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Travelers' Choice2022
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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About
Located in tranquil Jimbaran, Cuca offers a cutting-edge concept of globally inspired, locally sourced tapas, cocktails and desserts. Michelin-trained Chef Kevin Cherkas and his Spanish entrepreneur partner, Virginia Entizne, not only realized a life-time dream opening Cuca in Bali in 2013, but also successfully developed a radically different, casual meets fine-dining experience serving inventive comfort food meant for sharing and bursting with flavour. With its hard-earned solid reputation, Cuca is indeed one of South-east Asia’s most celebrated foodie destinations, coming highly recommended by, among many others, the Michelin Travel Guide and being awarded Trip Advisor Hall of Fame Winner
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
European, Asian, International, Contemporary
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Playgrounds, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food here is amazing. Designed to share the taste sensations. Go with more than two if you can so you can experience all this has to offer. Fabulous decor, great location. Can sit at bar/kitchen and watch the work in the kitchen. A must...treat in jimbaran bay.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must do on your food journey in Bali. The food, service and ambiance is outstanding. Definitely the best restaurant in Bali - a fusion of creativity and fine dining.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Virginia E, Owner at Cuca Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, We are very happy to read about your Cuca experience and we look forward to welcoming you again next time you come to Bali! Sincerely Cuca Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a food experience. Master chefs producing works of culinary art. I've not found anything like this in Bali (anywhere really). The chefs tasting menu is an adventure in dining and not to be missed. Try to get a seat at the kitchen window...and watch them create your masterpieces. Going back for a farewell dinner before I leave BaliMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Virginia E, Owner at Cuca Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your Cuca experience. We will share this with our entire team today in our briefing to boost their spirits. Please tell your hungry friends about us ;) Sincerely Cuca...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very dismissive about going here, as someone who doesn't like fine dining, but wow, i'm glad we went It was stunning Great food, very creative and not stupidly priced! Family friendly and caters for GF, veggies as well Make sure you book!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Virginia E, Owner at Cuca Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your Cuca experience. We will share this with our entire team today in our briefing to boost their spirits. Please tell your hungry friends about us ;) Sincerely Cuca...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for an office dinner - well organized with dance & live music. The singer belted local stuff but when the group spontaneously warmed up to international numbers amazed us with their repertoire. Food was interesting combination of flavours though wine collection was so so.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Kevin, Manajer Umum at Cuca Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Four stars…so close and yet so far. We will continue to give our very best every day and hopefully we can make it happen next time. The team will be eagerly awaiting your return to Cuca and with any luck those five stars...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Cuca last night. In summary, it was an evening of wonderful food & stunning service. Each small course was a surprising treat elegantly presented. The staff went the extra mile to make the night special. We...seated at the kitchen bench, which served as entertainment across the night. Will definitely come back again. Thanks!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Kevin, Manajer Umum at Cuca Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Now, you're officially a fan of Cuca! We are very happy to read about your dining experience and we will share this with our entire team today in our briefing to boost their spirits. Looking forward to welcoming you again next time you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Covid kept us away from this great venue for far too long , so our return visit was extra special. It was a great feeling to step back into this brilliant restaurant, and as we are repeat patrons our visit was made extra special with...VIP status. Pre dinner cocktails in the beautiful gardens on a balmy Bali evening is the perfect way to start the Cuca experience. In the restaurant, we opted for bar seating so we could fully enjoy the kitchen vibe and watch food preparation by a team of talented young chefs, who work together like a well oiled machine . The tasting menu was delicious with numerous courses of creative dishes , all of them were my favourites. If you are in Bali you need to add Cuca to your list of experiences, you won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Kevin, Manajer Umum at Cuca Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you again for choosing us. We are very happy having you back in Cuca and will share this with our entire team today in our briefing to boost their spirits. We look forward to welcoming you again and again and again and...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was in one word: Perfect! But not only for us, the whole group of 30 pax was delighted with the served food. We came here last minute by chance without any expectations a few days before our destination wedding. It already set the tone...with the great service and delicious food! By far one of the best restaurants of Bali!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Virginia E, Owner at Cuca Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Maudy, Thank you for your kind review! We will always love to take care of lovely customers like you! We will share this with our entire team today in our briefing to boost their spirits. Looking forward to welcoming you again next time you...More

