Ikan Bali Jimbaran Review, Jakarta
I was supposed to go to another seafood restaurant in Jakarta but my friends changed the plan and we went to Ikan Bali Jimbaran. Jimbaran is a popular beach area in the island of Bali and famous for its sunset view seafood dinner. I had been to Jimbaran twice for seafood and you can read it at Famous Seaside Jimbaran Grilled Seafood @ Dewata Cafe, Jimbaran, BALI
They have a few outlets and we went to the outlet in Jakarta Pusat. It wasn’t the posh seafood restaurant but a simple restaurant that offers fresh seafood.
The interior of Ikan Bali Jimbaran.
We were definitely spoilt for choices. They had quite a wide range of fresh Indonesian seafood to choose from.
Let’s start with their signature grilled fish with spicy sauce. This was similar with the ones in Jimbaran. The fish used is Ikan Kewe (Caranx sexfasciatus) a common fish used in Indonesia for such preparations. I had no complains on this.
Fried calamari rings were definitely a hit. I loved the crispiness of it and you can’t go wrong with fried food, right?
The clamps with their special sauce were enjoyable. The clamps were similar to our version of la la.
We were not told about the origins but their mussels were not too bad either. It was cooked in sweet and sour sauce.
The grilled cumi-cumi (cuttlefish) was spectacularly palatable. We ordered an additional plate for this.
Next it was my first time having the Ikan Kerapu (grouper), one of the local favourites. It was steamed and compliment with soy sauce. It was overcooked. Fish are such unforgiving sometimes. Ikan Kerapu is “Sek Pan” in Chinese in case you are wondering.
Then we had a couple of vegetable dishes which were not my cup of tea.
As Chinese loved their soy sauce, the Indonesians loved their sweet sauce. An example here was the Bango Sweet Sauce.
It was a simple dinner like I mentioned nothing fancy. The seafood was definitely fresh and it was unlucky for us not to have the local crabs. The total bill came to RP 440,660 (RM 140 / US$ 47) which was a steal. I would love to come back again for the grilled Ikan Kewe and the grilled cumi-cumi.
Ikan Bali Jimbaran Address, Tel and Contact:
Jl. Lr. H. Juanda Raya No. 31B
Telp: 38665776 – 3456991 3645215