Planning a trip to the Gili Islands and wanting to find the best places to eat in Gili Trawangan? You’ve come to the right place!
No doubt you’re heading to Gili Trawangan (Gili T for short) to experience the crystal clear waters, relax on the white sand beach and take in the magnificent volcano views. Or maybe you’re visiting this incredible Indonesian island to spend the day swimming with turtles and the night partying away. Either way, you’ll soon realise that not only the above will make your trip to Gili T great but also the incredible food the island has to offer.
After a busy day on the island, there’s nothing better than heading to one of the many yummy restaurants or cafes Gili Trawangan has to offer. We’ve picked our 7 best places to eat in Gili Trawangan to share with you.
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Our favourite places to eat in Gili Trawangan
If you’re looking for Pizza in Gili Trawangan, then look no further than Pizzeria Regina. A quick glance on Tripadvisor will show higher-rated Italian joints but trust us if you’re after a no-frills restaurant but with incredible food, Pizzeria Regina is your go-to place.
Pizzeria Regina has got to have some of the best pizza in the world, never mind just on the Gili Islands. The Italian chef armed with his wood-fired pizza oven has blessed the island with remarkable yet affordable Neapolitan pizza.
Best for: Lunch | Dinner
Example price: Large Salami Pizza 70K IDR (£3.85) | Spaghetti Carbonara 80K IDR (£4.35) + 10% tax
Opening Hours: 17:00pm-23:00pm Everyday
Gili Trawangan Night Market
The night market, located near the harbor, is one of the best things about Gili Trawangan.
The fantastic locals pull it out of the bag and serve up cheap, fresh and incredible food. Expect to find everything from fresh fish to barbecued meats, grilled sweetcorn to fried noodles and all of the Indonesian favourites.
Queue up, fill your plate and pull up a stool in the communal eating area. The night market is nothing fancy (far from it) but it’s something you must do at least once during your trip to Gili T. Plus, it’s great for those on a budget.
Best for: Dinner
Example price: Plate of mixed food 30K IDR(£1.60)
Opening Hours: 18:30pm – Late Everyday
Kayu Cafe is for those wanting healthy food whilst on the island. This beachfront cafe close to the harbor on Gil Trawangan offers various healthy juices and smoothies, delicious coffee and a great selection of fresh vegan and vegetarian food options.
Although a little pricier than most cafes in Gili Trawangan, Kayu Cafe is a must-visit for those wanting delicious, fresh food.
Best for: Breakfast | Lunch
Example price: Green Smoothie 44K IDR (£2.50) | English Breakfast 110K IDR (£6)
Opening Hours: 07:00am-21:00pm Everyday
A highly rated Mexican hidden away on the island of Gili Trawangan. Tiki Grove had some of the best cocktails we’ve ever had! Their unique ‘Shark Bait’ cocktail was to die for and the staff even did a cool chant when we order it!
We loved the friendly staff, drinks, overall atmosphere. And we haven’t even mentioned the yummy tacos yet! Offering mostly tacos, with some other Mexican favourites, Tiki Grove will have you wanting to come back time and time again. Check out their website for the different happy hours every day!
Best for: Dinner | Drinks
Example price: Shark Bait Cocktail 90K IDR (£5) | Tiki Tacos 75K (£4)
Opening Hours: 15:00pm-22:30pm Tuesday-Sunday
Pearl Beach Lounge
This restaurant is part of the luxury 4* Gili T hotel ‘The Pearl Of Trawangan’. They have a varied menu with many Asian inspired dishes but also serve up great gnocchi dishes and delicious burgers.
The prices are higher than elsewhere on the island but the quality certainly justifies the higher prices. They also have some of the best cocktails on the island. So it’s the perfect place to grab a meal on the beach for a super romantic dinner.
Top tip: If you come here for breakfast or dinner, spend 100k and have a towel and sun lounger for the rest of the day
Best for: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Example price: Burger 80K (£4.35) + 21% tax/service charge
Opening Hours: 8:00am- 22:00pm everyday
Hellocapitano Lifestyle Cafe
Hellocapitano is a new cafe on the island of Gili Trawangan. This unique spot offers some of the best smoothie bowls on the island as well as healthy bowls, pancakes and a variety of healthy juices.
Although the bowls are pricer than most, the taste and ‘Insta’ appeal definitely make these decorative bowls worth the price tag. You also get a great beachfront view too!
We recommend trying the ‘Choco Loco Bowl’.
Best for: Breakfast | Lunch
Example price: Smoothie Bowl 70K – 85K IDR (£3.80- £4.65)
Opening hours: 07:00am – 19:00pm everyday
Non Solo Pizza
Can you tell we like pizza? Another restaurant we couldn’t keep off the list is Non Solo Pizza – currently rated number 1 for the whole of Gili Trawangan.
Although we actually preferred the taste of the pizza at Regina, the pizzas here were no doubt yummy! We recommended visiting both joints and seeing which pizza you prefer!
Non Solo Pizza is for those wanting a fancier or romantic Italian meal whilst on Gili Trawangan.
Best for: Lunch | Dinner
Example price: Pizza 65K – 100K IDR (£3.55-£5.45) | Glass of red wine 52K (£2.85) + 15% tax/service charge
Opening hours: 12:00pm-14:30pm | 18:00pm – 22:30pm everyday
We want to hear from you!
Have you been to Gili Trawangan? What did you think? If you liked our best places to eat in Gili Trawangan or have any suggestions, leave a comment below! Don’t forget to tell us which pizza you preferred – Non-Solo Pizza or Regina Pizzeria?
Where to stay in Gili Trawangan
Wombats BnB – Not too far from Sunset point, this BnB offers private rooms with air-con and free breakfast at a very reasonable rate.
Mid-range – Budget
Jali Resort – A 3* hotel with budget prices. It has a great pool and offers free bicycles so you can explore the island easily. One of the top-rated places on the whole of Gili T.
Pearl of Trawangan – Even if you choose not to stay here this eye-catching hotel can’t be missed whilst you’re walking around the island. Its rustic design is beautiful and is the best hotel on the island for luxury at an amazing price! You’ll notice we even added this hotel’s restaurant to our best places to eat in Gili Trawangan list.
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