Saturday, May 23, 2009

Grilled Seafood @ Dewata Cafe, Jimbaran, BALI (March '09)

Jimbaran is a must place to go in Bali. Ask anyone that have been to Bali. Let me say it again Jimbaran is a must place to go in Bali.

Jimbaran lies on the 'neck' of the southern peninsula in Bali and is widely known for the fresh seafood kiosks that are scattered along the beach. Diners select the live seafood that they wish to eat, and it is immediately prepared, generally grilled over a fire of coconut husks rather than charcoal.- Wikipedia

Going to Jimbaran for sunset beach side dinner was our plan. It has one of the most romantic sunset view in Bali. Just imagine, me and Rachel sitting on the beach side, listening to live band overlooking the sunset and drinking the coconuts and having the amazing seafood. It's a moment in a lifetime.

BUT it DIDN'T happen!

Due to unforeseen planning error, we missed the sunset. We spent too much time at Ubud area so we didn't make it in time. Sigh.

We reached Jimbaran late. Yet, we still excited about the amazing seafood restaurants there. Our guide brought us to Dewata Cafe. It was one of the restaurants that streched along the beach.

Upon reaching, I wasted no time to look at their menu and their pricing. From there, I started something that I often do best, negotiating.

Tips here. I spoke with them in Malay language. Once they knew we are Malaysians, more discounts. They were reluctant at first to give me more discounts. I just told them that I was told they were the best restaurant in Jimbaran and they were "specifically" recommended by my friends. After listening to that. they straight away gave me more than 20% discount on foods. It was a white lie, but it worked! I left there with an evil smirking and my friends knew I had a great deal.


Tiger (the guy in pink) then started to pick the foods for our dinner while the rest chilled at the beach side listening to live bands.


Looked at the charcoal! Burning hot!!


The grilled squid shrunk! LOL! Yet, it was good.


I loved the grilled prawns. It was fantastic, grilled to perfection. The meat was fresh and tender. Must order the prawns if you are here. Fantastic!


The grilled fish was good as well.


Well, lastly we had the grilled clamps.


The group shot with the live band behind.

In general, the food was pretty good. I loved their grilled seafood. The seafood were pretty fresh and the service was good as well. Price for the whole dinner was around 650,000 RP. It was very reasonable. Yet, please do negotiate the price before you order. Sitting at the beach side was very relaxing and too bad we missed the ultimate sunset.

I would come back again for the food and the sunset.

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