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Malaysian, Barbecue, Italian, Seafood, European, Thai
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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Reviewed 27 April 2022

My friend and I dined here twice during our recent holiday in Perhentian. I would recommend the grilled rib-eye fillet steak and my friend said that the Nasi Goreng Kampung(Village fried rice) is really good. Be prepared for the slow service, all the restaurants in...the entire island seem to be in a semi-comatose state when it comes to table service. And the prices of the food here is on-par with the prices of the food in the 5-star hotels in Kuala Lumpur.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 15 October 2021

I highly recommend to stay in Bubu Resort or Bubu Villa and take 3D2N package where the meal are inclusive as well as the snorkeling trip. The western dishes are delicious and the juices are superb! You will never regret.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 6 October 2020

Breakfast, lunch, evening cocktail & dinner. 20/09/2020 Watermelon juice ★★★★1/2 20/09/2020 Wild mushroom soup ★★★★1/2 20/09/2020 Bubu nasi goreng ★★★1/2 20/09/2020 Long Island Ice Tea ★★★★★ 20/09/2020 Appetizers for cocktail ★★★★★ 20/09/2020 Orange juice ★★★1/2 20/09/2020 Giant clams ★★★★1/2 20/09/2020 Barbeque squid ★★★★ 20/09/2020 Affogato...★★★★1/2 21/09/2020 Breakfast ★★★1/2 21/09/2020 Pineapple juice ★★★★ 21/09/2020 Bouillabaisse ★★★★★ 21/09/2020 Grilled king prawn ★★★★1/2 21/09/2020 Mai-Tai ★★★★★ 21/09/2020 Appetizers for cocktail ★★★★ 21/09/2020 Leffe Brune ★★★★★ 21/09/2020 Apple juice ★★★ 21/09/2020 Barbeque tiger prawn ★★★★★ 21/09/2020 Baked Potato Skin ★★★★ 21/09/2020 Fresh mango ★★★★More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 27 July 2020

In addition to unreasonable prices, they are giving priority of service to certain race. My wife and I waited for more 45 mins and they kept repeating that they don't serve drink until 7pm, but next table got served nicely and fast. Other than the...difference of race I can't see why they are prioritized.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 26 May 2019 via mobile

As you can imagine on a undeveloped island, there is very limited choices of food establishments, With that being said, Santai charge premium prices for an average meal, which would cost half the price on mainland. plus a hefty service charge. Which you kind of...have to suffer. Not good value for money. I wouldn't recommend, I prefered ewans which was a short walk to coral beach. But ate at Santai before discovering Ewans.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We stay Bubu for our vacation. The food here is surprisingly delicious. We ordered bbq squid, whole fish, big clams, and chicken green curry. Everything is tasty. Price is reasonable.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Expensive restaurant part of BuBu resort but nice place to sit and chill on quieter part of long beach. Nice views and better place to swim without worrying about incoming boats. Staff friendly and very attentive. Recommended for relaxing for a few hours out front...with a beer.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Lovely restaurant with great staff. We returned three nights in a row. Good range of food on the menu to offer both Western and Asian cuisine so my children and husband were all happy!

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

We had Lunch and Dinner. It is nice and friendly staff there. Most like is the phat thai, mushroom soup. We know that their chef is from Thai.Cool ! Dinner have BBQ which serve fresh seafood. Promise will be back next year !

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Attracted by the beautiful terrace on the beach, we stopped here for a quick lunch. The menù offers local food and burgers/sandwiches: we opted for one of these. The costs are high compared to the average of the place, but the dish was hearty and...very tasty, unusual and interesting combinations; it also included fries, salad and sauces. There is also the possibility to order alcoholic beverages, including cocktails and wine, a rarity on the island.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5