Laid-back tropical vibes and stunning natural views are always a given in Lombok, and so is delicious food. As well as the sense tingling street food smoking from every street corner, this quiet island has several tourist hubs dotted with wonderful restaurants. From beachside seafood feasts to lavish candlelit dining, here is our list of the top 5 must try restaurants while you are out and about in Lombok!
Indonesian, Asian, $
Asmara means ‘romance’ in Bahasa Indonesia, a name well fitting considering the romantic atmosphere and all the love you’ll be having for Indonesian food after dining here. Indulge in scrumptious traditional yellow rice, satay and nasi campur, which is a heaped plate of tempeh, curried meats and fried vegetables on seaming white rice. The space is airy and lush with green vines and dreamy lights twinkling into the night.
Indonesian, American, European, $
Ashtari is perched on top of a hill, surrounded by lush jungle with a view of the glorious Kuta bay – capturing Lombok’s diverse landscapes all in one picture. The menu highlights Indonesian cuisine, including nasi goreng and mie goreng – all with vegetarian options. Pleasantly enclosed by nature, Ashtari also offers daily yoga classes and an open-terrace barbeque on Friday nights.
Restaurant, Italian, $
This restaurant is mostly renowned for its scrumptious pizza, best enjoyed with cold Bintang beer and finished off with a portion of homemade tiramisu. Beyond authentic Italian fare, Lotus Bayview also serves fresh seafood and delicious Indonesian cuisine. Located at the lively coastline of Senggigi, it boasts a beachfront seating area with a lovely ocean view.
Restaurant, Moroccan, Mediterranean, European, Asian, $
From food to design, El Bazar is a slice of the Mediterranean in tropical Lombok. The restaurant’s laid-back, wooden facade is contrasted inside with Moroccan decorations, creating a unique aesthetic to enjoy colourful and nutritious smoothie bowls. The food is as authentic as it is delicious, from Moroccan tagines to fresh seafood carpaccio.
Restaurant, Italian, European, $
Oceanfront beanbag chairs, feet in the sand and a cocktail in hand – an afternoon at Cafe Alberto is as relaxing as it gets. Pair that with the restaurant’s tasty Italian menu that features pizza and pasta and it’s no wonder this place is a firm favourite for many tourists in Lombok. Don’t worry about wanting to keep coming back because Cafe Alberto offers a shuttle service to and from your hotel.
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Laid-back tropical vibes and stunning natural views are always a given in Lombok, and so is delicious food. As well as the sense tingling street food smoking from every street corner, this quiet island has several tourist hubs dotted with wonderful restaurants. From beachside seafood feasts to lavish candlelit dining, here is our list of […]