We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ruby's Cafe

Indonesian
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Jl. Scallywags Mango Retreat, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia (Formerly Warung Gili)
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 70 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
best food and hosts on gili air

I am not a big fan of chicken leg. Had the ayam bakar (cooked & bbqed chicken leg, amazing spices) 3 times. The chicken satay with a penaut sauce to die for, blue cheese burger, spring rolls, the fried potatoes,.. and not to forget the best indian curry in 15 years travelling through SEA. I think i... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
jewel031
,
vienna
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
Add Photo Write a Review

70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
vienna
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I am not a big fan of chicken leg. Had the ayam bakar (cooked & bbqed chicken leg, amazing spices) 3 times. The chicken satay with a penaut sauce to die for, blue cheese burger, spring rolls, the fried potatoes,.. and not to forget the best indian curry in 15 years travelling through SEA. I think i visited the place... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Amongst the suburbs of Gili Air, Ruby's cafe seems like a typical warung but the food is far from typical. Enjoyed a rare slice of steak served with mash, veggies & peppercorn sauce. The place slowly filled up as we dined and from looking (& smelling) at the other orders, I'm certain the rest of the menu won't disappoint

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Our last night on Gili Air was spent enjoying the delicious food served at Rubys Cafe! Owned and ran by and English guy and his wife who were an amazing team with him running things out front being a great host and just generally an amazing fella while she was in the kitchen working her magic on the stoves! Food... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

What a gem! Awesome little Warung, with local food and prices, set away from the touristy side of the island. If you want to get away from tourist traps and overpriced places on the front, then head to Rubys- it didn't disappoint... And we went 4 times!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I dream about the Ayam Bakar. No, really. I couldn't find it in any other restaurant in Indonesia except here. The Spaghetti is also wonderful. Ruby and Jeremy serve up some great food and make for great company. They close from 4ish to 6ish, so come early or come late, just make sure you pay them a visit!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Roosendaal, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We have eaten here twice which was both times terrific! The Indian curry and the chicken satay was amazing. The chicken satay was even lovely decorated on the plate. The restaurant owner is very friendly and always in for a chat. They also have good wifi!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bruges, Belgium
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

The owner is very friendly and helpful and his wife is a very good cook! Nice music too! The menu is not that big and it's maybe a little more expensive compared to other places, but the food is very tasteful. It had been a while since we tasted Yellow and Green curry this good plus the portions are large... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Adelaide
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Loved our lunch here. We ordered fried rice with chicken and also the fried noodle and chicken. Servings were awesome and flavour great. Best in Indonesia for these dishes. We also received a small kebab with the meal which was a nice touch. Would definitely return. Fantastic value for money also.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Fresh home cooked food is done well in most of the restaurants on the island. But this had the edge. Tasty and large portion. Plus a great selection on the menu -not just same sane dishes. The owner from London is married to local lady -who you can see cooking in the kitchen. Great chat. Good food. Happy people. Proud... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Visited twice during my stay on Gil Air and it was one of the best meals I had on the island! The owner and his wife are welcoming, genuine and friendly, which makes for a great meal alone - they even offered to make me chicken soup when I said I was feeling ill! The food really is good too... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Ruby's Cafe also viewed

 
Gili Air, Gili Islands
Gili Air, Gili Islands
 

Been to Ruby's Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ruby's Cafe

Address: Jl. Scallywags Mango Retreat, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia (Formerly Warung Gili)
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  West Nusa Tenggara  >  Lombok  >  Gili Islands  >  Gili Air
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Indonesian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jl. Scallywags Mango Retreat, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia (Formerly Warung Gili)
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  West Nusa Tenggara  >  Lombok  >  Gili Islands  >  Gili Air

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indonesian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ruby's Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?