One of the most comment questions we get asked is: “Where to eat on the Gili’s?”. That’s why we thought it’s a good idea to create a page where we will share our favorite restaurants and warungs on the Gili Islands with you. Welcome to Gili Foodie!

Let’s start with telling you that you can literally eat for days in Indonesia and always be trying something new. Try rendang (chicken or beef with chili dressing), sate (barbeque chicken, lamb or beef with peanuts sauce), bakso (beef or fish meatball served like soup with noodles and vegetables), gulai (boiled meat or fish with coconut milk dressing), pepes (steam tofu, meat or fish combine with vegetables wrapped in banana’s leaf), gado-gado (mixed vegetables light boiled served with peanuts sauce.

The Gilis a great place for foodporn lovers. From sweet to very spicy, but always fragrant, full of flavor and with a teaspoon of love. A wealth of choice in fish, meat, vegetables –and not forgetting the vegetarian tahu and tempeh. You can get almost any local dish for under $2,50 dollar, so make sure you try as much as you can while you’re here!

A Complete Overview Of All Bars And Restaurants

For more info about restaurants and bars on Gili Trawangan, click here.
Click here to have a complete overview of all restaurants and bars on Gili Air.
And check out this page if you would like to see what’s available on Gili Meno.

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Our Favorite Places

Fan Chinese Food – Gili Trawangan

Fancy a bit of Chinese food? Good news! Here on Gili Trawangan we have Fan Chinese Food! Fan makes all the delicious dishes herself, with fresh ingredients, proper spices and a lot of love. We have to say that her dumplings (50k for 10) are the best on the island. You can order pork, beef, and vegetarian dumplings. But also try the different soups, like the wonton soup or the spicy beef soup. Located near the night market of Gili Trawangan.

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Karma Kayak – Gili Trawangan

Feeling like Tapas? Karma Kayak is situated on the beautiful north side of Gili Trawangan. This beach bar & restaurant is the place to go if you are looking for a place to eat delicious tapas on the beach, whilst going for a cheeky dip in the ocean. Besides that, it’s also a fantastic place to watch the sunset, listening to the sea breeze gently blowing between the many trees on the beach. It’s recommended to treat yourself with a nice glass of Sangria to go along with the tapas. If you’re in the mood for something different, Karma Kayak has plenty of other dishes on their menu.

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Mowie’s On The Beach – Gili Air

Mowie’s offers a beachfront restaurant and accommodation on the sunset side of the beautiful island of Gili Air! Taste their delicious food while watching the beautifully colored sunsets during your meal! Their charcoal bun tuna burgers and their french fries are a bestseller!

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Best place for sunset on Gili Air - Mowies On The Beach

Casa Vintage – Gili Trawangan

Casa Vintage serves deliciously healthy food & drinks on their rooftop bar in Gili Trawangan nestled in the central village close to the main road. They also have another beachfront restaurant on the north end side of Gili Trawangan. They offer boutique villas for daily rent and if you’re looking to buy some vintage clothing during your stay, they have an adorable vintage clothing store on the second floor of their restaurant!

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Our Favorite Places on The Gili Islands - Casa Vintage

Pachamama – Gili Air

Pachamama Organic Cafe & Pool Villa is a cute bohemian-looking, vegan and vegetarian restaurant that offers beautiful accommodation with private pool access nestled in the beautiful island of Gili Air. They are open from 9 AM to 10 PM, Monday through Saturday. They serve delicious breakfast, lunch & dinner options! Book your stay with them or taste their delightful island food while living in paradise!

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Best Place For Lunch On Gili Air

Musa Cookery – Gili Air

Musa Cookery is a charming healthy vegan food restaurant nestled in the centre of Gili Air – a 5-minute walk from the main road. Give their cold ‘Spirulina Smoothie Bowl’ a try! Spirulina is high in protein & vitamins and a low-calorie food and this smoothie bowl is a great addition to boosting your energy with this Indonesian heat!

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- Our Favorite Places On Gili Air - Musa Cookery

Rejuiced Gili – Gili Trawangan

This is healthy juice and smoothie bowl bar located on the quiet northern part of Gili Trawangan. Enjoy the white sandy beach, swings and stunning sunsets with their homemade treats!

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Our Favorite Places on Gili Trawangan - Rejuiced

Coffee & Thyme – Gili Air and Gili Trawangan

This is an adorable beachfront restaurant and cafe located on both Gili Air and Gili Trawangan. It’s just a few steps from the harbor so it’s perfect if you decide to do the island hopping trip! They serve the best coffee on the islands and offer great breakfast and lunch options to fill you up after a day of snorkeling or diving! The staff is the sweetest and you’re guaranteed to have a relaxing stress-free time there!

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Best Coffee On The Gili Islands

Regina Pizzeria – Gili Trawangan

This adorable Italian restaurant is one street away from the main road of Gili Trawangan. They make Neopolitan-styled pizzas with real Neapolitan pizza makers (how cool is that, how did they end up all the way in Gili T?) It’s a great place for a lovely candlelight dinner or a night out with friends! They serve pizzas, pasta, and other typical Italian appetizers and desserts! (Ps. if you’re a football fan, they have a TV that displays the current football games of the day. How much more Italian can this place get?

Best Pizza On Gili Trawangan

Gili Bliss – Gili Air†

Gili Bliss is an adorable instagrammable cafe located on Gili Air, 50 meters from the harbour and in Gili Trawangan 2 minutes walking from the main road. They have healthy smoothie bowls that are always ready to freshen you up on a hot day. Ps. How cute are those mango shaped hearts?

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Favorite Places on Gili Air - Gili Bliss

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