Izakaya By OKU: The Art of The Japanese Atelier

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Izakaya By OKU: The Art of The Japanese Atelier

The Apurva Kempinski Bali will launch its latest gastronomic venture with the opening of Izakaya by OKU, the new signature Japanese restaurant that adds to the resort’s dining collection on the 1st of July 2019 and will open from Monday to Sunday from 18:00 – 23:00. Inspired by the award-winning OKU Restaurant at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta, Izakaya by OKU is a modern Japanese restaurant with an atelier concept. The word Izakaya refers to the after work hub in Japan, where people gather over a meal. This newly unveiled Japanese restaurant features an open kitchen, allowing guests to observe the preparation of the dishes and the chef’s craftsmanship at the highest level.

Izakaya by OKU

Chef Deni Koswara, who has more than 15 years’ experience in Japanese gastronomy has curated a creative menu, inspired by the traditional Japanese cooking method and ingredients. Some of Izakaya by OKU’s signature dishes that are not to be missed include: Karasumi Pasta, OKU Kaarage, OKU Aburi Salmon Roll, Truffle Gyu Don, Saikyo Cod, and Mizu as well as Okukase, an enticing five-course and seven-course chef’s degustation menu paired with sakes and signature cocktails. Additionally, an extensive range of Japanese traditional sake and shochu as well as creative cocktails are offered, crafted by the resort’s sake sommelier.

Featuring an all-wood structure and earth-coloured tones with subdued lighting, the 60 seat Izakaya by OKU is just the right place to experience the Japanese dining culture in the heart of Nusa Dua with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and a tropical garden. 

Izakaya by OKU 

Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Sawangan, Nusa Dua.


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