Reviewed October 23, 2022 via mobile

We visited Cuca on our last night in Bali on our honeymoon. I heard about this restaurant via a friend of mine. He told me that Chef Kevin, whom we went to high school with, had this gem of a place and I needed to...visit when in Bali. Expectations were not disappointed! We were graciously welcomed, we had a special table arrangement, and the food was simply fantastic! The flavours and tastes were out of this world! What a great night. The staff was very helpful and waited on our every need. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys great food and atmosphere! When back in Bali, we will for sure be visiting again.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Virginia E, Owner at Cuca Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Steve, Please say thank you to your friend from us and now, you're officially a fan of Cuca! We are very happy to read about your dining experience and we will share this with our entire team today in our briefing to boost their...More

Reviewed October 14, 2022 via mobile

We have visited Cuca on previous trips and were so glad that they survived the pandemic. As ever the food was stunning and the atmosphere welcoming. Kevin goes out of his way to greet all of his visitors and ensure that they have a special...experience. We managed two trips on this visit, and are already looking forward to returning again next year. I would definitely recommend Cuca to all those who are open to new food experiences in a wonderfully relaxed settingMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Virginia E, Owner at Cuca Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2022

Hello Rowan, Thank you so much for your kind words. We all in Cuca are fighters and are beyond excited to finally having you back! It is guests like yourselves that give us all the strength and motivation to keep doing every day what we...More

Reviewed October 5, 2022

Relaxed atmostphere, indoor and outdoor dining. Great adventure playground for kids that blends in to the amazing garden. Food is exquisite and staff are wonderful!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Virginia E, Owner at Cuca Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2022

Dear Casey, Thank you so much for your kind words and it was always a pleasure having you back in Cuca! Please remember to tell your hungry friends about us :) Sincerely Cuca Team

Reviewed October 4, 2022

At the start of the holiday we went to the Cuca for dinner As a birthday surprise, there we got the chef tasting, everything from Germany. 9 courses super harmonious and well coordinated. But not only the food was perfect, the cocktails served were excellent....all in all a perfect eveningMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Virginia E, Owner at Cuca Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2022

Dear Christina, Thank you again for choosing us for such a special occasion. We are very happy to read about your Cuca experience and will share this with our entire team today in our briefing to boost their spirits. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed October 3, 2022 via mobile

We had no expectation coming into cuca except we knew it was great food. But what a mind blowing experience. We had the chefs tasting menu - one veg and one non veg. Each course topped the other and was one of the best culinary...experiences we have ever had. Can’t wait to go again! Kudos to chef Kevin and his entire teamMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Virginia E, Owner at Cuca Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2022

Dear Guest, We will always love to take care of lovely customers like you! We will share this with our entire team today in our briefing to boost their spirits. Don't forget to tell your hungry friends about us! ;) Sincerely Cuca Team

Reviewed October 3, 2022 via mobile

This place should be on the list of must visit whilst in Bali. The food is absolutely amazing. We especially thought the scallops were to die for and everyone should try this. Also as lobster roll is so innovative. Best restaurant I’ve eaten in Bali...for sure and one of the best in my life. I don’t think I have enough words to express how good the dinner was. Thank You :)More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Virginia E, Owner at Cuca Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2022

Dear Emila, Thank you so much for your kind review! We are very happy to read about your Cuca experience and we will share this with our entire team today in our briefing to boost their spirits. Looking forward to welcoming you again next time...More

Reviewed September 24, 2022 via mobile

Amazing quality of food and service was impeccable! Best dish for me was lobster roll. Def best meal we had while staying in Bali. Highly recommend arriving early and having a drink in the garden.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Virginia E, Owner at Cuca Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2022

Hello Kathleen, We are very happy to read about your Cuca experience and we look forward to welcoming you again next time you come to Bali! :) Sincerely Cuca Team

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January 28, 2020|
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Response from 7ContinentGal | Reviewed this property |
No I had a port dish there!!
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June 13, 2019|
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Response from Virginia E | Property representative |
Hi Federico! we do not have any dress code so feel free to dress as you wish but do please come with an open mind and an empty stomach! :)
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Hi! Apologize the late reply! For Christmas, we do not offer any special menu. We tried to have a Christmas menu before but we learned from the past years experience that when guests come to Cuca they want to eat what we are... More
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Yes, Cuca Restaurant offers takeout services.

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Cuca Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5