A chic intersection of New York gentlemen's club and Shanghai Art Nouveau, Mama San is the second, more casual eatery by Sarong chef and restaurateur Will Meyrick. The story goes that Meyrick sourced favorite street food vendors from several Asian cities and flew them to Bali to consult. As a result, the menu is pan-Asian, with upscale versions of easy-to-eat iconic dishes like chow ming noodles with duck and pad Thai, and curries as disparate as Sichuan braised beef short ribs and Indian lamb with lentils and yogurt. Keeping in line with the retrochic theme, the drinks list is largely comprised of classic cocktails with creative twists, like Mint Juleps with apricots. Still on the fence? There is also the industrial, stone-and-wood décor with warm touches coming from the exposed brick wall, leather couches, numerous black-and-white photos and an enormous pop art–style portrait of the eponymous mama san looming over the whole space.
Tel: +62 361 730 436
Published on Mar 28, 2012