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S4, Taman Anggerik | Jalan Lintas Sibuga, Sandakan, Malaysia
+60 89-236 313
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

Granted that it offers what no other restaurant in Sandakan does - Escargot, Wagyu beef, etc. at European prices for obvious reasons. And that there aren't very many western joints out here in Sandakan. One far less travelled with a less discerning tongue and deeper pockets would certainly label this "high grade". Just because it's expensive doesn't mean it's good.... More 

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Malaysia
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

This is the one and only restaurant that serve high grade beef e.g. Kobe etc. The chef is very friendly and nice. The food is reasonably priced. The location is a bit of of town.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

This place offers diners who discern the best in Western cuisines. Some of the dishes that must try is escargot (season), smoked beef, grilled chicken, etc. which are too good to mention here. Advance reservation is highly recommended. It located at Mile 8, Sandakan, Travelling there is a problem unless you are with local friends or hire a taxi to... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Good food but too pretencious, they are trying to hard and should stick to good local and seasonal food. Location is fantastic however and staff was very friendly

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Thank sebastianrich
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

Nothing amazing. Was expecting a lot more from the good looks of the restaurant but the food was very average and the service was okey.

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Thank Jamie12345_13
Kuala Lumpur
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2013

We were looking for a restaurant on the way back to Sandakan from Labuk Bay. The restaurant was close to the route, so decided to give it a try. Overall a very pleasant experience - pleasant, clean environment; good, well presented food and attentive staff. Most impressed!

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Thank PRo54
kota kinabalu
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2013

It is understandable how Palomino was regarded as a "high-standard restaurant" in small town such as Sandakan. Honestly, the food was really average, I ordered a lamb shank when I was there with my family. The lamb shank wasn't tender as it's suppose to be, it was actually rater tough. The Creme Brûlée was too sweet in my opinion, but... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2012

Who would have thought such great french food could be found in Sabah! Swiss trained chef puts on a great menu - pork in prunes just lovely and great to have garlic bread and soup provided as part of the main. Try the mushroom soup if on menu! Highlight was the baked mussels - simply delectable! Amazing service - chef... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012

On my first trip to Sandakan I had heard from a friend about a new continental fine dining restaurant in Sandakan, not a town normally known for it's western food. The Palomino is located in a new development about 7.5 miles from Sandakan town and the taxi ride is well worth the trouble. We were looking for some good Western... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International
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  • Address: S4, Taman Anggerik | Jalan Lintas Sibuga, Sandakan, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  Sandakan Division  >  Sandakan
  • Phone Number: +60 89-236 313

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