AKASA: A PREMIUM WOOD-FIRED DINING CONCEPT IN ULUWATU
Signature cliffside venue offers flamed-grilled seafood and prime cuts infused with aromatic firewood
Situated on the topmost level of Jumeirah Bali, the newly opened signature restaurant AKASA places diners in the midst of nature, sea and sky with awe-inspiring views across the island’s gin-clear waters and romantic sunset panoramas.
Inspired by the Majapahit era, the golden age of Java, the elegant restaurant invites guests to relax over lunch in the sun or an alfresco moonlit dinner to make the most of Bali’s balmy climate. Inside, the chic décor evokes a stately banquet hall where a royal Javanese family would entertain an intimate group of friends amid the splendour and royal ceremony.
AKASA’s Asian fusion menu created by Chef Joan Achour delights with rich, smoky flavours of Bali while referencing Thai, Japanese and Korean cuisines as well. By focusing on dishes that are perfect for sharing, Chef Joan pays tribute to Bali’s time-honoured tradition of serving family-style meals on large platters and inviting everyone to help themselves. Starting with a crudo selection that includes flame-grilled tuna tartare with Timut pepper and wood-fired veal katsu, Chef Achour’s menu is also an ode to nourishing dishes of Bali cooked over an aromatic, wood-fired flame that uses seasonally-changing local firewood.
The food menu is complemented by a comprehensive cocktail list from a resident mixologist and a vast wine selection from AKASA’s underground wine cellar accessible via a glass elevator, while a musicologist takes care of live music programming every night.