The smallest of a cluster of Gili islands, Gili Meno features a surprisingly wide selection of dining venues catering to all tastes and budgets. Here are our pick for the top nine restaurants on Gili Meno for your laid-back dining experience by the beach.
Without a doubt, Mahamaya is one of the most popular restaurants on the island, and for good reason. The restaurant serves amazing seafood barbecues in a stunning alfresco dining area, offering an unforgettable and romantic dining experience. The stellar service makes the venue really stand out among myriads of other similar fine-dining restaurants. You’ll never get enough of the mesmerising ocean views you’re treated to at this sophisticated beachfront establishment.
2. Sasak Cafe
Bargain-priced Indonesian cuisine and delicious Western fare along with the laid-back ambience attract crowds to Sasak Cafe. Indulge in fresh grilled snapper and listen to the chill reggae tunes and soothing sounds of the waves at the background.
3. Adeng Adeng
Another must-visit restaurant on Gili Meno, Adeng Adeng is a casual dining venue serving delightful seafood platters, exotic Thai fare and local fusion to treat your taste buds. Another highlight of the venue is its tables located right on the water’s edge, providing guests with the incredible experience of dining with their feet in the water.
4. Diana Cafe
A casual beachfront venue, Diana Cafe offers delicious respite from the tropical heat. Grab a seat and sip a refreshing juice or a cold beer and have some snacks or light bites before continuing exploring the island. If you have a sweet tooth, try their coconut pancakes – they are delicious!
5. Ya Ya Warung
Ya Ya Warung is a casual eatery with a simple decor and unpretentious furnishings. If you want to savour some authentic Indonesian cuisine, Ya Ya Warung is the place for that. The must-try is their Gado-Gado, an authentic Indonesian sala that includes steamed vegetables and tofu served with rich peanut sauce.
6. Mallias Child
The chilled and quiet Malias Child is an awesome one-stop venue offering genuine Indonesian food and amazing pizzas. The restaurant’s speciality is grilled seafood that comes with various side dishes including fresh salad, grilled corn and steamed rice. We guarantee you won’t leave the place hungry.
7. We’Be Cafe
Secluded and romantic, We’Be Cafe offers a wonderful setting with low tables set right in the sand steps away from the aquamarine waves. An attractive menu includes local favourites, and friendly staff will do their best to provide you with an unforgettable dining experience. Overlooking a beach of colourful boats, We’Be is one of the most charming restaurants on Gili Meno.
8. Ana Warung
Ana Warung features standalone gazebos dotting the beach, great vibes and scrumptious seafood, attracting hordes of hungry tourists to savour some local Indonesian cuisine and fresh seafood. And leave some room dessert – it’s to die-for!
9. Little Bali Restaurant
Should you want to diversify the seafood-heavy diet usually enjoyed on Gili Meno, head to the Little Bali Restaurant. This unpretentious cafe serves juicy steaks, delicious burgers, fish and chips, pizzas and other Western favourites. There is also a pool table inviting visitors to play a game or two while waiting for their food to be served.
Now that you know the best restaurants on Gili Meno, there’s only one thing left to do: deciding which one you should try first!