Yatta Brings the Hurrahs of Japanese Izakaya in Ubud
Ubud, 24 December 2019— A fast casual, Japanese Izakaya restaurant, Yatta Izakaya is gearing up to bring its mouthwatering selection of Izakaya menu to the magical setting in Ubud, Bali. The outpost is slated to open for public on 24 December 2019 in a location chosen for its favorable touristic spots on the island as well as for being the epicenter of culture and exceptional culinary scenes. The premise of the Japanese restaurant lies on a mission to serve authentic Japanese flavors with a twist of Asianinspired tastes using only quality local ingredients in a way that is more approachable and affordable for the everyday Ubud’s consumers via formats that are more recognizable in the mainstream. The signature dishes vary to the meal time but not limited to. Alongside a menu of Japanese street food snacks such as yakitori and robatayaki and tempura, Yatta Izakaya also offers traditional style of sushi and sashimi as well as a range of surprising main course fusing Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian among other Asian recipes where fresh seafood is the spotlight of the menu.
The secret of this sensational menu arrangement is none other than the talented masterminds behind the kitchen whom a prominent Indonesian chef, Mandif Warokka is helmed as the Chef Patron. Mandif Warokka’s restaurant background is largely within the gastronomic industry, where he runs an Indonesian fine dining restaurant, BLANCO par Mandif. Known for his innovative creations focusing on progressive menu yet still rooting from authenticity, he always finds interesting way to cook a popular dish. Besides the mentioned menu items above, expect more from his signature chicken porridge only at supper hours.
“Japanese cuisine focuses on the aesthetic and unique aspects that span from taste, presentation or ambiance. All is to give distinctive experience. Including Izakaya. It is a very popular concept in the world where each of it has distinctive offer. In Yatta Izakaya, the typical entertaining part is made sure to depart on every table with quality but is reasonably priced”, said the Chef.
Side by side to Chef Mandif is Sigit Purwanto as the Chef de Cuisine. His powerful cooking skill in Asian cuisine particularly Japanese makes him a fit to the restaurant as to complete pouring rich relish to every plate. After years working for elite properties in Java, Lombok and Bali, he develops his intuition to food. He believes every cuisine has unparalleled strengths that speaks for authenticity and cultures. “Japanese dishes strive for high-aesthetic presentation with healthy aspects hand-in-hand while Chinese cuisine plays with seasonings to offer tantalizing taste. In the meantime, Indonesian meals have uncountable exotic ingredients to produce robust flavors. Imagine if all of the best things from Asian cuisines that actually share similar technique, spices and philosophy is wrapped in one. It would be sensational”, he explains.
An Izakaya concept in the origin happens to house the excitement for those who need a favor after a long day being a busy bee. It seems to shape a culture where Izakaya is an after-work place to go. A perfect place to socialize with friends and even strangers sitting around the sake bar. The fun and entertaining ambience inside an Izakaya projects convenience and friendliness for a temporary escape. Inspired by the premise, Yatta Izakaya attempts to provide such energy with different objectives. In Ubud where serendipity surrounds, Yatta Izakaya is designated for those who wish to enjoy the moments with pocket-friendly tasty bites and crafted cocktails endlessly inside a welcoming setting full of natural features such as a pool area near the 80-seating capacity main dining. Interestingly, in the main dining is completed with sushi counter, as well as yakitori and robatayaki counter where guests can interact face to face with the chef. All is just to enliven the real Izakaya vibe.
Walk-in guests are welcomed, not limited to reservation. Private room is available for 8 seats.
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Jalan Monkey Forest, Pertiwi Resort & Spa Ubud, Gianyar-Bali 80571