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Middle Eastern, Seafood, Mediterranean
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Reviewed 28 August 2019 via mobile

This is definitely a hidden germ. This place is not located in a middle of busy city as middle eastern usually be but somewhere in Malay fisherman kampung. The surrounding is just superb. You could have your food with accompanying sea breeze and scenic sea.view....The selection of foods is quite adequate ranging from light appetizer.to heavy mendy cuisine. The restaurant.has also a very nice playgrouñd for kids. Definitely recommend this for family affairs.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 June 2019 via mobile

I was lucky enough to attend dinner on the last day of Ramadan. The food served was absolutely excellent. Great variety and full of flavour.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Pure nasi arab. Top floor set up is convenient for family with floor sitting Nasi arab is the best in kemaman area

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Nice place close to our hotel, had outdoor covered sitting. Had lots of cats around when we were eating. Portion size was big, which we were not told while making orders and finally we had to get half our food packed.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

We arrived (to stay) at Al Safina beach resort at 1000pm, so we didnt have much choice for food other than the Al Safina restaurant. Every other restaurant would have meant having to drive. However, it turned out to be a pleasant surprise. There was...an initial difficulty with ordering as quite a number of dishes had run out. The kitchen closes at 10.30pm. But after the initial hiccups, we were brought a delicious nasi arab (rice with spices), chicken shawarma and lamb kebabs. The lamb kebabs were my favourite. Although I am not a fan of lamb, the lamb was cooked well...... soft, succulent and tasty. There was a good choice of beverages too. For lunch, there is a buffet spread. But you are not charged per head. The charges are made based on what food you put on your plate. The waiter will come around and look at your plate. So do take only what you can eat, and not more! You have a choice of dining indoors in an airconditioned area, or outside over looking pantai penunjuk beach, or by the pool. Prices were reasonable. There is a playground near the restaurant I would recommend coming here if you were in the vicinity. I was made to understand that this restaurant is often frequented by Oil & Gas company staff (there are huge O&G companies based in Kijal) as this is the only nice restaurant in the area.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Nice location, and a good relaxing area by the beach which has swings and lazy chairs. Serves Mediterranean food... quite good and one of the best in the area (not many arabic food in that area). Two dining areas - open area and air-conditioned room...on 2nd floor. They also have some rooms for guests, more like a mini resort. Quite nice.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Overall having a giod time and foods here. Original middle east recipe. Must visit for those travel to kijal area.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Very Nice Food with High Quality and Reasonable Prices, We Enjoy To Eat at Alsafina Kijal Beach Resort & Restaurant in Alsafina Arabian Whole at the First Floor With Fully Arabian Style Furniture and Fully Sea View .

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Even it served buffet style, but the they will count according to what we eat. Perhaps the reason is the signature lamb dish is quickly out of stock and not refillable. Taste wise i can say its average Perhaps due to lack of arabian restaurant...in Kertih area, people have to come here.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

The restaurant provides good food and lodging by the beach. Good atmosphere whether for business or pleasure. During working days which is from Sunday to Thursday in Terengganu, lunch is provided in buffet style. Order by menu is only available late afternoon until night and...throughout non-working days. Menu selection is not that broad but sufficient to satisfy your cravings for middle east food in nearby area. I've been to this restaurant quite a few times. Most of it, service is above average.But frankly to say, service is sometimes quite slow even when there is not much patron in the restaurant.More

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Abit disappointing the food was average. We waited a while for our food to arrive and it was not busy maybe 3 families. When our food arrived we got our rice first and waited another 10 minutes for cold chicken. And then just kept waiting...for the rest of our food. Besides that the view is pretty good :)More

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

The restaurant/resort is all new, on the beach, with a nite playground. We ate at the restaurant upstair, furbished with traditional Arab-like shortlegged tables. The food is really good, not spicy hot at all. We had hummus with goat, lamb rice, chicken kebab, fresh fruits...drinks and milkshakes. Only downside: maincourse was served before appatizers, and the drinks along with appetizers. Non big woop. I did not check the rooms, but the all resort looks great from the outside, with a wonderful brand new poolMore

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Went to alSafina for a dinner this time around since on my first trip to Kijalena we didn't opted to dine here despite it was recommended by Kijalena host Kak Rose. Despite arabic food is something familiar to us since we have it plenty in...KL i.e. al Rawsya, Saba and many more; Al Safina is different. We were surprised on how good their foods are. Their kebab, shawarma and rice are simply delicious! And I must recommend you to try their lamb kebab...seriously. Pricing wise; Excellent!More

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

On the expensive side but what do you expect when meats are involved. Nice atmosphere & setup. Restaurant is near the Penunjok beach

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

Love the lamb haniff...love the succulent lamb juices drab in alum foil...OMG..,the ambience is also great...funny of the location since it is out of nowhere...but i guess once the food is good, you can park anywhere n still ppl be looking for you... am coming...back for this ramadhanMore

Date of visit: May 2016
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  • Value: 4