For diners who prefer a la carte dining, Tugu Bali Restaurant is housed in the majestic open-aired Balinese hall of Wantilan Agung exudes a quaint and romantic atmosphere. Under the very tall and grand roof overlooking the sea or the lush gardens, the beautiful space is lit by candles and surrounded by Indonesian antiques and cultural relics. The menu, ranging from seafood to gourmet continental cuisine, traditional Balinese, Javanese and Chinese Peranakan, offers a true adventure for the taste buds.
Tugu Bali Restaurant is hosting up to 200 guests.
Ji terrace by the sea takes you on a journey to the heart of Indonesia, Japan, India, and Thailand with contemporary & playful Japanese & Asian inspired dishes and a 180 degrees undisturbed view over the sparkling Indian Ocean and Canggu Beach. The food served at Ji terrace by the sea is a modern interpretation of ancient Asian cultures. Whereas the already existing JI at Bale Sutra 1706 celebrates classical Japanese cuisine with fusion from other Asian cultures, we detour from this route at JI Terrace by the Sea. Our team of Japanese & Asian-trained chefs, led by Chef Colin Buchan (previously chef of Gordon Ramsay restaurants in London as well as Jason Atherton’s Pollen in Singapore), had fun experimenting with creating dishes that are global, contemporary & playful. The cocktails take a similar inspiration as the food – with Asian infusions of our premium spirits, the cocktails at Ji Terrace by the Sea are 200% seductive in flavours as well as presentation. On the 2nd and 3rd floor, as the DJ plays seductive tunes from sunset to evening, Ji Terrace by the Sea celebrates Bali beach life to the fullest!
A majestic blend between the old Chinese and the old Balinese cultures, this ornate and elegant dark wood temple features beautiful carvings and details of mythological animals all over the roofs and ceilings. It was originally a family temple that had been used for generations, before it was saved and found by the founder/designer of Tugu Hotels & Restaurants, the antique collector Anhar Setjadibrata. The beautiful temple is now housed in a red room that features a delicate 18th century Goddess of Mercy, as well as numerous artifacts, heritage of the grandiose lives of barons and Balinese sovereigns from past centuries. Coloring the red walls are black and white full-sized portraits of Balinese monarch rulers as well as original Chinese paintings from Qing dynasty.
The cuisine at JI is inspired by centuries old cooking tradition from Japan, as well as other East Asian countries, with focus on classical art of grilling (robata) as well as the finer arts of sushi in bringing beautifully delicate flavors of Asia to guests’ tables.
Every Thursday, 19.30p.m Hotel Tugu Bali strives to stay true to its mission in bringing back to life the art, soul and romance of Indonesia. To show our commitment, we proudly present cultural evening : Live Balinese Dance & Music Performance, a special performance design to revive and preserve the almost forgotten stories from the past, surrounding the disappearing cultures, especially the traditional dances, music and costumes of Bali. The show is taken to the stage at Hotel Tugu Bali’s majestic Bale Agung, giving visitor and residents and opportunity to witness genuine Balinese dance performances in an authentic Balinese atmosphere. Spoil your sense as you indulge in a lavish Tugu style dining experience that transports you to the romantic eras of Indonesian history, whether you’re dining as a king from Majapahit or as a humble villager from the Balinese countryside.
Hayam Wuruk was the ruler of the Javanese Hindu Empire of Majapahit, he had inherited the throne at the age of sixteen, when the great Patih, the prime minister, Gajah Mada was at the height of his power. Under Wayam Wuruk’s reign, the Majapahit empire extended its supremacy throughout the sprawling archipelago that later became known as the East Indies, and eventually Indonesia.
The Royal TUGUDOM dining experience tells the story of the grand dining ceremonies of the royal expeditions of King Hayam Wuruk of the Majapahit Kingdom through vast areas including Bali. The Majapahit royal entourage traveled on foot, with buffalo-drawn carts, horses and elephants, from the eastern region of Java to Bali, stopping at temples, markets, villages, and ‘tugus’, the monuments ofthe God of Çiwa.
