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126 Jalan Dua | Lot 125, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
+60 89-221 221
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
20 Apr 2017
“A great meal at reasonable prices”
11 Mar 2017
“Great food”
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Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
126 Jalan Dua | Lot 125, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Great food at very reasonable prices. The staff are great and the atmosphere terrific. The cook is not always there so you may need a bit of pre planning. For us we dropped by and the cook was due the next day. So we ordered...More

Thank Nipper_11
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Upstairs at a backpackers and not signposted. But worth a visit. The food was delicious and the lady insisted on making me a pancake for dessert free of charge. If I was staying longer I'd go back.

Thank Christine R
Reviewed 31 March 2016

The Food and the athmosphere is great! You should try the pumpkin curry or the fried rice, it's realy something special. Also if the chef isn't there to cook, the staff can cook really good too. Apart from the fact that it could take a...More

Thank spacehanni
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had seen all the reviews on this place so thought we would check it out. It is up a staircase in a backpackers. We thought nothing of it and went up and when we got to the reception desk, we asked...More

Thank Imigen
Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

This food was completely different from the others things we ate in Sandakan. It doesn't get more Malaysian than this. You could get breakfast, seafood and of course local tea. Try it!!

Thank Mb1891
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed this. And apple juice good. Just a shame that it is rather slow on getting your order. Although it is all cooked fresh. Also would love a banana milkshake, please don't list so many drinks on the menu when they're not available! Other...More

Thank kate B
Reviewed 24 March 2015 via mobile

Don't trust the current tripadvisor map directions. It's much closer to the water, right across from the central market area. Walk on up the sea view backpackers hotel staircase and you'll be treated to some grade a awesome food. We had spinach pancake with eggplant...More

4  Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 5 December 2014

once we went up the stairs we found a bolted door and were sent up further dark staircase to the restaurant on the top floor. Great view into the market opposite. Owner very friendly and helpful the lemongrass and pumpkin curry was delicious as was...More

Thank easterntravellers
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We dropped our laundry off here and returned the next day to have a great breakfast(I highly recomend the spinach omlette) . The food for four of us was all great prepared freshly and was very cheap. The laundry was beautifully done and a tenth...More

Thank Gulilfremantle
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Unfortunately, I did not have ample time to try the famous pancakes here, but I hope they are as fabulous as the Pumpkin Curry, and the Lemongrass Infusion. Yes, they tasted very nice..you want another 1 or 2 refills. The Pumpkin Curry - I was...More

1  Thank Errinna
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Jalan Dua | Lot 125, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  Sandakan Division  >  Sandakan
  • Phone Number: +60 89-221 221
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Lemongrass is a new cafe opened directly below the SeaView Sandakan Budget & Backpackers Hotel. We serve delicious pancakes daily for a budget price. The options range from sweet to savoury, including the house speciality, Palm Sugar Syrup. Originally served to hotel guests for breakfast, the pancakes received excellent reviews and led Nabisatul, the owner, to open Lemongrass Cafe. Now everyone can try the delicious pancakes for a reasonable price! The recipe has been in Nabisatul's family for years and was passed to her from her late mother, making them truly unique! Make sure you come and visit us if you are in Sandakan and tell all your friends about us! We look forward to welcoming you!
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