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Asian, Malaysian, Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 29 February 2020

We were staying near by for one night and were really glad we tried out The Lake Bistro & Bar. The restaurant had really lovely decor on a lovely lake setting. The staff were great, really friendly and professional. The food was really good. We...both had the carrot soup, delicious, followed by a Rendang and a sweet & sour prawns, again both great. You’ll pay a little more than other places locally but in my opinion it is reasonably priced and worth the money.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 7 February 2020

A choice of European or Malaysian food. Friendly staff. Relaxed atmosphere with a great view overlooking a lake. Easy walking distance to the animal sanctuaries at Sepilok.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 9 January 2020

Very good service and nice food. Mix of malaysian and western options sometimes in the same dish which was a bit weird but might be useful if your kids are are bit fussy. I had the red curry with beef, it came with rice, small...corn chips and a nice salad/coleslaw on the side. As the name suggests set on a small pond/lake. Very close to orang-utans and sun bears, very short walk.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 3 November 2019 via mobile

We were staying in the area where choices are somewhat limited but we'd found good reviews for the lake on TA. The setting is lovely with a large open air dining area overlooking the lake. The choice of food was good with different dishes for...different palates. Our whole group enjoyed their meals and the service was friendly and efficient.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 16 October 2019 via mobile

Friendly and helpful staff who speak excellent English. Good food at a reasonable price, and a great setting next to a lake surrounded by jungle.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 18 August 2019 via mobile

The quality of food is mediocre. For example, the croissants served at the breakfast were totally uncooked and uneatable! The supply is not well managed, some items were not available for three consecutive days. Some waitresses were irritating. The location is wonderful. What a shame!

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

A little hidden gem! After a morning visit to the Sepilok Orangutan ans and Sunbear sanctuary’s, we located the restaurant which was on a short walk away. Good quality food and drink amongst a chilled out location.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 5 August 2019 via mobile

Pizza is incredible. My girlfriend and I both agreed we had the best pizzas we had ever eaten, and we both had different pizzas. She had the vegetarian which has a pumpkin purée base, I had the satay chicken pizza which was insane. Prawn cocktail...starter was very tasty too. By far the best option in sepilok.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 24 July 2019 via mobile

We dined at The Lake Bistro and Bar two times, once when we visited the sun bears and orangutans and once when we visited the rainforest discovery centre. Our tour guide at the Kinabatangan River recommenced the restaurant for its good food and views. We...were not disappointed. We loved the variety of food options and the food was delicious and well presented. We also loved the fresh juices. For those that care, there are American food options, such as burgers, pasta, and French fries. They also serve alcoholic beverages. Staff spoke great English and were professional. A meal was more expensive than many of the restaurants we dined at in the town center of Sandakan, but still not expensive relative to American prices. Lunch for two ran around 90 MYR or $22USD. We liked that the restaurant accepted credit cards, which is rare in Sandakan.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 7 May 2019 via mobile

We were staying at the Sepilok Nature Resort - so ate here for all meals. All good! Breakfast is not buffet (which was a nice change), you chose what you want from a set list. Very western .. but all very good. Dinner is also...good. A small set menu with a few specials. We had Satay one night - curry another. I also had a great spicy prawn cocktail for an appetiser one night. Their drinks and cocktails are also very good - and considering how isolated they are - the prices are reasonable too.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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7am to 1000pm
14 April 2018|
Response from OliveGoh | Reviewed this property |
Credit card payment is accepted
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2 March 2018|
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They serve halal food
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