In Tugu’s Royal Tugudom dining, a parade of staff appears in the costumes of thevillagers, soldiers and dancers who would attend to the King and his entourage and they serve you just as they might a Royal guest, loving every moment of the charade that takes all participants back to a glorious time of feasting and merriment
*Bookings must be made at least 3 days prior.
Known for its authentic traditional Indonesian food in Bali and Java, Hotel Tugu Bali is a place where a cooking class is not just about cooking food, but also a unique experience that introduces to guests a tradition hundreds of years old. It opens the doors to a glimpse into the beautiful simplicity and the exotic richness of Indonesian dining and cooking culture. The classes began by Iboe Soelastri, who began her journey of cooking with her grandmother when she was just four years old, and has been passed down to our Indonesian chefs.
Commencing in the morning, guests begin by choosing the dishes they most prefer from Iboe Soelastri’s large collection of avanese and Balinese recipes. A visit to a Balinese traditional market follows where all the freshest ingredients of the archipelago of islands, once known as the Spice Islands, can be found amidst the daily bustle of modern day market life. While gathering the ingredients for the cooking class guests will be involved in and experience first-hand the Balinese way of daily living, the jovial and sometimes noisy bargaining style of the vendors and buyers…
The most elaborate and lavish dining ceremonial ever existed in the colonial times in Batavia (Jakarta during the colonial time). Created by the inland Dutch to explore the best of what Indonesian food has to offer, the grand meal used to be served at the most high-end dinner for the Dutch officials at that time. The grandiose atmosphere is built upon the sumptuous menu on the table: Mounts of yellow rice surrounded by sampling of different Indonesian dishes varying in spices, color and flavors. It is a true journey for the taste buds.
Megibung is an exotic occasion of ancient Balinese dining, usually made for family gatherings, meeting or functions. In Megibung, the chair-less sitting arrangements are made from the north-end of the table, starting with the oldest member and ending with the youngest member at the other end of the long table. Each member of the gathering wears traditional Balinese clothing. Originally this traditional dining was held for every Balinese gathering, however these days this way of dining can only be found in few isolated villages in Bali. The menu presented according to the style of its tradition is typically Balinese and offers:
Nasi Tumpeng (rice cones)-with the highest tumpeng presented to the oldest person and the shortest tumpeng presented to the youngest, Sate Lilit (Grilled Fish on Lemongrass), Udang Goreng (Crisp Fried Battered Shrimp). A roasted suckling pig, the Babi Guling, the most popular dish of Balinese dining, is available on request The original Megibung dining can be set in different areas of the Hotel Tugu Bali.
As the sunset goes down behind the Indian Ocean, enter another world of Tugu, a dreamlike atmosphere filled with candlelight and magical sounds. For a romantic evening with your lover, bring romance to another height – Tugu style. Book your 18th century antique bed, solo on a beach, illuminated by oil lanterns and a red dusky Canggu sky, where you will be tucked in for a little private gourmet picnic under the moonlight – that ends with two blindfolds accompanying your to-die-for desserts.
The Sunset High Tea at Tugu Bali is set up in the lobby verandah, every afternoon from 4’30pm until 6pm Inspired by traditional markets in Indonesia “Jajan Pasar”, the concept is to offer a selection of local delicacies from all over Indonesia. Enjoy
our wide selection of coffees and teas as the sun sets over Canggu Beach and linger over the magical colors illuminating the nature surrounding Hotel Tugu Bali. Cara Isi, Lemper, Talam Abon, Lumpia Mini, Rissoles are just few samples of savory Indonesian “Jajan Pasar.” Kue Lapis, Kue Thok, Onde Onde, Bolu Kukus are representative of the sweets of Indonesia’s “Jajan Pasar.” There are also traditional Indonesian dessert ‘soups’, such as Bubur Kacang Hijau (Green Beans in Light Coconut & Ginger Syrup) and Kolak Pisang (Banana in Warm Sweet Coconut Soup) – amongst other dishes. The selection changes daily.
