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Castaway Bar

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European, Australian, American, Bar
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Avenida de Portugal | Motadel, Dili, East Timor
+670 7723 5449
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Munich, Germany
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Castaway Bar is located upstairs from the Dive Timor Lorosae dive shop, on Avenida Portal, facing the sea. Food is mostly Western fare - great pizzas and good burgers. Beers are 3 $. It's generally not necessarily cheap, but a great place to hang out and mingle. Parking spots for scooters and cars are available on the other side of... More 

Thank Marcel L
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Generally good/reliable food. Over past couple of months, upgrade of food presentation and quality. Serves both lunch & dinner in water front location. Constant traffic noise in this location but on nice day, good outlook with sea breeze. Good selection of food, range of fresh juices, coffee. Expect US$8-$12 on average for meals so little dearer than some other locations... More 

Thank Adrian332
Darwin, Australia
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Castaways has always had pretty good food, but recently has improved significantly. Presentation now is a real highlight, the food looks as good as it tastes.

Thank btriffitt
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

One of my favorite places to relax in Dili! Awesome location at the beach and good food! You will go back again and again! :)

Thank meirecastro
Jerrabomberra, Australia
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121 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Midweek lunch, not too busy, but some of the meals in our group took over an hour. They run out of the special early. Regardless, a good meal with great views. Lime juice was really refreshing.

Thank Murray H
Dili, East Timor
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

i really love the vegetarian burgers! yummiest in Dili with reasonable price. and they have very nice and helpful staff as well. nice view to the beach, if you are lucky to get the beach view seats.

Thank Ratih A
Hanoi, Vietnam
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Well, I went on a Sunday afternoon and it was fairly well full. Good music but too loud on top of the traffic noise. The few floor staff were busy and U sat for a while before I could get some attention. I ordered a lager which was suitable cold and served with a chilled mug. But quite expensive. I... More 

Thank XJ R
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here. Very good mix of European style food. Pizza is excellent. Very relaxing environment by the coast offering a great view. Well worth stopping in for lunch.

Thank brucebeagle
Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Lovely spot to sit and watch sunset over the bay. Large choice of food options. Fresh and well presented

Thank Tom M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

For the vegetarians - you can't go past the curry veg pie... and the pumpkin ravioli with a large dollop of pesto... and the gourmet veg pizza (delicious but very oily). Finally, vego options in Dili that aren't just 'salad'. For the meat eaters - the pepper steak pie is meant to be divine. Food will take a while to... More 

Thank Saba A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Australian, American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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?