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Suang Tain Seafood Restaurant

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9-12 Sedco Square | Kampung Air, Kota Kinabalu 88300, Malaysia
+60 88-223 080
14:00 - 00:30
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Sun - Sat 14:00 - 00:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very great place to enjoy seafood. The price is really affordable and consider cheap. The taste is delicious and fresh. In 1 week already 2x to have dinner there. And for tourist also no need to worry as they not mark up price when the customer is foreigner. Very recommend this place to anyone

Thank 134evatan
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

upon arrival we were entertained by a Chinese woman, asking what sort of seafood we would like to have. We (My partner and I) were looking for fish and tiger prawns. So we got to choose our meal (alive) - p.s I felt bad but that's life. a 1kg of tiger garoupa cost us rm 92.00 which I think reasonable... More 

Thank Visya R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good selection of fish and shell fish including clams, crayfish, oysters and mussels plus prawns of every size imaginable mostly kept alive in tanks for customers to select. Staff were knowledgable, helpful though maybe a little pushy . Many prawns and fish in the tanks had seen better days and careful selection is advised. Food was well cooked but no... More 

Thank FishermanWales
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are many seafood you can choose by yourselves. The prices are not expensive while compared with HK. But I think the seafood here are not cheap as locals.

Thank Y_Cheng_Y
Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for decent fresh seafood cooked to order with amazing tastes and options on cooking choices with a wide variety of spices and flavours look no further, the setting is rather grim.. in a little square that could really do with a face lift but look beyond that and you will not be disappointed! The friendly staff will... More 

Thank BerksEastDave
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The seafood is very good (you should look at the size at some of the items), the cooking is good, the service is good but choose a table in the air conditioned area because it could be rather hot eating alfresco.

Thank Timothy L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The food is delicious, the wet butter prawn, black pepper crab, wet butter crab !!!you wont fgt it!!

1 Thank Viviana A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

You will welcome and get acclimated to Suang Tain Seafood Restaurant setting if you are from Asia; it would be a challenge if you are from other parts of the Western civilization … This is a covered street wide court consisting of many restaurants and Suang Tain is one of them. The restaurant tables and identified by their unique color... More 

Thank marcusmui
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Everytime I set my feets on Kota Kinabalu, I will have dinner here. It's cheap, crowdy and hot(even with air conditioning). But it surely will serve you good food. That tiger shrimps on spicy cream sauce, fresh clams, fishes and that stir-fried morning glory! Oh my god, I'm drippling now... Please be reminded to take those satay from a kiosk... More 

Thank Ringokfw
Jakarta, Indonesia
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is the place to have the best seafood in Kinabalu. We can choose the prawn, the fish, and clam while they are still alive. So it is definitely fresh. They cook the dishes quickly...and very responsive with your requests...

Thank MartinLeman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$20
Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Malaysian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
14:00 - 00:30
14:00 - 00:30
14:00 - 00:30
14:00 - 00:30
14:00 - 00:30
14:00 - 00:30
14:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9-12 Sedco Square | Kampung Air, Kota Kinabalu 88300, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  West Coast Division  >  Kota Kinabalu District  >  Kota Kinabalu
  • Phone Number: +60 88-223 080
Established since 1983.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?