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Rumah Desa Balinese Home and Cooking Studio

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Br. Baru, Marga, Tabanan, Indonesia
+62 812-3954-987
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Gosford, Australia
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Wayan was very informative taking time to explain each step with care. We got the recipes to take home and practice. It has beautiful surroundings and I can highly recommend to everyone.

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Monterey, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We were here for a cooking demo and lunch as part of a World Spree Bali tour. Wonderful staff, the best Balinese food of the tour, wonderful dance presentation. This was one of the tour highlights for sure.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Balinese Food, enriched with spices and flavours was on the agenda on a day trip to Rumah Desa (meaning house in the village) to participate in a Balinese cooking class and rice field adventures. Located in the tranquil village of Bargu in the Marga district of Tabanan, Rumah Desa is a good couple of hours by car from Jimbaran. First... More 

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Denpasar, Indonesia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

I want go to here again, because just one place in bali make me know, how steps cooking with the concept of bali, thanks for all moment here . Amazing and very good

1 Thank Bali B
Hong Kong, China
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 29 December 2015

We ate lunch here before we had the cooking class, and our meal was delicious so we had high expectations for a good class. We started by looking at/smelling the different spices which was fun. We then chopped up the ingredients for the basic pasted and grated them in this large flat mortar and a pestle. (Different from the deep... More 

1 Thank jackie_in_hong_kong
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Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

This cooking class was recommended by a foodie friend and it was as good as she said. We were collected from our hotel in Ubud and drove for an hour through Balinese countryside to Rumah Desa. It is in a beautifully presented traditional compound with a lovely garden. Our group of four were the only participants so we were fortunate... More 

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Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

This is one of my favorite! When you come to someplace, you shouldn't just enjoy your hotel, pool, restaurant, shops, clubs or any other 'artificial' places. You should see the original culture. Open your eyes on how local people actually live their life. Here we learned about original Balinese way of life. How they cook, how they pray, how they... More 

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Reviewed 26 July 2015

We took the 21 course cooking class, which was absolutely wonderful! We were very lucky to be the only ones booked in, so we had the market tour, the very friendly and welcoming hosts and the entire kitchen all to ourselves. Explanations and instructions were very clear, and since it was just the two of us, we actually prepared all... More 

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Jambi Province, Indonesia
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Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

Had an opportunity to experience Balinese Culture and walk around the village. Kudos to Pak Wayan and Pak Made for that wonderful experience. Hope to be back again.

Thank LaksamanaKiagos
IJsselstein, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Took a 21 course cooking class and didn't regret it for a second!!!! What a Nice staff, trip to a pasar was Nice and al the dishes were to die for! Will absolutly recommend this to everybody! Great place, great people, great food, great pleasure!

Thank 1970Rhonda

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 70
Asian, Indonesian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Br. Baru, Marga, Tabanan, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Bali  >  Tabanan
  • Phone Number: +62 812-3954-987
Balinese Food & Cooking Class StudioRumah Desa means house in the village. Our house is located really in a tranquil village with very charming nature at the surrounding. Here you can experience the authentic Balinese life in the village and explore the garden with its various tropical plants. Rumah Desa was constructed with following Balinese building regulation, the so called "asta kosala kosali". It is very important to build house by following this regulation to keep the harmonious relation among nature, human beings and god.Rumah Desa was built to empower and develop the village through our programs. All activities we organize are aimed to develop our village and encourage the young generation in developing their capability. To support the society in the village we also use the houses of villagers for your overnight.Our concept is to create job opportunity for the villagers in order to increase their life standard, and to train young generation for a better capability. We expect that our people in Bali are ready to face the globalism, especially in the tourism business. Rumah Desa organizes some programs which are held in the village of Baru, in the Marga district of Tabanan, Bali. We invite you to experience the unique and authentic, culture, art, wisdom, rites and philosophy of Bali through our programs. And it is about one hour drive from International airport or 30 minutes from Ubud.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?