Pangandaran’s terrific fish market consists of more than a dozen large, open-sided restaurants just off the east beach. Karya Bahari is considered the best – which is why it's so crowded – but all operate on exactly the same basis. The fresh seafood here is so good it could probably entice a mermaid to the table.
Select your fish or seafood (prawns, squid or mussels) from the glistening iced displays. Decide which sauce you fancy (usually garlic, oyster or sweet-and-sour), and it will arrive in minutes. Cold beer isn't on the menu, but it can be arranged upon request.