Kedonganan Fish Market Overview

Kedonganan Fish Market, located in Bali, Indonesia, is a bustling seafood market renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and diverse selection of fresh catches. Local fishermen showcase their daily hauls, offering a variety of seafood, from colorful fish to succulent shellfish. Visitors can enjoy a lively culinary experience with grilled seafood delights.

Kedonganan Fish Market, alluded to locally as 'Pasar Ikan Tradisional Kedonganan', is a very famous attraction to explore with our Bali tour packages. It is frequently mistaken as 'Jimbaran Fish Market' because of its nearby closeness to the well known fish eating narrows, is Bali's fundamental ocean side commercial center where angling vessels arrive every day and drag away their new gets. Only the south of the business sector and pontoon landing region are the lines of Kedonganan town's own group of fish eateries, which source a large portion of their crisp nearby things here.

A large portion of the prevalent cooking classes and visitor exercises of lodgings around Bali's southern shoreline resort territory incorporate visits to Kedonganan Fish Market as a component of their bundles. Here, you'll have the capacity to witness anglers dumping their nets loaded with sardines, bigger gets, for example, mahi-mahi being weighed available to be purchased, and shrimps, crabs, lobster and a colossal assortment of other ocean harvests showed in columns of ice holders, prepared for retail deal or wholesale.

Location: The Kedonganan Fish Market is located at Jalan Pantai Kedonganan.


• Explore Kedonganan Fish Market, the traditional seafood market from where fresh catches are sourced in Southern Bali.
• Look for fishes such as the common saltwater catch, red snapper, crabs, lobsters, sardines, rare mahi-mahi etc.
• Visit the market just after sunrise to watch the fishermen unload their nets and arrange the fish in ice containers. 
• Purchase good quality fish from the fisherman right on the spot and take it back to your accommodation to let the chef cook.
• Opt to have your fish cleaned and grilled right on the spot at the warungs or locally-run food stalls

How To Reach

1. By Car: Kedonganan Fish Market is located 48.5 km from Bali city centre, and it will take you around 1 hour 19 minutes to reach via Jl. Raya Marga-Apuan.

2. By Bus: Take the Kura Kura tourist bus, which departs from the DFS mall in Kuta and stops near the market. Other local buses are also available from various parts of the city.

3. By Foot: If you are staying at one of the Jimbaran beach resorts, you can take a lengthy stroll north along the beach to reach the market.

Best Time To Visit

Being the largest fresh seafood market in Bali, the Kedonganan Fish Market remains open and bustling throughout the year.

1. Best day in the week: It is preferable to visit the market during weekdays, as during weekends the locals have holidays. During weekends, they come for their weekly shopping and also to have their meals at the various eateries nearby. Hence, the place is more crowded during weekends than weekdays.

2. Best time of the day: Visiting in the early morning just after sunrise is advised. This is the time when you will be able to watch the fishermen unloading their nets full of fish and then weighing them for auction. You will be delighted to see a huge variety of seawater catches such as sardines, lobster, shrimps, crabs etc displayed in rows of ice containers. 

Other Essential Information

  • Carry cash, as the market does not accept card or electronic payment.
  • Take a walk around the market before you decide what you want to buy.
  • If you are travelling in a group, you can purchase more types of fish and then share them amongst yourself.
  • If you want to get your fish cooked right away, then you must visit just before lunch.
  • Wear slippers or shoes wisely as the market is very wet, slippery and dirty.
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Point of Interest for Kedonganan Fish Market
Go for a seafood treat

Go for a seafood treat

At the Kedonganan Fish Market, you can also get the choice of your fish cleaned and grilled on the spot. The market has several locally-run stalls where you can get your fish cooked for a small fee per kilogram. They will marinate the fish with local spices and barbecue them for you. The cooked seafood will come with complimentary steamed rice and vegetables. Be seated on a wooden bench overlooking the Jimbaran bay and enjoy your meal. If you want to save some for later, you have the option of carrying the leftovers as well.

Watch Fishermen at Work

Watch Fishermen at Work

Visit the Kedonganan Fish Market soon after sunrise to get a fascinating view of the fishermen as they go around preparing to sell their catches. Watch them unload the huge variety of seawater catches such as sardines, lobster, crabs, and red snappers, etc from their net. Observe how they weigh their catches and then display them on ice containers, ready for sale.

Dine at seafood restaurants

Dine at seafood restaurants

There are several beachfront seafood restaurants which are set up before sunset. You can visit these restaurants and enjoy freshly cooked seafood. This can be a good option if you do not want to visit the market and purchase your own fish. There are also local seafood stalls where you can enjoy having seafood at a cheap price.

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