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XL Shisha Lounge

$$ - $$$, , Indonesian
JL.Monkey Forest 129 | By the football Field center of Ubud, Ubud 1018, Indonesia
+62 818-0557-5114
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (19 reviews)
“bitterballen” (9 reviews)
“football field” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Indonesian, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
JL.Monkey Forest 129 | By the football Field center of Ubud, Ubud 1018, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some may call us Shisha Addicts and they might be true. We used TripAdvisor while staying in Ubud to find a place that served shisha and we ended up in XL. Food was fine, shisha was average but better than none at all! Service a...More

Thank beckybrown84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sought refuge from the rain here and after reading other reviews decided to stick to the crumbed mushrooms and onion rings for a snack while we waited it out. The food didn’t disappoint, it was delicious! If I wasn’t already planning my next meal...More

Thank chchkell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to go somewhere on a Christmas dinner and our friend said this place was awesome so we visit it. At first I thought it would be a big mistake and I was like Okay, let's just try out and we will see. I...More

Thank Anja Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our worst experience in a month in Indonesia. Bluntly accused of trying to chisel a free sip of old rotten wine out of them, photo included. Long argument about paying for it, because apparently my wife had drank too much of it - it was...More

Thank afinedaytoexit088
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Sisha isn’t the best I’ve had in Bali but still would say go to the place. They have live music in English and English music around the lounge area. They have 2 pool table 1 for hour with limited games for an hour that cost...More

Thank punchy37
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

thanks for tonight, very good food and very tasty cocktail kept me up in the sky and excellent service

Thank squerpans
Reviewed 21 November 2017

place seems very stale and needs a revamp, smelt a little wet. we usually goto shisha cafe in seminyak - a lot cleaner and nicer. place looks dirty. decided not to eat had shisha and left

Thank courthoops
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

I have been to this place many times in the late afternoon and early evening. It has never been to busy but I have always left before the band starts. The food is great and fresh, drinks are a good price and the Shisha is...More

Thank ablett1
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

The food here was really great & the live music was a great touch. The Shisha was too pricey for what it was. The flavor was barely there & they packed it so it didn't hit as smoothly as it should.

Thank AshleyAlexiss
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

The place seems good but it is too expensive for cocktails. And the shisha is really bad. There was no smoke. No Taste. Nothing! I don't recommend it if you know the real shisha!!

Thank Mohamed B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: JL.Monkey Forest 129 | By the football Field center of Ubud, Ubud 1018, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Bali  >  Ubud
  • Phone Number: +62 818-0557-5114
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It’s hard to believe that XL Lounge and Bar is only a year old. Started by a couple of tall, strapping Dutch guys (hence the name) it has a Middle Eastern style, complete with shisha pipes and silky draped ceilings, and a friendly ambiance. Owner Herman often agrees to host a fundraiser for a good local cause, and generously changed XL’s back garden area to accommodate the crazy Friday Karaoke crowd, when their other spot closed down. Herman is one of the most welcoming people in Ubud, and of course this attitude rubs off on his staff, so they have a lot of repeat guests. I’m guessing they’ll also have many more birthdays. Congrats XL! Next to the Ubud Library, behind the football field on Jl Monkey Forest. (copied from Bali Advertiser - Ubud News March 9,2011)Live Music playing in the evening four times a week & open until 3AM.
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