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Seafood, Asian, Malaysian
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Halal
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Dinner, Lunch
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Reviewed 14 February 2020

This place is still a good spot to have nice seafood meals whether with family members, friends or business associates

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 February 2020

We ordered the Sabah Veggies, Pipis with garlic sauce, Fried Balck Sauce squids and steam fish with cocunut drinks. The food was yummy and the wait staff were attentive and courteous. We enjoyed the meals served there and would go there

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

We went to this restaurant because of the raving reviews. We were quite disappointed. The service was horrible, we were asked not to sit on a table until we order and nobody was around to take our order and when we finally managed to place...our order. We waited 30 minutes for our drink and had to ask for it. Then we were surprised that another person came to take our order!! After we were finally served the drink, the food came 15 minutes later. It was served without plates and it was bland and tasteless. The server presents the food in a rude manner and nobody seems to manage the place. Not recommended. Don't be fooled by the reviews it seems the restaurant is depending on its high reviews and doesn't care anymore in providing good service. Its a pity the service and food is horrible because the place is overlooking the ocean and the site is amazingMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 24 December 2019

Even with low expectation, the food served was even worse. We ordered steamed kerapu, fried squid and butter prawns. The only dish that was okay was the squid, the rest was horrible. The fish was tough and they only served us 3 piece of prawn...as a small serving. The food was also a little bit on the pricier side. First and last time eating here.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 1 December 2019 via mobile

Will never go there again. If u r from kk better go to salut or welcome seafood restaurant. The price is almost the same and the taste is far better than sim2 sandakan.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 20 August 2019

the local loved this place. best place to bring any friends visiting sandakan as its simply one of its kind. the wooden passage to the restaurant is an adventure by itself. great food and price are reasonable to freshness.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 19 August 2019 via mobile

Nothing but good things to say about this place, amazing quality and very very cheap! Spent 2 weeks in Borneo/KL and this was probably my favourite place to eat. Prawns, Crab, Clams, Mussels and lots of tasty fish - we ordered way too much food...for 4 of us and had wine/beers and the bill still came to under £50 Highly recommend you check this place out of you’re in Sandakan.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 19 July 2019

This restaurant was recommended by local. The service was diabolical young girls sliopping about looking like they didn want to be there. The food when it finally arrived was not great. Prawns were greasy with ginger and garlic which had not been cook. Squid was...over cooked like eating rubber bands in batter and noodles had little flavour. When the man waiter asked why we hadn't eaten it. I explained it was overcooked. He the asked me if I wanted to take it home....No Thankyou.... Not expensive £8 per head. Seemed to be preferential service to locals. Give this one a missMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 12 July 2019 via mobile

Come early as early as 6pm if you dont want to wait in line. Good place for dinner with family & friends. Food are excellent!

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

We waited over 30 mins nobody wanted to take our order. They were walking around serving the locals or just sitting around. We asked for a menu they said they don’t have a menu. We left after waiting. Don’t dine here unless you have plenty...of time to spare.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Is it their normal practice to eat turtle here?
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Hi Huda, sorry i'm not at all sure. Another traveller who has reviewed might know this answer. Good luck!
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Sim Sim Seafood Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5