SugarSand, located in Seminyak, Bali, is a popular beachfront dining destination known for its stunning ocean views and vibrant atmosphere. Originally opened in September 2018, SugarSand has recently undergone a transformation, introducing a brand-new menu for lunch, dinner, and cocktails. The restaurant embraces the spirit of a Japanese neighborhood eatery, offering contemporary Japanese cuisine in the famous Izakaya style.
Heading the kitchen at SugarSand is Chef Syamsul Rizal, who brings his extensive culinary experience to curate a menu of modern Japanese dishes using locally sourced ingredients. Chef Syamsul Rizal, who honed his talents at Nobu and joined the establishment early last year after spending most of his tenure overseas. He has worked in the kitchen of international cruise liners, global hotel chains, and at some of the top restaurants in the US, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, and Morocco. One of his points of pride is working at Miami’s award-winning restaurant Nobu and Zuma in Dubai.
SugarSand is created to become a haven for lovers of fine food and drinks, music and culture, relaxation and celebration. During the day, guests can indulge in a variety of Japanese delicacies, including Wagyu Gyoza, Chicken Katsu Sandwich, Tacos 3 Way, and a selection of sushi. As the sun sets, SugarSand transitions into a convivial Izakaya concept, offering eclectic Japanese cuisine such as Gindara Miso, Spicy Tuna Sushi, and The Kiwami Wagyu Bollar Blade.
Complementing the culinary offerings, SugarSand’s innovative Balixologists, led by head mixologist Dewa Ari, craft an array of enticing cocktails. Guests can explore the “homage to Japanese cocktail culture” series, which showcases Japan-inspired cocktails, or choose from the selection of signature cocktails that have been enjoyed since the restaurant’s opening.
Additionally, SugarSand offers Slow Cooked Infused G&Ts, adding a unique twist to the casual drinking experience. To enhance the ambiance, SugarSand features curated chill music from in-house DJs, creating a perfect atmosphere for socializing and mingling. The restaurant aims to provide a haven where people can enjoy fine food and drinks, music, culture, and celebrate beautiful moments in a beachfront setting.