Kedonganan Beach, Bali, Indonesia
Matahari Cafe Bali Reviews
Enjoy the atmosphere Oct 28, 2012
My friend was telling we should go to dinner in Jimbaran, Bali. She said the place was a beautiful romantic and had a very relaxed atmosphere. Jimbaran is just south of the airport and Kuta. This area was formerly a real backwater of south Bali – a small fishing village with a daily wet market that sells sea foods. It is the tourist spot after watching the sunset and having dinner by the on the beachside. The bay itself has a pleasant white colored sand beach and is good for swimming.
There are so many restaurants along the beach, we choose Matahari Restaurant. We arrived before sunset. We were getting the table facing the sea. Tables are set up right on the sand and if you sit at the lowest tables at high tide, you can even get your feet wet. It was a lovely place to watch the sunset and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere and the whole area is lit by oil torches after dark. We burrowed our feet during the dinner in the sands, listening to the lovely sounds of the never ending waves. The restaurant was good, the candles every table. We can enjoy firework, performed traditional dances and a group of musicians that goes from table to table to sing for visitors . They can sing in several languages also.
The food was fresh. We can choose whatever we want to eat from the fresh food counters and tell them how want to cook it. We ordered rice, fish, crab, and vegetable. Honestly the foods taste is average and quite expensive. The prices more expensive than at other seafood restaurants not located on a beach. The waiters friendly and cheerful.
We didn't too much enjoyed the foods, we only enjoy the sunset, music and dance performance. Spent time with friends on the beach at night is priceless more than foods taste. The romantic dinner offered was not really romantic because the place very touristy and crowded. It was a pleasant evening in terms of ambience only. If you want the best food I think not this place, don’t waste your money in this place.
Some bad story from local and overseas tourists about dinner in Jimbaran , please seek for the good recommendation and demand the driver to the place you wanted for than the driver recommendation. Never trust the driver or the travel agent recommendation, sometime they got the commission from the restaurant.
Come before sunset to get the good location for sitting.
The seafood is sold by weight and so you can control the bill. Always check the prices if any extra taxes or service fees that would normally be added to the total price.
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