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Kampung Nelayan

Taman Tun Fuad, Kota Kinabalu 88790, Malaysia
+60 88-231 003
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good23%
  • Average25%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“seafood” (27 reviews)
“cultural show” (24 reviews)
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Seafood, Asian, Malaysian, Chinese, Halal
$$ - $$$
Taman Tun Fuad, Kota Kinabalu 88790, Malaysia
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Reviewed 17 July 2015

Mosquitoes having a feast on our legs.They don't even have mosquito repellent. My coconut water has weird taste so ask for a replacement. I am sure we were served sikap instead of red snapper but was charged red snapper price. (I couldn't say much since...More

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank 310meg2008
Reviewed 8 July 2015

The food was quite average, but it's a good place for large family gatherings and boasts a lovely atmosphere and cultural show. Quite far from the city center, so I don't think it is worth going all the way, unless you are in the neighbourhood.

Date of visit: August 2014
Thank ElenSun-Hi
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

This place attracts people due to its unique settings. Furthermore, they have cultural show starts around 8.10pm Food are average but clean. But you can enjoy both food and performance together. You can get fresh fried bawal with white rice. Price is not very expensive...More

Date of visit: March 2015
Thank simsons819
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

There were 10 of us occupying a big dinning table. At first glance, it looked impressive with lots of food ... buffet style consist of pre-cooked food and raw food for customers to cook for themselves using steamboat and hotplates. They provided only ONE very...More

Date of visit: June 2015
Thank SleekVoyageur
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Kampung Nelayan is set up at the Bukit Padang recreational park. Nothing to shout about. Average food fare though they do have the traditional cultural show which is well worth watching. A popular tourist seafood destination usually for tour groups and locals...prices are reasonable for...More

Date of visit: June 2015
Thank Diving-Addiction00
Reviewed 9 June 2015

This is not the first time going to the restaurant. The seafood is fresh and you can even pick your own live ones for them to cook. The cultural show is something to look forward to especially for those who are a stranger to the...More

Date of visit: June 2015
Thank iszkandardzul
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

The food was nice and the cultural show was great...would recommend families to come for gathering or group of friends.. the steamboat was nice too...

1  Thank SJP717
Reviewed 17 May 2015

Went here to entertain guests from Japan..They sure did enjoyed the food..The cultural show starts at around 8 pm and it features a few local dances which originated from Borneo. Guests also get to try bamboo dancing and shooting blow pipes..Just make sure you are...More

Date of visit: August 2014
Thank SidiqArif
Reviewed 9 April 2015

This is a place with nice atmosphere and environment and definitely for tourist to explore the local Chinese cuisine as well as traditional music and dance performance. Food is at par but can be better. Staffs are friendly and helpful. As for a local like...More

Date of visit: March 2015
1  Thank danielwmn
Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

The only thing I like about coming here is I get to sit next to a celebrity and took picture with her. The guy who took our orders is also very polite and friendly. Other than that I would say everything is average. The seafood...More

Date of visit: April 2015
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Response from Kayzie C |
Taman Tun Fuad, Bukit Padang, P. O. Box 23004, 88790 Luyang, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Taman Tun Fuad, Kota Kinabalu 88790, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  West Coast Division  >  Kota Kinabalu District  >  Kota Kinabalu
  • Phone Number: +60 88-231 003
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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.
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