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Koral Restaurant: The World’s #1 Picture-Perfect Restaurant by Tripadvisor


The aquatic restaurant leads the list as the only restaurant from Indonesia in the category

Nusa Dua, 2 August 2021 – TripAdvisor have revealed their most-anticipated Best of the Best list of 2021, and The Apurva Kempinski Bali’s signature restaurant Koral has been named as the world’s number-one picture-perfect restaurant.

TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice ‘Best of the Best’ is a curated list of the most popular and loved destinations, hotels and restaurants, as well as things to do and beyond. People can find inspirations for their travels by taking a look at the many categories presented in this comprehensive list. This year, the Picture-Perfect category was added to the list of best restaurants, introducing a collection of dining destinations worldwide that are considered to have a picturesque ambience on top of excellent culinary offers.


Ever since its opening in 2019, Koral Restaurant has gained a steady base of followers. The bistronomic restaurant has proved itself as not only the crown jewel of The Apurva Kempinski Bali, but also a must- visit restaurant on the island. Led by a highly acclaimed chef with a Michelin-star background, Chef Andrea Astone, the restaurant features a selection of unique creations that were inspired by the indigenous flavours and ingredients of the archipelago.

“We are truly honoured to receive yet another acknowledgement for Koral Restaurant. It perfectly aligns with our vision, as Bali’s leading luxury hotel that offers world-class culinary experiences,” shared Vincent Guironnet, General Manager of The Apurva Kempinski Bali. “Nusa Dua has been growing into a dining destination, and we are excited to actively enhance the culinary reputation of South Bali.”

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Koral Restaurant

Guests are invited to an underwater world of bistronomic delights at The Apurva Kempinski Bali’s signature restaurant Koral. All of the senses are stimulated at this unique venue, which introduces the underwater-dining concept to the Island of the Gods for the very first time.

At Koral, diners will feast on elegant dishes inspired by Indonesian coastal flavours and crafted from local ingredients, at a venue that’s both casual and refined. More than just a restaurant, Koral offers a full bistronomic experience, combining delectable dining, a laid-back ambiance and the rare atmosphere of an aquarium, accompanied by a hypnotic soundtrack that captures the magic and mystery of life below the waves.

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Like the rest of this majestic resort, this unique restaurant 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, teakwood 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, elegant black and white Tegel tiles, popular among the royal court, further add to the sense of historic splendour. 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.

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