AYANA Bali has announced the opening of two highly anticipated arrivals in Bali’s luxury Japanese dining scene, Sumizen and Honzen Bali.
Under the expert guidance of Executive Chef Takumi Kimura, Sumizen celebrates the art of yakiniku, or grilled meat, using distinctive types of charcoal to imbue the region’s finest cuts with unique flavors. Honzen Bali highlights the art of traditional Japanese cuisine using fresh imported meats, seafood, and locally sourced ingredients.
The latest addition to the Kawano Group’s portfolio, which for more than two decades has been one of Indonesia's leading food and beverage companies specialising in Japanese cuisine, Sumizen is an entirely new concept. Unlike traditional yakiniku restaurants, where ingredients are served raw and cooked by diners on a grill embedded in the table, Sumizen’s staff will personally prepare the dishes according to guests’ desired taste.
“It is a fresh start and a new form of the yakiniku dining experience,” said Kimura. “We want to create a unique identity that sets us apart and showcases our expertise in the field while highlighting our exceptional ingredients.”
Located in a lush 7,800 sqm reserve of AYANA Bali, the new building incorporates traditional architecture surrounded by zen gardens, transporting guests of Sumizen and Honzen Bali to a serene rural Japanese environment.
“With the sister restaurants Sumizen and Honzen Bali, we are inviting guests to experience the remarkable diversity of Japanese culinary traditions,” said Giordano Faggioli, General Manager of AYANA Bali.
Ideal for family and casual dining, business meetings, and special occasions, Sumizen offers eight private rooms with balconies, which can accommodate four guests or be combined for larger groups of up to 18. Meanwhile, Honzen Bali seats 36 in its main dining hall, seven to nine in its teppanyaki rooms, and 11 at its sushi counter. Both Honzen Bali and Sumizen’s private rooms are built in the Japanese hanare style and separated by small outdoor bridges.
For the ultimate Japanese dining experience, Sumizen and Honzen Bali offer seven to 12-course omakase menus that showcase the true creativity of Japanese dining culture.