A Feast of Sights, Smells, & Seafood at Jimbaran Bay
With its smoky air, bustling energy, and beachside line-up of grilled seafood restaurants, eating at Jimbaran Bay is a unique dining experience.
Choosing Nyoman Cafe from the myriad of restaurant options, we sat at our table front and center on the shore, and lit by candlelight with a panoramic view of Jimbaran Bay. When dish after dish arrived, we ate our fresh seafood meal at a leisurely pace, observing all the tourists and local families on the beach (it happened to be a holiday when we were there) and watching the sky change colors as the sun went down, from blue to bright orange and then finally to a dark black.
With the outdoor cafe grills, the smell and look of the air made you feel like you were in a hazy cloud of beachy, barbequed smokiness. I don't know what I enjoyed more -- the delicious food, delightful company, or chaotically-beautiful ambiance. Most likely, it was the combination of all three that made our seafood feast at Jimbaran Bay one of my favorite dining experiences of all time.