“If you combine the most amazing locally sourced ingredients to the creative skills of Chef Kevin and a casual friendly atmosphere of Cuca, you have the recipe for a surprising dinner experience.”,
Kim, the discoverer.
Locally Sourced ProduceLocally Sourced Produce
Chef/Tasting MenuChef/Tasting Menu
Creative CuisineCreative Cuisine
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Restaurant Description

Set in the beautiful expanse of a coconut grove, the restaurant is helmed by Chef Kevin Cherkas, (previously with El Bulli and Arzak in Spain and Daniel in New York) and Virginia Entizne, teaming up to devotedly craft Signature cuisine made from the best and freshest local ingredients thoughtfully curated from artisanal producers in Indonesia.

Open daily for lunch and dinner from Midday to Midnight (kitchen closes at 23.00).

The Chef & His Brigade

Chef Kevin Cherkas & Virginia EntizneChef Kevin Cherkas & Virginia Entizne
“We start by getting the basics right. We carefully select and source ingredients exclusively from Indonesia to maximize freshness, and support local farmers and growers. The vast range of products available to create delicious new western dishes is truly inspirational.”

Biography – Chef Kevin Cherkas

Chef Kevin Cherkas has an enviable track record developed in some of the world’s most outstanding restaurants. In Spain, he honed his skills at Michelin three-star Arzak Restaurant in San Sebastian, Michelin three-star El Bulli in Roses, and Michelin two-star La Broche in Madrid. He also left his mark in New York City during his tenure with Daniel Boulud at his highly regarded Michelin three-star Daniel.
As testament to his culinary talent, he is the recipient of numerous awards. These include gold and silver medals at the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs national and regional competitions in 2003, a gold medal at the USA Chicago Culinary Salon Team Canada 2001, and three gold medals at the British Columbia Chefs Association Hot Culinary Competition in 2000, to name a few. Most notably, he joined the Bocuse d’Or World Cuisine Contest 2001 as an apprentice representative and achieved a fifth place finish. His first steps in Asia where helming the fine dining restaurants BLU at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore and prior to that Restaurant Lafite in Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
In July 2013, he partnered his wife Virginia Entizne to open Cuca. Kevin’s cooking philosophy consists of serving western cooking made exclusively from the best and freshest local ingredients. He handpicks the tastiest products Indonesia offers and brings them to a new level by applying techniques acquired through his outstanding culinary career.

Welcome to Bali

Immerse in Bali’s rich and unique culture with a visit to Tanah Lot and its sea temple, or one of the many other wonderful temples (pura) scattered throughout the “Island of the Gods”. Embrace a Balinese dancing and gamelan lesson, cookery class, spa treatments, yoga or meditation, or explore the artist village Ubud located in the centre of the island. Delight in myriad watersports including fishing, river rafting, surfing, diving and snorkeling. Golf, or trek at sunrise on the spectacular volcanic Mount Batur Trek and other scenic hiking trails. Additional adventure options include mountain biking, paragliding, horseback riding, elephant safaris, and canyoning. Located just north of Legian, Seminyak is at once both sophisticated and relaxing. Known for its wonderful boutiques, spas, restaurants, cafés, and bars, it is one of the island’s quaintest towns. Slightly north, Canggu is set amidst rolling hills lined with rice paddies, and dark grey sand beaches. Experience Sanur, one of Bali’s oldest fishing villages on the southeastern coast. Witness Jimbaran Bay’s magnificent limestone cliff-fringed coastlines and lovely beaches. Situated in East Bali, the stunning scenery and simple, traditional Balinese way of life in Sidemen is equally enriching. A feast for the senses—Bali.

Useful Information

Opening time:
Daily 12.00-24.00

Annual closing:
open all year

Time zone: (GMT+08:00) Singapore
Currency accepted: IDR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express
Electricity voltage: 220V
Electricity plug type:  
Your concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on dream@secret-retreats.com
Jalan Yoga Perkanthi, Jimbaran 80364, Bali, Indonesia


Time & Weather

Current Temperature

26° C

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Local Time

5:08 am