Indulge in the enchanting culinary journey offered by AKASA Restaurant & Bar, where the smoky Balinese flavors mingle with Asian fusion delights, all set against the backdrop of Uluwatu’s mesmerizing sunset vistas and inspired by the grandeur of the Majapahit era.
Gracing the topmost level of the Jumeirah Bali, AKASA Restaurant & Bar serves as a premium Uluwatu dining destination, complete with mesmerising views of the island’s scenic sea and skies, and creating the perfect backdrop for a stunning sunset.
AKASA offers a stunning dining experience, with charming details inspired by the Majapahit era woven into its space. Guests will be transported to the golden age of Java as they relax on the terrace, enjoying a sunset drink or sample an array of exquisite dishes. Find yourself welcomed into a refined banquet hall as you step inside this Uluwatu gem, evoking the ambience of a royal Javanese family hosting guests, amidst the splendour of a royal ceremony.
Specialising in Asian fusion delights with smoky Balinese flavours, AKASA showcases tempting Thai, Japanese and Korean cuisine, making it a Bali dining destination you can’t miss! Chef Joan Achour, formerly from the Jumeirah Maldives and Jumeirah Mina A’Salam in Dubai, brings her culinary expertise with a focus on creating traditional Bali family-style meals, crafting dishes perfect for sharing.
To begin, guests can warm-up their palate with a crudo selection which includes flame-grilled tuna tartare with Timut pepper and Peruvian-style whitefish ceviche, drizzled with Nikkei leche de tigre. The dishes are fashioned using high-quality produce, sourced from across the archipelago and then cooked over an aromatic, wood-fired flame.
Before the mains, indulge in a plate of Jimbaran prawn salad, sea bass roll with caviar, and a spicy Szechuan eggplant salad. Alternatively, opt for the robata selection which includes kimchi tiger prawn, chicken in an anticucho-style with burnt cumin, or seared teriyaki Wagyu beef.
Chef Joan’s mains are a real highlight and inspired by the bounty of the sea, showcasing giant tiger prawns with ginger and chilli sambal, Thai-style whole scallops, and local sea bass cooked in a banana leaf with fresh coconut, lime and fragrant lemongrass.
As one of the best Uluwatu restaurants, AKASA also serves an outstanding dry-aged beef selection. Their premium US and Australian cuts are perfect for sharing, whilst those who prefer to enjoy great dining by themselves can delight in the individually-portioned Wagyu ribeye and tenderloin steaks – all aged for at least 25 days in a closely controlled environment to enrich the tenderness and flavour.
Aside from signature dishes, AKASA also features an extensive cocktail menu. ‘The First King,’ a tequila-based cocktail, is a fresh tropical blend flavoured with pineapple, peach and cinnamon, narrating the legend of Ken Arok, the founding king of Majapahit. Another delicious treat is the ‘Nusantara,’ a unique take on the classic espresso martini, offering a zesty mandarin aroma and tropical pineapple mixed with earthy coffee.
For a sweet ending, pandan crème brûlée with homemade kaya jam seamlessly blends French cooking techniques and local ingredients. Or why not try the manjari namelaka chocolate sphere served with raspberry compote and raspberry lime sorbet, as well as a selection of ice cream flavours that will complete your indulgent dining experience. A musicologist will also be on hand to ensure the perfect tunes accompany your culinary adventure every night – making your dining experience a complete symphony for the senses!
For more information or to make a reservation, visit the restaurant’s official website or email email@example.com.
Tel: +62811 3891 1620