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K·OBA by UM

From Mallorca with love, new Ibiza beach restaurant K·OBA by UM reinvents beachside chic, fusing Japanese and Mediterranean cultures and flavours with laid-back island holiday vibes.

Words: Danni Landa

The four major Balearic Islands have always felt like family and with the opening of K·OBA by UM, the bond between Ibiza and Mallorca becomes even stronger. Created by Mallorca-based hospitality establishment UMAMI Group, K·OBA by UM is a sunny, cool and casual Ibiza beach restaurant on the shores of Santa Eulalia. With views stretching out across the sand and sea, and a menu imbued with Mediterranean flavours and Japanese traditions, K·OBA by UM is set to be a new meeting point for locals and travellers alike. 
 
The beach chic vibe at K·OBA by UM takes cues from nature’s colours, textures and tones. Organic fibres, wood finishes and artisanal fixtures create a laid-back ambience – the perfect place to indulge in summer holiday feels. Sip on signature cocktails like the refreshing The Lost In Translation, fusing passionfruit, sparkling rosé, rum and Chuncho bitters, or go for a fruity, cross-cultural concoction like the Santera – strawberries, Volcán tequila, lime, ginger and grapefruit soda. If classics are more your style, don’t skip the Ibiza beach restaurant’s selection of thirst-quenching frozen cocktails: daiquiris, coladas, margaritas and more, available by the glass or jug.
 
At K·OBA by UM, starters are social and sharing is encouraged. Smoky mussels in tomato and white wine sauce are a classic, perfectly matched to the Ibiza beach restaurant’s seaside atmosphere. Channel Edo-era Japan with the tuna zuke in ponzu sauce plus daikon, tobiko (flying fish roe) and chives or bite into the oxtail bao with grilled pickled onion and house-made chipotle mayo. Salads include the noteworthy ensalada de canónigos y helado with cress, caramelised apricots, raisins, pine nuts, buffalo mozzarella, passion fruit dressing and a dollop of goat cheese ice cream, among other healthy creations.
 
Mains traverse the Med and Japan with a healthy dose of inventiveness. Be sure to sample the standout K·OBA by UM burger, made with smoked bacon, cheddar, rocket, Granny Smith apple and peanut butter and cherry jam. For more traditional flavours, try the Mallorcan sea bass, slow-cooked cod or Iberian pork with romesco sauce. The Ibiza beach restaurant also boasts a sushi and sashimi menu, packed with uramaki, nigiri and hosomaki plus signature rolls like the ebi panko with prawns, avocado, flambéed salmon, kimchi mayo and ikura caviar.
 
With Latin and Afro beats curated by Andreu Moyà aka Guri, K·OBA by UM is the perfect Ibiza beach restaurant for daytime dates, romantic dinners or celebratory meals with groups of friends. A place where cultures and tradition are fused and everyone is welcome.

Address: Calle des Riu 54, 07840, Santa Eulalia, Illes Baleares View on a map
Telephone: +34 971 373 297
Email: [email protected]
Website: kobabyum.com
Instagram: @kobabyum