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Castaway Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Australian, American, Vegetarian Friendly
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Avenida de Portugal | Motadel, Dili, East Timor
+670 7723 5449
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! Good food and drinks! Live music...right on the beach! First place I went to in Dili...and I still come back!

Thank Corene A
Leuven, Belgium
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My brother and I stayed at the diveshop below castaways so we ended up eating here a lot. The service is good and if you're in need of some western food or something that reminds you of home, Castaway is the place to be! From pastas to soup to brugers, the menu offers something for everyone! We were happy to... More 

Thank Ellen_janssens_93
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Aside from being a little out of the way, this place was really nice. Not if you're looking for typical Timorese food, but we can all be forgiven for seeking out comfort meals every now and again, and this is the place to go in Dili. Genuinely the best veggy burger I've had in a long while (and veggy burgers... More 

Thank DaveBMar
1 review
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to kick back and relax. Sea breeze makes eating upstairs very comfortable. Food is fresh and delicious. After eating at a variety of places in Dili, I can honestly say best fries and chicken schnitzel in town. Will definitely be back.

Thank Kellie F
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The food ordered today was beyond dissapointment. I ordered fried beer buttered fish and found them still raw. I returned the dish. They redo the fish but unfortunatelly still raw. I don't like my fish served raw. Paid the bill and leave straight away.

Thank Francisca K
Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

I have been here many times. It probably has the best selection of burgers and pizza's in town, with a great choice of vegetarian meals as well. Live music on a Friday night is a must for party goers.

Thank Jeremy D
Ojai, California
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106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I guess you can't expect much in Dili... but based on the high rating we thought this place would be better. It's a scrappy wooden structure perched over the main road along the coast. You get a nice view of the traffic - and some guys fishing on the beach beyond that. They do have a good selection of vegetarian... More 

Thank CA_Couple_1976
Darwin, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Sweet little Bar on the beach!! Best Burgers in Dili, waiters even did a few shots of Sambuka with us :)

Thank lester87
Darwin, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The food is good and well priced. I do not think you can go past this place if saying at Dive Timor Lorosae. I have not had better food in Dili to be honest.

Thank Jeff_Darwin
Melbourne, Australia
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128 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

The food and service here was really good. Plenty of choices on the menu too. Didn't order it but the burgers looked good. And great ice tea, perfect for the weather. Unfortunately it was lunch rush hour and they were doing construction, so we were disturbed by a combination of angle grinders, drills and hammers..

Thank ByronofMelbourne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Australian, American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida de Portugal | Motadel, Dili, East Timor
  • Location: Asia  >  East Timor  >  Dili District  >  Dili
  • Phone Number: +670 7723 5449

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?