When you dine at Hotel Tugu Bali, you travel back through time hundreds of years, and discover the different eras, places, as well as long-ago experiences of Indonesia through our cuisine. Tugu's seductive, exotic, atmosphere allows one to indulge in the islands; most authentic culinary experiences with flavors from the melting pot of cultures across the Indonesian archipelago,
Tugu dining is a world apart from any other experience in Indonesia; it opens the doors to a glimpse into the beautiful simplicity and the exotic richness of Indonesian dining and cooking culture.
Restaurants & Dining Venues
IWA RESTAURANT AT HOTEL TUGU BALI
To dine in IWA to invite diners to join 'A Culinary Journey throughout the Indonesian Archipelago'. Featuring an extensive menu or authentic Indonesia cuisine made with passed down recipes done with a contemporary approach.
The name of the restaurant derived from the legend of Kebo Iwa, a Balinese history that was written in ancient, historical manuscripts from the 12th century.
Once upon a time during that century, a couple who wanted a child so badly prayed to the Balinese God Sang Hyang Widhi, and was given a son they then called Kebo Iwa, who was no ordinary child, since he was just a toddler, he loved good food and he ate an immense amount of food, much more than any other children, and he becomes a huge giant that no house was big enough to shelter him.
The fusion of the ancient Japanese and Chinese cultures are reflected not only in the ornate animal carvings of the Chinese temple's elegant dark wood facade but also in the restaurant's branding an innovative take on Japanese calligraphy highlighting the fanciful flora, fauna and cultural elements of the region offers animated glimpses into the past while at the same time spearheading the future.
Ji Transports you through time from mystical ancient Japan & The East thousands of years ago to the different exotic era where our chef takes the best of most traditional Japanese cooking and adding just a touch of worldwide flavours.
The concept of Waroeng Tugu is to recreate a 'lifestyle experiences' 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 diner. Waroeng Tugu offers to peek into their way of daily living, the jovial and sometimes noisy household, the flavorful bites of its delicacies of hand-downs recipes and special condiments, the tradition in preparation, and especially, the history that runs deep in the community.
Bale Puputan was built as a homepage to the Puputan War as a tribute to the Balinese Heroes who sacrificed their lives during the "Battle to the Last Man" against the Dutch colonialism, specifically the battles of Puputan of Bandung in 1906 and Klungkung in 1908.
Meticulously preserved in the Bale Puputan are the last antique treasures saved from the Puputan war. Among the large collection, is the largest whole marble table used by the Dutch general in Bali to host their royal guests and priceless black and white paintings of the royalties of past Balinese kingdoms, to name a few.
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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 offers a peek into their way of daily living, the jovial and sometimes noisy household, the flavorful bites of its delicacies of hand-downs recipes and special condiments, the tradition in preparation, and especially, the history that runs deep in the community.