A very subjective guide of restaurants & bars in Kuta, Lombok

28 December, 2023 | Lombok

Everyone has their food favourites and so have we. Below you will find a list of our all-time favourite places to eat in Kuta (all in random order).

Mama Pizza

The best pizza. Punto. Sourdough base, high quality ingredients – made with lots of love and precision by two Italians, Luca and Marco. This place is full every night for a reason – incredible pizzas and warm atmosphere. If you’re not a pizza lover, you’ll find pasta and salads on Mama Pizza’s menu as well.


The Mexican In Town

It’s THE place if you’re craving some Mexican flavours. Simple yummy food – tacos, burritos, tostadas and much more; plus homey vibes and, of course, margaritas. Mexican Night every Monday with 65k meals and Friday Tapas. Plenty of vegan options – we recommend the jackfruit burrito.


Jiang Nan

Quirky Chinese restaurant – cute interiors, great selection of dishes that are perfect for sharing, homemade noodles and great cocktails. Perfect place for a dinner – don’t miss it! Our favourites: turmeric mahi mahi dumplings, spicy garlic prawn noodles, Hunan beef and shredded potatoes. But to be fair, anything you order there is delicious. Dumpling Night every Wednesday.



Casual beer garden, very pleasant to hang out with a group of friends and some games. Great quality gastropub food. Corn Hole Night every Thursday


Mushroom Espresso

Caffeine-addicts head Mushroom Espresso way for the best coffee in town. Plant-based mylk options available. You’ll also find alfajores here – do yourself a favour and try them.

The Breakery

If you’re craving a real croissant or pain au chocolat while on your travels, this is the address. You’ll also find pretty good coffee to pair the pastries with.



Loka is an institution – the best gym in town, a recovery centre and a restaurant. Healthy and nourishing dishes to keep you fuelled throughout an active day. Outdoor seating, live sports and Loka BBQ Night every Sunday and Wednesday.



Plant-based and raw dishes. Chef Mamiko behind all the recipes is incredibly knowledgable and creative – you can expect dishes, such as salmon papaya sushi or BBQ Jackfruit wrapped in raw papaya with coconut bacon. This place offers a wide array of gluten-free options. If you’re gluten-free do give Terra a visit. Terra also has a very ‘dangerous’ corner with raw desserts – be careful with the Snikers – highly addictive.



If you’re craving a sandwich, there’s no better place for it. La Granita is a panini heaven – panini with burrata, vegan curried panini or an amaaazing yet simple pesto, tomato and mozzarella panini. And for dessert their freshly made granita with whipped cream. You don’t know what a granita is? Go and find out!


La Cabrona

Fancy a dirty burger with proper (real potato not some fake stuff) fries? Look no further and head to La Cabrona. A bit off the beaten track, on the way to Kuta Beach, but totally worth the stroll (or a bike ride). They also have some veggie options and jalapeno poppers, if you’re team jalapeno.



Not exactly in the heart of Kuta, but veeery close to it, Nohi is a peacuful spacious restaurant open for breakfast, lunch an dinner. Valentina, a Chilean pastry chef, is behind the restaurant. The lemon tart is an absolute must-try cannot-leave-without it. Our other favourites include empanadas and the Surfers Breakfast (a very generous and homey mix-and-match food combo). With Latinos in the house, Nohi unsurprisingly organises Latin Nights, which are a lot of fun.

Picture @nohi.lombok

Kawan Kopitiam

New kid on the block that has rocked up the Kuta food scene. This place has been pumping from day one and there is a very good reason for that – incredibly flavoursome and fresh Malaysian food. Laksa is to die for but anything else you order will be delicious!

Pic: @kawankopitian

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