We ordered grilled snapper (roughly 1.5kg) and king prawns (1kg) - the snapper was hands down the best we had during our whole trip at Bali. The prawns, however, was hit and miss. Some of the prawns were really fresh while others were not. On top of that, we ordered the battered squid which was really nice as well. The downside to this restaurant is that because you sit on the beach to dine, there are no high chairs for children. We had to put our toddler in her pram to eat.
08 Jul 2018
Expensive, Not Tasty
I reached there at 5.30pm and was led to a table on the beach with a good sunset view. The restaurant was full shortly after. There is no set menu, so I ordered an ala-carte of grilled red snapper 1.5kg, 0.5kg of grilled sotong and a Coke. The red snapper has a lot of meat and it was fresh, but taste wise, it was just average. As for the grille sotong, it was tough and over-cooked. Rice and vegetable are complimentary. It came up to about Rp450,000 (S$45). I have an inkling that I was being overcharged. The ‘live’ was never shown to me. I do not know if the seafood were really ‘live’ or from the refrigerator. I do not know exactly the mass of the seafood. I asked for a refill of the sambal chilli but it never came. There is no smile or warmth from the staff at Nyoman which is unusual in Bali. I should have listened to my hired driver and dined at the two other neighbouring seafood restaurants which have slower rating on Google Map. This is the first time that I encountered that the rating at Google Map was differing from my review. I was charged 10% service charge which in my opinion Dos not justify. I came across so many places with awesome service and hospitality in Bali that the service at Nyoman came across as inferior to me. The beach in front of the row of seafood restaurants was crowded with people, whom I believe , came for the sunset. The sunset is beautiful but I had to walked far out towards the water in order to get a decent photo without having people photo-bombing in it. As I am not staying at Jimbaran, I went there one late afternoon, visiting Rock Bar and Nyoman. To me, it is better to see the sunset at Jimbaran Beach than at Rock Bar. The sun was so scorching at Rock Bar that every table had a large table to block out the sun, which also means that the large umbrella blocked out the sea view. I had a more enjoyable time viewing the sunset at Nyoman Restaurant than Rock Bar. Will I recommend Nyoman? No, I will not. However, I dine at Jimbaran Seafood again. The next time, I will look hard for the restaurant with a set menu with a fixed price.
23 Jun 2018
Nice place to enjoy sunset, and abou the food, this place offer seafood like fish, squid, crab and many more
18 Jun 2018
Nyoman Cafe Jimbaran
Jl. Pantai Jimbaran No.5, Bali, Indonesia