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Genius Beach Bar and Restaurant

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Beach Road, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
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Regina, Canada
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73 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

After a wonderful experience staying at Genius in February 2016, we returned to Genius Beach Bar and Bungalows for the second consecutive year, to be even more warmly received and cared for by the management and staff at this lovely beachfront restaurant and bungalow resort on Gillie Trawangan. Genius creators - Austrian husband and wife team - Gaby and Gerhardt... More 

Thank Bev Z
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We had a group of 10 who popped in for lunch at around 1pm in the afternoon. After taking our order our drinks (beer & soft drinks) took 25mins to come out. 1hr 10mins later there was still no sight of our food. After asking a few times what was going on we finally got 1 meal to time. Not... More 

2 Thank Sarah B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Came across Genius Beach Bar and Restaurant on my first night on Gili Trawangan. They had a relatively extensive menu comprising of local/ Asian dishes as well as Western & Austrian meals - all of which were decently priced in my opinion (within IDR 40K+ to IDR 120K+) Had a good dining experience, so much so I ended up having... More 

Thank Melissa C
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed staying in one of Genius' bungalows. They are cozy and big, everything works fine. The breakfast is great, you can choose between a lot of different dishes. The famous Austrian meals are delicious, so are the local ones. We loved the waiters, they sometimes just had to work hard to remember the ordered meals and serve them... More 

Thank Christoph K
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114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Only reason why I went here was for the coffee. Nespresso pod coffee that was very good. Great location on the beach too in the beach hut. Perfect to sit and chat and watch the boats come and go.

Thank Tim L
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Stopped here as a party of 3 for some food, menu looked ok and fairly priced so ordered some drinks and food, menu was nothing special but just wanted a quick bite. We were sat inside with a clear view into the kitchen which had the vibe of some underground drug den, with 4-5 sweaty, dirty Indonesian men all smoking... More 

1 Thank Adam J
Regina, Canada
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73 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were warmly welcomed at Genius Beach Bar and Restaurant by the lovely Austrian proprietors, Gabby and Gerhardt. In true Austrian format, the bungalows and gardens were meticulously clean, the menu - which featured Indonesian as well as Austrian food - also included a delightful collection of typical tourist questions that they answered with a humorous flair... More 

Thank Bev Z
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95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

I heard from a friend to try the steak here, so i did. Attached is the picture of my steak. I had it made medium.. So lets start, location wise is good, it has a homey feel to it, simple and have a character to it. Very nice staff always smiling and very friendly owners. The steak is great it... More 

Thank Goto A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

I went here with three of my friends at around 6pm, the place was empty but we thought that was because it was an early time to eat. The menu was pretty mismatched so we weren't expecting a lot, but once we had ordered the food it took an hour to come (pretty shocking considering we were the only ones... More 

3 Thank Iona K
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143 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Last year my experience was not the best but i thought maybe i just dropped in at bad day. This time i was there with my husband, we ordered glassnoodles with chicken, watermelon and lemon juice and a cappuccino. The food was not bad but also nothing special, lemon juice was good. The watermelon juice had lots of sugar but... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Indonesian, Austrian, European, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  West Nusa Tenggara  >  Lombok  >  Gili Islands  >  Gili Trawangan

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