Kata Kita – Bali Grill & Modern Indonesian Cuisine in Melbourne



Following the success of Melbourne CBD Indonesian favourite, Yoi, Mother and son hospitality duo, Lie and Dion Sanusi are excited to reveal their second Indonesian restaurant venture, called ‘Kata Kita’.

Situated at 266 La Trobe Street Melbourne, at the entrance to Melbourne Central, Kata Kita translates to ‘Together we say!’, an invitation to relax, unwind and enjoy good Indonesian hospitality.

Together, Lie and Dion invite their customers to Jalan Jalan around Kata Kita’s menu of many flavours, as they honour a plethora of traditional Indonesian dishes.


Kicking things up a notch from Yoi’s speedy, hawker-style delights, Kata Kita delivers a new layer of modern Indonesian dining, combining traditional recipes with luxe local ingredients and sophisticated flavours all designed to share with family and friends.

Be prepared for flavour bombs of zesty lemongrass, tongue spiking chilli, homemade aromatic sambal underscored with zesty lemongrass, shrimp and sweet palm sugar, served tastily together on a plate! 


A former mixologist at Bulgari Hotel in Bali, Dewo is an expert at creating delicious concoctions in a glass. Mixing his magic over Jimbaran Bay sunsets, Dewo now brings his passion for precise and perfectly balanced cocktails to Melbourne. Not only curating and creating the cocktail list at Kata Kita, Dewo will also be a flamboyant fixture in the Kata Kita Bar.


With the view to open 22nd of November 2021, Kata Kita is a capacious 200 SQM and can accommodate 80 patrons. With considered and well- crafted interiors by TA Square, interiors tropical rattan weaves decorate the walls and have been handcrafted into bespoke pendant lighting. The entire effect is showcased with beautiful stones and marbles throughout.