Jimbaran Bay has several restaurants. The best way to find the ideal one to dine at is to stroll along the front of the restaurants at a time just before sunset and see which restaurant has the most people occupying it. This is a good indication that the food here is good, although those more cautious will select a restaurant not so populated.
If you are recommended a place to dine at, contact the restaurant the day before and see if they have free transport to and from the hotel – most do.
The dress code and the atmosphere are casual, sitting around talking prior to sunset, and it becomes much more romantic and awe-inspiring at sunset onwards.
At these places you get to select your own meal from an array of different fish, squid, octopus, crabs, squid, lobster, and the likes. All the seafood is absolutely fresh, caught that day by the local fishermen and absolutely yummy. All meals are served with rice, veggies, and a variety of spicy sauces and dips.
The night we were there, it was one of the girl’s birthdays, so the staff prepared a cake for her and we all sang happy birthday as they placed it in front of her. Not long after that, a band of local musicians came along and serenaded her and also did a couple of other requests from the rest of us. The band then continued around the rest of the tables – in return for a song, they ask for a tip – all six of us gave them 10,000 Rapah.
For lovers of Seafood – You can’t do better than anything that is served here.
Don’t forget to sample the sauces/dips first, as some are very hot.
Indication of prices:
I, once again, do not have the invoice from this evening’s meal, but I remember someone commenting that the meal had only cost about A$20 to $25 for a couple to dine out, including service and tax – for a seafood meal, that’s so cheap.
The price will differ depending on what seafood you eat and the weight of the different dishes – all the seafood is priced at its cost per kilo.
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July 3, 2011
by Franz Schramm
Manly, New South Wales, Australia
December 27, 2010
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From journal 10 Days in a Tropical Paradise
Tacoma, New South Wales, Australia
September 27, 2005
From journal Bali: Even Better the Second Time Around
MELBOURNE, undefined, Australia
March 15, 2005
From journal Family Holiday
June 1, 2002
We weren't sure where we were going so we all piled into 2 taxis to take us there. When we arrived we were told to walk down to the beach front and we would find the restaurants right there on the beach front.
We were seated at a large wooden table at the first restaurant we came to, which was positioned on the sand and while we studied the menu we watched the sun go down, what a start to a great evening that had plenty of good food and good company.
We all ordered something different from the menu as we weren't sure how the food would be cooked and what it was we were actually ordering half the time, so we figured that at lest that way we were bound to like something.
We had no need to worry about that though because the food was absolutely delicious. I had ordered a squid dish, Sharon had ordered a fish dish, both came with spicey sauces, and with that we were served with two large bowls of rice and side salads or veges.
We topped that off with bottled beer, water and fruit juices and we went back to the hotel, at the end of the evening, happy with extremely full bellies.
From journal Bali, You've got to love it
Broadbeach Waters, Australia
January 17, 2002
From journal Bali 's tourist strip all hustle and bustle