Varieties of tea leaves are some of the choices from the fresh local tea leaves.Our selection of Indonesian coffees, such as Balinese Coffee, Toraja Coffee, Sumatra Arabica Coffee, are complimented by Tugu’s own fresh, best quality coffee from the very old Tugu Coffee Plantation near Blitar, where you will be most warmly welcomed when you travel to visit our sister Tugu properties in East Java.
“Selamatan” literally means celebration in Javanese. Selamatan Jaranan is one of most festive celebrations existing on the island of Java, in the East Java region and it is usually for “happy” occasions, such as a birthday, or sunatan (the circumcision ritual), where as part of the ritual, “Jaran Kepang”, a traditional Javanese dance, is performed, and includes the “trance” stage of the dancer while riding a “colorful bamboo horse” holding grass-made whip, “pecut,” and following the rhythm of “gamelan”, a traditional Javanese musical instrument. Jaran means ‘horse’ in Javanese.
Set along the corridor of Bale Agung, Hotel Tugu Bali at a modest long table set with chair-less dining and served with colorful “jaran” and “pecut”, terracotta plates, lit by lampu “sentir” the traditional coconut-oil lamp, guests experience the traditional
Javanese “selamatan” dining with its rustic colorful table set-up and decoration.
The meal starts with tea or kopi tubruk (Javanese-style tea or coffee), then layers of Sego Kuning (Turmeric Steamed Rice) and Sego Gurih (Coconut Steamed Rice with Perkedel Lombok (Red Chili Stuffed with Potato Fritter), Terancam (Fresh Vegetable
Salad) and a Pitik Ingkung (Stewed Chicken in Coconut Milk) are presented on banana leaf-covered square wooden plates.
The concept of Waroeng Tugu is to recreate a ‘lifestyle experience’ of the Javanese and Balinese people in the past, to show how they ate at the comfort of their own homes and at the “waroeng” a simple traditional hut used to eat lunch and dinner. Waroeng Tugu is created for its delicacies and also to record the history of the country in its daily life the meals that were eaten and the experience of the people.
Djamoe is a mixture of traditional herbs and spices, which are used for healing and rejuvenation. Djamoe includes mixtures that are drunk and mixtures that are applied to the outer part of the body. Traditional ‘Djamoe’ comes from the island of Java, and have evolved since hundred of years through generations. The Djamoe itself consisted of leafs, roots, flowers and barks of significant trees.
Through generations, for more than hundred of years, the Javanese were doing research and observations through trials and experiences to get the real use of all those herbs and spices which are found in their surroundings. This belief was quickly spread among the villagers especially in Central Java which almost all of the villagers use “Djamoe” in their daily life for healing and rejuvenation. This is popularly used among the “Keraton” royal family as well as the humble villagers, as these herbs and spices is moderately found in everywhere all over Indonesia island.
Join us and experience this part of Indonesian tradition with Djamoe class; which takes 1 hour up to 1,5 hour
The Tugu Bali’s Full Moon BBQ is where guests can be at one with nature and enjoy with the chosen one. The BBQ features a selection of fresh ocean catches – lobsters, fish, king prawns, crabs and squid bought from the local fishermen of Canggu on arrival from their night trips on the Indian Ocean. Simply grilled, the seafood is served with a sambal matah, the famous Balinese shallot dressing, Sambal Terasi a Javanese chili and shrimp sauce, Sambal Kecap made from shallots and sweet soy sauce, lemon butter sauce and a selection of other condiments that bring all the flavour of the seafood to your palate.
Celebrate your love in a place where timeless romance and exotic luxuries blend in perfect harmony. Whether it is an intimate table for 2 on a torch-lit beach; an open-air candlelit hut for two above the wild lotus pond, a private table by the swimming pool, or in any parts of our lush tropical garden, all you have to do is to point at your favorite spot and let us know, and we will create a dining location for you wherever you wish.
As the sun sets into the Indian Ocean, enter the dreamlike world of Tugu, an atmospheric romance of candlelight and magical sounds. Indulge in our extensive menus; from our kitchen experience various dishes from all over Indonesia, or our Western and fusion creations, serving the freshest ingredients and just caught bounty of the local fishing village.