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Review: One of the few vegetarian options in Ubud. The highlights of the menu are the Isreali items such as falafels and Jerusalem sandwich (like a gyro). Outside of the Middle Eastern fare, the Reuben sandwich is tasty. Other items are hit or miss. Don't be enticed by the omelet--it's actually nothing like an omelet at all but two unseasoned blocks of tofu. Other than the seitan in the Jerusalem which is fried in slivers and well seasoned with caramelized onions, seitan is not their specialty and comes out as a soggy sponge. 3 vegan deserts (other items use honey) all of which are very dense and lacking in other respects. Prices are somewhat expensive for what you get--ordered their honey bee seitan steak dish (nothing to do with honeybee at all by the way) which in the picture looked like two big slices of seitan plus the sides, but in reality was only one small piece of seitan. Bit of false advertising there. On top of this they add a 15% service fee+tax. They do a Sunday all you can eat buffet for 100K per head. Servers are nice, helpful, knowledgeable about vegan cuisine, and accommodating with replacements for condiments that are not vegan. If you take the choice balcony seating that is somewhat out of their view, you will have to flag them down a bit.