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“Average food, overpriced bbq fish” 2 of 5 stars
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Jali Cafe
North of harbour, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
62 370 639800
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Ranked #19 of 22 Restaurants in Gili Meno
Cuisines: Indonesian, Seafood, Vegetarian
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“Average food, overpriced bbq fish”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

we stayed in Meno for 3 days and went there 2 times, once at diner to have bbq fish and once at lunch to have indonesian food as it looked pretty good.
However we were very disapointed because the bbq fish was way too expensive, especially compared to the restaurant next door having a lot more choice at a much reasonnable price. They actually didn't manage to sell their fish, but as we arrived early I suspect them to overharge us.
Otherwise, the view is really nice and having dinner laying on the see front is a must do, but every restaurant offers it so I wouldn't recommend it in Jali.
As for lunch, while the nasi goreng looked nice, we went for a chicken curry and a cap kai, which were very disapointing. The curry was like soup, very luiquid and there weren't any vegetables in it, just the chicken, so no much taste.
There are much better places to try on the tiny island.
Oh, and the service is tooo slow, but this is the case everywhere so don't wait to be really hungry to go to the restaurant.

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“Perfectly Gili Meno”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Jali cafe is very long-established and a perfect, quintessentially Gili, 'warung'. We always enjoy eating here because the food is really good and they serve the best tempeh with peanut sauce on the island (and being vegetarian, I have eaten rather a lot of this on this island!). Their olah-olah is also very good. The seating on the beach is relaxing and great. Best of all the staff are VERY accommodating, friendly, and decent. And, of course, the prices are very reasonable!

  • Visited December 2013
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