Ketumbar Restaurant, Rome
The Ketumbar Restaurant is located in a historic building in Rome that is literally carved into Mount Testaccio, a huge mound of Roman amphorae fragments. The restaurant has four oriental-style rooms with full-length windows from which the historic fragments of Roman times that make up the walls can be glimpsed.
The sushi room has a single low table, floor cushions and a large aquarium in the background.
The rooms are connected by a long bar where customers may also dine. From the bar, you can see the chefs prepare your meal in the open kitchen.
The ambience is trendy and sophisticated and is illuminated by host of candles.
The kitchen serves both Mediterranean and Japanese inspired cuisine. The bar is open until three in the morning. The wine list is impressive, with more than 300 labels and the cocktails are as delicious as they are varied.
The ethnic background music is in the expert hands of a resident DJ.
There are often themes evenings and musical events.