Oh gosh Yakkers, have we got a treat for you! It’s time to talk about Ubud’s latest and greatest dining experience – Kokokan Restaurant. Now, I know what you’re thinking, what’s so great about yet another fancy restaurant in Bali? Well, let us tell you that Kokokan is a semi-gastronomy experience unlike any other.
This restaurant is sure to impress even the most discerning taste travellers and gastronomy enthusiasts. The curated cuisine at Kokokan is meticulously prepared, featuring locally sourced ingredients and presented in a most captivating fashion. The rich flavors will heighten your senses and offer an out-of-the-ordinary dining experience.
Let’s talk about the menu. Highlights include a poached oyster on basil jelly, tomato sherbet with a basil touch, and mint and spices mango caviar. There’s also shallot pickles on crispy sourdough, seaweed in iced steam as an appetizer option; Chef Haeberlin’s specialty? Roasted pigeon stuffed with Dordogne duck liver in Bali kale, truffle juice, mousseline of baby potatoes, and caramelized baby fane as one of the favorite main dishes. And for dessert, the Blackcurrant stuffed chocolate dome, choco truffle, blackcurrant sherbet is sure to mollify any sweet tooth.
You can choose between à la carte options or degustation menus of three, four, and six courses, with or without wine pairing. And don’t worry about seating – Kokokan has both indoor and outdoor areas that accommodate 30 in their intimate indoor seating and 16 in their outdoor seating uniquely with rice paddy field vista. Each of them highlights a different and enchanting ambiance.
And in true Yak style, let’s not forget the bar! Kokokan offers unique concoctions crafted by the creative bartenders, so you can sip on a delicious drink while enjoying your meal.
Operating daily from 6.00pm to 10.00pm, Kokokan is the perfect spot for an ambient sunset – nothing quite like that Ubud sky, as the sun goes down. And if you’re lucky, you might even catch a rare glimpse of fireflies dancing about.
But hang on, it’s not all culinary & cocktails; Kokokan Restaurant is part of Kappa Senses Ubud, Bali’s newest luxury French resort-spa with Spa by Clarins. This two-hectare retreat has 76 opulent, contemporary-styled suites and villas featuring state-of-the-art facilities combined with beautifully carved ancient Sanskrit epics of the Ramayana – one of the two great epic poems of India.
The resort’s restaurants, known as ‘The Epicurean Nests’, offer a curated selection of the best of Indonesian and Western cuisines prepared with modern techniques, using state-of-the-art equipment. Kelapa restaurant enjoys a zen-like vibe by the main swimming pool, serving all-day favorites swapping to Mediterranean flair in the evening. Kepuh, the resort’s pivotal restaurant, entices guests to savour a magical and diverse range of cuisines of the Majapahit Empire. And when you’re not dining, enjoy two main, spacious swimming pools; a noteworthy 2,000m2 permaculture garden; a convivial swing, boasting views of Ubud’s lush jungle and verdant rice paddy fields; as well as a library to keep you amused if you choose not to leave the resort’s grounds.
So, next time in Ubud, come experience the magic of Kokokan Restaurant and Kappa Senses Ubud.