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“Expensive, Lean and Small: Quiet & Friendly”
Review of Karma Kayak

Karma Kayak
Ranked #23 of 120 Restaurants in Gili Trawangan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Sanur, Indonesia
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Expensive, Lean and Small: Quiet & Friendly”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

I have to say I was really shocked by the portions of the food and size (forget the prices for now). I ordered the veggie baguette. OMG - where were the veggies? I got not half but a quarter end of a baguette (which was fresh and tasty) and then insulted with super thin slices of zuccini. There were so few pieces not only was I able to count them with my eyes but because they were so thin I could see the bread through them. I new this was wrong. I asked for more veggies and got a small butter bowl. It was better than nothing. My friend ate the noodles with the meatballs which looked nice but he said he was starving 30 minutes later. Now to the price! After eating at other establishments from high end to low this was the most expensive for its value. A large beer was Rp38,000 plus 15% tax. That was beyond normal. Average was Rp30,000 - 35,000. I complained and told the staff the very next restaurant to them was only charging Rp29,000 plus tax. The sandwich was Rp45,000 with no frills - just bread and couple of veggies. Even a tomato or lettuce garnish would have been thoughtful. I also complained about that and told them most places at least served fries or rice, BUT not here. Beyond that the setting is nice, the staff is super friendly and location is away from the main activity. I just think the person creating the menu needs to review the prices and portions compared to the rest of the other establishments. It's nice to do your own thing, be your own establishment, make your own rules and have it your way but when its so far off balance its time to zoom back to reality.

  • Visited April 2013
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Mozambique
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great lunch”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Excellent place for a nice lunch on the quiet end of the island, great juices and lovely tapas. enjoy

Visited March 2013
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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Simpel food”
Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

We wanted to order the baguette, but those weren't available. This made the lunch menu shrink enormously. We ordered the chicken sandwich finally. Turned out there was just one piece of tiny little bit of chicken. It was more a salad sandwich in the end. Very disappointing for this high price. The setting is nice though.

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Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great spot to watch moon rise”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Stayed in the cottage for couple of nights, there were some construction work going on in the hotel next door. Room is pretty average, it's quiet and staffs are pretty friendly and helpful.
Order a few beers with a tapas or two, lay down on the chair and watch the run rise was pretty amazing!

  • Visited January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Spot for a drink.”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Didn't eat here - the menu really didn't sound that great, especially if you're going for tapas. But, it was a superb spot to sit and have a drink. Very relaxed :)

  • Visited February 2013
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