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“Fine Dining on Gili T” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ko Ko Mo

Ko Ko Mo
South Beach, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
62 (0) 370 6134920
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Price range: $50 - $400
Cuisines: Barbecue, Indonesian, Contemporary, Café
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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19 restaurant reviews
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“Fine Dining on Gili T”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

This is pitched as the fine dining restaurant of Gili T, but that obviously comes with the disclaimer that it is as close to fine dining as you can probably get on the island, without being 100% the real deal.

That said, I came here two nights in a row and was happy overall on both occasions. The first night they informed us that half of the menu was not available, but we learned on the second night that that was because the boat from Bali with the ingredients had sank! No one was hurt. The next night, the boat obviously made it and the full menu was available again. The food is good, but some dishes are much better than others. The beef tenderloin was my personal favourite, and was a hit with those I recommended it to on the second visit. I asked for it medium rare, and it was cooked perfectly. The Moroccan lamb was also very good.

The waiters are attentive and are clearly well trained. They also gave us a beautifully presented desert for a birthday celebration when one of our friends told them it was my birthday. It wasn't really my birthday, so I didn't begrudge the 60,000IDR they added to the bill, and it really was a wonderfully decorated plate! :)

Possibly the most expensive restaurant on the island, but worth a visit.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“It was good - of the best of Gili I'm sure...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Lovely location on the water and nicely done up... But temper your expectations... Fine dining on Gili - it's relative... Tenderloin was good... Fish and Chip better than London... Watered down cocktails - stick to Bintang... Nice service... But not worth IDR$750,000...

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Underwhelmed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

We had high hopes for this restaurant given the reviews and Lonely Planet write up. The ambiance was beautiful but everything else went down hill. The seafood was over cooked for the high prices. As self proclaimed foodies, my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed higher quality food and just as beautiful ambiance down the road at a "regular" beachside restaurant. Do not waste your money here!

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“luxury”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Stayed 3 nights loved everything! Food, view , villa, location. Brilliant stay. Organised a glass bottom boat to snorkel between the islands just for our family. Was a perfect relaxing getaway from Bali. Highly recommend even if is a bit pricey. Only negative is both bedrooms had king beds so one of our ten age kids had to sleep on a matress on the floor.

Visited October 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Amazing restaurant on a tiny island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This place isn't the best restaurant I've ever been to....but they do have VERY good food and a professional staff and the fact that they pull this off on a tiny island in the middle of Indonesia is amazing to me. Worth a try for a date night.

Visited October 2012
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