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Bali’s First Aquarium Dining Experience at Koral, The Apurva Kempinski Bali

Family dining at Koral Restaurant

Guests are invited to an underwater world of bistronomic delights at Koral, the highly-anticipated, new, aquarium dining experience at The Apurva Kempinski Bali.

Diners will feast on elegant dishes inspired by Indonesian coastal flavours that have been crafted from local ingredients, at a venue that’s both casual and refined.

“As Bali’s first underwater restaurant, Koral promises something completely unique. Our bistronomic concept combines all aspects of the dining experience, with elegant dishes inspired by local flavours, a warm and welcoming ambiance and the one-of-a-kind opportunity to dine inside a tropical aquarium,” said General Manager of The Apurva Kempinski Bali, Vincent Guironnet.

Interior design of Koral Restaurant

Like the rest of The Apurva Kempinski Bali, opened in the upmarket Nusa Dua area of Bali in February 2019, Koral takes design inspiration from the tropical characteristics of Bali and the great Majapahit Empire, which brought prosperity to all of Indonesia from the 13th to 16th centuries. Inside, teak wood ceilings and walls made from traditional red clay bricks – the building blocks of the Majapahit Empire – frame the aquamarine views through the windows and underfoot are elegant black and white tegel tiles, popular among the royal court. Beyond the aquarium windows and the otherworldly, glass-roofed tunnel, tropical fish swirl in a kaleidoscope of colours, creating a mesmerising backdrop for the spectacular cuisine that awaits.

Taste of The Tropics

Koral offers a menu inspired by the rich abundance of seafood available in the waters off the Indonesian coast, embellished with a wealth of fresh produce grown in the fertile lands of the archipelago. Executive Sous Chef Imam Fayumi brings skills acquired in some of the world’s best hotel kitchens to Koral; transforming humble ingredients into a menu of elegant, fine-dining style dishes.

Stand-out plates include ‘Tomatoes Bedugul’, a bright and colourful medley of ripe tomatoes and red tomato consommé, with fresh baby vegetables, creamy mozzarella cheese, and tomato oil sorbet; ‘Lump Blue Crab’ salad with zingy Granny Smithy apples, crisp jicama, and aromatic lemon, basil, and ginger; and the locally inspired ‘Prawn & Lime’, which combines stuffed jumbo prawns with spicy dabu-dabu salsa, silky potato gnocci and spicy tomato and chili sauce. In addition to the decadent à la carte menu, Koral offers a four-course degustation menu featuring the finest seasonal ingredients with sommelier-selected wine pairings, for the ultimate underwater experience.

As well as a selection of premium wines from some of the world’s best wine producing regions, Koral is home to a live cocktail station where talented mixologists prepare creative concoctions designed to complement the rich flavours of Asian spices. The Koral signature ‘Spiced Ink Mojito’ is a heady blend of spiced rum, squid ink mint syrup, lime fruit ginger, and kaffir leaves, and there’s a selection of locally inspired house creations, handcrafted bubbly cocktails, and a selection of Indonesian craft beers on offer.

Junior guests are also well catered to thanks to a dedicated kids’ menu featuring popular movie characters, and a tempting selection of fresh juices and mocktails made with exotic Indonesian ingredients such as Balinese wild berry, jasmine tea, and lavender puree.
Koral Restaurant is open from 6:30 – 11 pm. 24-hour advance reservation is recommended. Please contact +62 361 2092288 or email: [email protected]

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