U Paasha Rooftop

Under a moonlit sky deep in the heart of Seminyak lies an excellent BBQ buffet.
U Paasha has one of the most distinctive facades on Jl Oberoi (Kayu Aya) with a huge lobby and the club Alibi down below. But another gem the hotel has hidden is the excellent rooftop pool that overlooks much of the island. The pool is huge and is flanked on both sides by palms and frangipani trees all lined up in neat rows in between pool loungers. It’s a cool sight to see and behind all that lies their Rooftop Bar.
The Rooftop Bar at U Paasha has a BBQ buffet every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday night where you can be a complete glutton under the stars for a mere 190k++ per person. The BBQ entails a live grill along with a lot of other items to go along with all that meat.
Like any respectable buffet patron, we went straight for the highest dollar item offered which was the excellent slipper lobster. These smaller cousins to the spiny lobster most conventionally served at seafood establishments are every bit as tasty as their larger counterparts. The slipper lobster is halved along the middle and you can throw all sorts of condiments on it. Lemon butter is provided next to the lobster, but we found the herbal butter at the bread station to be a perfect addition. The lobster was displayed on a hot clay dish that also included grilled calamari and mahi mahi.
If you’re feeling more terrestrial, try out the spare ribs. It’s excellently sauced and pulls apart pretty easily. They also have sirloin steaks made to order. Just specify how you want it cooked but be aware that the steaks are of the thin, minute variety. There’s also excellent chicken wings as well as pork sausages which also come wrapped in bacon. There’s also a plethora of sauces and condiments to mix and match with the meat items which are really delicious.
Another great feature is the live gado gado station where a chef constantly makes this traditional Indonesian vegetable dish. It’s boiled vegetables smothered in peanut sauce and it totally balances out the heavy meats. Right next to the gado gado is a bread and salad station to get you fill of carbs and legumes.
Next to that sits their soup of the day which is completely different each time and varies between, tom kha, cream of mushroom, pumpkin and everything in between. They also have four hot plates which also rotate and feature assorted vegetables, pastas, lasagnas, as well as other savory treats. Deserts get their own table and feature traditional Indonesian sweets like tapioca and pandan and fruits.
The Rooftop Bar also has some great cocktails and mocktails as well as various wines. We had a Coco Mojito (110k++) for sunset and it was amazing. It was made from Malibu, rum, nata de coco and muddled with basil, mint, and lime.
If you love buffets or just want a tasty meal of unlimited proportions, the sunset BBQ buffet at U Paasha’s Rooftop Bar is an excellent spot. The sunset views are amazing and you really get a nice light breeze along with excellent food and drink.
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