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“Slow kitchebn but good food”
Review of The Waterfront

The Waterfront
Ranked #25 of 105 Restaurants in Gili Air
Price range: $3 - $12
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We were staying at Manta Dive so we ate here a lot out of convenience. The food overall was really nice, particularly the indonesian dishes such as cashew chicken and tempeh with chili sauce. The beef rendang baguette was really good too. I would not recommend the Chicken Burger (Air Burger), as the breaded chicken inside was so thin I could hardly tell there was chicken in it.

The staff here is very nice and attentive but it does take a very long time for food to come out of the kitchen (we probably averaged at least 30-40 minutes between ordering and receiving food).

As long as you are not in a rush this is a fine restaurant.

Thank Chris C
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Best coffee on Gili Air, good food, especially the thai food, and great service. And thats unusual on the gilis.

Thank Irtuki
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Reviewed May 26, 2018

Pretty good service, we were there during Ramadan so the staff was (for understandable reasons) a bit tired during fasting. Still friendly! Not the best breakfast, but the view definitely makes up for that! Very good lunch, try the baguettes and you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Mattias S
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Bob99962, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2018

Hi Mattias,

We appreciate your feedback, thank you for taking the time to offer it. As we are located next to a busy dive center, we are always working to provide a speedy, but delicious service. Thank you for noting our efforts! We hope to see you back for more laid back diving experiences and meals with a view.

The Waterfront Team

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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by here for lunch while deciding about doing a diving course next door at Manta Dive.

The chairs comfortable & the sea view location is wonderful of course.

The iced lattes were delicious and in those huge mason jars which made me very happy. They serve drinks with bamboo straws which is great too and shows they’re supporting the cutting down on plastic campaigns.

I ordered the Tom yum soup. It was spicy as expected so had a kick to it -but do be aware if spice isn’t your thing.

Would go back for drinks and would be wiser in my food choices if I decided to eat there again.

Thank Cassiswilltravel
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Bob99962, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Hi Cassis,
Thank you for your feedback! Our restaurant has the best beach front view, we agree!

We appreciate your feedback and will work on lowering the spice factor on the Tom Yum Soup.

Waterfront Team

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

Nice tables right at the waterfront! The restaurant serves also a scuba tour operator which is a good sign of quality, usually.

Nice Thai dishes ie. curries and spicy stir fries. Beer was freezing cold which we liked. Local foods were equally satisfying. Service pretty much the standard what you get in Gili - cold and sometimes a bit creepy.

Would recommend if you are at this side of the island and getting hungry or thristy.

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Thank Finrexin
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Bob99962, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Hi Jimmy,

Thank you for your feedback. The Waterfront is ideally located right next to Manta Dive. We appreciate your opinion and will work to improve our service, as this is one of our top priorities, after ice cold beer, of course!

Waterfront Team

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