It’s more than a meal. It’s an experience!
The holiday season is not just about visiting major attractions, but it is also the best time to explore something quirky yet unique. Speaking about unique, I’ve seen some very unique-themed restaurants on this island. And one thing I know for sure is that the most successful restaurant concepts are ones that provide diners with an experience they’ll never forget.
A great restaurant concept can make a business grow at full speed, and having unique restaurant themes will intrigue more customers as well as draw media attention. By all means to argue that dinner is already an experience. But having dinner at a unique restaurant goes the extra mile by adding entertainment.
I personally believe that most people are craving experiences because they want to share stories and photos on social media. Unique restaurant themes give them something to brag about, while at the same time promoting the restaurants in the process.
Now, in this article, I have compiled some unique restaurants in Bali that are worth every minute exploring.
Inside a Rock Concert
Dining out with a live music performance is so normal. We can find it in almost every restaurant on this island. But what about enjoying your dinner in the middle of a rock concert? This lobby bar at Hard Rock Hotel Bali, Centerstage, is better known as live entertainment rather than a typical hotel lobby. You can imagine a 100,000-watt charge of audio-visual system blazing hard while the crowd singing along around you.
A Mythical Experience Around the Thousand-year-old Arts
Entering the unique doorways into this restaurant at Hotel Tugu Bali is a mythical experience for the senses that lingers between the pleasures of this world and those of another. Leading the heart of this journey is the namesake and inspiration of this unique Japanese cum Peranakan Chinese dining experience—the 310-year-old Kang Xi period temple. The fusion of the ancient Japanese and Chinese cultures which are reflected not only in the ornate animal carvings of the Chinese temple’s elegant dark wood façade, but also in the restaurant’s branding—an innovative take on Japanese calligraphy highlighting the fanciful flora, fauna and cultural elements of the region—offers animated glimpses into the past while at the same time spearheading into the future. The temple exemplifies the nearly 2000-year-old relationship between the two cultures and stands as a testament to the vast influence the more ancient China had on aspects of life in Japan.
Club by The Beach
Karma Beach Bali proudly presents Le Club 22 – a brand new beachfront bar & dining concept set on one of Bali’s most beautiful white sand beaches lapped by the aquamarine waters of the India Ocean. Already emerging as a go-to gathering ground in the island’s exclusive southern resort enclave, Le Club 22’s newly extended dining space serves up Mediterranean inspired cuisine as well as tapas style dishes in an al-fresco ocean-side setting. While away afternoons over a crisp bottle of Karma Rosé and sample freshly caught seafood, farm fresh produce and premium meats all exquisitely prepared by their award winning culinary team. Le Club 22 holds regular events featuring local and international DJs to provide your sunset soundtrack.
Accessed via cliff inclinator that transports guests down sheer limestone cliffs to the white sands of Karma Beach Bali, Le Club 22 is a barefoot luxury concept that blends with the beautiful beach setting. A magical al-fresco pavilion built using native materials like beautifully crafted bamboo, rattan and elephant grass, this bar and dining concept is the perfect place to take in sensational sunsets whilst sampling taste bud tingling cocktails crafted by the expert mixologists. Think intimate gatherings with sounds curated by leading DJs. Each month, Le Club 22 hosts themed all-day happenings showcasing special dishes, unique cocktails and exclusive entertainment.
A Tiny Nomadic Village
This restaurant at Canggu seems like a tiny nomadic village filled with quirky wood caravans and wagons. Each of them has been painted in bright colours. Together, they feel like a jumbled up colourful scene out of a gaudy painting but they seem to go well with the picture of the beach in the background. Trees and plants grow all over the place adding a deep hue of green to the already colourful place. It was a dizzying sight!
Next to an Aeroplane
Despite some airlines acquiring world-class chefs to create their menus, few passengers are likely to get revved up about the prospect of eating 30,000 feet above the ground. Perhaps it’s because our taste buds have a tendency to malfunction at altitude. Some argue that we’re simply bad tempered when flying and thus more likely to complain. But what if you could make the aeroplane itself your destination and not just the means of getting there? All while keeping our feet firmly on the ground?
Back to the American 60’s Vibe
Taking inspiration from the New York City in the ’60s, this restaurant is unique and compelling with its decoration, bursting with vibrant colours, as well as celebrating the music and youth culture of the time. You can expect dog-tooth patterns, optical art and a 60s-style seating arrangement.
All You Can Eat Dim Sum with 5 Stars Facilities
Not only you can eat dim sum with 28 dim sum selection, including vegan and gluten free option and complimentary Chef’s Chinese signature and specialities, but you are also allowed to experience the resort’s facilities, such as an access to 60-metre swimming pool, free entrance to children play pool and fun kids slide, and some complimentary family activities.