Dining on Gili Trawangan
There are plenty of options for dining on Gili Trawangan. The island offers a wide variety of local and international cuisine served at the many beach front restaurants and bars. The fresh grilled fish is excellent, fresh sushi is superb, homemade quiche and baguette sandwiches are available as are flavorful Indo-Asian creations from the island's top chefs.
Spots we recommend
Gili Teak Beach Club - This Beach Club is located in the most tranquil part of the island, serving wonderful food from breakfast to dinner, amazing cocktails and lovely wines. Make sure to pay a visit and enjoy excellent Indonesian hospitality and ambient music while overlooking the ocean.
Karma Kayak – Head to 'North Beach' for some great Spanish and Indonesian tapas. Karma Kayak offers excellent service and you enjoy the sunset from first-row seats. Don't miss out on the sangria!
Kayu Cafe - This little gem is a family-owned cafe, serving home-made breakfast, lunch and dinner. Don't forget to order a cup of coffee, which is delicious too!
Ko-Ko-Mo – This beach front restaurant is the most expensive restaurant on the island, but most certainly lives up to its expectations. The menu is filled with a rich blend of Asian and Western dishes and serves a selection of Italian and French wines to complement the food. Stick around for some cocktails and enjoy the seaview!
Manta Cafe - Hidden behind the Manta Dive center lies Manta Cafe, serving the best baguettes of the island, topped with a wide variety of ingredients. Not feeling a baguette? No problem. Try one of their amazing curries or chicken teriyaki. Add a milkshake or smoothie to that and make sure you leave some room for their chocolate brownies; absolutely delicious! Right next to Manta Cafe is Chappie's Bar, that serves ice cold beers and cocktails. The perfect place to relax after a dive or a day at the beach. This bar is filled with relaxation and laughter.
Night market –Looking for a cheap bite? Make sure you visit the night market and get acquainted with a wide variety of local food. Try the nasi campur, Bakso or some fried fish. You'll find this food market in front of the art market and enjoy your food while watching the stars.
Pizzaria Regina - Close your eyes and, for a brief moment, imagine yourself in Italy. Pizzaria Regina serves the best pizza's on the island! Your pizza is freshly baked in a stone oven which ensures an authentic Italian taste. For those who would like to stay in, they are more than happy to take your order and deliver it to your villa!
Tiki Grove - Feeling a Mexican vibe? Tiki Grove uses fresh ingredients to serve you delicious Mexican dishes, artsy cocktails and ice-cold beers. The lovely owners (as well as the torches at night) ensure a warm welcome and a friendly ambience.
Tir Na Nog -Tir Na Nog is an Irish bar serving the best of the old pub favorites. Get your traditional Fish and Chips, or opt for some Indonesian or Italian food: plenty of choice here. Besides the good food, this bar is the place to get together for the sports games shown on the giant screen or for the weekly parties.
The Beach House – This beachside restaurants does not only serve fresh seafood or meat prepared on their BBQ, but will also guarentee a great view of the ocean and the coastline of Lombok. You're welcome to enjoy an early breakfast, afternoon lunch, dinner or late night drink at the bar.