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‘The Kelusa Reinvented’ at the Luxurious Cultural yet Modern Samsara Ubud

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“We believe that evolution is part of nature. As we continue to evolve and adapt, we are thrilled to invite guests to embark on an inimitable sensorial dining experience at The Kelusa, the on-site restaurant of the award winning Samsara Ubud resort. The dining areas have been redesigned to blend harmoniously with the serene Payangan rainforest, and to exhibit the rich cultural heritage of Indonesia. The menu has been mindfully revamped to enhance this amazing gastronomical experience, with our doors opening on October 9th, 2022.”

samsara ubud the kelusa 

Beautifully balancing excellent Indonesian cuisine and the ‘Classics’ – Where modern twists meet traditions and cultural heritage!

How about a dining venue that retains a classical culinary approach yet manages to somehow feature modern, sophisticated ways of serving them at your table? How about an idyllic venue where artists and creative people can meet each other and form connections and more, through regular monthly events that are carefully crafted for these visionaries? Located in Ubud, Bali, The Kelusa is a culinary gem surrounded by the lush and serene Payangan rainforest. This picturesque forest has become a fixture among images uploaded by Bali travelers, making dining at The Kelusa highly satisfying orally, and also visually.

samsara ubud the kelusa

The Kelusa’s dining experience caters to even the pickiest of 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, a tuna salad with shallot, lemongrass, chili, and local basil; Cakalang Woku (grilled tuna, spicy turmeric broth, charred leek and confit tomatoes) and an assortment of desserts include the all-time favorite Gethuk (sweet cassava, vanilla custard, mix-nut crumble and vanilla ice cream).

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

Fine wine connoisseurs may choose which wine to satisfy their palettes at Samsara’s curated wine cellar, whilst cocktail lovers will undoubtedly enjoy an assortment of wicked cocktails that The Kelusa offers. Try the signature Popcorn Sour, a delicious drink ideal for before or after lunch, blending a playful mix of popcorn and Vodka sour. The Kelusa’s array of other cocktails and mocktails reflects Bali’s fascinating colors, flavours and fresh organic produce.

Lastly, parents with little ones do not have to worry about their children, as The Kelusa’s Chef Iwan has prepared a special menu designed specifically for them.

The Kelusa opens daily from 07am to 10.30pm.

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