Beside of the pork and all the meats, Bali is also famous for its seafood, like Ikan bakar ala Jimbaran & Sup Kepala Ikan. Here's our recommendation on traditional seafood and other fish-based dishes.
Perhaps the most famous seafood resto in Jimbaran, Bali, though they offers similar dishes with other beach-front "cafe" in the area. Hard to get a table on busy nights, and there are cases where reservations are "forgotten". Receives complaints on service and hospitality.
Tips: As a general rule for eating in this area,remember to check your bills' accuracy, and set-menus are always cheaper, though you might need to book for it in advance. Grilled clams is a must, crab is good, shrimps are yummy, but prepare to pay premium for anything ordered. About 300K IDR for a simple meal.
Claimed by many of its visitors to be the best Jimbaran style seafood restaurant in all the Jimbaran district. Seating and view is not as fancy as the Muaya beach's, but the food is good and the prices are way cheaper.
Rumoured to be the inventor of Balinese fish-head soup; spicy slightly-salty clear soup with chunks of fish head (including the eye). Set menu also consisting of fried fish and rice, with the fiery sambal merah. Prepare to queue and sweat as the place is small while the interested customers are many.
This is a Sundanese, not Balinese style fresh water fish dishes mainly serving Gourami and Nila; food tasted great and prices are reasonable, hence it's a favourite spot for family gathering, or large business lunch.
Pesmol Nila and Gourami soup is great, on a national scale! They also serves delicious oven roasted goat, unlike the other IBC (Ikan Bakar Cianjur) branches.
They're among pioneering resto in the area; serves set menus on not just seafood but also other traditional dishes. Food is okay, prices a bit exclusive. Tropical garden setting, classic rustic atmosphere. Owned by the family of Denpasar's Mayor.
Written by Bayu Amus
A gastronomic storyteller and customer experience designer who created Epicurina food blog. He pens food articles for travel magazines and was part of the team who compiled Makansutra Indonesia 2013, the pocket book showcasing Bali’s best street food.