Recently opened De Opera Beach Club offers new dining and lounging options for visitors staying in the Nusa Dua area. A beach club by day and dining destination at night with 3 restaurants to choose from. Two of the restaurants offer Japanese cuisine including the famous Japanese teppanyaki restaurant company BENIHANA. Here diners enjoy their own personal chef in a choice of private cabana style seating or inside the restaurant. Something that looks like a lot of fun.
During our visit for a late lunch we found an oversized daybed looking over the pool and tried out their Thai restaurant. With a variety of Thai curries, seafood and meat mains, and lots of appetisers, we opted for Kanom Pang Na Goong (deep fried minced prawn on toast RP 63,000) to start and Prawn Kaeng Pra Naeng (dry prawn curry RP 85,000) and Nua Kra Tiem Prik Thai (stir fried beef with garlic and pepper sauce RP 98,000) for our mains.
Each dish was wonderful. Beautifully presented, high quality ingredients and most importantly great tasting. We later heard a Thai chef talking to another table which explains the great Thai food.
With a big pool at the centre of the beach club beckoning us to make use of it, we spent the next couple hours sipping cocktails, mocktails and dipping in the pool. With a minimum spend of RP 150,000 per person, use of the pool is complementary and includes the use of towels.
Even though De Opera wasn't busy during the day, it allowed us to have our choice of the best spots and the staff assured us the traffic picks up at night for dinner. Still a great way to spend the afternoon.