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Cafe, Barbecue, European, Thai, Malaysian, Bar, Seafood, Asian
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Reviewed 16 July 2022 via mobile

We only ate here due to lack of choice. This restaurant is so bad I don’t even know what to say. You order a soup with shrimp, it comes with chicken. You order a juice with clinger, it comes without ginger. Food taste shockingly bland....It there was normal restaurant on the island they would go out of business within few months. Not even WiFi works in this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 May 2022 via mobile

Review of restaurant only Restaurant is conveniently located between other accommodations. Had dinner one night. We were not blown away by the quality of the food, especially taking into account the prices charged. Service was hit and miss. One waiter was friendly and kind but...a bit older man did not greet you and gave us the feeling he was shouting commands. Top tip - do not go in for the food but for the international branded ice creamsMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 18 September 2020

Tuna Cafe has a varied selection of western and asian food in its menu. The asian food is most certainly better than the western style food. The portion sizes are good and worth the money. Dined here for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For western-style food,...recommend the beef burger but not pasta dishes. I definitely did not fancy the crinkle-cut fries that accompany the sandwiches, burgers, and other western-style dishes. Suggest the restaurant use hand-cut fries or potato wedges instead to elevate the dishes. Their forte would be the asian style food, the yong chow fried rice and their assortment of side dishes paired with white rice are delicious. Their Tiramisu was disappointing. Drinks are excellent with refreshing fruit juices, smoothies, coffee, wine and cocktails. The dining atmosphere is relaxed with attentive waiters and waitresses. Didn't have to wait long to be served food. Great view of the beach and the ocean.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 11 August 2020

I did not stay here when I visit Perhentian Besar, but I came here every night when I was there for the stable wifi. The prices here are comparable to Kuala Lumpur (RM30 for a cocktail, RM15 for a fruit juice), but the service and...taste are exceptional. As busy as the servers are, they are very accommodating to our requests and friendly too! Try the Tropicana and Passionate fruit juices, it's what you need after a long day out in the sun. I do wish they change to metal straws/ bamboo straws too, but it seemed they took care of the trash quite well (I walked around the resort and it seemed they really make the effort to maintain the cleanliness of the place). Guests of the resort are able to fill up their water bottle at a 24 hour water station, reducing the use of plastic bottles! If I were to be back, I'll consider Tuna Bay as my place to stay when I'm here.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 28 February 2020 via mobile

We spend in beautifull Perhentians about 10 days and most of them we ate at Tuna bay, so we taste almost whole menu:) lets say that they serve good quality food for bit higher prices with great servise. For higher costs, I would expect more...innovative cousine with more local approach. But for sure, view at sun set time is just awesome thereMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 9 October 2019

I enjoyed going to eat here, its shoes off at the foot of the stairs wash your feet and walk in. I'm not sure what anyone should expect after that haha. The staff are all fairly relaxed you have time and they dont get in...the way of that, I liked the vibe. If I needed a beer I just got up and went to the bar, all of the food needs were catered for and the meals generally were really good for the money. Particularly enjoyed the morning cooks, they were clearly as tired as I was in the mornings and our mutual foggy eyes and big grins made for a good start to the day as they helped me decide what they should cook in my omelette. Its a casual place be on holiday leave the phone and iPads in the room and embrace the slow speed.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at Tuna Bay Resort. 1 min walk from chalet to beach, clear water for snorkelling with plenty of fishes and even some corals, easy ferry transfer from Besut and back, friendly and helpful staff (special mention to Nurul, Jimmy and...Yin), good food at the restaurant. Once we had very delicious mini apple strudels for breakfast. I've read from some reviews that the food is expensive but it all depends on what you order. Local food are reasonably priced and Tiger beers are Rm 10 each. Generally, food on Perhentian Islands are more expensive than mainland. The rooms are basic but spacious and clean. No kettle or fridge but there is a safe. You get 2 bottles of mineral water everyday which we declined as we simply topped up our water bottles at the refill station in the restaurant. Water pressure in shower is quite low but the water heater comes with a pump which helps. You need to lower the showerhead from its holder to waist level in order for the pump to kick in. Unfortunately the walls of the rooms are very thin and you can hear sounds from next room easily. If you are an early sleeper, you will be disturbed for sure, especially if next door is a family with young noisy children who talk loudly and kept knocking on the room wall late at night! The resort do need more sun loungers and repair the ones that are broken. Also a sign that says only for hotel guests use. I hope the management can look into it. All in all, the resort is well maintained and clean. We had a great time and will be back again for sure!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 26 July 2019 via mobile

We had a good time at tuna bay (7 nights) but thought the price was not worth the quality of the stay. Good: *Great location, beautiful beach with white sand *Food at the restaurant was good (local cuisine at least) *Quiet in the evening Bad:...*Staff at restaurant and bar not friendly at all if not rude. *Room was located near technical facilities, which is not the island view you would expect. Turned out to be smelly and noisy *We stayed 1 night at Abdul’s and our room was surprisingly the same for half the price. We do however recommend diving at universal divers (next to tuna). Very professional and friendly.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 23 July 2019 via mobile

Nice hotel at the beach! The rooms are a bit small and the standard is just ok. But we liked our stay and will recommened this hotel. The snorkeling is awesome! Nice just a couple of meters out from the beach.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 16 July 2019 via mobile

We had dinner at their restaurant ... The food had nothing special but expensive if you compare around. WiFi is slow there.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 25 June 2019

This is a pretty nice place for even a meal or to stay here. The beach is pretty good and clean. the restaurant is a bit expensive though.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 19 June 2019 via mobile

I like this place. OK, it's expensive to eat in the restaurant compared to other places but the food is good, the service fast and the staff are friendly and very helpful. We are staying in one of tbeir beachfront chalets about 50 metres from...the restaurant. It's clean, has AC and is more than adequate. The bill includes buffet breakfast and ALL transport (taxi plus boat ) from/to Kota Bharu airport. Buffet breakfast is all-you-can-eat and includes western and Asian food ... both hot and coldMore

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 14 June 2019

When staying in Perhentian Besar you are slightly limited for food options as mainly the Restaurants / Cafe's are run by the Hotel where you are staying. This is no different with Tuna Bay, however, the benefit is the food is great value, tasty and...with a reasonable amount of variety that while staying on the Island you have different options each day. On an evening there is a daily BBQ offering fresh Seafood, Meats and Poultry. Service is fast and efficient and always with a smile, we will always be back!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 20 May 2019

My husband and I stayed here for three nights in a normal room with garden view.The rooms are clean and have everything you need for a few days (no luxury but fine),the restaurant has a big menu with good prices and the food is tasty....The beach is clean and you can swim and snorkel, as well they are offering a lot of tríps to snorkel. Near the hotel (2min) you have a small shop where you can buy nearly everything you could need on an islands 😅 and as well they have a laundry service there(very good and cheap).All in all a good point to stay when you go to perhentian.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 20 May 2019

The food was very good, the rooms were comfortable. The rooms were not new like a hotel but it is clean and everything functions well. Housekeeping was good too, and I like their process of putting up a sign for when you need a clean....And that's all you need at the island! Because the beach and the sea is what you came for and that part is just glorious. I don't know why, but they do not provide a kettle in the room for hot drinks like all the other resorts. Possibly to make you spend money on pricey drinks they provide. I do wish I could make some tea at night and sit in the comforts of my veranda. Checking in took a long time and we were given little information upon welcome. We were told to sit at the table and wait but wasn't notified of where the reception counter is and that we could actually go to our room already. Other than that, we enjoyed our stay and had a lovely time there.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
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