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Tanjung Aru Seafood Restaurant

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Aru Drive, Tanjung Aru | S of Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Western Australia, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This place is mainly for locals. Not very clean. Most of seafood is just sitting in some water but with a lot of flies over them. Toilets are disgusting.

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Thank Barbara C
London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Visited this seafood cafe on 30th September 2016, it is a Muslim cafe serving seafood, however I had sweet n sour chicken with rice which was nice. The cafe is located in Aru Plaza, which is still a working progress, it still looks dated, and a building site, it needs finishing fast to attract other businesses to come here. That... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I had butter prawns, chilli crab and something squid with rice for less than S$50 (after conversion). The seafood were juicy, fresh -- the live sea creatures were in tanks just behind our seats-- and were deliciously cooked that we (2 persons) managed to polish off everything despite the generous portions which were meant probably for 3-4 people. Food were... More 

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Thank ndianah
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The Tanjung Aru Beach is been re-develop so currently a lot of constructions works been done. All the previous restaurants & bar/pub are all gone.. The only place left is the food stalls but the place will be demolish soon.

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Watched the sunset by the Shangri-La then came here for dinner. Sat in area on the beach which seemed cooler and slightly less chaotic. Quite confusing ordering system but it's so cheap you can order a few dishes and it's not a disaster if you get one of them wrong! Had chicken and beef satay follows by squid 3 different... More 

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Thank Tom R
Manila, Philippines
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

dirty run down place.poor food and quite expensive. Better to eat in a decent restaurant in the town centre.

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Thank DNewton667
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70 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

There is food court nearby you can enjoy the 'sayap' (chicken wings) and coconut drink while enjoying the sunset. ABC lovers don't miss to order it but you have to share (quite big). Nice place to hangout with a group of friends for eating + chitchat.

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Thank idie Z
Sabah, Malaysia
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

More than 50 local stalls in one place...just besides the seafood & sugar bun tanjung aru. Nice sea view. Variety of local foods and beverages at cheap price. Good location to enjoy sunset while having your meals with family or friends.

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Malaysia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Long stretch of beach with the food court was easily spotted. We were attracted by the exotic, large variety of fruits being displayed by fruit drink stalls. Avocado fruit shake which costed RM7 was considerable cheap compared to West Malaysia. ABC cendol with ice-cream and fruits was delicious as well!

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Thank carene1219
Wales
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2014

The food here was great, well cooked but they struggled to cope with a large party of 22 who all wanted different dishes and their own bills.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aru Drive, Tanjung Aru | S of Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  West Coast Division  >  Kota Kinabalu District  >  Kota Kinabalu

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