Izakaya by OKU: The Art of the Japanese Atelier

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The Japanese restaurant strives to present authenticity through modern reimagination

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.

Botarga Karasumi Pasta

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.

Chicken Teriyaki

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.

Guacamole Hotate Ponzu

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.

OKU Kaarage 2

Izakaya by OKU opens from Monday to Sunday, 18:00 – 23:00.

About The Apurva Kempinski Bali 

Standing atop the majestic cliff of Nusa Dua, with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and a tropical garden, The Apurva Kempinski Bali offers the epitome of beachfront luxury. This five-star resort in Bali presents itself as a majestic open-air theatre, an embodiment of Indonesian elegance. A collection of 475 iconic rooms, suites and villas are showcased, with 60% of the accommodation featuring its own private plunge pools. From a unique culinary journey and indigenous spa treatments, to the spacious meeting rooms and alluring chapels, The Apurva Kempinski Bali is a spectacular stage where curated experiences are brought to life. 

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About Kempinski 

Created in 1897, Kempinski Resorts is Europe’s oldest luxury resort group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 77 five-star resorts and residences in 34 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage.

The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle resorts, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent resort brands.