2 dishes
eg. Coconut curry with tofu or tempeh
Vegan: 1-2 dishes
eg. Sautéed wok curry with tofu (or tempeh) and rice

You Have To Try...

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Sautéed Wok Curry

Gluten-friendly Dairy-free Vegan

Melting wok's curry of the day prepared with your choice of protein - chicken, meat, marlin, tofu, or tempeh and to your preferred level of spice. Served with either noodles or rice.

Tip: Choose tempeh or tofu for a vegetarian/vegan option and rice for a gluten-free option.

Look Around

Restaurant entranceRestaurant entrance
Dining roomDining room
Blackboard menuBlackboard menu
Around the restaurant

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Where Is It

Jl. Gootama No.13, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

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How To Get There

Walk

Walking distance from most accommodation and attractions in central Ubud.

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Motorbike

Free parking for motorbikes and scooters along Jalan Dewisita, south of the restaurant, near the intersection with Jalan Gootama.

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Taxi

Local taxis drop off at either end of Jalan Gootama. The nearest taxis are usually north of the restaurant, along Jalan Raya Ubud.

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Backstory

Melting Wok Warung was founded by French owner, Geraldine, who is often present to warmly welcome customers. The restaurant's European roots are most notable in dessert items, like crepes, which surprisingly pair perfectly with Balinese curries.

Scorecard

Best Parts:
  • Flavor-packed curries and decadant desserts.
  • Very low cost for a restaurant in such high-demand.
  • Customization of meals from spice and protein preferences to rice or noodles.
  • Small range of menu items so focus is on quality.
  • Authentic, local atmosphere with only blackboard menus.
Could Be Better:
  • Small dining space.
  • Tables are difficult to secure and require bookings days in advance.
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