Cumi Bali has been around for about 21 years. Used to be located on 20 Duxton Road, they have just celebrated their 21st anniversary- a new milestone - at 66 Tanjong Pagar Road.
Cumi Bali is a family-friendly restaurant, designed up by real people, unpretentious and simple. Artefacts from Indonesia decorate the interiors and the walls. The servant will entertain costumer by friendly dancing Fish mascot near the main doorway.
There are house specials which are highly recommended. Indonesian dishes are different from the regions' Asian food, as Asian food tends to be heavy-handed on a couple of spices, whilst Indonesian cuisine uses spice blends or "Bumbu" to create the different lingering tastes of each dish. For example, the Ikan Bakar is a special fish smothered in 18 spices and top-grilled to perfection. The spices paste on top reminds one of the otak-otak like consistency while the fish stays fresh and moist underneathe. This is highly recommended for fish lovers.
Otherwise, do give the Cumi Bali (House favourite - the restaurant is named after the resident squid) a try, and savour the "melt-in-your-mouth" feeling as only fresh, lightly chargrilled squid can be.
Reviews of the Sate Madura has made it's rounds in local periodicals and publications, and all is left to say is that you must try it to experience Javanese Satay (minus the peanut sauce) at its best, period.
Last but not least, the Cendol is a must-try, even if you dont have a sweet tooth, as it's one of the best items served in Cumi Bali. Definitely a sweet end to a delicious & satisfying meal.
Monday to Saturday (including Public Holidays): 11.30am - 2.30pm
Monday to Sundays: 6pm - 9.30pm
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar MRT Station EW15, Outram Park EW16/NE3
Aft Craig Road - Stop ID 05421: 80 / 145
Bef Wallich st - Stop ID 05429: 80 / 145