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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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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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125 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

A bit overpriced like pretty much everything in Dili. They should serve more Asian dishes which was pretty good instead of the lousy western food.

Thank Lucy L
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81 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We have been to Castaway several times, we haven't had food but drinks only. The cocktails are just fabulous, the bartender is really passionate by his job and you can feel it in your mouth. He even tattooed the word "cocktail"on his arm. It means everything. Plus they have their cocktail of the month for 5 box each month. (In... More 

Thank ProTourists
Naples, Italy
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Came here for a sundowner and dinner on an average Tues night and was incredibly pleased. The open air restaurant has the chill ambiance, Western comforts and quirky charm to be expected from a place over a dive shop. I had the three bean Mexican veggie burger and it exceeded my expectations! It was huge and packed with flavor- salsa,... More 

Thank Violet_Pel
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

It overlooks the sea and serves good salads and pizzas. One night a week there is a live band and plenty of life. Friendly owner, good times and just a fine place. Dive Timor Loro'sae is underneath so you can dive in the daytime and finish up with pizza, beer and boasting when you get back.

Thank Bob Q

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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
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, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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?