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Tip Top Beach Bar and Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Malaysian, Seafood, Asian, Pub
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Kalampunian Beach, Kudat, Malaysia
16:30 - 01:30
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 01:30
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed near this restaurant and ended up visiting quite a bit during my time in the area - food was always great and it had nice staff and wifi

Thank GilJackieG
Shanghai Region, China
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We came two times to tip top on day trips from Kudat, it is a perfect place to have some great food, drinks and chill out after a day on the beach. It is directly next to the beach and easy to reach from secret beach. The seafood is superb (especially with the spicy sauce), and the staff and Howard... More 

Thank Thomas T
Bengaluru, India
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Locally sourced vegetables and fruit and seafood always taste better, and knowing that you are supporting the local economy makes all the meals taste that much better. Innovative menu in such a remote location, traditional Rugus cuisine is a superb treat. Congratulations Tip Top Staff for always smiling interacting and advising on the best local eats.

Thank designeredidi
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The good here is exquisite, especially the fried noodles with chicken. A must try drink is the fresh mango juice which often still has chunks of mango left that hasn't been squashed, delicious.

Thank Arion E
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81 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Great location, right on the beach which is cleaned up regularly by Howard and his crew. The food was excellent ( I recommend the fresh fish) and the cheese cake was the best! Prices are not bad considering the quality. Good place for lunch or dinner, specially if you stay at Tampat do Aman.

Thank Brunozen
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

There are not many restaurants in Tanjung Simpang Mengayau and Tip Top is one fo the few that is on the beach front. We had breakfast there and the staff was nice and informative. There are chickens walking around so be mindful of where you step as you don't wanna end up with chicken poop on your shoes. The waitress... More 

Thank Shana A
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Came too early for lunch on 13.09.16. Had to settle with nasi goreng & spring rolls which were not bad at all. A staff told us the grill wasn't working when we asked for burgers. Haha..an acceptable excuse I suppose. Came back for back for dinner to the main table. This time we got our burgers - mighty filling ones.... More 

Thank Zainudin K
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Tampat Do Aman accomodation was top notch clean well laid out and door to door service to the restaurant. Howard Larina Margaret and the crew are first class and will help you navigate around the tip as well as serving up first class service and food. Highly recommend.

Thank Andrew M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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82 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The grilled fish was good and the service excellent. Beer was cheap but they close around 9. It's located on the beach. Oh and do try the cheese cake

Thank vive71
Quezon City, Philippines
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The restaurant charges quite a lot for the food. BUT i don't regret paying RM 17 for an 8oz burger at tip top restaurant because it was worth every cent. I also tried the chicken mee goreng. At first I thought it was quite expensive but i figured out after that the serving is quite huge. I was not able... More 

Thank Abbey C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Malaysian, Seafood, Asian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 01:30
16:30 - 01:30
16:30 - 01:30
16:30 - 01:30
16:30 - 01:30
16:30 - 01:30
16:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kalampunian Beach, Kudat, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  Kudat

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?