Saturday, July 10, 2010

Bali - Neno Vegetarian Restaurant *CLOSED DOWN*

Neno has since closed down.

After the bombings, it is great to see Bali picking up the pieces and back to its brisk business days again. It is also very pleasant to see quite a number of vegetarian places popping up in recent years. In my recent Bali trip, I saw quite a number of vegetarian outlets along the roads, however I was not able to try out all except for this one. I am truely glad that my travel mates were satisfied with the food served. Neno is a Fusion Vegetarian Restaurant affiliated with Simple Food Singapore which has 2 outlets on our shores.
They serve a wide variety of cusines ranging from Japanese to Western dishes.

Front View of the Restaurant

It is not difficult to spot this restaurant as there is a BIG signage board right in front of the restaurant itself. However the chinese character "素" was a little small to spot. Neno is a restaurant on its own which has 2 floors that can accomodate quite a number of people. Decoration is simple with green and brown as base colors.

Interior of the Restaurant

In case you are wondering, what is "NENO"? it was explained in the restaurant, artistically written on the wall. NENO is derived from the notion of "No Egg, No Onion" in their dishes. However, this is not fully vegan since there are various dishes using cheese, hence I believe there is still some diary-related items.

The other side of the restaurant where the are some nice posters of the food they serve as well as the specials of the day.

Second Storey of the Restaurant

Setting was slightly different from the first floor, the second floor was more comfy and suitable for people to sit down and have tea and spend the afternoon away. The Balinese style couches are really comfy. One can even book the entire 2nd floor for a private function.


Menu is done nicely with a hard cover made from bamboo and the dishes looked tempting. We ordered 1 sides and 5 mains for 4 pax.

Grilled Herbs Baby Potato RP14,000

As the title suggests, these are baby potatoes grilled/baked and served with mozarella cheese on top. As the cheese was served on a separate dish, you may omit this and opt for the vegan choice. The base of the sauce used to grill this dish is tomato. Just in case you are pondering how much it costs in sg, the conversion rate is 1SGD:6500RP. So this is around SGD 2.10.

Hawaiian Pizza 8" RP 26,000

8" pizza that we shared. Comprises of Veg Ham, Olives, Tomatoes & Pineapple. Crust was baked well and crispy too. It costs around SGD 4.

Mushroom Soup RP13,500

Sharon ordered this instead of drinks. Served with lots of croutons on top! I like the soup as it reminded me of the one I had in Bishan.

Thai Spicy Prawn Soup with Udon RP 38,000

I was craving for spicy food for the entire trip and decided to try this. This is served with lots of ingredients like brocolli, carrots, corn, enoki mushrooms, seaweed, mushrooms and veg mock prawns. The Soup was indeed very spicy but satisfied my craving. Would have been better if the carrots are more well cooked as they tasted quite hard.

Creme Pesto Fettucine with Pine Nuts RP 39,000

Ray ordered this dish. Nicely presented and the cream was just right! However, the same comment he had was this shouldn't include carrots as well. I guess its for the presentation purpose.

Spicy Chicken Japanese Udon RP30,000

Another spicy udon dish. I liked it too as the udon was not over-cooked and tasted really spicy. Served with mock chicken slices, mushrooms, vegetables and chili padi.

Olive Mushroom Veggie Fried Rice RP 24,000

Served with Olive, Carrots, vegetables, ham and mushrooms. Tasted fragrant.

Drinks RP16,000

We ordered Lime Juice and Honeydew Juice. Refreshing~

Neno is located in the artistic area of Semiyak, approximately 5 mins drive from Ku de ta. Hence it is easy to find. They also provide personalised full vegetarian day tour planning. With more vegetarian outlets opening up and cheap airfare, I am definitely set on my second trip really soon again!

Location: NeNo Restaurant. Jl. Petitenget no. 2x, Seminyak

Opening hours:
(Mon-Sat) 0830hrs-2230hrs
(Sun) 0900hrs-2230hrs

Tel: +62-361-9103003

Facebook Link:

Neno Blog:


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|aysh said...

Neno-Bali is sister company to Simple Food (Tampines) ^^
I bought the tour package from SF for daily meals in Neno.