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“Absolutely the best birthday dinner ever!”
Review of Ju-Ma-Na

Ju-Ma-Na
Ranked #4 of 37 Restaurants in Ungasan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $150
Cuisines: French, Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: From its lofty perch on Bali's southernmost cliff, Ju-Ma-Na presents fine dining with a dramatic view. The delicious French cuisine with unique Japanese twist artfully prepared by our talented chefs will take your taste buds on a culinary journey.
Hong Kong, China
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Absolutely the best birthday dinner ever!”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Thank you to the Ju-Ma-Na team and General Manager, Jamal Hussain, for making my birthday dinner the best one ever!

This year I wanted a quiet fine dining dinner with my husband at one of the best restaurants in Bali for my birthday. I had eaten at Ju-Ma-Na a number of times previously and it just keeps getting better every time I visit! The food and service were both outstanding. The extensive wine list (Mondavi is one of my favourites), champagne, oysters, fois gras, beet salad, lamb, sea bass, cheese and dessert were all unbelievable. All presented impeccably with the freshest of ingredients.

The restaurant team then made it extra special at the end by singing happy birthday and presenting me with both flowers and a complimentary birthday cake.

Thank you so much Banyan Tree for making my birthday so very very special and wonderful.

Will be back soon for our anniversary!

- Rhonda & Nyoman

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank JSMBali
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nicolas B, Director of Food and Beverage at Ju-Ma-Na, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Dear Rhonda L,

Greetings from Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant!

Thank you for having selected Ju-Ma-Na as your preferred restaurant for your birthday dinner.

We are delighted to read from your comment that you had "Absolutely the best birthday dinner ever!” at Ju-Ma-Na.

On 29th of March, in celebration of the full moon, you can experience a magical evening of delights. Dine al fresco and bathe in glittering moonlight. Enjoy a sumptuous six course menu artfully prepared by the award winning chefs at Ju-Ma-Na. Vagabond, the Pop Jazz Band will be there to entertain the evening.

Dear Rhonda L, we are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ju-Ma-Na and would be delighted to be of service to you again in the future.

With my best regards,
Nicolas Belzic
Director of Food and Beverage
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Moscow, Russia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful romantic dining, Delicious!”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

This is one of the best places on Bali to have a romantic dinner. Perfect kitchen, nice design and scenary views, outside deck is good for sunset dining. Very attentive staff. Simply best!

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Pozitivitron
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Nicolas B, Director of Food and Beverage at Ju-Ma-Na, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Dear Pozitivitron,

Greetings from Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant!

Thank you for your valuable feedback and for taking the time to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor.com.

We would like to thank you for choosing Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant as your venue for your wedding dinner. Your positive notes about our food and services are very appreciated, I have shared your review with all our associates and they were very happy to know that their services have been appreciated.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back to Ju-Ma-Na and would be delighted to be of service to you again in the future.

Nicolas Belzic
Director of Food and Beverage
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Well, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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“A truly Romantic & Remarkable experience”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Wow! Simply wow! JuMaNa came highly recommended and they lived up to it all. My wife and I recently celebrated the end of our vacation with a meal here before we returned to the UK.
We opted for the degustation menu. Simply exquisite. The restaurant also sends over a small bite in the beginning along with an amuse bouche. Right before the main they sent a palate cleanser which were also delicious. While the portions don't look too big, by the end of the meal you are stuffed and contentedly so before the after dinner petit four arrive. Dishes come with perfect presentation and beautiful flavors.
The atmosphere is beautiful and intimate. The ocean view is exclusive, the servers go out of their way to explain the dishes to you, make recommendations.
JuMaNa isn't just a place to eat, its a place to have a night out and an experience

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Roger b
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Nicolas B, Director of Food and Beverage at Ju-Ma-Na, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Dear Roger b,
Greetings from Ju-Ma-Na!

Thank you for having selected Ju-Ma-Na as your preferred restaurant in Bali.

We are delighted to receive your compliments on our product and services "A truly Romantic & Remarkable experience". We have shared your kind comments with our associates and they were very happy to learn that their services have been appreciated.

On 14th of February, amidst Ju-Ma-Na contemporary glamour, you will fall in love this Valentine’s as we steal the scene over an expressly designed set dinner for two prepared by our award winning chefs. Dip into one of sparkling appetizers then turn your attention to the array of incredibly seductive main courses before the ultimate indulgence – an irresistible
dessert.
During the dinner, Love will be in every sound by Lapuja Band to go along with every taste
from our special degustation menu.

Dear Roger b, we are looking forward to welcome you back to Ju-Ma-Na and would be delighted to be of service to you again in the future.

With best regards,
Nicolas Belzic
Director of Food and Beverage
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Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“One of the best Restaurants in Bali”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

I enjoyed the best food, fantastic view,and excellent service. I had the greatest time and my guest was very impressed of the restaurant and Bali as a whole. I would recommend to those visitors who come to Bali to visit this Restuarant. They will enjoy this Restuarant.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Kittisak A
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Nicolas B, Director of Food and Beverage at Ju-Ma-Na, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear Kittisak A,

Greetings from Ju-Ma-Na!

