The 10 Best Restaurants in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

Healthy food at Pituq
Healthy food at Pituq | © Pituq
Edira Putri

Beachfront dining under the stars, exotic themed eateries and lively night markets – Gili Trawangan’s best restaurants reflect the island’s versatile appeal that sustains its popularity as a blissful destination.

People travel to Gili Trawangan for blissful beaches and buzzing nightlife, but the right food can totally complete your island experience. ‘Gili T’ has something for every taste and budget. From resort-grade fine dining to local favourites, discover the best restaurants in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia.

1. Ko-ko-mo Restaurant

Restaurant, Hotel Restaurant, European, Indonesian

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© Ko-Ko-Mo

Part of renowned luxury resort brand Ko-ko-mo, there’s really no question about this restaurant’s service and quality. Strategically located on the island’s purest shores, Ko-ko-mo offers beachfront fine dining with an upscale but laid-back setting. This restaurant has some fine Indonesian delicacies, including Lombok’s own traditional Taliwang chicken. The eclectic menu also presents more familiar international recipes, many of which are gluten-free.

2. Regina Pizzeria

Restaurant, Italian

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Regina is always buzzing with people craving authentic Italian pizza, as the wood fire oven hums along to the endless orders being taken. Whether you’re yearning for a classic Neapolitan or curious about their Nutella pizza, be prepared to stand in a queue for this popular pie. Regina also has a great selection of wine to go with your pizza, both local and imported.

3. Diversia

Restaurant, European, American, Indonesian

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© Diversia

This diving club is as passionate and proficient with food as it is with exploring Gili’s underwater charms. Diversia’s profound earth-loving principles are reflected through its cooking and ingredients, so rest assured that your meal is cruelty-free. The menu offers everything from its acclaimed superfood breakfasts to invigorating cocktails, making this restaurant worth visiting anytime of the day.

4. Pituq

Cafe, Restaurant, European, American, Indonesian

pituq
© Pituq

For some people, a trip to Gili Islands is a pilgrimage to seek peace and tranquility away from urban life’s tensions. You’ll find them in the lush garden of Putiq, ordering smoothies with vegan wraps while enjoying the calming atmosphere. Whether you’re looking to maintain healthy habits or seek a quick energy boost post-hangover, this restaurant offers dishes that are as nutritious as they are delicious.

5. Karma Kayak

Hotel Restaurant, Restaurant, European, Asian, American

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© Karma Kayak

Karma Kayak offers food that goes well with lazy afternoons lounging at the beach, as well as hearty breakfasts to kickstart your day. The selection of tapas and grilled seafood is a favourite, but they have delectable local delights like traditional satay as well. The oceanfront seating area is like a private beach for diners, whether you choose to relax on day beds or sit around the pre-sunset bonfire.

6. Tiki Grove

Restaurant, Mexican, Spanish

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© Tiki Grove

This homey restaurant is passionate about drinks and cocktails, frequently hosting themed nights and promotions for loyal and new customers alike. There’s always something fun happening at Tiki Grove, although the invigorating Mai Tais and delicious tacos alone are worth the visit. The exotic Māori-inspired decor goes well with Gili’s island vibe, with bamboo huts and eccentric tiki mugs you’ll want to bring home.

7. Scallywags

Restaurant, Hotel Restaurant, Seafood, European, American

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© Scallywags

Located on the lively main strip of Gili T, this restaurant boasts a beautiful location with sweeping views of the coastline, adorned with idle boats and Lombok’s Mount Rinjani towering in the background. The beachfront dining area is excellent for a grilled seafood banquet, prepared using the freshest ingredients sourced locally. Pair your delectable barbecue with Scallywag’s fine wine selection, imported from across the world.

8. Casa Vintage

Cafe, Restaurant, European, Asian, Indonesian

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© Casa Vintage

Casa Vintage is especially popular in the late afternoons when weary adventurers are in search of a hip spot to relax and witness Gili T’s glorious sunset. Make yourself comfortable at one of the beachside tables or hammocks while enjoying their delicious tapas. Don’t forget to check out Casa Vintage’s concept store and bag some of its chic island wear.

9. Le Pirate Beach Club

Restaurant, Cafe, Bar, European, American, Asian

One thing you’ll immediately notice about Le Pirate Beach Club is its chic design: turquoise daybeds, rustic bamboo hut, poolside beanbag chairs, all are perfect spots to sip cocktails after a hearty brunch. This open kitchen restaurant is located within Le Pirate Resort, but the place is popular with non-staying guests as well.

10. Trawangan Night Market

Market

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Once you pick up the appetising grilled seafood aroma coming from this street food bonanza, you won’t be able to resist. From a selection of fish straight from the water to a myriad traditional desserts sold by dozens of vendors, you’ll end up in this part of the island more times than you planned. And thanks to the lower prices compared with most restaurants, you can really sample everything here. Who knows? Maybe you’ll go home with a new favourite Indonesian dish.

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