Bangkok’s Hottest Peruvian Japanese Rooftop Bar Opens in BaliDining
Following the success of its flagship rooftop restaurant and bar in Bangkok, Above Eleven has now opened its doors in Bali, Indonesia, thanks to a collaboration between Soho Hospitality and Summarecon. The first of its kind in Southeast Asia, Above Eleven features authentic Peruvian Japanese cuisine with stunning interiors and mesmerising views from the rooftop of Samasta Lifestyle Village in Jimbaran.
Both Bali and Bangkok outlets were designed with a unique park-in-the-sky concept, inspired by the great urban parks of the world. Enter the 258-seat restaurant through a dimly lit maze and be wowed by the green and plush surroundings of the venue where diners can choose between indoor and outdoor seating. Guests seeking a little more upbeat experience are invited to walk through a tunnel of greenery to an extension of the venue: Gramercy Park – a young and buzzy section complete with its own cocktail and spirits bar that resembles a trendy food truck.
That aside, it’s the food that lures diners to Above Eleven. Nikkei cuisine is a remarkable fusion of Peruvian and Japanese food cultures stemming from the migration of the Japanese to Peru in the early 1900s. Peruvian Japanese cuisine boasts creative and colourful dishes filled with texture and robust flavours that take your senses on an exciting adventure.
Chef Renzo Vacchelli, who has worked in kitchens in Peru, Germany and the UK, is all set to bring his native expertise to Above Eleven Bali through which he promises to give diners an authentic and unforgettable experience.
Chef Renzo’s menu consists of traditional Peruvian classics such as a variety of Cebiches (fresh raw seafood marinated in red chilli Leche De Tigre: citrus-based marinade), Tiraditos (Peruvian style Sashimi) and many more. For the more adventurous palates, be sure to try the Chef’s recommended dishes such as Anticucho Beef Heart (Marinated Beef Heart with Peruvian sauces) and Tiradito Octopus. While the menu presents a vast range of Peruvian delicacies with strong Japanese touches, there are also some solidly Japanese favourites such as a variety of sushi and sashimi to accompany the menu’s exclusive cocktail list.
“Since the introduction of our flagship outlet in Bangkok in 2012 as the first Peruvian restaurant in Southeast Asia, Above Eleven has established its reputation as one of the most popular rooftop restaurants and bars in Thailand,” said Rohit Sachdev, Managing Director of Soho Hospitality and also the brain behind Bangkok’s many popular restaurants and bars. “We’re very excited to be bringing our flagship brand to the beautiful island of Bali and continuing our global expansion into other destinations over the next few years!”
Above Eleven Bali is open daily from 4 PM until 1 AM. For more information, please visit www.aboveeleven.com/bali.
Samasta Lifestyle Village Level 8
Jalan Wanagiri No. 1 Jimbaran, Bali 80362
T: +62 811 386 0402