Entrance of Ashtari Restaurant in Lombok
While I walked into the restaurant area, noticed one tiny signage nailed on the tree...took a closer look, it stated "Yoga Platform". Oh my goodness! Great! The Yoga activities within the nature! But I didn't manage to take a shot on the platform because it was not ready yet...
The signage to the Yoga platform, Ashtari Lombok
The restaurant is situated on a small hill, everyone of us enjoying the walk from the entrance up to the restaurant...
The first stunning view attracted all of us was the balcony which overlooking the Kuta town and the beach. It was a spectacular view!
The spectacular view from Ashtari Restaurant overlooking the Kuta town and beach
Let me show you around the restaurant...
By walking into the main dining area, the place is full of bean bags...new concept of a restaurant.
Main dining area...
Beside the bean bags area in the center of the restaurant, there are others different design of dining tables and chairs surrounded...
With the sitting areas above, I believe the balcony is the popular area. And yes! We chose the balcony too!
The balcony dining area of Ashtari Restaurant
The balcony area has the perfect panoramic view of the beautiful surrounding.
The friendly owner is Mr Priss, who born in Paris.
Mr Priss - the owner of the restaurant
Mr Priss was an architect and a designer who had few hobbies in cooking and music. He was a director of a restaurant and club in Paris, and also owner of a restaurants in France. Before he came to Indonesia, he did the architecture and design for the Arabian Palace in Dubai and Saudi Arabia. Mr Priss and his wife suddenly think of change their life style and decided to started a restaurant in Bali called La Plage in Legian area, the restaurant continued to operated for 5 years. Beside the restaurant in Bali, he also managed to designed and constructed 5 villas in Bali island of Indonesia. Now, Mr Priss became one of the partners of Ashtari Restaurant and he been running it now for a year.
Before our food serve on table, everyone was busy taking photo around the restaurant...some just mesmerized by the breathtaking scenery of Ashrati Restaurant...her name is Karen.
Mesmerized by the sunning view around - Karen
At first, we had some starter...
The starter before the main course...
Then followed by the main courses...
Most of us decided to try out their local dishes, so I had the seafood Nasi Goreng Kampung and other tour mates ordered the local seafood mee goreng, some tasted the beef burger...
Seafood nasi goreng kampung
Seafood mee goreng
Beef burger with side dish
Beside the main courses above, it's strongly recommended you ordered the extra local sambal (chili) for those who can take spicy chili, it was hot and marvelous! We all like it very much!
The recommended local sambal which went well with most of the dishes
The foods were really surprised us with the local and original taste! Provided with the different recipe which we had it in our country, and the portion was big enough to satisfied our hunger, delicious!
Dessert came after our meals, I tried the pancakes with Nutella and banana...oh man! Nice and not overly sweet.
The pancakes with Nutella and banana
The restaurant is also a perfect chilled out place for a ice cold beer while watching the sunset...
After we finished our wonderful meals, everyone was relax on the bean bags and enjoyed their drinks...
Because of our schedule, we cannot laying on the bean bags for too long...too bad...
We started our journey to the next destination...
* Strongly recommended restaurant, must visit at least once if you are travel to Lombok island.
Related post for Lombok island trip :-
* Airasia media FAM trip to Lombok Island - Indonesia on July 2014
Ashtari Restaurant and Lounge
Address : Ashtari Estate, Jalan Raya ke Mawun Prabu, Pujut, Lombok, Indonesia.
Website : http://www.ashtarilombok.com/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AshtariLombok
Location map of Ashtari Restaurant and Lounge at Lombok Island