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Ruby's Cafe

Jl. Scallywags Mango Retreat | we are next door to Scallywags Mango Retreat, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
+62 878-6575-6064
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef rendang” (77 reviews)
“pumpkin curry” (43 reviews)
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International, Asian, Fusion, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Jl. Scallywags Mango Retreat | we are next door to Scallywags Mango Retreat, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem - the food here is excellent, varied and healthy! It's close to the beach and the staff are great

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Adventureswithleo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for late lunch and it did not disappoint. We are vegan and vegetarian, and had a few things to choose from which was nice, not always the case in Indonesia. I had some tempeh balls which were delicious with the sweet chilli...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Joss H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Modest restaurant serving good food. Beef rending was lovely. Vegetarian options too but could do with more. Cash only.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wilvo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We said this was the most pricy curry we had ordered in Gili Air but that it was much better than the other ones. So although it’s local food it’s tourist prices. So not pricy by Western standards but there are much cheaper options. This...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CMManchesterLondon
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying in Gili Air for 6 nights and on night 4 we found Ruby’s and went for dinner. We went back on night 5 and night 6, it was that nice! Cannot recommend the Beef Rendang highly enough!! Superbly priced...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Explorer823882
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We have been to Gili Air twice now, and we always go to Ruby's Cafe several times during our stay on the island. The food is always delicious and the service is friendly and welcoming; it simply can't be beat!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank P L
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

The food was really good. Me and the wife had meatballs and pasta, best meal we had during our Bali holiday. The guy who owns it is really friendly, and was helpful too (I had some questions about the island/shops). Good prices as well. Really...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ross L
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Extremely fresh, delicious, all homemade, some of the best food I’ve had in Indo. The Beef Rendang is outstanding. Slow cooked, super tender, lots of flavor, and a huge portion. Also had yellow chicken curry, butter chicken, burger, calamari, and today Lemon Chicken Wrap. It’s...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank kimmiemik
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Really cooked from the ground. Very nice staff and a pleasant experience. I understand why it has good reviews. Would recommend to anyone looking for a nice meal. The chicken lemon wrap was very delicious 👌

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank PontusL99
ruby h, Owner at Ruby's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Many thanks for the great review, sadly following the earthquake we are closed for a few weeks, open again early September, God willing.

Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

I would definitely make time to visit Ruby's during your stay on Gili Air, even just for the Beef Rendang. The place is small but cosy and welcoming, and the staff are extremely friendly. There is enough on the menu to make deciding very difficult,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank GregP702
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Judy D
15 January 2018|
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Response from ruby h | Property representative |
Hi, because of bad internet lately i have only just seen this. I am sorry but we do not provide a transport service from Lombok.Taxi to Bangsal and then there are local boats and fast boats to Gili Air.
7 October 2017|
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Response from maddogAnstruther | Reviewed this property |
Not easy, I found it with google maps just download for the island and use it offline type in Ruby’s find it and enjoy.
9 June 2017|
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Response from AndreiaVilasBoas | Reviewed this property |
No need! :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$11
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jl. Scallywags Mango Retreat | we are next door to Scallywags Mango Retreat, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia (Formerly Warung Gili)
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  West Nusa Tenggara  >  Lombok  >  Gili Islands  >  Gili Air
  • Phone Number: +62 878-6575-6064
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Ruby's Cafe is owned and operated by Indonesian Chef Ruby. Her mission is to provide fresh homecooked with passion from experience from working overseas inspires her delicious curries using imported ingredients unique to her cafe and her time in top Italian restaurants in Bali comes through in her perfect pasta dishes. Every plate is cooked from scratch, spring rolls,croquettes, curries, only the Rendang is cooked before as it takes 2 hours, no portions pulled from the freezer and buzzed in Micro. Ruby's is a simple open air cafe dedicated to providing tasty FRESH food with love. Sorry even though many reviews advise booking we do not take reservations works better on a rolling basis, last orders 10.00 dinner.
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