Dining punctuates the day. It brings on the morning and closes out the night. It gives meaning to each hour. As such we’ve taken great care designing the dining experience for our guests.

Our menus are crafted to recall local flavors and far flung tastes, using fresh produce from our on site organic garden. Local fish is caught and brought up daily from our shores to be prepared in a new way every night. Toast is always cooked over an open fire, never in a toaster.

We invite you to experience the details that make NIHI Sumba Island a singular culinary experience.


Ombak Restaurant

The hub of dining activity is the main, sandy-floored Ombak (meaning wave front) restaurant and bar lounge. Ombak, an exquisitely crafted open-air restaurant, serves a la carte breakfast and dinner daily in a relaxed convivial atmosphere. During the week we create special dining experiences including spectacular BBQs.

The large outside deck, cantilevered over the ocean, offers relaxed lounge seating and a spectacular private dining experience, The Nest, perched on the crest of the ocean, is perfect for a romantic dinner or an intimate group meal.


Nio Beach Club & Pool

Just bare footsteps from the sea, the Nio Beach Club offers open-aired pavilions serving the highest quality of fresh ingredients for lunch: whether it is a fish just caught from sea, delicious vegetables and legumes from our three abundant organic gardens, items from the grill, daily rotisserie, or freshly made pizzas from our wood fired clay oven, the Chef and his team will satiate your appetite with delicious, healthy dishes.


Opening Times

Breakfast at Ombak: 6:30 am – 11:00 am
Lunch at Nio: 12:00 pm – 3:00pm
Dinner at Ombak: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm


Visit Kaboku for an intimate meal of fresh caught seafood, Omakase style. Omakase is a Japanese phrase that means “I’ll leave it to you”. Watch our sushi chefs prepare a seven-course menu for you including an assortment of catch-of-the-day, against a backdrop of brilliant sunsets and a roaring beach fire. The chic structure captures a high-end Japanese sushi bar environment, while surrounded by our signature open-air resort ambience.

Limited to six people per seating, the restaurant is open five nights a week, with advance reservations. Try the sake and wine pairing with your meal.

*Kaboku is not inclusive in the daily accommodation price. Please ask your Guest Kapten for price and availability. There’s a 50% cancelation fee.


Our newest culinary offering, Mex’Ikan is a waterfront tapas bar serving tacos, ceviche, pepitas arepas, and much more with a premium selection of Mezcals, piscos and tequilas. A daily menu created with natural and fresh ingredients picked from our organic garden and a catch of the day from the ocean makes it a popular choice for a late lunch or a casual dinner.

Opening Times

Kaboku: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Mex’ikan: 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

(on occasion open for dinner with a special menu until 10 pm)