Thank you very much for your kind words: “One of the best Restaurants in Bali”.
Kindly rest assured that all your kind feedback will be passed along to the Ju-Ma-Na team.

It also gives me great pleasure to share this news with you. Ju-Ma-Na has been chosen as one of “Indonesia Best Restaurants 2012 / 2013” by Indonesia Tatler.

There is hardly anything sweeter than a compliment for a job well done.

We are glad to announce our second Moonlight Dinner at Ju-Ma-Na on Saturday 26th January 2013. In celebration of the full moon you will experience a magical evening of delights. Dine al fresco and bathe in glittering moonlight, meanwhile enjoying a sumptuous six course menu. During the dinner, entertainment will be provided by “Chika Asamoto” the Soprano Saxophonist and special collaboration with DJ Bart Speelman.

Dear Kittisak A, we are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ju-Ma-Na and would be delighted to be of service to you again in the future.

With best regards,
Nicolas Belzic
Director of Food and Beverage
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Toronto
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“Epic Lux Wedding at JuMaNa - Flawless Venue & Execution!”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

We can't sing more praises about our epic wedding at the Banyan Tree Ungasan! Everything from the venue, the wedding and event staff, the decoration, the fine dining, the wedding villa, the special features (e.g., dove release, fireworks), logistics and the overall experience was flawless and added a uniqueness to the event that coined the praise "Wedding of the Century" from our guests. We had a jet-set and hard-to-impress audience attend our intimate 40 person wedding, but the Banyan Tree (staff, resort) certainly blew things out of the water.

Engaging with Banyan tree and their wedding planning staff (Sherly and Felix) was easy and they were responsive and helped to ensure we considered every detail of the day. They took the time to help us plan from afar (e.g., take photos, design layouts, connect us with good decor vendors), and despite the anticipated lux-resort level expenses, helped us to minimize our expenses. We were happy about the planning phase, but even more happy about actual execution - the day went flawlessly and given all the coordination points (e.g., buggying guests to various locations, coordinating decorators and vendors, and responding to ad-hoc requests for food, towels, and other requests). Very strong team indeed.

The Cliff Edge Pool suite was absolutely stunning, spacious and well worth the investment - it was very surreal for us and our guests during the tea ceremony and people kept gawking about the view over the infinity pool (which you can walk out to from the master bedroom). The grounds are also very well manicured, but still felt organic, and still felt like we were in Bali. Buggy service was prompt.

JuMaNa Terrace is a jaw-dropping location. Instead of the typical beach, chapel or grass cliff layout, JuMaNa offered a cliff-top terrace which brought a unique look and feel, adding romanticism and 'wow-factor' to event. The white theme against the blue Indian Ocean backdrop is the most stunning scene ever. We had our private reception on the JuMaNa deck, with 'fairy lights' creating a magical ambiance. It felt like you were in a fairy tale. Banyan Tree also has a gorgeous private beach for all your photography and videography needs. Sunset is especially stunning - with rock formations and silhouettes of faraway cliffs - it is a feast for every videographer / photographer. They do need to invest in an elevator getting down there (there are 120 steps currently), but you will not regret it. White fine sand and crashing waves during high tide.

The food at JuMaNa is top in Bali. It was one of the main reasons why we chose Banyan tree as we are serious foodies, and high-end fine dining was a must for us. The famed Chef Mandif recently left, but his legacy and the creativity and execution of the new chef and staff is phenomenal. The Wagyu No. 9 is a favourite, and lobster cappuccino was also a guest favourite. Every dish delivered a different palette of flavours - the guests thought they were getting Indonesian but got international fine dining. The Valrhona chocolate cake sealed the deal at the end of the night.

We had extra features for the wedding, on top of the standard package - but the most memorable ones were the dove release (do it on the JuMaNa balcony for effect), Lapuja acoustic band (these guys were the highlight of the night), the Fairy lights and ambiance lighting, and the 2.5 minute fireworks show that finished off the reception (played with Katy Perry's Fireworks selected by our beloved planner Sherly :). We had an after party inside the JuMaNa high glass area which led to an after-after party at the private villa. This is how you do it up in style in Bali.

Thank you again to the amazing coordinators - Sherly and Felix, and all the smiling Banyan Tree staff for a wedding that exceeded our already high expectations! If you want a 'fabulous' wedding, why not do it at the top resort in Bali?

  • Visited November 2012
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2 Thank JinnyD
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Nicolas B, Director of Food and Beverage at Ju-Ma-Na, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Dear JinnyD,

Greetings from Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant!

Thank you for your valuable feedback and for taking the time to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor.com.

We would like to thank you for choosing Banyan Tree Ungasan & Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant as your venues for your wedding. Your positive notes about our food and services are very appreciated and especially your gracious comments on Felix and Sherly. I have shared your review with all our associates and they were very happy to know that their services have been appreciated.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back to Ju-Ma-Na and would be delighted to be of service to you again in the future.

Nicolas Belzic
Director of Food and Beverage
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