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Ruby's Cafe

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Jl. Scallywags Mango Retreat, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia (Formerly Warung Gili)
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13:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 13:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't get me wrong the food was delicious but I didn't think it was any different from the food I had in other Gili Air warungs that were half the price. Maybe if you're really stuck on eating organic but otherwise it's really not worth the extra $. I had the potatoes croquette and chicken curry.

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Thank Sophie C
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here looking for a quality meal after reading all the good reviews -- disappointed. We ordered beet rendang and the burger. The actual amount of beef was minimal and very lightweight in flavour,the rest was just padding or fill. The burger patty, Angus beef?? I'm not so sure. Blue-veined cheese if it was there it was in a minimal... More 

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ruby h, Husband of Ruby at Ruby's Cafe, responded to this review

Table 9, I tend to speak with all my wife's customers to get feedback, I asked at your table just got grunted at, if you have a problem speak up, more cheese we would bring although there is a good coating of Danish blue cheese on all burgers, which are Black Angus Aged Beef, invoices can prove this, the Rendang... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small menu but the food is fantastic. So flavourful and staff very friendly. Good atmosphere and the owner came over and spoke to us at our table! Everything is freshly made.

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Thank EmmaMurray1
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Because it is low season there were only us and one guest at the restaurant - nice to have the place to ourselves It was a nice place. They made really good burger in an European style. We got the burger with Danish blue cheese and it was really good.

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Thank hellewk
Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ruby's drew us in as repeat customers with fabulously tasty fresh food. Maybe that's the key, it's all made fresh on the spot, might take a bit longer but it's so good. If you like something hot, Ruby's Poppers as a starter are a must try. The Beef Rendang and Pumkin curry are also delightful. Just writing about it back... More 

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Thank kerriandleroy
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Gili Air for about 3 nights and since we had heard so much about Ruby's we tried it out on the last night.We were very lucky to have gotten a table in the evening as soon as we arrived because we saw many people waiting post us. The food is exactly as how people reviewed it, delicious... More 

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Thank elishevar2016
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice dinner at Ruby's, we expected to to be amazing given all of the glowing reviews, and the food we got was good, although not spicy enough for our taste. Very reasonable prices though and friendly service.

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Thank Christie88
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When my boyfriend and I got to Ruby's my mouth started to water from the aroma. I ordered the jalapeño poppers as an appetizer and they were delicious. But then my pumpkin curry came out... I can honestly say that I don't think another will ever replace the joy my mouth felt eating Ruby's pumpkin curry. We came back a... More 

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Thank Carissa B
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the last dinner of our Gili Air trip at Ruby's Cafe and we couldn't wish for a better place. Ruby's Cafe is a bit hidden but yet very busy due to the quality of the food, taste of each dishes and sense of hospitality of our host! The fresh fruits cocktails are delicious, special mention for the backed... More 

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Thank Margaux Z
Bude, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Is this the number one place to eat in Gili Air? Food is good but not a location over looking the sea. Priced as though it is.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$6
Cuisine
International, Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
13:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
13:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
13:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
13:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
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
Description
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 oders 3.30 lunch and 9.30 dinner.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?