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“Flavour explosion”

Rasa Restaurant and Lounge
Ranked #54 of 116 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Price range: US$16 - US$60
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Rasa Restaurant & Lounge offers a relaxing and stylish approach to contemporary dining and lounging. Set amongst lush tropical gardens and overlooking Niramaya's stunning resort pool, Rasa combines Asian inspiration, western culinary customs and hints of molecular gastronomy techniques. This combination delivers truly explosive tastes, with visually and texturally enhanced dishes focusing on regional and local produce. Combined with our unique twist on cocktails, share plates and intimate evening dining, you will find Rasa and its unique Balinese setting special enough for celebrations, yet casual and relaxed enough for everyday dining. At Rasa we do everything with love, so please come and share our unique experience with friends and loved ones.
Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Flavour explosion”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

I love eating. I love food with great flavours. I appreciate a restaurant with a chiiled atmosphere. I also like dining with my kids. So Rasa was able to meet me on every point.

The subtle flavours that the chef weaved into the food and the mixture of textures and colours made it a feast for the senses. With the large semi-outdoor seating area with just enough light to make it feel laid-back but still smart makes Rasa a really great place to eat. The staff were even kind enough to comp us an extra dessert - thanks guys, it was great.

My only gripe: the kids' fried rice was overly sweet and gluggy. But the whole family is still raving about the meal and I'm sure we'll come again.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank algrant13
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best food in Port Douglas”
Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Having dined in several of the restaurants in PD I must say Rasa is by far the most memorable. From the delicious sliders to the slow cooked beef, flavours and texture were amazing. Service was friendly without being intrusive. Will definitely return.

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1 Thank EveW416
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Margaret River Region, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Asian Fusion at it's best!”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Dined at Rasa while on holidays with my partner and can't fault a single thing! The presentation of each course, the flavors and textures, the friendly and informative staff and the beautiful garden surroundings make this restaurant experience perfect in every way. Would definitely return!

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank realfoodie91
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Dunedin
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Service, flavours and atmosphere make Rasa a "Must visit".”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Dining at Rasa is always a treat and one that has yet to disappoint! The Beef Cheek and the Som Tum salad are delicious and I love hearing what inventive dish the chef has come up with for the fish of the day. Getting a table close to the pool gives such a relaxing and peaceful touch to our dinner. Rasa has quickly become one of our favorite places to dine in Port Douglas!

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank JamieLee1980
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Dunedin, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fabulous five course meal”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We dined as a family at Rasa and thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful dishes that were served for the five course degustation menu. Standouts were the pork belly and the chocolate brulee. The amuse bouche was a lovely start with pops of salmon caviar amongst the avocado soup. Chrissy, our waitress provided excellent, friendly service and made us feel welcome.
We enjoyed the experience so much we returned the next evening for dessert. Could be improved with the addition of a dessert wine to finish the meal.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank russellycat
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