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“Horrible and Pricey ”
Review of Kampung Nelayan

Kampung Nelayan
Ranked #123 of 661 Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: Chinese, Malaysian, Seafood
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Good for: View, Groups
Dining options: Reservations
Description: In the year 1988, we first opened doors as Jaws Seafood Restaurant located on the 4th Floor of Gaya Centre. We served a fusion of Thai/Chinese Seafood Cuisine as well as Dim Sum. The restaurant also hosted banquet events up to 45 tables on a regular basis and soon earned a reputation purely by word of mouth. In 1997, we had a Vision to provide every Dear Guest with our slogan "Where very meal is an Experience". We decided to relocate and rebrand to something BIGGER and BETTER. Every aspect was painstakingly thought of from the Minangkabau -style architecture 'floating' on the lake in a botanical park, the 'floating' performance stage, the naming of the buildings, and to the menu creation. Hence the birth of Kampung Nelayan Floating Seafood Market Restaurant. Currently, we are the ONLY restaurant in Kota Kinabalu to present a NIGHTLY Cultural Dance Performance from 7.45Pm to 8.45Pm showcasing the Largest Indigenous Ethnic Groups in Sabah. Guests are encouraged to get up on stage to participate in some of the dances. We have also achieved a reputation of being one of the Most Unique Dining Experiences in Kota Kinabalu.
Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

I went here with my teacher for dinner and we ordered a few dishes and it came up to rm1750 like seriously !? I mean we could have eaten the same dishes in any other seafood restaurant but paid way below rm500 for that. The food was really bad too ! I didn't enjoy a single bit of it ...

I strongly suggest Welcome seafood

1  Thank Sabbitan B
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Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

I'm very disappointed ... I was recommended this place by a friend but it wasn't as great as expected. Food is very pricey ("tourist price") ... be especially prepared to pay extravagant prices for drinks (orange juice costs RM17!!!). Prices for food and drinks are not transparent especially in the menu. I don't think I'll be coming here again.

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Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Seems they dont care to service smaller groups anymore. The service was slow. Always had to ask for this and that. The top was the charge for a small can of tiger. They wanted 27 !!!! Ringgit. Hello - you are not the le meredien or the rasa ria and even they are cheaper

Try to avoid that place

Thank Karlheinz W
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Reviewed November 20, 2016

The Floating Seafood Market Restaurant, Fisherman Village

On arrival this looked like an attractive location for an eating place, as the name suggests. It is quite large and must seat over 300, although it was fairly empty at the time of our visit.
The staff were not very welcoming and seemed unable to smile throughout the time we were there.
The food, mainly seafood was bland in comparison with other places we ate in Sabu. Portions were also small, e.g. 6 prawns between 2 of us.
The restrooms were disgusting. The toilets did not flush and the fawcets did not work. The restrooms did not look like they had been cleaned for some time.
The only redeeming factor for us was the stage show. This consisted of a series of national costume tribal dances with invited audience participation, including the chance to use a blowpipe to hit balloons.
Not one of our recommended places to visit in Sabu.

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Thank Dave C
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Reviewed November 5, 2016

A nice restaurant with a large selection of food. It has different areas if your having a steam boat or the various options. Very friendly staff and great food.

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Thank Dicko1947
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