The Kelusa: A Charming, Dining Place in Ubud with A Congenial Atmosphere

There is a plethora of places to choose on the Island of Gods when it comes to eating out options. Whether it is a trendy, cozy bistro or a 5-star restaurant, one can always rave about their dining experience there.

It is a rarity, however, to discover a place that practically caters to those who are eager to enjoy both classic and modern dining experiences that, while one might describe as avant-garde, are still approachable and inclusive to everyone who has found home in Bali.

How about a dining place that retains a classical culinary approach yet manages to somehow feature modern, sophisticated ways of serving them to your tables? How about an idyllic venue where artists and creative people can meet each other and form connections and beyond through regular, monthly events that are carefully crafted for the visionaries?

The Menues

Located in Ubud, Bali, The Kelusa is a culinary gem surrounded by the lush and serene Payangan rainforest. The picturesque forest has become a fixture among pictures uploaded by Bali travelers, making the dining experience at The Kelusa not only satisfy your appetite but also blissful.

The Kelusa’s dining experience caters to even the pickiest foodies by offering carefully crafted dishes that are divided into two sections: signatures – modern Indonesian dishes with a twist – and classics. 

The selection of signature dishes includes Sambal be Tongkol, which is a tuna salad with shallot, lemongrass, chili, and local basil, Cakalang Woku (grilled tuna, spicy turmeric broth, charred leek, and confit tomatoes) and assortment of desserts include the all-time favorites Gethuk (sweet cassava, vanilla custard, mix nut crumble, and vanilla ice cream).

The Courses

As previously mentioned, The Kelusa also provides classics dishes from Melanzane (aubergine, tomato, burnt mozzarella, wild rocket, and balsamic), to Pan Seared Barramundi (polenta cake, wild mushroom, sautéed spinach, and beurre noir) and classics desserts such as Semifreddo (peanut butter, caramel popcorn, almond tuile, and chocolate sauce) and Poached Pear (spiced cranberry, staranise, chantilly crème, and shortbread).

Parents with little ones do not have to worry about their children as The Kelusa’s Chef Iwan has prepared a special menu designated for them. 

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