Bold and chic, the casual fine-dining & functions venue Chez Gado Gado, has a big – but suitably playful – name. After over thirty years, the restaurant has earned itself a long-standing legacy in what is usually only fifteen minutes of culinary fame. What began as one of few nightclubs dotting Bali’s beaches has bloomed into a fine and adult experience – without ever outgrowing its lighthearted moniker.
Modestly standing to the side tail-end of Jl. Dhyana Pura in the bustling labyrinth of Seminyak, Chez Gado Gado has the appearance of a strong and quiet secret, reluctantly shared – despite ease of access, being right on Double Six Beach, and ample parking space.
Gado gado is a tasty local dish with a recipe that varies island-to-island, chef-to-chef, or possibly even nightly. It’s a medley, a mix of vegetables, and a playful mutt, always doused in delicious peanut sauce. As a restaurant offering primarily Pan-Mediterranean cuisine with menus thought up by an ingenious Dutch chef – on an Indonesian island – it’s easy to see why the name is an apt one. Chez Gado Gado is an exotic and ambient blend in a magical location with unsurpassed views of the orange sunsets over the Indian Ocean. Staffed by passionate people from all around the country – plus a Sommelier from Chile offering a distinctive wine list – this delectable secret is an exotic blend, indeed.