Dahana is a bit of an institution in Bali and closing down for renovations caused ripples of disappointment among its many fans. The upgrade however has earned it kudos and has won back the hearts of Japanese food lovers. Perhaps best of all the second generation has opened their own separate chapters, Kajin and Rajin, on the property drawing away the younger, rowdier crowds with their modern tepanyaki and sushi restaurants. Separated by a softly lit pool, surrounded by gardens, Dahana is now a peaceful paradise for those who want a quiet, intimate corner to catch up. The restaurant is decorated in old school Bali with a touch of Japan, the menu is a beautiful representation of various schools of Japanese gastronomy and it is so discreet, you almost have to search for it. That is despite the handy location on Jl Petitenget. It’s a beautiful destination for a dinner for two but more are welcome. Head to one of the other two venues if the silence becomes disturbing, Rajin, by contrast, offers a boisterous welcome to all guests.
Tel. 081238604621 www.dahanabali.com Yak Map L.5