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Koral Restaurant
Photograph: Courtesy Tripadvisor

The world’s most picture-perfect restaurant is nestled inside an aquarium

You'll get dinner and a show at Koral Restaurant in Bali

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Morgan Olsen
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If you like dinner served with a side of views, there's a restaurant in Bali you have to add to your culinary bucket list. Koral Restaurant – located within luxury hotel the Apurva Kempinski in Nusa Dua – was just named the world's most picture-perfect eatery in Tripadvisor's 2021 Travelers' Choice Awards. What makes Koral so photogenic? The unique fine-dining establishment is nestled inside a sprawling aquarium that offers a total sensory experience while you dine.

And it's not just the views that are remarkable – chef Andrea Astone's menu goes above and beyond, too. Guests can expect to nosh on foie gras, wagyu and truffles – all of which are plated like edible works of art. (And yes, there is plenty of fish on the menu if you don't mind offending your aquatic dining companions.) The cocktail menu isn't too shabby either; the Mist Negroni, for instance, is infused with pandan and cinnamon flavors as well as a nip of Fernet Branca.

Koral Restaurant
Photograph: Courtesy Tripadvisor
Koral Restaurant
Photograph: Courtesy Tripadvisor

Unsurprisingly, the Bali restaurant boasts a near-perfect five-star rating on Tripadvisor – which, coincidentally, is how the travel company determines its award winners. Guests rave about the friendly staff, the next-level gastronomy and the underwater ambiance.

Looking for even more Instagrammable dining experiences? There are 19 other picture-perfect winners on the list, including lush garden restaurant Le Grill in Prague, rooftop oasis Sabayon in Kuala Lumpur and beachside eatery Sunset Monalisa in Cabo San Lucas. Believe it or not, there's even another aquarium restaurant that made the cut in NEMO Restaurant & Lounge in Kadriye, Turkey.

While we're on the subject of epic views, have you added the world's best rooftop bars to your travel wish list?

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