You have traveled to Bali and you have heard repeated suggestions that seafood Bali is definitely one of the thing you need to try while you are on the island. Being so close to the sea, it’s pretty obvious that Bali has the source to prime seafood materials—and that’s definitely a recipe for high-quality, finger-lickin’ good seafood delight. The best seafood in this island are, certainly, beach-based. It would be pretty hard to find excellent seafood restaurant in Bali’s mountainous areas such as, say, Bedugul or Ubud. Here, we covered bests areas in Bali to find good seafood—with every areas’ specialty!
This beach town in south Bali has long cemented themselves as probably the main seafood destinations for foodie-lovers. The beaches has exceptional sunsets that adds lovely ambience to the overall eating experience. Jimbaran is best to eat fresh seafood Bali in a bulk—you literally pay for the weight of your fishes in raw from. That’s right. You will pick whatever you like—snapper, grouper, prawns, crab, squid, or clams—raw, weight it, calculate the price, and then wait it to be grilled. Jimbaran is excellent if you want to taste the real flavour of Balinese seafood with its trademark sauces and sambals.
Seminyak is your best to go if you want to eat seafood Bali with international taste. Known as an upscale and sophisticated beach town, Seminyak has great line up of seafood restaurant managed by professional chefs. If you are looking for recommended seafood Bali in this area, make sure to visit Sea Vu Play. This all-nautical restaurant is dubbed to have one of the best Western-style seafood on their plates. From seared tuna, pan fried red snapper, grilled octopus, to pasta with prawns and Mediterranean style seafood hotpot, they have it all. Pair it up with their refreshing tropical cocktails, and you’ll left craving for more.
Though not as hyped as Seminyak, Canggu, and Kuta, Sanur is still one of Bali’s main beach resort area—as well as one of fisherman’s favourite spot to fish. Rather than barbecue grilled seafood like Jimbaran does or upscale western style as Seminyak, Sanur is best known for its seafood soup. People are willing to wait in line just to get a bowl of Sanur’s trademark Sup Kepala Ikan (Fish Heads Soup). The Warung Mak Beng is the most famous restaurant with that menu, but you can actually find them anywhere along the beach.
Benoa Fish Market
When in doubt, go to fish market. Seriously, you’re not gonna find any freshest seafood than in were fish market. One of the best (and most famous) to try is the Benoa Fish Market, where you can pick all sorts of seafood you like from the market, go to the dining area inside the market, and have them all cooked with seasonings that you prefer. Some of the fishes and the shrimps are even still alive right before you buy it!