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Papa Besar Cafe

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Jl. Raya Senggigi, Intan Laguna Galleria Shop no. 8 | Lombok, Senggigi, Lombok 83122, Indonesia
+62 370 692070
10:00 - 22:00
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was really good. Authentic food from Indonesia as well as other dishes. The chef is from Lombok and cooks perfectly. The spicy chicken was the most tender and perfectly cooked I ever had. Try the vegetable fritters as well ! They are surprising and delicious. Prices are very correct and the beverages are cheap. We had a lovely time.

Thank Loys O
Senggigi, Indonesia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the nicest little cafe's in Senggigi. The Soto Ayam is great. Relaxing to have a nice cold beer too at good Happy hour price. Have tables and chairs outside and upstairs.

Thank Travelseverywhere16
Shanghai, China
Level Contributor
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was very tasty. I was there 2 times and can totally recommend it. Try the "Crazy Chicken"..

Thank ShanghaiSnake
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The prince prawns is so delicious and super spicy if you like spicy food which i do the spicer the better haha in my book but it can tame to no spice as well & my partner had a chicken sandwich enjoyed quite well. The owner of the cafe was also the person the did the cooking class we took... More 

Thank Dina L
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140 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all when we entered the restaurant there was a very strong mold smell but ok so we decided to sit outside. For our lunch we ordered Soto Ayam which was OK but very fatty and rich. We had seafood fried rice which again was OK at best. The biggest disappointment was the vegetable soup which was what looked... More 

Thank AI1980
Linda M, Manager at Papa Besar Cafe, responded to this review

I rarely respond to a customer's review unless I feel that it is harsh and unsubstantiated. We have always maintained the highest standards for cleanliness and sanitation in our building. We are not aware of, nor has anyone advised us. That the smell " mold " in our building. All of our soups are made from the freshest ingredients available... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Linda & Team for all the wonderful evenings we shared at your restaurant! First time in your restaurant was 2014 and we have come back every year since. I especially love your Soto Ayam and the Fish Curry! Lucky for me I also know how to prepare this at home in Germany now thanks to the "anggrek putih... More 

Thank Laura P
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We had a succeed chicken which was prepared nicely. Soto Ayan was also pretty good. Service was great and owner is very nice.. she also asked us to try a local dessert she had which were complementary.

Thank Abid M
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I loved this restaurant! The owner, Linda, is so wonderful. My friend and I found her after taking her cooking class at her homestay, Anggrek Putih. After taking her cooking class and tasting her recipes, we knew we had to visit her restaurant also! We had the onion rings and vegetable fritters to start. These vegetable fritters are amazing, as... More 

Thank natasha b
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2017

we were drenched from the rain and needed a place to have a meal before heading off to the airport. they helped us with our bags, turned the aircond down so we dont catch a cold. The food was decent not bad and not great either. They even borrowed my girlfriend an umbrella to use to walk down to the... More 

Thank nicholaspoovan
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

It was raining cats and dogs when we came across this place. We just needed a place to wait till it was time to catch our bus. But the owner was nice enough to welcome us and even offered me an umbrella when I needed to walk over to the post office. We informed him that we're on a tight... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 8
Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jl. Raya Senggigi, Intan Laguna Galleria Shop no. 8 | Lombok, Senggigi, Lombok 83122, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  West Nusa Tenggara  >  Lombok  >  Senggigi
  • Phone Number: +62 370 692070
Comfortable air conditioned dining inside or outside under a flowered Trellis or umbrella table. Second floor balcony is available for smoking. Catering and meeting/conference services are available. Wi-Fi internet service and cable television are available for customers. Entrance to the building is handicapped accessible.

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