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Ubud Food « The ARMA Thai Restaurant ~ Ubud, Bali

» The ARMA Thai Restaurant at The ARMA Resort ~ Peliatan, South Ubud

↬ Jalan Bima, Pengosekan/Peliatan, Ubud | ☎ (0361) 975 742 | ♨ Thai Restaurant ~ Home Delivery

If you want quality Thai food in the centre of Ubud but without the traffic, The ARMA Thai should be right at the top of your list. Set in the spacious and immaculately-kept grounds of the Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA), you can guarantee yourself a healthy dose of peace and tranquility as you munch through your baked king prawns.

'The Kokokan' ~ ARMA's Thai Restaurant in the heart of Ubud 'The Kokokan' ~ ARMA's Thai Restaurant in the heart of Ubud

Choose a private bale ('balay', or gazebo) in the sawah for some romantic face-time, or pick a table overlooking the gardens and river for that outdoor feeling – or simply sit inside the tasteful, beautifully-lit restaurant and wait for your food to be served.

Personal favourites include the Tom Yam Gai sweet-and-sour chicken soup with coriander roots and lemon grass, the Pla Chu Che fillet of red snapper served in a creamy coconut-milk curry sauce, or the Hor Mok Hed – a steamed vegetarian Thai curry with mushrooms, cabbage and sweet basil. A side order of young pumpkin leaves in a garlic-and-oyster sauce will fill any gaps.

But make room for dessert...

While you're here, take a wander through the galleries of traditional and contemporary Balinese paintings or take in a quality evening dance performance at the open stage.

If you're stuck for a lift to the restaurant, give their friendly staff a ring on (0361) 975 742 for a free shuttle service – they'll also drop you back home after your meal. And if you like the place so much you want to stay, put your head down in one of ARMA Resort's luxurious rooms or private villas.

Reviews at Trip Advisor reflect the cool reality of the place.

✓ Deliciously Thai – delicate and fresh with attentive service in an extremely peaceful environment.

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