A modern Japanese ambience awaits at the newly renovated TENKAI Japanese Restaurant, where Executive Japanese Chef Masahiko Morikawa presides over the kitchen and presents a wide range of traditional foods, from sushi, sashimi and bento boxes to noodles, rice bowls and an exquisite multi-course Kaiseki menu.On certain nights, a buffet – featuring both teppanyaki and sushi – is laid out poolside, with appetizers and desserts presented indoors, making this an ideal venue for dining with family and friends. At the teppanyaki tables, the chefs reign supreme, indulging in acrobatic feats with knives, salt and pepper grinders and even eggs, creating animated entertainment and musical rhythms with their utensils and the food. Flames burn high, onion ring “volcanoes” erupt and eggs spin, making even the most serious person smile in delight.
The teppanyaki menu has various selections of meat only, seafood only, or a mix and can include Wagyu steak, lobster and Tasmanian salmon. Bring the children along; there is a kids’ Teppanyaki menu and an evening spent with the Teppanyaki chefs is sure to give them lasting memories.
While Baked Oyster and Grilled Lobster are the highlights of the new menu, other chef – and editor – recommendations include the Super California eel sushi roll and the beautifully plated and ultimately delicious Yaki Butabara Niku, or grilled pork belly served with yuzu miso sauce. Meanwhile, for a different take on ceviche, indulge in the refreshing Ahi Poki Hawaiian-style fresh tuna sashimi served with Japanese rice crackers. The restaurant itself is spacious, light and airy, with dark wood cut-out dividers providing clean lines and supporting the modern Japanese look. TENKAI looks out onto Padma Resort Legian’s pool and has a dry Japanese garden on either side, as well as a raised outdoor gazebo providing an alternative seating area for those keen to be in the fresh air. Whether you are looking for a quiet evening dinner, a family meal, or an entertaining dinner with a group of friends, TENKAI Japanese Restaurant is sure to be delicious, enjoyable and highly popular choice for everyone.