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Gili Air

Eat and meet

Gili Air

Gili Air is ringed by restaurants from basic beach shacks to some pleasant midrange restaurants. Food can be variable but the prices are reasonable.

  • Mirage Sunset Bar
    4 stars

    Great sunsets

    North coast

    This was our favourite sunset bar on the island. Friendly people and a great cocktail list. Mirage Sunset is an open-air beach bar-style place with bamboo loungers shaded by white canvas umbrellas scattered out front. The sunset views across to Gili Meno, Trawangan and Bali are tremendous. ... read more

  • Wiwin
    3.5 stars

    Seafood BBQ

    East coast

    We enjoyed a very good barbecue fish meal at this very popular beachside restaurant on Gili Air's east coast. Before we even sat down we'd been told that the fish was line caught (though that wasn't enough for the travellers behind me who wanted to know if the fishery was sustainable) and it was ... read more

  • Scallywags
    3.5 stars

    Great beachside location

    Southeast coast

    A branch of the Gili Trawangan restaurant and bar, the Gili Air version offers a similar standard of good food and views. It's popular and, like the Trawangan establishment, the food is can be very good — and Scallywags does make for a great place for an afternoon drink to escape the heat. It's ... read more

  • Ali Baba and Co
    3 stars

    A handful to choose from

    Northeast coast

    At the northern end of Gili Air's east coast are a bunch of beachside restaurants doing simple traveller food. They're mostly located just before you reach the Gili Air Hotel and the focus is on traveller food, with enough cheese on the pizza to kill a horse (though there is also seafood on ... read more

  • Gili Santay
    3 stars

    Thai food Gili Air style

    East coast

    This beachside restaurant claims to have authentic Thai food, but it's a bit hit and miss. The som tam didn't pass muster, but the green curry, while not authentic (the restaurant seems to think that authenticity comes in a heavy dose of fish sauce) it was still pretty good. Not worth riding ... read more

  • Bars
    2.5 stars

    Take your pick

    South and east coast

    Most of Gili Air's bars are clustered in the southeast corner of the island. Few are standouts. There's little to differentiate one from another, with the focus simply being on cheap drinks with beachside seating — even though you're on the wrong side of the island for sunset. Scallywags is ... read more



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