An elevated seafood feast at Ikan restaurant

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Indulging diners with tempting seafood and Indonesian-inspired culinary offerings, the beachfront Ikan Restaurant and Bar brings vibrant vibes and a unique concept to the tranquil Nusa Dua area.

Located on the pristine coast of Nusa Dua, completely renovated Fish TO The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali it’s an exciting addition to the upscale neighborhood, providing something new and fresh to the dining and drinking scene. Whether you come for lunch, dinner or a drink, Ikan’s welcoming and breezy ambiance is a quintessential leisure destination for savoring life at its finest.

Enjoying a beachfront location, the restaurant and open-air bar are easy to spot from a distance thanks to its modern island facade. Its thatched roof, tactile furniture and locally inspired design elements present two distinct experiences during the day and night. Ikan is a laid-back restaurant by day that transforms into an upscale dining spot by night, cooking up fresh seafood and Indonesian-inspired dishes by the beach.

When it comes to seating, there are many options. Guests can enjoy appetizers on the beachfront seating before moving on to the main restaurant for dinner, while the adjacent Ikan Bar features wicker-backed bar stools and a turquoise-topped island counter. Ikan also has a private air-conditioned dining room that seats 20, a semi-private hexagonal dining room for groups, and five individual tables on the beach.

Guided by the Chef de Cuisine, Fajar Kurniawan Putra, the menu blends his love of local produce with Indonesia’s rich regional dishes. Culinary offerings are complemented by innovative craft cocktails curated by Chief Mixologist, Marlon Hermanto, who serves premium handcrafted spirits with house-brewed infusions.

At Ikan, it’s best to share plates with the table so you can sample everything on the menu, from small bites and tapas to main courses and desserts. During our lunchtime visit, we ordered a buffet of sharing platters from the lunch menu, starting with Salmon Gohi in Nori Base from the Ocean Bites menu, a refreshing Maluku-style salmon tartare served with crispy me neither.

Then, we ordered the Cingklak, a unique sharing platter which is inspired by the traditional Indonesian wooden game table, where a variety of appetizers are served on the ‘circle‘, consisting of crispy Lombok oysters, sate mini fish wrap around with chili sauce, corn cakes with whipped tofu mayonnaise, crab spring roll with carambola sauce, chicken satay and beef satay.

From the Organics selection, we tried Bulung, a traditional seaweed salad made with seared tuna and pindang sauce fragrant seasoning. For the main course, we ordered the tasty XO Seafood Noodle, Stir-fried Egg Noodles with XO Sauce and Mixed Seafood, Baby Greens pure tea and brine. Also a must try is Nasi Goreng ala Ikan, the typical fried rice with special ‘they are talking‘pasta accompanied by grilled chicken, chicken sate, fried egg, krupuk, Sambal and Indonesian pickles.

The assortment of Sate Campur was exceptionally tasty, where the platter serves six different types of satay including chicken, lamb, beef, minced fish, prawns and squid served with peanut sauce and rice cake. The last main dish we tried was the crispy yet tender and juicy Bebek Goreng Lengkuas, half a duck marinated overnight with Balinese yellow spice paste which is cooked twice, confit for 5 hours, crispy fried and served with ‘cashew nuts‘ and egg crumbs.

Bon appetit with Ikan Bar’s signature cocktails, such as Gunung Agung, a tribute to the mighty volcano of the island, made with Nusa Cana Rum, Falernum and Roselle soda. The Italian Job – a blend of homemade limoncello, prosecco, green apple soda and dill – is another must-try cocktail in addition to the bar’s excellent selection of craft beers and premium gins, alcohol and craft distillates.

The Ikan restaurant is open every day for lunch and dinner from 11:30 to 23:00, while the Ikan bar is open from 11:00 to 01:00.

Seafood restaurant
at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali
Nusa Dua Tourist Area, BTDC Lot N-3, Nusa Dua
+62 361 771 906 | +62 811 3801 7588
www.ikanrestaurant.com

Brian Sjarief

Brian Sjarief

Brian is a writer of NOW! Bali. He developed his core interest in the arts from an early age, continuing his education in Motion Pictures & Television in San Francisco with a focus on screenwriting. Through this longstanding passion for cinema, he now channels his creativity into storytelling, be it written, visual or otherwise.

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