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“Poor value”
Review of Vila Ombak Restaurant - CLOSED

Vila Ombak Restaurant
Price range: $3 - $45
Cuisines: Seafood, International, Grill
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Dining options: Late Night, Buffet, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The beach side Sidewalk Cafe offers dining on a beach side location. This venue is not to be missed for dinner, offering a Seafood Grill & Buffet, where you can choose a selection of fresh seafood taken straight from the sea in front of you, choose how it is cooked, then tuck in to a selection of sides at the buffet provided.Sidewalk Cafe is also open for lunch and serves home-made wood-fired pizza as well as a simple a-la carte menu that you can enjoy while you marvel at the ocean views.Accompanying the Sidewalk cafe is our Blue Beach Bar, featuring a slamming live band 4 nights a week. For an island experience why not try an afternoon “Kelapa Muda”, (young coconut juice) while you watch the twilight descend upon the beach in front of you.
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Out of all the restaurants we tried on Gili, I am sorry to say that Villa Ombak was the worst. Very limited choice in wines, and average food. All in all, there is better value around. Try Tratorria next door: a great Italian restaurant.

Thank InnerBalanceMassage
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We went to Villa Ombak for a Christmas eve dinner, after being roped in by a stuff handing out leaflets all day. The menu on the leaflet looked fantastic, nice seating outside right next to the beach was tempting, so we decided to give it a go despite a higher price.
The pricey xmas menu did not include alcoholic drinks, but staff came around and told us they have 50% off (otherwise fairly expensive) wines. As it was Christmas, we gave in to their pitch and decided to get a bottle of white.
First disappointment came when after 20 minutes and halfway trough the dinner, we still did not get our wine, second, when they have brought our wine - red instead of white, third, when we waited another good 15 minutes for the bottle of white and finally fourth, when we got the bill for the wine. 50% off turned out to be 15%! Sheepish looks in the eyes of the stuff gave away they were playing bit of a "lost in translation" game. (there were 4 of us and we all understood 50%, sorry guys not the best way how to treat customers).
-> Tip: if you eat at Villa Ombak, re-check few times and make sure you do not get caught! (Or just do not order wine.)
Ok, I hate being negative, so here are the good things:
- beautiful location right on the beach
- family friendly (I do not have kids, but saw plenty of happy families around and they had x-mas entertainment for kids)
- food was good, fresh fish, good sushi.

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Thank VeronikaKis
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

Very good Villa ever in Gili Trawangan, since we compare with other accomodation around there. It has a lot of unique things you may find here not even about place to spend holiday but also diving with spectacular spots and culinary experiences.

Thank Lombok Friendly A
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

If you're fussy about your food or have allergies or other diet requirements, this restaurant is a good alternative to the cheaper places on the beach front. It even offers Illy coffee. Very clean and the food is nice.

Thank sara b
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

Sitting on the sand under cover and watching the water views while eating, doesn't get much better than that

Thank sue53106
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