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Bonsai Bali Chinese & Indonesian Cuisine

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by Deborah Jayne (subscribe)
Motto: Have a plan and be prepared.
Published March 3rd 2015
The Indonesian Heart of Cranbourne


A treasure chest is never found lying on the beach in full view. It is always tucked away somewhere unexpected. Such is the case with Bonsai Bali Chinese & Indonesian Cuisine.

Behind the bamboo lined front widow, nestled between a hairdresser and optical superstore, Bonsai Bali is located at 109 High Street, Cranbourne - Cranbourne! Not the first place you'd think to look for first-class Chinese and Indonesian food, but Bonsai Bali never fails to satisfy. Expertly cooked, generous sized serves and reasonable prices; if you are a local and you've never been to Bonsai Bali, you are truly missing out.



From the outside you can hardly see the tea candles flickering on their bamboo stands, but this modest little window hides an absolute culinary delight.

Enter to a serenely inviting fish tank and Bali style hut entrance counter; the walls are decorated with Indonesian masks, solid rows of bamboo and fairy lights strung across the ceiling and cascading down the walls.



The glitter-flecked tabletops provide unusual and enchanting entertainment and the crockery is another delight, but it is not the décor that will have you return time and time again to Bonsai Bali. The service is impeccable and very friendly, the food arrives quickly and there is plenty of it.

The quality of the food both in taste and presentation is excellent and Bonsai Bali boasts a roaring take-away trade as well as the dine-in experience.



The extensive menu offers a selection of both Indonesian and Chinese cuisine. If you like it hot and spicy, prepare for a treat. This is the real deal.

There are several banquets to choose from and they are flexible with menu selections if you'd like to change particular dishes. Designed for a minimum of two people, starting at only $22.90 per person for a 6-course Chinese Banquet or $24.90 for a 6-course Indonesian Banquet. This option is excellent value and the serves are huge. Nobody leaves Bonsai Bali feeling hungry and you can take whatever you don't eat home with you.



Bonsai Bali trades six (6) nights a week, Sunday – Thursday 5pm to 10pm and Friday and Saturday 5pm to 11pm. They are closed Monday, except for public holidays.

To reserve a table at Bonsai Bali call 5996 1202 or 5995 0863.

NOTE: Bonsai Bali is entirely BYO.



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Why? Chinese & Indonesian Cuisine
When: Every night except Monday (Excl. Public Holidays)
Phone: 5996 1202 & 5995 0863
Where: Bonsai Bali
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