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“Good food, super service and best location on the island.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Karma Kayak

Karma Kayak
North Beach, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
+62 (0) 8180 55 93 710
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Cuisines: Barbecue, Tapas
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good food, super service and best location on the island.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

We were staying close to karma kayak and went there almost every day. It has the best position on the island as it's on the northern tip and you can watch the sun go down until it disappears which you can't do from the more populated part of the island. It's very serene too, we were here during peak season but always managed to get a great position.
It was my boyfriends birthday when we visited, I mentioned it to the staff and when we arrived the next day they had set up one of the cabanas with balloons for him and happy birthday written on them. Such a nice touch.
We spent his birthday there, having drinks, fresh juices, a great lunch of satays, tapas and one of the specials, and soft drinks, we arrived at 11am and left at 9pm and our bill came to around £20!!! A bargain.
Not all the staff speak English but the ones that do are so friendly and eager to chat, and I speak none of the local language so I think that even when the kitchen staff (the ones that don't speak english), come to help the waiters just a little more patience is required. We chatted with the owners who are also really friendly and welcoming.
You can't beat the atmosphere here and that's the clincher, please go along and give it a try, I dare you to be unhappy with anything in such a beautiful setting.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A bit overrated here..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Have to agree with the previos comment. Nice for snacks and if you live on the north of the island, it may be worth it for lunch. We had a few tapas and while some were ok (meatballs, chicken satay) the potatoes were undercooked and the shrimp inedible due to the ridiculous amount of garlic they were drenched in. Consider askng them to go easy on the garlic!

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“Best food on the island!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012 via mobile

Lovely setting with a great sunset and a terrace on the beach! And the food is really good! The staff is also very friendly and funny. In short, we would definitely recommend Karma Kayak for great food and a great setting!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Over rated!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Setting is the same as every other place, sangria wasn't made with wine (tasted like cough syrup) and food was good but not worth a walk. If you're in the area, great for a snack...but otherwise not anything special.

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Excellent meal at quiet part of the island.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Can't speak highly enough of this restaurant. Worth the walk to the northern part of the island. The service and food were excellent. Great views especially at sunset.

Visited July 2012
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