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In Bali, the idyllic experience of dining by the beach can be found in every corner, but none of those can quite match the culinary journey at Seasalt. As its name implies, Seasalt pays homage to the greatness of the sea and the bountiful abundance found within it, and its oceanfront location is simply the cherry on top. To top it off, Seasalt has pledged its commitment to support the local sea salt farmers from Kusamba Village and to reduce carbon footprints by locally sourcing its ingredients.
Led by highly skilled chef Vivian Vitalis, Seasalt brings the best quality seafood and serves it in an innovative way. Drawing inspiration from Japanese techniques and flavours, with a dash of Vivian's flair, the restaurant offers refreshing creative dishes that diners won't find anywhere else.
Dinners at Seasalt always starts with the signature Seasalt Ritual, where diners are served an intriguing centrepiece, inspired by the shell- and coral-adorned beach, unveiling starting bites of seaweed and Japanese spinach-wrapped mackerel, butter and mayonnaise – to be savoured with the homemade sourdough.
The menu begins with light delicacies like cured bonito with dashi mayonnaise, green tomato and wasabi, smoked black cod with potato crisps and cured egg yolk, and Seasalt ceviche with mackerel, green tomato, ginger, shallot and wakame. Hearty mains include miso-honey roasted butterfish with carrot purée, pickled carrot and citrus reduction, grilled chilli squid with pickled shallot and ponzu dressing, and robatayaki prawn with cucumber noodle, sesame seed and wasabi mayo. Nothing is more theatrical than Seasalt's signature white snapper though, baked in aromatic salt – it's a feast for the palate as well as the eyes.
If seafood is not your cup of tea, Seasalt also offers other sinfully scrumptious dishes, like crispy pork belly with steamed plantain and ponzu glaze and wagyu short rib with mustard, miso and ginger jus.
At Seasalt, the cuisine is sophisticated, but the ambience is casually refined. It's a great dining destination with an unrivalled ocean view, especially on a lazy Sunday afternoon, where eager diners can enjoy the decadent Sunday Seafood Brunch.
Last not but least, Seasalt is supporting Alila's zero-waste policy, evident from the exclusive use of eco-friendly materials for the takeaway boxes and the activation of the straw-on-request policy, using only paper or cornstarch straws.