No we are not back in Bali. This resto in Jogja is just like the ones in Jimbaran Bay, except no beach =P I have to say, whatever they lacked in terms of the beach they made up for in rice – rice-fields that is.
Ikan Bakar basically means grilled seafood, usually marinated first in spices. As you know nothing goes un-spiced in indonesia! Love this wall of candles by the entrance.Live prawns are available, they live in the pond with THAT turtle =P Just like Jimbaran, you pick your seafood out front & tell them how you want it cooked.
Prices are not bad at all. I think total cost for 3 people (with BIG appetites) was around Rp 500,000 (50 USD est.)
Of course we got everything grilled…this guy knows what he’s doing.
The different seating areas are surrounded by rice paddies.
Yes the famed Bintang of Indonesia. At this joint, they only came in one size – LARGE. I had mine as a shandy (with Sprite) because for some reason more than 1 bottle of Bintang gives me a headache the next day. Proceed with caution. I get San Miguel or Heineken whenever they’re available.
No Indonesian meal is complete without all the spices and condiments.
Strangely enough, this was my favorite dish: Kang-kong cooked with loads of garlic.
Perfectly cooked, juicy crabs.
The fish was okay, though I wasn’t fond of the spice rub. Reminds me of what they use when they make the dry fried chicken.
These prawns are another good reason to eat here!
The hubby & I wanted to come back the next day for dinner, but our schedule was pretty full. I have a feeling this is going to be the resto we go to every time we’re in Jogja. Next time, I wanna order the iced drink that had long stalks/leaves coming out of it (iced tea or lemon grass perhaps?). Must be good, because everyone else in the resto ordered it – except us newbies! =P
Ikan Bakar Jimbaran in Yogyakarta
- Jl. Damai, Mudal, Sariharjo, Ngaglik, Sleman, Yogyakarta Sleman
- Tel +6274 446 3983
- Fax +6274 446 3984
aman mufit says
I am from yogyakarta, but stay abroad for living, good to know there is nice resto near my house , thanks diplowife for sharing,….
You are most welcome! there’s another newer restaurant that is our new favorite resto in Yogya. It’s a steak places called Sawa owned by the same owners of Ikan Bakar Jimbaran. Wow…those steaks are just WOW!
We’re Indonesians living abroad currently, in the US, and planning for a visit to Indonesia this mid August.
One thing we’ve been longing the most is Indonesian seafood feast. And here I am, getting pumped for it.
Thanks for the review and beautiful pics. Definitely adding Jimbaran to our travel list.
Hi Ian, I love Jimbaran Ikan Bakar. It is on my top 10 list in Indonesia for sure! Our favorite resto in Jimbara, Bali is Menega Cafe and we never forget that amazing Sambal Butter Corn! Holy crap they’re yummy! It’s no wonder our waistlines have expanded in Indonesia! So much great food to be had!
Thanks for the nice compliment! And dropping by my blog. =)