Local Restaurants, Cafes & Bars

In Kuta the nightlife is very relaxed. There are a number of restaurants to visit for excellent, freshly prepared food. Some of the restaurants have light music on the weekends. Here in town the best thing to do is chat up the local fisherman and learn about life.

Refer to the Kuta, Lombok Tourist Map for the locations of these local businesses.


Recommended Local Dining

Ashtari Coffee House: Enjoy nice food and drinks with an amazing view over Kuta Bay. Ashtari is located right on top of the hill and is a must visit while in Kuta, Lombok.

Cool drink at Ashtari

Felice’s Vegetarian Restaurant: This local spot helps to give back to the community of Kuta, Lombok. Not only do the folks here donate 5%-10% of their profit to the community but they prepare weekly meals for the less fortunate children. To eat well and make a difference in the area, spend lunch at this fine spot.

El Bazar Cafe & Restaurant: The highest ranking restaurant in Lombok out of #591 restaurants (TripAdvisor). Exquisite recipes curated from around the Mediterranean. Open everyday from 7AM-10PM.


Gulas Garden: Traditional Indonesian cuisine and international dishes. In the bar you can enjoy classic cocktails, international wines and ice cold beer. Mediterranean garden terrace is nice.

Warung Drifters: Great burgers as well as plentiful and nice veggie options. Nice staff.

KRNK Cafe & Restaurant: Great homemade food for a good price and the staff are really friendly and fast. The salmon and quinoa bowl get rave reviews.

Riviera Bar and Café: Rated one of the top five restaurants in Kuta, Lombok. A favourite spot for vegetarians this local café offers some of the best veggie curry and tofu on the island. Eat here once and you may make new friends for life.


Kuta is still in its infancy as a tourist location so the nightlife is limited but growing.

Surfers Bar Kuta Lombok: Nice staff and good atmosphere. Great cocktails and entertainment. One of the best party spots in town.

The Bus Bar: Cool bar with a VW camper van as a bar. The seats are made of reclaimed pallets and oil drums. The vibe is hippy and grunge but the younger crowd loves it. Great pizzas. Good cocktails, excellent service, good atmosphere. 

Juice and booze bar: The new kid on the block but getting rave reviews. Laid back atmosphere and very friendly staff and great vibe and awesome treehouse setup. Great music and entertainment.

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