One of the better restaurants at Tanah Lot
How would you like an unobstructed view of Tanah Lot, but without the hundreds of tourists? Galang Sunset is a warung with cheap but tasty food and a patio that faces Tanah Lot.
How To Get Here
Go down the steps as if you were heading to the beach to look at Tanah Lot. On the left, you will see a brick path which leads down a lane of tourist shops and, eventually, cafes. Galang Sunset is the last restaurant at the end of the road.
Ambience & Amenities
Like all the other warungs in the area, Galang Sunset is a simple place. All of the seating is outdoors on the large patio. There is a fantastic view of Tanah Lot and the abandoned beach club further south from the tables at the edge. There are umbrellas shading the tables, but the umbrellas are in varying states of shabbiness. It was raining during our visit, and we had to move tables twice because the umbrella protecting our table had holes in it.
Galang Sunset does have toilets for guests to use, and they were better than I expected for a place like this. The washroom is inside the restaurant building, on the left side of the front counter. There were two stalls of sitting toilets, though the seat had been taken off. Toilet paper and soap were provided, but there was no way to dry hands.
There are lots of choices on the Galang Sunset menu. There’s a page of Indonesian food with most of the items getting an English translation. Western food is broken down into categories. Water costs at least Rp. 10,000 per bottle.
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Before our meals arrived, we received a small complementary bag of crisps to whet our appetite. The Gado Gado (Rp. 40,000) is an Indonesian speciality. This is a light yet filling vegetarian dish with a hard-boiled egg, fried tofu and tempeh. The main veggies consisted of long beans, leafy veg like sawi, and something slimy with long leaves. Mark used to hate tempeh but he was converted after eating this dish. Although the peanut sauce was not as chunky as we would have liked, there was a lot of it.
There were six shrimps in the Shrimp Satay (Rp. 60,000). The shrimps were long, but not very fat. They were shell-on, so I had to get my fingers all greasy by peeling them. The shell is soft and edible, though, and eventually, I just began eating the shells. The shrimp are brushed with a flavourful chilli sauce and grilled. There was sweet chilli sauce for dipping, but honestly, the shrimp didn’t need the extra flavour.
If you’re at Tanah Lot and feeling peckish, Galang Sunset is probably the best warung out of all its competitors. Even if you’re not hungry, it’s worth stopping in for a drink and the view. You won’t get a view of Tanah Lot from this angle on the beach… and without some stranger in your photo!
Price for 2 Pax: Rp. 180,000
Gado Gado: Rp. 40,000
Shrimp Satay: Rp. 60,000
Bali Hai Large: Rp. 55,000
Mango Juice: Rp. 25,000
Address: Jalan Tanah Lot, Beraban, Kecamatan Kediri, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82121, Indonesia
Opening Hours: Daily, 8am – 8pm
Alcohol Served: Yes