Winner of Exquisite Awards 2023 – Best Fine Dining: Api Jiwa at...

Winner of Exquisite Awards 2023 – Best Fine Dining: Api Jiwa at Capella Ubud, Bali

Winner of Exquisite Awards 2023 – Best Fine Dining:
Api Jiwa at Capella Ubud, Bali

Perched amidst the captivating expanse of lush green forests, Capella Ubud, Bali unveils a haven of tranquillity where the essence of nature meets the embodiment of luxury. Paying homage to the intrepid spirit of early European settlers from the 1800s, architect Bill Bensley masterfully sculpted the resort into an extraordinary tented camp that seamlessly merges with the surrounding natural beauty.

A jewel among the resort’s culinary treasures, Api Jiwa stands as a testament to the culinary creativity and cultural fusion that defines Capella Ubud, Bali’s dining experience. The name translates to fire to the soul in Indonesian, as Api Jiwa embodies a culinary journey that ignites the senses and kindles a profound connection with Asian flavours. Situated within a vibrant and thoughtfully designed open-air restaurant, Api Jiwa presents a stage for culinary artistry that captivates both the eyes and taste buds.

Enveloped by the enchanting ambience, guests can witness the orchestration of flavours and techniques right before their eyes at the chef’s counter or relish an intimate dining escapade at the private dining table. Each course served at Api Jiwa is a meticulous symphony of Asian-inspired textures, tastes and aromas, curated to take diners through an expedition of unexpected delights, meticulously showcasing the finest produce that Bali has to offer.

The aesthetics of Api Jiwa mirror the steampunk-inspired design elements that define the overarching character of the resort. This distinctive amalgamation of artistic sensibilities elevates the dining experience to new heights, exuding an air of refinement, intimacy and personal connection that few places can emulate. 

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At the heart of Api Jiwa’s reputation lies its signature Asian omakase sample menu, where the talented Director of Culinary Nicola Russo and the culinary team craft a series of 10 courses that reflect the day’s freshest ingredients. This culinary journey, laden with the thrill of the unknown, casts an element of surprise over each dinner, keeping guests at the edge of anticipation. In a nod to inclusivity, Api Jiwa also caters to plant-based diners with a carefully curated sample menu that mirrors the same level of innovation and culinary excellence.  

Exquisite Taste Volume 41

Api Jiwa

Capella Ubud, Bali

Jalan Raya Dalem, Keliki, Ubud

Bali 80561, Indonesia

T: (+62) 3612091888



IG: @apijiwaubud