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Jalan Tanjung Jara, Dungun 23050, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had lunch there. Nice setting over looking the South China sea. Like all other poolside restaurants there was a limited choice. Place was clean and the food was average. I had the Terengganu special which consisted of a chicken curry, rice and a small bowl of lentils. Curry though could use a little bit of kick. I noticed that their... More 

Thank PippinandEvie
Basildon, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect for lunch with sea views. Turns into a wonderful fine dining restaurant in the evening where food is excellent. The sound of the waves lapping the shore line. Oil lanterns leading to The Nelayan plus the lighting in the surrounding palms make it perfect for a romantic evening. Service is excellent. Have spent many memorable evenings there .

Thank dizybird777
Klang, Malaysia
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34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

we decided to try the dinner here but i cant remember what package do you provided but what can i say is it totally not for worth for money because the service and the food provided is limited. the price is too high with the bad quality of the food

Thank Zylang2013
New Mills, United Kingdom
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200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Situated within the resort of Tarung Jara this small cosy alternative restaurant is close to the beach and main pool, open for lunch and dinner it serves excellent Malaysian dishes inside or outside with a beach view. Sandwiches can also be ordered to be delivered to your poolside tables by polite and speedy waiters. A really good dining experience if... More 

Thank Norman B
Amble, United Kingdom
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63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We sat outside the restaurant on the terrace under the stars on a wonderfully warm Sunday October evening enjoying a most delicious fish dinner. The food quality was top notch, the waiters exceptionally good and the sound of the sea all added to make this an unforgettable holiday experience.

Thank VikingRaider_10
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The service at this restaurant is really quite appalling. We turned up for lunch and there were only a few people in the restaurant. But no one seated us - we had to seat ourselves. And then no one bothered to give us a menu, and we had to pretty much wave frantically for ages before anyone attended to us.... More 

Thank Baby_Cleo
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Nelayan is open for lunch, pool snacks and dinner. The menu has a good selection and the food is alwzys well presented and tasty. Dinner can be candle light, romantic one to one, or a full sumptious beach bbq format. Best to book to ensure your place!

Thank Steve F
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Nelayan is one of Tanjong Jara Resorts restaurants. It is beautifully set on the edge of the beach overlooking the sea- perfect for the cooling sea breeze. Only steps from the pool, it is casual enough at lunch just to slip something over your bathers and then come in to eat. We had lunch on two days. Three of our... More 

Thank Frans_12255060
Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Had a reservation for one at Nelayan. Took 4 course meal and it was beyond fantastic. Meals were appropriately portioned and the interval between meal was just fine. Highly recommended. Oh and I loved the creme brûlée.

Thank MoShay
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

We called in during the day to check out the menu - as vegetarians we didn't expect to find anything we could eat as this is primarily a seafood restaurant. The staff were so helpful and explained that the chef would make us anything we wanted. We booked for the following night, we were given a choice of indoors or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
European, Seafood
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jalan Tanjung Jara, Dungun 23050, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Terengganu  >  Dungun District  >  Dungun

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?