Bali Eats

Naughty Nuri’s has long been famous for their Ribs. Naughty Nuri’s Seminyak took this experience to a new level with a very American accompanying menu. Ribs are still the main attraction but there are now may other reasons to visit [steaks, pork rib soup, burgers, fish wings, mac ‘n’ cheese, etc. etc.]. Now the big news; the same management team are coming to Sanur! A site close to The Hub on The Bypass Ngurah Rai has been secured and the fitout begins immediately. Estimated opening time is May/June, an event worth waiting for. A very professional operation to lift the Sanur dining scene for tourists and locals alike.

Naga Eight is also in Sanur, but already open. It is a majestic Cantonese restaurant on Jln. DanauTamblingan. Nestled on a 500sqm land enclosed by four hectares of lush tropical gardens on the main Sanur area, Naga Eight Is where diners can enjoy the finest of Cantonese barbecue and Wok cuisine. Open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 11am to 9pm, the dishes combine classic and modern techniques, the chefs cook up signature dishes that include Roast Duck, Crispy Samcan, and more. The food and drink menu ranges from Rp. 25,000++ up to Rp. 368,000++.


Raja’s Bar on Jln. Petitenget, Kerobokan is completely different. Raja’s drinks program offers up signature cocktails inspired by the subcontinent and Balinese flavours, like the Jaljeera Gin Mojito, inspired by a popular Indian summer drink with spice notes of coriander, cumin, and cardamom. And their signature Garam Masala Old Fashioned, a spirit-forward drink with rich garam masala flavours – a spice usually reserved for cooking.


Yuki Bali is an Izakaya restaurant. In Japan that is somewhere you go to drink, with constant food nibbles to keep you there till the next drink. As is the function of an izakaya, Yuki Bali invites patrons to slip in for sunset drinks, with a menu of expertly made signature cocktails like Yukies (goji berry-infused gin, four pillars bloody shiraz, calamansi and citrus) or the Isla Negroni (nashi pear infused gin, vermouth, watermelon infused Campari, coconut water). Sake, wines, beers, craft sodas and juices are also available. The food is what keeps imbibers on after the sunset has long gone. The menu focuses on bite-sized goodness; plates of Japanese delights to snack on as you sip. You’ll find delicate appetisers like the Poached and Cured Prawn, served on a nori cracker with mango shisho jelly and ponzu; perfected Yakitori, like the Tsukune, pork meatball with marinated egg yolk (a must); to signature Maki Rolls, like their Tuna Truffle, light and exquisite combination of truffled tuna on a roll of tobiko, pickled radish and yuzu kosho, wrapped in softly fried seaweed. The highlight at Yuki is their Charcoal Grill, or Yakimono, selection. Dishes like the succulent and fresh Calamari (Sichuan pepper, spring onion, lemon), or the juicy 200gr Sirloin Wagyu A5 (charred leek, corn puree, tosazu), present grilled delights that let that natural flavours ooze out of each bite. To finish, the Chocolate Mousse with salted caramel! Where is it? Jln. Pura Dalem, Batu Bolong, Canggu.


Izakaya by Oku is at the Apurva Bali Kempinski, Nusa Dua. In celebration of the Japanese Emperor’s birthday, the signature Japanese restaurant introduces you to the Japanese talents who have been crafting authentic Japanese cuisine on the island, 23 – 25 February 2022 from Rp. 500,000 nett per person for the 3 course set menu by Chef Hashimoto. Menu includes such dishes as Wagyu Sando [Australian wagyu, charcoal toast bread, foie grass, true mayo and wasabi coulis], Green Salmon Roll [Matcha sushi rice, salmon, cream cheese, shiso mango jelly, cucumber, caviar], NABEYAKI [Nabeyaki udon or cold soba, inari, eringi and shiitake mushroom, kamaboko Served with ebi and vegetable tempura ] and Sakana Moriawase [Gindara saikyoyaki, saba shioyaki, and hotate kaibashira].


Happy Chappy in Canguu Plaza has been totally renovated. The perfcct place to enjoy their all day dim sum. It is a little bit smaller space from their main Seminyak outlet, there are all your Chinese favourites and more. All very tasty they arrive with their appropriate Chinese sauces. Then there are the dumplings. You have a choice of steamed and juicy shu mai, emerald dumplings, prawn har gow and others, or fried pieces of prawn gou gee, prawn sesame cake, Szechuan wontons and many more crispy parcels of tastiness. If you can not decide then there are Dim Sum Platters, either steamed or fried, served in small or large portions. There are their classic entrees such as Sesame Prawn Toast, Prawn Cutlets, San Choy Bau [with minced Peking Duck, sensational], plus soups, seafood, BBQ’s and roasts.


By Gerry Williams

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